Rustic Outdoor Kitchen With European Appeal
It is a rare occasion to see Old World-inspired decor in midst of America. Julie and Ben Pruet inspired by their trips to Europe have decorated their property in rustic style with a heavy hint of European appeal. Most amazing in their property is the outdoor area with incredible rustic outdoor kitchen and garden terrace.
Incredible Outdoor Kitchen In Tuscan Style
Amazing Outdoor Kitchen
Various European trips, particularly their long stay in Italy and England have inspired the Pruet couple to make their home entirely in vintage European style. The garden is incredible with its English charm, but the outdoor kitchen that is adjacent to the house is even more charming, and is quite clearly in Tuscany-inspired style. Particularly the kitchen was rather special to this couple:
The kitchen was my retirement gift to Ben, a space where he could enjoy grilling, and I could share in the experience with him. We love being outdoors on the beautiful days here in Arkansas, and wanted to bring a little of our indoors outside.
The outdoor kitchen flows from the indoor to the outdoor area, with repetitive terracotta tiles and earthly colors. The effect of blending into the interior and exterior was achieved with help of designer Kim Brockinton and decorative painter Andrew Bruckman. All of the details of the outdoor kitchen, such as the Western cedar construction materials, Spanish cedar cabinets and island, bronze metal vent hood, copper light fixtures, textured and colored walls, along with aged shutters and arched doors – infuse the incredible Old World look. As mentioned by Julie Pruet:
Even though this kitchen was basically for my husband’s use, I wanted it to be a space that would be visually pleasing for us and for entertaining as well. Being an engineer by background, it is all about the functionality for Ben, but for me it was much more than stainless steel appliances and a prep area for cooking.
The furnishings of the kitchen are rather functional. The couple enjoys spending their time outdoors, and most of the windows in their house have a view of the beautiful garden. As Ben Pruet enjoys cooking, the outdoor kitchen has both charcoal and gas grills for various meals. There is also a gas double burner for sauces and sautéing, an ice caddy for cold drinks, and an under-counter refrigerator. Isn’t it amazing how the Pruet couple reconstructed the original charm of Tuscany?