British Farmhouse Contemporary

Product designer Paul Priestman's 17th-century farmhouse is located off the grid on a 200-acre plot in Northumberland, in north-eastern England. In his elemental kitchen, he modernized agrarian design tropes with a streamlined palette and shiny surfaces.
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The Look

A reclaimed-wood refectory table serves as the centerpiece in this black- and white-accented kitchen.

British stone sink
Stone Sink

In a kitchen with a freestanding stove and butcher block, an oversized antique stone sink on pillars fits right in.

AGA 24" Cast-Iron Duel Fuel Range
AGA 24" Cast-Iron Duel Fuel Range

The cast-iron AGA is the quintessential British range. Some models have separate ovens for roasting, baking, and slow-cooking, but all versions have boiling and simmering hot plates. The continuously burning, heat-retaining stove also keeps a room very cozy. AGA 24″ Cast-Iron Duel Fuel Range, from $5,700 at AJ Madison

BelTile Metro Beveled Edge Subway Tiles
BelTile Metro Beveled Edge Subway Tiles

Glossy black subway tiles with beveled edges are a welcome decorative break from white painted walls. They are easily wiped clean—a practical attribute that makes them a good surface behind a sink or stove. BelTile Metro Beveled Edge Subway Tiles (3″ x 6″), $6.95/sq. ft. at BelTile

Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Table
Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

Try pairing a long, reclaimed-wood refectory table with a bench on one side and chairs on the other. Look for vintage versions or buy this Emmerson reclaimed wood table. Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Dining Table, $900–$1,300 at West Elm

Caravaggio P3 Pendant
Caravaggio P3 Pendant

A row of simple oversized white pendant shades provides dramatic lighting at a refectory table. Caravaggio P3 Pendant only in high-gloss, $895 at Danish Design Store

Staub cast iron cocotte dutch oven
Staub Cast-Iron Round Cocotte

An extra heavy lid on this cast iron cocotte ensures no heat or moisture escapes from your dish. Staub is a classic for a reason. Staub Cast-Iron Round Cocotte, from $260 at Williams-Sonoma

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