I know what I don't want. I don't fake new-spun "old style". I don't want gleaming white wood. I don't want a crowded wall of closed-up cupboards. And I don't want perfect, factory-fabricated, chemical-laden cabinetry.
After some time cruising the webwaves for authentic rustico inspiration, I found a few photos that sort of fit in with my visions.
This one I love - all old-time charm (but no oven, which I need). I would be so happy if I could find a stone sink like that one, though.
This one is fancier, in a manner of speaking, but I like the brick cabinet base and wood doors, which may be more practical than the curtains shown in the two previous photos. Alas, no wood beams or ceiling brick in our casa. There used to be, but the previous owner ripped them out!