French Provincial Kitchen Design Tips

France is the home of creators. It’s also the home to Provincial Kitchen Designs that are renowned worldwide for their warmth and timeless appeal. With Abey Australia’s Provincial and Chambord Collections, as well as some helpful design tips, let us take you through how you can create such a design in your space.


A Provincial Kitchen would not be complete without a Fireclay Kitchen Sink as its statement piece. Abey is the proud distributor of the Chambord Sink Brand here in Australia. Chambord is a Kitchen Sink Manufacturer rich in French heritage. Since 1896 it has been designing beautifully crafted French Provincial Fireclay Kitchen Sinks from its factory in Europe using the same techniques and precision etched into its history.

Within Abey’s Chambord Kitchen Sink Collection, we have the option of a double bowl or single bowl sink in a variety of sizes. Each of our Chambord sinks also has a bowl depth of over 200mm which allows for large pots and pans to be cleaned with ease.  Our Collections include Clotaire, HENRI, LEGRANDE, LOUIS and PHILIPPE. Due to their weight, it is best to mount these sinks onto an apron style cabinet that allows for plenty of support underneath. 

Why Fireclay? Fireclay sinks are easy to clean. They are insensitive to temperature and effortlessly hygienic. Fireclay is beautiful to touch and, if treated correctly, will last the test of time.

Kitchen Tapware

Finding the perfect Provincial Kitchen tap to go with your Fireclay sink is a breeze with our Abey Armando Vicario Provincial Collection. For over 40 years, Armando Vicario has been producing purely Italian Made Kitchen Mixers from their factory in Northern Italy. Exported to the world, Armando Vicario is renowned for their focus on quality and timelessness. 

Their Provincial Kitchen Mixers have intricate etched detailing making them a crafted design piece full of old-world charm. Each of the products in the collection is also available in three finishes – Chrome, Bronze and Brushed Nickel. The Collection includes those with pull-outs or standard spouts.


Choosing a soft colour palette cabinet in colours such as white, soft grey, off-white and creams adds to the Provincial Kitchen design look. A shaker cabinet design with brass or black provincial handles is also a popular choice. For those with a large kitchen blueprint, a large freestanding island will add further character. A splash of colour such as dark grey, sage green and dark blue to the freestanding island will make it a focal point in your kitchen design.

Benchtops & Splashbacks

There are a variety of benchtops and splashback options that will add to the Provincial Kitchen look. We recommend durable stone or timber benches. It is important to do your homework to ensure you understand the maintenance requirements of each though. The finish of the stone is important here also. We recommend using a white stone countertop with or without grains of grey through the stone.

Finding a Splashback in a hand made tile or manufactured from stone will add texture to your kitchen. The French Provincial style calls for a pattern on the tile or in the way it is laid.


There are a multitude of styling options to complete your Provincial Kitchen design. A statement light fitting, such as a chandelier, will add a sense of grandeur and luxury to the space. Team it with well placed recessed lighting to highlight your kitchen.

Using natural fabrics and timbers to style will enhance the look. For instance, look for weathered timber chairs and tables to furnish your space. Using natural textured fabrics to curtains or blinds will add warmth to the room.

Provincial inspired bread and fruit baskets and old-fashioned styled appliances such as ovens and fridges will also fit will complete this design style. 

Above all if you are needing assistance with your Provincial Kitchen a quality kitchen manufacturer will be your first call. With design professionals on hand, they can create your look within your budget and timeframe.

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