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20 Stunning Southern Kitchens

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Because this renovated historic kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina, receives harsh direct sunlight all day long, owners Zoe and Brys Stephens opted for a dark, soothing color for the space.—See more of this home.

photo: Brie Williams

Interior Designer Fran Keenan created an entirely open floor plan that includes a banquette for the Thrower family in Birmingham, Alabama.—See more of this home.

photo: GRAHAM YELTON

Interior Designer Barry Darr Dixon clad every surface of this kitchen at Blackberry Farm in salvaged wood. —See more of this home.

photo: Heather Anne Thomas

The dressed-up kitchen in lighting designer Julie Neill’s double shotgun cottage in New Orleans, Louisiana.—See more of this home.

photo: Alison Gootee

The charming cottage kitchen of Urban Electric Company founder Dave Dawson in Cashiers, North Carolina.—See more of this home.

photo: Ali Harper

The late writer and G&G contributing editor Julia Reed did not shy away from bright color in the kitchen of her Delta cottage.—See more of this home.

photo: Paul Costello

The kitchen inside the ranch owned by Yeti founders and brothers Ryan and Roy Seiders is a study in Texas style done right.—See more of this home.

photo: Casey Dunn

Florida designer Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors wanted her family’s kitchen to have a low-key, warm feeling, so she chose green millwork that references the coastal landscape around the house in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.—See more of this home.

photo: Emily Followill

This laid-back kitchen by interior designer Cortney Bishop in Loudoun County, Virginia, is equal parts primitive and modern. “There is something magical about this farm,” says homeowner Beth Russell. “The spirit of the place creates an environment for coming together, and we have felt from the get-go that is not just for us: We want to share it as much as we can.”—See more of this home.

Patricia Lyons

Interior designer Carolyn Malone’s cabin kitchen in rural Georgia is so close to nature even climbing fig vines are part of the décor. “I want things to look like they’ve been here forever,” she says.—See more of this home.

Emily Followill

This Creole cottage kitchen on Bayou Carron in Louisiana is rife with concessions to the past, including a soapstone farmhouse sink. “I don’t really know how to live in a new house,” says owner and antiques dealer Patrick Dunne. “I just don’t have those skills.”—See more of this home.

Brie Williams

Honed slate counters add a raw, organic note to the midcentury-inspired Nashville kitchen of Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill and his family by interior designer Benjamin Vandiver.—See more of this home.

Caroline Allison

Industrial cabinetry and an over-scale farm table combine to dramatic effect in the carriage house kitchen of D.C. shopowners Anna and Dan Kahoe. “We knew we could make it better without taking away its intrinsic charm,” says Anna.—See more of this home.

Patricia Lyons

Chef Anne Quatrano tested every recipe for her cookbook in the kitchen of Summerland, her home on the outskirts of Atlanta. “My kitchen is a quintessential gathering place,” she says, “and to me, that’s the South.”—See more of this home.

Dana Gallagher

The Knaggs family fly-fishing compound includes a sleek kitchen with glass doors that open onto a panoramic view of the Texas Hill Country.—See more of this home.

photo: Wynn Myers

Playful collections of food-centric vintage art, colorful bowls, and a vintage sink are practical and pretty in the North Carolina kitchen of clothing designer Kenny Thomas of Grayers. “We’ve tried to keep it honest,” says the former Ralph Lauren alum.—See more of this home.

Patricia Lyons

Georgia interior designer Barbara Westbrook’s cottage kitchen is a study in masculine and feminine contrasts. “I tend to collect things and bring them in when I’m ready to build a room around them,” says Westbrook of her marble-topped butcher table on a scrolled wrought-iron base.—See more of this home.

Emily Followill

This kitchen, on a sprawling property adjacent to the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, celebrates the land and sporting culture around it, thanks to custom salvaged-wood cabinets and a wood-burning fish grill. “This was not a place for color or trend,” says the interior designer Melissa Rufty. “It called for a ‘less is more’ approach.”—See more of this home.

Alison Gootee

Colorful tile matches the personality of chef Vivian Howard at her home in Deep Run, North Carolina. “We wanted a happy place that melded the architecture of Eastern North Carolina and our own aesthetic,” Howard says.—See more of this home.

Stacey Van Berkel

This mountaintop kitchen in Cashiers, North Carolina, by interior designer Kathleen Rivers is a blend of subtle color and rustic and refined textures: ceramics, marble, stainless steel, log timbers. “Nature rules up here,” Rivers says. “If you try to combat that with bold colors, you lose.”—See more of this home.

Brie Williams