Then there are more subtle relics of rural living, like the bow-tied seat cushions and the midcentury pastels that recall an era when the bustling suburbs were but a twinkle in America's eye.
Equipped with all stainless steel appliances, the kitchen ensures that food prep is up to modern standards and not left behind in the backwoods.
Wood cabinets with a handcrafted, antiqued finish are "country" in the truest sense of the word and give the appearance of age without sacrificing function.
All of the copper - the faucet, drawer pulls and pots - were no doubt a staple in the country-style kitchens of yesteryear. Though the backsplash is ceramic, its stone glaze adds to the kitchen's aged exterior. And the final touch is open air shelves for dishware storage in lieu of wall cabinets.
The island combines bead board and decorative legs and tops them off with a butcher block countertop. The island is both functional and fashionable, as there's plenty of space for storage and decorating.
There's also a hint of the French countryside in this kitchen's expansive range area, housed in red brick. Together with the bead board, it's a country kitchen at heart.
There's a lot going on, but it works. Perhaps what ties the look together is the character maple cabinets, full of knots and birthmarks.
The hanging pots and pans keep the space open and inviting, as any true country kitchen should be.
The country touch continues with its Rainforest marble countertops, which provide a taste of country landscapes. The design also uses a stripped-down backsplash made out of bead board instead of safer choices like glass or ceramic.
The most striking features of the design are the massive stone range hood - a fine designer touch - and the furniture-style island, with chunky decorative legs and shelf space.
You can't go wrong with multi-colored cabinets, either. They're like layers of rust.
With pendant lighting and sleek quartz countertops, there are glints of modernity, too, but not enough to overshadow the kitchen's distinctly nostalgic style.