They’re timeless, they’re luxurious, and they’re having a moment. Friends, say bonjour to the French cooking range.
Custom-manufactured for hundreds of years by heritage brands (like La Cornue and Lacanche), French ranges are distinguished by their smooth matte finish, jewelry-like heavy hardware, and yes, sob-inducing price tags (to reflect the impeccable craftsmanship). Le sigh.
…But that doesn’t mean we can’t drool over them, now does it? As evidenced by our Pinterest-scouring efforts below, these beauties downright make a kitchen – no matter the style (or decade).
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Hunter green cabinets, hyper-edited shelving, antique runner, and black and brass cooking range? We mean, holy friggin swoon.
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While domino-toned kitchens are trending hard this year, a black range (and quintessential subway tile) will never go out of style.
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The pewter hardware pairs perfectly with that pale blue finish.
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The only thing better than a French stove is a French blue French stove. (Preferably tied in with statement tile.)
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A creamy, matte white range adds a pleasing pop of polish to a raw, textural space.
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The classic look of this electric range anchors the various competing design elements (see: boldly colored cabinets, whimsical wall decor, and loud backsplash).
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Note to self: Glammed-out ranges pair shockingly well with minimalist cabinets and an all-white palette. Haute hygge? Totally.