Saturday, March 26, 2011

Farmhouse flair ...

This week my design eye is focused on the rustic simplicity of fresh and airy farmhouse decor as the Earth Mother in me awakens to the joys of spring.

The milkstool table and rustic sofa table set a relaxed tone in this photo from Elle Decor.

I think the appeal of farmhouse style is the fact that these rooms can be achieved with ease. No-fuss, farmhouse decorating can incorporate hand-me-downs, vintage finds, humble fabrics and utilitarian pieces with casual, barefoot relaxation in mind.


Photos above from Country Living present more refined interiors, but still maintain the warm personality associated with rural farmhouses.

Warm woods, brick floors and industrial chairs contribute to the character of this farmhouse kitchen from House Beautiful (above). The use of copper cookware and galvanized light fixtures beautifully reinforce the design style.

So much of the farmhouse charm comes from the smallest details ... an old trunk, a vintage harvest table, upcycled wooden tools and farm implements ... creating the rural feel layer upon layer. Images above via Manolo Home (left) and The Lettered Cottage (right).

All of the farmhouse elements come together when rustic materials meet sweet, simple linens in the bedroom. Photo above via The Lennoxx.

Do you think 'Old MacDonald' ever had it this good?