Lately I have been inspired by a few articles in magazines stating how to achieve "The Country Style" or "Farmhouse Look." So I thought I would make my own list.
Now I believe that it doesn't matter if you are in the middle of a high rise in a prominant city or a lone house in the middle of a cornfield, you can achieve the look you want regardless of geography. You just need to have a check list, some inspiration and creativity.
I must credit two of my dearest friends for their inspirations along the years. KC and Catherine. They have helped me to discover what my style preference is. I can finally say that with their help I have found it. (Below are some collages with a few mixed photos. I included some of KC's and Catherine's homes to show how I was inspired by them.)
I think that it is finally the style that identifies me. Use it, tweak it , add on to it and make it your own.
1. Color: I chose white. (I also chose white for some walls as well. Benjamin Moore is my paint brand of choice. I think white accents whether it's on the walls or in pieces of furniture is a great touch to creating a farmhouse look.)
Other touches that help create the feeling of a farmhouse are : Wood flooring, exposed wooden beams, primitive cupboards, inherited one of a kind favorite things like a chair or a bench a quilt or an old pitcher. It's all about cherishing the past while marrying it to the present. There really aren't any rules, it's about creating a feel of a time when things were easier and life felt calmer. I love this style and I finally feel like I found my decorating style. What's yours?
Feel free to comment and add on any other tips you think add to making any home into a country style farmhouse.