New Vermont Farmhouse on Old Foundation

A new Vermont farmhouse is built on an old foundation to create a truly unique home. Salvaged pieces from the old home are incorporated into the new one throughout. Photo by Silver Maple Construction LLC   Metal roofs are a classic element of an older farmhouse. My own house has a partial metal roof that I love. Photo by Silver Maple Construction LLC   Inside, you'll find plenty of Vermont farmhouse elements like chair peg rails … [Read more...]

Decorating with Farm Animals

It's no secret I love farm animals. I love animals of any kind - even snakes. I also enjoy decorating with farm animals throughout my home. No, not the real type of animals, regardless of how cute they are.   I'm talking about decorating with these types of farm animals - the statuary kind like those on my buffet. More importantly, the kind that don't make a mess in the house.   Cows The first large cow print I remember … [Read more...]

New England Farmhouse with Cozy Goodness

A charming New England farmhouse is filled with color and loads of cozy appeal. The home is owned by a potter who's artistry is evident throughout her pretty home. Photo by Rikki Snyder   Step through a beautifully carved wooden door into an inviting entryway with simple peg hooks for unloading coats and hats. A simple country style light fixture gives a nod to the home's casual appeal. Photo by Rikki Snyder   Who can resist this … [Read more...]

Update a Room with New Artwork

An easy and fun way to update a room is with new artwork. Prints and canvas art can be inexpensive and immediately gives your home a new look.   Since adding board and batten to our dining room, I've been searching for new artwork for the south wall. I found an Antique sign for the north wall that worked out well.   You might remember the my cream-colored buffet was on the north wall with painted shutters and a wreath above … [Read more...]

How to Artfully Display Pottery

Most of us have a treasured collection at some point in our lives. Maybe you collected marbles or pretty stones as a kid. And now, you might have a collection of beautiful shoes or pillows for every season. I've always been a fan of dishes and pottery and appreciate all the beautiful ways to display pottery. Given ample space in a vintage cupboard, a humble pottery collection takes the form of a still life painting. The spacing of the pieces … [Read more...]

The Antiques Sign That Changed My Dining Room

An innocent trip to HomeGoods changed the look of my dining room. I was shopping for a housewarming gift for my daughter, and walked away with an Antiques sign that ended up changing my dining room. A large wooden Antiques sign jumped out at me from the clearance aisle at HomeGoods. I realized the size was perfect to replace the mirror I had just hung on the wall. It walked out of the store with me.   After hanging it above the board … [Read more...]

Tour a Colorful Bespoke Kitchen

Some people struggle with the amount of color to add to a room. How much is too much?  And how much is enough to keep a room from looking sterile or boring? Today I've found a colorful bespoke kitchen that enjoys a pleasing balance of various hues. Wood floors, white walls, and light gray kitchen cabinets provide a solid foundation for adding color. Photo by deVOL Kitchens   Your eye is immediately drawn to the stove area. Shelves are … [Read more...]

8 Ideas for Sliding Barn Doors

Are you a fan of barn doors used inside the home? There's been a huge upsurge in farmhouse style decorating ever since Fixer Upper became such a popular TV show. In honor of the show ending its series, I'm featuring a collection of barn doors made popular by Joanna Gaines' popular decorating style. Photo by Lauren Leonard Interiors   Add a barn door to a mud room and when the room gets messy, simply slide the door shut to hide the boots … [Read more...]

11 Cozy Breakfast Nooks to Start Your Day!

I think we've all heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." I know I heard it in grade school or whenever starting a diet. Although I'm not a big breakfast eater,  I do love the thought of cozy breakfast nooks to start the day. It should be a cheery place to lift your spirits and help motivate you to tackle the day. Here's a few inspirational ideas to help you freshen up or create your own cozy dining nook. Reclaimed wood … [Read more...]

Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen in Gray and White

Lately I've been a bit obsessed with kitchens and I don't really know why. Maybe it's just the combination of the functionality and aesthetics of a kitchen that draws me in. Or maybe it's simply because the kitchen is the heart of the home. Today's farmhouse kitchen is beautifully decorated in gray and white. The kitchen island bar stools remind me of those seen at old-fashioned ice cream parlors. Photo by Advance Design Studio, Ltd. A … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen in the U.K.

Today we're touring one of my favorite kitchens on Houzz. It has country charm and practicality throughout. This truly appealing farmhouse kitchen is located in the U.K. (as are most of my fave kitchens). Crafted by Hill Farm Furniture, Ltd., every nook and cranny of the bespoke kitchen tugs at my heart strings. I would love to take this kitchen and plop it into my own home. Photo by Hill Farm Furniture Ltd   The pendant lights are … [Read more...]

Pink Faux Flowers for My Farmhouse Dining Room

Do you ever just do anything on a whim? Sometimes you regret it, and sometimes you don't. The other day I stopped in at Michael's and the spring flowers really impressed me. They were so realistic looking - more so than ever before. I bought far more than I should (hey, at least they were on sale). On the way home I experienced buyer's remorse because I really didn't need so many flowers. But I had a moment of inspiration when I got home and … [Read more...]

Beautiful Blue and White Kitchen

One of the reasons that I'm a huge fan of older homes is because they generally tend to have more architectural details than their newer counterparts. When planning a new-home build, it can get costly quite quickly when adding some of these architectural upgrades. But boy, they sure are pretty - like this beautiful blue and white kitchen by Crown Point Cabinetry! Photo by Crown Point Cabinetry   The coffered ceiling is stunning and really … [Read more...]

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