For these homeowners, they do what they love and love what they do. They work hard right outside their front door farming their own land. In many ways it’s hard to know where the work stops, and life begins. As a designer, I can relate to that. In this field, I often lose track of what is work and what is play.
We were given the task of providing this family with a space that felt warm and inviting at the end of a long day. We wanted to create a refuge for them to relax in. We wanted them to have a comfortable place to come together. This family needed a living space where they could escape, while still enjoying the nature that is right outside their walls. They wanted the space to reflect their passions and life style, and be an inviting space to invite friends and family over to enjoy with them.
When first meeting with the homeowner, we learned that she loves blues and reds. We used those colors as a jumping off point for the room. The rug, artwork above the mantel and the curtain panels really set the color scheme into motion and add interest and warmth to the space.
We layered in more color, pattern and texture with pillows and throws. To give the design that farmhouse flare, we added in the perfect accessories and a custom rustic sign to remind us all that “life is better on the farm.”
I found a vintage looking scale that doubles as a clock, and paired it with the homeowner’s antique ball jars filled with red striped paper straws. I always strive to combine function and beauty wherever I can for everyday living.
We opted for a vintage inspired wall tile painted to match our color pallet rather than standard art to add to the overall farmhouse vibe. The little chicken just seemed like he’d be right at home here on the farm!