Entries in farmhouse (2)


beautiful in bridgehampton

I'm a little behind in making my way through the last few month's worth of design magazines (my stack is now twice as high as the basket they sit in!) so, last night I popped open a bottle of wine and started flipping through a couple and right away this renovated 19th century farmhouse in Bridgehampton, New York, stopped me dead in my tracks!  I am completely smitten with every single detail - I love how they preserved the bones of the home but added a little flair with modern furnishings, lots of texture and a healthy dose of striped rugs!  The tone-on-tone background looks like one of my all-time favorite neutral paint colors, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, and it's the perfect backdrop for pops of saturated color, sumptuous pattern (love the ikat pillows!), art and antiques:

Crisp white for the exterior:

Walls and trim painted the same greige are a gorgeous backdrop for linen slipcovered sofas, a weathered oak mantel and a gorgeous 18th century chair covered in purple velvet are so cozy and elegant:

This is my favorite room in the house.  I love the layout, the French doors leading straight to the backyard, the ample seating, that shag rug - an eclectic mix that works so well in creating such an inviting space:

Love the lines of the four poster bed in the master mixed with the Gustavian desk and layered rugs in the master.  Such a great example of how antique pieces can compliment an otherwise modern space:

A lovely view and balcony off the master.  Lazy Sunday mornings in bed must be one of these homeowner's favorite pasttimes because it surely would be mine!

All the natural light in the bedrooms is just gorgeous, isn't it? 

The screened-in porch would definitely be used year-round down here in NC; the slate floor, beadboard ceiling, hanging lantern and fireplace are such a beautiful extension of the indoors:

I know we're well beyond swimming weather, but I can't resist a beautiful pool shot and this one is just perfect:

Read more about the renovation of this beauty here.


ashley putman's cozy country farmhouse 

One of my all-time favorite house tours EVER was of graphic designer Ashley Putman's Houston home in Lonny a few years ago - remember that gorgeous cobalt blue dining room?  The girl can accessorize a room like no one's business!  Lauren of Semi-Designed Life gave us another intimate peek (and a ton of amazing photos) when she blogged about a trip she took through Putman's house on a Christmas home tour.  It seems as though the ever-stylish Putman has done it again, revamping an early 1900's farmhouse in Round Top, Texas, into a cozy, country getaway for her family. Just like her Houston home, this country escape is the perfect mix of modern and traditional, with fabulously styled vignettes, gray-painted trim, white planked walls (the perfect backdrop to Putman's collection of funky art) and a gorgeous farmhouse kitchen.  The result is warm and welcoming - the perfect way to spend your weekends away from the city, don't you think?

Images 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 - Paper City

Images 2, 5, 7, 9, 10 - Hey Billie