Hey guys! I’m so excited to share with you today’s post because it involved sweet clients and all things farmhouse! I recently worked with a client who was moving into a new construction home but wanted that simple, cozy, farmhouse look. Let me just say, it’s a dream to work with clients who have the same vision as you do for a space. I knew I was going to have fun with this project!! I was able to see this home take shape from the studs, and I absolutely adore how it turned out!!
Let me just begin by saying I am no expert at decorating. I try to learn something new everyday. I push myself to think outside of the box. I try new ideas even if they don’t turn out the way I had planned. One thing that I AM absolutely sure of is that I LOVE to decorate and I love it even more when I can add farmhouse touches to a space. So before we get started, let me share with you a few before pictures.
Kitchen Eating Area
Sitting Area in kitchen
I love before pictures because it allows you to see that anything is possible with a little vision.
How We Got The Farmhouse Look
1. Paint Color
I actually can’t take credit for the paint color. I love the color that my clients chose, and it just so happens to be a beautiful gray color which I love. It’s called Agreeable Gray by SW, and I would recommend this color to anyone. It’s soft and beautiful and was our first step to getting the farmhouse look. Getting a soft neutral color pallet on the walls and windows allows you to add texture and pops of color in other areas.
2. Magnolia Made Furniture
Well, duh! Anything Chip and Joanna make has farmhouse written all over it. If you have ever seen their furniture line, then you will naturally want everything. It’s amazing, but it can be a little pricey if you are on a tight budget. Luckily, my client needed a kitchen table and chairs so the Magnolia line is what we decided on. It gave her kitchen breakfast nook the most beautiful and simple look which was exactly what we were going for. I must say, I am so jealous of this space.
See!!! Isn’t it amazing?!?
3. Tobacco Basket Decor
Confession. I am addicted to tobacco baskets. I use them in my own home, I sell them in my booths, and I use them in my client’s homes. They might just be my favorite piece of decor in my home. I love that you can change out wreaths for different holidays and seasons. They are large so they make a huge statement for above a mantel or couch. They usually have a little wear and tear to them which adds so much character to your space. Oh, and they were actually used on farms so that naturally gives them the farmhouse look.
4. Mixing Wood Tones New and Old
I love this next space because it is filled with wood tones and items that gave this space the farmhouse look that we were going for. Distressed wood, barn wood, and natural wood…basically I love decorating with wood.
5. Touches of Green
I’m not sure you can get a proper farmhouse look without a little greenery. I believe greenery adds so much coziness to a space. It’s simple and it’s the perfect finishing touch. I add my touch of greenery with wreaths, stems in a bottle, topiaries, and fig trees.
I could go on and on with my simple tips to getting the farmhouse look, but starting with these 5 will be a great way to get you started. I’ll leave you with a few more before and after pictures to show you how far we came.
Thanks so much for allowing me to show you my tips and tricks to getting the farmhouse look. As always, I would love to chat with you so please feel free to leave a comment or let me know if you have a question or two. Have a great day my sweet friends!!