Softening the Farmhouse

You know how little girls like to play dress up with their dolls? Or how mothers with daughters get to buy cute, ruffly dresses and bows for them to wear? Well, I’m a mom of boys, and the definition of playing dress up around here involves super hero costumes with masks and a weapon. Still cute, but not quite the same. 🙂

That’s part of the reason I think I love interior design and decorating my farmhouse so much. It allows me to be creative and try different things, and I’ve noticed that my style lately has leaned more towards a much more feminine, softer vintage farmhouse feel. I adore the industrial look of hard metal and dark rustic wood, but at this stage of my life (newly single) my heart is drawn more to soft lace and ruffles and faded wood tones and light, bright white spaces. I’ve noticed that my design choices have been slowly softening our home, and I love the blend of feminine romance and vintage farmhouse that is happening.

I think it all started when I designed my master bedroom…

A clean and cozy farmhouse master bedroom with tons of vintage charm

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Hutch in the Living Room

Hi, sweet friends. Normally when I think of summer, I think of life at a much slower pace. Lazy summer days filled with sunshine and sweet tea and lightning bugs and bonfires. But this summer so far has been pretty hectic with a wisdom tooth removal surgery, baseball tournament after baseball tournament for the boys, embarking on a new adventure to open a small shop at a local antique store, and having to say goodbye to our 12 year old cocker spaniel pup. It hasn’t exactly been the laid-back summer I imagined we would have, but we’ve been enjoying each and every day to the fullest, as crazy as it has been.

I think our little farmhouse has reflected this season of busyness, and I’ve worked on simplifying our decor to feel cozy, calm, and low maintenance. Only using pieces that I truly love and that can be staples in our home year round, regardless of the season. Today I’m joining an amazing group of bloggers for a Simply Summer Home Tour, as you may remember I did last year. While much hasn’t changed in the farmhouse lately, I do have one space to show you that I’ve been working on this summer, and I love how our living room looks now after moving this antique hutch from the entryway into our living room.

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Winter Living Room Refresh

A beautiful farmhouse living room that feels cozy, bright, and totally charming!

Hi, sweet friends! I’ll admit it was a little depressing at first when all the Christmas decor came down and was packed away for the year. Part of me loves the clean, uncluttered blank slate, and the other part of me misses the coziness and light and warmth. The lights on the tree and wreaths in all the windows and presents waiting to be opened and cookies baking in the oven… it’s pretty hard to top that feeling, especially once the dreary, cold winter weather sets in.

So I decided to update the living room a little bit to help ease the transition with some new pieces from Birch Lane, and I’m really excited to show you the changes. It looks so much brighter in here to me now, and I finally feel like I’ve nailed the look I’ve always wanted in our living room. What a difference swapping out just a few little items can make!

A beautiful farmhouse living room that feels cozy, bright, and totally charming! [Read more…]


Farmhouse Christmas Living Room

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the farmhouse. Won’t you join me on a tour of our living room?

A beautiful farmhouse living room decorated for the holidays!
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Simple Farmhouse Fall Living Room

Hi, sweet friends! I hope your week is off to a beautiful start! Last week I shared a few ideas for easy fall decorating in our kitchen, and this week I’m continuing on with the Farmhouse Holiday Series in our living room! This series is all about simplifying the hustle and bustle of the holidays and creating a cozy, inviting home that is the perfect backdrop to create beautiful holiday memories with your loved ones. I truly hope that you will enjoy this decorating series as much as I do and get some great ideas for your home!

A beautiful farmhouse living room decorated with simple touches of fall!
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New Living/Dining Room

Do you have a room in your house that you feel like is never completely finished? Never quite the way you want it to look? Well, I certainly do, and that room is most definitely our living room! Our living room has come a long way in the four years we’ve lived here, and today I am so excited to share with you the latest update to this space. We’ve switched around furniture, decor, lighting and even changed the layout of our living and dining rooms! Go grab a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice), and I’ll dive into the MANY changes we’ve made in here!

Welcome to our new and improved living room…

Check out this beautifully decorated farmhouse-style living and dining room!
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Celebrate Summer Home Tour

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and it’s starting to look a lot like summer at our little farmhouse! Today I’m going to give you a look at our (early) summer decor and share some of the rooms we’ve been working on lately. Welcome to the Celebrate Summer Home Tour! Come on inside!


Master Bedroom

This beautiful, old farmhouse is ready for summer with fresh flowers, relaxed decor, and plenty of sunshine. Come take a tour!

Here’s my motto for summer decorating: relaxed, casual, cozy, fresh. [Read more…]