We recently got a few of our collaborators together to chat about farmhouse style. It started with our own struggle of pinning down how to define our own farmhouse decor. Are we shabby chic farmhouse? Modern or vintage farmhouse? Farmhouse revival? Cottage style?
We decided we needed to bring in some of our favorite ladies to help us breakdown the timeless trend. What we discovered is that everyone's farmhouse is unique, but the style does maintain a few rules - neutral base, soft textiles & plenty of love.
Here's what our gals had to say...
My favorite way to express a cottage farmhouse vibe is with antique furniture pieces, collected vintage items, and tons of soft fabrics. Linen and florals are my go-to staples balanced with some classic denim and burlap.
I was raised on the southern way of living, thanks to my mom. Farmhouse style is not only a style but a feeling of warmth in the home. Ruffled curtains, pillows and throws and piles of cookbooks are some of the things that I love to decorate with. My personal style is more on the French country side, which is how I found O&F!
Nothing evokes Farmhouse style more than well loved furniture and relaxed seating - loosely covered sofas or tufted backs that hint at a French Vintage or antique style. Or a farmhouse table and shapely bistro chair - all dressed with shabby linens, grainsack and soft neutral fabrics. Accented by a plain and elegant boxwood wreath throughout the seasons.
To create a cottage style room, I love to combine warm textures, delicate fabrics and beautiful antiques. I try to find the perfect balance of cozy and clutter free. Keeping the backdrop white, allows the stars of the room to show off. Using this beautiful Oscar & French table runner (pic below) helped me soften the lines of this long table and creates such an inviting warmth to the room
Farmhouse decor comes in so many different styles, and can be created in a variety of ways. In my home, I love the coziness of farmhouse, but I always need a touch of glam in my life. Perhaps that creates more of a glam farmhouse style? I like to start off with a neutral base and add layers. Flowers, ruffled blankets, throw pillows, a scented candle and last but not least, a little bit of sparkle!
We've decided, for us, it depends on the day, the season or our mood. We often decorate with more vintage, shabby chic, cottage decor, but we often pull from modern american farmhouse as well.
When it comes down to it (and what we think is so much fun about the trend) - there's no right or wrong way to create farmhouse style decor. From romantic and glam, to vintage and country cottage, there's room for all of us at the (always versatile) farmhouse table! xx