Obviously there are all kinds of “farmhouse” decorating styles. Today we’ll look at a French farmhouse-style cottage.
This is your typical little cottage bungalow. A white house with a nice front porch surrounded by trees.
It doesn’t get much more inviting than this. There’s a beautiful seating area with curtains giving it a cozy feminine touch. Lots of texture here as eye candy.
Upon entering the house there is a vintage dresser in the entryway. It is layered and styled very nicely.
Shades Of Neutral:
A white couch in the living room is surrounded by varying shades of neutral. The overall feeling in this room is one of relaxation and serenity.
In the corner is a weathered vintage box stuffed with pillows. And behind that is an old ladder to layer throws and blankets on.
An antique table houses the liquor and ice bucket with pretty spring branches brought in from outdoors.
A glimpse into the dining room shows more neutral furnishings. French country chairs surround a farmhouse-style table with rustic legs.
Touch Of Whimsy:
On one side of the rustic table is a settee to offset the sameness of the chairs across from it. This gives a bit of whimsy to the room.
The mostly white kitchen has modern appliances and a herringbone tiled floor. Wood shelves and a knife block are a great contrast to the whiteness of the room.
A rustic island sits ready for chopping vegetables or fruit when preparing a meal. The shelf at the bottom adds extra storage space.
There is lots of vintage kitchen decor. Books and such are corralled in an old wood box. The natural style of the shelves lends a simple yet rustic farmhouse look.
Worn copper pots and vintage cutting boards enhance the color of the barn wood shelves.
Simple White Bedding:
The bedroom too is layered in various shades of white and beige. The bed has the slightly rumpled look that is popular.
There is a modern white bathroom with a tub that I could surely sink into at the end of a long day of gardening!
Stylish Outdoor Living:
The back outdoor area is a delight with two levels of cozy seating to accommodate friends and family.
And what’s a modern farmhouse without an area for the chickens? A chicken coop houses the chickens and is surrounded by gravel to discourage weeds.
Do you like this style of cottage? Which elements of this home are your favorites?