When I first began designing our farmhouse dining room, I was feeling a bit hamstringed when choosing a rug. There are tons of beautiful neutral farmhouse rugs, and I love the look of jute and sisal rugs that perfectly embody farmhouse style. BUT I have cats and I’m sure they’d be thrilled if I brought home what they assumed was a floor-sized scratch pad…
I explored some other options and fell in love with the antique look of Turkish rugs. Of course, actual antique rugs are even more stunning, but I wasn’t willing to risk ruining an antique with spilled food. The reproductions are beautiful and fit in well with a traditional or modern farmhouse look. I picked so many favorites that I thought I’d share them with you all!Continue Reading »
Sometimes (or most of the time), renovations don’t go as planned and life can get in the way for a while. After a bit of a break, everything’s starting to come together in our vintage farmhouse dining room. Floors are finished, the library wall is being built, and the paint colors are chosen. The main thing we still need to decide is which of these farmhouse chandeliers to hang over the table.
I’ve rounded up my favorite farmhouse chandeliers in case anyone else is on the hunt for one. Which one is your favorite?
We spent the weekend finishing up the polish on our newly refinished 120-year-old floors in the dining room. They’ve been under carpet and linoleum for at least 30 or 40 years, so I’m excited to see them shine through again!
The dining room has been the most difficult for me to visualize, but our ideas are finally coming together. I’m hoping to create a room that’s more timeless than trendy but still has some color and whimsy. Here’s our wishlist for this room: