Rustic Meets Refined: 15 Ways to Add Farmhouse Style
It's easy to give any house a dose of down-home by adding simple modern-rustic elements. Here’s how.
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Interior Designer Heide Hendricks' color sense hits the perfect pitch in this kitchen. "The surrounding meadows filled with Goldenrod and Black-Eyed Susan helped choose the colors," she says. Hendricks collaborated with her husband Rafe Churchill on this country home for a family of four. Cabinetry painted in Farrow & Ball's 'Babouche' yellow compliments the dark grey of custom-fabricated soapstone sink and counters. Added to the softly textured white of rubbed plaster walls and ceilings, and vintage plumbing and light fixtures, the space feels traditional, yet fresh.
Back at the Ranch
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New England Classic
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A New-Old Farmhouse
Set on a hilltop at the end of a long winding dirt road in Sharon, CT, this weekend retreat could easily be mistaken for a renovated 19th-century farmhouse — exactly as the owners and their designer, Rafe Churchill, intended. "The owners wanted a house with the restrained beauty and pragmatism of the New England Shakers," says Churchill. "This house strikes the perfect balance between beauty and functionality, old and new: combining carefully curated furnishings, crisp colors and durable finishes with net-zero sustainable building technologies. This guest room, for example, provides simple comforts: a beautiful chair, a comfortable bed and a stunning views of the surrounding countryside."