Farmhouse is all about simplicity, in decor and in life’s pleasures. Even cake crumbs on the counter seem to add to the vibe. Elements of nostalgia and flourishes of texture help define a laid-back, rustic lifestyle.

Think:

  • Distressing and patina
  • Mason jars
  • Shabby chic
  • Galvanized metal
  • Copper accents

What’s it all about?

Three easy ways to create a farmhouse style are a good rustic table, playful vintage signs, and a mix of neutral colors and natural accents with antique pieces. Remember, farming is an industry, so industrial decor totally applies, including pendant light fixtures and metal storage buckets. Find a chalkboard to write up tonight’s supper menu. This is a style where it’s good to make the kitchen more like the living room with lamps, books, and photographs. Whatever the room, incorporate various textures. When in doubt, if it’s functional, it works in farmhouse decor.

Where can I find it?

  • Building 8 has almost anything you’d need. Green Front’s England Direct presents exquisite antiques and benchmade products from England at affordable prices. Our imported selection includes 19th Century antiques, reproductions and furniture that incorporates repurposed materials - all hand-selected and hand-sourced. Building 8 also houses American-made furniture that would be right at home in a traditional farmhouse or a modern one. Zimmerman Chair makes solid wood heirloom pieces while Magnolia Home blends farmhouse style with modern flair. Cresent’s mortise and tenon joinery and hand-fitted drawers are just a few aspects of its time-honored construction.  Troutman Chair Company is the go-to for rocking chairs hand crafted in North Carolina from solid oak.
  • Mix modern with rustic in Building 6. Dovetail and Universal provide industrial, contemporary, eclectic and bohemian, loft-style looks.
  • Building 5 is indispensable for finishing touches. For bedroom, dining, and occasional furniture, sample the offerings of American Drew. If you want handcrafted traditional pieces with Eastern details, check out Guru Design. Sunny Designs is a noted manufacturer of bar stools, side tables, and buffets. Complete the look with accessories by A&B Home and Park Hill.

Bring it on home

People gravitate toward the farmhouse aesthetic because it is comfortable, cozy, durable and classic. Worn-in, distressed looks lend character to the home and its residents. The farmhouse look will help you make family and weekend guests feel warm and loved.