Farmhouse Style fits our home, as it is truly an old farmhouse. It is a casual and comfortable mix of styles. Farmhouses were filled with simply what they had. There were no decorator rooms, or expensive furnishings. Decor, if any was done by the lady of the house. Practicality was always the purpose of each room.
Linens that are now considered vintage, an old quilt and an old bed were used to "make the bed". The bed frame was found on my parents home place many years ago. Daddy cleaned it up and painted it. My daughter used this bed when she was a child. The quilt came from an antique store and the linens were purchased at an estate sale.
A combination of furniture styles and textures were used in farm homes. There was not always a guestroom in farm homes, as there was not always an extra room.
My Grandparents lived in a farmhouse, this was the style that I remember from their home. Their home was always clean, and the furnishings were a well loved mixture of items collected through the years mixed with love to create their home.
Furniture was not discarded because it showed signs of wear. Some pieces were painted, and sometimes another use was found for a piece.
Linens were attractive and functional.
The "good" linens were saved for company!
The furniture was passed down from generation to generation, built by someone with skill, or purchased and cherished by the owners. It was not fancy or expensive furniture, it served a purpose.
Many times, I have wondered about the original owners of this house. What did this house look like after it was built and what was their furniture like? Did the owners purchase or make any new pieces of furniture for their new home? My mind wonders and imagines what it may have looked like. The furnishings represent my personal taste that has been lovingly applied to this old farmhouse.
Hopefully, it is as casual, imperfect and inviting as this old home feels.