Cozy Christmas Cabin House Tour

Welcome to my Cozy Christmas Cabin House Tour, I am so glad you stopped by for a visit! To start the tour from the beginning click HERE. If you are coming from Kindred Vintage, then you have met my friend Susan, isn't she and her family darling!? And her home, wow!! Her tour took my breath away. In case you are new to my blog, my name is Jen, I live coastally on the east end of Long Island with my 2 beautiful {inside & out} boys, Shane & Jack, my outdoor lovin husband John and 15 year old Wheatie, Murphy. A little fun fact, when I met my husband he was living in Aspen, Colorado, it was a magical place for us and we spent a good deal of time there after we were married. There is no … [Read more...]

Playful Cabin Wrapping Ideas + Giveaway

Hi friends, happy Monday! I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving weekend! We spent most of the long, holiday weekend eating, playing outside, enjoying time with family, decorating & watching holiday movies, it was so nice! I love this time of year and all the planning that goes into it, speaking of which, I have teamed up with Tiny Prints  and 6 talented bloggers to share some clever  & creative wrapping ideas that will be sure to inspire you as the countdown to Christmas begins. Each year at the start of the holiday season, usually at the beginning of November, I begin to plan for Christmas. I know that seems early but  I never want to feel rushed. This year, my holiday house … [Read more...]

Easy Plaid Deer Pillow + Rustic Vignette

Well Hello City Farmhouse Friends! It's me, Emily from The Wicker House and I wanted to stop by today and share this cute and easy deer pillow that I made for our home this holiday season. I know that this pillow has been done lots of times already by so many other bloggers, but I think it's really fun and festive, therefore I wanted to make one of my own.  It fits into our home office so perfectly with the rest of the rustic holiday decor I've got going on in here. To make the pillow, I first picked up this fleece dog blanket at Target in their dollar section. It turned out to be the perfect fit to cover a large throw … [Read more...]

New Slipcover For My Ikea Sectional + Giveaway

Hi friends! I have completed a mini makeover of sorts in my family room, so today I am revealing part 1-the new slipcover for my  IKEA Ektorp sectional!!! I have been working with Comfort Works on this slipcover and I am overjoyed by how it turned out. They do Ikea & Pottery Barn slipcovers as well as custom, to get started you simply select your swatches, they usually arrive in a week or so. They have a beautiful selection of fabrics from linen to velvet. This was the tough part, I wanted a change from the Blekinge White but still wanted it fresh & a little modern. Decisions, decisions.... After much debate I decided to go with the Liege/Biscuit, it has a waterproof Nano … [Read more...]

Favorite Things 2015

Hi everyone! Welcome to this year's Favorite Things blog hop, thank you Melissa from 320 Sycamore for inviting me to be a part of this festive event!! These items will make the perfect holiday gifts or maybe you would like them for yourself, either way they are winners this season. These items are the best of the best in my opinion, I really enjoyed putting these together for you so I hope you enjoy!! For the home...   Favorite Stockings I have stockings similar to this and I love the texture & coziness they bring to the home at Christmas, so that is why these from West Elm have me smitten. Favorite Ornament Each year I buy [and make] an ornament for my boys and put a little … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Leather Tassel Ornaments

Hi friends, I hope you had a nice weekend. Last week I was in NYC for the Lowe's Spring Event and although it was work, it was also so much fun! I was given a bathroom & an outdoor space to design and both exceeded my expectations. The set team took my visions and brought them to life and the Allen & Roth new line of tiles blew me away. I got to explore the city with THIS  girl and her amazing friends, we started at the flower market on 28th and then explored Central Park, after that followed the Friendsgiving Event at the Ramsacle to launch Lowe's new line. I remember looking over the city the first night, as I was finishing up my outdoor space thinking, how did I get here, I felt … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Sunburst Mirror + More Lowe’s News

Hi friends! I am headed into NYC tomorrow for an event with Lowe's, which I am super excited about. I have designed two spaces that will be a part of the Allen & Roth Spring Preview launch. Be sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM so you don't miss a thing, I tend to post the most there. Before I head off on this little adventure I wanted to follow up with this easy DIY from my Woodland Inspired Dining Room  with Lowe's. This dining room is also being featured in the Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine, be sure to pick one up. As I began planning my Christmas dining room with Lowe's this year, I knew I wanted it to be a mix of store items as well as DIY. It always adds a personal touch and it … [Read more...]

Rustic Chic Thanksgiving Tablescape + Hop

Hi friends! Have I got a treat for you today!! This is one of my favorite hops of the year because it's all about creative ways to dress your Thanksgiving Table & honestly, I can never get enough of this. Thank you to my real life blogging buddy, Bre over at Rooms For Rent for including me in this inspiring tablescape hop with some of my favorite girls! You can check out my table from last year HERE. There is no right or wrong way to dress a table but there are a few things to keep in mind. Height is key, make sure you layer different heights on your table to give interest and elegance. If you are using tapers be sure they are sturdy enough and wont tip over. If in doubt, use chunky … [Read more...]

New Contributor + All Natural DIY Household Cleaner

Hi friends! I have some exciting news!! Brooke from Nesting With Grace has joined City Farmhouse as a contributor! You may remember her stunning house tour I posted a few months ago, you all loved her style so much that I thought she would be a perfect fit for my blog. *****************************  Hi City Farmhouse readers, my name is Brooke, I blog over at Nesting With Grace & I am so thrilled to be here! I shared this image on my Instagram the other day. I had company coming so that means I needed to mop my floors. I snapped this picture of my sink filled with vinegar, cut oranges and lemons to minimize the vinegar scent. It shocked me by how many people liked such a simple … [Read more...]

My Inspired Room

Hi friends!  We see beautiful house pictures all over social media & although I do love to be inspired, what inspires me even more is when I know a home is more than just pretty pictures. That a home has a life beat of it's own, where there is lots of love, silly moments shared, chaotic ones too, where there are hugs & snuggles, laughter & tears and where there is genuine gratitude for all that it provides. So in celebration of my friend Melissa's book, The Inspired Room, which is available Nov 2, I thought I would share my own inspired room and a little more about the "real-life" beat of my home. When we began looking for a home on Long Island after living in a brand new home … [Read more...]

Lindsay Letters Holiday Calligraphy Collection-A Styling Favorite

Hi friends! In yesterday's post, I had so many questions regarding the Elf Print in my built-ins & recently many questions about the art in the BHG Christmas Ideas Magazine so I thought I would share one of my favorite holiday styling secrets. It's a little shop you may already know of called Lindsay Letters. Her art pulls my whole holiday theme together every year! Lindsay's pieces are stunning & incredibly inspiring, every Christmas when friends & family walk in my home they always ask about the pretty sayings on my walls. She has artisan crafted goodies for gift giving {teacher gifts-hint, hint}, gift wrapping, prints, canvas', mugs & plates and she just launched her … [Read more...]

Holiday Dining Room With Lowe’s

  Hi friends! Can you believe it is almost that time of year again? I know, it may be a little early to be sharing a holiday room but I was so eager to reveal with you what I have been secretly working on with Lowe's. I have done neutral for a long while so I thought it was about time to layer in some color and brighten things up a bit. Welcome to my Woodland Inspired Holiday Dining Room...  Inspired by all of the amazing new items for Christmas I decided to bring the outdoors in, using lanterns, woodland creatures, lots of cozy textures.  And of course a little glitz! I love the idea of sending my guests home with a gift for their tree.  These starburst ornaments are a favorite. But … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Use a Plaid Scarf in Your Home

Hi friends, the biggest happy Friday to you! I thought I would share a little decorating tip, especially with the holidays around the corner. Plaid is hot right now & it is everywhere, as I walked through Target the other day I noticed they have even put this classic design on trays, mugs and candles. My personal favorite is still any kind of textile because of the coziness it brings to a home. Keeping that in mind, buying plaid throws and pillows can get expensive, so...I have a way to bring these beautifully textured accessories into your home at fractions of the cost. Yes, you guessed it, a scarf. I know these can also be expensive so you have to know where to look. I found the best … [Read more...]

Shades of Blue House Tour

Hello City Farmhouse readers! Jen is one of my favorite friends and I have admired her home and design sense for a long time, so when she asked if I wanted to share a my home with you all, of course I was humbled and grateful (and EXCITED!!). As a brief introduction, my name is Rachel and I've been blogging at Shades of Blue Interiors for a little over 3 years. I started out sharing mostly painted furniture makeovers because that was my passion as I sold my creations at vintage fairs and on Etsy. However, my interests and artistic passions have evolved to include more furniture building, crafting, interior design, and lots of DIY in order to create a home I love-- a home my family loves. … [Read more...]