Easy Plaid Deer Pillow + Rustic Vignette

Emily Deer Pillow The Wicker House

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

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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

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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

DIY Sunburst Mirror Feature

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

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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

Nesting With Grace Contributor

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

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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

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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

Lowe's Christmas Dining Room Feature

  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

Shades of Blue House Tour Feature

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...]

A Feather Tray & More Farmhouse Favorites

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Happy Sunday! I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful fall weekend wherever you are! Our friends hosted the most amazing outdoor party yesterday, it could have been in a magazine, she outdoes herself every year. They have this big yard that overlooks the water and she decorated the entire place so tastefully and spooky at the same time.  Great food, GREAT people and beautiful setting. They had fire pits with tree stump seats and lounge areas with cozy blankets, it really was the perfect fall afternoon! A group of us actually dressed up as T-Birds and Pink Ladies, it was so much fun. Speaking of fall & cozy I am still adding things to my home to make it warm & inviting, hopefully you … [Read more...]

House 214 Design House Tour

House 214 Blog Family Room Feature

Hello, my name is Melinda from House 214 Design and I want to thank Jen from City Farmhouse for this wonderful opportunity. I have long admired Jen and her work, so having my home featured on her blog is quite an honor.  My husband and I moved into our 1940 home in 2000. It is the only home we have ever lived in and our intention was to only stay a few years. Three children and many house projects later, we are still here. Classic, simple, and timeless are the core values of what I believe good design to be. Every decision that I make for my home supports this overall vision. My website, House 214 Design , provides you with appealing and information on how to design a home inspired by my … [Read more...]