Hi friends! I hope your week if off to a great beginning! I have 2 exciting things to share today, 1. I have a new contributor!!! Her name is Bre , she writes over at Rooms For Rent and I couldn’t be happier she is on board. She has an incredibly authentic style that I know you will ALL love and to top it off, she is the sweetest person ever! And #2, she is sharing her home tour with us today, which is amazing!
Hello City Farmhouse readers!! I am so excited to be here today. My name is Bre and I blog over at rooms FOR rent, where I share my farmhouse style, and love for interior design. Whenever someone asks me what my style is, I always laugh, because I feel like I can’t just sum it up in one word. So I smile and say “well if Pottery Barn and Country Living Magazine had a baby, you’d find me”. I’m sharing a bit around my house today, so grab something warm to drink and come on in and stay awhile.
Our living room is our main space we hang out in. It doesn’t always look like this, especially after a chilly winter weekend spent inside watching movies, and cuddling under lots of blankets. I love mixing in lots of texture and vintage finds with a crisp white back ground.
My motto is I want it to look nice, but be comfortable. We are a young family, and although I love my white sofa, I don’t want it to stop anyone from coming in and curling up on it. Slip covers make it stress free and easy to clean so we actually “live” in our living room.
One of my favorite features about our house when we first looked at it, where these white columns separating the living room and dining room. Shortly after moving in, we added the shelves to the living room side, that you see in the photo above. We have plans someday to make glass cabinets on the dining room side, you will see below, to hold seasonal serving platters and bar glasses.
The farmhouse feel continues in the dining room. We made the farmhouse planked table and bench, and to keep things relaxed and less formal feeling, a simple pair of slip covered parsons chairs are on the opposite side, and the table is flanked with wicker chairs from IKEA. I’m not really a fan of “formal” dining rooms. I want a place my kids feel comfortable in to linger a little longer in after family dinners.
Changing up furniture is one of my favorite things to do, and this past fall the dresser that serves as a buffet in our dining room finally got a turn. We stained it black about 9 years ago, and this time I was craving something lighter, with a driftwood feel. If you visit this post, you can see how I transformed this black dresser to have a light washed sun-bleached look.
Upstairs, we’ve added lots of wall treatments to make things nice and cozy in the master bedroom.
In our on suite, is my dumping ground as my husband like to call it, I like to call it my home office.
Usually the desk is covered in papers, and whatever I’m currently working on. Of course in pictures you get to see how I like to see it, but lets be honest, a lived in house doesn’t always have everything in it’s proper place 🙂
Thank you so much for spending some time with me today, it was so much fun showing you around!
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