Before and After: Cooking Up a Farmhouse Look

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My farmhouse project that was featured in April’s issue of Traditional Home sits on 1,000 acres of gorgeous land. And my clients come from a long line of farmers, too. So they wanted a look that fit the farm setting and would hold up to their kids, but would also be chic and colorful.

This was a completely new build from the ground up, so we were able to add all the function this big family needed, including lots of seating and hardworking materials.

I also wanted to create continuity with the rest of the house, particularly with the aqua color that can be found from the front door all the way through the rest of the home. And I included farmhouse touches that were fun and unique, like the little cow over the stove.

If you look past the workman here, you’ll see that lovely aqua shade in the dining room that I pulled through into the kitchen.

I used red and navy as complementary colors in the kitchen and breakfast nook, which tied in nicely to the adjoining family room you can see above.

And with such a big family, I wanted to be sure there was enough seating for everyone in the kitchen. You can see the beginnings of the bar in the cabinetry above, where I added some great stools once the kitchen was complete.

In the breakfast area, a collection of transferware and a braided rug add country touches, while the chinoiserie chairs and gorgeous chandelier keep the style quotient high.

What do you think of this country-chic kitchen? How do you honor your heritage or family in your home’s decor? Let me know in the comments section below!







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3 Responses to Before and After: Cooking Up a Farmhouse Look

  1. Shana N Crittenden says:

    Awesome, I just love it.. You rock and always have. The table area is my favorite… but hard to choose.
    God graced you with many talents. ~snc

  2. Wow, absolutely stunning! It makes me want to use red in my house!

  3. Susan S says:

    There’s a cheerful quotient inherent in much of your designs, Tobi! I find myself smiling a lot when you share your projects and I know I would love living in them.
    The farmhouse project is just such a place!