Farmhouse Design


In the midst of our fast-paced lifestyles the farmhouse interior design style is a popular trend that beckons us to slow down and hearken back to a more relaxed time in America’s history. Popularized by Chip and Joanna Gaines HGTV show, Fixer Upper, the farmhouse design style combines simple savvy fabrics, furniture and accessories together to create chic, but welcoming spaces.

What is farmhouse design style?

Characterized by items typically found in a rural American farmhouse, this design style uses natural wood, worn metals, enamels and other accessories to bring new meaning to the phrase “what’s old is new again”. Farmhouse interior designers prize comfort above formality and believe mismatched charm will trump perfect every time.

One of the most enticing things about the farmhouse style is that you don’t have to give your home a complete makeover to give it a try. When done right, you can enjoy the charm of this décor without breaking the bank for years to come.

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-7-59-45-pm7 Ways you can create a farmhouse design style in your home 

  1. Accentuate your porch.

    Add a rocker, a few warm pillows and some fresh flowers on your porch to add just the right touch of country flair to your home.

  1. Farmhouse sinks.

    Pick up any home decorating and interior design magazine, and chances are you will find an oversized farmhouse sink pictured inside. Today’s busy families find farmhouse sinks offer added convenience for cooking and entertaining and are easier to clean than their deeper double sink counterparts.

  1. Reclaimed wood.

    Not only is reclaimed wood, environmentally friendly, it goes a long way to add beauty and character to your homes. You can find it in plank flooring, beamed ceilings and accent walls in farmhouse design.

  1. Beadboard walls and ceilings.

    Typically a hallmark of quality built country homes, beadboard adds a sense of surprise and detail to create just the right rustic look.

  1. Distressed furnishings.white-oak-interiors-autumn-inspiration-crystal-lake-il

    Distressed furniture can add farmhouse design style to your home and go a long way in stretching your budget. Scour a local estate sale or shop at your local thrift store to find just the right bargain.

  1. Glass front kitchen doors.

    Adding glass front doors to kitchen cabinets is another way to add interest and a country accent to your home.

  2. Complete the look with the right accessories.

    Use Mason jars as drinking glasses, add healthy plants and baskets and plaid pillows to finish off your farmhouse design style.

If you need advice on creating a farmhouse design style call expert interior designer, Carmen Boyer at White Oak Interiors. Carmen has experience coordinating the right finishes, fixtures and furniture to add the relaxed charm of farmhouse design style to your home. Call White Oak Interiors today at 847 854-8892 to schedule your in-home consultation.


Carmen Boyer

Carmen Boyer

When you hire White Oak Interiors, you benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive design team who can solve problems, save you time, help you avoid costly mistakes, and most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs. OUR EXPERIENCE In addition to in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, White Oak Interiors has the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage projects from start to finish. We know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers to coordinate and orchestrate the entire design team. We also provide exclusive connections to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art – some of which you might not be able to find on your own. Working with White Oak Interiors involves some give and take. You will share ideas, and we will contribute insights and advice based on our talents, knowledge and experience. You will have many details to consider and many decisions to make. Your concept may grow and change as you undergo this process. The key to a successful project outcome is good communication. The more direct and specific you are, the easier it will be for us to successfully meet your needs and expectations. Never hesitate to ask questions about any aspect of the project!

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