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Hubs Thinks Farmhouse Model Is For Farmers- Interval.



Pricey Laurel,

Oh, I’m positive that is going to be boring for you. I’m quickly to be married (for the third time) to THE ONE. How do I do know that he’s THE ONE at age 54?

Do you have got an hour? No, I didn’t assume so. He’s an exquisite man and makes me very glad.

However… You knew there needed to be a “however” as a result of why would some moron write you to say that she’s about to be married for the third time?



Right here’s the issue. Brace your self for a shocker, Laurel.


He loves his mission-style furnishings; nevertheless, it turns my abdomen. Laurel, what am I going to do? I imply, I HATE it! I don’t just like the colours, and I don’t just like the stuffy, stodgy type. The couch significantly sucks.


stickley-living room - not farmhouse style
Above is the lounge. That is from a realtor’s shot. We had the home in the marketplace for some time however then determined to maintain his residence and promote mine, however as an alternative of beginning recent, he desires to maintain the whole lot as is. We have now the means to redo all of it, however he doesn’t wish to change a factor.


Whereas I understand that some individuals will love this room, it’s so not my style.


Right here’s his favourite chair within the den.


I do love your recliner submit. This definitely could possibly be scads worse. However, it may be lots higher.


The eating room was staged for the realtor’s picture. (not by me) This room doesn’t enchantment to me within the slightest. Is that desk base bizarre, or what?


[Note from Laurel: It’s definitely a what. What are those things supposed to be; models for a nuclear reactor?]


What do I would like? I suppose it’s referred to as Farmhouse Model.


Like, I painted that panel molding yesterday! Wouldn’t it look nice painted?

My choice is for mild, and brilliant– whites and blues, and I like the colour too, simply not mustard, rust, and inexperienced.

I adored your two posts about Mark Sikes, and I like the entire photos you submit of Studio McGee.

And, after all, I additionally love the Serena & Lily look.

The opposite day, I casually talked about that I’d wish to redecorate after which noticed a facet of him that I had by no means seen earlier than.

He hardly ever raises his voice, however he mentioned, “If I Wished Farmhouse Model, I’d Go Reside On a @#$%^&* Farm!”

I ran out of the room crying! If a person goes to remain up all evening with me within the hospital, can’t he at the least be prepared to bend a bit?

Properly, sure, he can as a result of a couple of minutes later, he came visiting and gave me a giant hug and apologized. See? He is an efficient man. I’m very blessed.

I misplaced my second husband to a sudden coronary heart assault. I believe my new husband, Mr. D is afraid of dropping management, and perhaps part of him simply can’t utterly let go of the life he had constructed along with his late spouse. However, I do know that he loves me; nevertheless, he went via a tough time along with her prolonged sickness. That’s how we met; at our Church’s bereavement group.


He says he’s prepared to compromise; he doesn’t wish to stay with a bunch of fru-fru.


I requested him what he didn’t like concerning the farmhouse type, and he mentioned he thought it was too cutesy-precious and female wanting.

Objectively, I do see what he means by that. And, I don’t need that both.

However then he shocked me when he mentioned, “Why don’t you write to that decorator that you simply’re all the time speaking about– Lauren, one thing.”

Don’t fear. I informed him your identify is LaureL. ;]

Properly, right here we’re.

You might say that I’m “A bit of bit nation ____ He’s slightly bit ____” lol.


I’d be very grateful should you may do a weblog submit about mixing our two kinds.


Oh, one different factor. I do like numerous totally different kinds. I like colour, and I like earth tones. However, I am keen on white. I want mild!

Thanks, Laurel. I’m hoping that there’s sufficient right here for a weblog submit. That will be great!

Donnie-Ann Marie-Osmond




Hello Donnie-Ann,

I agree with Mr. D. Farmhouse type is commonly too valuable and cutesy. I all the time consider fake chipped furnishings and prints on the wall that say corny, hackneyed expressions with fake-looking white-washed frames.

As for mission furnishings, an offshoot of the Arts and Crafts motion of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, I’m with you. However males adore it! They adore the oak and the straight strains; it should enchantment to their inside caveman.

Nonetheless, his upholstered furnishings just isn’t Mission-style, however he in all probability received it at a retailer that sells it, like Stickley. The couch is what I name “ersatz conventional.” The leather-based wing chair is shut however not totally reducing it. The rust chair, nevertheless, may work.


So, step primary in direction of creating your extra refined farmhouse type aesthetic.


If there’s a separate workplace or den, perhaps make his MC full of all of his Stickley furnishings. That will remedy numerous issues. He will get his furnishings, and also you don’t have to take a look at it.

Let’s handle the partitions. The wooden paneling is attractive, and sure, it could look wonderful painted white however wait. You’re going to like this. I simply received a remark the opposite day, which I DELETED as an alternative of publishing it. The darling (not) put in a pretend e-mail handle; [email protected] It seems that he made a typo there. I consider he meant it to be [email protected]


Right here’s the remark:


Hey Laurel, I’m simply a median household husband/father browsing for concepts for our latest buy. (Hideous white with golden stained oak and softwood). Have owned seven common properties (two now). Sweetheart, it’s time to recover from your hatred of wooden trim. The primarily white rooms you show are hideous certainly to the typical individual.


[Excellent point, Douche. My readers are not “average.”]


Maybe you solely write for, work for the wealthy who usually go along with what’s common vs. what’s sensible and interesting to the household with youngsters who run round touching the whole lot in sight. Individuals who come residence from a tough day of trustworthy work need a heat, soothing setting. A spot of consolation that features a place for the pure, as nature herself is the nice [de-stressor] of life. Not searching for an area washed away from the pure world round us.


Oh, how enjoyable it’s getting this crap in my e-mail. :/  If that’s common, then the world is certainly in nice bother.


For the document, I’m none of these issues he accused me of

Plus, I raised my two dirty little boys in an ALL-WHITE LIVING ROOM. (They washed their fingers earlier than and AFTER consuming.)

Alas, it’s true. It isn’t simple to get the menfolk to paint the wooden as soon as it’s stained. I can inform you, although, that whenever you handle to persuade them to paint the wooden after which do it, they ALL like it and want that they had achieved so sooner.



However no drawback. We’ll maintain the wooden and work with it.


Wooden is both brown, cognac, or caramel in colour. And that must be considered. These heat tones love cool colours– like blues and greens. Please see this latest submit about one of the best colours with stained wooden trim.

I’m listening to that you simply dislike an excessive amount of wooden, bizarre, stodgy shapes, and drained colours.

Mr. D loves the wooden, however so far as the furnishings goes, he could also be simply going with what he is aware of.

This offers me sufficient to go on, to give you a stupendous compromise that may enable you guys to maintain the wooden paneling and a mixture of extra trendy parts that I believe offers you a good-looking room that you simply’ll each love.

In fact, these are simply basic concepts. There are zillions of potentialities.


Generally when individuals say that they don’t like sure colours, it solely implies that they don’t like them in a selected context.


Please grasp onto that concept.


Let’s take a look at some furnishings to create a classy Fashionable Farmhouse Model.


(that won’t be within the slightest bit valuable.)


One web site I’d wish to share with you is Jayson Dwelling. I don’t consider there’s a “Jayson.” In actual fact, I believe the homeowners are ladies. Nonetheless, there’s nothing cutesy about their interiors.


What’s attention-grabbing is that for the furnishings, I both like it or it’s not my factor.


Nonetheless, the entire rooms and vignettes on their web site are impeccably edited. And sure, many are extra trendy than what I often characteristic on the weblog.

There are some extra trad items that I’ve featured on the weblog. And homeowners of the Laurel Dwelling Paint and Palette Assortment will see a few items used repeatedly from Jayson Dwelling.


Nonetheless, what’s cool is that the structure of their vignettes is commonly fairly ornate or rustic.


It makes a stupendous counterpoint to the extra up to date items you’re about to see.

And sure, a few of the interiors are a extra up to date farmhouse type– however with a twist.

So, let me start by sharing some photos, and we’ll be capable to develop a colour scheme.

However, earlier than I do this, I believe it’s good to know {that a} residence doesn’t should have all white or all darkish partitions. Subsequently, should you’d like a light-weight, brilliant front room as a result of there are numerous home windows, you are able to do that and have a darker moody den, eating room, or perhaps even a corridor or vestibule.


Carlow Table Jayson Home

I like this vignette as a result of it marries the female and masculine completely. Plus, I like this heat, deep grey with a contact of inexperienced undertone in opposition to the black door. Very refined and stylish.


2121-10 Gray by Benjamin Moore - good for sophisticated farmhouse style

2121-10 Grey by Benjamin Moore


Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal hc-166 - good for sophisticated farmhouse style

Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal hc-166 is without doubt one of the Laurel Dwelling paint assortment colours at the hours of darkness grays and blacks part.


osmond chair jayson home - farmhouse style
Above are three up to date chairs juxtaposed in opposition to white partitions, a darkish walnut hardwood ground, and a stunning artwork print. All can be found from Jayson Dwelling.


Kenilworth Cabinet - Jayson Home

This can be a implausible cupboard with Chippendale-style doorways and a stylized malachite-esque inside. This may look wonderful with a set of creamware/ironstone inside.

Sidenote: These doorways are virtually the identical measurement doorways I wish to do for the again of my kitchen. Mine shall be barely extra slender, nevertheless.


Sidenote two:


My new pastime is obsessively searching for the right kitchen pendant. Oh, I’ve discovered two that I like. The issue is that another person owns them now.


Jayson home Eclectic Mix Furniture

Above is one other twist I like. The one discernible sample is on the draperies, that are the star of the present on this room. This complete house is such a masterful mix of latest and new-traditional. Bravo! (Please see the last word window therapy information.)


In fact, there could possibly be a mirror or artwork over the mantel. Nonetheless, I believe there’s one thing fairly zen concerning the principally spartan house after which these opulent (AKA: mucho bucks) window therapies.


Marlon daybed with earth tones


Above is one other darkish however in no way dreary room.



The wall colour appears to be like lots like Benjamin Moore Caponata. And, sure, it’s one other Laurel Dwelling paint assortment colour.



Paul Montgomery is such an unimaginable artist. Above is a printed wallpaper in a Sepia Model of 4 panels and out there at Chairish. (144″ x 120″h, however it may be trimmed.) It says “Casa Cosima”; nevertheless, the handle on Chairish is similar handle on TheMuralSource web site.


Vintage Heriz Rug - 10

This beautiful classic 10’7 x 7’7 Tabriz rug proven within the room scene above is out there!


Jayson Home sophisticated contemporary furniture - farmhouse style

Above, is a traditional up to date front room with a ming-style espresso desk.

vintage brick wicker chair - Jayson Home - farmhouse style

Jayson Dwelling additionally sells classic items and antiques at very cheap costs. There are some beautiful objects, so please verify them out.


Jayson Home classic contemporay living -sophisticated farmhouse style

I like the classical architectural detailing on this room with up to date furnishings. If that espresso desk appears to be like acquainted, it’s the identical as on this latest submit.


You could find the Milo teak espresso desk right here.


Antique Tapestry chair - Jayson Home

Above is a superb late nineteenth c. French Jacobean-style chair with vintage upholstery.


Amos Side Table Jayson Home - Farmhouse Style mix


Please click on on the above picture to go to the supply.


Jayson Home beautiful green tufted sectional

Oh, to have a room like this!


Wait! I DO have a room like this. haha! Properly, virtually.


And, that’s the meals for thought I’ve for you at this time.

On this case, each the husband and the spouse could have found a wholly totally different type that married their differing aesthetic into one thing new. It’s not precisely farmhouse type. You might say the merged type is a metaphor for his or her new life collectively as a married couple.

There’s one other submit that I did some time again a couple of couple with disparate tastes in adorning.



PS: Please try the newly up to date HOT SALES! And, additionally the OUTDOOR SHOP is open! Melissa and I repeatedly add new issues to it, so please maintain checking again.

PPS: This isn’t a sponsored submit, nevertheless, sure, the hyperlinks to Jayson Dwelling, a model I like, independently, are affiliate hyperlinks.



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