~ bring a bit of The Farmhouse with you after every visit ~

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter
Tin Roof Farmhouse

via Pinterest on Tin Roof Farmouse's Farm Inspiration Board

via Pinterest on Tin Roof Farmouse's Farm Inspiration Board

via Pinterest on Tin Roof Farmouse's Farm Inspiration Board

via Pinterest on Tin Roof Farmouse's Inspiration ~ Things I Love Board

via Pinterest on Tin Roof Farmouse's Farm Inspiration Board

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Project Inspiration...this is the dream

An amazing new farmhouse built on an
organic farm in Austin, Texas.  This captures much of our vision
for The Farmhouse we are creating in the foothills of California.

I love the add-on style of this new construction home.

The design was developed to imitate the appearance of a generations old farmhouse that had been added onto and remodeled over the years to accommodate a growing and changing family.

I love the siding and tin roof.

The wrap around porch that doubles as a
dining room is perfection. 

That industrial sink is awesome!  We're looking for one for
our breezeway / mudroom.

The light open kitchen works with a mix of new and vintage.

The siding in the kitchen is the perfect backdrop for the
refurbished stove with the sleek new custom hood.

The warmth of the wood floors and linen chairs
plays nicely with the white walls.

The rustic metal bed frame is highlighted by
the gorgeous wall color.

The square claw-foot tub is super cool.

What do you think of this modern farmhouse?

All images and complete story found on Houzz.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Five Faves for Friday...Antiquing in Wichita

I'm in Wichita, Kansas visiting my 94 year old grandma.  I've taken advantage of the fact that my mom is out here as well. It's been a fabulous few days catching up with my sweet lil grandma & my wonderful mom.

My mom & I spent the last two days scouring her favorite antique shops for some great finds. A couple items I drooled over...
And one I need to go back for tomorrow.

great worn texture

incredible patina

milk glass hobnail on grandma's bedside table

perfect for a table display or buffet

Spring in a glass

What are your favorite antique finds?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

10 Simple Ways to Brighten your Home

Fresh Flowers ~ my favorites are tulips & hydrangeas, but always find options that are in season & grown locally. I love tulips on the bedside table to start every day out on a bright note.

Pillows ~ a new set of pillow covers for your sofa, side chairs or bed will brighten any room.
Candles ~ candles always bring a smile to my face. I prefer soy candles and make sure to have plenty of scented and unscented options in white and light green.

Fruit ~ an ironstone bowl full of lemons, a wooden bowl full of fresh green pippin apples, a silver platter displayed with pomegranates or a clear glass vase filled with limes. The best options are seasonally available and locally grown.

Tea Towels ~ such an inexpensive and functional way to freshen up the kitchen.

Painted Furniture ~ a great way to freshen your home is to paint a tired furniture piece or a second-hand item. White is always fresh, but a bright green or orange can be just the pop of color to set the mood of a room.

Doormat ~ the first item that you step across to enter your home can make a big impression. I plan to monogram our IKEA sisal doormats with a large black "H" (I'll post a blog tutorial when I get to this project.) 

New Lampshade ~ such an easy update that can completely change the look and feel of the room. Painting the interior of an existing lampshade can also give a subtle glow.

Bird Stencil ~ check out the cute little bird stencil that I definitely want to create once we have switch plates at The Farmhouse. It would definitely brighten my day as I turned on the lights to fresh new day.

New Curtains ~ adding or changing out a set of curtains can refresh an entire room. We are adding curtains to our large living room windows, (mostly for insulation purposes) but it will definitely refresh the space.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Midweek Inspiration...Spring is near

I feel it in the air...

a sense of re-growth fills my mind

looking forward to new inspirations on the horizon

new dreams just around the corner...

Follow me on Pinterest for more inspiring images.

As I mentioned, I am taking some graphic design courses
this Spring. I just finished up my first class; InDesign. So, I'm having fun playing around with textures, images & fonts.