We’ve never doubted the classiness of farmhouse charm, but it seems as though suddenly the whole world has also hopped on board – from brilliant designers to artful bloggers and reclusive crafters. So what better time than now to spotlight the projects, ideas, and people who put the “chic” in country-chic living?
The Perfect Match: Lavender + Farmhouse Chic
Nothing says “welcome” like a lavishly stocked french caddy, perfect for guests visiting your country abode. With the scent of lavender and pampering bath essentials, it’s impossible not to be absolutely delighted during their stay.
Homemade Pecan Pie
Golden crust, rich chocolate chips, nutty pecans — how could one resist? Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin share this indulgent treat (a tried and true recipe) that combines sweet and nutty for one delicious delight.
For this recipe and more country-infused pie recipes, peruse the pages of Pie∙ography.
Click here for the step-by-step project.
Farmhouse Femininity: Finding a Sense of Self
Embracing tradition without skimping on elegance, Anne Marie Klaske finds her freedom on the farm while preserving her own sense of self. Encouraging others to tie on their aprons or grab their gardening gloves, she and carpenter husband Jason restored their 1920′s neglected farmhouse, by turning the lawn into pastures, a large family garden, and three acres of Illinois prairie.
To read more, check out the full article in Where Women Cook.
The Simple Life of Artisan Lylah Ledner
Smack dab in the middle of Scottsdale suburbia, just past the freeways and busy shops, you’ll find a three-acre farm with a goat dairy, garden beds, fruit trees, and a Farmer’s Market nestled in between the day-to-day chaos. Lylah and Michael Ledner, the proprietors of The Simple Farm, are intentional about food, family, and the possibilities of a life unrestricted by the norm. No wonder this lifestyle is so “in” – where do we sign up?
Click here to read the full article in Where Women Create BUSINESS.
Countryside Poetic Wanderlust
Do your heart strings yearn endlessly for a kaleidoscope of inspiration that only the country lifestyle can offer? Just like farmer Tracy Porter, if you look closely, you’ll find poetry in simple farm life, like the rich brilliance of ripened fruits or the vibrant sunrise that wakes up the world with her golden tones.
Click here to find more poetic prose from country-chic business woman, Tracy Porter.
Dress up a Table with Rustic Charm
What better way to decorate your home sweet home than with a table runner that offers charming graphics, sweet sentiments, and a little romance? Add the rustic goodness of burlap and vintage lace ruffles, and you’ve got yourself a “right off the farm” tabletop that any country girl would adore.
Click here to read the full article inside Somerset Home.
Chic Distressed Cabinets
“Chippy white paint brings so much interest to a space,” says Kathleen Beyer of Faded Charm. With a love of all things weathered and worn, her home was built only 10 years ago, but bursts with the character of an aged farmhouse.
Read the whole story inside the winter issue of Artful Blogging.
Layers of Lace Tabletop
Stitched with layers of cream colored lace, Trina Lucido creates a beautiful ruffled tablecloth to capture sweet, country elegance.
Read the full post here.
We want to know:
What are some other styles of living or décor that you love to infuse into your home?
Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 @ 4:14 pm
Tags: authentic living, chic, country, country-chic, creative ideas, living.
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