Friday, May 20, 2016

Changes in the French Farmhouse Sunroom

French Farmhouse style looks as if it's evolved over time 
with exposed wood beams, worn area rugs, soft textures and gently used furniture.
I'm incorporating these ideas into my sunroom/breakfast room as I continue to refine that look.

Please come in and get comfortable.


A few years ago I loaned this green velvet chair and ottoman to a friend. 
She's moving to a smaller place now and returned it to me. 
I had to sell my wicker sofa and shuffle things around to make room for it
but I had always imagined this comfy chair facing the little gas stove. Cozy. 


Of course, you know how one thing leads to another.

To make room for the chair and ottoman,
I moved my red farm table from the window wall to the stone wall .
I actually like it better there as I can see out the bank of windows better from across the room.

Here's where it had been . . . 


 and here it is now, nestled against the opposite wall.


I had been using a dining room chair at this table 
but I recently found this great little farm chair for $4 at a yard sale. 
At first I thought I'd paint it white but its mottled finish has grown on me 
and I think I'll just leave it as is.


This vintage tea towel was the perfect size and color for my fresh new look. 


Once I started moving furniture around, of course I wanted to change the accessories too. 
This embroidered table runner folded over an expansion rod softens the window 
and complements the farmhouse style with its simplicity.


A few pieces of ironstone always add a sense of age to a room.


And a deer antler hugging a vintage salt cellar lends a bit of natural whimsy to the room.


The thing I love about this style is its casual charm 
where comfort and vintage decor invite you to put your feet up.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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39 comments:

  1. This is an adorable room! I love the red table and chairs, the little heater against the wood walls, the wall of windows! Very nice.
    :) gwingal

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    1. Thank you Nikki. I love anything red too. So glad you liked the room.

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  2. I just want to sit down in that chair, feeling the warmth of the wood stove, and read a book with a cup of tea by my side. I love it all!

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  3. I love your room and how cozy it all feels. The table runner over the expansion rod was a great idea!

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  4. That big green chair and ottoman across from the heater is a wonderful place to read and reflect. I plan something similar in my sun room.

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Almost makes me look forward to winter! Well, not just yet. Hope your room turns out great.

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  5. Love your room...very inviting and cozy!!
    ~Cindy

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  6. Swooning over your little red drop leaf table! What a Beaty she is. Your room is so charming. I want to come have coffee and a chat.

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    1. Thank you Peggy. You're welcome to visit anytime. I'll put the coffee on.

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  7. I love how cozy and comfy this room looks. We had an old chair and ottoman that was the best, but one of our dogs liked it better and chewed it. It was a timeless piece and all I can say is I really miss not having it any longer.

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    1. Thank you Carol. So sorry you lost your comfy chair. It couldn't have been the sweet miss Molly. Roxy has already claimed it!

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  8. I love a cozy room and yours certainly is. The windows are wonderful and I love your red table and chairs. Pops of red really perk up a decor and it's such a bright and friendly colour too. I have some red in almost every room of my house. Thanks for sharing with us. It's a pleasure to visit you.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you Sandi, I so appreciate your kind words and your visit.

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  9. Such a nice cozy room! Looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax and read a good book!

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    1. Thank you Pam. I just finished "The Dressmaker's War" and recommend it if you like history.

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  10. What a marvelous setting to put your feet up and enjoy a good book, and maybe a hot cup of cafe au lait.

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    1. Thank you Carole. I've always put my feet up whether it's a coffee table, an ottoman or a recliner. Cafe au lait would make it perfect!

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  11. Casual charm is always wonderful. Perfect space to relax.

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  12. I love your style!

    Your phrase "where comfort and vintage decor invite you to put your feet up" pretty much defines our house.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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    1. Thanks so much for your very kind words. I'd probably love your house if I can put my feet up!

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  13. I am in love with this room! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  14. So many beautiful textures in this space! It's very inviting, Pat. :)

    Happy Thoughts of Home. We love having you.

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  15. Certainly does look comfy pat! Love the changes and love the ironstone pitcher all lined up in a row. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. Can't go wrong with ironstone, huh?

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  16. Casual charm and beautiful textures make this a lovely space to enjoy.
    Thank you for joining us at TOHOT.
    Jemma

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  17. What a beautiful room! I too am a fan of French country decor but it's not as easy as it seems to add all the right touches even though you seem to have done so excellently!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Silvana. I think the trick is to add those things that you love and that make you feel comfortable.

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  18. Oh that red table is a treasure! Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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    1. Thanks Laura. I actually use the red table every day so it's even more of a treasure.

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  19. Pat, I love the light in this room. The table is really nice. The salt cellar offers a bit of bright. Sylvia D.

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  20. Always enjoy your fabulous sun room!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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