Posts by Jennifer OBrien

Jennifer OBrien

Flea Market Chic: Antler Decor

Nothing says fall like cozy blankets, flannels, pumpkin spice lattes, big warm sweaters and antlers. Yes, antlers, they have become a hot trend in home décor & I for one am loving it! They add a natural rustic element that infuses seamlessly with any design style and gives that textured vintage look. Since most antlered animals shed their rack organically in the fall they are somewhat easy to spot in the woods, you can also find them at local flea markets, antique & salvaged shops. The best part- the styling options are endless, here are 12 fabulous ideas for using this trend in your home….

Flea Market Chic Antler Decor

Antlers=The Nesting Place {via}

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BHG Antler StylingBHG

THoughts of Alice-Antler Decor{via}

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Faded Charm-Antlers {via}

Liz Marie Blog Antler Wreath {via}

Magnolia Mom Framed Antlers{via}Oliver & Rust Antlers {via}

The Graphics Fairy-Antler Decor on Mantle{via}

The Nesting Place-Antlers Balove Mantle {via}Rosa Beltran Designs{via}

I hope this has inspired your inner cabin self.

Have a beautiful week,

Jen-City Farmhouse


Jennifer OBrien

Flea Market Chic-Velvet Crush

I have a tiny confession to make, I have a crazy crush on velvet lately. With the change of seasons & longing to make my home once again warm & cozy I find myself drawn to this classic choice. Whether vintage, slightly used or new I love it all. Mixing it with what you already have is a fun & whimsical way to get the look for less. For Fall I mixed velvet pillows with my white slipcovered sectional & vintage furnishings and instantly it changed the look of my room. Adding velvet touches through accessories, pillows, poufs and small upholstered pieces can allow you to follow this trend without changing the entire design aesthetic of your space.

Here are a few of my favorite velvet inspirations….

Velvet Crush-12 Stylish + Inspiring Spaces

Emily Henderson-Vintage Velvet Green Sofa{via}

BHG adding vintage velvet to the office{BHG}

BHG Orange velvet sofa{BHG}

BHG Decorating with velvet{BHG}

Vintage Velvet Sofa-Remodelista{via}

BHG Velvet in teh family room{BHG}

BHG-Vintage Velvet Sofa from the Ruffled Peacock{via}

Thrift store gallery wall Living Room Makeover @ Vintage Revivals[2]{via}

PInk Velvet Sofa-Harriet Anstruther Studio{via}

Vintage Chaise{via}

Design Sponge-Karen Barlow{via} 

Pink Velvet-Mi Casa {via}

Makes you feel warm & cozy inside doesn’t it?

HERE is my home with a few velvet touches for Fall….

Cozy bench layered with wool throw & soft textured pillows

Rustic Fall Family RoomAre you inspired you to add a little velvet to your life?

Have a beautiful week,

Jen


Jennifer OBrien

Boho Chic – A Bold Organic Take on Vintage Living

Boho Chic has recently made a huge comeback in home design. With its bold and organic aesthetic, what’s not to love? A huge part of the look is vintage inspired, so it is a great way to infuse color and pattern into what you already have. This is a very doable look to achieve, whether you want to dive right in or make a few simple changes. My home furnishings are mostly neutral with vintage details, so I added some simple touches for fall that were inspired by this trend: cozy throws, colorful woven pillows, and a variety of rustic, natural accessories. To get this look, keep it earthy and use lots of texture, worn elements, wood, color, pattern, and leather. Here are a few ideas to get you started….

Boho Chic-A Bold & Organic Take on Vintage Living

BHG Tapestry Headboard-Boho Chic BHG

Emily Henderson Boho Chic Bedroomvia

Jennifer Rizzo Modern Boho Chic via

Justina Blakeney Living Roomvia

SF Girl By Bay Boho Chic LRvia

Smile & Wave House Tour Boho Chicvia

The Marion House Book Boho LRvia

Thoughts From Aloce Boho Chic Patio via

White Buffalo Styling Co Boho Chic Kitchenvia

Justina Blakenelyvia

There is no right or wrong way to achieve this look, so have fun with it!

Have a beautiful week,

Jen-City Farmhouse

 


Jennifer OBrien

Reclaimed Wood — A Hot Trend & 15 Fabulous Ideas For Using It

Reclaimed wood has quickly become a hot trend in home décor that I am fully embracing. The worn layers, tones and textures can bring a pleasing rustic aesthetic to any design style. There is just something warm & lovely about each piece and each has its own distinct story. I have a little crush on reclaimed wood myself and started a collection about a year ago. I live 25 minutes from the country {North Fork } where there is an abundance of farms, farm stands, wineries, beautiful beaches, historic towns & homes and plenty of reclaimed wood. Living so close I have become well versed at scoring the best deals on wood but recently found another source that was unexpected-the Habitat for Humanity Restore. If you haven’t been go and check it out, hint-their prices are amazing! There are so many original & creative ideas out there for using salvaged or reclaimed wood but here are 15 of my favorites……

15 Fabulous Ideas for using Reclaimed Wood-BHG

1. LightingBHG Dreamy Whites-Recliamed Wood Mason Jar Light

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2. HeadboardBHG Five O Eight-Reclaimed Wood Headboard

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3. FloorsBHG Gather & Build Reclaimed Wood Floor

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4. FramesBHG My Sweet Savannah Reclaimed Wood Picture Frames {via}

5. Wall Art-ArrowBHG recalimed wood arrows Natalme

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6. Sliding Barn DoorBHG Bob Vila-Reclaimed Wood Sliding Interior Barn Doors

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7. Ceiling BeamsBHG Recalimed Wood Ceiling Beams {BHG}

8. MantleBHG Recalimed Wood Mantle

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9. MirrorsBHG Recalimed Wood Mirror Frames{BHG}

10. Farmhouse TableBHG Recalimed Wood Table

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11. Planked WallBHG Recalimed Wood Wall {BHG}

12. Console TableBHG Reclaimed Wood Console Table

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13. Rustic SignBHG Rooms For Rent-Reclaimed Wood Sign {via}

14. ShelvingDezeen Folklore Recalimed Wood Floating Shelves

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15. Planter BoxBHG My Sweet Savannah Reclaimed Wood Planter Box

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Amazing ideas right?!

Keep your eyes open to the possibility & have a beautiful day,

Jen-City Farmhouse


Jennifer OBrien

Vintage Bar Carts-A Timeless Trend

Lets talk bar carts- it seems they are an essential must have for every home these days. It’s a timeless trend that is incredibly versatile for entertaining year round. With the holiday season swiftly approaching {did I just say that?}, it is a perfect time to have your eyes peeled at flea markets, yard & estate sales for some vintage bar cart contenders. I have desperately longed for one for a while-they are functional, pretty, super chic & have limitless styling appeal. Recently on a thrifting trip with my oldest son, we found a mid-century modern tv cart in desperate need of some TLC. Immediately I knew it had potential, the sides where reminiscent of Jonathan Adler, it had big casters and the best part, it was only 5 bucks! I used a high gloss white paint, replaced shelving, primed and painted all of the hardware gold & layered in some chic and fun details, perfect for a summer soiree. My reveal is below, along with some stunning vintage bar cart eye candy that is sure to inspire you to see the potential beyond a little rust, a few cob webs & some well worn wood on your next flea market outing…..

Vintage Bar Carts-A Timeless Trend

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100 Layer Cake Vintage Bar Cart{via}

AKA Designs Vintage Styling

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BHG Vintage Bar Cart Styling

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Dream Green DIY Vintage Bar Cart

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French Larkspur Vintage Bar Cart

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Jennifer Boles Bar Cart-Emily Henderson

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Jennifer Margolin Bar Cart Makeover

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May Richer Be Fuller Vintage Bar Cart

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Style Me Pretty House Tour From Hey Gorgeous-Incredible Vintage Bar

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The Everygirl-Tiffany Leigh's Home

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Waiting on Martha-Beautiful Vinateg Bar Cart Styling-Pom Poms

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Gal Meets Glam

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Happy treasure hunting!

Jen-City Farmhouse


Jennifer OBrien

15 Fabulous Ideas To Give Your Walls Instant Vintage Charm

Every year come early spring {after a long winter of being cooped up inside} I am so ready to hit any outdoor sale that will yield amazing vintage finds. It is so much fun to comb through years of history to discover a piece or 2 that you fancy & feel connected to. This summer I began bringing my 9 year old with me, who already has a well defined love of history. He has become my little sidekick and it has been incredibly exciting to unearth really cool old things together. The hunt & capture is the fun part, often there is an uncertainty of where to put these treasures when you get them home. The thing I adore about vintage styling is that there are no real rules just ways to find balance. So here are 15 fabulous ideas to incorporate vintage items to your walls that will give them instant charm…..

15 Fabulous ideas to give your walls vintage charm-BHG Style Spotters

1. Mix & match different genres of art with texture

BHG-Adding vintage charm to an office space

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2. Use unexpected pieces as a focal point

My Fabulous Life-Vintage Printers Tray & Art

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3. Layer vintage maps to add visual interest

Adding Vintage Maps to Give Interest to the Walls-the Inspired Room{via}

4. Use weathered materials to give that one of a kind look

Barn Door Headboard Guest House Photos via Knick of Time

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5. Frame large vintage maps or documents

Better Homes & Gardens Geography Lesson-using vintage maps to decorate

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6. Layer vintage & traditional forms of art

BHG Vintage Charm

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7. Mix vintage with modern art

Casey DeBois's New York City Apartment Tour #theeverygirl

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8. Use a variety of vintage items to tell a story

Finding Home Cottage-Walls Layered in Vintage Details{via}

9. Add an instrument & other vintage items to create a unique gallery wall Jeanne Oliver Vintage Hallway Wall Gallery{via}

10. Bring vintage details into to your kitchen shelving & walls

The White Buffalo Styling Co.-Love the vintage details in kitchen

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11. Mix a variety of the same genre of art to bring continuity

Vintage Oil Paintings Line the Walls of This Cute Kitchen Nook-BHG{BHG}

12. Use salvaged items to bring character to your walls

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13. Add simple shelving to display vintage collections

BHG-add rustic shelves & layer vintage details

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14. Timeworn photos in a grouping adds a ton of visual curiosity.BHG-add vintage photos

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15. Balance your vintage gallery wall with similar frame tones

BHG- adding vintage oil paintings

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Happy treasure hunting!

Jen-City Farmhouse