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Collectors look for character in everything, and this living room is full of it. Vintage schoolhouse windows-turned-mirrors lean on both sides of the mantel, reflecting light and giving the room visual depth. The old fireplace mantel, once covered in blue paint, was refinished to reveal its true beauty. Behind the sofa, the table is an English antique. These pieces bring both function and fun to the living room by reminding the homeowners and visitors of their charming pasts.
Having a white kitchens is a country mainstay, but white kitchens with touches of color and vintage charm are harder to find. It's the details, such as the white beaded-board ceiling, pretty floral wallpaper, and a collection of jadeite dishes, that make this kitchen sing. Stainless-steel barstools and appliances add modern touches without detracting from the timeless country style.
A pedestal-base soaking tub takes center stage in this gracious master bath. Salvaged barn beams draw the eye to the vaulted ceiling. An ornate antique English shaving stand adds vintage charm. With no treatment on the window over the tub, natural light fills the space. Stone tile and a wood vanity enhance the natural look of the room.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it still needs to be a hardworking space. Custom cabinets offer stylish storage for all your cooking and entertaining needs. These furniture-style cabinets are the highlight of this kitchen with their pretty antique blue finish, turned feet, and built-up moldings. The space has all the modern amenities but is right at home in a classic farmhouse.
Comfort is a hallmark of country decorating, meaning you don't have to be a slave to a specific style when decorating a room. This three-season porch is the perfect example of how mixing styles can create a relaxing space. The combination of a modern metal coffee table and daybed, tile flooring, and striped cushions is eclectic yet welcoming.
This cottage bedroom has all the elements to make it a classic, from the painted white woodwork and beaded-board wainscoting to the crisp-white slipcovers and ruffled bedskirt. Blue-and-white bedding and pretty floral wallpaper complete the picture. The ornate chandelier is the icing on the cake for this romantic bedroom.
Exposed beams frame this master bedroom in romance. Sheer fabric hangs from the vaulted ceiling, creating a gauzy tent over the bed. The wall behind the bed becomes the headboard when upholstered with batting and fabric. The burgundy toile coverlet and accent pillow add an additional layer of comfort and style.
An antique daybed gets the royal treatment when piled with cushions in front of large windows. Worn draperies were repurposed as colorful throw pillows that pop against the natural wood tones. Fieldstone floors add rustic style to the room while a bouquet of fresh peonies, straight from the garden, lends country charm.
Bring the outdoors in for relaxed country style. A yellowing grapevine casually trails out of a green vase, adding a playful touch of green to the all-white dining room. Leafy branches on the mantel and fresh flowers at each place setting complete the natural look. The crystal chandelier adds a feminine touch.
The classic country kitchen is all about convenience and versatility. Here, a distressed armoire becomes a storage-savvy pantry, and an old metal cart topped with butcher-block counter becomes a multipurpose workstation. Vintage containers add character. White pine boards cover the walls, giving the space a timeworn look.
Large windows, a vaulted ceiling, and a bright and airy palette form the perfect backdrop for a cheerful kitchen. A bank of windows over the farmhouse sink fills the space with light. Open shelves with beaded board make the space feel spacious and airy. Potted flowers on the counter complete the sunny room.