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A beat-up painted bucket and rusty ice cream maker are weathered details that help give the home its old-time feel.
Get the Look: Find a variety of mismatched, different size plates that complement your color scheme, like the blue-and-white ones here. Hang them in a tight cluster, or cover an unused wall such as this space between the cabinets and ceiling. This brings visual interest and an eclectic, yet cohesive look to an otherwise neglected area.
A rustic sign describes the treats displayed in the glass-door cabinet below. Cookbooks are organized and easily accessible on a neat stand
The dining room hutch offers abundant storage options for linens, silverware, and the homeowner's collection of blue-and-white dishes. The table is covered in a bright white table cloth with red gingham placemats. Vintage floral sheets become delightful chair covers. A cozy rag rug covers the floor.
A vintage milk bottle serves as a vase for cheery gerbera daisies.
A crimson butler's cart helps the homeowner host guests and showcases some of her favorite linens and pottery pieces.
In a guest room, a painted iron bed is piled high with red, white, and blue linens. The homeowners layered a floral dust ruffle, cornflower blue and white sheets, and red gingham comforter with a vintage quilt and plaid-and-striped pillow cases. An embroidered "Home Sweet Home" pillow tops off the look. The bed backs up to an exposed brick chimney column and is flanked by a distressed bedside table.