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I love the farmhouse kitchen style.
Good thing I live in a farmhouse.
There's just something about rustic and vintage and weathered and chippy..... topped off with a little charm.
Today's farmhouse style combines the elegance of classic lines with the functionality and purpose of a hardworking kitchen.
Kind of like Laura Ingalls Wilder meets Grace Kelly.
Here are a few ideas on how to add a little farmhouse to your decor.
Start with the unexpected
Add a mini chandelier to a kitchen.
Or two or three.
There's just something about the combination of rustic and wood and painted furniture and white dishes and tarnished silver.....and a chandelier.
Shine a little farmhouse into your kitchen today.
Get it out in the open
Display your collections on bookshelves or hutches on open shelving.
Stack dishes or glassware next to a topiary or mixing bowls.
Let your everyday become special when placed on an open shelf.
And then add a spectacular domed cake plate....to make your farmhouse kitchen truly sparkle.
Simple yet elegant
The key to farmhouse style is combining simple barstools with clean lines covered in white slipcovers with a patterned brick floor.
Draw the eye upward with an over-sized clock or a vintage sign.
It's the juxtaposition of these different looks that makes farmhouse kitchen style work.
So whether you live in a city high rise or on the rolling hills of the countryside....
....why not embrace the farmhouse kitchen style?
Vintage and chippy mixed with crystals and slipcovers and barn wood.
Perfect for creating your own elegant "Little House on the Prairie."
Photo credits: Photo 1: bhg Photo 2: Hvitur Lakkris Photo 3: Country Living Photo 4: Country Living Photo 5: Country Living
KariAnne writes the lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farm from the back porch of her turn-of-the-century farmhouse in the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky. Thistlewood Farm was awarded Country Living Decorating blog of the year as well as named one of the top 10 decorating blogs by Better Homes and Gardens. KariAnne loves to paint mismatched chairs, listen to the crickets singing in the back pasture, walk hand-in-hand with her knight-in-shining armor as the sun sets over the river and drink sweet tea with lime during a thunderstorm. And she has never met a decorating project she didn't like. Follow KariAnne on Google+