Do you ever know what you want something to look like but you just can’t explain it to anyone? That is how I am about our soon to be- “needs a name”- house right now. I want the house to have a farmhouse look but with color throughout. A rustic modern farmhouse. Mr. Math hates this word but I want the rooms to be 80% composed of neutrals with “pops” of color infused in every room. I am afraid that some folk in my life are afraid that the house is going to look like a bag of jelly beans. That is not what I mean when I say I want there to be color and light.
Right now all the colorful stuff that is going to be spread around the 2000 square foot house and outdoor kitchen ( which is going to be a bright and cheery kiwi and turquoise) is mushed together in one room with nothing neutral. I can understand the concern when I show my friends this space. If the entire house looked like the storage bedroom does right now I would have to keep a basket of sunglasses by the front door for those brave enough to enter.
I did find some websites that have the style I am going for in our farm house. The first house is over the top but I love #7 which is talking about small doses of color infused I love the white walls, wood ceiling, and bright colors.
This home in Hooked on Houses is much more the look we are going for. It is bright and playful but still an adult home. I love the look of this hallway and the bedroom in this house is beautiful. I love how the homeowner has infused color in an overall vintage and neutral home.
Here are some of the wild colors that will be finding a home in our home.
These quilts, which were all made by my grandmothers or great grandmothers are going to be in a quilt cabinet- as soon as I find, or more likely- make one something like the one pictured below.
I will have to come up with something for the door because I don’t have any windows that size. I love that my grandmothers loved color as much as I do. The quilts are definitely vivid.
The cow print is going to be hung on a reclaimed wood “gate” made from my husband’s family barn and some hardware off their smoke house door. The gate with the picture are going to hang/lean on our fireplace mantle.
The dresser is going to be our media center.
I may be changing out the red on the bottom drawer and knob but I wont know what needs to be done until I see it in the room. We shall see.
Our bedroom will be light with an aqua headboard, coral lamps, white, mismatched, vintage night stands. There will be milk glass vases, my vintage window , and will have wood elements through a pine bedroom dresser and chest of drawers. I am going to love that room.
I have the bed painted Aqua. I am looking for bedding now.
The chicken was painted by a friend and will be hanging in my kitchen. It is so cute. I love that she painted it for me.
It is so much fun dreaming of our soon to be home. I am excited that in two months we should be moving in.
Tick, tick tick. Waiting is hard.