Eclectic Home Tour – Polished Farmhouse

Every color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) is represented throughout the house except for one … violet! So even though you won’t find anything purple, you will definitely find a home that exudes happiness. “Color is my thing.” says Alison Kandler. She describes the style of today’s vibrantly colorful Eclectic Home Tour as “polished farmhouse.” Are you ready to be inspired by this masterful mix of color and pattern?

Eclectic Home Tour of Polished Farmhouse - love the yellow kitchen island and the glass front refrigerator

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A delft blue Lacanche range and an island painted a happy shade of yellow add fun pops of color to the mostly white kitchen.

Beautiful blue Lacanche range in this stunning white kitchen

The kitchen chairs got a custom paint job to match the color of the range and a transom window is a nod to those found in old houses.

Beautiful kitchen with blue Tolex chairs and vintage green table

Throughout the house, you’ll spot bookcases and cabinets with wallpapered backs. These are a great place to add a backdrop of color and pattern.

Love the wallpaper on the back wall of these open kitchen cabinets

An unexpected detail is the interior of this brass lantern painted pink.

Love the built in bookcase on the staircase and the shiplap

Another client says Alison is like a drug dealer when it comes to wallpaper! Can you believe the the color palette for the entire house was inspired by the wallpaper on the back of this built-in bookcase that’s recessed into the staircase wall.

Beautiful staircase wall of vintage portrait paintings

The homeowner gravitates towards portrait paintings from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

Vintage portrait painting gallery wall

A variety of pillows gives the living room a relaxed vibe.

Colorful living room with fun fabrics

Notice the back of the built-in cupboard and the ceiling in the dining room painted a similar blue to the range which helps provide design continuity from room to room.

Beautiful and colorful dining room with stunning pair of chandeliers and built in chine cabinet

A chippy old green coffee table is surrounded by lots of colorful furniture in the family room.

Colorful family room with built in bookcases

“I bring in lots of vintage stuff. I don’t want it to look like one-stop shopping but like pretty things that have been collected over the years,” says Alison.

Love the wallpaper on the back of these built in bookcases

The home office is separated from the great room by an orange pocket door (painted the same color as the front door). Once again, notice the back of the bookshelves painted in the same shade of soft sky blue that’s woven throughout the home.

Love this home office with orange pocket door

The master bedroom takes a more neutral approach with white walls and grass cloth wallpaper with color brought in with bedding and accessories.

Vintage style bamboo bed and nailhead trim nightstand

Nailhead trim on the nightstand pairs beautifully with a vintage inspired faux bamboo bed.

Beautiful grasscloth wallpaper and a stunning vintage portrait painting

More vintage details that really show off the homeowners style.

Vintage details

The master bath takes a break from all the color and is a soothing sea of marble and white walls.

Love this white bathroom with marble floor and freestanding tub

Painted wood floors in an oversize checkerboard pattern flow through the kids rooms.

Colorful bedroom with oversized diamond painted wood floor and yellow bed

Alison says the kids bathroom is a “fresh take on classic farmhouse elements.” White subway tile creates a place for the eye to rest amid all the color and pattern.

Colorful bathroom with blue and green diamond painted wood floors and orange clawfoot tub

A dream worthy laundry room, complete with perforated metal inserts in some of the cabinets, has a vintage inspired look.

Beautiful white laundry room with sink and open shelves

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  1. I could move in to this house tomorrow and be so happy. All the colors just pop. This is one of my favorite homes you have ever featured. Gorgeous!

  2. This house is so happy, yet sophisticated, and a BIG breath of fresh air amid all the drab gray and white everywhere. Beautifully and artfully done!!!

  3. Quite unique, and very well done, loved the color combinations. Thanks and have a happy Memorial Day weekend.

  4. I love the colors in this house! I could walk from room to room and take in the ambiance! Thanks for fun ideas.

  5. After years of eclectic design with lots of colors, I went the neutral route with neutral furniture and colorful accessories. After seeing this home, I’m ready to convert to my old self. It made me so happy to see these beautifully put-together rooms with color, vintage pieces, perfectly curated artwork, and accessories. Having the same colors throughout the house made the decor flow cohesively throughout! Thank you for this eclectic home tour series. I can’t wait to see more.

  6. I’m in love with her glorious use of color! I have pinned several of her pictures over on Pinterest…her bedroom always gets me! Thanks for sharing her whole home! I’m in love!

  7. I love this house! The color is so fresh and attractive, especially after so many years of white and gray. So much character!

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