Eclectic Home Tour – The Farmhouse Project
If you’ve ever wished you could follow your passion and start life over in a small town while renovating the farmhouse of your dreams, you’re going to love today’s Eclectic Home Tour of The Farmhouse Project! “They traded in taxis for pickup trucks and store-bought for handmade, and filled their lives with what brought
them the most joy: entertaining, cooking, gardening, learning to live off the land, restoring an old farmhouse, and creating sustainably-made home goods.”
Shawn, a designer and Kris, a doctor, said keep Manhattan just give me that countryside when they moved from their hectic life in New York City to a rural town in upstate New York. Says Shawn, “Our farmhouse, originally known as the Woodman Cottage, was built in the year 1800 by the Woodman family, proprietors of the local grain mill and is one of the oldest homes in town. In the previous century the Woodmans’ property was significantly larger, allowing them to farm and breed cattle. Today the charming Dutch colonial farmhouse is surrounded by seemingly ancient black walnut trees, other beautiful homes, and wonderful neighbors.”
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Nature inspired the color scheme on the first floor and a crystal chandelier adds glamour.
The house boasts rare American chestnut trim throughout, including the great room with coffered ceiling and wainscoting.
Cocktails anyone? Who needs a bar cart when you can have an antique buffet bar.
A pair of settees are upholstered in coordinating fabrics and the owners initials are stitched onto antique grain sack pillows.
The dining room is perfectly placed to take advantage of roaring fires from the stone fireplace with chunky wood mantel.
The farmhouse boasts a simple kitchen that eliminates upper cabinets in favor of letting in more natural light from a giant window and a rustic wood table makes the perfect island.
One of my biggest tips to make a kitchen seem more high end is to take the backsplash tile all the way up to the ceiling.
My silhouette collection pales in comparison to this stunning antique silhouette gallery wall that fills the entire staircase wall.
If the downstairs was all about neutral business, the upstairs is a colorful party!
The whimsical pink and blue bird and floral wallpaper is beautifully reflected in the Venetian inspired mirror that Shawn designed when he worked as a product designer for Ethan Allen.
Plate walls aren’t just for kitchens and dining rooms and should definitely be considered when decorating a bathroom.
Another gallery wall that mixes old a new art.
Toile wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for green platters and plates above the headboard.
Fresh flowers are always a good idea and curly branches add height and drama.
This picture perfect farmhouse, barn and old Ford pickup truck that perfectly matches the shutters, is straight out of a storybook.
When Shawn and Kris aren’t tending to their chickens or updating their farmhouse, they’re dreaming up unique new products that reflect their passion for entertaining and living a low-impact, sustainable lifestyle (I’m lusting over the colorful butterfly cloches)!
Visit The Farmhouse Project to see more of this charming farmhouse.
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Love the kitchen and that window! A beautiful home.
It’s a stunner! Glad you enjoyed it Lisa!
How absolutely stunning! It was so refreshing viewing an older home, whose character has been kept. I live in an 1903 Colonial Revival that my husband painstakingly stripped off all the white painted wood to bring back the glorious oak that was underneath. I hope we are going back to the natural woods and richer colors. Although lovely, the all white décor does not work in an older home, in my opinion. Thank you for a real day maker! Beautiful!!!
They really brought her back to her original glory! They stripped so much white paint off of the woodwork Linda!
What a beautiful home and that silhouette gallery is amazing!
You know I’m going to be hunting down more silhouettes now! Have a great weekend!
I am in love with the dark teal wallpaper! I have samples taped to my dining room walls now and this has given me courage to go ahead with this bold yet rich statement! Thanks!
I’m so glad you’re taking a design risk Mary! I would love to see pics when you’re done!
What an amazing house tour! I love every single space. I had not heard of them before and am looking forward to exploring their website…thanks so much for sharing, Kelly!
This is one of my favorite home tours of all time Linda and I’m so glad you liked it too!
I absolutely love this old gem of a farmhouse! Wow, they really did an amazing job of labor and love. Could I turn into a little mouse and take up residence there?
You’ll be a little country mouse Kelly!
If you don’t reply it’s alright, my computer was acting up, loved this house i want to live there. Hope everything is ok at your house it is crazy here in Oklahoma.
Such a charming home! I love that they stayed true to the home and kept the decor to reflect the vintage style
I agree! They stripped all the paint off of that gorgeous wood Jamala!
Beautiful home inside and out! I love all the unique furniture they have!
They have such great taste and I love the way they put all their antiques and cool finds together Lisa!
What a beautiful house. This post a visual treat. Thank you so much for sharing it!
Glad you enjoyed this special farmhouse tour Ilona!
That would be my dream kitchen! I love it!
I would love to cook in this kitchen Kathy!
This is off topic, but do you have knockout rose in your garden? I am debating that or Hydrangea in the front of my house. I don’t think I can or should layer both. So the question is which do I pick. I want things sort of contained and not covering my bay window. All thoughts welcome! Thank you.
I don’t have knockout roses Jeanne but I think they require more care (bugs, mildew) than hydrangeas do. I love that hydrangeas are pretty low maintenance. Just make sure you plant the correct ones (sun loving vs shade). Here’s a post I wrote all about hydrangeas: https://www.kellyelko.com/hydrangeas-101-complete-guide-choosing-planting-growing-pruning-tips/
This is a stunning home! Thank you for the tour
Glad you enjoyed this farmhouse Anna!