Exceptionally Eclectic – City Farmhouse Blog

Eclectic Home Tour City Farmhouse blog - love the neutrals in this coastal home kellyelko.com

Jen from City Farmhouse blog loves stuff!

She brings it home, lives with it awhile, then makes her mark by repainting, reupholstering and rearranging.

And she really knows her stuff as can be seen from her amazing water front home on Long Island.

The family room says it all.


The entire huge room including all furniture (except sofas), accessories, pillows, rugs … was done for less than $1,700.

Love this coastal mantel with vintage window and stone fireplace surround kellyelko.com

Thanks to Jen’s knack for finding fabulous things at estate & yard sales and shops like Home Goods and outlet stores.

Neutral drapes and a fun growth chart in this stunning coastal home kellyelko.com

Even her stairs have got my number.

Numbered stair risers in this stunning coastal home kellyelko.com

The farmhouse dining room has an eclectic mix of furniture including this striped bench.

DIY grain sack bench in this beautiful coastal dining room kellyelko.com

And Jen created this fabulous built in cabinet where there was once an empty space.

Dining room hutch - love the collections and neutral decor kellyelko.com

MDF + decal = bicycle art for less than $20.

Decal artwork is so affordable and unique kellyelko.com

This $60 hutch needed a little oomph with the help of chalkboard paint.

But if Jen ever gets sick of the paint, she did something ingenious to make sure she can remove it in seconds – yes, she painted it on contact paper!

Makeover a flea market piece of vintage furniture with chalkboard paint kellyelko.com

Don’t you just love the wall color in Jen’s kitchen?

Farmhouse kitchen - love the paint color and two glass pendant lights kellyelko.com

It pays to live by the water where Jen found this piece of driftwood and turned it into a towel holder.

Her bathroom art is simply an old frame painted and filled with starfish and burlap.

Easy DIY artwork with starfish in this coastal bathroom kellyelko.com

And last, but definitely not least, is Jen’s amazing water view.

My unsuspecting new friend doesn’t realize she’s just a hop, skip and jump away from me.

Hope she doesn’t turn out the lights and draw the curtains when she sees me pull up!

What a view from this coastal farmhouse porch kellyelko.com

Head across the water to visit Jen at City Farmhouse where I’m sure she’ll give you a Long Island welcome.

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  1. Another gorgeous home tour. I very much enjoyed the peek 😉 And that is totally ingenious with the contact paper trick. I’ve seen that piece before and never would have guessed! Smart cookie 😉

  2. You just got to love her house – it’s is so beautiful and serene! I could totally move in there, if she made a little space for me 😉 In many houses that coastal style looks weird because the coast is thousands of miles away, but here it makes sense and ties the inside to the outside!

  3. Wow, Jen’s home is just beautiful. I love everything about it, but was super inspired by the chalkboard paint on contact paper – definitely ingenius! And looove the way she turned the driftwood into a towel holder. Such creative ideas. Thanks so much for sharing, Kelly 🙂

  4. What a sleek and gorgeous home, Kelly–thank you so much for the lovely pictures. I really like the striped bench, and how clever to do the chalk paint on contact paper–smart! I appreciate you visiting my blog today–always nice to hear from you!

  5. Jen, you have a beautiful home filled with so many wonderful treasures and many creative ideas…and the view is phenomenal!!…Thanks so much Kelly for presenting a tour of Jen’s gorgeous home…I love her inscription on the hutch…I run on Dunkin’ too!!!

  6. Beautiful! That hutch with the chalkboard paint is exacy what I’m looking for for my dining room. I’m sure it’s vintage, but I don’t even know how to search for it online. Help!!

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