The European farmhouse style home decor inspiration within this Hudson, NY
apartment is rich with French, Swedish, and Belgian style design lessons for us to devour.
There’s a beautifully effortless,
undone, unfussy, honesty to the interior design
which feels at once timeless, serene, and humble.
I could gaze at such European country style interiors forever…and so I do.
(This post is actually a re-run of a prior story here.)
The charming apartment building is also home to the
antique store The Red Chair, owned by
the talented Jocelyn Sinauer,
who has created a most lovely European
country home filled with French,
Swedish, and Italian antiques.
The Red Chair was “Established in 1997 with a concentration in Swedish, Belgian and French antiques. Red Chair provides a cool palette of greys, blues and whites with a focus on original surfaces. Owner Jocie Sinauer makes frequent buying trips to Europe and hand selects every item in the shop. Jocie’s discerning eye and imagination provide a space full of exquisite finds with a focus on 17th, 18th & 19th century finds. ” (via)
Location: Hudson, NY
Homeowner: Jocelyn Sinauer, owner of Red Chair on Warren
Photography: Marili Forastieri and Anna Williams
Source: Remodelista and Gardenista
Styling: Zio + Sons
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Idea No. 1
Capture a Fine Romance.
European farmhouses and country homes often sparkle with a rustically romantic elegance which blends Old World character with modern charm. Crystal chandeliers, gilt mirrors, and aged pieces that get use everyday (like this collection below of ironstone which is both pretty and functional) combine with rustic wood farm tables, stools, and simple linens. To create an interesting, charcter-filled European farmhouse look in your own home, mix high with low, shabby with chic, and rustic with refined. Display the beautiful pieces that speak romance to your heart in bold strokes of free-spirited joy.
Idea No. 2
Refine a Sense of Elegance.
Often a limited or tone on tone color palette in your space will create a greater sense of effortless elegance. In the vignette below, neutral shades of putty, cream, and soft whites bring a quiet tranquility to the space. The forced flowering branches and even the lavender of the candles bring forward a pretty and subtle contrast in this cloud-like, country oasis. Refinement often involves removing the unnecessary or the ungainly so the purity of the design shines forth. Folks who grow up in Europe have access to beautifully timeless architecture and design which trains the eye over time. Since my life in suburbia bears less daily brushes with the refined, I’m thankful for books, magazines, the internet, and blogs to help! One way I have learned to cultivate a sense of refinement is to simple take a photo of a space or vignette and then study what works or does not. For whatever reason, the “impurities” are more easily identified when I approach the refinery process in such a manner.
Idea No. 3
It’s easier than ever to hunt for antiques, vintage, and even new French, Swedish, Belgian, and European country pieces suggestive of age, timelessness and elegance. Not planning a shopping trip abroad? Have you discovered Dering Hall for vintage and more? Swede Collection on DH has you covered for lovely handcrafted fine Gustavian Swedish and French inspired pieces from antique originals.
If you feel primed and prepared for a little more European farmhouse home decor goodness, direct your pretty eyes to this ditty from Lovelyland...are you charmed by this Hudson, NY apartment as I am?
Peace to you right where you are.