10 English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas!

After spying beautiful architecture and interiors from The Fox Group on Instagram (are you following me yet?), I delightedly moseyed over to this firm’s portfolio and felt inspired to create 10 English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas.

BTW. I’m still trying to figure out IG, where I frequently feel lonely while scrolling but can appreciate the convenience of up-to-the-minute postings of some of my favorite creatives like The Fox Group.

White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

The Fox Group. An English farmhouse style home with classic traditional style to inspire our decorating whims.

We’re going beyond a simple tour of a beautiful English farmhouse style new home. We will explore getting the look with decor suggestions as well. Inspiring exterior and interior design ideas and interior decorating tips will help you capture this look.

Onward to lovely!

Timeless white farmhouse by The Fox Group. English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #englishfarmhouse #farmhousestyle #frontporch #traditional #classic #architecture #houseexterior

English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas inspired by The Fox Group.

Homes this Utah-based team designs and executes for clients are certainly wondrous and inspiring for dreamers like moi. The white siding, classic details, and traditional style design elements all work together for a truly timeless result so many of us admire.

What a pleasure to share their work and interior design talents, and if you missed the other day’s 7 Inspiring Design Ideas For Timeless Homesby all means take it for a spin. Today’s home tour courtesy of The Fox Group spotlights a new build designed to fit into a neighborhood of charming, existing older homes.

Leonardo da Vinci quote. Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. #quote #leonardodavinci #simplicity #hellolovelystudio

How to Optimize This Post

First, I encourage you to expand the photos you see on the tour to fully appreciate so many thoughtfully planned features. Second, as you take the tour, do note your favorite exterior and interior design details. Thirdly, don’t miss the RESOURCE GUIDE at the end of the post to learn the sources for some of the EXACT materials, fixtures, and paint colors. Don’t see what you are seeking? Leave a comment and watch me respond! Finally, do check out Cara Fox’s lovely IG after you finish reading.

Le Corbusier quote. The home should be the treasure chest of living. #designquote #corbusier #hellolovelystudio

10 English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas

English Farmhouse Style Curb Appeal

Decorating Idea No. 1: Keep it Simple.

The airy, uncluttered curb appeal lends a modern beauty and London lovely vibe to this traditional home. You gardeners who are reading would likely add a layer of beautiful blooming colors to the already charming front landscape, and for low-maintenance lovers…boom.

White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas #benjaminmooreironmountain

The Fox Group. Similar Antique Brass Handleset: FIND HERE. A Similar English Farmhouse Style Outdoor Wall Sconce: FIND HERE. Brass wall mounted mailbox: FIND HERE. Cedar Planks for Porch Ceiling: FIND HERE. Exterior Siding: 8″ Artisan Hardie Board Planks.  Copper Gutter Downspouts & Downpipes.  Windows: Pella (custom). Paint color for front door: BENAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain.

Similar Antique Brass Handleset: FIND HERE

A Similar English Farmhouse Style Outdoor Wall Sconce: FIND HERE

Brass wall mounted mailbox: FIND HERE

Cedar Planks for Porch Ceiling: FIND HERE

Front Door Paint Color

Iron Mountain Benjamin Moore paint color. #benjaminmooreironmountain #ironmountain #benjaminmooregray #bestdarkgray

BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain 2134-30

Simplicity Begins at the Door

I love the incredibly simple and sweet coir doormat with a single heart at the front door, and there are lovely examples HERE (some of which you can personalize!). My vote goes for this one, to which I would add initials with a white paint pen found here.

Heart N' Arrow Door Mat

Coir door mat with heart and arrow: FIND HERE.

English Farmhouse Style Decoratig Ideas

Decorating Idea No 2: Embrace Contrast.

The dark charcoal gray contrasting with the white feels timeless and classic, and the combo won’t likely fall out of favor.

White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

Similar Antique Brass Handleset: FIND HERE. A Similar English Farmhouse Style Outdoor Wall Sconce: FIND HERE. Brass wall mounted mailbox: FIND HERE. Cedar Planks for Porch Ceiling: FIND HERE. Exterior Siding: 8″ Artisan Hardie Board Planks.  Copper Gutter Downspouts & Downpipes.  Windows: Pella (custom). Paint color for front door: BENAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain. The Fox Group.

If you were to steal just one English farmhouse style design detail from this beautiful exterior, you could add these gorgeous lanterns to your own exterior:

Anchorage 3-Light Outdoor Sconce

English Farmhouse Style Outdoor Wall Sconce: FIND HERE

Transom Window Over Front Door

Decorating Idea No. 3: Transom Window.

This design detail packs a powerful punch in suggesting age and timeless style.

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Similar Antique Brass Handleset: FIND HERE. A Similar English Farmhouse Style Outdoor Wall Sconce: FIND HERE. Brass wall mounted mailbox: FIND HERE. Cedar Planks for Porch Ceiling: FIND HERE. Exterior Siding: 8″ Artisan Hardie Board Planks.  Copper Gutter Downspouts & Downpipes.  Windows: Pella (custom). Paint color for front door: BENAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain.

English Farmhouse Decorating Ideas: ENTRY

Decorating Idea No. 4: Herringbone Pattern for Hardwood Floors.

What a charming look for a European farmhouse feel or an English farmhouse look.

Entry. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

The Fox Group. White oak planks (2.25″) in a herringbone pattern in the entry. Beautiful wainscot paneling in the stairway. Wall paint color is BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White.

Entry with Kelly Wearstler Cubist chandelier. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

Pairs of French doors flank the dramatic entry. Kelly Wearstler Cubist Chandelier by Visual Comfort – more options HERE. Soaring ceiling in the entry with exquisite paneling. Wall paint color is BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White

English Farmhouse Library

Decorating Idea No. 5: Built-ins.

Custom built-in bookshelves in this beautiful library by The Fox Group add so much character and old-fashioned, farmhouse style to the new home. Painting the woodwork and paneling this warm steely grey increases the cozy factor and a desirable cocoon effect.

Library with built-ins. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

Library with built-ins and a beautiful leather chair. The paint color on the trim looks similar to BENJAMIN MOORE Deep Silver 2124-30, a lighter version of the gray used on cabinetry in the home.

In case you’re in the market for a similar-in-feel, friendly priced antique brass task floor lamp…find a classic one HERE. Does a comfy leather Parisian style club chair need to come live with you? I placed two such chairs in my husband’s office very similar to – THIS OPTION, and they do seem to get better with age (like us!).

The attractive and velvety paint color on all the wood trim and door looks similar to BENJAMIN MOORE Deep Silver 2124-30, a lighter version of the BENJAMIN MOORE Trout Gray used on cabinetry in the home.

Benjamin Moore Deep Silver 2124-30. #benjaminmooredeepsilver #bestgreypaintcolor

BENJAMIN MOORE Deep Silver 2124-30

English Farmhouse Kitchen Design Details

Decorating Idea No. 6: Classic White Kitchen.

There are white farmhouse kitchens, and then there is THIS white farmhouse kitchen…catch my drift?

It has been crafted so carefully with bespoke details that even without a single decor item, bowl of fruit, or vase of flowers on the counters, it sings. Classic Shaker style cabinetry, brass hardware, white subway tile, antiqued brass light fixtures, Mid-century modern pendants, open shelving made from natural wood, a farm sink, and a professional range look stunning with a HUGE island and leather bar stools.

Luxurious white classic kitchen. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #kitchendesign #benjaminmooresimplywhite #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

Similar low-priced bar stools RIGHT HERE. Kitchen island is 12′ x 5′. Lighting: Visual Comfort – FIND HERE. Custom Kitchen Cabinetry: Ryan Reeder Cabinets. Kitchen Countertop material: Super White Quartzite  – HERE is a Granite with a similar tone. Kitchen Backsplash: White Subway Tile – FIND HERE and HERE. Brass Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Emtek – FIND HERE. Wall and cabinetry paint color is BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White.

Similar low-priced bar stools RIGHT HERE.

Large sphere pendants over the island play an important design feature and are from Visual Comfort – HERE and Also FIND THEM HERE

If you’re into that very sleek sphere with brass look and want to introduce just a bit of this Mid-century modern brass element to an office, bedroom, or den, you could certainly consider:

Morina Table Lamp, Brass/White

Midcentury-modern Brass Table Lamp: FIND HERE

Less is more. Quote by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. #miesvanderrohe #quote #designquote

Metallic Kitchen Design Details

Decorating Idea No. 7: Antiqued Brass.

The warmth of antiqued brass library style wall sconces and retro island pendants suggests age and impart an English library feel.

Luxurious white classic kitchen with brass accents. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas #kitchendesign #subwaytile #farmsink

The Fox Group. Cabinet paint color is BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White. Antiqued brass lights on the sink wall are Visual Comfort and known as library lights – FIND THEM HERE. I think you will adore more lovely library lights from Visual Comfort right here. Fireclay apron front farm sink is a beauty – find a 36″ farmhouse sink RIGHT HERE and HERE. The exact handsome and simple kitchen faucet/sprayer is RIGHT HERE.

The antiqued brass lights on sink wall are Visual Comfort and actually are called library lights – FIND THEM HERE. I think you will adore the rest of the range of gorgeous library lights from Visual Comfort right here.

The fireclay apron front farm sink is a beauty, and I can’t say enough positive things about how much I love my own – find a 36″ farmhouse sink RIGHT HERE and HERE.

Handsome and simple kitchen faucet/sprayer is RIGHT HERE.

Mantel Farmhouse Floating Shelf

Farmhouse floating shelf.

English Farmhouse Kitchen Design

Decorating Idea No. 8: Open Shelves.

Open shelving is certainly not a surprising feature in a farmhouse kitchen, but this kitchen by The Fox Group demonstrates how the shelves need not be rustic. The natural wood contrasts beautifully against white subway tile and cabinetry and provides space for introducing personality, decor, and color. I would characterize these shelves as adding subtle farmhouse style as opposed to a contrived, overly wrought attempt to identify the kitchen as “farmhouse.”

White oak wood floor in herringbone pattern in white kitchen. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas #kitchendesign #whiteoak #herringbone

White oak hardwoods add irresistible warmth to a classic white kitchen. Lighting: Visual Comfort – FIND HERE. Kitchen Cabinetry: Ryan Reeder Cabinets. Custom Kitchen Countertop material: Super White Quartzite  – HERE is a Granite with a similar tone. Kitchen Backsplash: White Subway Tile – FIND HERE and HERE. Brass Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Emtek – FIND HERE.

More Lovely Open Shelves from The Fox Group

Two Peas and Their Pod modern farmhouse kitchen with open shelving. Design by The Fox Group.

Beautiful kitchen design by The Fox Group for Two Peas And Their Pod. Cabinetry by Benjamin Blackwelder Cabinetry.

For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another. Andree Putman quote. #quote #designquote #interiordesigner

English Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinetry Details

Decorating Idea No. 9: Glass Door Fronts.

I’m cuckoo for this glass door detail The Fox Group added to the wall cabinets on the range wall. New kitchens rarely incorporate wall cabinets which extend to the ceiling, let alone these peekaboo stacked beauties.

While these simple brass cabinet pulls are from Emtek (HERE), I can’t say enough sweet things about cabinet hardware from Top Knobs – check out THIS LOVELY OPTION.

Herringbone pattern for wood floor in white kitchen. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas #kitchendesign #whiteoak #herringbone #woodfoor

That beautiful grey color you see beyond the kitchen on cabinetry in the mud room is BENJAMIN MOORE Trout Gray. Lighting: Visual Comfort – FIND HERE. Custom Kitchen Cabinetry: Ryan Reeder Cabinets. Kitchen Countertop material: Super White Quartzite  – HERE is a Granite with a similar tone. Kitchen Backsplash: White Subway Tile – FIND HERE and HERE. Brass Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Emtek – FIND HERE.

Mud Room & Pantry Cabinetry Paint Color

Trout Gray 2124-20 | Benjamin Moore charcoal gray paint color. #benjaminmooretroutgray #troutgray #paintcolor #charcoalgray #bestdarkgray

BENJAMIN MOORE Trout Gray 2124-20

Classic English Farmhouse Mud Room

Decorating Idea No. 10: Custom Millwork in the Mud Room.

More than just a pretty look, this attention to detail is the sort of craftsmanship designed to stand the test of time.

Farmhouse mud room with custom cabinetry painted Benjamin Moore Trout Gray. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

Brass Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Emtek – FIND HERE. BENJAMIN MOORE Trout Gray on beautiful cabinets and built-in cubbies in the mud room.

Kitchen Design Details

White classic kitchen with Midcentury modern island pendants and herringbone wood floor. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas #kitchendesign #whiteoak #herringbone #woodfloor

That beautiful grey color you see beyond the kitchen on cabinetry in the mud room is BENJAMIN MOORE Trout Gray. Lighting: Visual Comfort – FIND HERE. Custom Kitchen Cabinetry: Ryan Reeder Cabinets. Kitchen Countertop material: Super White Quartzite  – HERE is a Granite with a similar tone. Kitchen Backsplash: White Subway Tile – FIND HERE and HERE. Brass Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Emtek – FIND HERE.

David Collins quote. What is quality? Quality design must have a sense of authenticity...#quote #davidcollins #interiordesigner

White oak hardwood flooring in herringbone pattern in white classic kitchen. White English farmhouse style home by The Fox Group. Come be inspired these English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. #modernfarmhouse #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas #farmhousestyle #decoratingideas

Lighting: Visual Comfort – FIND HERE. Custom Kitchen Cabinetry: Ryan Reeder Cabinets. Kitchen Countertop material: Super White Quartzite  – HERE is a Granite with a similar tone. Kitchen Backsplash: White Subway Tile – FIND HERE and HERE. Brass Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Emtek – FIND HERE.

English Farmhouse RESOURCE GUIDE

Exterior Siding: 8″ Artisan Hardie Board Planks

Copper Gutter Downspouts & Downpipes

Windows: Pella (custom)

Hardwood Flooring: 2.25″  White Oak planks in herringbone pattern – for a wide plank white oak option, SEE THIS

Paint Color for Interiors: BENJAMIN MOORE Simply White

Color of Paint for Front Door: BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain

Paint Color on Cabinetry in Mud Room & Pantry: BENJAMIN MOORE Trout Gray

Lighting: Visual Comfort – FIND HERE

Custom Kitchen Cabinetry: Ryan Reeder Cabinets

Kitchen Countertop material: Super White Quartzite  – HERE is a Granite with a similar tone

Tile for Kitchen Backsplash: White Subway Tile – FIND HERE and HERE

Brass Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Emtek – FIND HERE

A Similar low-priced Kitchen Bar Stools: RIGHT HERE.

Similar Antique Brass Front Door Handleset: FIND HERE

A Similar English Farmhouse Style Outdoor Wall Sconce: FIND HERE

Brass wall mounted mailbox: FIND HERE

Cedar Planks for Porch Ceiling: FIND HERE

10 English Farmhouse Style Decorating Ideas. Come be inspired by this new build by The Fox Group. #englishfarmhouse #interiordesignideas

Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

This home reflects a palette from Benjamin Moore beautifully. In case you too want to consider the range of possibilities and require a Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck…FIND IT HERE.

For more English farmhouse kitchen inspiration, YOU WILL LOVE THIS INSPIRATION from ARTICHOKE DESIGN!

More inspiring design from The Fox Group await…visit them here and visit a timeless house by them we toured HERE.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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18 Comments

  1. July 27, 2018 / 5:21 am

    Too many pretty photos. It’s like with candy–this one looks good. Oh, that one looks good, too…and that one, and the next one….
    I think everybody uses Instagram differently. To me, it’s a brain anesthetic, what I use to mindlessly relax, just watching a parade of beautiful photographs file by. I don’t really read the text–when there’s any at all–because if you have to expand something, you’ve lost me. But I’m quite happy to just scroll and scroll in a wonder world where everything is perfect. But I think my teen has a completely different relationship with IG.

    • michele
      Author
      July 27, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Makes perfect sense. I guess I use IG as a rolodex for designers. Now you can get access to everyone. I just wish I wasn’t so bored by the content. When I want to veg out, it’s all about the real housewives on BRAVO…they xanax me right down. 🙂

  2. Susan
    July 27, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Beautiful, informative post. Thank you Michele!
    Susan in MT

    • michele
      Author
      July 27, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Thanks for reading. Bon weekend, friend! 🙂

  3. Connie
    July 27, 2018 / 9:56 am

    All truly lovely!

    • michele
      Author
      July 27, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thanks for joining the fun. Happy weekend, friend! 🙂

  4. Kathy
    July 27, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Those white oak floors in the herringbone pattern are simply gorgeous!!

    • michele
      Author
      July 27, 2018 / 11:29 am

      I agree – they suggest age and European influence so I love ’em! 🙂

  5. Kay Denman
    July 27, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Hello lovely , Take a look at Anton K antiques in Cheltenham uk. Their house will make you drool.

    • michele
      Author
      July 27, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Thanks for thinking of me – I will! 🙂

  6. July 27, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Simply elegant and farmhouse-like all at the same time! The herringbone floors, brass hardware and marble countertops in the kitchen make it feel very sophisticated. The exterior looks farmhouse. Put it all together and it’s stunning! Have a happy weekend my friend!

    • michele
      Author
      July 28, 2018 / 7:52 am

      I’m a huge fan of the flooring pattern playing a starring role. And I love the color of the wood! Happy weekend, Holly. 🙂

  7. Darcia L Cowart
    July 27, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    We live in Okatie SC a suburb of Bluffton/Hilton Head. We specifically bought in Oldfield Plantation because the entire Plantation is filled with wonderful ancient oak trees hanging moss and Magnolia trees. All of the homes are the Low Country Design and incorporate historical architecture. I persume these homes are in the 400 to 500 range. True farm homes have large plank wood floors, often reclaimed from old buildings. They do not have patterned floors. Nor do they have a open 2 story entry. If a room has a 2 story open area it has post and beams. Library is good. And yes they are painted a neutral grey. Love the mud room. That correct. The kitchen correct. All homes have gas lamps.
    Windows have changed. They are framed in a dark wood to match wood doors. Also dark. Also some of the roof needs ro be in Tin. The black looks amazing against the white white of the house. Or a light grey to reduce the heat. Loved the bead and batton on the walls. Thats old world charm. Needs an area done in dark brown brick w 1 inch thick white mortor. Dloaring shelves in kitch catch all the dust and grime we do not realize disperses when we cook. Anyone with them hates it. You must wash any dish before using it.

    • michele
      Author
      July 28, 2018 / 7:51 am

      The Plantation sounds amazing. In the case of this home, I think the builder is simply identifying this custom home as English farmhouse simply for convenience in differentiating their projects. They aren’t promoting it as an example of design purity for English country style, but since it has some English influences, it helps with communication. Someone else might describe it as “modern farmhouse meets European country” for example. Another might say “New England classic” with Parisian flooring, etc. Does that make sense? Thanks for adding another layer of lovely here.

  8. Monica
    August 2, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Do you know the actual brand of the camel bar stools? I’ve been looking for some that color forever! 🙂

    Thank you!

    • michele
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      I believe they are the slope leather bar stools at West Elm. 🙂

  9. Monica
    August 2, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Hey! Do you know the actual brand of those kitchen bar stools? I’ve been looking for that color leather for quite some time and can’t seem to find it anywhere. Thank you!

    • michele
      Author
      August 2, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      They are so great! I think they were found at West Elm if memory serves me! Hope this helps. 🙂

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