12 Design Ideas Inspired By a Timeless Connecticut Farmhouse

12 Design Ideas Inspired By a Timeless Connecticut Farmhouse revisits an inspiring home in New Canaan, Connecticut with an eclectic mix of furnishings. This beautifully renovated country house with classically sophisticated interiors did double duty as a residence and showroom for One Kings Lane. If you have not yet discovered or shopped OKL lately, be prepared for deep sighs and major daydreaming. It’s not just for new homewares either…score vintage on the site as well.

Gorgeously classic and traditional yet modern country breakfast nook with round dining table and light blue accents - in the home of OKL president Debbie Propst. #countrykitchens #moderncountrykitchen

Project: One King’s Lane Architect: Royal Barry Wills Designer: Nicole Fisher Photography: Frank Tribble

12 Design Ideas Inspired By a Timeless Connecticut Farmhouse

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Design Idea No. 1: Slate for Walkways & Flooring

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Such a classic and timeless material, yes?

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

I love the sharp contrast of rugged slate with sumptuous velvet here (above).

Design Idea No. 2: Board & Batten Paneling

It’s such a smart look for an accent wall!

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane
Fortuny Pillow, OKL
Beautiful peek inside OKL's president's Connecticut country home. Dutch door, topiaries, and an unexpected modern chandelier - photo by Quintessence.
photo: Quintessence

Design Idea No. 3: Charming Pattern Play

While I’m not one for living with much pattern at all in my interiors, I love how experienced designers mix them with abandon.

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

While there aren’t steadfast rules, there are tried and true ways to master the mix.

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Sometimes it helps to simply study the rooms you favor and train your eye.

Lamp in living room at One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Design Idea No. 4: Spheres in Fireplace

I love the clean look of these.

Find heat resistant stone fire spheres HERE.

Design Idea No. 5: Robin’s Egg Blue Accents

This use of blue is amazing with the rustic boarded side of the island!

Kitchen with blue bar stools at One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

And who can resist a blue Dutch door?

Kitchen at One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Design Idea No. 6: Hotel Silver Collection + Beadboard

I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition…

Gorgeous country kitchen with shelves of ironstone against beadboard - this is the Connecticut farmhouse of OKL president Debbie Propst - photo by Country Living.
Country Living

Design Idea No. 7: Freestanding Island

I mean one work table or island is great, but why not two if there’s room?

Kitchen at One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane
On worktable: Farmhouse Pottery, OKL

Design Idea No. 8: Cheerful Blue Stripes

That gorgeous light blue shows up again under a breakfast dining table.

Dining room at One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

While another stripe joins an entry area.

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Happy crocodiles on a dining table? Why not?

Design Idea No. 9: Plates on Wall

It’s traditional for sure, but plates hung on the wall with a MCM geometric mirror feel fresh.

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

I like the non-contrived feel of this too:

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Design Idea No. 10: Grasscloth on Ceiling

I am about to move into a home with swirly textured ceilings, and what I wouldn’t give to cover a few of them like this:

Butler pantry with shiplap in One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Design Idea No. 11: Colorblocked Stacks

Loving this modern art on a traditional planked wall along with the artfully stacked books:

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Design Idea No. 12: Bell Jars & Ginger Jars

If you love classic traditional style, I’m sure you’re into the light fixture and chinoiserie here.

One Kings Lane Connecticut Farmhouse Showroom with modern farmhouse interior design. #traditionalstyle #farmhouse #onekingslane

Get the Look: Sophisticated Timeless Farmhouse

Go inside this beautiful farmhouse!

Paint Color Ideas

While I don’t have exact paint colors (yet) to share, the colors are reminiscent of English or European country homes. Farrow & Ball is an excellent source for such a palette.

Farrow & Ball Color Swatches
Farrow & Ball Color Swatches

Round Dining Table

The beautiful round dining table in the breakfast room is one you can customize as you wish. For example, white chalk paint was used in this design.

Charlotte Round Dining Table, Old White
Charlotte Round Dining Table: FIND HERE
Charlotte Round Dining Table, Natural
Charlotte Round Dining Table (Natural), OKL. 12 Design Ideas from a Lovely Timeless Farmhouse with Photos of a Sophisticated Connecticut Home…certainly charming indeed. Interior design inspiration: traditional country style and classic decor to inspire as well as shopping resources to get the look!

Rustic Farmhouse Accents

Throughout the kitchen and butler pantry, you’ll see pieces from Farmhouse Pantry’s beautiful collection which are both functional, decorative, and highly collectible!

Beehive Honey Pot Set, Natural/White
Beehive Honey Pot Set, OKL. 12 Design Ideas from a Lovely Timeless Farmhouse with Photos of a Sophisticated Connecticut Home…certainly charming indeed. Interior design inspiration: traditional country style and classic decor to inspire as well as shopping resources to get the look!

Pretty Basket Trio

Innovative Lighting

Charlton Sconce, Black/Brass
Charlton Black/Brass Sconce: FIND HERE.
Agnes Large Pendant, Matte Black
Agnes Large Pendant (Aerin), OKL
Fontaine Vertical Pendant, Aged Iron
Fontaine Vertical Pendant (Aged Iron), OKL

Robin’s Egg Blue Stools

Shown: Ebony Stain on Maple
Fan Back Bar Stool, O&G Studio

Blue & White Porcelain

Traditional Foyer Lighting

Black & Brass

Dusty Rose Inspiration

While the gorgeous linen sofa in this home is no longer available, there are beautiful dusty rose accents to consider for your own living room.

This color actually resembles more of a salmon hue for me, what do you think?

Cara 84" Skirted Sofa, Rose Linen
84″ Cara Sofa in Rose Linen (Brownstone Upholstery): no longer available
Smoked Salmon paint color by Benjamin Moore - a dusty coral color.
BENJAMIN MOORE Smoked Salmon

Reminds me of that “suntan” color Leanne Ford used in her guest cottage.

Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck
Inspirational quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Hello Lovely Studio
Ada Long Lumbar Pillow, Rose Linen
Rose Linen Lumbar Pillow, OKL. 12 Design Ideas from a Lovely Timeless Farmhouse with Photos of a Sophisticated Connecticut Home…certainly charming indeed. Interior design inspiration: traditional country style and classic decor to inspire as well as shopping resources to get the look!
Inspirational quote on a dusty salmon ground.
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Blue Stripes

You can’t miss the casual loveliness cheerful stripes bring throughout this sophisticated modern farmhouse. I am smitten with One King Lane’s selection of pillows – and how they are mixed so brilliantly in the showhouse.

Canyon Stripe Rug
Blue Stripe Area Rug: FIND HERE
Martin 76" Slipcovered Bench, Navy
Slipcovered Benches: FIND HERE

Traditional & Timeless Pieces

Cheshire Daybed, Cream Linen
Cheshire Daybed: FIND HERE
Jacobean Flair 22x22 Throw Pillow, Red
Jacobean Flair Throw Pillow: FIND HERE

Modern Art

The Delineation of Space I P.2, David Grey
David Grey Art Work: FIND HERE
Virginia Woolf quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing