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.
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
Such a classic and timeless material, yes?
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!
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.
While there aren’t steadfast rules, there are tried and true ways to master the mix.
Sometimes it helps to simply study the rooms you favor and train your eye.
Design Idea No. 4: Spheres in Fireplace
I love the clean look of these.
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Design Idea No. 5: Robin’s Egg Blue Accents
This use of blue is amazing with the rustic boarded side of the island!
And who can resist a blue Dutch door?
Design Idea No. 6: Hotel Silver Collection + Beadboard
I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition…
Design Idea No. 7: Freestanding Island
I mean one work table or island is great, but why not two if there’s room?
Design Idea No. 8: Cheerful Blue Stripes
That gorgeous light blue shows up again under a breakfast dining table.
While another stripe joins an entry area.
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.
I like the non-contrived feel of this too:
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:
Design Idea No. 11: Colorblocked Stacks
Loving this modern art on a traditional planked wall along with the artfully stacked books:
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.
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.
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.
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!
Pretty Basket Trio
Robin’s Egg Blue Stools
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?
Reminds me of that “suntan” color Leanne Ford used in her guest cottage.
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.
Traditional & Timeless Pieces
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