Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bohemian Farmhouse Inspiration

Seems like two words that don't go together right? But it can be done!

My parents are finally building their dream home at Ridgetop Farm and have asked me to help design it. I am very excited! My mom wants it to feel like a farmhouse but, like me or maybe I'm like her, she's a bit eclectic/bohemian. I wanted to stay true to her style yet find a way for the decor to match the design of the house and the "farm" it sits on. I have farm in quotes because their only animals are cats!

I'm thinking the color scheme should be blue and white with touches of gold. Bold mixes of pattern and a lot of texture.

Blue and white is a very traditional color combo but by doing it in bohemian prints it feels fresh and eclectic. Adding in natural elements like wood, seagrass, birch and rough linen brings in the farmhouse element perfectly.

Preppy stripe and eclectic paisley with a bead board wall. Love the use of vintage art in this mix. My mom LOVED this image.

Another great mix of pattern. The open lantern pendants have great style. Finding some in a weathered zinc finish would be awesome too. I will be on the lookout.

They have a big open room like this after you come through the front door. It has to be a combined entryway, formal dining, library and family room. Theirs isn't near this big even! It will be a similar set up however with the couch dividing the space and a dining table behind it. They also have some exposed beams in the ceiling as well.

My mom has always dreamed of having a vintage buffet. There isn't really room for one since the front door opens right into the big combined space and the formal dining is closest to the door. There is however a large wall where I thought a buffet piece like the one above could double as an entry way table. Best of both worlds!

For the library we'll be using this tutorial from Little Green Notebook to turn inexpensive Ikea bookshelves to built ins. We'll have a parsons desk nearby and two wing chairs with a fun pattern in front of the shelves.

I think a pedestal table like this one from wisteria is perfect for the space. With the sofa, shelves and tables there's a lot of squares in here so a round table is just the ticket. It's also big enough to seat 6.

And just last weekend mom and I scored this gorgeous gold and milk glass vintage chandelier for only $100!

I've also put together a tentative grouping of fabrics and rugs.

A busier geometric

A fun  floral

A simple geometric

This rug below the table in the dining room with the simple geo on the chairs.

And this for curtains, although I may need this fabric for myself!

And of course seagrass under the living room sofa. Still need to find the right sectional for that room then I will figure out the coffee table situation.

And I can't forget the gorgeous view off the back of the house!


What do you guys think?


Kristen said...

Boho farmhouse?! Sounds like perfection to me. Can't wait to see it come together.

Anonymous said...

I love all of your ideas and can't wait to see the finished product! Party time!

Mom said...

That was me saying that comment! Mom

Sarah Greenman said...

YAY! How exciting!

Shavonda said...

Love this. All the inspiration is just gorgeous.

Mirna said...

I would love to get some decoration like this, i always dream with a pretty and big house, in fact thats what i am trying to get at the moment, because i am going to make a big travel and i am looking a house for rent at

Darren Lanphere said...

Building their dream home in a farm? Wow! I’m sure your mom is very excited about this. And thanks to you, designing will be much easier since you have the same sense of style as hers. How is it going, anyway? It would be nicer if her house is situated in an actual farm.

Darren @ Mirr Ranch Group

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Hello! It’s very responsible work, to design your parents’ house and I think it’s necessary to approach this with the utmost seriousness. The pictures you has posted are very nice and I really enjoy the style that you have chosen. You have wonderful ideas, so probably haven’t to worry :) Good luck!