When I first saw these next two room shots featuring our Slater Mill dining furniture, they reminded me a lot of the farmhouse style that we see Joanna Gaines doing so well these days on the very popular HGTV show, Fixer Upper.
Her look is always relaxed, unpretentious and welcoming, but not necessarily always casual. In the rooms she designs for her clients, she creates a nice mix of elements by combining found objects and reclaimed wood with more modern touches like geometric print rugs or pillows.
In her blog post At the Roots: Joanna Unpacks Her Style, Joanna had this to say about the style of her own home: “When I designed our century old farmhouse I wanted it to feel and look like it did a hundred years ago. It’s not overdone, but it’s comfortable and reminiscent of times past that we all can relate to in some way. I long to keep the space simple and clean since this is where we go to retreat and unwind…”
Another interesting element commonly used on Fixer Upper, and in the Slater Mill dining room as well, is shiplap or planked walls. It’s a great look and if you’re interested in incorporating it into your space, these links may help:
- The Enduring Appeal of Shiplap – Remodelista
- Where to Use Shiplap – Holly Mathis Interiors
- Architectural Details: Shiplap Paneling – The Inspired Room
- How to Hang Fake Shiplap Paneling – Hooked On Houses
- How to Install a Plank Wall – Sawdust Girl