Recreate This Room – Cozy Cottage

We all know there are just some pins that everyone LOVES, and get pinned over and over again!!  Every time you scroll through pinterest, it keeps popping up, and you STILL click on it every time.  No matter what you do, you can’t control yourself!!  You know the ones that I am talking about!!  They are Magical & Dreamy- just like the picture below!  There is just something special about this room that makes you want to curl up on the couch and get cozy – am I right??     So, what’s a girl supposed to do??  Well, if you’re a blogger like me……you create a new blog series – called Recreate This Room where I show you how to get this look.  Let’s go!!  Who’s ready to create this room:  cozy cottage??!!


RECREATE THIS ROOM:  COZY COTTAGE

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THE STYLE:

First things first:

What makes this room sooooo special?  Well, from the sheepskin rug on the sectional to the white-washed brick fireplace with cascading greenery….it just screams “welcome.”  It is soft, yet sophisticated.  It is understated, yet balanced.  It is white and fresh, but still warm.  It is gorgeous!!

Secondly:

The room is not “staged.”  What does that mean??  The bean bag is somewhat crumpled, the sheepskin rug is gently hanging off the chaise sofa, and none of the decorating is symmetrical.  You “love” the room…..well because it looks “lived in.”  And if you love it that much (because we know it is a top pinned image), how can you duplicate this look?

 

***This post contains affiliate links which means that I will receive a small commission if you purchase something from these links.  I only recommend products that support my blog content, and are intended to help your decorating process easier & more enjoyable!!  Thanks for your support***

If you are looking for more brick fireplace inspiration or more information on German Schmear technique…..click here or here.

 


RECREATE THIS ROOM:  THE ELEMENTS

  1. couch
  2. fur rug
  3. striped pouf
  4. ivory curtain
  5. black rod
  6. white cabinet
  7. bronze lantern
  8. 2 baskets
  9. white window pane
  10. greenery garland – mantel
  11. topiary ball
  12. wooden trough

  1.  Couch with Chaise, Option 2                                                                      2.  Sheepskin Fur Rug, Fur Throw

Hainesville Sectional

 

 

 

3.  PoufOption 2Option 3, Option 4                                                         4.  Ivory CurtainsOption 2, Option 3

 

Urban Shop Square Striped Pouf in NavyMILDRID Curtains, 1 pair IKEA The curtains let the light through but provide privacy so they are perfect to use in a layered window solution.

 

5.  Curtain Rod- black, Option 2- bronze                                          6.  White HutchOption 2, Option 3

Westmont Standard Bookcase

7.  LanternOption 2, Option 3                                           8.  Large Baskets, Option 2, Option 3

Pinckneyville Triple LED Candle Glass Lantern

 

Round Woven Tray with Handles

 

 

 

9.  Window Pane, Option 2, Option 3                                         10.  Greenery Garland, Option 2

Barn Window Pane Mirror Homesteader Style-23.5-inch X 33.25-inch

 

Live Olive Leaf & Myrtle Garland

 

 

11.  Topiary Ball, Option 2, Option 3                                                           12.  Wooden troughOption 2

 

Phoenix 2 Piece Wood Planter Box Set

If you are looking for more brick fireplace inspiration click:  35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplaces Ideas, or 30 Stunning White Brick Fireplace Ideas.

 

 

 

 

Happy Shopping!!  Have a great weekend!!

Love & Hugs 🙂

 

p.s.  What is your favorite item from the list?  or do you have more than one??  I am torn…I think the woven tray and lantern are my picks!!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help finding anything?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Modern Farmhouse Staple: The Antique Black Bed (Part 2)

So, you have read through Modern Farmhouse Staple:  The Antique Black Bed (Part 1) and picked out your favorite inspiration antique black bed picture, but now what? You know YOUR STYLE, but you are still feeling a little overwhelmed.   Modern Farmhouse Staple:  Antique Black Bed (part 2).

The beds start blending together and looking the same, and well…. you just don’t know where to go from here.   I have done a little research and picked out the Best Modern Farmhouse (Antique) Black Beds to help you.  It’s time to have the modern farmhouse bedroom you’ve been dreaming about!

***NOTE*** These beds are antique reproductions (made to look like antiques).  Just wanted to clarify that – thnx!!

***This post contains affiliate links which means that I will receive a small commission if you purchase something from those links.  Please see my disclosure and privacy policies below.  Thanks for your support!! 🙂 ***


MODERN FARMHOUSE STAPLE: 

THE ANTIQUE BLACK BED (PART 2)

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Here are my picks for the Best (reproduction) Antique Black Beds to help you achieve your Modern Farmhouse master bedroom or guest bedroom style. 

I tried to give as many options (different shapes, designs, styles, & sizes) as possible.   I have options for king-sized beds, queen or full-sized beds, twin beds, bunk beds, and daybeds.

I have broken them down into 7 categories:

  • No. 1 = bed frames with clean lines
  • No. 2 = bed frames with curves
  • No. 3 = bed frames with spindles
  • No. 4 = bed frames with panels
  • No. 5 = bed frames with fabric
  • No. 6 = bed frame with designs
  • No. 7 = bed frames with scrolls

***NOTE*** As always, I choose items that are very budget-friendly because price is always a factor.     

***NOTE***  Some of the beds may be rubbed black or dark bronze (just wanted to give you a heads up when searching.  Both colors will still achieve the dark frame color).


MODERN FARMHOUSE STAPLE: 

THE ANTIQUE BLACK BED (PART 2)


#1 – BED FRAMES WITH CLEAN LINES

 

1.  Click Here, Here, or Here                                                                              2.  Click Here or Here
Leavitt Panel Bed
Lyster Platform Bed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#2 – BED FRAMES WITH CURVES

3.  Click Here or Here                                                                                4.  Click Here or Here 

Cavaillon Panel Bed

Alioth Queen Panel Bed

 


5.  Click Here or Here                                                                                6. Click Here or Here

Berwick Daybed

 

Copake Panel Bed


#3 -BED FRAMES WITH SPINDLES

 
7.  Click Here or Here                                                                       8. Click Here
Paula Deen Home River House The Guest Room Bed, River Bank, Queen
 
Jenny Lind Twin Size Bed, Black
 

#4 – BED FRAMES WITH PANELS

9.  Click Here or Here                                                                                          10.  Click Here

 

Monoco Rustic Industrial Black Metal Coco Brown Wood Full Platform Bed

Twin over Twin Metal Wood Bunk Bed, Black
 

11.  Click Here or Here                                                                                       12.  Click Here or Here

 
Emerald Home Metal Bed
 
Cassiopeia Standard Bed
 
 

#5 – BED FRAMES WITH FABRIC

13.  Click Here                                                                                                       14.  Click Here or Here

Warren Upholstered Metal Bed, Pewter and Brown, King

Adan Upholstered Standard Bed
 

#6 –  BED FRAMES WITH DESIGNS

15.  Click Here                                                                                             16.  Click Here or Here
Trenton Bed Set, Full, Bed Frame Included, 1859BFR
"X" Metal Bed, Black, Queen
 

 
17.  Click Here                                                                                         18.  Click  Here or Here
 
Queen Metal Bed Frame With Round Final Posts Headboard and Footboard

#7 – BED FRAMES WITH SCROLLS

19.  Click Here                                                                                               20.  Click Here

Primitive Sienna Iron Bed, QueenPattonsburg Platform Bed
 
 

 
If you want to see more inspirational pictures to help make your decision easier, here is the link again.  Click Modern Farmhouse Staple:  The Antique Black Bed (Part 1).  This post will help you decide what bed design best suits your farmhouse style.
 
Let me know which one you choose – I’d love to see it in your house!!  It’s soooo exciting to see before and after pictures of bedroom makeovers.  Keep me posted!!
 

Have an Awesome Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 
Need more modern farmhouse inspiration?  Try Shiplap Ideas (Part 1) & (Part 2), 12 Best Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools, and Brick Fireplaces natural (part 2) and white (part 1).
 
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Modern Farmhouse Staple: The Antique Black Bed (Part 1)

In every industry, you have go-to items – staples that people cannot live without.  In the consumer industry, you have food and drinks.  In the fashion industry you have clothes and shoes.  And in the Modern Farmhouse Industry (yep, i called it an industry 😉 ) …..you have barn doors, shiplap walls, brick fireplaces, and YES….the Modern Farmhouse Staple:  The Antique Black Bed.

To Shop Black Beds, click Modern Farmhouse Staple:  The Antique Black Bed (Part 2).


MODERN FARMHOUSE STAPLE:  THE ANTIQUE BLACK BED (Part 1)

The antique (or reproduction) black bed is the epitome of farmhouse style: bold frame, simple lines, and a very understated cry for attention. But make no mistake…..it makes the biggest impression in the bedroom!! It. IS. Farmhouse…. and is a must-have to complete your modern farmhouse look!!   

It can go with any farmhouse transitional style as well:  farmhouse chic, farmhouse coastal, farmhouse boho, farmhouse traditional, farmhouse rustic, and more.  So, if you are not completely committed to the modern farmhouse style, simply change out the accessories in the room, and you have a new style!!

 

***UPDATE:  Part 2 is now finished. ***

Click the link To Shop Black Beds Modern Farmhouse Staple:  The Antique Black Bed (Part 2).

 


MODERN FARMHOUSE STAPLE:  THE ANTIQUE BLACK BED (Part 1)

So, what is the skinny on this modern farmhouse antique black bed?  There are two styles that show up in most modern farmhouse bedrooms.

2 STYLES:

1.  Wooden Spool Bed 

2.  Iron Bed

The Modern Farmhouse Staple: The Antique Black Bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
source: antiqueshoppefl.com

1)  The wooden spool bed– is named after a famous Swedish Opera Singer,  Johanna “Jenny” Maria Lind, born in Stockholm in 1820 (antiqueshoppefl.com). 

She was a very popular singer in Europe, but didn’t come to tour in America until 1850 (antiqueshoppefl.com).  It was during this time in America that she began to favor the spool bed, and that is how it got it’s name (antiqueshoppefl.com). 

But the story has a little twist.  Of the two pictures to the left, the bottom picture is actually the spool bed of that time, but the top picture is what has been “coined” (incorrectly) as the Jenny Lind bed (antiqueshoppefl.com). 

So if you want to learn the true history of the Jenny Lind bed, click antiqueshoppefl.com.   This is a great article for all you antique lovers out there!!

 

 

The Modern Farmhouse Staple: The antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
source: cathousebeds.com

 

2)   Iron beds (metal bed frames) were made in the USA and Europe, and were popular from the early 1800’s until about 1914 (cathousebeds.com).

Production of iron beds came to a stop because of iron needed for World War I (cathousebeds.com) and the war efforts at that time. Once the war ended in 1918, styles changed, and iron bed frames were no longer cost effective (cathousebeds.com).

It would take days for small furniture makers to make ONE hand-made iron bed. Cry- cry, sniff- sniff!! Thank goodness furniture companies have been able to build reproductions similar to the antique versions.

If you want to learn more about the 8 iron bed frame styles, tubing, and castings ….. click cathousebeds.com. This company is incredible, and rich in knowledge and product!


  • As you scroll through the 35 Antique Black Bed pictures below, what catches your eye?  Are you a straight lines kind of girl/guy…..or do you like some curves?
  • Do you like the delicate lines or more masculine lines?  Wooden Spool or Iron?   ***This post will contain pictures of both iron & wooden, antique & reproduction, – black beds. ***

MODERN FARMHOUSE STAPLE:  THE ANTIQUE BLACK BED (Part 1)

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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to completer your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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The modern farmhouse staple: the antique black bed to complete your bedroom makeover.
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Do you have a favorite?  Wooden or Iron?  Simple lines, Curves, or Scrolls?  Four Poster, Canopy or Plain frame? Shoot me a comment.

SHOP THE LOOK: Looking to purchase the bed of your dreams, click (Part 2)

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

Need more modern farmhouse inspiration? 

12 Best Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools

41 Shiplap Ideas:  Not Just for Walls

Adding a Shiplap Feature Wall to Living Room  

55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas:  Not Just for Farmhouse Style

35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Find Your Style – Farmhouse Chic

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the fourth style:  Farmhouse Chic.  This style incorporates an eclectic mix of all of the other styles, and gives off a playful and happy vibe.   Visually, it is very dynamic keeping the eyes moving from one item to the other through: pops of color, different patterns, and different textures.  The vertical stripes, x-shaped tables, buffalo check pillows, and geometric lamps add tons of energy throughout the space while the textured tin farmhouse sign ties all of the colors together.   The farmhouse chic style is one of my very favorite styles!  ***Need more farmhouse inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Rustic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

 

4.  FARMHOUSE CHIC MOOD BOARD

Farmhouse Chic- Shop the Look:
39.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
40.  Teal Chair – houzz
41.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
42.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
43.  Teal Pillow – houzz
44.  Mason Jar Pillow– Houzz
45.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
47.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
48.  Turquoise Lamp Pair – houzz or Teal Lamp Pair – houzz
49.  Turquoise Pouf – houzz

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

Need more farmhouse inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Rustic.

 

 

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Rustic

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the third style:  Farmhouse Rustic.  This style incorporates more earthy tones and rugged furnishings to create a sense of warmth and comfort.  It welcomes you in with a “no fuss- style” that creates a cozy environment.  The natural jute rug and floor pouf add texture and visual interest, and the colors remain neutral.  The metal black floor lamp, coffee table (on casters), and end table give a nod to the industrial vibe …. while the tin farmhouse sign and “blessed” pillow keep things from looking too maculine.  ***Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…..I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

 

3.  FARMHOUSE RUSTIC MOOD BOARD

 

Farmhouse Rustic- Shop the Look:
26.  Black Border Rug – houzz
27.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
28.  Teal Chair – houzz
29.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
30.  Teal Pillow – houzz
31.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
32.  Blessed Pillow– houzz
33.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
34.  Black Floor Lamp – houzz
35.  Metal and Wood Coffee Table on casters –  houzz
37.  Natural Pouf – houzz

 

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, or Farmhouse Chic.

 

 

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Coastal

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the second style:  Farmhouse Coastal.  This style incorporates more casual furnishings to keep the look airy and light, and to provide a more relaxed and comfortable vibe.  The colors remain neutral and mirror items found at the beach: sand, water and sky.  The jute rug and floor pouf add texture and visual interest, and the silver lamp bases add shimmer to mimic the reflection of the water.  The coffee and end tables are the perfect blend of these 2 styles:  the x-shape leans more farmhouse while painting them white leans more nautical.  The beach access pillow ties in the black and white from the farmhouse sign, and buffalo check pillows.  ***Need more inspiration:  try Farmhouse TraditionalFarmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know…..I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

 

2.  FARMHOUSE COASTAL MOOD BOARD

 

Farmhouse Coastal- Shop the Look:
13.  Jute rug-houzz
14.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
15.  Teal Chair – houzz
17.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
18.  Teal Pillow – houzz
19.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
21.  Beach Pillow – houzz
22.  Silver Lamp Pair – houzz
24.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
25.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration:  try Farmhouse TraditionalFarmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic.

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Find Your Style- Farmhouse Traditional

Here are the Find Your Style- FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1) broken down separately to make it easier for you.  This is the first style:  Farmhouse Traditional.  This style incorporates more elegant and refined pieces, with a nod to the “softer” side in terms of color.  The dark colors do not “pop” out as much as they give a rich grounding base to the design.  The beautiful traditional rug pulls in all of the colors in the room so they blend in, creating balance and sophistication.  The lamps and floor poufs create texture and visual interest even they are neutral in color.   The mason jar pillow adds a hint of whimsy to keep the room from feeling too stuffy.  ***Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic. ***

Is this your style?  Let me know….I’d love to hear from you.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a small commission if you purchase something.  The products are chosen to support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  Thanks for your support 🙂

1.  FARMHOUSE TRADITIONAL MOOD BOARD

Farmhouse Traditional- Shop the Look:
1.  Ivory Gray/Bllue Rug – houzz
2.   Sofa 88″W Sand – amazon (other colors available)
3.  Teal Chair – houzz
5.  Buffalo check Pillow cover – houzz
6.  Teal Pillow – houzz
7.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
8.  Mason Jar Pillow– houzz
9.  Neutral Lamp – houzz
10.  Metal Round End Table – houzz
12.  Natural Pouf – houzz

 

Have a Great Week!!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more inspiration?  Try Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, or Farmhouse Chic.

 

 

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Find Your Style – FOUR Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1)

I love the farmhouse style and how effortless the decorating looks, knowing that it is anything but simple.  The lines are clean and the decor is understated, but the layout and the design are detailed and dynamic.  That is why farmhouse style is the hottest style around, and that is also why there are “branches” stemming out from it.   HUH???   Have you noticed when scrolling through pinterest or houzz,  you’ll come across a picture titled “Modern Farmhouse,” but it isn’t exactly what you would call farmhouse style?     Well, that is what I am talking about when I say branches- they are combinations of other styles mixed in with the farmhouse style.  The lines are still clean and the decor still looks effortless…….but the accessories aren’t strictly items purchased from Magnolia Market (even though you’ll see those too-thank you Joanna & Chip).  Today we will look at Find Your Style – Four Farmhouse Mood Boards (Part 1):  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, and Farmhouse Chic.   Here they are in separate posts:  Find Your Style:  Farmhouse Traditional, Farmhouse Coastal, Farmhouse Rustic, Farmhouse Chic. -in case you want to view them one at a time. ***Stay tuned for Part 2  – coming soon.***

So, lets see how this works.  Basically, you can change the look of a room by simply changing out a couple of the accessories while leaving the main elements in the room the same.  In the  mood boards below, there are Four Farmhouse Styles using primarily the same items and colors, but only the accessories change the look of the room.  The sofa, accent chair, throw blanket, & throw pillows (on the sofa) are the core elements that stay, while the rug, lamps, tables, farmhouse sign, and floor poufs are interchanged throughout the different styles. Love it!!  It’s like a mix-and-match system where you can pull different items from each of the rooms to design your own personal space!!  It’s YOUR house, so decorate however it you want!!

This post contains affiliates links which means that I may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase something.   I choose items that support my blog content, and to help make your life easier!!  I only recommend items that I believe in and would purchase myself.  Thanks for your support!!


 FIND YOUR STYLE -FOUR FARMHOUSE MOOD BOARDS (PART 1)

1.  FARMHOUSE TRADITIONAL

 

FARMHOUSE TRADITIONAL:  SHOP THIS LOOK

1.  Ivory Gray/Blue Rug – houzz
2.   Sofa 88″W Sand – amazon (other colors available)
3.  Teal Chair – houzz
5.  Buffalo check Pillow cover – houzz
6.  Teal Pillow – houzz
7.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
8.  Mason Jar Pillow– houzz
9.  Neutral Lamp – houzz
10.  Metal Round End Table – houzz
12.  Natural Pouf – houzz

2.  FARMHOUSE COASTAL

 

FARMHOUSE COASTAL:  SHOP THIS LOOK

13.  Jute rug-houzz
14.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
15.  Teal Chair – houzz
17.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
18.  Teal Pillow – houzz
19.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
21.  Beach Pillow – houzz
22.  Silver Lamp Pair – houzz
24.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
25.  Natural Pouf – houzz

3.  FARMHOUSE RUSTIC

 

FARMHOUSE RUSTIC:  SHOP THIS LOOK

26.  Black Border Rug – houzz
27.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
28.  Teal Chair – houzz
29.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
30.  Teal Pillow – houzz
31.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
32.  Blessed Pillow– houzz
33.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
34.  Black Floor Lamp – houzz
35.  Metal and Wood Coffee Table on casters –  houzz
37.  Natural Pouf – houzz

4.  FARMHOUSE CHIC

 

FARMHOUSE CHIC:  SHOP THIS LOOK

39.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
40.  Teal Chair – houzz
41.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
42.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
43.  Teal Pillow – houzz
44.  Mason Jar Pillow– Houzz
45.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
47.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
48.  Turquoise Lamp Pair – houzz or Teal Lamp Pair – houzz
49.  Turquoise Pouf – houzz

*** MIX-N-MATCH DECOR ITEMS: PICTURES***

  
 
 
  
 
 
 
  

SHOP THE LOOK

Farmhouse Traditional- Shop the Look:
1.  Ivory Gray/Blue Rug – houzz
2.   Sofa 88″W Sand – amazon (other colors available)
3.  Teal Chair – houzz
5.  Buffalo check Pillow cover – houzz
6.  Teal Pillow – houzz
7.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
8.  Mason Jar Pillow– houzz
9.  Neutral Lamp – houzz
10.  Metal Round End Table – houzz
12.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Farmhouse Coastal- Shop the Look:
13.  Jute rug-houzz
14.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
15.  Teal Chair – houzz
17.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
18.  Teal Pillow – houzz
19.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
21.  Beach Pillow – houzz
22.  Silver Lamp Pair – houzz
24.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
25.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Farmhouse Rustic- Shop the Look:
26.  Black Border Rug – houzz
27.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
28.  Teal Chair – houzz
29.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
30.  Teal Pillow – houzz
31.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
32.  Blessed Pillow– houzz
33.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
34.  Black Floor Lamp – houzz
35.  Metal and Wood Coffee Table on casters –  houzz
37.  Natural Pouf – houzz

Farmhouse Chic- Shop the Look:
39.  Sofa 73.6″W  Fawn -amazon (other colors available)
40.  Teal Chair – houzz
41.  Farmhouse Mulit-colored Sign– amazon
42.  Buffalo check Pillow Cover – houzz
43.  Teal Pillow – houzz
44.  Mason Jar Pillow– Houzz
45.  Aqua Throw Blanket – houzz
47.  Square X-shaped End Table – houzz
48.  Turquoise Lamp Pair – houzz or Teal Lamp Pair – houzz
49.  Turquoise Pouf – houzz

Don’t you love all of the different looks and decorating combinations you can create with only a handful of items?  The possibilities are endless…..well almost 😉
So, now that you are at the end -which one is your favorite style…..or do you like a combination of all the styles?  If I had to pick one (would be hard)……I would probaly pick Farmhouse Chic because of all the pops of color and patterns! I also like all the cra-zee going on with it.   Let me know what you choose!!
 

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

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35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 2)

Did you ever think brick fireplaces would become popular again….or that people would actually want to include them in their “must haves” for their new home builds??!! Well, I am here to tell you – yes & well… YES.  They are still going strong my friend.  35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 2) and you won’t want to miss all the good info!!

And for those of you have “remove ugly brick fireplace” on your bucket list, there is hope for you too.  You can white-wash it, or thanks to Chip & Joanna, you can now try the German Schmear technique to get rid of it once & for all!!  WOOHOO!! 

In this post, I am focusing on natural-colored brick (brick that is left natural, white-washed or has the German Schmear technique) fireplaces.  If you are looking for painted white fireplace inspirations, click 30 Stunning White Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 1). 

***UPDATE*** Part 3 is now ready!  Adding a Shiplap Wall to Living Room has tons of pictures and info on our shiplap accent wall, painted white brick fireplace surround, and shiplap bookshelf built-in.  Check it out!!

Let’s get to it!!  


35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 2) 

So, what is the difference between natural, white-washed brick, and the German Schmear technique brick?   I thought the best way to explain it would be through pictures.

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NATURAL

Natural brick is just like it sounds, nothing is added or taken away from it.  The brick stays in it’s original beautiful state.  The only changes made are through the color of the grout lines:  matching grout keeps the look seamless, and contrasting grout gives it depth.

 

 

 

 

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WHITE-WASHED

White-washed brick uses a diluted paint mixture (like a 50/50 paint to water ratio).  You can control how much of the brick that is covered by the amount of water you dilute the paint with.  The more water that is used:  the less coverage you get.  And vice versa.

 

 

 

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GERMAN SCHMEAR

FYI- According to wikipedia “Schmear” is a German word which means smear or spread (like as in butter).  That is why you will see it with both spellings: as German Schmear or German Smear.  Ok….just had to get that settled.  Now we can move on.

The German Schmear technique uses a mortar mixture (not paint)- (like 70/30 mortar to water ratio).  It is a thicker mixture more like pancake batter.  You can control how much of the brick that is covered by how much of the mixture you apply to the brick.

 

The differences between white-washed and German Schmear:  the German Schmear technique covers the brick (partially or completely) with the mortar mixture, hardens, is permanent, and is more time-consuming; whereas the white-washed method covers the brick with an opaque color (can still see through to the brick), is not permanent, and is less time-consuming.

***If you want to learn more about the white-washed and German Schmear techniques, go to the end of the post for some tutorials.  These tutorials are mot mine or performed by me,  just ones I recommend for you to try***  So let me know which one you choose!  They are all great tutorials.

As you scroll through the pictures and oohh and aww over your favorites….shoot me a comment at the end with your favorite picks!!  I can’t wait to see what everyone chooses.  Now…..let’s get to the good stuff!!


35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 2) 

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Can you tell how the brick is natural in the picture above (you can see the true brick color) where in the picture below the brick has been white-washed (has a slight white-ish glaze covering it)?  In both of these fireplaces, the grout lines are white, contrasting with the brick color to give it depth.

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source: cedarhillfarmhouse.com

 

source: decorpad.com

In the picture above the grout is gray colored to blend in with the brick (to give it a seamless look), and in the picture below the grout is whiter and exaggerated (to give it high contrast).  Just wanted to point a couple of these out.  Carry on 🙂

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If you’re loving the doors over the fireplace to hide the tv (picture above), check out 55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas:  Not Just For Farmhouse Style.   This post is filled with amazing ideas and resources to help you achieve this look.

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source: private.com

 

source: canadianloghomes.com

If you love all things shiplap or want to learn more about it, click Shiplap Guide (part 1) and 41 Shiplap Ideas:  Not Just for Walls (part 2).  These posts will teach you everything you want to know about it, and give you a ton of inspiration for where you might want to use it in your own home.

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Looking for more outdoor patio inspiration, follow my pinterest board:  outdoor patio love or my post:  33 Best Outdoor Seating Options.  This post is filled with great outdoor finds.

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source: theletteredcottage.com

 

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If you love round mirrors, check out 15 Best Round Mirrors. I have a crazy obsession with them, so my house is filled with them!!  I love how the round shape softens all of the hard rectangular edges of the fireplace below.  It brings in a very warm, inviting feel to the room.

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The German Schmear is soooo gorgeous- it is in both of these pictures, above & below.  It creates such an authentic look, giving an ordinary brick fireplace a ton of character. I LOVE it!!

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***TUTORIALS***

If you want to learn how to do the German Schmear click on the link at the bottom of the pictures.  If you want to learn about white-washing brick, scroll down to the next session for those tutorials.  They all share great tips and information.

***GERMAN SCHMEAR***

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***WHITE WASH***

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Let me know how it goes…… I’d love to get some feedback from you.

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!  Love & Hugs – Jael 🙂

Didn’t have a chance to see (Part 1) click here 30 Stunning White Brick Fireplace Ideas.  Need some inspiration in the kitchen, click on 12 Best Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools,  or 15 Easy Solutions – Kitchen Orgnization 2018.

***UPDATE*** Part 3 is now ready!  Adding a Shiplap Wall to Living Room has tons of pictures and info on our shiplap accent wall, painted white brick fireplace surround, and shiplap bookshelf built-in.  Check it out!!

 

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30 Stunning White Brick Fireplace Ideas (Part 1)

So besides me, who is LOVING the white brick fireplace trend??!!  It is just so clean and fresh, and can be incorporated into almost any home decor style.  I love how the subtle texture of the brick blends with the smooth linear lines of the mantel to create a little piece of quiet drama.   30 Stunning White Brick Fireplaces (Part 1).

And since I just happen to be crushing on this white fireplace style, and we just happen to be remodeling our fireplace ANYWAY…….I thought I would share these 30 stunning white brick fireplace ideas and inspirational pictures with you (in case you are on the fence about having it done or doing it diy style). 

*** UPDATE *** Mine is completed.  Here’s a little preview….. Scroll to the VERY end to see the front view.

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Since I’m loving ALL brick fireplaces right now, I thought I would break these up into 3 posts:  White Brick Fireplaces (Part 1),  35 Gorgeous Natural Brick Fireplaces (Part 2), and ***Adding a Shiplap Feature Wall to Living Room (part 3)IS NOW READY!!***  

Part 3 shows our shiplap accent wall, painted white brick fireplace surround, and shiplap bookshlef built-in.  Check it out!!


30 STUNNING WHITE BRICK FIREPLACE IDEAS (PART 1)

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

As you scroll through the pictures, you can tell how different all the styles are:  modern farmhouse,  coastal, boho chic, modern, cottage, traditional, and more.  Each fireplace is also one-of-a-kind……don’t we alll want to say we have something “custom” in our house?  LOL!!   

You can do a ton of different looks with the brick:  change the direction of the brick pattern, layer it high or keep it low, use as a fireplace surround or as the entire fireplace, keep straight lines or use arches, etc. 

Plus if you already have it in your house (& it’s an ugly color because it’s from the 80’s) you change the color by painting it – like…. today!!! WOO-HOO!!

SECOND: 

I just have to give a shout out to the QUEEN of white brick fireplace inspiration…..Joanna Gaines!!  Everything she does is magical, and the white brick fireplace is no exception!! 

Her shiplap and white brick creation is simple perfection, and I love it so much that I am adding it to my house….. even as we speak.  I can’t wait to add mine to the mix – making it thirty-ONE white brick fireplaces!!! 😉  ***MINE IS READY – Scroll to the end to see it!!***

THIRD: 

If you are looking for more help on this as a diy project, scroll down to the end of the post for some tutorials.  These tutorials are not mine or performed by me (just wanted to get that out there), but ones that I recommend for you to try.   

Hopefully, theses tutorials will help you decide if this is a diy project you can take on, or something that you should hire out.

So, let’s get rolling….


30 STUNNING WHITE BRICK FIREPLACE IDEAS (PART 1)

#1 –  source: heatherbullard.stfi.re

 

#2 – source: hgtv.com (fixer upper)

 

#3 – source: emilyaclark.com

 

#4 – source: mrandmrs2015.tumblr.com

 

#5 – source: decorpad.com

Isn’t it great how the color and style of the mantel completely sets the tone and style of the room?  It can be painted white for a crisp, clean  (modern look), left natural (boho look), stained dark (traditional look), cedar (rustic or modern farmhouse look), hung with corbels (cottage), etc. 

The mantels can be prominent or subtle, and sometimes there is no mantel at all.  The possibilities are endless!!  As you scroll through these, you’ll be able to see the differences. 

And you’ll also begin to lean towards one or 2 distinct styles- right??

#6 – source: bhg.com

 

#7 – source: mailchi.mp

 

#8 – source: decorpad.com

White fireplaces are not limited only to the indoors.  Continue the fireplace theme onto an attached outdoor patio, a closed-in sunroom, or a detached outdoor kitchen/seating area. 

It will add texture to smooth surfaces like concrete and tiled floors, and will create a beautiful ambiance for nighttime entertaining. 

Can’t you just see the kiddos toasting marshmallows for s’mores while the adults sip wine?  Oh yeah- I’m there!!!

#9 – source: addicted2decorating.com

 

#10 – source: hgtv.com

 

#11 – source:   private

 

#12 – source: hg.tv

You can tell how the different shades of white paint colors (on the fireplace) change the mood and feel of the room.  The brighter whites create a “cleaner” formal style (below), whereas the softer whites create a more “relaxed’ style (above). 

The height of the fireplace also changes the feel of the room.  Lower ceilings and fireplaces lean toward a more casual style (above) and provide a cozier environment whereas as a taller fireplace adds more drama and sophistication (below) creating a more formal environment. 

BOTH of these rooms are extremely gorgeous…..it just depends on the look you are going for, and the mood you want to create for your home.

#13 – source: decoholic.com

 

#14 – source: houseofturquoise.com

 

#15 – source: decorpad.com

 

#16 – source: houseofjadeinteriors

The hearth also plays a huge part in the “feel” of the room. In the picture above, the fireplace does not have a hearth and is set up to provide warmth to the dining room.   

It doesn’t need to invite guests to sit down and relax, because they are close enough to the fire while they are sitting in the dining chairs. 

In the picture below, the fireplace does have a hearth and is set up for a place to come and “cozy up” in the larger family room. 

The hearth is needed here to provide additional seating for larger groups of guests, and to provide an area to come “warm up”, due to the larger sized room. 

Once again…just depends on the function and style of your room.

#17 – source: magnoliahomes.net

 

#18 – source: decorpad.com

 

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#20 – source: decorpad.com

Notice the arch in the picture above?  I love the softness it creates when compared to all of the linear lines.  It also adds an “old world” or authentic look to the fireplace-right? 

But don’t be fooled….arches can be incorporated into more modern fireplaces too (go back to picture 5).  It just depends on what you do to the rest of the fireplace design that changes the style.

Note the position of the fireplace position in all of the rooms pictured also.  Some fireplaces are designed to go in the middle of the room, whereas some are off-centered (picture below) or positioned in the corner of a room. 

Some have bookshelves adjoining them, some have windows, some have walls, and some have open spaces (outdoors or two-sided fireplaces).  Each fireplace has it’s own unique look- love this!!

#21 – source: websta.me

 

#22 – source: decorpad.com

Don’t forget about the inside of the fire box either.  The herringbone pattern (above) with the soft or dark yellows hues adds interest and character to a simple fireplace design. 

Want it to look more subtle, go with the lighter shades of yellow.  Want more drama, go with the darker or brighter shades of yellow (like the last picture by Studio-McGee).   

It also creates a natural focal point, drawing the eye down away from the not-so-attractive TV!!!  What will they think of next?

#23 – source: meganbrookehandmdeblog.com

 

#24 – source: decorpad.com

 

#25 – source: photos.hgtv.com

 

#26 – source: ccandmike.com

 

 

#27 – source:  studio-mcgee.com

 

All of these white brick fireplaces (and rooms) are just sooooo stunning!!  So, which ones are your favorites?  Difficult to choose…I hear ya!! 

If you would like to learn more about painting your existing fireplace white, read the tutorials below.  It’s amazing what some paint can do to transform an out-dated fireplace.


***DIY TUTORIALS***

If you have existing brick on your fireplace that you have been wanting to paint white, read the 3 tutorials listed below (just click on the link below the picture).  Each of these tutorials gives great advice and tips to help you through the process, and take your worries away. 

No reason to keep that ugly old fireplace anymore…..especially when painted brick fireplaces are on trend.  Painting it will lighten your entire room, giving it a much more modern and fresh look, and will change the entire style of your room. 

Plus, it will be clean!!  Ok- so who’s in??  Try it and let me know how it goes.

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Have a Great Weekend!!  Love & Hugs – Jael 🙂

Need some painting tips…..try Master Bed Frame Makeover, White-Washed Dresser Tutorial, Distressed Hand-Painted White Round Mirror DIY or  How to Stain Banisters Dark with Java Gel.

Want to learn more about shiplap, and how to add it to your home or fireplace try 41 Shiplap Ideas (Not just for Walls), or Adding a Shiplap Wall to Living Room.

and…#31 – MINE!!  Well, What do you think?  Do you like it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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