House Tour: amazingly austere American farmhouse

7 Jan

Sometimes trends come along and, although you might like them, they take a bit of effort to embrace. Others  just slot into your natural way of doing things and feel like they’ve been around forever… to me, those ones are undoubtedly the best.

The emerging trend for all things uncomplicated connected with me straight away – probably because it’s not really a trend at all. Valuing authenticity, cherishing history and making the most of the simple things in life taps into the nostalgic yearnings we all share. It just feels right. I came across this incredible home on Pinterest and it so completely encapsulates this mood I had to share it.

painted country kitchen

simple rustic living room

ironstone crockery display

vintage kitchen linen

country style home

shelf storage with baskets

simple hallway natural colours

simple country bedroom

painted wardrobe country style bedroom

puritan style country bedroom

bedroom with American quilt

sparse bedroom decorating ideas

wooden farmhouse Ohio

{all Phoebe Troyer}

Phoebe Troyer‘s Ohio home is so uncomplicated you might call it sparse – maybe even austere. Its simple style has such an air of authenticity I wouldn’t be too surprised if the owners were fresh off the Mayflower! Every single piece of furniture has been chosen so perfectly that there’s not one item that jars or feels out of place. The design is so apparently simple, but there’s an incredible skill in the way the rooms have been put together.

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a house like it and I’m completely in awe of Pheobe’s style. If you’re as drawn in as I am, there are lots more photos of the house its beautiful garden on her Pinterest boards.

7 Responses to “House Tour: amazingly austere American farmhouse”

  1. Claire January 8, 2013 at 10:52 #

    This is really well written – you are a talented writer. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! January 8, 2013 at 06:42 #

    Beautiful! So peaceful. I love all of the blankets and baskets and throws.

  3. Michelle January 7, 2013 at 20:52 #

    Ooh I could curl up there and read my book and never leave.

  4. Mademoiselle Poirot January 7, 2013 at 18:49 #

    This is the kind of thing I dream of when London with all its noise, colour, crowds, madness etc gets too much. It feels very serene, calm and like the perfect place to forget the outside world. I might miss some of my more personal things after a while though – maybe it’s just a little too styled…

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment, January really is a pain – especially on days like today when it’s just grey and bleugh… Put some candles on, get under a cosy blanket and watch a chick-flick – then wait for Spring to arrive ;-) Have a lovely evening and stay warm xo

  5. Heather January 7, 2013 at 17:28 #

    This isn’t really my cup of tea if I’m honest – too austere for me I think though I admire her dedication to her style. Like Anna in the previous comment I love the stuff that makes a house feel like home – my home.

  6. Anna January 7, 2013 at 14:49 #

    Half of me wants this tidiness with all my heart- clear surfaces, bare walls, a place for everything the other half of me wants all. The. Things. ! All the stuff that accumulates and makes it feel really ours.

    I always think every purchase is a big responsibility with a house like this- one colour wrong and you could mess up the look. I like having a bit more freedom to buy quirky bits and bobs and because our stuff isn’t so uniform it just fits in.

    Wow. I took that comment a bit seriously. Sorry, I just always look at homes like this and know I’ll never have one. It’s like a mourning process every time! Ha!!


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