Traditional furnishings (nothing flashy or trendy, please) against a black wall. The look is elegant but understated.
A plain farmhouse table and a no-nonsense china cabinet on a bare wood floor. Martha Washington would be proud.
This entryway is a homage to the Yankee way of life. Hard work is reflected in the farm tools, upright living in the church pew bench. The color scheme itself is muted, earthy and discreet.
Another Yankee-inspired entryway. Read: You are now entering a self-sufficient and morally impeccable home.
Tall colonial windows, upright furniture, a spare setting and unadorned wood floors. This room may be in the South, but in it beats a Yankee heart.
The shingles and the simple, no-fuss furniture tell us that this covered porch is north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
This porch in Maine is the epitome of Yankee opulence: solid materials and a lovely view of nature. No further adornment is needed.