Renovation: Senoia FarmhouseShabby-chic Style Hall, Atlanta
Laurey W. Glenn (courtesy Southern Living)
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Think “hunting cabin meets updated Shabby Chic.” Updated Shabby Chic style is crisper and warmer than the original version. Cream replaces white; clean lines fill in for some of the ruffles; and chippy paint is restricted to just one piece. Here a neutral palette, a large-scale plaid pattern and faux trophies complete this contemporary country tableau. Connie Chair (1985) upholstered in Walden Granite (984): CR Laine
5. Relaxed fabrics. Farmhouses aren't fussy. Textiles and upholstery traditionally were often handmade or passed down, well loved by the generations who inherited them. As a result of this heirloom style of decor, fabrics were generally mixed and matched for a comfortable, eclectic and lived-in feel. Get this look: In early rural America, cotton was king, so take that as your cue when thinking of a comfortable base fabric to work with. If kid chaos is a concern, use a poly blend for wear and tear, but keep the styling simple.