Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
What is it about farmhouse style that’s so appealing?
The echoes of a slower, simpler life undistracted by tech wizardry? Sun-drenched interiors? Items that are not too precious to touch?
Whatever the draw, it seems stronger than ever to modern sensibilities. Even if you live in an apartment or 70’s ranch house, you can still pull in some comfortable farmhouse elements.
More utility serving a decorative purpose! In front of a useful chalkboard backing, colorful sifters, strainers, scales and tins in this wood shelf say, “We’re not too formal. We are fun!! Come in and have a coke!!”
Weathered finishes, white crockery and beadboard make for a vintage, collected-over-time look. Incorporate some old baskets, bottles and mason jars, and you’re on your way to a style that’s comforting and welcoming.
What small changes have you brought into your spaces that give it that farmhouse feel? Need an assist? Let’s talk!