Farmhouse Style is white HOT right now.
Is it because of the popularity of shows like
HGTV's "Fixer Upper"
- or is it because people want to embrace a
simple, authentic way of living?
Whatever the reason, I happen to like the trend.
It feels comfortable.
However, if you know me, my style leans more toward
This week I have a very simple French Farmhouse centerpiece on my kitchen table. Even though it is made up of only three items, I love the color and style it adds to my table.
Source: Pottery Barn
Speaking of my table, a year and a half ago, I splurged on the incredibly beautiful Cortona Farmhouse Table from Pottery Barn. I love the finish and size. It even expands - which is nice when you have a big family and like to entertain. My table is flanked at the ends by two yellow armchairs with cane seats. I purchased them at the Ventura Flea Market because they screamed "French Farmhouse" to me. As I carted them to my vehicle, I was stopped by numerous people at the flea market complimenting me on my great find! I've had them for about a decade now, and I love them as much now as when I purchased them.
In the center of my table,I placed this large ceramic chicken.
I love this piece.
I picked it up at a yard sale my neighbor was having back when I lived up in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country (about 45 north of Santa Barbara). My neighbor staged events and she had this chicken (and a matching rooster) from an event. They were used for one evening - so they were, essentially, new. I paid only $35 for the pair - and these things are huge.
Later, I was in an upscale boutique on Balboa Island and I saw the chicken and the rooster in the shop for $110 each.
Flanking my French Farmhouse chicken,
I have a set of candles set on yellow Pottery Barn candleholders. These candleholders remind me of French confit pots. I styled them with a little preserved grass to add a natural element to the centerpiece.
Overall, this centerpiece is simple - but it has exactly the look I was going for. Because of the scale of the items, it has a substantial look to it,
and it provides a great POP of color to the room.
I love to scour Pinterest in search of inspiration for other French Farmhouse centerpieces.
Savvy Southern Style always has creative styling ideas with French flair. Here she used some pops of my beloved yellow with some blue. I love that cow!
Source: Savvy Southern Style
This French Farmhouse vignette would look fabulous as a centerpiece on my kitchen table. The dried hydrangeas and white pumpkins would be great in the fall (...coming soon).
Source: The Cozy Old Farmhouse
Here is another look that is so fresh. I am inspired.
The wood lazy-susan and the vintage scale are perfection.
The ticking cloth adds a French touch in a subtle way.
Source: Must Love Junk
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