Disclosure: I partnered with Hayneedle on this makeover, however all opinions are 100% mine.
My uncle has always tended to tell me like it is. So when he walked into the farmhouse a couple of weeks ago and saw framed botanical prints laying against the wall with a hammer and nails beside them, his remark was, “Ya gonna hang weeds on the wall?”
I didn’t try to explain that it was in fact spring leaves art and not weeds. Instead, I just said. “Yep.” There are some people you just don’t argue with and men in overalls who have worked all day fit into that category.
I must say though.
I right like those framed weeds.
Spring Leaves Artwork / Ottoman / Rug / Beige Pillow / Navy Patterned Pillow / Solid Navy Pillow
Yes folks, the living room at the farmhouse is done. We started with this…
And now we have this…
Spring Leaves Artwork / Ottoman / Rug / Beige Pillow / Navy Patterned Pillow / Solid Navy Pillow / Hampton TV Stand / Arm Chairs / Red Patterned Pillows / Navy Curtains
Yes, it is a total 180˚ from my usual design.
And I love this room just as much as I do our living room at the 70’s Landing Pad.
Arm Chairs / Red Patterned Pillows / Navy Curtains / Pedestal Side Table / Vase
Trying to put my Studio54 style into action at the farmhouse would have been like me trying to fit into the jeans from my senior year of high school.
Similar to putting makeup on a pig, it would’ve stuck out like a sore thumb.
Blue Linen Arm Chair / Cream Pillow / Spindle Table / Cream Lamp / Horse Bookends
Filling the farmhouse with chippy painted furniture and cladding the walls with shiplap wasn’t the ticket either though.
I wanted to make this room, and eventually the whole house, have a classic, timeless, traditional feel while still keeping it comfortable and also being a reflection of us. The walls are beige, but I worked in a few of our favorite colors – navy, red and green into the accents in the room. There is a nod to the farm with the addition of my beloved cowboy blanket that’s managed to stick around in the family for 50 years.
We love how the room turned out and I like to think that my grandparents would too. Here’s hoping anyway. 🙂
You can see the full reveal of the room on Hayneedle’s blog.
Kari Wagner says
Damn girl, that looks amazing.
Thanks so much, Kari!! Wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but I did!
Anne Coles says
I agree. It suits the room and looks lovely!
Thank you, Anne!
Susan the Farm Quilter says
Love your weeds on the wall!! The whole room is perfect and fits the farmhouse to a T! It looks like an elegantly comfortable place to relax at the end of a hard day in the fields. So, how many houses are you going to accumulate and remake into something wonderful?
Thank you, Susan! So glad to hear you like it! And girl, this is it! No more houses!
It’s beautiful! I’m not crazy about the rug, I tend towards simpler patterns, but I DO love it in this room. It really fits. And I love EVERYTHING else, framed weeds and all! You’re amazing!
Thank you, Brigitte!! Honestly, I thought that rug’s pattern might be almost too traditional at first, but I think you’re right – it works here!
Bonnie Schafer says
Great job, Jenna! Such a bright and inviting room. Love the super comfy-looking leather couch too!
Thank you so much, Bonnie! We had hung onto that couch from our old house and I’m so glad we did – it is comfy and works well in the room!
JEnna, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! a timeless design anyone can use! YES, I LOVE THEM WEEDS!!!!
Thank you, Karen!!!! I’m so glad you like it and think that it’s a timeless design – that’s exactly what I was going for!
Sharon H says
Jenna, I have to say that when I saw this picture in my inbox I did a double take to make sure who it was from! I thought, Woah….GIRL! You are totally out of your comfort zone with this….and I’m loving it! I even thought how proud and happy your grandparents would be…oh look….she’s already said the same things I was thinking! LOL, this is the calm, refreshing and relaxing side of your spirit coming out. So inviting, and I think the weeds on the wall are very appropriate. Great job!
Thank you so much, Sharon! I am a little out of my comfort zone, so I wasn’t sure I could pull it off! I love it though! I think it goes great with that house!
Lisa A. says
Holy Cow, this is not what I am used to seeing from you and find it so interesting to see this other side of you. It is just lovely. I just ordered two sofas from Hayneedle myself that are on backorder…..Have purchased a couple things from them and was quite pleased with price and quality! How impressive you are featured on their blog.
Thank you, Lisa! It is definitely out of the ordinary, but I think it goes well with this house and I really do love it there!
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
You nailed it girl. Even the weeds on the wall look great. The best part is i can see generations of love in this room.
Thank you so much, Karen! I think this is one of the sweetest comments I’ve gotten!
Stephanie Sheridan says
I love the rug. But the whole room looks great for the house. Are the walls cream or white or a touch of green?
Thanks so much! I love that rug as well! The wall color is a creamy white – not too stark white and not too yellow creamy white.
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Beautiful room. It all came together in such a homey comfy way. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.
WOW! Love it. It’s so fresh and pleasing to the eye. Comfortable. Great job Jenna!