Home decor blogger Amy Buchanan started with a yard sale table and layered in finds, such as a tobacco stick star, a pinecone garland and a frame from an old dresser. Ticking ribbon and wooden Christmas trees painted to look like old grain sacks are in keeping with the farmhouse theme. "I love collecting vintage items throughout the year, then mixing them together to create rustic and farm-style vignettes," says Buchanan, who blogs at AttaGirlSays.
Accessorizing with vintage winter sporting equipment, such as skis, snowshoes, a sled and skates, gives a rustic cottage appearance to a North Carolina front porch decorated by blogger Amy Buchanan of AttaGirlSays. The sports equipment joins yard sale finds, including the table, vintage wooden toolbox and the dresser frame.
A white ship lap wall creates a bright background for the wood furniture and vibrant plant life in this dining room. Natural wood finishes bring a beautiful and cozy look to the design. Art mounted over the wet bar decorates the wall and compliments the southwestern influence in the room.
The view into the living room area displays the white on white texture of unbleached macrame fiber art on the white ship lap. The coffee table is a DIY - a broken clock face transformed into a live edge table with hair pin legs. A tall floor lamp arches over the large brown leather sectional.
The dining room was awkward and small, so designers covered the walls with a fun, gold malachite wallpaper and addd a linear chandelier to distract from the odd lines on the space and draw the eye to the center of the space. To bring in a bigger sense of richness, designers brought in bold purples to accent the gold wallpaper. At the entrance to the space, a surfboard and photography add a playful contrast to the formal, elegant dining space.
In this just-a-hint-more-formal dining room, a wide country-style table makes up to 10 comfortable. The decor is simple and fun: open shelves display collections of glass bottles, teacups and pretty dishware.
To create a dining room that would equally suit family nights in or sophisticated dinner parties, the designers chose a neutral palette with pops of elegant gold. Black wood beams are a high contrast look against the white walls.