For authentic farmhouse appeal, use primitive art, such as affordable bird prints, around kitchen appliances and cabinets, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques.” In true homespun fashion, the cabinets in this 18th century farmhouse in Connecticut are simple and not flashy. You can look for similar pieces at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore or other nonprofit home donation centers.
A fitting tribal theme resonates throughout this home in Panguipulli, a city of beautiful lakes, mountains and forests. This living room features hand-hewn log siding and rustic furnishings as seen on HGTV’s House Hunters International.
Sometimes one really is better than two when it comes to art. It's tempting to hang twin photos or paintings behind a bed, like one per pillow. But one larger piece — in this case a modern graphic on a primitive sign — adds a punch of color and drama to the monochromatic color scheme created by designer Gregory Augustine.