Wood beams, an ornate four-poster bed, rustic chandelier, and arched wall decor exude old-world elegance in this master bedroom from designer Thomas Oppelt. The large, patterned area rug frames the space.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson accented this chic antique sideboard with a small gallery wall of black and white vintage photographs. An added chair rail allowed Sarah to play with two different patterns of wallpaper—a bold, linear design below and a natural, whimsical print above. White dinnerware with vintage-style detailing adds old world charm to the chic table setting.
Even an industrial loft kitchen can don the mantle of an Old World farmhouse with a few simple touches. Here, antique wooden beams replace the existing structural supports, creating an eye-catching element in this vintage-yellow kitchen. For a similar effect, cover boring columns with wood, or use a faux finish to give them a rustic appearance, says author Susan Sully. For an even easier farmhouse-style fix, bring in a rocking chair.
A modular sectional sofa brings a grounding contemporary element to the decor, while a large cocktail ottoman with tufted faux-leather contributes a slightly old-world accent. A large window opens up the living room to the dining area.