Daydreams: A French Farmhouse
Sometimes I get lost in daydreams, thinking about how I would design the perfect French Farmhouse. I imagine myself walking through each room and admiring every detail. When you think of a home with a heartbeat, it suddenly takes on an identity of its own. My dream house would flow with inspiration to make the world a better place.
Hallways become vessels that lead to the heart, each crack and crevice tells a unique story, and every groove takes its own breath. That’s the kind of home that fills my daydreams, one with depth and dimension, welcoming all and embracing you with its warmth. It’s almost poetic when a house comes alive, and I invite you to walk through my daydream with me.
Then I encourage you to find the heartbeat within your own home. Think of your home as a reflection of your values. An inspired home welcomes an open dialogue, starts a conversation with your own character and speaks to your truth.
You’ll find it somewhere nestled in the countryside, a path of all knowing wisdom leads you to a front door that welcomes you with a warm embrace.
A Dutch door leads in from the back porch into a cozy, quiet place to gather at this weathered farmhouse table, set with vintage dinnerware and unmatching linens.
A weathered armoire filled with history, large mixing bowls for baking, handmade pottery, and plates. Doors left open to embrace imperfections, like the grooves of an old oak tree.
A mud room, echoing with sounds of little footsteps and laughter, opens into a cook’s room flooded with natural light. Lining the white planked walls, wooden cutting boards rest before chopping vegetables from the garden.
Open wooden shelves house a collection of objects with soul and a counter that proudly displays fresh herbs, spices, and homemade infusions.
Freshly baked bundt cakes and milk from the local creamery await little hands at the breakfast table. (Not pictured: hot tea, homemade preserves, a sliced French loaf, and fresh berries).
An open layout leads into oversized white linen couches that overflow with wool blankets and cashmere throws. A place for lounging, book reading, game playing, and story telling. You’ll find me here, curled up with a cup of warm coffee.
Doorways open to vessels filled with vibrant character, timeless books are gateways into new dimensions, and each twist and turn guides you back to the heart.
A quiet corner to rest your head on fluffy white linen clouds, lined by a velvet headboard, eucalyptus leaves, and cozy textures that feel like home.
An antique dresser breathes new life through modern reflections laced with copper. Old plank boards guide each step through a quiet room for peaceful dreaming.
A washroom filled with character. Old faucets flow with wisdom from another time, and gleaming eyes are fixed on a reflection of gratitude.
Little ones open their eyes to the sunlight that awakens this quiet corner.
Concrete counters, grounded in imperfection, lined with greenery, overflowing with new life.
Pears picked fresh from the garden, filling the grooves of this vintage wooden bowl, ready to be rinsed under a rusty brass faucet, and greeted by little hands.
A rustic wooden table - like this one in the garden of an old farmhouse in Österlen, Southern Sweden - is ready to gather in sunlight and entertain under the stars.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
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