Wednesday, September 21, 2011

~ Comfortable In Farmhouse White ~

Today's guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting ~

Living with all white rooms can make some of us nervous, but farmhouse white interiors are comfortable and inviting. Farmhouse white decorating is about comfort, not pristine, perfect rooms. Warm whites, woods with patina, painted surfaces that show their age all combine to make life comfortable in farmhouse white.

Kitchen Wall Decor

Pinterest (via)

A classic white farmhouse kitchen, with bin style drawer pulls and open shelves, feels comfortable and homey. Dark wood counters add bit of contrast to ground all the white.

Country Kitchen

Flickr (via)

Another casual farmhouse kitchen—this one with a slightly modern French feeling to it. White painted floors brighten up the open kitchen. Love the classic white subway tiles and the simple ceiling light right above the counter..

French Country Living Room

Home Interior Design (via)

A white farmhouse style living room feels cozy and welcoming with layered shades of whites and neutrals. Quirky folk art and soft textiles create a comfortable, interesting room.

French Country Dining Room

DecorPad (via)

Don’t let the fancy crystal chandelier throw you off; this is a comfortable farmhouse style dining room. The white painted garden chairs and the extra long farmhouse table create enough space for hearty family gatherings.

French Country Linen Room

DecorPad (via)

Yes, this is a laundry room. So gorgeous! Recessed ceiling lights bathe the creamy white of the room in a warm glow. Love the farmhouse table for folding clothes and linens.

Country Bedroom

Pinterest (via)

An all white farmhouse style bedroom doesn’t feel stark with natural wood architectural elements and furnishings. Love the big four poster bed covered in white linens. Beautiful.

French Country Bedroom

Country Living (via)

Another take on a farmhouse white bedroom. The French painted bed and subtle florals, along with the chandelier, give this room a quiet, feminine feeling.

French Country Bathroom

Heidi Claire (via)

An all white bathroom doesn’t have to feel stark and cold. Warm, creamy whites on the wall, pretty bathroom light fixtures and lots of interesting glass and woven accessories create a comfortable bathroom

Content provided by Arcadian Lighting ~

"Arcadian Lighting is the best source for lighting fixtures and accessories at discount prices. Arcadian Lighting has been in the lighting industry for over 15 years selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products."

Thank you so much Susi for your guest post today

~Have a wonderful week friends~


ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

Sooooo many lovely inspirational pics!!! # 4 with the Chandelier/Dining Table is my FaVoRite...
Hugs - Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Unknown said...

White calms me and this post has calmed me it!

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful photos- I LOVE that dining room with the rough plaster~Very serene settings! Hugs- Diana

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Thanks so much~ Susi picked some amazing photos~ Have a wonderful day!! xoxo

Tricia said...

What beautiful photos :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I am really loving wood counters. I know they aren't very practical but neither am I!! lol! This is a great inspirational post, Rachel!


Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

We are redoing parts of our 1930s kitchen and I am really leaning towards Ikea's wooden countertops~We already have th white cabinetry..hmm..that photo really made my mind up! ;)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Rachel~These are all my favs! I too want the Ikea butcher block counters.I say go for it!~Cheers Kim

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

Love the kitchens. I've been trying to coax the Husband into changing my kitchen to echo the look of these. Still no luck, but I live in hope........He likes the design but insists that he must "do it himself"

Deborah said...

Every image is the calming effect of "whites".
Lovely post!

Deborah xo

Karena said...


Really great images and I love the warm wood against the whites, The lighting is gorgeous!


Art by Karena

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hey you...funny,those first 2 photos were my inspiration photos for our new kitchen...a real mix of styles but they work!!! x0xo

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I can't pick one, I love them all! What beautiful photos. What an amazing laundry room! And the very sparkly chandy over the long table, gorgeous!


Sweet Young Journey said...

What a beautiful post! I love the descriptions of all the rooms!
Have a beautiful night Rachel!
xo Cheryl

Bring Pretty Back said...

Rachel, I stare at these pictures like I am studying for an exam! The dertail is what makes the rooms homey and warm .love them all.
Have a pretty day!

Ricki Treleaven said...

J'adore the first photo! I would love to have distressed walnut counters in my white kitchen. I also love the open shelving!

I love farmhouse white. Lovely post!

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

Why do I feel compelled to pick a favorite? OK ... so I pick the Country Living bedroom with that touch of color on the bed to offset the white.


Candylei said...

Congratulations on being in Romantic Homes! I love the all white decorating. It's so calming and beautiful!!

rusty hinge said...

Rachel, LOVE your blog! You are so sweet to continue checking in on my new blog and for all the comments! Thank-you so much! It really makes my day when I see them!! :)

Jen at Little Cottage Chic said...

love all these new pics!
Have a beautiful week,
Jen at littlecottagechic