I live in an old farmhouse. I have to say I'm seriously biased about the farmhouse style decor and even clothing choices. I won't belabor the point in this blog, I promise. However, Autumn leaves are appearing on our beautiful maple trees here in the Northern Adirondacks. We've even had 2 nights of frost/freeze warnings! While it is my favorite season of the year, it's also a very busy season.
I know people decorate their homes to be fashionable. I decorate my home to make my family feel comfortable. The Farmhouse style in my own farmhouse suits us all. Cozy, warm and a bit eclectic. Antiques, leather chairs, Wilson Bickford paintings, throws, vintage touches in the china cabinets, the list goes on. When the farmhouse style came into "vogue" in the knit and crochet universe I was thrilled!
From home decor to clothing, farmhouse is synonymous with a relaxed, cozy environment. To be clear Farmhouse is not the same as hygge even though there is a crossover between the two styles. Hygge beckons with the Danish style of simple pleasures while farmhouse is more of a balance between old and new in a room. Warmhearted, without clutter, and I'd say, largely American and Canadian in it's sensibilities. Hearkening back to a time when manners were very much a part of our culture. There are hints of the farmhouse style in many knit and crochet designs. My attention turns to the independent designers for my own inspiration. One of the first designers to jump to mind is Jess of Make & Do Crew . She's brilliant at creating warm, charming,home decor and clothing for every member of the family. In my opinion Jess has been able to put her finger on the pulse of simple sophistication.
Jessica of Mama in a Stitch Is one of those prolific designers that have you wondering: A. How in the world does she come up with so many great designs and B. How will I have time to make them all? A Colorado resident, Jessica designs patterns for both knitters and crocheters. With flexible styling and basic color choices Jessica offers the knitter/crocheter a plethora of classic designs.
Crocheted fall decor is very popular (especially if you have little ones). Here is a GREAT selection of Farmhouse style Fall decor from Highland Hickory Designs. Of course pumpkin is one of my favorite colors and flavors. I'm a bit biased about this collection.
Last but absolutely not least is Maria of Maria's Blue Crayon. Maria's home decor designs are a bit more whimsical but still fit within the Farmhouse style. In fact one of my current unfinished projects is the Woodland Granny Square Afghan. It's so adorable! There are several pieces designed by Maria that I'd like to share but I will try to keep it simple :).
Finding Fall Farmhouse style this year should be as easy as finding cinnamon dessert recipes. It's going to be a gorgeous Autumn here in Northern New York. I hope you've enjoyed my short (shorter than I'd like) blog on the Fall Farmhouse decor. (who knows maybe I'll write a part 2?) Until next time join me over on Pinterest for some more great ideas. www.pinterest.com/outoftheparc/_created/
**Opinions expressed on blogs about which I write are the opinion of the blog authors and DO NOT necessarily reflect my own opinion.