Our Farmhouse Fusion: Merging Styles & Households
Finding Common Ground: A Mix of Minimalism, Old World, and Country Charm
Bridging these styles required plenty of compromise and open-mindedness.
Merging 30 + years of separate households has been, in a word, INTENSE.
Mixing our individual tastes turned out to be both challenging and rewarding.
I started by decluttering. Keeping only the essentials that served a practical purpose. We had two of EVERYTHING!
Challenge No1? “Umm, your toaster or mine?” DOUBLE everything and then some.
But, appliance stylistic differences aside…this new home of mine is becoming a dream.
Though AW rivals my stubbornness and desire to be self-governing, he wants me to feel “home.”
So we started room by room to turn this house into a home for all of us.
I presented an idea; he beautifully executed it. Including a room my bonus daughter proudly named “The Lounge.”
The walls were smooth textured, and freshly painted. I added elements that blended seamlessly with our country surroundings and love of Scotland—some from my home.
Think clean earthy tones, reclaimed wood, thick shaggy area rugs, and of course, a large Highland Coo displayed proudly on a navy blue accent wall.
So proud of my husband for doing the heavy lifting and bringing my vision to life.
AW is a jack of all trades. Not a single contractor was hired. And now, our farmhouse feels like a cozy, approachable retreat.
Blending both our precious items and my love for minimalist design, my vision, and so much more.
Excited to continue this journey together, room by room.