By Roger Hazard
The Modern Farmhouse's living room, sunken a foot from the dining room, is filled with light through the huge windows facing West. The cool, concrete floors and high ceilings create a sense of spaciousness, and the rear door leads out to the covered patio and landscaped backyard.
- Internet TV, chosen because most TV sets are incredibly ugly (Sony)
- Zeppelin stereo (Bowers & Wilkins)
- Pro-Ject Debut III turntable in white (Needle Doctor)
- Georgian doorknob in aged bronze (Schlage)
- Polished concrete flooring
- Board-and-batten effect created with strips of wood lattice
- Sherwin-Williams "Hinting Blue" above board-and-batten
- Gallery white on board-and-batten
- Gallery white on trim
- Corona sofa (Macy's)
- Eames fiberglass shell rocking chair in limited-edition "elephant" with walnut rocking base (Modernica)
- Besta console table / storage unit behind sofa (IKEA)
- Glass and wood coffee table (Blu Dot)
- Amazing rough cowhide chair (found at The Upholstery Shop in Austin)
- Weathered wood console table - originally a tall farm table; legs cut down (Austin Antique Mall)
- Wood milking stools (found on a farm in Iowa)
- Besta white laminate cabinet housing DVR and DVD player (IKEA)
- Mid-century teak lamps (Austin Antique Mall)
- Brass picture light (Ethan Allen)
- Carefully hidden uplights on timers
- Can lights with spot bulbs on dimmer
- Textiles & Window Treatments
- Assorted throw pillows (Pottery Barn, Anthropologie)
- Surplus Army blanket (Banana Bay Trading Company)
- Striped area rug (Dash & Albert)
- 2" wood blinds with white fabric tape (3 Day Blinds)
- Blue gingham drapery fabric (IKEA)
- Wood drapery pole, supports, ring clips (The Home Depot)
- Artwork & Accessories
- DUNES vintage metal sign (Austin Antique Mall)
- Vintage B.S.A. marching band drum (Austin Antique Mall)
- "The Serious Man" portrait (junk shop)
- Metal airplane toy (flea market in Hot Springs, AR)
- Cowboy clock (gift from Chris' brother Darian)
- Streetlight light bulb mounted in wood block (gift from Chris' brother Darian)
- Original cowboy/bear/girl/strongman illustration (gift from Chris' brother Darian - who clearly has great taste)
- Cambodian Buddha bust (Target)
- Rusty wheel (Austin Antique Mall)
- Orange and blue ceramic balls (Shoal Creek Nursery)
If you are interested in discussing a similar transformation to your own home, contact us for a consultation.
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