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How to Choose The Best Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

The market for farmhouse kitchen sinks is pretty crowded right now, so the choices can be overwhelming for many shoppers unless you know exactly what you want out of a kitchen sink. A popular kitchen sink option that can narrow down these choices is the farmhouse kitchen sink. Some call it the apron sink. But even if you are sure that this is the style of kitchen sink for you, there are a couple of things to keep in mind in order to make the best choice for your kitchen. First of all, th...
Tags: Kitchen, Fashion, Home Decor, In The Kitchen, Farmhouse, Sink, Kitchen Decor, Kitchen Renovation, Farmhouse Style, Farmhouse Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Sinks, Kitchen Update, Farmhouse Makeover


Farmhouse Refresh: An Antiques Dealer’s Clean and Simple Family Retreat on Shelter Island

Pre-marriage and pre-kids, antiques dealer Jonathan Burden and costume designer JJ Joseph spent summer weekends in a group share on Shelter Island situated off the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. Both are people who gravitate to the old and untouched, so they couldn’t help but admire the scraggly farmhouse across the way.”It had fantastic old trees and the house itself was always empty,” says Jonathan. “It was clearly a gem that needed to polished and that’s what I do.” Several years later...
Tags: Books, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Brazil, Denmark, Pond, Chesterfield, Jj, Windsor, Christie, Atlanta Georgia, Jonathan, Matt, George Smith, Hudson Valley


‘The Simple Truth’: An Architect’s Historically Respectful Retreat in Provincetown

Built in 1802, the classic gable-front cottage in the Provincetown, MA, had everything Ezra Block and Jimmy Hung were looking for in a seaside retreat: an off-the-beaten-path location (down a quaint oyster-shell-paved lane), a generous flower and vegetable garden, and a free-standing shed large enough to host summer parties. Most important, the home offered unspoiled New England charm. “Shortly after we moved in,” Ezra recalled, “Jimmy remarked on how our little house was so ‘unique.’ As an arch...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Virginia, Toronto, Maine, White, New England, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Nantucket, Loveland, Ezra, Jimmy, Provincetown, Schoolhouse Electric, Farrow


Kitchen of the Week: A Maine Farmhouse Kitchen That Doesn’t Play by the Rules

We couldn’t go Up North this week without a stop by our favorite family compound on Spruce Head in Maine, where sculptor-turned-builder Anthony Esteves and his family live frozen in time. We’ve returned to this site again and again for inspiration from the young family’s handbuilt home, a look at their delightfully primitive kitchen, and a tour of the circa-1754 Cape that Esteves renovated for his mother. Today we’re revisiting the Cape’s farmhouse-inflected kitchen, where, Esteves says, “the go...
Tags: Books, Maine, North, Cape, Kitchens, Reclaimed Wood, Carrara, Greta Rybus, Esteves, Architecture & Interiors, Kitchen of the Week, Farmhouse Style, Wood Ceilings, Marston House, Farmhouses, Anthony Esteves


The High/Low Table: 11 Ideas to Steal from the Hudson Valley

Meet Dana McClure, Chris Lanier, and their son, Parker. Former Brooklynites—she’s an artist/textile designer, he’s a chef/food stylist—they decided a few years ago to head for the hills to combine talents and set up their own upstate New York creative center. At Ravenwood, their newly remodeled 1850s barn, the couple stage Hudson Valley harvest meals in the fall, spring, and summer and also host a weekend farm stand. (See the schedule for the full list of goings-on.) The Ravenwood motto: “Where ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, New York, Texas, Cook, Holidays, Ebay, Maine, Ikea, Entertaining, Chris, Rustic, Tabletop, Williamsburg, Parker, Dana


Best Professional Bath: Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom by Megan Bachmann Interiors

The winner of the 2018 Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professional Bath is Megan Bachmann Interiors for her Modern Farmhouse Master Bathroom project in Campbell, California. The project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Stephen Alesch, who said: “The carpet is such a unique touch in this bathroom—as well as the shiplap around the tub. It’s breaking rules, but in an elegant, wise, and peaceful way.” N.B. This is the second of six posts spotlighting the winners of the 2018 Remodel...
Tags: Books, California, Hawaii, Modern, Bathrooms, Muji, MBI, Campbell California, Gardenista, Ann Sacks, Farmhouse Style, Farmhouses, Modern Farmhouse, Considered Design Award Winners, Stephen Alesch, Considered Design Awards 2018


The House that Craigslist Built: A Bare-Bones Farmhouse in Midcoast Maine

Meet the new Mainers: Katee Lafleur and Andrew White, the thirty-something couple running an under-the-radar farm in the tiny town of Montville, Maine. It might seem like an out-of-the-way place for one of the most striking interiors we’ve seen: not in Portland or one of Maine’s well-known, touristy small towns, but 24 miles inland from the seaside port of Camden, in Maine’s wooded, mountainous Midcoast region, at the end of a two-mile-long dirt road, several miles from the nearest grocery. Driv...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Craigslist, Budget, Ebay, Maine, House, Portland, Camden, Airbnb, Hobart, Vermont, White, New England, Bay Area, Andrew


Trending on The Organized Home: The Urban Farmhouse

“Everyone’s always going into the woods, heading for the beach, or beelining for the lake come summer, but truth be told, city life between the months of June and September can be quite magical,” writes Organized Home editor Fan in her weekly wrap-up. With this in mind, the Organized Home editors explored small-space city living, farmhouse style, and more. Let’s have a look at what they came up with. Above: Inspired by the classic storage methods found in old-fashioned bakeries and butcher sh...
Tags: Books, Matthew Williams, France, Ikea, Storage & Organization, Nicole Franzen, Farmhouse Style, Farmhouses, Trending on The Organized Home, Whitetail Farmhouse, Vadholma, Whitetail Farmhouse This Year


Casa Modesta: A Family House Turned Rural Retreat in Portugal’s Algarve

When friends of mine returned from a trip to southern Portugal last month, they told me all about their secret find: Casa Modesta, a rural guest house on the Ria Formosa Nature Park in the Algarve. Before owner Carlos Fernandes and his sister, Vânia Brito Fernandes, inherited the house from their grandparents, it was a small 1940s house typical of the region. Vânia, who is an architect and a partner at PAr, a women-run design firm in Lisbon, renovated the house into a modernist white stucco retr...
Tags: Books, Color, Portugal, Santa Clara, Lisbon, Douglas, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Carlos, Bruma, Algarve, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Hotels & Restaurants, Casa Modesta, Ria Formosa Nature Park


An Agrarian-Inspired Holiday House on an Agricultural Dutch Island

When Dutch architects Mechthild Stuhlmacher and Rien Korteknie of Korteknie Stuhlmacher were asked to design a holiday house for a large family on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee off the coast of Rotterdam, they were met with two main challenges: 1.) the local building laws permitted a maximum total volume of 750 square meters, and 2.) the family wanted to maintain a modest profile among the small, traditional houses of the island’s agricultural landscape. For the first, they lowered the floor ...
Tags: Books, Dutch, House Tour, Grey, Charlotte, Rustic, Kitchens, Rotterdam, CLT, Southwest France, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Pastels, Farrow Ball, Exteriors & Facades, House Call


Subtle Splendor: A 2,400-Square-Foot Holiday House on an Agricultural Dutch Island

When Dutch architects Mechthild Stuhlmacher and Rien Korteknie of Korteknie Stuhlmacher were asked to design a holiday house for a large family on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee off the coast of Rotterdam, they were met with two main challenges: 1) the local building laws permitted a maximum total volume of 750 square meters, and 2) the family wanted to maintain a modest profile among the small, traditional houses of the island’s agricultural landscape. For the first, they lowered the floor in...
Tags: Books, Dutch, House Tour, Grey, Rustic, Kitchens, Rotterdam, Farrow, CLT, Southwest France, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Pastels, Exteriors & Facades, House Call, Wieki Somers


A Renovated Barn by Berlin Architect Star Thomas Kröger

In the German village of Fergitz in the region of Uckermark, architect Thomas Kröger and team at TKA recently converted a 140-year-old brick-and-timber barn into a family vacation house with a separate guest apartment. “In its time, it was an ultramodern building,” says Kröger, a Berlin star who got his start working for Norman Foster and Max Dudler. Now, the structure is ultramodern once again—while remaining true to its past. N.B. The barn and guest house are for rent; go to The Red Barn or Ur...
Tags: Books, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, Norman Foster, Brick, Kroger, Puglia Italy, Red Barn, Architectural Details, Remodel & Renovation, Architect Visit, Architecture & Design, House Call, Farmhouse Style, Farmhouses


In Scotland, A Luxe Nature Retreat from a Danish Billionaire

On 4,000 stunning acres of farmland, fields, streams, and forests in Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland sits the circa-1800 farmhouse and cottages that make up the Killiehuntly estate. First built as a working farm, it later served as a private residence until 2011, when after the death of its last owner, the compound was sold to Anne Storm Pedersen and her husband, Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen (who, according to UK paper The Independent, has been busy “collecting S...
Tags: Books, UK, Scotland, Uncategorized, Denmark, Pederson, Swiss Alps, Hans Wegner, Pedersen, Cairngorms National Park, Ruth Kramer, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Hotels & Restaurants, Cottages & Cabins, Farmhouse Style


Steal This Look: Living Room at La Maison du Figuier in France

We recently discovered La Maison du Figuier, a three-bedroom AirBnB on the Île de Ré (an island without cars in southwestern France); and we’re ready to move in. You too? Here are some ideas to re-create the look. Above: Living room furniture at La Maison du Figuier is centered around the old fireplace while extra pillar candles are stashed to the right on an inset shelf. Above: A view from above shows a humble set up of mismatched favorites. Materials Above: For a bright whit...
Tags: Books, London, France, Uncategorized, Ikea, Benjamin Moore, Upstate New York, Hudson NY, Paola Navone, Gervasoni, Steal This Look, Sofas & Couches, ABC Carpet Home, Cisco Brothers, Farmhouse Style, French Style


Saved from Abandonment: A Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse Receives the Ultimate Makeunder

For most people looking for a country getaway, a derelict 1830s farmhouse that had been abandoned for the past 40 years might appear a little too distressed. But for New Yorkers Don Howell, an artisan furniture maker, and his partner, Ray Camano, the home’s “oxidation and decay” were part its charm. (The 40 acres of woods, meadows, and streams that came with it may also have been part of the draw.) “We wanted something that hadn’t been renovated or polished,” they say. So when the couple bought ...
Tags: Books, New York, Uncategorized, Missouri, Ralph Lauren, Handmade, Industrial, Rustic, Ray, Don, Hudson Valley, Midcentury, Architecture & Interiors, Wood Furniture, Hellman Chang, Justine Hand


Seattle Chef Matt Dillon’s Cookhouse at Old Chaser Farm on Vashon Island

Over the years we’ve featured several of Seattle chef Matt Dillon’s restaurants, including the much lauded Sitka & Spruce and the Corson Building. Dillon, who is currently at the helm of five Seattle restaurants, still cooks almost nightly at Bar Ferdinand, his wine bar in Capital Hill, so we were surprised to learn that he also takes a very hands-on role in running the estate that supplies the restaurant, called Old Chaser Farm, on Vashon Island where he lives full-time (a 30-minute ferry ride ...
Tags: Books, Sweden, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Seattle, Kitchens, Vashon, Dillon, Magnus Nilsson, Faviken, Vashon Island, Capital Hill, Matt Dillon, Antiques & Vintage, Gardenista, Concrete Floors


A Converted Catskills Guest Barn for Actress Amanda Seyfried

In the Catskill Mountains of New York, actress Amanda Seyfried partnered with architect Sarah Zames (of General Assembly in Brooklyn) to transform a working barn on her property into a guesthouse for friends and family at her regular home-away-from-home. For Zames, who also designed the main house for Seyfried and her husband, the challenges were twofold: First, to lighten up the interiors without compromising the rustic atmosphere, and second, to create a functional space for guests within the ...
Tags: Books, New York, New York City, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Catskills, New York State, General Assembly, Catskill Mountains, Amanda Seyfried, Barns, Seyfried, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Joe Fletcher, Farmhouse Style


Kitchen of the Week: Hudson Valley Farmhouse Kitchen Reborn

A while back we dropped in on artist Dunja Von Stoddard’s 1880s farmhouse in Rhinebeck, New York, and especially admired the kitchen. Dunja recently tweaked the space, so on a trip to the Hudson Valley, I dropped in to take another look. The kitchen may appear to be historic (exposed beams, wide-plank floors, soapstone counters), but it’s the result of an extensive and painstaking restoration. When Dunja purchased the home, most of its the historic charm had been obscured by some ill-conceived R...
Tags: Google, Books, Etsy, Uncategorized, Reagan, Marvin, Blue, Tivoli, Kitchens, Hudson Valley, Brimfield, Schoolhouse Electric, Lumens, Kitchen of the Week, Dunja, Stone Farmhouse


Destination Dining in Tasmania: The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Store

Rodney Dunn and Severine Demanet, partners in business and in life, planted the seed for their new restaurant 10 years ago. In 2007, they founded the Agrarian Kitchen Farm & Cooking School in the small Tasmanian town of Lachlan, where guests come from around the world to participate in farm life and learn to cook with local star chef Dunn. A decade on, the same farm supplies a new Eatery & Store located just five miles up the road. Opened this summer, the new destination restaurant is set inside...
Tags: Books, Australia, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Melbourne, Tasmania, Perth, Farrell, Dunn, Adam Gibson, Lachlan, Shopper's Diary, Hotels & Restaurants, Farmhouse Style, Rodney Dunn, Severine Demanet


The High/Low Holiday Table: 11 Ideas to Steal from the Hudson Valley

Meet Dana McClure, Chris Lanier, and their son, Parker. Former Brooklynites—she’s an artist/textile designer, he’s a chef/food stylist—three years ago they decided to head for the hills to combine talents and set up their own upstate New York creative center. At Ravenwood, their newly remodeled 1850s barn, the couple stage Hudson Valley harvest meals one weekend a month in the fall, spring, and summer and also host a weekend farmstand. The Ravenwood motto: “Where farming, food, and design meet.”...
Tags: Books, New York, Texas, Cook, Holidays, Ebay, Martha Stewart, Uncategorized, Ikea, Entertaining, Chris, Tabletop, Williamsburg, Parker, Dana, Galloway


10 Easy Pieces: Modern Farmhouse Dining Tables

Inspired by the modern farmhouse look, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite streamlined but rustic dining tables. Above: The Gamma Table by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini is available in oak or lacquer, in 12 finishes; £3,980 ($5,240) at TwentyTwentyOne. Above: The Basque Honey Dining Table is $799 for the 82-inch-long size at Crate & Barrel. Above: The Gus Plank Dining Table in walnut is 72 inches long; $1,095 from All Modern. Above: The solid oak 100-centimeter-wide (...
Tags: Books, UK, Uncategorized, Furniture, Ikea, Modern, Conran, Jasper Morrison, 10 Easy Pieces, Dining Tables, Dining Rooms, Cappellini, Living Rooms, Farmhouse Style, Farmer Table


The New Old West: Contigo Ranch Hotel in the Texas Hill Country

Frede and Claudia Edgerton took a chance on a rambling property in the Hill Country near Fredericksburg, Texas: a replica Old West town complete with a sheriff’s station facade, a saloon facade, and replica Alamo building. The Edgertons, working with their daughter-in-law, Austin interior designer Ann Edgerton, called on architects Kevin Stewart and Liz Rau of Design Hound to renovate the “town” into a row of modern cottages and large event space. Then Ann transformed the interiors with influenc...
Tags: Books, Texas, Ge, Uncategorized, Austin, Dallas, ANN, Santa Fe, Contigo, Modern, Southwest, Bedrooms, Fredericksburg, Austin Texas, Texas Hill Country, Cavett


Portrait of an Artist: A Photographer’s Soulful Cottage in Rural Germany

Berlin-based artist Anne Schwalbe was studying photography at the Ostkreuzschule school when a class trip brought her to a 1,000-year-old village along the river Elbe in Sachsen-Anhalt between Berlin and Hamburg. Anne, who takes photographs of nature, fell in love with the village, and a decade later, bought a small cottage (970 square feet) with a large garden (two and a half acres). So far, she hasn’t done much renovation, and appreciates the excavated look of plaster walls, original timber fl...
Tags: Books, Japan, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, Munich, Elbe, Kitchens, Bedrooms, Anne, Rural Germany, Pavlov, Galerie, Sachsen Anhalt, Architecture & Interiors, My Garden


10 Easy Pieces: Versatile, Hard-Wearing Wood Dining Benches

Recently, a friend was lamenting the “patina” left on her pale wood dining table (a table that, by the way, is an investment piece by any measure). That time a guest left a ring stain, the scratches now obvious in its whitewashed finish. Maybe pale wood has had its day in the sun? In contrast, tobacco-colored walnut and smoked oak are looking pretty good—and durable. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite wood benches for the dining room. Above: The Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. Bench is m...
Tags: Books, UK, New York City, Uncategorized, Furniture, Seating, Rustic, Vitra, Artek, Dark Wood, 10 Easy Pieces, Dining Chairs, Ilse Crawford, Benches, Conran Shop, Ilmari Tapiovaara


Expert Advice: Developing Style with Designer Cassandra Ellis

Designing with intuition is easier said than done, but Cassandra Ellis, a New Zealand–born designer living in London, does it right. In her designs, she welcomes personality and avoids trends to create unforced, emotive spaces. At the center of her work is storytelling; “living not decorating,” she says. We like Cassandra’s take on the decorating ideal: “The magic is that it isn’t officially interior decorated, it is instead a long and rambling poem revealing someone’s life,” as she writes about...
Tags: Books, London, Style, Uncategorized, New Zealand, Kettle, Expert Advice, Modern House, Cassandra, Peckham Rye, Cambridge England, Architecture & Interiors, Personal Style, Architecture & Design, Farmhouse Style, Battersea London


‘Weirdness and Charm’ in an Upstate New York Farmhouse

How to combine a humble 19th-century farmhouse and an edgy contemporary art collection? Husband-and-wife architects Maria Berman and Brad Horn of Berman Horn Studio, members of the Remodelista Architect & Designer Directory, approached the job in stages. Step 1: Shore up the house. Step 2: Situate the outsized art. Step 3: Devote three years to assembling an odd lot of furnishings—rose-colored modernist sofas, embroidered pillows, Americana quilts—that telegraph an “anti-trophy house,” homey vib...
Tags: Europe, Books, Uncategorized, Manhattan, Memphis, Benjamin Moore, Bedrooms, Berman, Bedford, Westchester, Maria Berman, Berman Horn Studio, Columbia County, Raymond Loewy, Horn, Romo


A Family House in the South of France, Hollywood Edition

Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen recently took stock of their “nomadic marriage” and realized that in their nearly 30 years together, they’ve lived in 20 different houses. The two met in Hollywood when they were both focused on their acting careers—you might remember Corbin as LA Law’s Arnie Becker, and Amanda as Theora Jones in Max Headroom. But what also brought them together was a shared interest in house overhauling: Amanda grew up in the UK helping her theatrical agent father remodel houses a...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Books, UK, Hollywood, France, La, Uncategorized, Paris, Peru, Steve Martin, Costco, Ibiza, Benjamin Moore, Gray, Open House


Steal This Look: A Hudson Valley DIY Kitchen by a Stealth Design Star

Designer Deborah Ehrlich favors deconstruction over renovation and reduction over decoration. Her 1722 Hudson Valley farmhouse is proof: Ehrlich opened up the floor plan, exposed beams and plaster walls, sanded the floor, relocated the kitchen to a room originally used to store wood, and then, she says, “just left it.” The relocated kitchen is now part of a clapboard addition to the stone house, and is kitted out with handbuilt plywood countertops, a vintage utility sink, and a modified Viking o...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, Sweden, France, Uncategorized, Chicago, Ikea, Norfolk, Hudson, Kitchens, Upstate New York, Hudson Valley, Deborah, Grapefruit, Ehrlich


Designer Visit: Rough, Rustic, and Refined with Twig Hutchinson

A few years ago, we spotted and fell for UK interior stylist Twig Hutchinson’s summerhouse at the back of her London garden. So we were interested when she emailed us recently about some changes she’s made to her early Victorian house at the front of her garden. As an interior and prop stylist, Hutchinson’s design skills are highly sought after by a client list that reads like the interior cognoscenti of the London design world; Homes & Gardens, Marie Claire Maison, Toast, Wedgewood, and Fired E...
Tags: Books, UK, London, France, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, Traditional, Rustic, Kitchens, Hutchinson, Bedrooms, Living Rooms, Designer Visit, Farmhouse Style, Ian Mankin, Farmhouses


Steal This Look: The Ultimate Farmhouse Kitchen

The Floating Farmhouse, an 1820s farmhouse renovation in upstate New York, is a feat of engineering and the result of relentless resourcefulness from architectural designer Tom Givone. In the kitchen, Givone demolished two lean-to shelters and built out the 450-square foot kitchen with a curtain wall of skyscraper glass. Inside, the kitchen is made up of new and salvage materials with punches of color. Here are Givone’s ideas on re-creating the look. For more on the project, see our post The Cou...
Tags: Amazon, Books, New York, London, California, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Pennsylvania, Ikea, Richard Serra, Benjamin Moore, Kitchens, Iittala, Upstate New York, Williams Sonoma, Kartell