House Tour: amazingly austere American farmhouse

Sometimes trends come along and, although you might like them, they take a bit of effort to embrace. Others  just slot into your natural way of doing things and feel like they’ve been around forever… to me, those ones are undoubtedly the best.

The emerging trend for all things uncomplicated connected with me straight away – probably because it’s not really a trend at all. Valuing authenticity, cherishing history and making the most of the simple things in life taps into the nostalgic yearnings we all share. It just feels right. I came across this incredible home on Pinterest and it so completely encapsulates this mood I had to share it.

painted country kitchen

simple rustic living room

ironstone crockery display

vintage kitchen linen

country style home

shelf storage with baskets

simple hallway natural colours

simple country bedroom

painted wardrobe country style bedroom

puritan style country bedroom

bedroom with American quilt

sparse bedroom decorating ideas

wooden farmhouse Ohio

{all Phoebe Troyer}

Phoebe Troyer‘s Ohio home is so uncomplicated you might call it sparse – maybe even austere. Its simple style has such an air of authenticity I wouldn’t be too surprised if the owners were fresh off the Mayflower! Every single piece of furniture has been chosen so perfectly that there’s not one item that jars or feels out of place. The design is so apparently simple, but there’s an incredible skill in the way the rooms have been put together.

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a house like it and I’m completely in awe of Pheobe’s style. If you’re as drawn in as I am, there are lots more photos of the house its beautiful garden on her Pinterest boards.

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  1. says

    Half of me wants this tidiness with all my heart- clear surfaces, bare walls, a place for everything the other half of me wants all. The. Things. ! All the stuff that accumulates and makes it feel really ours.

    I always think every purchase is a big responsibility with a house like this- one colour wrong and you could mess up the look. I like having a bit more freedom to buy quirky bits and bobs and because our stuff isn’t so uniform it just fits in.

    Wow. I took that comment a bit seriously. Sorry, I just always look at homes like this and know I’ll never have one. It’s like a mourning process every time! Ha!!

  2. Heather says

    This isn’t really my cup of tea if I’m honest – too austere for me I think though I admire her dedication to her style. Like Anna in the previous comment I love the stuff that makes a house feel like home – my home.

  3. says

    This is the kind of thing I dream of when London with all its noise, colour, crowds, madness etc gets too much. It feels very serene, calm and like the perfect place to forget the outside world. I might miss some of my more personal things after a while though – maybe it’s just a little too styled…

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment, January really is a pain – especially on days like today when it’s just grey and bleugh… Put some candles on, get under a cosy blanket and watch a chick-flick – then wait for Spring to arrive 😉 Have a lovely evening and stay warm xo

  4. Pamela Wallace says

    This house is amazing!!!!! I love the primitive look, colors and textures are wonderful, I think it’s the simplicity of it, so easy on the eyes and very peaceful. Thanks for sharing really enjoyed it.

  5. Mary says

    First I absolutely love this home!! I’m amazed by people who have a natural gift for decorating as you do! Could you possibly tell me the colors of paint used in different rooms? I hate picking out paint as it never seems to be right. Thank you so much. Sincerely Mary

  6. Kristy Pettiford says

    Hi! Love your home! Everything about it! Could you tell me the paint colors and brand you used in foyer please? And the trim color that is in the bedroom where red quilt is on bed? Thank you so much!!

  7. Jeri Way says

    Every time I see a home with primitive decorating my heart sings. I have tried other decorating styles such as Shabby Chic and Country French but my love always go back to primitives. It is the uncluttered simple lines, the beautiful painted furniture and painted woodwork and sometimes painted floors that create the simple serene uncomplicated primitive decorating I feel most at peace with. Vintage paint colors in New England Red, antique pewter, dusty greens and blue along with mustard colors evoke that sense of time when life was simpler in many ways. The primitve colors so easily used in different rooms adds to the overall effect. To finish it all off, always a single candle light in each window.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home pictures.


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