Traditional homes can be difficult to approach. There’s a delicate balance between restoring existing features and adding new ones. This traditional twin bedroom by Emily Connolly showcases masterful navigation of both resulting in a breath-taking bedroom.
Historic Farmhouse Design
The “Farmhouse” look has found its way into mainstream popularity in the past few years. Many such designs simply imitate the looks common to the late 1800s or early 1900s American Farmhouses but only the truly historic homes capture the entire essence. This twin bedroom design captures the essence of luxurious late-1880s rural living.
Here you can see the high panels on the wall, the rustic American pine flooring, and the boxed window designs reflective of periodic American Farmhouses. This twin bedroom uses matching metal-tubed beds with a feminine curvature—both of which reinforce the farmhouse look.
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This closer, angled, shot gives a better view of the window treatments and soft surroundings, as well as the patterned window dressing and magnificent hardwood flooring. The periodic secretary and chair help further reinforce the overall historic farmhouse look of this twin bedroom.
Before and after images are always inspiring. This shows what the space looked like before the redecorating was completed. Note that, even though the decor isn’t nearly as refined, this space still had a strong impression of a historic farmhouse home because, well, that’s what it is! No imitations here.