Coveted Crib: Farmhouse Fantastic



The interior of this Vermont farmhouse, recently featured in House Beautiful, comes courtesy of the talents of designer Susan Tully. The look exudes comfort and simplicity, thanks to the muted color palette and restrained use of patterns.

This sense of restraint and tranquility was inspired by the Shaker tradition of this area of Vermont, and details like the cherrywood pencil-post bed and millwork reflect this heritage. More American traditional accents are found in the rooms' upholstery fabrics, antiques, and rugs. I love (and covet) the Aga range in the kitchen, along with this room's 300-year-old floor beams, which were rescued from an old barn and whitewashed.

For more details and photos, read more.

Says designer Tully:

"It was very important to me to do something that related to the location. The idea was to build a new house that had the feeling of a Shaker-style farmhouse, but with all the 21st-century amenities. I incorporated a lot of architectural salvage, including old barn beams and heart-pine floor planks. Other floors, the foundation, all the chimneys, and some of the fireplaces are in a gray granite that's indigenous to Vermont. So the house does have a primitive—but not too primitive—Shaker feel. Rustic yet sophisticated, I would say."

For more photos and the whole story, check out the article at House Beautiful.

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