Sarah Hart, her husband, and their 4 busy boys live in a classic white farmhouse in the suburbs of New York. It is in this 2-storey home that they have carved out a quiet corner in the shadow of the Big Apple. Sturdy white columns and a fresh white exterior allow the home's architecture to speak for itself. In the style of farmhouses throughout the country, the home's interior walls are almost exclusively white. This neutral foundation pairs beautifully with Sarah's design aesthetic of reclaimed materials, rustic barnboard and chippy furniture.
The newly-renovated kitchen features a plethora of open shelves that house everything from pots and pans to dishware and glasses. The dining room receives a splash of color in its peachy-pink floral wallpaper set above crisp, white paneling. On her blog, 'Home Is Where the Hart Is', Sarah shares that she wants her boys' bedrooms to be "peaceful, cozy and something they can grow into".
In keeping with this strategy, Sarah has decorated their rooms with vintage furniture and a touch of childhood whimsy. What is most memorable about this suburban farmhouse is how Sarah has designed each of the rooms to exude calm and relaxation despite the busyness of the city surrounding them.
Forgoing traditional upper cabinetry, Sarah chose to install rustic open shelving throughout the rustic kitchen.
Everyday items become something more when displayed carefully and with symmetry.
The dining room features a combination of rustic elements and modern accents that get along oh-so-well.
An antique hutch juxtaposes perfectly against the crisp white trim of the dining room.
Gray, white and wood tones are the color palette for this soothing living room space.
An adorable barn-shaped shelving unit houses a selection of tiny farm animals in this boy's bedroom.
The wallpapered accent in the master bedroom adds depth of color and texture to the room's modern aesthetic.
With a hint towards zoology, vibrant wallpaper provides a color scheme for this boy's bedroom.
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