When you artistically mix sleek Swedish style with Victorian sensibilities of grandeur and opulence, the result can be nothing less than a masterpiece. The owners of this unique and preserved farmhouse, Carlos and Nicole, rent out their charming farmhouse to VRBO guests, who rave about its style, comfort and beauty. "It felt like we were staying in an HGTV show the house was so beautiful!" says one guest.
The matching pair of drop-bulb chandeliers built of curlicued metal are in perfect harmony with a sunflower midcentury modern couch and an abstract watercolor-like rug. An original dark-grained fireplace mantel is softened with the use of white color on contrasting walls and floors.
Like Swedish country style, the open eating area is calm and relaxing. With unvarnished wood and an abundance of white, dining can be formal or intimate.
Another sitting room is sparse in furnishings but heavy on style. The glass chandelier sparkles as a centerpiece against the muted backdrop of charcoal walls and whitewashed floors.
Promising more delightful rooms upstairs, even the stairway is an eclectic blend of fashion, shabby chic and rich ornamentation.
The upstairs delivers on its promises with four beautifully styled rooms, each curated with subtle style touches to deliver originality and comfort. The master has an antique white rail bed, set off by a coral orange comforter and a sea green rug.
Bedroom two is midnight blue, a rich and sumptuous color choice against the barn-wood bed frame and austere lamps.
The floor-to-ceiling window framing adds an elegance to all rooms, especially in this light and airy third bedroom, dressed romantically in soft shades of gray and white against a cheerful scarlet ombre rug. An outdoor porch overlooks the rich burnt-amber barn.
A dream for any young person with romantic sensibilities, the fourth bedroom is decorated in soft hues of blush, linen and smoke. Brass accents and a horizontal pattern on the rug are a nod to the latest in-style trends.
French country colors of navy, black and white make the first bathroom crisp and bright.
Repurposing an antique dresser into a bathroom vanity and sink preserves the Victorian farmhouse style while providing modern amenities like storage and counter space.
At a view from outside, the farm home's original moldings and trim work have been painstakingly preserved over the years. The side porch is wide and stretches the full length of the home.
Not far from the farm's past, the simplicity of country living can be taken in with a simple rocking chair or by swinging legs off the side of the open porch.