April 27, 2011

Book Review: New Farmhouse Style

Remember back in March when I talked about picking up this book . . .

I promised a review so here goes.

Do you like decor that is simplistic yet stylish in an easy going way?

Do you like rooms filled with light and natural elements?

Do you enjoy ironstone and furniture with character?

Do you enjoy books filled with beautiful eye candy and minimal chatter?

If so, this would be a good book to check out.

The book contains seven chapters.  Each begins with a few pages explaining the mood the author wished to invoke.  The stories and examples told had me wishing for a farmhouse of my own.  The remainder of the chapter focused on gorgeous photos, page after page with short captions reinforcing the chapters theme.

Throughout the book ironstone, a minimal color palette, simplicity and natural elements were reinforced time and time again.  The only down side about this book is it's slight repetitiveness after a while.  Something I had no problem overlooking since I love the style so much.  For me, this was the perfect book which I'm sure to reach for time and time again.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the book.

Hope you enjoyed this "mini" review.  If you haven't had a chance to glance inside the pages of this book it's worth adding to your reading list.

Enjoy your day,



  1. Thanks for sharing the book, RObin! By the cover... I probably would have overlooked it, but the inside...Yum! Love the ticking slipcovered chairs and pine cabinet. Ironstone is a given :) I'll have to check it out!
    Happy Wednesday!
    ~Michelle :)

  2. Looks like a fun book to peek through...I like "minimal chatter" in my decor books. I tend to pick them up when I just want to be inspired and not have to really "think" about anything ;) Thanks for sharing, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  3. Looks like my kind of book!

    Take care...Jodi

  4. Ooh...looks like my cup of tea!

  5. It looks interesting! I love minimal wording in my decor books. If there is a lot of wording I tend to skim past it anyhow. Thanks for the review!

  6. Looks like a book I would enjoy, pretty pics you high lighted, Thanks!

  7. Mmmm! Looks like something I have to put on my wish list. That style is so ME! Thanks for the review, Robin! Yummmy book! :)

    xoxo laurie

  8. I need to get that book!!! Love those ticking slip covers!

  9. I like your pick of photos, Robin! I've flipped through this book at B&N before and there are some lovely images to be found in it!


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