Any City Northern Charm that isn't Farmhouse Southern?

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Love all the designs but most to almost none rock with my old NYC House Living


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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 31, 2021

    Hi Sandy, yeah right now the farmhouse look is definitely still reigning supreme. But I've always been partial to the older studio look (exposed brick etc.) I'm thinking that may be what you're looking for? Here are some interesting examples. https://www.thespruce.com/industrial-bedroom-ideas-4171624

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    • Sandy Rolon Sandy Rolon on Mar 31, 2021

      I have exposed a brick wall. First floor construction is on hold due Covid..so I had to find ways to hide the demo'd areas with curtains and wall tapestries but before the construction starts up again, I want to have a few decorating ideas.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Mar 31, 2021

    Have you looked at Joanna Gaines's recent styles? She has morphed from that straight-out white Farmhouse feel to adding a more industrial/rustic vibe that would work well in an NYC home.

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    • Sandy Rolon Sandy Rolon on Apr 22, 2021

      Dennis Freedman, new to me, will google...cool, thanks...

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Mar 31, 2021

    I think the colors you choose can make a big difference. Instead of those coastal sort of colors you could choose earthier tones and more rustic materials.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 31, 2021

    Love modern farmhouse but that look is on the way out. and or has been done A LOT I still hold onto it since I have so many carvings and laser metal cutouts. Hope you can get some ideas here:

    https://www.pinterest.com/eventsbeyond/small-spaces-nyc-living/


    You might also try typing exactly what you are looking for into the search. Just the amount of basic decor you can make yourself is awesome.

    • Sandy Rolon Sandy Rolon on Apr 22, 2021

      LOL...at 62 & rising...I, too, am on my way out.. I'm not appeasing others just me... but yeah, you're right I need to be more specific...bless you and TY for your input...

  • Sandy Rolon Sandy Rolon on Mar 31, 2021

    My house is 122 yr old old Italian construction... I have this Spanish-Italian style with some slight Antiques & Ethnic elements then there's the 55in TV and computer modern. LOL, my house looks like a little last minute thrown together museum of everything but haven't seen anything that can represent and blend them all.


    First floor construction is on hold due Covid..so I had to find ways to hide the demo'd areas with curtains and wall tapestries but before the construction starts up again, I want to have a few decorating ideas.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 01, 2021

    Choose a style that you love, whether it's farmhouse or cottage or boho or whatever. I think the thing that makes farmhouse "southern" is cotton. Go with accents of things that are not normally associated with the south like lavender (hard to grow down here in the hot climate). Dairy farms are universal so accents with milk crates, jugs, churns, and other items would not be southern to me either.

    • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 22, 2021

      Thank you for your service. You might try shopping on Kirkland's site and DecorSteals.com. They have quite a bit of things that are warm wood. Distressed seems to be all the rage and the majority is but you can find some beauties. We are not distressed people, my husband says it looks like it needs painting, so I can relate to the struggle. I have bought a few things that are natural wood, my favorite is the coat hanger. It's a stained wooden plank with heavy metal hooks, sturdy enough to hold a Carhart coat. I got it from DecorSteals.com. Also, Amazon is a decent resource but they are so many items when you put in farmhouse that I usually can't look very long.

  • Go for more industrial rather than farmhouse

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 22, 2021

    Hello. I have seen some Architectural digest postings that might be suitable for your review. You might consider browsing over there.

    https://www.architecturaldigest.com

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