Lauren Liess living room


Yesterday we toured a fabulous country home filled with rustic charm and all the trappings of a traditional farmhouse


Lauren Liess living room


Today, we’re so excited to share this slightly different twist on country living with a stunning Lauren Liess designed farmhouse.


Lauren Liess kitchen


Rustic beams and plenty of wood have that classic country feel,


Lauren Liess kitchen


While more modern elements lend an air of laid-back cool.


Lauren Liess dining room


It’s the perfect juxtaposition!


Lauren Liess dining room


A modern chair pairs perfectly with a rustic dining table for the ultimate in farmhouse chic,


Lauren Liess dining room


While plenty of light makes the space feel open and bright.


Lauren Liess entry


Every vignette serves a purpose and is brimming with personality,


Lauren Liess dining room


And a well-curated gallery wall creates that collected feeling that adds a sense of place and history. 


Lauren Liess library with dark paint


If we were going to dream one room into existence, it would, hands-down, be a library


Lauren Liess library dark paint


A cozy space just for reading and filled with all our favorite volumes right at arm’s length. But, then again, this home is full of dream spaces…


Lauren Liess bedroom


And spaces for dreaming.


Lauren Liess entry


We adore this country house and can’t think of a better place to spend our fall days. What about you?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

Architect:  Thomas French

Builder: Daniel Valencic of Great Jones Build

Photographer:  Helen Norman

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