“The more things change, the more they stay the same” or “Charity (and comfort) begins at home”. Okay, I added the “and comfort” part, but you probably know where this post is headed.
Life today is hectic; we operate in over-drive much of the time. As many of us look for a calm and soothing balance to our busy lives, a return to a simpler time beckons. Enter the American farmhouse. What is more soothing than a house and barn sitting unassumingly yet beautifully on a hillside or gently rolling expanse of verdant green? Strong and uncomplicated, the farmhouse represents a slower pace and a straightforward lifestyle.
Today’s farmhouses are being built across the country; hillsides, grasslands and abutting lakes. Due to their simplicity, they fit comfortably in a wide range of settings.
The interior of the farmhouse is simple, but that word should in no way imply spare or stark. Warm woods and soothing color schemes set the tone for total comfort of body and soul.
To read more on today’s American farmhouse please see a recent article in the Chicago Tribune; The timeless appeal of the farmhouse