Vintage home – Simply French Market tour in today’s post with a home combining farmhouse, shabby chic and French styles.
With a love of all things vintage, Terri from Simply French Market has recently moved into this 90 year old home. I’ve known Terri for sometime now on Instagram (visit her here – Simply French Market) and she is a fellow Florida girl that is a transplant from New England. Her family fell in love with this vintage home and it’s been fun watching the transformation in progress. The kitchen is my favorite room so far and I have definite stove envy!
Terri said “we had no plans on moving but a Sunday drive changed everything! This home reminded both of us of home. New England that is! We moved to South Florida 22 years ago (the cold got the best of me). Most homes around here lack the character that I didn’t even know I missed until I saw this one”.
Vintage Home Kitchen
Terri is a collector and has some wonderful collections of vintage pieces picked up over the years. Every room in her home boasts a vintage chandelier, sometimes in multiples. The stove area is accented with vintage corbels and as you can see up above, shabby chic decorative appliques have been added.
A romantic at heart with lots of flowers whenever possible and whimsy with gold bees on the cabinet knobs. In this vintage home, she does it her way…juxtaposing white with rustic wood and elegant gold.
Of course there is a farmhouse sink sitting under the window to make washing dishes have a view! The brick floors add another element of vintage character and depth.
Before we go further into Terri’s home, she is a talented online shop owner of Simply French Market selling handmade ruffled creations. You can tap on any of the images below to shop my affiliate links on her shop…which is truly fabulous!
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Next she shares her dining area…so let’s head on in. I apologize in advance that the images are a little small, but they are from her smartphone. Nonetheless there is so much light in these rooms filled with vintage pieces and that is evident!
Vintage Farmhouse Dining Room
Terri says “It was built in 1929, 2 stories, 2 fireplaces, a large porch, original glass door knobs, 2 claw foot tubs and original wood floors! I had found my diamond in the rough (and that it was)”.
You don’t need to have a huge budget when designing a room with vintage pieces. A farmhouse table and why not add a mingle of chairs for character. Since Terri’s home is predominantly white, a cheerful tablecloth can add a color pop when desired.
“We spend 10 months, every weekend and every chance we could to work on it. We did lots of the work ourselves (no left the wall removal for the professionals) every wall was either ship lapped, shingled or wallpapered. It was definitely a labor of love”.
Vintage Home Living Room
“We have now been in for 6 weeks and it’s finally coming together! To me it was in the details. I made sure each room had something that was special to me added. I have a soft spot for whites and woods and no particular one style. I’d have to say it’s a bit Farmhouse, Shabby and French throughout”.
Remember…these home tours are real homes and not designer homes, so you can take any inspiration that moves you. I hope that you gain some ideas and please visit Simply French Market on Instagram and her Etsy shop!