Farmhouse Dining

by Fiona Mitchell

From Garden to Table
How to Achieve a Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room

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Simple, self-sufficient living is becoming ever more popular these days. More and more people are favoring the idyllic country lifestyle over a fast-paced city one and it’s no surprise why. Being close to nature and breathing fresh, country air everyday can have a positive effect on your physical and mental wellbeing. The kitchen is the heart of any home, especially a home that sits on a fruitful farm where there is a strong emphasis on organic produce and self-sufficiency. Because of this, we think a kitchen/dining room is a great place to start when trying to achieve a farmhouse look.

The Main Event: The Dining Set


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As the epicenter of all the social activity in the home i.e. the family meals, the dining table and chairs are an integral part of achieving an authentic farmhouse look. Aim for solid wood tables in darker finishes as they provide a rustic, earthy quality to your dining area. If you can acquire a reclaimed or recycled table - even better, as the subtle imperfections obtained from years of use can add real beauty and character.

Key Pieces:

Stanton Table - €1,299.00

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Stanton Bench - €569.00

Setting the mood: Atmospheric lighting


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Chatsworth, 6 Light Lantern - €549.95

Soft lighting is a great way to create a warm, inviting atmosphere in your dining space. Soft lighting coupled with a stunning fixture over your dining table gives you a winning combination. Light fittings cast in iron add a classic element, without being dated. Cubed pendant fittings are a modern recreation of a classic style. Candelabra-style fixtures are elegant and make a real statement.

Natural Element: Wood Stack


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Karl Magazine Rack - €59.95

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Of course, the practical element of having a wood stack indoors is undisputable, but the aesthetic potential is often overlooked. Wood is such a beautiful material, even more so in its natural state. Having natural outdoor materials, such as wood inside can have a positive effect on your wellbeing as it makes you feel closer to nature. It is a charming element to have in farmhouse inspired dining room because it automatically evokes a sense of warmth and comfort. Even better is to dress your fireplace with a wood stack holder for a stylish, practical way to store your logs for those chilly winter evenings.

Finishing Touch: Hammered Glass Hurricanes 

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Swirl Hurricane Candle Holder Large - €59.95

Jar with Scroll Medium - €39.95Chester Hurricane Lantern Small - €69.95