Industrial Farmhouse Decorating

Industrial Farmhouse Decorating


living room design ideas

A long time ago in a land far away….

….remember when I decorated a room for La-z-boy?

I called it industrial farmhouse decorating….which is a cross between the vintage style of a turn-of-the-century farmhouse and the simple industrial lines of an old warehouse.

And besides….it sounds fancy and extra official…..

….as if I thought the whole concept out in advance.

Exactly. :)

The whole experience was fun and exhilarating and wonderful and challenging…..

…and the room looked a little something like this.


I designed a sofa for them and then shopped their showroom and found wood coffee tables and burlap lined baskets and flower felt pillows…..


…..and industrial shelving and iron spheres and wooden pedestal table and accessories and a herringbone rug…..


….and a chair that looked like this.


Remember how we all loved the chair and I told you I picked it for the room at the last minute and I wasn’t even sure if it was going to work because it was such a bold houndstooth pattern and how I had no idea it was even reclined back until I had finished and invited everyone over to the space and I was sitting in the chair in the middle of a really good story when all of a sudden I leaned back….

…right into a recliner.

I wish you could have seen the look on my face.

It was priceless.

And it was at that exact moment….

…..that I fell in love with the story-telling-houndstooth-reclining chair.


Well….houndstooth chair that’s a recliner and you’d never even know it…..

….meet the farmhouse.

The chair arrived on Friday to bells and whistles and shouts of joy….

….and promptly made it’s way to the family room.


You see….as a thank you from La-z-boy….they told me I could pick one thing I wanted from the room and they would send it to me.

And of course…..

……was there even a choice?


And even though it wasn’t in production yet.

Even though you couldn’t order one.

Even though they explained that it would take months and months and months to get here.

I chose the chair…..

….and it was worth every minute of the wait.

PS  The chair watched MadMen last night.

And we both agree…..this season isn’t going so well.

We just saw Don Draper eating a box of crackers in his bathrobe.  :)


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