Interiors
Oct 13, 2009

Interior: Modern farm style

By: Trisse Loxley

Interior: Modern farm style Author: Style At Home

Interiors
Oct 13, 2009

Interior: Modern farm style

By: Trisse Loxley

John and Laura Hughes have lived on their family farm in Milton, Ont., since the day they were married, and from that moment, they dreamed of building a new house on their favourite hilltop vantage point. Almost 40 years later, they’ve now built their bungalow and -- with the help of decorator Jackie Glass and senior designer Pia Hugglestone of Jacqueline Glass & Associates -- have made it the home they’ve always wanted.

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The turned-leg table in the passageway between the kitchen and pantry features a display of accessories from the farm’s gift store. Storage cubbies below hold homeowner Laura Hughes’ supply of shopping bags, while a basket houses her jams and jellies.

 

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Simple and elegant, the dining area features a Canadian-made harvest table that extends to 12', and Windsor-inspired chairs made to mimic the window style. Blinds were chosen instead of drapes because they block UV rays but none of the view,” says Laura.

 

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At one end of the studio, home office space is cleverly carved out with a built-in desk for two and chairs repainted to match. With a countertop that wraps around the room -- and an island in the middle -- this area also works "as an extension of the kitchen when we have large parties," Laura says.


 

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Designed with a place to sit and watch TV and a space to stretch out and enjoy the scenery, the great room offers something for everyone. “The fabric and furniture choices are classic in style and easy to clean,” says decorator Jackie Glass of the chenilles and cottons used throughout. “This space is sophisticated yet still grandchild- and farmer-friendly.” Separate rugs de­fine the living areas, while sofa tables fitted with baskets and coffee tables with shelves help with storage.

 

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The household colour palette of sand and farmhouse white takes on a different feeling in the bedroom. “I wanted it to be even more elegant,” says Laura. The bust and vase are from the farm’s gift shop.




 

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