This Is How You Style a Rustic Farmhouse
This elevated rustic piece of heaven is what you get when a former Vogue editor styles your 1870 farmhouse. When a Manhattan real estate executive bought the 45-acre farm in Bedford, New York, he tapped longtime fashion editor–turned–interior designer Virginia Tupker to bring the historical home out of its unspoiled time capsule and into the future.
The end result is magazine-worthy mix of midcentury furniture and contemporary designers, colors, prints and ample texture. The rough stone structure was preserved along with the original details, adding a beautiful rustic backdrop to the refined interior she layered around it. "The important thing is to have real instincts about people, and to listen to them," Tupker told Elle Decor. "Well, not just to listen, but to really hear." So when can we move in?
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How would you style an 18th-century farmhouse?