February 1, 2017

Winter Kitchen & Dining Rooms

Pottery Barn quilt pillow covers in farmhouse style kitchen sitting room
This level of our home is bright and welcoming even on the dreariest winter days, which we have had our fair share of lately. I took these pictures on a rare bright and sunny afternoon last week.
Farmhouse style sink in kitchen with winter decor

We switched out the living and dining areas at the end of the summer and we haven't looked back. This arrangement suits our family so much better and it just feels "right".
Neutral farmhouse style dining room with faux fireplace with stacked wood and Dairy sign
I always enjoy bringing out the more neutral accessories after the colors of the holidays and fall. The large grey and white quilted throw pillows with the pinwheel pattern are new finds from Pottery Barn. They were considered holiday items so I was able to get them in clearance.
Pottery Barn quilt pillow covers in farmhouse style kitchen sitting room
This little conversation area off the kitchen has become a great spot for the kids to hang out while I am cooking.
Open dining shelves with neutral farmhouse style decor
The "Dairy" sign on the dining room fireplace is a recent HomeGoods find. They recently opened yet another new HomeGoods in my area which is actually a dangerous thing for my wallet!
Farmhouse style Dairy sign on mantle in dining room with DIY faux fireplace
Farmhouse style kitchen with DIY mantel hood and farm sink
I switch between enjoying having my kitchen countertops clean and having all of my kitchen tools at the ready. At this time of year when I cook more, I tend to keep chopping boards and utensils right on the counter. They add a bit of clutter, but they also say that this kitchen is actually used for cooking.
Utensils in crocks on counter in farmhouse style kitchen with Williams Sonoma salt keeper
Farmhouse style sink with triple windows above in DIY kitchen
3 tiered stand with farmhouse style kitchen items
Neutral Farmhouse Dining Room
Pottery Barn pillows in neutral living room with winter decor
Farmhouse style painted hutch by Yield House in dining room with plank walls, shiplap
Throw pillows in dining room window seat with wall planking
DIY wooden shelves with farmhouse style decor
farmhouse style dining room with planked walls and numbered stairs

Sources (may contain affiliate links):

Dining Room:
Chandelier in Dining Room- Brondy Chandelier
Black and White Check Tablecloth- Bedspread from Ikea
Check Curtains in Dining Room - Ikea duvet covers
Black Hook Rack and Wire basket on wall- HomeGoods
Fresh Baked Pies Sign - World Market
Window Seat Pillows- Ticking Stripe(HomeGoods) Black Print (Ikea)
Dairy sign - HomeGoods

Kitchen Sitting Area:
Baking Sign - DIY project  (tutorial here)
Coffee Table - Ikea Hack (tutorial here)
Pinwheel Quilt Pillow Covers- Pottery Barn
Check pillow- Ikea
Compass Pillow- Amazon
Key Pillow - Target
Sofa - Birch Lane Montgomery
Chair - Ikea Jennylund
Lanterns - Pottery Barn

Caged Pendant Light over sink - Target no longer available, similar
Sink - Rohl Shaw's Fireclay sink
Dish Towels - Green with stripe Trader Joe's - Black and white farm animals Target
Tiered Stand - HomeGoods
Cow Sink Rug - Target


  1. Love, love, love your kitchen and sitting area! I love seeing areas that actually show the room as it is used and not all staged just for a pretty picture. I don't mind all the "stuff" on the counter. It is to me what makes a house a Home! I enjoyed spending time looking at all of your details while enjoying a cup of coffee this morning. Now I feel the need to go to HomeGoods and with fingers crossed hope they have that Dairy sign....Thanks! :o) Have a delightful day!

    1. Thanks so much! I am really trying to share more pictures of our home as it really is so I am glad to know that you enjoy that. I just got the Dairy sign a couple of weeks ago so I hope you can find one too! I have been finding that they are carrying more farmhouse style items lately, so even if you don’t find that exact sign, you will probably find something equally great.

  2. I love the layout of these rooms, Courtney. I would think the seating area gets more use being in that spot because everyone tends to hang out in the kitchen anyway. I love the colors you are using now too. Such a pretty space! Let's hope for more sun!

  3. Beautiful Courtney and what a great idea to switch out the rooms. Now I am sure it is used more. Ahhhhh the sun yeah. We had a day of sunshine this week too. Felt so great to see the sun again. Happy rest of the week.

  4. For several years I have been looking for the 'right' salt pig. One day I'll find it. Our kitchen is very light filled too and the windows were the best decision we made when we renovated!

  5. WOW- you totally nailed the perfect Farmhouse Kitchen - this looks amazing.

  6. Oh, Courtney, now that's what I call a farmhouse kitchen. I love every aspect of it and your Bakery sign which I remember that you made..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  7. Your rooms are beautiful! So cozy and fresh without looking cluttered. Love your posts, Courtney.

  8. I like the jennylund chair cover is this an Ikea product? Your home is lovely. It's refreshing to see a truly lived in home.

  9. Your home is just super cozy! I wish I could sit down with you at the table and have a cup of coffee.

  10. I love every room in your home, Courtney. I think you have a lot of cute pieces here and there, on the tables and walls yet it isn't too much. Everything relates. My kitchen counters are cluttered, too, but mostly with things I use. I hate digging around in cabinets. Like you said, you use your things. My sister once said I had a "cooks kitchen", but sometimes I feel its a chaotic mess.

    Love that you switched the rooms. It works, yay! Wish I had the space to do something like that. As it is, I can't even move furniture around!!! :)

    Jane x

  11. Beautiful! Are you still happy with your pot filler? We're about to install one in our kitchen and I love the one you have, the design of it is beautiful. I've noticed some negative reviews about leaking and the joints becoming loose. Any feedback you have would be wonderful.

    1. Hi Peggy. Yes, I am still very happy with my pot filler and would install the same one again. I use it quite frequently and we have never had any leaks or problems. Hope that helps!

  12. I am seriously drooling over your kitchen faucet and sink - just beautiful! That's not weird, right? :)

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