Life & Style
THE EXTERIOR OF THIS MODERN FARMHOUSE FEATURES BUSS LUDERS STONE FROM RICHBURG STONE IN DOWNTOWN OKC. A BOARD AND BATTEN STYLE IS USED NEAR THE FRONT DOOR AND COMPLEMENTS THE STANDING SEAM ROOF IN A SIMILAR PATTERN.
A Country Farmhouse in an Urban Se ing An old-fashioned pantry with modern conveniences symbolizes the transformation of an Edmond residence.
by M. J. Van Deventer • Photos by David Cobb hink of a farmhouse and you probably envision a potbelly stove in the kitchen, an old-fashioned dining room, maybe even a Victorian parlor where tea is served. But this home in Edmond’s Sugar Hill has all the charm of an early day farmhouse with a modern
look. Designed by Paige Sheller and Jennifer Farrar of A-Line Designs in Edmond, this contemporary farmhouse has numerous features that enhance the country spirit the homeowners hoped to achieve. “We used a fresh, crisp color palette mixed with rustic stone on the exterior of the home and in the great room to suggest the upscale farmhouse look,” Sheller says. Sheller’s color theme features white as the foundation for almost every room, enhanced by soft greens, grays and blues. The names of the paint colors throughout the home are highly descriptive: Sea Salt, White Dove, Coastal Plain. “The colors are very calming,” she says. The entry provides the ﬁrst clue to the casual country style of this home. It features ﬂoor-to-ceiling Shiplap, a popular wall ﬁnish once reserved for barns and sheds. It helps set the tone for this urban farmhouse. An entry console table was painted in a distressed fashion by Manny Rodriquez of Edmond. It hosts family portraits and mementos, creating a homespun theme for visitors. Rodriquez did all the ﬁnishes in the home. In an earlier era’s design, the kitchen would have been the star of the home. Here, the great room, kitchen and dining room are the heartbeat
OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE | SEPTEMBER 2016