05 September 2015

A Beautiful & Inspiring 1729 Yorkshire Farmhouse

Rachelle Blondel has filled her family's beautiful 1729 Yorkshire farmhouse with lucky second-hand finds and handmade touches. The Blondel family has the good fortune of having a lifetime lease on a parcel of land, as part of a village estate. Their wonderful, rambling farmhouse seems to be full of life and creativity, yet incredibly relaxed. Chickens, pigs, four cats, a dog, and Maud the Caravan share life on the farm with Rachelle, her husband Keith, and their three children, Tom, Jake, and Violet. Rachelle's mantra "live simply - tread gently" is reflected in her home's quiet mood and in her book Forgotten Ways for Modern Days.

Seeing this delightfully quirky family home, and reading Rachelle's blog dock & nettle, has left quite an impression on me. I love how real this home is--not overly styled or straight-out-of-the-box in design. The beauty of hand-crafted details and treasures collected over time create unique, richly layered visual pleasures, and a serene atmosphere. I can imagine many happy family moments being shared in this lovely home.

Rachelle Blondel

Stanley the dog in the lounge

 Rachelle's own ceramic spoon
 kitchen shelves made from old drawers turned on their sides
Rachelle repainted the Ikea kitchen island
 mismatched kitchen cupboard handles from anthropologie

 Rachelle revamped this wardrobe from Ikea
the serene master bedroom

 Rachelle's studio, where she sews, knits, creates ceramics, and does various other projects

 Violet's bedroom

Maud the Caravan
 Rachelle has been in the process of remodelling Maud the Caravan to be a play space for daughter Violet. I would love to spend some lovely idle hours relaxing in this charmingly eclectic haven!
Rachelle made the gorgeous floral bedding and curtains for the caravan
Just look at that crazy patchwork ceiling! Rachelle is amazing.

{all images via apartment therapy}

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