Fit for Family
Timeworn finishes, natural textures, and muted colors in the dining area of Macksi and Cody Warner's 1890s farm-house recall a simpler way of life—when furniture was made by hand and holiday trimmings came from the land.
In preparation for a family gathering, the couple set their primitive pine table, shown here, with a block-printed runner, stoneware plates, a tiered pewter server loaded with fruits, and weighty wine goblets. For the centerpiece, a white-glazed pitcher, rather than a formal vase, holds fresh-cut evergreen branches.
The cheery treatment extends to the windows, where fragrant bay-leaf wreaths hang from green burlap ribbons. The effect is an inviting dining area that's ready for a harvest feast. Read on to learn how to bring this festive farmhouse feel to your home.