Simple, Rustic Beauty

PROFILE-The Interior Design Issue

This Space, This Way:

The homeowners’ amazing art collection and love of raw, organic spaces were designer Krista Stokes’s two main inspiration points for this farmhouse bedroom. “These clients have a down-to-earth, warm, quirky, and lighthearted vibe about them that I felt was important to represent in the feeling of the space,” she says. Soft-spun wool, aged cotton, crisp linen, and burlap help bridge the gap between the detailed grandness of the artwork and the simple, rustic beauty of the old farmhouse.

Signature Style:

“I believe that, when properly curated, all textures, patterns, colors, and styles can peacefully coexist. My aesthetic is very story driven, expressive, and approachable. I design for the extraordinary ordinary life.”

Trick of the Trade:

“Employing classic foundations. Although trend can be your friend, it quickly wears off and the next hot thing is upon you. That is not to say that the classics can’t be updated or spun with your own unique twist.”

The Goods:

On the bench & behind the couch paintings of farmhouses, of goats & of a bird: Beth Rundquist,
Painting of a beekeeper beside the bed, painting of a swimmer on the bench & sculpture in the background: Dave Allen,
Painting of flowers on the mantel: by artist Lisa Whelan
Painting above the bench: Nadine Schoepfle,
Plants: Snug Harbor Farm,
Feather-pattern pillow in yellow: Zanna Printed Textiles, & John Robshaw at Spaces Kennebunkport,
Chair in front of mantel: Salvation Army
Pillows on the bed: Daytrip Society, (feather pillow); Zanna Printed Textiles, (maize pattern in navy); John Robshaw at Spaces Kennebunkport,
Lampshade beside the bed: Anthropologie,
Blanket on the couch: by Swans Island Blankets, at Daytrip Society,
Blanket on the chair: Company C,
Cabinet behind the floor lamp: John Warren Design,
Orange phone: Daytrip Society,
Sailcloth pillows: Spaces Kennebunkport,

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