13th Aug 2020
There’s something about the scrubbed timber, white-washed walls and simple beauty of the Anne with an E interiors that has us wanting to imitate it.
I have fictional house envy.
I have fallen in love with the home of a spinster and her bachelor brother, a house dating back to the late 19th century. My daughter and I started watching the Netflix show Anne with an E recently (a reboot of the iconic Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery).
Apart from the endearing story, adoring Anne’s love of life, and the stunning photography and gorgeous landscape, the interiors of Green Gables really got my attention.
I love the simplicity of the farmhouse, a sense of character without clutter. The muted palette both blends in and offers the space a sweet personality and the solid wood furniture appears worn with age in the best possible way.
Here’s how you can replicate it:
J110 is an updated version of a classic chair, available in a selection of muted colours, including dusty grey, a beige-grey and a stone grey. Which is apt, considering so much of Green Gables is a made up of a plethora of grey hues.
Carefully crafted from sustainable oak, the peg rail is both beautiful and functional.
This table is thick and robust, crafted with solid fir wood. Bringing family and friends together, this table will have stories to tell in years to come.
The pendant light, powder coated with a brass lamp socket is contemporary and timeless.
Housework will be less tedious with this beautifully crafted timber brush and dustpan.
The side table is made from ash wood and treated with a white-wax finish that exposes the beautiful grain. It is also marked with the date and location from which the timber was sourced.
The traditional blue-grey is ageless and calming.
Crumpled linen is timeless and durable and will last for years to come.
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