New design show: Farmhouse Facelift

New design show: Farmhouse Facelift

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New design show: Farmhouse Facelift

Photos: Robin Stubbert and Blynda DaCosta

Siblings Billy and Carolyn are a professional renovation team that reclaims and restores farmhouses. Watch their new show, Farmhouse Facelift, on HGTV Canada beginning March 3 at 10 p.m. Reno+Decor recently caught up with the renovating duo to discuss five ways to capture the farmhouse look at home.


Create a unique focal point or add a hint of timeless beauty by incorporating antique, vintage or upcycled pieces that speak to you. Family heirlooms are another great way to incorporate this heritage feel. Anything from an antique commercial sign used as wall art or a vintage mid-century radio placed in the living room can add that unique touch to your space.

Open shelving

A popular farmhouse characteristic and an easy way to infuse loads of personality into your home, open shelving can make your space feel bigger and airier, and allows you to get creative by displaying a mix of dishes and curated pieces and our favourite – vintage artwork.

Reclaimed wood

There are endless possibilities when it comes to incorporating the warm, rustic texture of reclaimed wood. From barn doors to wood flooring and ceiling beams, each piece tells a story and connects us to the past. Not only does reclaimed wood add character, it can also provide functionality. For example, a barn door is a great way to add separation in a small space without sacrificing floor space for a swinging, hinged door.

Door hardware

Instantly add farmhouse charm and nostalgia by trading in the standard tubular locksets for a timeless vintage replica, such as a skeleton key lockset fitted for a modern-day handle. There’s something almost romantic about a skeleton key lock that evokes memories of simpler times.

White walls

One of the simplest ways to add that country chic feel is by painting the walls white. It’s the perfect bright, clean foundation to begin layering in organic textiles like jute, wool and linen for a more relaxed, laid-back vibe. Incorporate vintage quilts and fabrics for an instant “collected over time” look.

Tune in to Farmhouse Facelift Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada, beginning March 3, 2021.

Follow the duo on social media:

IG: @carolynwilbrink / @billypearsonbuilds

Twitter: @sibswhodesign

Facebook: @SibsWhoDesign


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