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Farmhouse Roots

A designer brings modern farmhouse style to the small Connecticut town where she was born and raised.
Creating coziness was the biggest priority for the family room, which was big on space but scant on intimacy. “It’s easy for pieces to get lost in such a large room, especially with the high ceilings,” says homeowner Stacey Rossetti. “I anchored the sofas with a rug to provide a warm feeling and then added pillows and throw blankets to make the room feel lived in.”
Originally, the exterior of the home was yellow with a burnt-orange stairwell and porch. “Paint was huge in transforming the outside of the house. appreciate how it’s such a quick and easy way to update a space,” Stacey says. Fresh coats of crisp white paint instantly create farmhouse charm. The door took a bit more trial and error-several tries-but eventually the couple found just the right color. It’s a shade called

Deep roots bring a deep understanding of an area and oneself. That’s the case for Stacey Rossetti, an RN and the face behind the Instagram account @farmhousechic4sure. She’s built a life—and a home—for herself and her family in Shelton, the small Connecticut town where she was born and raised.

When Stacey first toured the colonial-style home they would buy, she loved how its location embodied small-town life. “It’s right across from an empty field, and there’s a pumpkin and strawberry farm behind it,” she says. But while the property was idyllic, the home wasn’t. “It lacked any personal style or custom features, so we knew from the beginning that we’d need to change that,” Stacey says. Over time, the self-taught designer transformed the basic colonial home into a custom farmhouse that’s full of surprising DIYs and creative wall treatments. It reflects her fashionable sensibilities while accommodating her active family, composed of two kids and three dogs.

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