A Farmhouse in NJ: Part II

We are back today with Karl of Hudson Goods, taking the rest of a tour of his lovely farmhouse. Enjoy! I know I sure did!

kitchen 1

Karl says: The kitchen is large with two ovens, but I don’t cook! There is no formal dining room, it was made into a den and all meals are eaten here in the kitchen. Again, I love black furniture mixed with other pieces and the chandelier is wrought iron with black shades.

kitchen 2

The rug was not meant for a kitchen but is hand hooked in my favorite color green. The kitchen continues my simple style as I don’t have any window treatments on the large picture window that looks out onto the backyard.

pantry closets

The hallway to the kitchen has pantry closets and I love the tree wallpaper that was designed by Ralph Lauren.

office 1

This is where I spend most of my time working at my desk. I removed the ceiling for a vaulted ceiling and this has a back staircase leading up to my bedroom/studio. The grandfather clock is a reproduction and I just thought it was a fun piece. I painted the stripes on the staircase wall myself using tape and a ladder and it becomes a focal point in the room.

office 2

I designed the black coffee table, but it is too expensive to ship, as with the desk, both are large and heavy.

office 3

I also designed the desk myself, but do not sell it on-line as it is too costly to ship. It is painted mustard inside and holds everything!

office 4

I love the penguins, found them on one of my travels.

bedroom 1

This is my favorite room in the house. It is my bedroom turned studio or vice versa, not sure which came first! Part of the room including the fireplace was an addition with a tray ceiling. The fireplace mantel is a reclaimed barn beam from Michigan and weighs 75 pounds. The chair and ottoman are new also, but with a really heavy distressing that makes it very comfortable. I usually create and write in this chair with the fire lit in the winter.

bedroom 2

The fireplace is covered in 9 foot sheets of wainscoting that is 1 inch thick, so as not to have any seams. Around the actual fireplace is tumbled marble. I have the clock that I sell on-line over the mantel with some of my favorite vintage reproductions, the bear and the red truck, which inspired me to get the red truck pillow, available soon on HudsonGoods.com.

bedroom 3

I use this space to photograph my pieces and for styling. You can see the red media stand that I designed, as well as the country farmhouse table, coffee table and chairs. Along one wall I matched the wainscoting on the fireplace to create a separate space. I also found these two great chairs, which I really use more as art sculptures, as they swivel and are carved out of tree trunks. I also love mixing the cowhide rug and bench with newer pieces such as the bed and nightstand.

bedroom 4

bedroom 5

Thanks, Karl, for letting me share your beautiful farmhouse with all my readers. If you’d like to read more about Karl and how he got started in his business, click over to Artie’s blog for the interview.

Stop by on Friday for a very fun giveaway that I think you’ll all enjoy.

- Rhoda


  1. Wow-soooo interesting and lovely pix to boot! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this space! I love it. It’s the perfect combination of old and new.

  3. Fantastic!

    One could really spend quality time in this home.

    Thanks to both of you for sharing.

  4. He has a beautiful home! I spot many of his on line items there. I love that he has space to spare. 🙂

  5. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage says

    Such beautiful inspiration! That beadboard makes my heart sing……you know I’m a sucker for the stuff!

  6. Southern Charm says

    I was working with the hubby so I missed yesterday's post. Just got caught up. WOW!!

    I'm still a little sleepy but did you realy say he is single and did all of this himself? Oh my!! What a task & he did such a great job!! It's just a beautiful home, just beautiful. Just what I needed to look at while sipping my morning coffee.

    Thank you for visiting my blog the other day. I can't believe you used to live so close to me. It would have been nice to hit some of the fun stores together and meet you. The area has changed so much in the last couple of years you may not recognize it anymore, ha ha.

    Have a great day,


  7. HeathahLee says

    I LOVE those chairs made from tree trunks! Those definitely are pieces of art!

  8. Ashley @ The Happy Little Home says

    This was gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love, love & love his style! So very many piece just like I own! I tend to buy (many are free or practically free) really old or rickety pieces. My husband sturdies them up for me then I go at them with a sander, paint and or varnish and throw it in a room. I get many comments on my stuff and style. The major comment, "I love being in your home". Again validated with what I think to be my quirky style! Thanks!

  10. Room Service ~ Decorating 101 says

    Loved the tour. I remember seeing his rooms or rms… gave him 5*’s.

  11. Each room is better than the last. When can I move in?

  12. I cook Karl. Can I live there?

  13. What a house! It’s gorgeous!

    I especially like the desk and the stripes on the wall.

    My favorite, though, is the big eat-in kitchen. I’ve always wanted one with the longest Amish-built table you’ve ever seen in your life.

    Great farmhouse!

  14. The kitchen is to die for!

  15. You know I just love a touch of black in every room! Great decorating, thanks for sharing Rhodie!!!

  16. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says

    Such a warm, inviting home! That kitchen is amazing, and I love the desk that Karl designed, too!! Thanks so much for sharing this, it’s always so much fun to get a “peek” into others homes! 🙂

  17. His home just screams cozy and inviting! What a beautiful space!

  18. That kitchen sells this house for me! Just gorgeous!

  19. Sofia Striffler says

    Love the Kitchen!. I do have a feddish for beautiful open kitchens. Thanks for sharing Rhoda and Karl

  20. Absolutely gorgeous home…love the tree wall paper. The fireplace in the bedroom is beautiful too!!

    Thanks for sharing….off to look at the rest…some how I mised yesterdays post….hummmm!

    Hugs! T

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