This “new old house” deftly adheres to the pared-down design of a classic New England farmhouse; likewise the interiors were made intentionally modest, in harmony with the client’s intention to live simply and without excessive ornament or goods. Located on a large parcel of land, the house overlooks rolling fields, making an ideal homestead built around four-season gardens, composting beds, barns and an apple orchard. Inside the Shaker-inspired house, the trim and cabinetry is painted in bold contrasting colors against burnished lime plaster walls as a powerful and playful decorative convention to link the rooms. The graphic accents instill a quiet drama and allow the rooms to skew more minimal with only the most practical furnishings. We sourced a majority of the antiques and vintage finds through local antique shops and craftspeople dedicated to making only high quality and durable pieces to withstand time.