Designer Spotlight: James T. Farmer

If you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ve probably seen me mention James T. Farmer more than once. He is easily one of my favorite designers. His unapologetically Southern designs are rooted in tradition, yet still feel fresh.

James’ designs read traditional, but relaxed, and strike a healthy balance between masculine and feminine.

James T. Farmer living room with brick fireplace
James T. Farmer

Bird motifs frequently appear in his work — perhaps as a nod to his Southern roots. He also always chooses the most sunning table lamps—check out the green one in the bedroom below.

James T. Farmer bedroom
James T. Farmer

Grasscloth wallpapers and plaid fabrics are also frequently seen in his work. Awhile back, I read an interview he did where he joked that plaid is his favorite color.

James T. Farmer bedroom
James T. Farmer

I love his use of symmetry. It helps create balance and a sense of order. The room below is a great example.

James T. Farmer living room
James T. Farmer

His vignettes are always stunning—particularly the bookshelves he curates.

James T. Farmer bookcase
James T. Farmer

He is also a genius at styling console tables and sideboards.

James T. Farmer hallway vignette
James T. Farmer

He is so talented—he doesn’t just design living rooms, bedrooms, etc. Nope. He also does kitchen and bathrooms.

James T. Farmer kitchen
James T. Farmer
James T. Farmer bathroom
James T. Farmer

Alright. Last one, and I saved my favorite for the occasion. I adore this living room— from the blues and greens to the addition of the more modern lucite end tables.

James T. Farmer living room
James T. Farmer

Hopefully, you can see why James T. Farmer is easily one of my favorite interior designers. If you want to read about some of my other grandmillennial designers, make sure to check out this post.

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