Every now and again, I dream about moving out of the city and moving back to New England to a historic farmhouse with lots of land. Although I don’t think this dream will ever become a reality, I enjoy looking at photos of people who have found a way to live the New England country life. Instagram has provided us with a wealth of visual inspiration in this regard, with people generously sharing snippets of their lives and homes. Currently, one of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram is River Road Farm.
I know very little about the owners of the River Road Farm Instagram account, other than that they have a beautiful old farmhouse in Connecticut full of lovely antiques and charming interiors, and they have perhaps the most spectacular gardens I have ever seen at a New England home. Their Instagram account includes lovely photos and videos that they have taken of their home and gardens, and each time I see one, it brings me great pleasure.
Let’s take a look at some of the gorgeous images of River Road Farm, all taken from Instagram:
The home’s historic facade looks similar to many in my childhood hometown in Vermont, which I am sure is part of the attraction for me!
I love the color of the blue door on the front of the home, above, and on the outbuilding below:
A view from a bedroom:
The inviting porch (with a blue ceiling!):
Some photos of the warm and artistically styled interiors (notice the blue and white accents throughout the spaces):
I love all the books, the interesting collections, and the plants in each room.
The breathtaking gardens:
The hedges in the formal garden are fantastic, with the mix of spherical shapes and rows, separated by gravel paths:
An espalier apple tree and a kitchen garden:
Lovely garden ornaments, benches, stone walls, and sculptures adorn the property:
Glorious fall colors in New England:
White winter garden:
Even their potting shed is beautiful:
It is such fun to look at the photos taken during the different seasons. The land is beautiful throughout the year. When I am feeling nature-deprived and worn out by the city, these garden photos lift my spirits.
Talent, beauty, and creativity are abundant at this spectacular and magical property. Wouldn’t it be a thrill to see it in person?