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The dotted bow makes & sells home decor for the modern farmhouse.

MODERN FARMHOUSE is a term used often & has a specific meaning for the dotted bow.

The definition of MODERN home decor in dotted bow terms means simple, clean lines, neutral colors like white, black, gray with pops of vibrant colors in contrast. Modern home decor is usually minimal, abstract and metal is a common material element.

FARMHOUSE style is a way of living. The dotted bow definition of farmhouse home decor is comfy, cozy, lived in and worn. Farmhouse decor has a mixture of items that have a history such as vintage furniture, or personalized things that have meaning like a favorite quote. Rustic decor, salvage materials and wood are common elements in farmhouse living.

The dotted bow was born February 14, 2014 after owner, Jen Wilson, decided she was ready to merge her creativity with an obsessive decorating passion and start a business. With the support of friends and family cheering her on she never looked back and has quickly built a thriving company.

Core Values: Be Authentic, Make everything with Love & Spread Happiness

The dotted bow offers several product lines and is always adding more. Handmade wood signs and painted farmhouse pillows are what the shop are most known for. If you find us at a market you will also find furniture such a refinished vintage furniture, farmhouse tables and repurposed salvage finds turned into tables, wall decor, benches and more.

The dotted bow ALWAYS accepts inquiries for custom orders if you do not see exactly what you want email a picture or description to start the custom design process. Visit the shop section to find all the places to shop the dotted bow modern farmhouse decor.

More About Jen

I was born in Seattle, WA and grew up in the Northwest. I lived in Spokane, WA most of my childhood from 3rd grade through high school. I received my BA from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing. After school I had a brief product design internship at Coldwater Creek in Sandpoint, ID before moving to Seattle to pursue a career in merchandising.

My first “real” job was a merchandising coordinator at the thrift store. This was not my top choice as I dreamed of being a fashion buyer at Nordstrom at the time but it ended up sparking my appreciation for finding beauty in other’s junk. Desiring a big change from the rainy weather I moved to the Arizona desert in 2008. After four more years in retail management I realized the dream of being a fabulous fashion buyer wasn’t the direction I was going in. I went back to school and became an elementary teacher in 2013.

After my first year of teaching I felt like something was missing, a job that didn’t feel like a job. I have always been a person who had an entrepreneurial spirit so I finally decided to take a leap of faith and start the dotted bow. My first customers were my friends and family but then it just started growing and as soon as I did my first market I was hooked. This business has been a lot of work but equal amounts of fun. The more I uncovered my artsy spirit that hadn’t been used much since high school I looked into changing my “real job” again. Back to school I went and now I am happy to say I am elementary art teacher! I spend my days sharing my love of art with K-6 students and my nights and weekends working on beautiful things for your home. I feel that I have found my happy work place that is packed with making, imagining and creating pretty things.

I am obsessed with love, words, stripes, polka dots, bows, skeleton keys, old doors, barn windows, industrial elements, & anything  with chippy white paint!  Combining one, two or all of these things into something to decorate your home makes me happy. -Jen Wilson


Thank you for shopping with the dotted bow and sharing the dotted bow with your friends & family. Stay in touch through facebook, instagram and the dotted bow blog. If you have something in mind you want for your home that you can’t seem to find email the details and/or a picture because I would love to make a custom piece for you!

Happy Everything,

Jen Wilson

the dotted bow

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