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Modern Farmhouse Design

Modern Farmhouse Design

If you have been hearing buzz about “modern farmhouse” or perhaps Chip & Joanna Gaines‘ makes your jaw drop, I am here to break it down for you!

This trend takes super clean palettes and layers on warm wood, texture, greenery and the result is utter simplicity. You may be a modern farmhouse devotee if you:

*Love to pop vintage finds against clean white walls;

*Have a thing for reclaimed wood;

*Think some over-sized lanterns would make great pendants over your kitchen island.

Some key elements to pull it off:

*Keep it simple. Remember relaxed elements and the contrast of the textures – think knotty wood and some wrought iron.

*If you want to pull off window treatments in this style think old shutters or even handkerchief linen. 

*What about rugs? How about some estate sale finds, worn with age?

*Then there are the elements of barn doors and ship lap paneling which I would use sparingly – unless of course you are on a real farm.

Photo Credit: KEN LINSTEADT ARCHITECTS

Spring Trends in Interior Design

It was a very unseasonable day in NYC for February when I entered the Javits Center for NY NOW earlier this month. Sunlight abounded and the temperature was almost 60 degrees! The perfect setting to shop for spring!

This show was a great opportunity to hone in on those accessory items I seek out for clients, and this trip was no different. Here are four key trends on the forefront for Spring:

Rose Gold
Rose gold is still in play. Use it for planters, because with greenery this tone is magical.

Metallics
From furniture to pillows, place mats to lamps, reflective metal was all over!

 

Abstract Prints
I am mad for these fabrics by Laura Park and I am putting them in two current projects!

 

Floral Motifs in Metal
Tommy Mitchell is an accomplished artist taking his cues from old world metal work. His creations are divine fruits, flowers and even butterflies as seen in this table base – I am obsessed with it! 

 

Using Vintage Pieces with C.R. Interior Designs

Vintage: yay or nay? Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt vintage pieces can add quite a bit of class and history to your décor. Here are some ways that Fig + Farro went 100% reclaimed, compliments of Caitlin Rutkay of C.R. Interior Designs:

  • Located in a former schoolhouse, Fig + Farro’s 6,000 square feet of dining space, along with a 3,000-square-foot prep kitchen in the basement, is furnished almost entirely with reclaimed items.
  • The emphasis on reused and recycled items—including rugs, dining chairs and tables, kitchen equipment, and accessories like antique door knockers—helps further the restaurant’s mission to fight climate change by reducing carbon footprints. 
  • Vintage pieces add a layer of history and texture new items cannot.

For more information, visit CaitlinRutkay.com.