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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