Photo Gallery: Farmhouse Style
Chic meets rustic for a fresh new look.
The 14-foot harvest table, made from planks from the original tamarack floors, seats the owners’ 12 grandchildren. A classic blue Quebecois chandelier was painted black to coordinate with the distressed dining chairs and the door’s cast iron hardware. Still, minimalist restraint keeps the look on-trend.
An oversized centre island makes a perfect working surface, as well as a gathering space for family and entertaining. The white subway tile backsplash and modern light fixtures give this room youthful kick, too.
A simple banquette makes for comfortable seating in this small dining nook. The burnt-oak, x-back wood chairs add rustic flair and mimic the finish on the heavy-framed mirror.
A cushioned wicker chair is a cosy addition to this master bathroom. The warm wood floor, ornate mirror and lantern candle holder grant this room farmhouse charm, while the bright white paint and unadorned windows update the look.
With the new country look, even finishing touches have simple lines and handcrafted appeal. Organic pieces like rough-hewn boards and firewood soften a clean white space with natural texture. The look is as hardworking as ever — industrial appliances and a farmhouse table that doubles as an island — but emits modern serenity.
Beadboard-covered walls lend a touch of rusticity to this elegant farmhouse. Impressive architectural details draw the eye upwards to the stunning vaulted ceiling. Hefty custom-built stools, painted in a contrasting colour, have the right weight to balance out the rest of the room.
An elevated tub sits under large windows, offering a picturesque view on the rural landscape. Wainscoting gives this room its classic country feel, while chrome hardware and dark floors keep it current.
To keep this cottage looking like a scrapbook of designer Colette van den Thillart’s family history — not an overly chic “designer’s cottage” — Colette reused many old pieces, and acquired more furniture at local markets and antique shops, and in Scandinavia and England. In the living room, hits of white keep the space fresh.
Watch a video tour of Colette’s cottage.
A palette of pale blues and creamy whites plays into this principal bedroom’s atmosphere of calm. The homeowners had the cypress ceiling pickled to accentuate the height, and to tone down the orange. French doors flood the room with light and lead to private gardens.
Modern conveniences, like the wall-mounted spigot tap over the stove for filling pots, update the country-style kitchen in this home. Massive stone corbels support the range hood, adding interest and a sense of history to the new-build house.
With an easy mix of dark and light wood tones, this office is both functional and easy on the eyes. Classic toile upholstery on the chairs references the home’s idyllic setting, while white beadboard walls, heated stone flooring and a mix of furniture styles add a rustic touch to the space.
At this back entry, a bench doubles as storage for seasonal items, like scarves, mittens and hats. A shelf and coat rack keep frequently-used items close at hand and organized. The stone floor tiles are especially practical when boots get muddy or snowy.
While details such as wainscoting and painted furniture lend a country feel to the room, the delicate lines of the porcelain sink and a detailed mirror keep the overall look timeless.
This rustic design brings together rough-hewn woods and stone to create texture and drama. Vintage accents, like the industrial light fixtures and ceramic subway tile backsplash, help to make a new kitchen look like it’s been cooking for decades. Teak stools make the perfect place to perch and eat or chat.
A charming apron sink, shaker-style cabinetry and dark oiled-soapstone counters infuse this kitchen with farmhouse style.
For more farmhouse-inspired country spaces, see our Modern Country Interiors gallery.