20 Ways To Bring Modern Farmhouse Style Home
Rustic yet refined, modern farmhouse is one of the most sought-after styles as of late. The covetable look blends old and new in masterful ways, creating fresh yet timeless interiors. Here are 20 ways to incorporate the look into your home, whether you live in the country or the city.
Sliding barn doors with punchy white hardware add a rustic yet contemporary look to this living room.
Contrast bold colors, like the navy and creamsicle orange seen here, with salvaged or vintage wood shelves. A stack of firewood completes the modern farmhouse look.
Impactful black windows and door frames add definition to country homes.
An Aga is a farmhouse staple, and for good reason — as far as ovens go, it has timeless appeal and charm. Done here in a stark black, it has modern edge.
A limestone-topped wood vanity is finished off with bone handles. Natural and raw materials are a sure-fire way to add rustic spirit.
The pale blue wooden siding on this home has a barn-like effect.
A sculptural bowl made from felled antlers is an easy way to introduce country vibes in an unexpected way.
In former Hudson’s Bay company president Bonnie Brooks’s home, there is a strong Belgian country flair. Stainless steel accents contrast nicely against flat-front rib-cut white oak cabinet doors and bluestone tile flooring.
An aged Belgian urn was repurposed into a sink in the powder room, contrasting the otherwise modern finishes.
As with many old homes, freestanding armoires are common ways to compensate for lacking storage. In this entryway, a vintage wardrobe acts as the family’s closet.
In Kelvin Browne’s Cape Cod cottage, new and old sit happily side-by-side. Mid-century modern Bertoia wire chairs — one upholstered, one left bare — create a conversation corner with an 18th-century Chippendale sofa.
In Kelvin’s dining room, the Danish teak dining set and sideboard are a natural complement to the rich tones of the exposed ceiling and wide-plank wood flooring.
A lofty ceiling in the kitchen mimics that of a barn or heritage A-frame country house. Bead board finishes the look for a quaint and traditional counterpoint to the modern kitchen fittings below.
Crisp white pieces work well in rustic homes. Here, slipcovered armchairs and a sofa complement the mid-century modern pieces.
For a graphic look, the door and hardware in this home were painted out black, which is a nice juxtaposition to the family heirloom grandfather clock and pale wood flooring.
Part of making a heritage home or farmhouse feel contemporary is embracing (and updating) the original architectural details. Exposed brickwork is maintained while the mantel has been painted out.
At a rural homestead in Connecticut, the owner decided to keep the toile wallpaper in the hall, original to the home. A black-walled dining room provides a moody contrast to the whimsical pattern.
The Scandinavians are known for mastery of the modern farmhouse look. Here, a wood stove is updated with cool colors and light woods.
In this West Coast home, the original cedar ceiling warms up a minimalist, white-walled bedroom.
Light-colored wood accents are a nice way to tie in a farmhouse’s natural surroundings, while still maintaining a hip style.