The homeowners wanted an open, airy space with modern and rustic touches, so designers brought in a modern take on the farmhouse table and a matching bench. On the other side of the table, three modern chairs add seating to the table bathed in natural light. For a bit of fun, designers had a turquoise accent wall painted and some fun art hung on it.
Reclaimed wood pieces from across the globe are balanced by soft, French-inspired textiles. Window coverings consist of printed linen cornice boards. The gates on the walls are decorated with original oil paintings of water reflections. The chandelier is made from reclaimed wood from an 1820s farmhouse in Maine and incorporates many inspirations: east and west, old and new, artistry and durability.
Designers wanted to create a bright, open look in this kitchen, so they brought in white cabinets grounded by gray countertops. For a pop of color, they decided to paint the island a light gray color. Then, they added a Neolith marble countertop to the island which, along with black matte fixtures and an apron front sink, combines the farmhouse feel with the industrial touch.
Let shiplap stretch the appearance of a small bathroom. The chic wall treatment also doesn’t have to be relegated to a farmhouse or rustic-style space, either. In this powder room, Atlanta designer Michele Gratch painted the shiplap a brighter white to match the ornate mirror and graphic floral designer wallpaper in navy. The elegant crystal sconces with polished nickel arms look expensive but are affordable, for less than $80.
This modern kitchen, including a wall of windows, adds rustic touches with a farmhouse sink, open shelving made of reclaimed wood, and a butcher block island. This kitchen leaves everything on display and accessible. Open shelves provide plenty of storage while keeping everyday serveware, pots and pans within easy reach. For the serious chef, built-in knife slots in this kitchen's butcher-block island keep culinary tools handy.
A favorite kitchen element is a farmhouse sink with a window just above. If you're going to be cooking or doing dishes, why not have a beautiful view in sight? This lovely space is also defined by its custom refrigerator, which matches the white cabinets perfectly. High cabinets are ideal for storing infrequently used pots and pans, and the simple black backsplash behind the range adds an understated punch of contrast.
Custom floating reclaimed shelves flank the farmhouse apron sink and play off the walnut kitchen island top while creating a textural contrast against the polished tile wall. Where the three vintage-style pendants now hang, there was a large wall closing off the entire kitchen. Demolishing the wall gave an opportunity to marry the two spaces and allow for bar seating.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines used plumbing pipes and wood planks to create industrial-style open shelving that is perfectly at home in this rustic farmhouse kitchen. The shelving blends well with the shiplap paneling feature wall, island made from vintage wood and wood-trimmed range hood. Elegant white subway tile and cabinets and gray quartzite countertops balance the rusticity of the space.
A natural stone fireplace surround brings gorgeous texture to this country style master bedroom. Beige curtains compliment the neutral bed linens and stately armchair upholstery. The bay window is the perfect set up for a cozy window seat padded with a mix of neutral and blue pillows with a single burgundy pillow for color accent. A natural wood mantel and hardwood floor are perfect compliments to the farmhouse style.
If you can't keep the pets off the furniture, opt for durable and neutral upholstery that hides pet hair. Here, a golden retriever enjoys a nap on the London sofa from R. Jones. An orange and green quilt adds a touch of country charm to the farmhouse living room.
If you can't afford a new farmhouse-style table, the same look can be achieved by mixing salvaged pieces to create your own table. Find an old tabletop, then add old or new spindle legs. If you paint the table and other outdoor furniture all white, it creates a modern and sleek look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta.
The renovation allowed the designers to increase the functionality of the kitchen, add a peninsula for seating and give the clients a large, open pantry that they coveted. For the design, the clients wanted to marry rustic and modern elements to create their dream kitchen. By using a light wash on the floors, a farmhouse sink and a wood hood, they added just enough rustic charm while still maintaining an overall modern feel.
A black and white color scheme can be considered neutral, but in this dining room it's anything but. Funky patterned wallpaper plays off a differently patterned black and white rug. The farmhouse table pairs nicely with wishbone chairs, and a gathering of plants with antler horns gives the space an outdoorsy flair. A large hanging light fixture provides plenty of light, and a red tray on the table adds a punch of color.
Where does Joanna Gaines, co-host of HGTV's Fixer Upper, find all the great pieces she uses in her farmhouse and in her shop? "Off-the-beaten-path antique stores and flea markets," she says. "My favorite thing to do is hunt for really cool pieces to sell or repurpose and use in my home."
A great way to keep glass drinkware neatly grouped and safely contained is to display the glasses in vintage carriers. Here, this farmhouse style carrier keeps each glass separated from the other. As guests pour themselves water or lemonade, the drinks won't be knocked over should another guest accidentally bump into them.
Home decor blogger Amy Buchanan started with a yard sale table and layered in finds, such as a tobacco stick star, a pinecone garland and a frame from an old dresser. Ticking ribbon and wooden Christmas trees painted to look like old grain sacks are in keeping with the farmhouse theme. "I love collecting vintage items throughout the year, then mixing them together to create rustic and farm-style vignettes," says Buchanan, who blogs at AttaGirlSays.
The Sharps bought their modern Serenbe home in 2015, and it's the most modern home they've ever owned. The home is an especially welcome beacon of sleek in the Serenbe community, which includes a mix of home styles, but can often veer toward the organic, farmhouse styles and a more cottage look (though the sustainable development is definitely branching out in its Euro-influenced Mado community).
The light-filled breakfast nook in this modern-Victorian kitchen features a playful mix of bentwood chairs that evoke the mood of a Parisian sidewalk cafe and a built-in, space-saving, farmhouse-style bench. The table combines styles, too, with a modern pedestal base and a reclaimed wood and industrial metal top. The oversized pendant fixture adds drama and its own industrial flair.