By Leanne Mueller | In-House Designer
Lately it seems architects and designers have been inspired by farmhouses and barns, bringing new life into them and creating unique homes. The results are featured everywhere, offering inspiration by way of design magazines, websites and TV programs. Good news for those of us whose current home doesn’t resemble a barn, its possible to create the look and feel of a “modern farmhouse” style. With an interesting light fixture, a salvaged wood piece of furniture, or perhaps a farm table with antique accents and clean modern chairs you can master that renovated-barn look no matter where you live. The trick is to not lose sight of the style of your home, blending in the modern farmhouse look without having it feel out of place. Here are a few simple ideas for you to obtain this latest trend in interior design.
Clean & Simple
Sofas and upholstered chairs in modern styles compliment the casual and more rustic wood elements of this design aesthetic, and the best part is that they tend to be super comfy. For this timeless and relaxed look stay with the warm tones and neutrals, such as linen, grey and white.
Images Courtesy of Restoration Hardware – Customizable Sofa Collections
A trestle or farm table is a sure way to achieve the look. By pairing with contemporary chairs and industrial lighting, balance is created. Mix in neutral fabrics and accessories and the result is an inviting, casual yet modern space.
Images Courtesy of Pottery Barn – Dining Tables, Chairs and Accessories
Images Courtesy of West Elm Dining Collection and accessories
Natural Elements (Old and New)
The modern farmhouse look is perfectly imperfect. This white rough-hewn wood barn door with the poured-concrete floors and iron accents achieve this design style. Consider mixing these elements for a salvaged yet modern look for any style of home. You can find these furnishings at many retail design stores or venture to a flea market or antique shop.
Images Courtesy by William Waldron/Interior Archive