Modern Farmhouse Style

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement during the launch of my interior design business. I am excited to connect with you and share decorating information and inspiration! 

Many of you have taken the design style quiz on my website. (If you haven’t and would like to, go to the home page of So far the most popular result is Modern Farmhouse Style. 

Modern farmhouse combines the clean lines of contemporary design with the cozy farmhouse aesthetic. This style is known for its casual vibe and use of natural materials. Most often the color palette is neutral, with shades of white, cream, and gray being the most popular. Pops of color such as red or navy blue often appear as accents.

Mixing materials and furnishings creates an inviting look that appears as if it has come together over time. With its simple design and neutral color scheme, part of the appeal of modern farmhouse style comes from the use of different textures.

Sisal rugs are a great way to add visual interest and texture. Baskets of varying sizes make pretty focal points. Texture on the walls include the use of shiplap, bead board, and grasscloth.

Light fixtures and cabinet hardware are often made of iron. Natural wood flooring is a must-have for any farmhouse style home, and wood beams can be incorporated as a ceiling feature.

The overall feel of a modern farmhouse design is light and airy.  The uncluttered spaces help dial down your stress level and the rooms decorated in this style invite you in to relax and get comfortable. Let me share a few projects where I incorporated this look:

In this bathroom update, we kept the cabinets and simply changed the hardware. The flooring was updated with large dark gray tiles. Shiplap was added to the wall behind the sinks and painted to coordinate with the floor tile. A marble remnant was used to replace the original prefabricated countertop. Vintage inspired lighting completes the modern farmhouse look. This is a great example of how to refresh a space without a total renovation. The cost of the materials for this project was $1500.

For this bedroom refresh, a shiny brass bed was painted with a matte black finish. A bar cart was repurposed as a side table. Originally the cart was navy blue with green shelves! The bench and chest were found on a local online trading site. The bedding and lamps are from Wayfair. We were able to update this room for a material cost of under $1000.

In this 3d rendering of an edesign project, you see the classic elements of the Modern Farmhouse style. Bead board is used on the wall behind the bed. Bleached wood floors and neutral carpeting ground the space. Shades of white combined with neutral striped bedding create a calming space. The iron pendant lights provide additional interest and texture.

You may be wondering how an edesign project like this works. We communicate through email, a questionnaire, and zoom chat to discuss your desires for your project. I will then create a concept board based on our conversation. Upon your approval, I will create a design, floor plan, and shopping list. Modern Farmhouse is one of my favorite styles to work with. If this look speaks to you, let’s get started on your space! For more details, visit You may purchase packages and services through my website. If you have questions, feel free to email me at

In my next blogpost we will look at the elements of coastal style, so stay tuned!

Have a beautiful day,


“Thanksgiving will pour out the windows; laughter will spill through the doors.” (Jeremiah 30:19 MSG)


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