Design Styles-Farmhouse


May 13, 2022


The Farmhouse style of architecture and interior design has been around for a while, and has no plans of leaving, it just gets little updates a long the way. It is a design style that prioritizes practicality, simplicity and rustic charm. It embraces modern comforts, creating a look that feels both cozy and stylish.



Photo: Bria Hammel Interiors

Modern Farmhouse is a contemporary take on the style. Everything is more tailored and clean lined. Crisp white paint on the outside along with the interior. Adding a lot of contrast with black, deep blues and even greens to keep it fresh. Modern farmhouses typically have open floor plans compared to their more classic counterparts. The millwork is very simple usually opting out of crown molding to give a more casual feeling, like shiplap paneling. Other architectural and design features of this style are apron front sinks, open shelving, wood beams in the ceiling and some rustic furniture giving that "worn in" feeling.




Another element that is added into the Farmhouse style is Industrial. Industrial style is based on aesthetics of the Industrial Age. Sometimes the Farmhouse look can come off a little "cheesy" and Industrial can be cold and sterile. The two together create a nice balance.

Here are some elements of the two styles:

  • Raw materials such as brick, metal, glass, concrete and hardwood

  • Exposed piping

  • Rustic Wood Ceiling Beams

  • Materials weathered, distressed, patina

  • Subway tile, finished with a darker grout give it the industrial edge

  • Metals, black, oil-rubbed bronze, copper or galvanized

  • Shiplap walls

  • Farmhouse apron sinks

  • Shaker style cabinets


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