For the past few years, people have been looking to embrace tradition and surround themselves with things that make them feel good, but also with a modern twist reflective of the times.
This contemporary yet cozy style allows more personality than city sleek modern and more calm than traditional rural stylings. The modern farmhouse style is the perfect blend of the traditional country look with the more minimal contemporary design.
Modern farmhouse retains a fresh look, and yet embraces natural elements and celebrates the beauty of imperfections throughout.
Modern farmhouse is the contemporary take on the rustic style, so everything is tailored into making sure you have everything you need to continue to live a modern life, just with a farmhouse tint. While country homes are beautiful, this style takes our favourite comforting elements from there and adds sleek touches with smooth lines, brushed metals and neutral palettes.
One way to get this look is to open up ceilings to expose the rafters and make the most of the height. Alternatively, adding materials such as lime-washed timber cladding to walls and ceilings can immediately transform a room. When it comes to choosing fabrics, try pairing multiple patterns and materials such as a chunky linen with a smooth velvet in a similar color palette.
Fabrics and materials are kept within a fairly strict color pattern. This will prevent the look from becoming too eclectic and rustic, and instead feel curated and considered, as one might expect from a modern home.
While the fresh design aesthetic is still prominent and desired, adding more personality, warmth and charm into the home speaks to how we're all feeling at the moment.
Modern farmhouse also embraces the history, reminding us of simpler times, without forcing us to give up any of the contemporary lifestyle elements to which we are accustomed. With these kinds of projects our studio is always careful to celebrate the history and include a little patina while being mindful of our client’s modern lifestyle. The relationship between the old and the new must be considered and work in tandem with one another.
In many ways, it grew as a response to the minimalist trend that was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s. For the past few years, people have been looking to embrace tradition and surround themselves with things that make them feel good, but with a modern twist reflective of the times.
It is traditional without being fussy, classic without being like a museum, and comfortable in a way that makes you want to put your feet up and stay a while. While classic farmhouse style evokes homesteads with plenty of vintage furnishings and traditional fabrics, modern farmhouse style is a bit less rustic and adds more contemporary touches like a neutral color scheme and smooth lines.