Tips and Tricks

Farmhouse Style

April 24, 2017

There is no denying that Farmhouse Style is huge.  And by the looks of it, it’s here to stay for a little while longer.  I hesitate to call it an interior design trend, as it really is more of lifestyle.  A way of living that focuses on simplicity and heritage, with a strong penchant for DIY, up-cycling, nature and the land.

So today I’m sharing the key elements of Farmhouse Style.

Rustic Wood

Old worn wood adds warm and history to a space.  It works beautifully in flooring, a kitchen island or in accent pieces like cutting boards and bowls.

Shiplap

Shiplap is a wall treatment that is timeless and a great way to add interest to a space.  I simply love the look of white shiplap, but it can be quite striking left raw or given a modern twist by painting it black or navy.

Patterned Cement Tile

Beautiful patterned cement tile adds a natural, old world feel to a space.  In particular black and white tile offers a nod to the past while adding a modern touch.

Exposed Beams

Exposed beams have the allure of age and the softness of a natural element, while bringing texture to ceilings. Embracing and highlighting them creates an effortless farmhouse look, rather than a kitschy one.

Exposed Brick

Exposed brick is a charming historical element that adds warmth and character to a space.  While I love the look of it in it’s natural state, painting it out can create a more modern esthetic.

Industrial Lighting

In any given room lighting is a great way to set the theme and feel of space.  When it comes to Farmhouse Style, industrial fixtures like iron lantern pendants or metal domes are the go tos.


Images

1 Barry Calhoun 2 Donna Griffith for Lauren McPhillips 3 Christy Wright for Lidia van Zyl 4 Jen Ha 5 Elaine Song for Zillow 6 Ashley Capp for Michael Penney 7 Stacey Branford for Robyn Rider

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