Style Identification | Modern Farmhouse

Joanna Gaines has made modern farmhouse and highly-sought out style.  It's casual, comfortable, lived-in, unpretentious and versatile.  For families with kids, it allows mom to have a space she feels looks finished and stylish while also being able to incorporate function for her family.  So we're here today to highlight this fun style and explain exactly what factors you should look for when implementing or identifying the modern farmhouse style.

One of the biggest parts of modern farmhouse is the wood elements scattered throughout. If your home has wood beams, that's a huge modern farmhouse element.  These are reminiscent of old barns and exposed trusses and give a home a warm element.

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The kitchen is a huge part of tying the design style together in any home but a modern farmhouse kitchen is truly the heart of the home.  A modern farmhouse kitchen is well-used and well-loved.  It's not pristine. matchy-matchy, and perfectly tailored.  It's a little eclectic and exposed.   Open shelving is common element in the modern farmhouse because your grandmas cups should be on display!  Modern farmhouse kitchens have a variety of cabinet colors in the kitchen but whites and navys are used most often.

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It wouldn't be a farmhouse without a barn door.  And since barn doors can be added at any point, it's an easy element to include even if you're redecorating your house to make it look modern farmhouse without doing a lot of remodeling.  The great thing about barn doors is that they come in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes so it doesn't take much to find one that will work in your home.

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Once you get to the furnishings part of your modern farmhouse, there are a few elements that are essential to flow with the the theme.  The first is a wood dining table (usually trestle) oftentimes with bench seating.  This goes with the whole "the kitchen is the heart of the home" mentality and the functionality of a dining area for large parties.  Wood furniture is warm and relatively inexpensive.  It can be beautiful in pristine condition and also fit in well after it's been used and has some character.  Benches are also a much more casual look in the dining room and lots of kids can be squeezed on one for maximized seating. :)

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Finally, woven furniture and accents are another essential element when decorating a modern farmhouse style home.  Rattan and sea grass area all over the furnishings market in the version of chairs, lights, baskets, and even door fronts.  You'll have no shortage of options to incorporate into your home.

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What do you think?  Are you ready to re-decorate your home in the modern farmhouse style? It's really not that hard!  We promise!

 

 

Recent Happenings | Installs, Installs, Installs

We've been installing again!  Last week we started and finished 2 model homes for Park Square Homes and started 3 more.  The first two that were completed were town homes in the Windsor Square Community.  The first was a more modern, brightly colored model with an eclectic mix and play on texture.  The second was a modern farmhouse style complete with shiplap, animal prints, and botanicals.  We don't have photos of every room in both condos but here's a sampling on both houses!

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