What Is "Farmhouse" Style?
Updated: Jun 27, 2019
"Farmhouse." Look it up in a dictionary and you'll find reference to a house attached to a barn. In the design world, it means something totally different. We give you a run-down below...
Today's modern farmhouse style doesn't have to be a blast from the past - while it's still meant to celebrate the comfort and homey-ness of a farmhouse, this type of construction and interior style brings in bright, airy, and sophisticated components, with a nice mix of rustic and traditional elements as well.
The embodiment of our home is the farmhouse style i.e. simple, imperfect, uncluttered, practical, comfortable. This is OUR LIFE in a house style!
This article from Houzz is a WONDERFUL look into this style, and contains all the reasons we have always been drawn to this type of construction: LINK HERE.
Factors you're going to notice in farmhouse style construction or more likely a MODERN farmhouse style include:
Organic materials (wood, architectural details, brick, etc.)
Wide plank floors
Big, comfy furniture
Barn board details
Neutral color palette
We're following very general guidelines here, but with everything we do, we throw in a ton of our own Molly/Rob flair!
Our (personal) words of caution: One thing we did want to stay away from that's very popular with the farmhouse style is open shelving in the kitchen. Looks fantastic, but is SUCH a pain to clean. Talk about a dust collector! Personally, for us, that was a no-go.
Stay tuned further down the road to see more of our selections and what helped us pick what we did!