Move over, shabby chic: The new farmhouse look is all about clean lines and modern shapes, paired with rustic textures and clever upcycled decor ideas from the country life. With Modern Farmhouse Style, you can now achieve that farmhouse aesthetic in your own home—no matter where you reside.
This collection of more than 250 gorgeous yet attainable farmhouse-inspired decor ideas, organizational tips, and DIY projects is everything you need to make your modern home perfectly rustic—or vice versa! With chapters on entryways, living spaces, kitchens, dining rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces, you’ll learn how to “countrify” any area of your home so it’s charming yet refined, homey yet chic. You’ll learn how to select the proper mix of contemporary and rustic furniture, pick raw materials, build out unique DIY projects, and add attractive and inspired personal touches. Whether you’re a city or a country dweller, Modern Farmhouse Style will bring the you the best of both worlds.
Entryways Choose One Sculptural Accent Use Hairpin Legs to Build Entryway Furniture Have Fun with Entryway Paint Reuse the Old Like New
Living Rooms Start (and Display) Collections Embrace the Power of Paint Recast a Bird Cage into a Coffee Table Let Original Features Shine
Kitchens Seek Out Sleek Storage Options Four Ways to Update an Island Mount a Sophisticated Wooden Wine Rack Reinterpret Historic Influences
Dining Rooms Go for a Polished Palette Update Farmhouse Imagery Craft a Handsome Dining Room Table Get Rustic Schoolhouse Charm
Family Rooms Explore Cabin Chic Assemble a Crate Coffee Table Farmhouse Workspaces Four Ways Update a Fireplace
Bedrooms Update a Headboard Silhouette Use Vintage Toys in Sweet Vignettes Beautify a Dresser with Country Touches Seek Out Handmade “Flaws”
Bathrooms Bring in Natural Fibers Embrace Courageous Decor Welcome Brick to the Bath Turn Tile Strategically
Outdoor Spaces Salvage Outdoor Dining Sets Make Modern Use of a Classic Barn Illuminate the Garden Path Create Restful Nooks
Tip 141 - CREATE KID‑FOCUSED NOOKS & CRANNIES Find room for kids and their stuff, which makes a family room all the more usable. Carve out an area for kids to have homework or creative time and seek farmhouse‑era school supplies, such as this wooden wall-mounted organizer and wire-mesh folder holders, which double as art frames. Scale down the furniture search to include a pint‑size desk or chair, for example.
155 - MIX IN METALS Metal furniture may need a good cleaning, but it can be an artful addition to modern farmhouse spaces. In fact, the worn finishes of some metal pieces help them better straddle the dividing line between farmhouse and modern. This desk piece was waxed to give it a like‑new gleam, and topped with Classical-inspired curios—statue, feather, magnifying glass—for casual beauty.