Unless you live under a rock you know who Joanna Gaines is and you are well aware of her “Farmhouse” makeovers on the homes she and her husband, Chip, feature on their show, “Fixer Upper.”
But what is your definition of MODERN farmhouse style? And what’s the difference?
Rebekah Carey, contributing writer and stylist at Lonny.com defines “Modern Farmhouse Style” as the following-
Modern farmhouse style is, in a lot of ways, the best of several trends from the last few years.
This look takes the best of “rustic,” a touch of industrial, and the sleek elegance of “modern.” It’s sophisticated, without feeling pretentious or unapproachable, and it’s inviting enough that you feel like you can kick back and relax.
Lonny is a monthly online magazine, launched in October 2009, that focuses on lifestyle and home decor. The magazine’s name was formed by combining London and New York, the hometowns of its two founders, designer Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline.
I couldn’t agree more with Rebekah, I love mixing different era’s of style to achieve a modern-y farmhouse vibe. One that is relaxed with a touch of sophistication. But not too much sophistication…no one wants to live in a museum! What I want is for others to enjoy visiting my home not fearing they’re going to break something.
The mix of metal, brick and wood in this photo speaks volumes. Classic details along with some rustic accents.
The light fixture in this is a very modern element to this farmhouse style kitchen.
The lamp pictured below is oh so modern and creates a great contrast to the wood table and large round mirror. Flowers are always a great way to soften any harsh elements. The hydrangeas pictured below do a great job of tying the whole look together.
So what’s your definition of “Modern Farmhouse Style?” Leave me a comment so we can keep the discussion going.