Style Guide: Modern Farmhouse

Style Guide: Modern Farmhouse

Posted: August 04 2021

Style Guide: Modern Farmhouse

Let’s talk modern farmhouse! The most coveted interior style that may be here to stay. Keep reading to find out how you can achieve a modern farmhouse look when you’re designing your home at our design studio!


A horizontal shiplap is simply wood paneling installed to bring a modern farmhouse vibe to any feature wall, ceiling detail, the base of your kitchen island or even the hood fan over your stovetop! You can choose which colour you want to paint the wood paneling once you know where you want it applied. We recommend sticking with high contrasting colours like whites and dark greys, browns or black to really capture the style.

Exposed Brick

The whole ‘modern farmhouse’ look stems from older architecture fixed up with modern day accents. It’s a perfect balance of old and new aesthetics. If you’re looking for a rustic, cozy modern farmhouse look–we vote red brick all the way! A warm red hue is inviting and comforting. You can apply wallpaper or brick veneer to any feature wall to achieve the look!

Wrought Iron

What’s a modern farmhouse without mixed metals?! We suggest selecting a railing with dark metal spindles and painted white wood. This high contrast will work to bring emphasis to the railing detail and tie the rest of the theme together, especially between levels! Additionally, you can accomplish high contrast mixed metals through your plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, cabinet and door hardware!

Barn Doors

Although barn doors aren’t soundproof and serve for more an aesthetic purpose–they’re a must have in a modern farmhouse space! We suggest installing a sliding barn door in a space that you don’t mind sound transfer, such as your mudroom or pantry.

White Tile

What’s a modern farmhouse without the ‘modern’?! White tile is a must! Whether you choose a subway tile, geometric shape, penny tiles or simple squares–they truly work seamlessly to modernize all your rustic elements! We recommend tile backsplash in your kitchen, even to the ceiling if your budget allows! We also encourage white bathroom tile if you’re looking to carry the same look throughout your home to the second floor!

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