Selecting a Design Style: Modern FarmhouseMarch 18, 2020
As architects and interior designers, we often encounter clients who know what style they prefer, but unsure of how to execute it. This project is a prime example. Our clients knew what they wanted but needed guidance in selecting a design style.
The homeowner described an open layout with space suitable for large-scale entertaining, yet cozy enough for quiet family time. It was also essential to incorporate a strong relationship between the home’s interior and its stunning exterior views, and have 10-foot ceilings throughout.
Our conversations led us to a Modern Farmhouse style aesthetic. This design style values comfort presented against a natural, yet refined backdrop. Think reclaimed wood, neutral color palettes, mixed textures, and just the right amount of contrast.
The main floor features a large, open floor plan, including the kitchen’s reclaimed wood island, stainless steel appliances, and striking countertops, perfect for entertaining in the home. We designed an expansive wall of bi-folding glass doors for the adjacent living room, bringing the outdoors in – no matter the season. Stunning coffered and v-groove ceilings join the rooms and add an element of depth.
On the second floor, the master bedroom is filled with natural light through multiple windows and French doors leading out to the private roof deck. The vaulted ceiling is supported by reclaimed wooden beams and a fireplace adds an extra layer of coziness.
Outside, an expansive porch in the front and large deck in the back offer additional space for entertaining or simply getting some fresh air.
The clean lines of the farmhouse aesthetic appealed to the owner’s sensibilities. Adding exterior embellishments such as standing-seam metal-roofed awnings and a wrap-around front porch to break up the massing, brought scale to the large, 8,000 sq. ft. structure.