Establish Your Style Series: Farmhouse

Get your triangle bell ready y’all because we are going country!

Farmhouse style, similar to coastal style, has evolved over the years and what it has become is quite dreamy. This all-american style has transformed into some modernly-rustic spaces that bring on the charm. So get your grits and bacon ready. 

Let us explore.

Tip#1: Follow Your Beams: Farmhouse style is chock-full of reclaimed, distressed and repurposed wood. Structural beams permeate the ceilings, paying homage to skeletal barn frameworks. These wooden beams bring on the patina and natural-wood style, stained to their former tree shades. They are left rustic, typically not sanded, polished or whitened y’all. 

Farmhouse Kitchen by Austin Home Builders Dalgleish Construction Company

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Farmhouse Bedroom by South West Photographers Mark Ashbee Photography

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Farmhouse Living Room by Austin Home Builders Dalgleish Construction Company

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Farmhouse Closet by Vineyard Haven General Contractors Holmes Hole Builders LLC

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Chester Architects & Building Designers Arturo Palombo Architecture

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Farmhouse Living Room by Menlo Park Architects & Building Designers Pacific Peninsula Group

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Other Metro Kitchen & Bath Designers Carson’s Cabinetry & Design

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Farmhouse Kitchen by London Kitchen Designers & Remodelers Harvey Jones Kitchens

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Farmhouse Kitchen by South East Kitchen Designers & Remodelers Anthony Edwards Kitchens

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Tip#2: Barn-Inspired Structure: Beams aren’t the only farm-like formations, be it a wooden ladder to a cozy loft space, sliding barn doors or cabinets marked with the classic “X,” barn-inspired elements are crucial to farmhouse style.  

Farmhouse Bedroom by West Falmouth General Contractors C.H. Newton Builders, Inc

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Farmhouse Bedroom by Austin Home Builders Dalgleish Construction Company

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Farmhouse Bathroom by Philadelphia Architects & Building Designers Moger Mehrhof Architects

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Farmhouse Living Room by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

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Farmhouse Entry by Birmingham General Contractors Cotton Construction Inc

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Farmhouse Entry

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Tip#3: Wooden Wall Details: As an ode to historic millwork, butt boards, wainscoting, wide-plank floors and paneling are common fixtures of farmhouse style. Reclaimed or repurposed wood lends to the country charm. There is a spectrum of sophistication, some spaces have elegantly molded configuration whiles others are left rustic even painted, all being accepted. 

Farmhouse Kitchen by Louisville Kitchen & Bath Designers Mike Smith / Artistic Kitchens

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Farmhouse Bathroom by Del Mar Kitchen & Bath Designers Anne Sneed Architectural Interiors

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Farmhouse Entry by Boston Architects & Building Designers Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.

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Farmhouse Bathroom by Boston Interior Designers & Decorators Williams & Spade Interiors, Inc

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Farmhouse Staircase by Beverly General Contractors Windover Construction

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Austin Home Builders Dalgleish Construction Company

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Farmhouse Bathroom by Chatham Architects & Building Designers KATE JOHNS AIA

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Tip#4: Farm-Inspired Accessories: Bring on the accessories such as farm tools, buckets, pails, drums, shipping crates, mason jars, flour sacks, woven baskets, wicker and wire, lanterns and farmhouse sinks to honor life on the farm. Use signature barn red or earthy tones in accessories. 
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Farmhouse Entry by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

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Farmhouse Kitchen by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Walker Warner Architects

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

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Farmhouse Bathroom by Denver Interior Designers & Decorators Jordan Design Studio, Ltd.

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Berwyn Architects & Building Designers Peter Zimmerman Architects

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Farmhouse Hall by Bristol Architects & Building Designers Joan Heaton Architects

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Boston Architects & Building Designers Patrick Ahearn Architect

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Farmhouse Bedroom

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Stillwater Architects & Building Designers Ron Brenner Architects

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Other Metro Interior Designers & Decorators I.D.interior design

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Tip#5: Open Shelving: There is something inherently homely and charming about open shelves. Exposed shelving, particularly in kitchens, is a recent trending flourish that is welcome in farmhouse style. Use dishes and serve ware to bring pops of color to subtle palettes. 

Farmhouse Kitchen by Austin Architects & Building Designers Tim Cuppett Architects

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Waco Design-Build Firms Magnolia Homes

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Farmhouse Staircase by South West Interior Designers & Decorators Inspired Design Ltd

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Farmhouse Dining Room by Seattle Photographers Kimberley Bryan

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Farmhouse Dining Room by Chatham Architects & Building Designers KATE JOHNS AIA

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Sonoma Architects & Building Designers Amy A. Alper, Architect

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers Murphy & Co. Design

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Tip#6: Subtle Pastel Palettes: Because farmhouse walls tend to embrace whites and creams, pops of color through subtle hues such as mint, light pink, yellow, sea foam and aqua preserve the welcoming vibe and charm. Pastels maintain the light and breezy feeling. Paint chipping pastels on distressed wooden pieces and pair with sheer curtains. 
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Farmhouse Porch by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Washington Architects & Building Designers Donald Lococo Architects

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Farmhouse Bathroom by Stillwater Architects & Building Designers Ron Brenner Architects

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Farmhouse Porch by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

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Farmhouse Dining Room by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

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Farmhouse Living Room by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

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Tip#7: Country Comfort in Textiles and Walls: Homespun needlework such as knit pillows and throws, quilting and cross-stitching all have a place in farmhouse spaces. Proceed with caution, and make or pick your select pieces. Too much of these textiles types and you’ve gone to bumpkin land.  Embrace country patterns like gingham, checkers and plaid. Choose patterned earth-toned wallpapers or barn red. Remember upholstery with skirts and slipcovers are also welcome.  
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Farmhouse Kitchen by Kent Kitchen & Bath Designers Trish Namm, Allied ASID – Kent Kitchen Works

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Los Altos Home Builders MJK Homes, Inc.

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Farmhouse Hall by Washington Architects & Building Designers Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc

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Farmhouse Kitchen by Del Mar Kitchen & Bath Designers Anne Sneed Architectural Interiors

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Farmhouse Bedroom by Mill Valley Architects & Building Designers Richardson Architects

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Farmhouse Laundry Room by Dallas Interior Designers & Decorators M. Barnes & Co

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Tip#8: The Outdoors Amplified: Be it a screened-in porch, wrap around front-porch, deck or outdoor living space, farmhouse style tends to embrace its surrounding vibe. The best way to enjoy country charm is to immerse oneself in the encircling countryside. Mud rooms and laundry rooms tend to be sophisticated, promoting activities such as washing mud from rubber boots or cleaning soil-covered hands. 

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Farmhouse Exterior by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

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Farmhouse Pool by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

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Farmhouse Porch by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

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Farmhouse Porch by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

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Farmhouse Porch by Austin Architects & Building Designers Rauser Design

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Farmhouse Exterior by Santa Rosa Home Builders TOTAL CONCEPTS

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Farmhouse Entry by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

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Farmhouse Entry by Washington Architects & Building Designers Donald Lococo Architects

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Farmhouse Laundry Room by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects

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Farmhouse Exterior by Mill Valley Architects & Building Designers Richardson Architects

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Exterior style: These farm or farm-inspired exteriors are a rootin’ tootin’ time. 

Farmhouse Exterior by Charlotte Landscape Contractors Church Hill Landscapes, Inc.

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Farmhouse Exterior by Bainbridge Island Architects & Building Designers Johnson Squared Architecture + Planning

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Farmhouse Exterior by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Arcanum Architecture

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Farmhouse Exterior by Berwyn Architects & Building Designers Peter Zimmerman Architects

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Farmhouse Exterior by Greenwich Architects & Building Designers Charles Hilton Architects

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We have blazed through Traditional, Hollywood GlamEclecticContemporaryIndustrialRusticModernCoastalMediterraneanShabby Chic and Craftsman in the Establish Your Style Series. Next up: Transitional style

Peace out,

Jenn

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