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The Modern Farmhouse Trend

Modern Farmhouse, Rustic Contemporary, Country Modern, Industrial Cozy, whatever you call it, the trend of combining the natural and aged materials as well as traditional wooden or stone furnishings is hot. These material choices are often used to create a homey and welcoming atmosphere that is somewhat reminiscent of a farmhouse style.

Here are 4 interiors from DeZeen that typify this trend:

Los Angeles interior design studio Mini Inno renovated this mid-century ranch-style home in Joshua Tree National Park and converted it into a holiday home. The studio opted for a neutral interior scheme that serves as the background for various wooden furnishings and fixtures. Wood beams were left exposed across the ceiling of the living area while wooden barstools, shelving and cupboard doors are contrasted against the white-painted walls and floors. Photo is by Stanley Yang


Located in a hamlet in Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tuscany, Monteverdi Hotel was transformed from a crumbling building to a 29-room hotel over a 14-year renovation. Materials and finishes throughout the interior were chosen for their textural quality and walls feature uneven surfaces with indents and niches. Salvaged wood was used for ceiling beams, timber archways and closet doors, which were constructed from old farm doors.


Whidbey Inn, US, by Mike and Matt French Mike and Matt French collaborated with friends and local designers to update this historic inn on Widbey Island near Seattle. The team renovated the property, which was built in 1907, and decorated the interior with a contemporary yet rustic approach with subtle nautical influences. Wood panelling in various shades was used across the interior and paired with timber furnishings. Photo is by Alexander Ribar


Photo is by Jeff Holt Carriage House, US, by Workstead This home is set inside a converted kitchen house in South Carolina – a small outbuilding that was originally used to prepare food for the main residence. Workstead decorated its interior using an imperfect approach that saw the US studio make a feature of exposed, paint-splattered brickwork and crumbling plaster walls. In one of the home’s living areas, cypress and woven cane cabinets with an integrated window seat were built around a window, extending from the wooden floors up to the white-washed ceilings.



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