Friday, April 8, 2016

Modern Farmhouse

Hello everyone!

I mentioned in my last post about some of the elements I choose to decorate my home with. One of them is the contrast between elegant and rustic.  The other one is modern textiles and farmhouse style.  They don't sound like they would go together at all, but in a weird way they do!  I think it's the mix that makes them interesting.  If I used only modern items, it would not suit me.  However, throwing in a little bit of it with some of the casual rustic quality of farmhouse style is a pleasing mix to me.  

Here in my kitchen, I have a mostly farmhouse style.

However, I love using the modern draperies on the windows.  

In the cooking area, I have modern stainless steel appliances mixed with a farmhouse style sink skirt and then a modern black and white rug.

In my family room, I've chosen many modern style pillows to accent a traditional white slip covered sofa. 

Under foot, I've chosen a modern style rug.

And one of my floor lamps is a bit modern in the room too.

Back in my sitting room, I have a painted antique secretary which is far from modern!

But then on a chair nearby, is this modern black and white pillow.

And finally, in the foyer, I have a geometric patterned rug near an old chippy painted porch post column.

I think the way to make it work is that you keep the same color palette for both styles.  It all seems to work together in a way that keeps the room feeling fresh and interesting.

So, what do you think about this combination?  It may not be for everyone, but it's definitely fun to experiment with.  

Hope you all have a great weekend!  I'm going to miss not using my alarm clock next week since Spring break will be over then.

~ Kelly ~


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your mix of old and new is always interesting. love the rug and lamp with your chippy stuff.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

I think it is PERFECT- you haven't "overdone" anything - it's stylist, cool and works awesome together - seriously, it is just perfect (for me at least.)

Have a great weekend, Kel.

Unknown said...

I guess i never really realized how much you incorporate modern pieces into your home. It definitely works and creates a fresh charming look! so pretty!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your decor is so pretty, Kelly! I love adding modern! I agree, it keeps things fresh and interesting...not like grandma's vintage (even though I am a grandma of nine lol)!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love that combo and it certainly works in your home. I'm getting where I like a few modern touches as well. It's fun to mix things up a bit. Oh, and I love your "Hey, Y'all" sign! :)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Hi Kelly- I think you've got a great look going. Great mix of design and textures. Keeping the color palette moderated is just the ticket!

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...I love your d├ęcor style of mixing the old with the new. Your home is cozy and very pretty!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love all of the modern you add. Great eclectic look.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Kelly you are so correct. To me it's the intruique created in the combination of old and the new, the sleek and the rustic that makes an interesting home. Love your choices,

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oops crazy auto correct, I meant intrigue.

Brenda Pruitt said...

It all looks great, Kelly! You put it all together like a pro!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Kelly I love your mix of rustic with pops of modern. Every room seems to flow with such elegance yet with little unexpected modern surprises. I think that it what keeps things interesting.
Have a great weekend!
XO Barbara

Joy Junktion said...

I like it Kelly! You are right, keeping the color palette the same, helps to make it all flow so nicely together, yet have visual interest. Great look! Blessings, Cindy xo

Debra said...

I like how you mixed the styles. It keeps things interesting and gives your eyes other things to land on by combining the textures and designs. You have a very nice decorating style.

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Doreen@foxdenrd said...

If I had to describe my style, it would be modern farmhouse, so this appeals to me. Of course, with a log cabin it's a challenge :)

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Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You do such a wonderful job of mixing the different styles! It's not easy and your house flows seamlessly! I think I told you before, but I just love the curtains in your breakfast room! They look so amazing in there!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've certainly got the knack for mixing it all up and coming up with a home that flows beautifully from room to room, Kelly. The graphic black and white adds a fun fresh vibe to your home!

This N That said...

Love the placemats and the barstools. Great look ...nice job.. Happy Wednesday.

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Everything looks great together Kelly! I love all the modern touches you added. You achieved a great mix and everything works really well together!

Bliss said...

Call it whatever style you want, you put it together nicely no matter the name.