Here’s a look at a handful of welcoming spaces that creatively put homespun harmonies into play by introducing fun farmyard elements.
Mix formal and informal forms.
Modern farmhouse kitchens are breezy, easy and cheerfully bright. This chic kitchen includes country influences presented in an up-to-the-minute manner. Wood-clad ceilings, plank floors, beaded-board cabinets and open shelves near the sink provide informal forms, while a bell jar pendant light and a snazzy tiled backsplash present more refined figures and textures.
Put in a barn door.
Nothing says farmhouse better than a distressed door rolling across a barn-door track system. This rustic red door makes a splash against white walls; reclaimed floorboards provide patina from the past.