Modern Farmhouse Inspiration {Stunning Examples!}

Beautiful modern farmhouse style interior design and inspiration with shiplap, lantern, rustic bench and wellies
Beautiful modern farmhouse style interior with shiplap and rustic accents

Do you love modern farmhouse style?

It's an interior design style which isn't just for
homesĀ in the country with horses and outbuildings...
its simplicity and informal livability make
modern farmhouse a popular interior design option
for those of us who enjoy elements such as:

Rustic wood accents
Vintage fleamarket finds
Shiplap or wood plank walls
Farm sinks
Hardwood floors
An absence of ornamentation
Sliding barn doors
Open shelving in kitchen
Casual dining
Natural fibers like linen and cotton
Furnishings and objects showing age
Barn style lighting
Baskets for storage
Re-purposed vintage objects
Shaker style cabinets and peg racks
Wood ceiling beams
Painted wood everything
Subway tile
Bringing nature inside
Simple baseboards and trim (or none!)
Contemporary art
Benches and cozy built-in nooks
Galvanized pails and vases
Unfussy window treatments (or none!)
Distressed wood floors
Natural fiber rugs like jute and seagrass
White marble countertops
Fresh flowers, herbs, and garden cuttings

What makes it modern?
The mix of new with the old...a modern
piece of art placed over an antique country
sideboard, or an antique framed oil painting
on a sparkling new white marble kitchen
countertop...it's that balance of incorporating
pieces with age and character into modern
spaces that aren't cluttery, busy, or filled with
ornamentation.

The pinworthy inspiration gallery below has a definite
point of view...the interiors are sophisticated,
yet practical examples of modern farmhouse
style I personally favor...they have a light and
airy flavor of modern farmhouse rather than
a moody and heavily rustic or masculine one.

Enjoy!

 

Meg Ryan Modern Farmhouse Kitchen New York Pinterest
Meg Ryan's New York Kitchen with Masculine Modern Farmhouse Charm
Beautiful modern farmhouse exterior inspiration with front porch, stone wall, and trees
Simple modern farmhouse style exterior

 

Modern farmhouse style interior design and inspiration with rustic bendh, galvanized bucket, baskets, and wellies
Modern farmhouse style interior design and rustic inspiration
Modern farmhouse style kitchen with rustic range hood, white cabinets
Modern farmhouse inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse white bathroom with rustic wood seat, minimal style, and white subway tile
A beautiful modern rustic vignette by Tine K

 

Farm sink with arch window in blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta
Southeastern Designer Showhouse

 

Modern farmhouse rustic industrial style in minimal kitchen of Beth Kirby with white Sully Lacanche range
Beth Kirby's modern farmhouse kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co.

 

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Minuet Viatera Quartz Hello Lovely Studio
My own kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio

 

White modern farmhouse kitchen with open shelves, Tolix stools, shiny dome pendant lights, and blue bottles
Clean, modern, and chic kitchen with open shelves
Gorgeous modern farmhouse exterior of California home by Giannetti Home
Charming and lived-in lovely!

 

Modern farmhouse style white house exterior with steel windows in this Giannetti Home farmhouse
Modern farmhouse exterior interpreted by Giannetti Home in California

 

Modern farmhouse style kitchen with white cabinets, vintage pendant lights over island, open shelving
Modern farmhouse style in white kitchen (Atherton) by Giannetti Home

 

A stunning modern farmhouse style family room with steel windows, Belgian linen, and blue and white
Modern farmhouse style in blue and white family room by Giannetti Home (Atherton)

 

Stunning white laundry room with modern farmhouse style by Giannetti Home
A brilliant take on a modern farmhouse laundry room

 

Stunning exterior and curb appeal of a modern farmhouse in California by Giannetti Home
A breathtaking entrance to this California farmhouse

 

Breathtaking entry to modern farmhouse with boxwood and hydrangea and lanterns
Simple plantings at this sophisticated modern farmhouse entrance

 

Modern farmhouse style in white kitchen and dining area with antique furnishings, open shelves, and French oak wood floors
Vintage elements and patina sing in this open concept modern farmhouse kitchen

 

Stunning and tranquil farmhouse bedroom with Swedish antique chest and canopy bed
Tranquil, timeless, and sophisticated farmhouse bedroom

 

Antique table with gilded mirror in modern farmhouse in California
Rustic elegance

 

A modern farmhouse bathroom with a mix of new and old by Giannetti Home
An interesting mix of modern and antique in this California bathroom

 

Living room with casual modern farmhouse style, Belgian linen, rustic tables, and limestone fireplace
Modern farmhouse living room by Giannetti Home; photo: Lisa Romerein for C Magazine

 

Stunning white bathroom with wood floors in a California modern farmhouse by Giannetti Home
Bathroom in California modern farmhouse by Giannetti home; photo by Lisa Romerein for C Magazine

 

Glass walls in shower, vintage chair, and stunning bathroom design in modern farmhouse by Giannetti Home
VintageĀ + new in this modern farmhouse bath by Giannetti Home; photo by Lisa Romerein for C Magazine

 

Antique Swedish chest next to beautiful bed in modern farmhouse by Giannetti Home
Antique Swedish chest and sumptuous linens; Giannetti Home, photo by Lisa Romerein for C Magazine

 

Stunning curb appeal at entrance of white farmhouse with metal roof in California
Metal roof and traditional details feel timeless not trendy

 

Blue cabinets, beautiful tile backsplash, round window and brass hardware in butler pantry
A new butler pantry that only feels charmingly old; Southeastern Designer Showhouse

 

Lauren Conrad's beautiful white kitchen
Modern farmhouse style kitchen with feminine accents (Lauren Conrad)

 

Simple and spare modern farmhouse sink in kitchen with tile backsplash
Simple and modern farmhouse style
Simple and neutral laundry room with modern farmhouse charm
Fresh, simple, and clean laundry room

 

Modern farmhouse style white kitchen with shiplap and black steel window
Shiplap, black steel windows, and a minimal modern kitchen design

 

Rustic bench at end of bed with white linens, photo by Hanna Lemholt
A rustic yet elegant vignette; Hannah Lemholt

 

Farmhouse kitchen by Sarah Richardson with lanterns over island
Lanterns are a favorite in modern farmhouse kitchens

 

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017
Light blue cabinets and warm wood floors

Visit these stories for even more modern farmhouse inspiration:

Eleanor Cummings' Modern Farmhouse
Farmhouse Kitchens
Pinworthy Farmhouse Inspiration

Peace to you right where you are.

(This post was updated in 2017)
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21 Comments

  1. August 30, 2014 / 9:58 am

    Yes, I am feeling it! Love, the farmhouse look. And a real farmhouse. Di

    • August 30, 2014 / 4:30 pm

      right! as opposed to 'farmhouse style' in a penthouse urban apartment!

    • August 30, 2014 / 4:31 pm

      i'm personally dreaming of a farmhouse without the farm smell on the property!

  2. August 30, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, I think I'm in love!!!

  3. August 31, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    It's sizzling away! Michele,
    Love it, I could totally switch gears here and move right into this farmhouse, and perhaps drag some of my French pieces into the mix.
    How are you doing, and what about your move? Did I miss a post to what desert you were visiting and why?
    I must go back and catch up here.

    Xx
    See you soon

    Dore

    • August 31, 2014 / 5:53 pm

      hi dore! you would elevate this farmhouse to LUXE with your touches. no move yet. haven't found a place to call home! visiting my mom and family in arizona. she has been struggling with intense pain but is doing better. i have been administering reflexology with great success. alternative medicine is so important at this stage of her breast cancer journey. august in southern arizona is somethin to be reckoned with!

  4. September 1, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Wow you are not kidding..sizzles the bacon indeed (love it). How beautiful….love this new ultra sophisticated yet still cozy vibe on a farmhouse…makes me want to be a cowgirl:)

  5. September 3, 2014 / 3:55 am

    feel in it alright, inside and out!!

    enjoy the desert michele
    xo
    debra

  6. September 3, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    I hope your mom is doing well Michele. I am sending over prayers and big blessings.
    If you made a move to AZ. You would be that much more closer to me here in California (southern Ca)
    Keep us posted on your mothers health, and keep up with the Natural treatments, it's the best…..
    There's this cancer treatment where you boil backing soda and 100% maple syrup for a cancer treatment that my pharmacist treats cancer patients homeopathically with! google it and see what you think?
    I will try to look up his information on it. I talked with a lady who was treated with this treatment and said its amazing. Hmmmm! I am going to look into it more for you.

    I posted a French bedroom it could move right into this house. It's a bedroom in my home.

    Xxx
    See you soon
    Dore

  7. September 10, 2014 / 5:55 pm

    Whoa… farmhouse, but with that beautiful elegant pure and uncluttered look that reminds me of you…

    Cindy

  8. November 4, 2015 / 1:19 am

    I like the light in the foyer…how do I find one like this?

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