Modern Farmhouse Christmas Ideas

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A bench in the courtyard near our front door

Thanks so much for visiting my post from yesterday

where I shared a lengthy update about ourfixer upper

and how the Christmas decorating is progressing…

I am crazy for modern farmhouse style, and I

think you can tell from my own kitchen
(both in its minimal state and with decorations):

 

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I can’t lie…this is often how we live in this

small space since it feels airy, clean, and bright.

Our farmhouse table has been our family kitchen

table for almost 20 years, and even though it’s

huge for this much smaller house, I use it

for projects and even folding laundry

so it delivers bigtime function.

I kept it feeling modern here by using lots of simple
clear glass, and keeping it monochromatic and minimal.

 

The decor is limited to a wreath or two, twiggy tree,

twinkle lights, and some fresh greenery

which smells soooo nice.

 

We don’t have privacy issues so are able to

keep the windows free of coverings, and

our wooded lot becomes the interest and texture.

My kitchen in its minimal state

 

Galvanized containers are humble and

seem right at home in modern farmhouse design,

and I love its grey-blue color.

 

You can’t see the white oak floors in these images,

but the natural wood adds much needed warmth,

and I plan to bring in more wood with finishing touches.

 

For it to feel farmhouse, vintage accessories often

play a role, and I love how they mix with modern

art and finishes.

 

My kitchen with some festive decor

 

Let’s look at examples of beautiful (often minimal)

modern farmhouse Christmas ideas and be

inspired by kitchens, tablescapes, and more.

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It doesn’t scream CHRISTMAS, yet
I have to show you how Vintage Whites
used a mix of natural wood and white in
this amazingly charming, unfitted kitchen
with white floors, open shelves, more cool
unique features than I can say.

 

How special does this unique black island

become with all the contrast?

 

 

The soft accent colors of kitchen essentials add

so much visual beauty and interest even

though they are functional and hardworking.

 

 

I have also used unframed paintings in my kitchen,

and I love how they work to make a kitchen feel

more informal, personal, and like a living room.

 

 

Concrete counters feel modern, youthful, and rustic.

 

 

Vintage Whites has causally introduced

fresh greenery which looks so amazing with white.

 

 

Humble and distressed vintage country

furniture pieces seem right at home.

 

 

Crisp white slipcovers look so smart

in modern farmhouses and accent

pieces can be any color.

 

Now for more inspiration from other

creative modern farmhouse influencers.


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Kind of minimal nirvana if you ask me.

How about minimal, slab style cabinetry design

which requires no additional hardware?

Subway tile just always works for timeless.

 

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Wow.

So many high end details adding elegance

to this modern farmhouse kitchen design

which takes my breath away.

 

I love how the rustic wood flooring has character

and the cabinetry hardware so sleek and sexy.

The simple detail of the black window

over the sink packs a huge punch.

 

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Anne Sage

 

Those wishbone chairs, white painted brick,

concrete flooring, and sheer gauzy tablecloth

combine for a magically ethereal vibe.

 

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The checkerboard painted flooring.

The quiet tones and absence of clutter.

Lovely times ten.

 

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So much sweetness here in handmade wreaths

suspended from a natural branch for this

rustic buffet…and how about an imperfect

layer cake for a no fuss, but dramatic dessert.

 

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I appreciate the mix of textures for seating here

with wood, metal, and wicker.

 

And you can’t go wrong with a white farmhouse table

for modern farmhouse flavor (layered on a natural

fiber rug).

 

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I could stare at this forever because it so

brilliantly introduces matte crockery,

soft pinks with the florals and macarons,

and a feminine presentation without

being cutesy or too precious.

 

Rachel Ashwell would be dying over this.

 

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This modern farmhouse kitchen captured

my heart with its distinctive green painted

cabinets which look just like those in a

close friend’s farmhouse kitchen.

 

High-end appliances contrasting with

all the rustic is a killer combo.

 

The chairs look so comfortable and modern,

and I feel I could be happy spending the whole

day in here and never wanting to leave.

 

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A simple sweet gesture beckoning

me to add them to my own home.

I have clear glass yogurt jars I brought

home Paris that look like these, and

I grow thyme in containers…so an herb wrapped jar

with a votive candle inside is an easy idea to steal!

 

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Setting the table with little gifts/favors is

such an easy, generous way to approach

designing a tablescape, and a paper runner

is a no-fuss answer to a worry free table cover.

 

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Rosemary & White Chocolate Beignets via Beth Kirby of Local Milk

 

My take away here is the power of white on white

(the plates on the marble), and the beauty of

simple food made with love.

 

Beth Kirby and her slow, gorgeous living

gives me consistent glimpses and hope

that life can be lived integrally,

intentionally, and as a breathing work of art.

 

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Skinny farmhouse table and benches
are rustic yet refined since they are
neither clunky, nor chunky.

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Simple is just better, and an abundance of

clear glassware keeps everything light as air.

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This is so beautiful to my eyes with its

craftsmanship and thoughtful minimalism.

I love that more folks are foregoing the

requisite island and opting for informal,

family style dining at a table right in the

center of the action.

 

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An absence of bling, metallic

anything, red, and tinsel…a whispering

of a few functional pieces and texture.

 

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A skinny farmhouse table requires
some creativity for a centerpiece,
and this one succeeds brilliantly
with its mixmatched dining chairs.

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A plate rack is right at home
for modern farmhouse and even
works double time as art on the wall.

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House Seven Design

When farmhouse style is done with
orderly organization, it feels modern.

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I’m pretty sure this is Amy Neunsinger’s
famous Cali kitchen, and its timeless
appeal is due to the masterful way
the feminine and rustic are balanced,
as well as how the varying textures
complement each other beautifully.
(The pretty and romantic chandelier
adds so much feminine warmth,
and the exposed duct work
is a counterbalance.)

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I am definitely going to try layering on

simple fresh branches from the yard

with votives…the bazillion sheepskins

will be a little trickier to score.

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Jeanne Oliver

The first thing I noticed in this bedroom
was the rustic farmhouse wood door which
is just like ours except for the arched
top panel…and I’m a fan of all that
natural linen on the bed.

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Evergreen, white, linen, and black
make a modern farmhouse quartet sing.

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Trees in winter are so underrated.
I became a big fan last year as I studied
them with new eyes and saw within them
a courageous surrender, a letting go,
that I can learn from…so I love seeing
bare branches appear in so many slow living,
modern farmhouse vignettes as a reminder.

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Lanterns and hurricanes outdoors in now.
Cozy, nubby knits in natural colors.
Weathered benches that just get better with age.

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Farmhouse on Boon
Grainsacks, peg racks, and wild natural wreaths.
(Maybe I can stop apologizing for my wild ones!)

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I so want this blog to be a design sanctuary which
slows the heart rate and breathing, elicits deep sighs,
and soothes all the senses, so I hope some of these
images and ideas have stirred those responses in you.

Do visit these recent stories if you missed them…

It’s a Wonderful Life
Swedish Farmhouse Moments
Belgian Ideas from “It’s Complicated”
Beautiful English Kitchens
20 Ideas for Farmhouse Style

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Happy holidays whether you are celebrating
a religious season or not,
and peace to you right where you are.


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4 Comments

  1. December 18, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Michele this is a beautiful post showing how to do it right for a minimal Farmhouse look. I loved every single picture and pinned a few for my Simplicity board. Thank you for allowing us to see Christmas through your eyes!

  2. December 18, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    So many gorgeous kitchens and rooms here, I am going to have to go through this again and again. Perfection!

  3. December 19, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    So beautiful. I'm especially in love with the kitchen with those soft green cabinets. I didn't even notice the color at first as I was focused on that table, the open organization and those crocks! You just don't get that look from one store/location in one day. That takes a lifetime…..

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