A Renovated Modern Farmhouse, My Art, and SECRETS {Farmhouse Style}

Beautiful white modern farmhouse with front porch on Hello Lovely Studio

We have been touring homes with farmhouse style and modern farmhouse decor like crazy this summer on Hello Lovely, and I see no good reason to stop.

Yesterday, it was farmhouse dining rooms, before that

it was a Danish farmhouse, and prior to that it was

European inspired farmhouse bedrooms.

 

Be free pillow on leather sofa in modern farmhouse living room on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Today’s inspiring

modern farmhouse is not only lovely in its

design and integrity, it’s very close to my heart

since it is the home of the some of the best humans

on the planet–lifelong friends with fabulous taste

who just happen to be collectors of my art and collages.

(I am creating brand new creations to stock my shop

after a long art vacation as we renovated two homes…

if you are interested in an abstract landscape, quote

panel, or discarded book cover collage, give me

a holla!).

 

I have spent many days and evenings within

this lovely home with my friends, and it is

even more magnificent in person.

 

Modern farmhouse living room with black Grand piano on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

This Modern Farmhouse

Traditional with minimal and industrial style

5,700 square feet

Welcoming front porch

All Wood Windows

Polished Nickel Hardware

Stainless steel island

Black painted floors

Commercial style stainless sinks and sprayers

European-inspired furnishings

Multiple custom built-ins

Custom handmade furnishings

Detached Garage

Metal Roofing

Unique Light Green Kitchen Cabinets

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Platinum

 

Black and white quote panels by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio
Outside a butler’s pantry. Quote panels on canvas by Michele o f Hello Lovely Studio

My Art in the Home

My friends began collecting my artwork

as soon as I began painting and collaging as a

result of a creative inferno which hit me in 2010.

There are pieces they commissioned as well

as pieces from my inventory, and I especially

admire how they display my vintage book cover

pieces (they hunt for beautiful vintage wood frames

and mount the work on black linen). 

 

Magnificent white traditional farmhouse in Illinois with front porch and steel roofing on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Exterior

History of this Modern Farmhouse Build

This farmhouse is a historic preservation and addition

to a 19th-century farmhouse in a charming village

in Chicagoland not far from my home.

 

The front section of the farmhouse is the original part of

the house, and my friends hired architect

Jamie Simoneit (Z+O) to design and build this

dreamy home: a modern farmhouse with

industrial and traditional details.

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen with Shaker cabinets and industrial style on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

During construction, my friends resided in another beautiful

modern farmhouse, never suspecting the process

would take nearly four years to complete!

The village’s Architectural Review Committee

was deeply committed to scrutinizing every design

detail for the historical property.

 

The finished product is truly an amazing property,

and my friends frequently host large gatherings

where we hang in the kitchen, give pop-up

live concerts, dance, dine, have

meaningful conversations in the great room,

and sip cocktails in the cozy living room.

Secrets Behind this Modern Farmhouse

It’s no wonder Apartment Therapy wanted to

feature our friends’ modern farmhouse

last year, and before the shoot, my pals asked me to

stop over with style tips before the photographer arrived.

 

I loaded my car with some rustic vintage

accessories and art (in case we wanted

to work them into the decor) and headed

over to pow wow and share my two cents

before the shoot.

 

Some of my suggestions?

 

– Infuse real life living and imperfect lovely

(my friends are super tidy for realz, and I knew

they would get crucified for just being themselves,

so I felt protective).

– Add a pedestal or three of cupcakes,

bowls of colorful food in the kitchen, and set

the table with favorite dishes, and fresh flowers.

When the story ran,

a photo of the home’s entry showed a

rolled up area rug too heavy to remove quickly

for the shoot, and you would have thought there

was a dead body visible in the pic since various

conspiracy theories about the rug were suggested

while the craftsmanship of the original part of

the historic home was ignored! Ha!

 

Stalkers online (who would never

have the courage to broadcast their own

interiors on the web) can be nuts.

 

Below are images from the AT

shoot and my own photos of

my friends’ modern farmhouse…

Welcome home to a lovely haven

full of love, grace, vulnerability, bravery,

creativity, friendship, nurturance and kindness.

 

 

Photography: Aimee Mazzenga

and Hello Lovely Studio

 

Let’s go inside!

Elegant modern farmhouse decor in a European inspired classic living room on Hello Lovely Studio
I love playing this piano when I get the chance!
Modern farmhouse living room with red brick fireplace and grey walls on Hello Lovely Studio
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Here’s a close-up of one of my collages.

Original butterfly collage by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio

A transformation collage by me, hand delivered by my friend  to Mama Maggie Gobran in Egypt.

 

Reclaimed distressed wood etagere shelving in modern farmhouse living room on Hello Lovely Studio
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Framed art collage by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in modern farmhouse

Framed bird collage by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio

 

Modern farmhouse decor in living room with fireplace and leather Chesterfield sofa on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration
Modern farmhouse stairway with black painted wood floors on Hell Lovely Studio
Black, white, and platinum grey details in a modern farmhouse.
Black and white quote panel on canvas by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio
Quote panel on canvas by Michele o f Hello Lovely Studio
Modern farmhouse living room with leather tufted sofa on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Elegant modern black and grey modern farmhouse bedroom on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration – Hello Lovely Studio

 

White and grey modern farmhouse bathroom with clawfoot tub and plantation shutters on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration – Hello Lovely Studio
Union jack painting by Michele of Hello Lovely Studio
The beachy union jack painting on tall headboard is by me.

 

Round window detail in modern farmhouse bedroom on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen and breakfast area with black floors on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration
Modern farmhouse bedroom with apple green walls on Hello Lovely Studio
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Modern farmhouse bedroom with green walls and plantation shutters on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse bedroom with grey walls and white trim on Hello Lovely Studio
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Exposed brick fireplace in modern farmhouse master bedroom on Hello Lovely Studio
Sitting Area in Master Bedroom

 

Grey and black masculine decor in a modern farmhouse bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio
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Mudroom with stainless sink in modern farmhouse - Hello Lovely Studio
One of my quote panels on a wall in the mud room.
Giant linen mood board in a modern farmhouse kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio
Family photos on a giant board in the kitchen.

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen with industrial style and green cabinets on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration – Stainless island and unique green painted Shaker style custom cabinetry.

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen with Shaker style cabinetry on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen with custom Shaker cabinets on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Industrial shelving in a modern farmhouse living room on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse elegant dining room with grey walls on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration
Grand piano in modern farmhouse living room
Modern Farmhouse Living Room

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen with bright green cabinets on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

 

Modern farmhouse living room with chairs near fireplace on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration
Modern farmhouse great room with red exposed brick fireplace on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen with stainless island on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse kitchen with bright green Shaker cabinets on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Breakfast area in modern farmhouse kitchen with black floors on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse living room with fireplace and tufted leather sofa on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse living room with deconstructed linen chairs on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

White farmhouse exterior with front porch on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Curb Appeal

 

White built-ins in a modern farmhouse great room on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration

 

Modern farmhouse great room with white built-ins for media wall on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Decor Inspiration (my art leans against wall)

 

Hallway with large framed photograph on grey wall on Hello Lovely Studio
Modern Farmhouse Deor Inspiration

 

A huge thanks to my sweet friends for kindly opening their modern farmhouse to my lovely readers.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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4 Comments

  1. August 20, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    Hi Michele,
    Super clean, chic farmhouse! It's the perfect backdrop for your art! I love the huge photo board too! Great idea!
    xo
    Holly

    • August 20, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      thanks, holly! xox

  2. August 21, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Beautiful home, your art looks perfect in this setting. How about the deconstructed twin chairs? Wow!!

    Beautiful share Michele.
    Xx

    Dore

    • August 22, 2017 / 1:11 am

      merci, Dore! and those chairs are comfy! xox

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