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

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.

Beautiful white modern farmhouse with front porch on Hello Lovely Studio

Yesterday, it was farmhouse dining rooms, before that it was a Danish farmhouse, and prior to that it was European inspired farmhouse bedrooms.

Renovated Modern Farmhouse With Industrial Style

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 of Hello Lovely Studio

My Art in This 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

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
Hello Lovely Studio
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 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.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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9 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

  3. Brittany M Gustafson
    April 8, 2018 / 10:16 am

    hi there! I stumbled across this in my search of modern farmhouse decor ideas and it’s so beautiful! Is there a place I could get the sources from or a way to know where some of the items in the home came from? Thanks so much! 🙂

    • michele
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 11:33 am

      Hi Brittany! This blog is an excellent source for modern farmhouse decor ideas, and I highly recommend using the search box (above the photo of me on the right in the sidebar) and dig for inspiration! In a lot of Leanne’s designs, decor pieces are vintage, and one of her favorite sources is: gardenstyleliving.com. Hope this helps.

  4. laura
    June 15, 2020 / 1:36 pm

    Can you tell me where the cream color chairs across from the leather chesterfield sofa are from? I LOVE them!!!

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool