Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Neutral European Country inspired #modernfarmhouse living room at Patina Farm with #Belgianlinen furniture and #neutraldecor #PatinaFarm

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

If modern farmhouse interior design floats your boat…and if décor styles like: Belgian design, European Country, French Farmhouse, Cottage Style, French Country, and Swedish or Scandinavian Style, then you’re likely an admirer of Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s work which mixes these elements magically and masterfully. Case in point: their own home Patina Farm.

Where is it? Patina Farm is a lovely 5-acre farm property in Ojai, California, designed by architect Steve Giannetti and decorated by Brooke Giannetti. It’s the Giannetti family’s home, where they have adopted chickens, pygmy goats, mini donkeys, and even babydoll sheep to love and care for on the farm.

Today promises a closer look at decorating and design elements within the Giannetti’s beautiful great room at Patina Farm where they have interpreted modern farmhouse style through a European Country-inspired lens with unfussy fabrics and furnishings (they designed most of the custom furniture, and you can find exact pieces at Giannetti Home).

 Swedish antique painted secretary in #modernfarmhouse at #PatinaFarm. Gracie studio wallcovering, Giannetti Home furniture. photo: Lisa Romerein.

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Highlights of the Home Decor…The creamy walls are covered in a thin layer of plaster, the ceilings are accented with wood, the floors are wide plank French oak, and the windows are custom steel ones, left unadorned to allow the natural light to bathe each room. The interior doors are rustically vintage or antique, collected from their travels in Europe and interestingly framed minimally without wood trim. In the living room, you’ll spy: Belgian linen simple-lined and classic furniture, tufted leather chairs, rustic wood farmhouse tables, a slipcovered oversized ottoman topped with rustic bread boards and a champagne bucket turned vase, Swedish antiques, weathered candlesticks, a built-in window seat, velvet cushions, handpainted panels by Gracie studio to conceal a TV, and rugs layered casually.

What I love about this modern farmhouse living room with European Country inspired décor…It feels like the perfect sort of casual gathering spot for coming together as a family for conversation, watching a movie, laughter, and memory making. It is cozy for a small group, yet easily accommodates a crowd with the built-in window seating as well as stools and comfy ottomans to pull into service. The color palette is quiet and subdued which is a favorite of mine, and the gorgeous Gracie Studio panels echo the beautiful nature just outside the windows. You don’t see any glossy, lacquered, shiny anything in the space (beyond the glow of the champagne bucket) which creates this soft, welcoming, unpretentious sort of feeling that never shows off. The room for me is a lovely example of how to live with antiques and what you love in a comfortable, accessible manner. The décor feels effortless, undone, and unfussy yet remains sophisticated and elegant.

Interior design inspiration: Modern farmhouse living room at #PatinaFarm with #FrenchFarmhouse and #Swedish influences

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

How to GET THE LOOK of this modern farmhouse living room…While one can mosey over to Giannetti Home and snag these exact pieces to create a European Country inspired modern farmhouse living room or family room, it is also possible to be inspired by the look (and call upon a designer to help!) and make it your own by mixing in collected treasures, art, furniture, and personal touches. The Giannettis masterfully mix high and low home décor, Belgian linen, Swedish antiques, and rustic wood tables and accessories that have a scrubbed, naked look. Maybe the palette will inspire you with its natural, subdued splendor. You’ll find a few checkbook-friendly suggestions for items that approach this vibe (with affiliate links which if used for purchases, may result in compensation for me) and for furnishings and décor which may work well for achieving a modern farmhouse look.

Antique Swedish secretary with clock in #PatinaFarm #modernfarmhouse living room #Swedishantiques

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Bonus Peeks for You! I have also gone one step further for us creative types who love to build and are inspired by before/after images since Brooke Giannetti generously shared pictures of the ongoing construction of Patina Farm on her blog, Velvet and Linen. Believe it or not, Patina Farm is a new build from architect Steve Giannetti, with carefully thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship to ensure it looks like a charming, character-filled patina-ed property. Toward the end of this post, you’ll see shots of the under-construction Patina Farm living room and be able to appreciate the dramatic transformation.

Tips for a Sophisticated Modern Farmhouse Look for your Living Room

Tips for a Sophisticated Modern Farmhouse Look for Your Living Room

Ready to score lovely modern farmhouse interior design & decorating ideas?

Elisa Sofa

Elisa Sofa (Giannetti Home)…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

George Chair

George Chair (Giannetti Home)…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

A budget-conscious alternative:

Kasha Top Grain Leather Club Chair #leatherclubchair #tuftedchair

Tufted Leather Club Chair Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Decor Inspiration: Steel windows in #PatinaFarm #modernfarmhouse style living room by #BrookeGiannetti

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Gracie Studio blue grey panels with birds and trees in #PatinaFarm #modernfarmhouse living room by #BrookeGiannetti

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

This sofa might work if an antique is out of the question:

Louis Sofa #FrenchCountry #FrenchSofa #Belgianlinen

Detail of French Inspired Sofa Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Inspiring Belgian and French style in a #modernfarmhouse living room at #PatinaFarm with vintage wood doors, #Belgianlinen, and painted panels hiding TV

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Leather club chairs and #Belgianlinen furniture in #modernfarmhouse living room at #PatinaFarm

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Baby Alpaca Throw

Baby Alpaca Throw (Giannetti Home) Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Linen slipcovered ottoman with rustic farmhouse decor and leather chairs in #modernfarmhouse living room at #PatinaFarm

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Here’s an upholstered bench that may be a versatile piece in a casual room for extra seating or as a cocktail table:

Twin Bridges Upholstered Bench #linenbench #linenottoman

Linen Upholstered Bench Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Gracie Studio blue painted panels with birds on branches #PatinaFarm #Graciestudio #mural

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Isn’t this an elegant settee?

Lafontaine Settee #settee #Frenchfurniture #Belgianlinensofa

French Style Settee Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Okay, I’m venturing beyond the Giannetti’s great room here (I think it may be in the master bedroom at Patina Farm), but the inspiration was just too relevant to creating European-flavored modern farmhouse style…

French limestone fireplace with gold leaf mirror, velum books, and Italian sconces #Patinafarm #Frenchfireplace

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

I love how Brooke Giannetti layers pretty rugs over plain ol’ woven ones.

Lang Aqua Area Rug #aquarug #arearug

Aqua Area Rug Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

…and if ever there were an image EVERY SINGLE FARMHOUSE OR FRENCHIE FAN SHOULD PIN…cue the choir of angels and BEHOLD:

Swedish antique painted cabinet at #PatinaFarm with vellum books, antique painting, and #farmhousestyle home decor

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Mikah Hall Chest #swedishantique #chest #Swedishstyle

Swedish Style Hall Chest Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Right!?!

Brooke and Steve Giannetti at #PatinaFarm

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

If you don’t already own the Giannetti’s book, Patina Farm, do grab a copy.

Image result for patina farm book #patinafarm #BrookeGiannetti #modernfarmhouse

Patina Farm by Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti

Ready to see before pics of this beautiful project under construction at Patina Farm?

Before picture of Patina Farm great room

BEFORE…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Before pic of Limestone fireplace at #PatinaFarm in kitchen

BEFORE…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

before pic of dining room at #PatinaFarm under construction

BEFORE…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Limestone fireplace at #PatinaFarm in kitchen under construction

BEFORE…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Wood beams on ceiling in before pic of #PatinaFarm

BEFORE…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

before pics of #PatinaFarm with wood beams on ceiling in great room

BEFORE…Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Patina Farm living room with linen, limestone fireplace, antiques, and window seat (found on Hello Lovely) #PatinaFarm #FrenchCountry

Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Living Room {Inspired by Patina Farm!}

Photography: Lisa Romerein   Sources: Velvet and Linen, Pinterest

Hungry for more modern farmhouse decor?

French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Cara White Sofa
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
27″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Felicity Sofa
Beachy White Armchair
Rattan Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
Round White Saarinen Style Dining Table
Black & White Wool Area Rug
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
Modern Farmhouse Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Reclaimed Elm Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
French Country Lantern Pendant
Jute ARea Rug
Leather Club Chair
Old World 2-Light Sconce Pair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Concrete Table Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
Sarah’s Marble Coffee Table
Sarah’s Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
White Maze Quilt Set
Fair Isle Green Rug
Sarah’s Bedroom Lamp
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant
Inverted Pendant Light
Modern Brass Sconce
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Sarah’s Chesterfield Sofa
Black Tray Table
Industrial Task Lamp
Round Wall Mirror
White Honeycomb Mosaic Tile
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Round Marble Side Table
Modern farmhouse Style Bar Stool
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Have a favorite design element from this beautiful space designed and decorated so gracefully?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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