10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Stunning neutral decor in a modern farmhouse kitchen by Giannetti Home #PatinaFarm #modernfarmhouse #kitchendesign

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

If the idea of decorating or designing a farmhouse kitchen has captured your imagination and you happen to be a fan of French country decor and European rustic elegance, this source of decor inspiration is definitely for you! When this breathtaking kitchen at Patina Farm with its French Country, French Farmhouse, European Country house design details was constructed in 2013 by Steve Giannetti and Brooke Giannetti for their family’s farmhouse in Ojai, California, I for one, had never seen a modern farmhouse kitchen quite like it!

While the design sings with a magnificent, modern, lofty, architecturally interesting yet understated melody (with an airy openness to adjacent living spaces), a harmony of sophisticated, personal, and warm details enrich the tone and complexity. It’s that just right blend of modern yet timeless presence that feels beautifully natural and nourishing for the soul.

True, there are more than a few luxe (and even fantasy) decor elements in this kitchen; yet the space does not show off or feel out of place with nearby mini donkeys and pygmy goats on the porch. To my senses, its barefoot elegance echoes the surrounding luxuriant landscape. Find more glimpses of it here.

How did the Giannettis create such a lovely farmhouse kitchen design which feels like a riff on European farmhouse charm, lightened up with California sunshine? Well, if you’re a designfreak who hangs out in blogland, you may already know. As a longtime follower of Brooke Giannetti’s Velvet and Linen blog, I tuned into every post update on the project as she chronicled Patina Farm’s creation and graciously shared the sources, highlights, and headaches.

If you have ever dreamed of designing a similar modern farmhouse kitchen with European and French Country inspired interior design, perhaps the inspiration and ideas culled from the Giannetti’s masterful modern farmhouse kitchen design will spark your imagination and illuminate your decorating dreams.

Source: Velvet and Linen, Pinterest Photography: Lisa Romerein and Brooke Giannetti

10 Gorgeous Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

1. Hanging Lanterns.

The hanging lanterns in Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm kitchen came from South of Market and have this fabulous light grey color which keeps things feeling subdued and hushed.

Sparkling Lacanche range with pot rack above and a wood island in a stunning #modernfarmhouse kitchen by #BrookeGiannetti for #PatinaFarm

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

2. European Antiques.

The Giannettis found the gorgeous antique quatrefoil you see inset on the wall above the range hood on a trip they made to Belgium. The piece adds so much originality, history, texture, interest and charm to the space (and maybe will remind them of the beauty they experienced together as a family on that vacation abroad). There are now so many online sources for architectural salvage and antiques that may work in your own kitchen…Houston-based Chateau Domingue has beautiful offerings.

White oak, rustic decor, and plaster walls in this #PatinaFarm #modernfarmhouse kitchen by Giannetti Home

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Ideas!

3. Wood Countertop.

The Giannettis designed their farmhouse kitchen’s custom island with a top that is partly white oak and partly Calacatta marble. The marble’s edge has been beveled to meet the wood for a seamless flow. The “patina” part of Patina Farm refers to Brooke and Steve’s passion for objects which have developed a timeworn appearance from age and use. Choosing wood for a countertop is an example of embracing such a love for patina since the wood’s appearance will change over the years.

This choice may not be ideal for those who wish to preserve a perfect finish and for certain family situations (I am imagining small children and colorful markers!). But for a casually elegant country Euro farmhouse look celebrating imperfect beauty, it may work beautifully. In fact, wood countertops can be easier on the kitchen design budget.

Patina Farm's stunning #modernfarmhouse kitchen with center island and hanging lanterns #whiteoak #organickitchen

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

4. Open Shelving.

Google “modern farmhouse kitchen” or search the term on Pinterest, and you’re likely to spy dozens of examples with open shelving on the walls in lieu of upper cabinets. But in the farmhouse kitchen at Patina Farm, the open shelves have been smartly built into the ends of a custom white oak island to house kitchen essentials. There are so many reasons this design idea is a keeper. First, even if you decide your kitchen essentials are too unsightly to be out in the open, you can use the shelves for pretty things and have a surface to change out the decor. Second, if you have guests or children helping in the kitchen, it’s far easier for them to assist since pans and tools are visible. Third, the lower level these heavy kitchen essentials and appliances rest on may protect you from accidents. I can attest to this since I recently suffered a forehead wound from a heavy platter flying out of an upper cupboard as I searched for another item. Low, open shelving may prevent ungainly scars (but they won’t keep the toddlers from playing with your pots and pans)!

Limestone backsplash in this modern farmhouse kitchen with #Lacanche range, hanging lanterns, and #brasshardware

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

5. Stone Backsplash.

While there are endless options for a farmhouse kitchen backsplash including beautiful handpainted tile, classic subway marble or porcelain tile, quartz, granite, or marble, the choice of limestone here in the Patina Farm kitchen adds instant age, warmth, and French Country charm. The Giannetti’s kitchen doesn’t feel like a brand new build in part due to non-trendy kitchen design choices such as this one.

Glorious modern farmhouse kitchen with farm sink, white oak cabinetry, wall of windows, and linen skirt

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Decorating Ideas!

6. Apron Front Farm Sink.

A large white fireclay farm sink is one of the easiest ways to impart farmhouse style in your kitchen design, and Brooke’s is from Signature Hardware. A farm sink like this is nostalgic, romantic, and incredibly useful for hiding dishes, bathing babies, and washing oversized everything. (I trusted Brooke’s opinion and put the exact same sink in our own Chicagoland kitchen which is a Euro/Classic/Shaker style kitchen design…I am grateful every single day I incorporated the farm sink!)

Cream Lacanche range in elegant #FrenchCountry kitchen with #rusticdecor and European antiques. #PatinaFarm

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Ideas!

7. Shelves Near the Range.

The sparkling Lacanche range in Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm kitchen design is without a doubt, a heavenly showstopper, and it has been given a place of honor with a beautifully created custom range hood. So it may be difficult to take your eyes off the range, but if you choose to, then you will notice the open shelving flanking this glorious cooker. The shelves are made from marble and keep essentials at the ready but out of the sight line. Brilliant!

Cream Lacanche range with pot rack and limestone backsplash in #PatinaFarm modern farmhouse kitchen

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

8. Semi-fitted Storage.

Once upon a time, kitchen storage did not entail the straight rows of lined up cupboards and uninterrupted runs of base cabinets topped with countertop we see today. A fitted kitchen can be an efficient and functional way to house and hide storage, but here we see a happy medium. In this custom farmhouse kitchen design by the Giannettis, an Old World painted and patina-ed French cabinet has been incorporated into its own recessed niche, providing lots of vertical storage and charm factor. The piece is balanced by a paneled refrigerator on the same wall.

Grey painted antique French tall cabinet in #PatinaFarm modern farmhouse kitchen with white oak and #rusticdecor

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

9. Wall of Glass.

While we may not all have a tree as sculptural, interesting, and grand as the one thriving outside of Brooke Giannetti’s kitchen window, there are still plenty of kitchen design lessons we can glean from the decision to add a virtual wall of glass to allow natural light to flood the space. A more traditional design choice may have been to design the kitchen with a pretty window over the sink to enjoy the view, while flanking that sink with open shelves. What a coup to not just make it a double, but a triple! The view and light are expansive, and storage has been found in space perpendicular to the windows (some of it hidden behind a door, some of it visible with open shelves). Also noteworthy: the custom steel windows were not painted the standard black which we see in so many industrial farmhouse kitchen designs. The color is a custom light grey which whispers and does not harshly compete with nature so beautifully welcomed through the panes.

Glorious light flooding the industrial style windows in an organic California #modernfarmhouse kitchen in #PatinaFarm by #BrookeGiannetti

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

10. Natural Neutrals.

The neutral palette in Patina Farm’s farmhouse kitchen design is a soothing backdrop for pops of color from nature, food, and seasonal decor. (And if you are curious about the wall paint color…there is not paint on these walls which were troweled with a thin layer of plaster.)

Soft subdued neutral palette in a #farmhousekitchen with limestone fireplace in breakfast area with antique dining table and linen armchairs

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

Stay tuned for more kitchen design ideas inspired by this modern farmhouse kitchen at Patina Farm, and for now, enjoy more inspiring moments from it to PIN AND SAVOR FOR LATER!

Charming limestone fireplace in an organic #modernfarmhouse kitchen with European antiques and Old World charm by #BrookeGiannetti

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas!

Farmhouse hanging lanterns over an island in a #farmhousekitchen with #FrenchCountry style and #rusticdecor

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Ideas!

Cozy breakfast area in romantic #farmhousekitchen with limestone fireplace and #FrenchCountry style

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

Detail of white oak flooring, limestone fireplace, and rustic antique dining table in a #farmhousekitchen by #BrookeGiannetti for #PatinaFarm

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Ideas!

Charming and rustic bread boards lined up on a mantel of a limestone fireplace in a #farmhousekitchen with Old World style and #FrenchCountry style

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Ideas!

Light and bright #farmhousekitchen in California with view of grand tree just outside windows on sink wall

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

Magnificent tree at kitchen window of #farmhousekitchen with #farmsink, white oak cabinetry, and plaster walls

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Ideas!

White oak custom base cabinet door fronts in a stunning #farmhousekitchen with #industrial style windows and plaster walls

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Ideas!

Sunny modern farmhouse kitchen with white oak custom cabinetry, unfussy decor, and #brasshardware

10 Insanely Gorgeous  Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Ideas!

Rustic bread boards massed on a wood beam mantel of limestone fireplace in a romantic #farmhousekitchen

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Ideas!

Chicken wire detail on a door of a French antique painted cabinet in a #farmhousekitchen by #BrookeGiannetti

10 Insanely Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decorating Ideas!

Beautiful French antique country cupboard with chicken wire and white dishes on shelves

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

Did you find an inspiring idea in the mix here?

Gorgeous vignette from #PatinaFarm farmhouse with framed paintings and plaster sculptures above rustic chest with #patinastyle

10 Gloriously Gorgeous Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas!

Modern Farmhouse Decor to Shop!

Motivo French Chandelier
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
Laluz French Country Chandelier
Black Modern Farmhouse Bench
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

For even more gorgeous modern farmhouse kitchen ideas inspired by this kitchen, see this story.

Peace to you right where you are.





  1. Rhonda
    February 23, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    I love their sense of style, and their attention to detail is nothing short of amazing…from a picture light and sconces integrated into the fireplace to the perfect view out every window! The list is endless.

    I’m so behind on my Hello Lovely postings and I’ve missed them! I feel a binge fest coming on! 🙂

    • February 24, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      You have described a few of their strengths exquisitely, Rhonda. Bon weekend, friend! xox

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