House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

Beautiful modern farmhouse by Jennifer Bunsa with sliding Shaker style barn door, shiplap, rustic wood beams, herringbone tile floor, and industrial freestanding stainless sink. #modernfarmhouse #barndoor #mudroom

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

We’re revisiting and taking a closer look at a magnificent rustic modern farmhouse by Jennifer Bunsa in Hudson, NY…this time noting some specific decor ideas that contribute to this country home’s funky, Bohemian, and chic allure. What I find so unusually refreshing about this home’s design is how luxurious it feels in its rustic refinery. Rustic refinery? Isn’t that an oxymoron? In this case, at least to my eyes, both descriptions apply. Without the more refined elements in the decor and design (look at the beautiful finishes and luxe furniture…it’s not shabby chic time!), the farmhouse style interiors might just be another example of modern country style. And without the rugged character of all the rusticity in the beams, posts, wood floors, and shiplap, the spaces might read modern minimal and feel a bit cold. Combining the rustic and refined tells a most pleasing, artful, character-full design story that feels timeless and appropriate for the setting in the country.

In the kitchen, Jennifer Bunsa has used country style materials in a modern graphic manner. The pattern of the backsplash tiles combine for a country quilt-like effect, topped with horizontal bands of shiplap which add geometric clean lines, order, and interest. Breaking up the tile also humanizes the space since the ceilings are soaring. Likewise, the kitchen window is scaled to be cozy and more vintage-like in the lofty room.

In the living spaces, modern furniture is warmed by leather and linen upholstery. While spare, they don’t feel cold or standoffish. The palette is restrained, and walls are white, but the introduction of various textures (plaster, stone, wood, cement, brick, wool) contributes balance and interest.

I have sprinkled in some decor suggestions which to me echo some of the repetitive themes in the spaces that follow. Affiliate links will not cost you extra when used for purchases and may earn me a small commission.

Photos: Matthew Williams/Source: Houzz and Jennifer Bunsa

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

A modern farmhouse kitchen with rustic decor and bohemican chic. Open wood shelves, handpainted tile backsplash, green cabinets, shiplap, and an apron front farm sink. Design: Jennifer Bunsa. #shiplap #kitchendesign #modernfarmhouse

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

Rustic Modern Farmhouse Decorating Ideas

1. Fireclay Farmhouse Sink

33" x 20" Double Basin Farmhouse Kitchen Sink #farmhouse #sink #farmsink #fireclay

Double Basin Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink: FIND HERE

A modern farmhouse kitchen with rustic beams, shiplap, barn style pendant lights and benches at island. #modernfarmhouse #kitchendesign #rusticdecor Jennifer Bunsa design

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

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Pretty green painted cabinets.

A Lofty & Dreamy Farmhouse with Rustic Elegant Decor to Fall For! #modernfarmhouse #rusticdecor

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

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Rustic posts and beams.

Glenns Storage Trunk #rustic #wood #trunk #coffeetable

Rustic farmhouse trunk coffee table: FIND HERE

Modern Rustic Farmhouse with steel windows, rustic wood beams, modern furniture, and retro art. Design by Jennifer Bunsa. #modernfarmhouse #livingroom #rusticdecor

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

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Cognac Leather.

Foster Leather Sofa #leather #sofa #Paris

Leather Sofa: FIND HERE

 

Rustic elegant decor in a Hudson NY farmhouse living room with wood beams and steel doors #rusticdecor #modernfarmhouse

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

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Comfy chaises.

Qortini Leather Chaise Lounge Cognac #cognac #leather #modern #chaise

Cognac Leather Modern Chaise: FIND HERE

A modern farmhouse dining room by Jennifer Bunsa

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Rustic wide plank hardwood floors.

Wood beams and black steel windows in a living room with modern rustic decor #modernfarmhouse #rusticbeams

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

A rustic yet elegant country kitchen with high ceilings, shiplap, barn style pendants and wood beams. #modernfarmhouse #farmhousekitchen #rusticdecor

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

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Subtle pops of pretty vintage-inspired green.

Berry Basket #berrybasket #strawberry #basket #blackberry

Green Berry Basket: FIND HERE

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Green glass bottle vases.

Shiplap, square backsplash tiles, and benches at a huge island in a #modernfarmhouse kitchen with #rusticdecor and elegance

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

Paris Green Glass Bottle Jug Vase #winejug #greenglass #bottle

Paris Green Glass Bottle Jug Vase: FIND HERE

I’d love to see more of the butler pantry, and isn’t the island a sight to behold?

A fresh approach to modern farmhouse decor in this kitchen mixing rustic and elegant decor elements. #modernfarmhouse #woodbeams #farmhousekitchen

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

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Blue and white wall tile.

Faventie Azul 13" x 13" Ceramic Field Tile in Blue #blueandwhite #modernfarmhouse #tile

Blue and White Ceramic Field Tile: FIND HERE

A Lofty & Dreamy Farmhouse with Rustic Elegant Decor to Fall For! #farmhosuekitchen

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…Antique country cupboard and paneled refrigerator add so much charm

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White barn style pendant lights.

White barn style farmhouse 1-Light Inverted Pendant #farmhouse #pendant #barnstyle

White barn style farmhouse pendant light: FIND HERE

Dining room with blue Swedish Mora clock, long farm table, and Windsor chairs. A Lofty & Dreamy Farmhouse with Rustic Elegant Decor to Fall For!

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…now that’s a long dining table!

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Ebony Windsor Chairs.

Ebony Windsor Dining Chair #diningchair #windsor #farmhousestyle

Ebony Windsor Dining Chair: FIND HERE

A lovely rustically elegant den with tree mural painted on wall and wood beams. #modernfarmhouse #wallmural

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…a charming handpainted tree

Get ready for Mr. Owl!

Giant macrame owl in rustically elegant modern farmhouse den with black windows and wood beams

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…Whooooooo’s gotta sense of humor?

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Modern curvy whimsical chairs.

Modern Petal Arm Chair #modern #petal #armchair #swivel

Modern Petal Swivel Arm Chair: FIND HERE

Cognac leather sofa and rustic round cocktail table in #modernfarmhouse living room

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…primitive toy horse

14.

Vertical Wood Paneling.

Modern decor and green upholstery on a porch in a country home in Hudson New York

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…how does this hit you for a retro porch?

Modern country style in a bathroom with blue painted clawfoot tub with brass faucet and herringbone wood floor

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…blue + brass on this clawfoot tub!

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Painted Clawfoot Tubs.

Venetian plaster walls, Moroccan art, clawfoot tub, and antler chandelier in country bathroom with #rusticdecor

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

Exquisite design in a unique #modernfarmhouse bathroom with console sink, steel windows, and #rusticdecor

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…an unexpected dining room piece in the loo!

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Console Sinks with Legs.

Ceramic Console Sink with Turned Legs #consolesink #farmhousesink #bathroomdesign

Ceramic Console Sink With Turned Legs: FIND HERE

Magnificent Moroccan tiles with diamond pattern in a shower with teak wood seat

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…handpainted tiles in a shower with teak seat

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Showers that Make a Statement.

Brass shower fixtures, Moroccan tiles with diamond pattern, and square mosaic shower floor in #modernfarmhouse bathroom

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…glass door to the tiled shower

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Black Accents.

Rustic modern and eclectic bedroom in a farmhouse bedroom with wood ceiling beams

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!

Rustic, bohemian, eclectic decor in a #modernfarmhouse bedroom with black windows, wood beams, and plaster walls

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…modern bedside pendants

19.

Retro Accent Chairs.

Leather Butterfly Chair #leather #butterfly #chair

Leather Butterfly Chair: FIND HERE

Green sliding barn door and shiplap walls in entry to mudroom with commercial stainless sink

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…a beautiful retro green sliding barn door

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Sliding Shaker-style Barn Doors.

Pacific Entries 36 in. x 84 in. Shaker 2-Panel Primed Wood Interior #BarnDoor with Bronze Sliding Door Hardware Kit

Moder Farmhouse Style Barn Door: FIND HERE

Statement wall of Moroccan tiles in mudroom with green pendants and industrial stainless commercial style sink with sprayer

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…industrial style stainless trough sink and sprayer

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Stainless Industrial Freestanding Sinks.

Griffin Products T-Series Freestanding Stainless Steel 18 in. 2-Hole Triple Bowl Kitchen Sink #freestanding #stainlesssink #industrialfarmhouse

Freestanding Stainless Steel Triple Bowl Industrial Sink: FIND HERE

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Market Baskets for Storage.

2 Piece Mother and Daughter Market Basket Set #marketbasket #frenchbasket

Woven Market Basket Set: FIND HERE

Rustic modern mudroom with Moroccan tiled wall, stainless commercial sink with sprayer, and #modernfarmhouse details

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…industrial style mudroom

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Peg Hooks.

Wood bench against shiplap wall with peg hooks in entry of #modernfarmhouse

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…Shaker details

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Deep Blue Walls.

A mix of blues in a rustic modern lounge with pgrey ool table, teal art gallery wall, and royal blue velvet sofas

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…Handsome hangout with an English Country vibe

Kohlmeier Chesterfield Sofa #chesterfield #sofa #blue #velvet

Tufted Blue Chesterfield Sofa: FIND HERE

Deep blue green teal walls in a masculine space with rustic elegance, wood beams, and a moody vibe

House Tour of a Rustic Modern Farmhouse & Decorating Ideas!…Vintage style meets English chic

Isn’t this an incredible example of modern farmhouse? Have a favorite moment from it?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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10 Comments

  1. March 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

    would love to see the outside of this home too. I am considering refinishing my brazliianc cherry floors. I wanted to replace them with a wide plank blonde wood but to wax them rather than a sealing agent such as a polyurethane. it appears the floors in this feature may have a similar wax finish, do you know if that is accurate and have you ever done that on your projects?

    thoughts?

    • March 19, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Hi Elaine. I also love the look of wide plank pale wood floors that are waxed like those found in so many European homes. I have waxed wood furniture but not floors. I do know you can “soap” them by making a simple “wax” with old fashioned soap flakes and hot water. I have done this for a waxed finish on a furniture piece. It’s also possible to get that matte look with a product like “Dead Flat” which you may be able to learn more about over on Velvet and Linen if you search Brooke Giannetti’s archives since I think that is how they treated their French Oak hardwood floors at Patina Farm. Here at our fixer, we had them finished with a waterbase, no gloss finish, but I do not remember the name of the product since we hired an artisan to do the big project. Thank you for bringing up this topic as I would like to research it further for you and other lovers of European style. 🙂

  2. Donna
    March 19, 2018 / 8:54 am

    Love the shaker benches…can you provide a source for them? Thx

    • March 19, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      They are so lovely. I haven’t found them yet, but I am on it. Happy Monday, Donna. 🙂

  3. March 19, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Michele, so many beautiful details in this house. It is so unique. I cannot wait to scroll back and linger over every photo. Have a beautiful day!

    • March 19, 2018 / 5:42 pm

      Thanks for visiting, friend! So fun to get to know you better on IG. 🙂

  4. Rhonda
    March 19, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    “Favorite moment” would have to be the barn door and mudroom it opens to. What an awesome sink and faucet for my doggie’s bath. Love the other elements in the room also: tile, lighting, beams, the chunky table under the window with plants, baskets, clocks…in short, everything!

    • March 19, 2018 / 5:41 pm

      You are so right about it being so perfect for pets! I find it such a happy, timeless space. Happy Monday, friend.

  5. Tracy
    March 19, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    My favorite moment from it is the wooden coffee table that you showcased! Good price, but what would I do with mine? I’m also loving on the tile. I’m a subway tile kind of girl, but golly that speaks to me in many languages!

    Lovely post. Thank you

    • March 19, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Ha! I do love that rustic trunk/coffee table. Maybe yours could bring someone else a blessing? Offerup or Craigslist or a donation? Thanks for the kind words, Tracy. 🙂

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