Farmhouse Kitchen with Rustic Decor & Sputnik Chandelier {Leanne Ford}

Why are design fans and viewers of Restored by the Fords loving Ford’s FRESH FARMHOUSE approach? It feels young and not like your granny’s farmhouse.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Rustic Decor & Sputnik Chandelier {Leanne Ford}
Farmhouse Kitchen with Rustic Decor & Sputnik Chandelier {Leanne Ford}

Edgy rock and roll decor elements, Mid-century Modern chic finds, and quirky art with a sense of humor are layered in the mix. She is a breath of fresh farmhouse air because she is bold enough to HAVE FUN! Remember fun?

Designed by Leanne Ford, the Frerotte’s white kitchen with its rugged and natural decor elements is attracting tons of attention for good reason. It feels authentic, organic, approachable, and lived in. It somehow embodies something fresh on the modern country horizon: LUXURIOUS MINIMAL or LUXURIOUS FARMHOUSE. Really? Really.

Source: Leanne Ford Interiors

Farmhouse Kitchen with Rustic Decor & Sputnik Chandelier by Leanne Ford

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 1: Sputnik

Before we get into one more delicious decor detail, WE HAVE TO start with a source for a similar Sputnik chandelier very reminiscent (less lights on this one – and remember, you can opt for clear bulbs if you like. :)) of the one in this modern farmhouse kitchen with Mid-century modern style and rustic decor by Leanne Ford.

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 2: White on White

Notice how Leanne Ford boldly uses her signature white with the kitchen cabinets here, white window trim, white marble, and white subway tile. Is anyone calling the design police because she didn’t contrast the cabinets and counters?

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 3: No Island

There is something so heartwarming about a vintage style kitchen missing the giant modern day marble topped island, isn’t there? Leanne Ford has moved in a great big farm table, and it would appear there is not even enough room for chairs on both sides of this table. That’s more than a bit refreshing for me since I have the same issue in my wee kitchen dining area.

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 4: Sheepskin

This designer loves her some sheepy fuzzy wuzzy, and you’ll see sheepskin show up in a ton of her designs. They add femininity, warmth, and softness and are quite functional as well.

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 5: Subway Tile

Unless my eyes are failing me, the designer even took it to the ceiling on the dramatic yet simple range hood which is trimmed with knotty, natural wood. Go big or go home? I love taking tile all the way up the wall when possible for drama and ease.

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 6: Wire Chairs

Wire chairs show up in so many of her rooms as a signature element paired with country tables and rustic furniture, and they work so well when they are next to visually heavy pieces, yes? You don’t have to hunt vintage ones down anymore. Here’s a cool option:

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 7: Two Kitchen Sinks

If you have the room and the plumbing potential in your kitchen design, why not!?! My friend Tina (Enchanted Home) has a similar arrangement in her kitchen with a completely different design style.

Leanne Ford Inspired Decor Detail No. 8: No Window Coverings

I have the same bias when it comes to windows. If I can get away with no covering at all, I’m a happy camper. Curtains or blinds would change the look of this rustic modern farmhouse kitchen significantly, and who doesn’t appreciate all that light!?!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. April 8, 2018 / 9:41 am

    In my next house build I am doing the kitchen with a big table right in the middle of the room with no island. Nice to see this example. I am also doing a big back kitchen/pantry so don’t need the storage from an island. No curtains and no uppers. Paintings on the walls instead. Love me some Leanne Ford. Looks like she is going to be in another TV series with other decorators coming soon.

    • michele
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 9:56 am

      I hope you will be chronicling every phase of the next house – I’ll be so excited to see the progress, Colleen! The kitchen sounds fabulous, and I’m loving the plan. Sounds like I need to research that TV show – I knew Restored by the Fords had been renewed, but another series? Woohoo, thanks for letting me know! xox

  2. Joanna
    April 8, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I love leaving windows bare where possible. The sunlight and gardens are nature’s gifts to be enjoyed not shut out. Beautiful kitchen, Michele.

    • michele
      Author
      April 8, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Yes – in some cases the view feels less than heavenly, but in most cases for me, light trumps any decor. 🙂 Happy Sunday to you, Joanna. xox

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