Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home

Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home is a love letter to a friend’s home, sealed with BIG house LOVE. This time last year, I shared a steady stream of modern farmhouse interior design inspiration from the most stunning renovated farmhouse I have ever seen.

This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed. Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos of the Exterior As Well As Industrial Farmhouse Interiors.

The original 1875 house in a Chicago suburb remains and blends surprisingly well with all the new. What made the farmhouse even more special? The renovators and homeowners are best friends of ours and just the loveliest souls you will ever meet. They moved on from this home and will create another masterpiece someday in the South. But that won’t stop us from drawing inspiration from their former architectural coup.

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Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home

This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed.
Bloom where you're planted - inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed. Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos of the Exterior As Well As Industrial Farmhouse Interiors.

Location of This Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse

On an idyllic tree-lined street near quaint downtown Barrington, Illinois. this board-and-battened historic farmhouse took years to complete…and it was worth every bit of blood, sweat, and tears!

This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…Just in case you need more modern farmhouse exterior inspiration!
A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot - inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed. Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos of the Exterior As Well As Industrial Farmhouse Interiors.
Never quit - inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed.
It always seems impossible until it's done - Nelson Mandela inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed. Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos of the Exterior As Well As Industrial Farmhouse Interiors.

A Modern Farmhouse’s Thoughtful Craftsmanship

This beautiful modern farmhouse was imagined by a collaboration between the design savvy homeowners and Glen Ellyn architect Jamie Simoneit of Z+O Architecture + Interiors.

6 Lovely Architectural Modern Farmhouse Design Details

This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed.

1. Amish Custom Woodworking

Heavy Amish custom woodworking and trim means more than simply top notch quality construction of furniture built to last…but also rich integrity rather than empty promises.

Kitchen. Subzero refrigerator. Modern Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design. Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed. Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos of the Exterior As Well As Industrial Farmhouse Interiors.

Let’s see it in action:

2. White Board and Batten Exterior Siding

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…Just in case you need more board and batten goodness in your life!

White cedar siding and cedar board and batten. Ever wonder about installing board and batten? I have been dreaming about building a sweet board and batten cottage or at least adding a board and batten shed to our property! Here’s a helpful tutorial for a board and batten shed:

But what if it is a board and batten INTERIOR application in which you’re interested? Here’s a great article on board and batten.

3. Galvanized Metal Roofing

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning white farmhouse indeed. Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos of the Exterior As Well As Industrial Farmhouse Interiors.

Galvalume metal roofing was used in this beautiful modern farmhouse, and if you’re in the mood to geek out on galvanized roofs, here’s a helpful lesson:

4. Sunlight Maximizing Windows

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Expanses of windows allowing for maximum light were an important design element in the construction of this farmhouse addition, and I can attest to the glory of the commitment to using all that lovely glass!

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…lovely black stained floors indeed.

5. Hardwood Flooring Stained Black

Black and Ebony stained wood floors are a popular choice for many folks who love modern farmhouse style and play a starring role in this modern farmhouse.

This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…lovely black stained floors indeed. Inspiring Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Beautiful Interiors As Well as Exterior.

Just in case you’re curious about the difference between black and ebony or are interested in testing out a good stain, this should help:

True Black and Ebony Duraseal wood stain side by side
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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…lovely black stained floors indeed.

6. Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design

Industrial farmhouse style is trickier to get right when you’re building from scratch than when you are decorating, say, a loft space with exposed ductwork and old brick. In this modern farmhouse, the “modern” element is achieved through a light, airy, minimal interpretation of traditional style freshened for a contemporary way of living.

Living room. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed. Inspiring Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Beautiful Interiors As Well as Exterior.
Scullery. Modern Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed.
This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed. Inspiring Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Beautiful Interiors As Well as Exterior.

This Home’s Signature Scent

Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Kitchen. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed.
Kitchen sink. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed. Inspiring Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Beautiful Interiors As Well as Exterior.
This renovated 1875 modern farmhouse with industrial farmhouse interiors inspires. Come explore Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Exemplary Design Elements in a Chicagoland Home With Photos by Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed.

Modern Farmhouse Breakfast Room

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed. Inspiring Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Beautiful Interiors As Well as Exterior.
Delavan 24" Bar Stool
Industrial farmhouse metal stools, set of 2.
Modern Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed.
Breakfast Room. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed. Inspiring Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Beautiful Interiors As Well as Exterior.

Industrial Modern Farmhouse Mud Room

Mud Room. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed.

Modern Farmhouse Exterior Inspiration

1875 Industrial Modern Farmhouse Tour. White modern farmhouse exterior with cedar siding, board and batten, metal galvalume roof, and black trim accents.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed. Inspiring Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Beautiful Interiors As Well as Exterior.
We rise by lifting others - inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…white cedar siding and board as well as board and batten design inspiration.

Tour this Farmhouse’s First Floor

Modern Farmhouse Floor Plan

Blueprint of a modern farmhouse renovation and new build for a modern farmhouse. #modernfarmhouse #blueprint #floorplan

Architectural Details of Modern Farmhouse Exterior

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…white cedar siding and board as well as board and batten design inspiration.
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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…white cedar siding and board as well as board and batten design inspiration.
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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…white cedar siding and board as well as board and batten design inspiration.

See this Modern Farmhouse in “Seared”

Such a powerful story in this short film.

S E A R E D | The Journey of a Chef from Ben Gustafson on Vimeo.

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Second Floor House Tour

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Hello Lovely Studio…white cedar siding and board as well as board and batten design inspiration.
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Farmhouse Dining Table
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Louis Ghost Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Leather Club Chair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Marble Column Lamp
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Brisa Dreamquest Sofa
Modern Brass Globe Pendant
Black Tray Table
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

To see more of the interiors in this modern farmhouse, find the tour of the second floor HERE.

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-michele

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14 Comments

  1. Donna Vallone
    August 11, 2019 / 8:03 am

    Do you have any source information on the stainless steel island in the kitchen? Thx!

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 7:08 pm

      Hi Donna. I’m fairly certain it is a custom piece, but I can find out for you. I’ll ask my friend and circle back here. Thanks for reading.

  2. laurel
    August 11, 2019 / 9:28 am

    Love the touches of green here and there! Especially in the kitchen.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 7:03 pm

      Oh, that green in person is so soft and unexpected – it adds a freshness and balance to the more industrial elements. Thanks for reading.

  3. Joanna
    August 11, 2019 / 11:26 am

    The video of the young man was very touching. The tears in my eyes are witness to the emotion I felt as I listened to his story, his struggle, and final success. It’s the power of love that made the man he is today. We all need to be loved and need to love in return.

    Blessings on this beautiful Sunday morning,
    ~Joanna

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      I felt it too – stories of resurrection and transformation remind us what is possible and how love changes everything. Peace to you, this afternoon, lovely one.

  4. Joanna
    August 11, 2019 / 11:39 am

    I meant to enquire about your bathroom wallpaper. I’ve been wanting to do my main bath but nothing really jumped out from all the samples until I saw your bath. Is it grey/ cream/ taupe/ brown? And, who makes it?

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      It’s Thibaut and called “Lizette.” It’s a silvery background and just the most pleasing color palette! I only used one roll of it for this bathroom which doesn’t get used very often (if it was going to be full of moisture all of the time, I might avoid any wallpaper) so I just did the sink wall and painted the other walls a muted grey. 🙂

      • Joanna
        August 12, 2019 / 12:43 pm

        Thank you for the information on your beautiful wallpaper. It’s the guest bath. While it is not used full time, I do have guests often. Hmmm

        • Michele
          Author
          August 12, 2019 / 1:29 pm

          We have wallpapered our bathrooms in past homes and didn’t have an issue with the moisture affecting the paper’s adhesion – it’s a great topic to ponder!

  5. August 11, 2019 / 11:52 am

    Well I just love everything about that home, from the board and batten, (something I use all the time in my fixers) to the metal roof, to that gorgeous green, white & black kitchen! Lot’s of great inspiration here! Keep it comin’….

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      Thanks so much for reading, Celia. Those pistachio green Amish made cabinets are so historically significant and unique! It must be so gratifying for you to be able to apply the design ideas you love to the projects at hand. So grateful to have you here. xox

  6. August 11, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    Fabulous farmhouse, Michele! Serene, classic and just perfect mid-west beauty!
    xo
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks so much for following and keeping me company on the journey, friend. Happy Sunday to you.

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