Can Black and White Modern Farmhouse Design Feel Timeless?

Depending on who you ask, modern farmhouse as a design style is either on the way out or firmly rooted. My own opinion is influenced by what I see trending on Pinterest, where searches for country farmhouse interiors and exteriors are only increasing. There’s plenty of grey area since any design style can be executed dreadfully and without taste. Let’s face it…country decor is not going anywhere, yet doesn’t what we used to term “country” easily veer into “modern farmhouse” territory? What’s your take? Can Black and White Modern Farmhouse Design Feel Timeless and not so trendy?

Dramatic and whimsical, a black and white modern farmhouse powder bath in a magnificent home by Edward Deegan Architects sings! Notice the charming farm sink! #bathroomdesign #modernfarmhouse #blackandwhite #powderbath
You’ve GOT to love all the smiles tucked into this powder bath!

While a major real estate site says the modern farmhouse trend is over, here in the heartland, businesses selling farmhouse wares are booming. Wayfair reports its sister, industrial farmhouse, steals the thunder now.

The NY Times sees modern farmhouse trends diversifying and evolving, and House Beautiful predicts farmhouse style will safely stay put. (Which would not please readers of Apartment Therapy who *no big surprise here* want to see barn doors and shiplap disappear.)

Lord knows everything under the sun falls in and out of favor so you may as well decorate to FEEL GOOD and to FEEL LIKE YOU rather than the avatar marketers predict you are. Right now, I personally want to feel ageless, open, optimistic, and meditative.

Timeless Black and White Modern Farmhouse Design Inspiration

Here’s a glorious project with traditional farmhouse architecture and design elements that have staying power.

Edward Deegan Architects & Interiors (Photography: Stoffer Photography Interiors)

White and black modern farmhouse exterior with black front door and black windows - Edward Deegan Architects. #modernfarmhouse #blackandwhite #houseexteriors #housedesign

Rustic Wood Ceiling in a Classic White Kitchen With Black Accents

Timeless, traditional, and classic, this black and white modern farmhouse kitchen by Edward Deegan feels approachable yet luxurious. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #kitchendesign
Timeless, traditional, and classic, this black and white modern farmhouse kitchen by Edward Deegan feels approachable yet luxurious. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #kitchendesign
Timeless, traditional, and classic, this black and white modern farmhouse kitchen by Edward Deegan feels approachable yet luxurious. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #kitchendesign

Traditional Farmhouse With Freshened Modernity

Timeless, traditional, and classic, this black and white modern farmhouse entry by Edward Deegan feels approachable yet luxurious. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #entry
Wallpapered ceiling and black and white stripe rug anchor this eclectic dining room in a modern farmhouse by Edward Deegan Architects. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #diningroom #striperug #wallpaperedceiling

Subtle Nods to Farmhouse

Timeless, traditional, and classic, this black and white modern farmhouse bath by Edward Deegan feels approachable yet luxurious. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #bathroomdesign

Modern Lighting & Magnificent Architecture

Richly dramatic, this modern farmhouse bedroom with black and white has exceptional architectural interest, imagined by Edward Deegan. #modernfarmhouse #blackandwhite #bedroomdesign #interiordesign

Whimsy & Handsome Classicism

Timeless, traditional, and classic, this black and white modern farmhouse bath by Edward Deegan feels approachable yet luxurious. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #bathroomdesign
Timeless, traditional, and classic, this black and white modern farmhouse entry by Edward Deegan feels approachable yet luxurious. #modernfarmhouse #interiordesign #blackandwhite #entry
White and black modern farmhouse exterior with black doors and black windows - Edward Deegan Architects. #modernfarmhouse #blackandwhite #houseexteriors #housedesign

Tour a Modern Farmhouse New Build in Oregon

Magnolia’s Way With Black and White Modern Farmhouse

Reigning queen of modern farmhouse, designer Joanna Gaines celebrates black and white boldly at the Silos.

When we visited Waco, two years ago, the repetition was everywhere from the market to the bakery to Magnolia Table where we dined before the official opening.

Magnolia Silos in Waco - Hello Lovely Studio. Come be inspired by American Farmhouse Decor Ideas: Magnolia Silos.
Black and White Modern Farmhouse Decor Ideas for Simplicity as well as Inspiration
Scenes around the Silos, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Table, and Waco Texas in Fixer Upper Land - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Bright White’s Surge in Popularity

While painting exterior trims black is hardly a new idea to emphasize architectural details, the contrast with bright white sort of is. Two hundred years ago, off-white was just beginning to become a color for house exteriors. In fact, the super whites we see today weren’t even options back then.

Magnolia Silos in Waco - Hello Lovely Studio. Come be inspired by American Farmhouse Decor Ideas: Magnolia Silos.
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History of Painted Exteriors

Before the Industrial Revolution, paint was mixed in small batches from naturally found pigments in the earth such as red oxide or yellow ocher. White paint was reserved for trim.

Sweet mini black and white garden house - Schoolhouse.
Schoolhouse

Black and White Modern Farmhouse Style

Modern farmhouse style often relies on the modernity of black and white mixed with nostalgic, traditional, rustic, and natural elements. The dining area with wood decking, above, is an example of getting the harmony right.

Scenes around the Silos, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Table, and Waco Texas in Fixer Upper Land - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Magnolia Silos in Waco - Hello Lovely Studio. Come be inspired by American Farmhouse Decor Ideas: Magnolia Silos.
Magnolia Silos in Waco - Hello Lovely Studio. Come be inspired by American Farmhouse Decor Ideas: Magnolia Silos.
Scenes around the Silos, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Table, and Waco Texas in Fixer Upper Land - Hello Lovely Studio.
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Black & White Decor Inspired by the Silos

Stacking Patio Dining Chair
French Bistro Chair: FIND HERE 
French Industrial White Marble Top Round Bistro Table ($960) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, furniture, tables, dining tables, cast iron bistro table, cafe furniture, white marble dining table, white marble table and cafe table
Industrial Bistro Table FIND HERE

Black & White Stripes

On the open turf area outside of Magnolia market where families kick around soccer balls and weary shoppers take a break, the area is lined with these outdoor black and white stripe beanbag lounge chairs:

Indoor/Outdoor Vertical Stripe Bean Bag Chair Lounger #BeanBagChair #stripes #patio
Stripe Beanbag Lounger Chair FIND HERE

Graphic Word Art

Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. Psalm 16:11 Art Print. #scripture #psalm16 #bible
Psalm 16:11 Art Print: FIND HERE
Psalm 16:11 Art Print: KEEP ME SAFE, MY GOD, FOR IN YOU i TAKE REFUGE. #scripture #psalm #biblequote
Keep Me Safe Art Print: FIND HERE

Tiles With Black & White

Black and white tile is so chic, and here are some examples I love.

This encaustic tile is a winner!

Medina 8" x 8" Cement Tile in Black and White
Cement Tile: FIND HERE
Moroccan Pouf, Black and White - Accessories #leatherottoman #leatherpouf
Moroccan Pouf: FIND HERE

Care to add just a touch of black to your white kitchen?

Black With White Stripes Turkish Towel
Black with White Stripes Turkish Towel FIND HERE
"Matthew 7:14" - Art Print by aticnomar in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.#scripture #quoteprint
Matthew 7:14 Art Print: FIND HERE

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-michele

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6 Comments

  1. February 14, 2020 / 11:16 am

    Great eye candy today Michele! Just the perfect mix of farmhouse, rustic and modern topped off with those awesome oriental rugs. Happy Valentines Day!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 14, 2020 / 3:50 pm

      The rugs truly do make a difference – and I wonder if folks realize how the older ones work so well in a new build. Thank you for reading, Holly – enjoy your LOVE DAY!

  2. Mumbai
    February 15, 2020 / 10:04 am

    as to me it’s far away from a real farmhouse style

    • Judy Solloway
      August 16, 2020 / 10:35 am

      I agree. This is far from farmhouse.

      • Michele
        Author
        August 16, 2020 / 8:49 pm

        Thanks for reading. 🙂

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