White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Lovely Design Elements

White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Lovely Design Elements will revisit a friend’s historic restored home which I have shared before. This extensive renovation project took our friends years to complete but brought them years of enjoyment with their active family.

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. Modern Farmhouse: 6 Lovely Design Elements With Exterior Photos As Well As Industrial Farmhouse Interiors.

The original 1875 house in Barrington, IL had to remain yet blends pleasingly with the expansive new build.

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White Modern Farmhouse: 6 Lovely Design Elements

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 traditional bespoke industrial kitchen indeed.
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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. Modern Farmhouse: 6 Lovely Design Elements With Exterior Photos 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 was worth every bit of blood, sweat, and tears!

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A Modern Farmhouse’s Thoughtful Craftsmanship

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

6 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.

1. Amish Custom Woodworking

Heavy Amish custom woodworking and trim is top notch quality construction of furniture built to last as well as rich integrity.

Kitchen. Subzero refrigerator. Modern Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design. Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…bespoke kitchen cabinetry in a classic farmhouse green as well as modern appliances.

Let’s see it in action:

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2. White Board and Batten Exterior Siding

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…Just in case you admire board and batten goodness!

White cedar siding and cedar board and batten grace the exterior. Ever wonder about installing board and batten?

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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Renovated White Modern Farmhouse…in case you admire this design style.

Galvalume metal roofing played a stunning role in this beautiful modern farmhouse, and in case you’re in the mood to geek out on galvanized roofs…

4. Light Maximizing Windows

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Plenty of windows affording maximum natural light were an important design element for the farmhouse addition, and I can attest to the pay off!

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5. Hardwood Flooring Stained Black

Black and Ebony stained wood floors add modern edginess to farmhouse style and also play a starring role in this modern farmhouse.

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

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

6. Industrial Farmhouse Interior Design

Industrial farmhouse style is more challenging to get right when you’re building from scratch without existing features such as old brick, a loft, or exposed ductwork.

For this modern farmhouse, the “modern” element is achieved with a light, airy, minimal interpretation of traditional style freshened with contemporary amenities.

Living room. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…deconstructed imperfectly perfect chairs indeed. Midwestern Farmhouse Design Inspiration: House Tour Photos of Interiors As Well as Exterior.
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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…spare and handsome interiors indeed. Midwestern Farmhouse Design: Photos of Interiors As Well as Exterior.
This Home’s Signature Scent
Capri Blue Volcano Candle
Capri Blue Volcano Candle…in case you love how Anthropologie stores smell!

Beautiful White Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Kitchen. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…hardworking and handsome kitchen indeed.
Kitchen sink. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…a stunning combination of industrial elements indeed.

Modern Farmhouse Breakfast Room

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.
Industrial farmhouse metal stools, set of 2…certainly industrial indeed.
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Village Grigio Dining Chair…certainly a classic indeed.
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Industrial Modern Farmhouse Mud Room

Mud Room. Industrial farmhouse decor in a modern farmhouse with minimal style and grey walls.
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…stunning 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.
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Tour this Farmhouse’s First Floor

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Architectural Details of Modern Farmhouse Exterior

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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…in case you admire board and batten design inspiration.
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Louis Ghost Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
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 Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Farmers Market Wreath
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera 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
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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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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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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