I was talking to an architect the other day who told me she’s found “everybody wants a modern farmhouse these days.” It seems the bulk of folks asking for this style aren’t exactly outside milking cows at 5 a.m. (though quite a handful have their own urban chicken coops and edible gardens). So what exactly does this style include? I find it’s a twist on spartan farmhouse classics and materials that would be found around the homestead with some contemporary pieces and bold color mixed in. Here’s a look at some of our favorite furniture and accessory choices to help you put together your modern farmhouse.
Blu Dot Branch Table: The weathered oak top powder-coated steel legs offers up a new twist on a farm table.
Bend Goods Lucy Chair: These chairs bring the modern to the modern farmhouse with a jolt of bold color and geometry.
Oilo Double Cylinder in Solid Cobalt Blue. A double-drum pendant in woven cotton lends pleasing simplicity overhead.
Tradition Hoof Table SW1. For the living room, we love this modern take on the milking stool. HOOF is painted first and then trimmed back to reveal the natural grain.
Versus Brick 3-Seater Sofa. This clever sofa reminds me of a stone wall on a farm. You can punch up the neutral color of big pieces like this with colorful accessories.
Bend Goods Geometric Animals: Longhorn. A much cooler look than taxidermy, these sculptural trophies are cruelty-free.
Blu Dot Charlie 6 x 9 Rug. The bars and bright colors on this beautiful rug remind me of a Gee’s Bend quilt.
Area Bruno Bed. The wooden bed taken down to its basic parts. It is available in ash and walnut.
Thomas Paul Prize Poultry Rooster 26 Jute Pillow. Have some fun with accessories that go a little farm-theme-y. This proud guy will add big personality to a bedscape, sofa or armchair.
Designers Eye Multi Throw Blanket in Brown. A beautiful classic plaid in double-woven in soft, rugged wool.
jefdesigns Branch 2-Stem Lamp. This lamp has a modern shape but brings some nature indoors.
Gus Modern Wireframe End Table. Part animal pen, part felled tree, this piece has just enough room for your reading lamp and alarm clock, with plenty of space to stash your favorite magazines underneath.