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Revisiting Farmhouse Style


Farmhouse Refreshing | Classic or modern, this look brings practical charm to your home

Farmhouse Refreshing || Classic or modern, this look brings practical charm to your home

With rapidly changing world developments and constant technology upgrades, there are times when you may want to step back and seek a slice of the simple life. This partly explains the enduring popularity of farmhouse style that prevails inside many of today’s homes. Whether it’s a sturdy two-tone dining set, a distressed cocktail table with cubbies and drawers, or a rustic queen bed with a planked headboard and footboard, these farmhouse-style pieces help evoke the comforts of home. Even better, they come in modern versions that mix with other looks such as bohemian, industrial, and mid-century. Details like metal corner accents with raised rivets combined with conveniences like wire cutouts and USB ports help bring them into the 21st century. Whether your design preference is classic country or a more eclectic version, farmhouse style can make your rooms look and function simply, and comfortably.

Whether classic or modern, farmhouse style will make your rooms function beautifully

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Classic Interpretations || Traditionally, we associate farmhouse style with the simple comforts of home, and especially gathering with friends and family in the kitchen. Classic farmhouse is about linear forms that boast practical function, and are designed to last. Farmhouse buffets, dining tables, chairs, and beds feature details and characteristics of vintage antiques with distressed wood finishes, and contrasting metal hardware. With an emphasis on careful craftsmanship, classic farmhouse pieces have the look of being lovingly used over time with plenty of weathered character.

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Modern Updates || Intentional distressing is one of the hallmarks of modern farmhouse pieces. Modern farmhouse styles tend to be less rustic with more glossy finishes, and they tend to offer more comfort. They may also feature industrial details like black metal bases and hardware, and they mix well with boho, shabby chic, and mid-century modern interiors. What makes farmhouse style look and feel modern is how you combine it with other décor elements such as stainless steel kitchen appliances, metallic details and surfaces, or unusual shapes and colors. Another great advantage to modern farmhouse pieces is the large number of color and finish options available, including many variations of white, cream, black, grey, brown, blue, and green.

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