Achieving the Farmhouse Chic Look
This striking farmhouse chic vibe is created through several elements of design that give it a soothing yet elegant appearance. The design team at Jenkins Design Build created this unique home from start to finish. Here are a few tips on how you can achieve the Farmhouse Chic look!
Farmhouse Chic Look – Neutral Colors
Soft colors play a major role in creating a soothing atmosphere. Think about it, when you enter a relaxing spa there are typically no bright colors jumping out at you. There’s a reason for that; neutral colors reduce stress! Using colors like Shoji White and Modern Grey create a perfect space to put your feet up and unwind.
Farmhouse Chic Look – Rustic Finishes
The farmhouse chic feel comes from incorporating rustic elements into modern and traditional pieces. For example, the ceiling in this great room is a rustic grey pine with a whitewash finish. With a more polished finish, this material would have taken on a richer feeling. A key to achieving the look is using natural materials such as wood, stone, and shiplap. Using actual farm pieces such as barn doors give the home a unique charm. Accessories with a worn finish, such as a vintage flour sifter or garden watering can as a flower vase, can add a whimsy touch.
Soft Plush Furnishings
Designing a calming farmhouse space requires completing the look with soft, plush furnishings. These comforting materials can be incorporated into several elements such as cloth on dining room chairs, an eclectic table setting, and cozy pillows/throws that incorporate the neutral color palette.
Refurbished Elegant Lighting
Ahh lighting! Lighting, lighting, lighting! This is one of the most important features in achieving the look. Unique choices show personality and give a space character. Distinctive light fixtures bring a space to life! When going for a farmhouse chic vibe, lighting that incorporates glass or crystal combined with a dark iron contrast spruce up the space. Rustic elegance is tied into each lighting fixture to tie the home together.
Open Concept Floor Plan
The ultimate factor that creates a farmhouse feel is the open concept floor plan. This references an actual barn with its high cathedral ceiling that draws the eye and provides a seamless connection between the kitchen, dining, and living spaces. The overall feel of the home comes from several other aspects that add to the ‘open’ feel as well. Details like the large stackable glass doors (window walls) in the main living space capture the year-round cross breezes due to the North-South orientation. These also provide a continuation of space between the interior and exterior to give the ultimate farmhouse feel.
To see more images of this chic farmhouse, check out The Vineyard Farmhouse from our last Parade of Homes.