Of all the design styles popular in the Texas Hill Country, “Modern Farmhouse” is the easiest to recognize. It’s also one of the most flexible design styles — once you have the basic features in place, you can customize the design and your home to suit your exact tastes.
The Modern Farmhouse home style
Modern Farmhouses are rustic, minimal, and cozy. Wood features prominently in these homes, as do natural colors and textures. Natural light is as important a material as beadboard and shiplap.
Why we love Modern Farmhouses
The wood used most commonly in Modern Farmhouses is beadboard or shiplap, and you can use it almost anywhere:
- On the ceiling for a decorative accent
- On the walls, from floor to ceiling or as a chair railing
- On kitchen and bathroom cabinets
Most Modern Farmhouses use harder woods for floors, countertops, furniture, and a home’s exterior.
There are many rustic features that are easy to incorporate into a Modern Farmhouse:
- Wraparound porches
- Farmhouse-style sinks
- Open shelving
- Cozy fireplaces
- Neutral tones with pops of color
Incorporating any of these features into your custom home’s design can help your home feel light, comfortable, and traditional (without feeling stuffy).
Some clients are afraid that putting all these Farmhouse features into their custom home will be overwhelming, when actually the opposite is true. The neutral palette of a Modern Farmhouse allows the features to work together quietly in the background while you style your space with furniture and decor.
If your family has an eclectic mix of furnishings — or differing design preferences — a Modern Farmhouse may be the perfect solution.
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