The Calgary market is going crazy for the modern farmhouse style because it is the perfect blend of an inviting and approachable look while still being sophisticated. The style is a beautiful blend of rustic and industrial with elegant and modern touches. Here are some of the key features to achieve the modern farmhouse look:
One of the key features of the modern farmhouse style is shiplap. Typically, we are seeing the shiplap painted white or black. The shiplap gives the style a sense of rustic charm with still being clean and contemporary. Some of our favourite areas to add shiplap is on a fireplace or as a feature wall in master bedrooms and powder rooms.
The introduction of black elements helps to ground the space and give it a contemporary twist. If you have the option, black windows are a great way to incorporate a consistent element throughout your house and get that modern farmhouse feel. Black hardware and plumbing fixtures are a great way to introduce black without being over-the-top or over the budget. Want to go bold? Try painting your interior doors or cabinets black and use gold hardware to get a different look.
Introducing wood into a modern farmhouse look is key to achieving the true modern farmhouse look! This can be accomplished in several different ways from an oversized farm table, to an island, a rustic wood mantle, beams or a wood ceiling detail. It is essential to add wood elements to give your space that warmth and rustic charm. We like to use medium or light wood tones to get a natural and airy feel.
Classic Patterns with Texture
The modern farmhouse style consists of a neutral palette with the use of texture to add interest. The appeal of modern farmhouse style is that it is comfortable and inviting. The neutral palette has a calming effect while pops of black and wood elements help ground the space. Materials are usually soft and go back to the roots to give a natural, authentic look. Camel coloured leather is also a great base for all modern farmhouse spaces. Try mixing patterns and textures to take your space to the next level.
Similar to the neutral palette, we are seeing a more neutral or muted art choices. Black and white photography pictures, animal portraits and monochromatic abstracts are great for a Modern Farmhouse look. But just because the pieces are more neutral does not mean they don’t have impact. The simplistic palette packs a punch when it is in a large format. Using animal heads and cowhides are great to incorporate into the mix of décor. I mean, can it really be called modern farmhouse if you don’t have at least one animal head in your house?