2 words that at first read are…opposites? Farmhouse…and Modern… When in fact, these 2 words have recently paired up to creative a new style that is capturing the hearts of homeowners across the country.

Once considered simplistic, uninspired, and utilitarian, the farmhouse style has been a prominent design request of many remodeling and interior design projects. Creative architects and designers have favored renovating farmhouses and barns and transforming them into new living spaces. Their results are often magazine-cover worthy and involve reclaimed wood, true antiques, and amenities that are as modern as the cell-phone but are designed to appear like they belong on ‘Little House on the Prairie.’

At Distinct Construction, we take pride in transforming kitchens, baths, and basements to fit any aesthetic. Our designs have echoed the Farmhouse Modern style and we are industry experts in helping homeowners capture this style. There are many aspects that one can incorporate into interior design, furniture choices, and decorating in order to achieve this ‘farmhouse modern’ trend.

Furniture Choices:

  • Finish: Choose natural wood instead of anything that has been lacquered or is made out of a wood that is not indigenous to the farm-land that you are attempting to embody.
  • Design: Clean lines and boxed angles…anything that would need specialized tools or unique artistic training to create would not fit into the farmhouse aesthetic
  • Fabric: Naturally dyed fabrics such as linens or burlap in earth tones, beiges, and greys.


Weight Varying

  • Many farmhouse modern choices are industrial and heavy. A farmhouse table, a barn light- these items of history have gravity and can make a room feel hefty.
  • Pair these heavy elements with more contemporary pieces that are ‘light.’  Pendant lights above the table or wire framed chairs offer visual lightness amongst your farmhouse pieces.


Embrace DIY

  • Pairing handmade decor and furniture pieces with factory-grade pieces will add an element of ‘imperfect’ to your farmhouse modern look.
  • Find creative ways to incorporate unfinished wood and partial barn beams; bookshelves, picture shelves, small footstools, or a small side table.
  • Pillows and small upholstery projects made from salvaged linens. Take it one step further and feature old cross-stitch or lace crochet!


There are so many fun ways to incorporate farmhouse elements into your home!  Contact us HERE