Before & After: When Farmhouse Meets Modern Glam

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When your client tells you she’s obsessed with cows and pigs, there’s only one thing to do…

Embrace it!

We did just that, but her newly designed custom home is anything but “farm-y.” Take a look at our rendition of Modern Farmhouse Glam to see for yourself.


THE BACKSTORY

Ground had just broken on our client’s custom home when she asked us to help furnish the entire interior and exterior. As a business executive with little time to spare, she wanted her home to be a place to relax and unwind without having too much upkeep.

Because we were brought in early, we were able to collaborate with the builder and in-house designer on the palette, materials selections, and finishes that would create the perfect space for her tastes and lifestyle.

  A look at our guiding inspiration… cows!

A look at our guiding inspiration… cows!

TRANSFORMATION BY ROOM

BREAKFAST NOOK

 BEFORE: Breakfast Nook

BEFORE: Breakfast Nook

 AFTER: Breakfast Nook

AFTER: Breakfast Nook

 AFTER: Breakfast Nook

AFTER: Breakfast Nook

This breakfast nook is the perfect place to cozy up and enjoy the view. Here’s how we did it…

  • Simple and rustic farmhouse-style table

  • Beautiful polished pendant for subtle glamour

  • Minimal furnishings to keep the space feeling open and clean


KITCHEN

 BEFORE: Kitchen

BEFORE: Kitchen

 AFTER: Kitchen

AFTER: Kitchen

This kitchen is gorgeous in its simplicity…

  • A bright and spacious island that invites entertaining

  • Polished metal seats and fixtures bring in the right touch of glam

  • A fixture style that carries through the farmhouse vibe

  • Mostly-white palette keeps the space feeling very open

 AFTER: Kitchen

AFTER: Kitchen

 AFTER: Kitchen

AFTER: Kitchen

  Don’t worry, we made sure to get a little piggy in here!

Don’t worry, we made sure to get a little piggy in here!

DINING ROOM

 BEFORE: Dining Room

BEFORE: Dining Room

 AFTER: Dining Room

AFTER: Dining Room

Our design for this room received the following response...


"I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! Never would I have thought to do this.
It's so much better than what I would have come up with!” — Client


What does this room get exactly right?

  • Faux lizard skin wallpaper introduces a subtle but intriguing visual texture to the room (see close-up below)

  • The contrast between warm brown and blue creates a space that is both comfortable and refreshing

  • White trim visually raises the ceiling and highlights the room’s gorgeous paneling

  • An oversized and glamorous chandelier makes a statement

  • Abstract acrylic art is just the right dose of drama

  We chose a modern-style table with beautiful natural wood finish.

We chose a modern-style table with beautiful natural wood finish.

  This photo and its polished chrome frame epitomized our goal for the space — elevating farmhouse to fabulous! This is a great view of the faux lizard skin wallpaper, too.

This photo and its polished chrome frame epitomized our goal for the space — elevating farmhouse to fabulous! This is a great view of the faux lizard skin wallpaper, too.

FAMILY ROOM

 BEFORE: Family Room

BEFORE: Family Room

 AFTER: Family Room

AFTER: Family Room

This beautiful family room upholds all the themes we’ve incorporated throughout the rest of the house… and still looks like a completely different space!

  • A coffee table that goes hand-in-hand with the style of the kitchen island chairs

  • A couch that mimics the style of the chairs in the dining room

  • Tall draperies that help visually raise the room (and are also very practical here)

  • Pillows that continue the animal theme

 AFTER: Family Room

AFTER: Family Room

 AFTER: Family Room

AFTER: Family Room

You’ll notice that we kept the coffee table relatively clear and that most of the furnishings — sofa, art, plants, and cabinets — hug the perimeter. This keeps the area feeling more open and spacious.

 AFTER: Family Room

AFTER: Family Room

Yep, that’s a llama!

This framed llama photo made our client’s day when she saw it. It’s exactly the touch of whimsy we like to add to our designs — something a little crafty, creative, and unexpected to keep the space from taking itself too seriously!

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

 AFTER: Outdoor Living Space

AFTER: Outdoor Living Space

We continued our warm gray and brown color palette onto the patio, with simple chairs, a beautiful stone fireplace and surround, and several outdoor pillows. The wine was just for fun. ;)

 AFTER: Outdoor Living Space

AFTER: Outdoor Living Space

There you have it! Farmhouse style meets modern glamour. Our client was thrilled, and we had far too much fun in the process.

What MOO-re could we ask for? (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)


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