Rustic Country Farmhouse With Industrial Elements

This rustic country-style farmhouse was updated with both vintage accessories and industrial elements to create a look that was both fresh and "lived-in."

White Farmhouse Living Room Boasts Cozy Furnishings

White Farmhouse Living Room Boasts Cozy Furnishings

A brown leather sofa anchors this beautiful farmhouse living room. An industrial wood and metal side table showcases family photos, while a neutral striped rug brings warmth to the living area.

Photo by: Melanie Millner

Melanie Millner

What were your clients' main goals for this farmhouse?

The clients have two children attending the University of Auburn and wanted a second home where they could be closer to them. This home is a new structure that was designed and built as a guesthouse the clients could live in before they decided how to proceed on their main home. However, the clients have enjoyed this house so much that they haven't started construction on the main home yet.

What was the inspiration for the home?

White Farmhouse Bedroom With Wood Shutter Headboard

White Farmhouse Bedroom With Wood Shutter Headboard

White walls and linen curtains make this farmhouse bedroom feel fresh and light. A pastel quilt, wood shutter headboard and French grain sack pillows add homespun charm to the simplified space.

Photo by: Melanie Millner

Melanie Millner

I wanted to create a bespoke vintage feel in this farmhouse. Because it was a new structure, I had to make it feel like it was old and incorporate things from antique markets and vintage inspired fabrics. I even used quilts from a client's grandmother to really make the design of the space feel like a rustic farmhouse. I had custom furniture made from industrial parts and old barn wood, such as the barn door headboard in the bedroom.

What was your biggest obstacle, and how did you overcome it?

Because of an abundance of rain at the time, the design team had issues getting the furniture into the home on schedule. The soil was thick and mucky, making it challenging to enter the house and bring the new furnishings in.

How did you make transitions without losing the individuality of each room?

There are no hallways in this home. Rather, each space is a pathway into the next, making it a sort of "dogtrot style," where one main passage connects two halves of the home. Every room has the same flow, and it was essential that all the spaces work together. I used reds and blues that really stand out against the white walls. Too much pattern makes a space busy, but keeping colors and patterns simple gives the home a clean look and feel.  

What was your favorite space to design in this home?

Gray and White Farmhouse Pantry With Ample Storage

Gray and White Farmhouse Pantry With Ample Storage

Gray cabinets, butcher-block countertops and white walls combine to create a beautiful neutral pantry in this farmhouse. An under-counter wine cooler provides extra storage, while a Dutch door opens to bring the outdoors inside.

Photo by: Melanie Millner

Melanie Millner

I loved designing the butler's pantry off the kitchen. This home's unique kitchen features a sort of "back-kitchen" that houses the refrigerator, laundry, pantry and a door leading to the porch, making carrying groceries in an easy task. Its location also allows the homeowners to keep the messier aspects of the kitchen hidden from view.

Is there a central pattern, material or color in the home?

The charm of this space comes from having a mix of furniture and patterns that create a vintage feel. I wanted the furnishings to appear as though they had been collected over time, rather than put together all at once.

How did you add modern elements into the rustic farmhouse look?

The appliances in the kitchen area are more modern, but they're paired with vintage custom furniture pieces and light fixtures. The light fixture over the kitchen island is made by The Urban Electric Company, which has a fresh approach on older fixtures. I tried to not clutter the space, but paired modern home elements with vintage pieces to create a clean space that looks rustic.

Why did you choose white for the ceiling and shiplap walls?

I wanted to keep things clean and bright. The white surfaces allow for brighter colors in the decor, and they help make the home feel light and airy.

How did you use the natural light throughout your design?

Natural light is essential to a good design, especially when using dark colors as in the living room of this space. The light coming in through the doors and windows is evident throughout the home.

What were some essential rustic details in the design?

The custom furniture really adds rustic detail to this space and prevents anything from looking too new. Because the furniture was custom-made with reclaimed materials, it helped in achieving a farmhouse look.

Red Dutch Door Welcomes Guests to Chic Farmhouse

A charming red Dutch door invites guests to enter this farmhouse. Designed to keep animals in one area while moving air through a home, a Dutch door is the perfect solution for homeowners with pets.

Photo By: Melanie Millner

Gray and White Country Pantry With Ample Storage

Gray cabinets, butcher-block countertops and white walls combine to create a beautiful neutral pantry in this farmhouse. An under-counter wine cooler provides extra storage, while a Dutch door opens to bring the outdoors inside.

Photo By: Melanie Millner

Country-Style Powder Room With Farmhouse Sink

A neutral color palette brings simplicity and elegance to this country-style powder room. Classic sconce lighting echoes the metal fixtures on the sink, and linen drapes add warmth to the small space.

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Country Kitchen With Professional-Grade Stove

Bright white walls make this country kitchen feel spacious and airy. A professional-grade stainless steel stove provides a perfect place to cook for friends and family, while a casual wood and metal dining set provides a place to gather.

Chic Art Adds Pizzazz to Country-Style Entry

The bright colors in this funky painting add a chic element to this country-style foyer. A warm wood console with a leather catchall provides a great place to stash keys upon entering the home.

White Country-Style Living Room Boasts Cozy Furnishings

A brown leather sofa anchors this beautiful country living room. An industrial wood-and-metal side table showcases family photos, while a neutral striped rug brings warmth to the living area.

Country Living Room With Brick Fireplace and Plaid Chair

A cozy plaid armchair is situated by a brick fireplace in this country-style living room, creating the perfect spot to read a book and kick back. Framed artwork above the fireplace serves as the focal point of the relaxed space.

Industrial Country Dining Room With Wooden Table

Industrial French doors at the end of this country-style dining room allow light to fill the gathering space. A farmhouse table surrounded by metal bistro chairs provides ample seating, while exposed bulbs encased in metal baskets create funky lighting.

Red French Doors Open to White Country-Style Bedroom

Red French doors open to this airy white country-style bedroom. Classic quilt bedding is combined with French grain-sack pillows to create a relaxing space to rest, and industrial wall sconces add a vintage touch.

White Country-Style Bedroom With Red Iron Headboard

A red iron bed and bold blue door add country-inspired color to this white farmhouse bedroom. An industrial metal lamp provides reading light in the relaxing space.

White Country-Style Bedroom With Wood Shutter Headboard

White walls and linen curtains make this country bedroom feel fresh and light. A pastel quilt, wood shutter headboard and French grain-sack pillows add homespun charm to the simplified space.

White Country-Style Living Room With Linen Sofa

White-paneled walls are the perfect blank canvas for this country living room. A linen sofa with earth-toned pillows creates an inviting seating area, while framed art keeps the room feeling stylish.

White Farmhouse Bunk Room Feels Fresh and Spacious

The same white paint used on the beds in this farmhouse bunk room also covers the walls and ceiling, making the small room feel spacious. A small antler mount above the door adds a whimsical touch, while brightly colored quilts invite guests to relax.

Photo By: Melanie Millner

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