Today I thought I would bring back a feature I use to do awhile back called “Moody Monday“, where I feature a mood board of design inspiration, accessories and paint colors. I’m not sure I’m ready to bring back the feature every week, but if I can get my act together, you’ll be seeing at least a couple of these every month.
Today, I wanted to pull a mood board together highlighting modern farmhouse style with a twist of chic. Now, I know not everyone is interested in the more traditional rustic farmhouse style but when it comes to the (less rustic) more modern farmhouse designs we’re seeing, I think there is a little something for everyone and every design style.
More than anything, today I wanted to show you the layering possibilities and give you lots of inspiration for fabrics, finishes, accessories, rugs and paint colors. Below are the sources for everything in the design board. Click on the coordinating number directly below image for link to the product source (affiliate links used).
Even though my design style isn’t necessarily farmhouse (I’m pretty eclectic), I do however use a few of the staple farmhouse design elements in my own home. For instance, traditional farmhouse design usually incorporates architectural elements; such as an old wall clocks, antique columns, mantles, old signs, shutters, windows, mirrors and finials. I love to find and work in architectural type pieces into my ecclectic home design anytime I can because I think it adds character and something really unique
Incorporating reclaimed wood into the back of bookshelves or using old doors in a more modern way is a great way to work in architectural elements. You can find these fun old pieces at salvage yards or even antique stores. It doesn’t have to be farmhouse, many of these old pieces will work with any design style.
A modern alternative to traditional rustic farmhouse finishes like galvanized metal is by incorporating shiny chrome, nickel and mercury glass. Better yet, try mixing in some galvanized metal with modern mercury glass. It’s a beautiful and modern combination.
via Greige Design
A modern alternative to rustic farmhouse art is incorporating bolder abstracts pieces that really add a wow factor to a space. I think the mix of rustic and modern is so interesting and chic in a space.
via Atlanta Homes/Cote de Texas
Another easy way to add a twist of chic to modern farmhouse style is to add a more modern rug like an overdyed rug. Overdyed gives the appearance of being distressed and old but the vibrant colors they add when they are re-dyed really kick it up a notch and give a modern feel. Again, that mix of old and modern is so interesting and adds so much interest in a space.
Rustic farmhouse style colors that we traditionally see are usually something like white, black, red, green and yellow. Anything goes when it comes to modern farmhouse color schemes but I love the idea of using more muted/muddy type colors and even layering shades of one color like indigo and gray, mixed with the traditional black and white.
So many possibilities and ways that we can pull out those unique elements from modern farmhouse style and customize our own spaces. I think that’s why my design style is so eclectic. I can appreciate and pull out elements that I love from any design style. 🙂
I hope there is something here that inspires and helps you to create your perfect space no matter what your design style is.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you want to look at past Moody Mondays, you can find them here.
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Love this Mood Board! We are making decisions about remodeling our bay house in Jamaica Beach and these colors would be great for the beach as well. You have such a good eye for putting it all together. Would love to see a beach house Mood Board next! 🙂
That’s right Lisa, you’re my neighbor down at the beach! Our place is at Pointe West. We drive right through Jamaica Beach. 🙂 I knew that about you but had a momentary lapse! So glad you like this inspiration board. Yes, how ironic that you brought up a beach house/coastal mood board because that’s what’s up next. I’m in the process of redoing ours down at PW over the next couple of months, so I’ll be sharing tons of coastal inspiration. You’ll have to keep me posted on your bay home progress. By the way, that Home Goods at BayBrook has a huge selection of coastal rugs if you’re looking for inexpensive rugs down there. Very high quality and fantastic prices! I just picked up three and love them! Thanks for your note! xo
Michelle Mortensen says
This mood board does have a bit of a sophisticated coastal vibe to it – especially the colors (the blues and grays). I could see myself using some of these ideas in my son’s room. He’s leaving for college and I am converting it to a guest room. Thanks for sharing.
Best & Bisous,
Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara
Thank you for your note Michelle! I’m thrilled to hear you might be able to use some of these layering ideas! 🙂
I love the pop of color that those rugs bring. This looks is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the ideas!
I cannot get enough of your impeccable taste! I love your posts, especially about paint colors. A little off this post, but I wanted to tell you that I went with one of your favorites for our master bedroom, Repose Gray by SW. After trying countless colors (many grays and greiges) I am excited to see it on our walls! I am curious if you have any posts or ideas about nice accent colors that go with Repose Gray. Thanks again for your wonderful blog!
Aw, thank you for such a kind note Tanya! You made my day and I’m thrilled to hear you’re loving Repose!! I especially love to see Repose with shades of indigo and nickel/chrome finishes. Such a beautiful combination. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a note! xo
Thanks Cyndy! I love indigo and am dying to use indigo batik by SW somewhere, but maybe I will start by using indigo accessories for this room — throw on the bed, etc. You are very welcome for the compliments and time, your blog is truly special and I appreciate you leaving a comment for me.
Richele Jemiola says
I love the wood floor of the hallway with the sliding barn door! The light ceiling is a great contrast! Could you please tell me where I could find the flooring? Thank you so much!
Gorgeous board! I’m in love with the painting (link #6) but the link is broken. Any chance you’re able to help me source that?