Design Trend: Farmhouse Chic

Farmhouse design makes its way indoors!

Reclaimed wood, aged metals, and distressed details are showing up everywhere in interior design. Farmhouse Chic decor has a soft elegance with a rustic edge – perfect for dressing up a small cottage or a Craftsman Bungalow.

Sliding barn doors are a great way to save space, and typically work anywhere you might use a pocket door. You can find a brand new, ready-to-install barn door, or get crafty and salvage one. A salvaged door can be refinished or simply cleaned up for a distressed look, and mounted with new hardware, like wall-mount kits from Johnson Hardware.

Farmhouse Chic Barn Door: The Lariston Plan #815

Master Bath of The Lariston Plan #815

Rough-hewn wood details can be incorporated anywhere, from ceiling beams, to columns, to fireplace mantels. When paired with stacked stone or crisp, white trim, the natural warmth of the wood shines through.

Exposed Wood Farmhouse Detail of The Genova Plan #1191-D

Outdoor fireplace of the Genova Plan #1191-D


Farmhouse sinks, or apron sinks, are oversized and extra deep – perfect for families who do a lot of cooking. Their vintage look is a great way to add flair to a traditional Country kitchen. Most often found in porcelain or stainless steel, their rise in popularity means they can now be found in a wide range of materials, colors, and styles. Kohler features an entire line to choose from!

Farmhouse Kitchen The Peyton House Plan #1289

Kitchen of The Payton #1289.

DIY projects are a fun and creative way to add small rustic details to your decor. For example, these mason jar pendant lights are simple and ideal to hang over kitchen bar seating. Houzz and Pinterest are two great places to find inspiration!



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6 comments on “Design Trend: Farmhouse Chic

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Lou! This was an older blog post and it looks like the link on Pinterest is no longer available. But I’m sure you can search for similar projects to get DIY instructions. Try searching “DIY mason jar lights” on Pinterest. You will get tons or results!

    • Echo on

      Hi Shauna, we didn’t design this plan with the barn door, that was added by the customer. Barn doors are very trendy now and there are lots of options on the market. I’m sure you could find ones that would lock but I assume that most just slide to close and overlap the door frame.

    • Echo on

      Hi Jesse,
      I’m sorry, we are not involved in the building process so I’m afraid we do not have any information on the specific light fixtures that the homeowner selected. You may be able to show this picture to a local supplier and they can let you know if they have anything similar. Please contact us if you have other questions: 1-800-388-7580 or [email protected].


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