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


This two-story cottage features a courtyard entry garage with a third, golf cart bay!


A sweeping gable highlights this two-story cottage house plan. The formal living spaces are open with a staircase separating them from the hearth and breakfast rooms. An e-space, butler’s pantry, mud and utility rooms are all near a two-car garage with golf cart bay. Upstairs are two bedrooms with private baths and a bunus room with dormer window and walk-in storage.

Click here to see home plan #1363 – The Charlotte!

Cottage Exterior Rendering - House Plan Design #1363

2974 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

NOW AVAILABLE: New European Cottage Design #1342

The Mahoney Plan #1342 is now available for purchase! Learn more about this European cottage home design:

The Mahoney - New European Cottage House Plan 1342

4 beds, 4 baths, 2,769 sq. ft. Click for more info.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Open kitchen with island and pantry.
  • First floor master suite  with large walk-in closets.
  • Two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs.
Family-friendly cottage

The Mahoney Plan is at home on any streetscape with a courtyard garage, sweeping dormers and gables, and a mix of stone and cedar shake. This two-story cottage provides plenty of open living space in a compact footprint. The foyer and great room are open to the upstairs balcony, and the back porch can be accessed from the great room, master bedroom, and single dining room. A bedroom/study on the first floor can serve as a home office or guest room. Extra storage can be found in the garage, utility room, and kitchen pantry, while an enormous bonus room adds flexible living space.

Second Floor Plan of The Mahoney - European Cottage Design 1342First Floor Plan of The Mahoney - New European Cottage Design 1342


See more information on the Mahoney Plan #1342 on our website HERE

Similar plans:

The Newcastle - Cottage House Plan #994The Newcastle Plan #994 has 3 bedrooms, a formal dining room, and a similar exterior. See it here.

The Tristan Cottage Home Design #1311The Tristan Plan #1311 is a smaller home plan with a similar exterior and layout. See it here.