Modern Take On The Classic Farmhouse


This modern farmhouse is one of my favorite home tours these days striking the difficult balance of practical and pretty. It's structured spaces are filled with character and vintage details while still looking livable. I am taking a lot of inspiration from the way this home has been able to put a modern take on a classic. It captures my favorite design tactic by mixing unassuming styles like a rustic farmhouse table and modern lucite chairs.

Located in West Virginia, this home tour feature is from H2 Design and Build. (Their whole portfolio is truly amazing!) I'll go room by room to show you guys this incredible house starting with...

The Kitchen + Breakfast Nook

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This design is simple and classic but somehow still feels more modern than other homes I've seen with similar finishes. The matte subway tile and stainless steel accents make the stove blend in seamlessly.

Stainless steel accents continue in the breakfast nook on the table legs and light fixture. I wish they had shared a full situation photo of the kitchen! I love the shiplap walls, wire chairs and patterns at play here.

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Dining Area

The dining area is my next favorite part of the house and one that has stopped me in my tracks before on Pinterest. I just love the way the lucite chairs clash and complement the rustic table at the same time. I am also a big fan of mixing and matching chairs (you may have noticed that in our dining room). The bigger chairs should always frame the table from the head and foot of it.

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Family Room

I'm going to assume this is their family room that connects the open dining room and the kitchen, but that's totally a guess (and how I would want it). Lots of great design style mixing here with the spindle legged antique desk, vintage mason jars and modern floor lamp.

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Master Bedroom

A nice way to frame the bed and make the color scheme feel cohesive is to pull the colors into a mix medium gallery wall. This also helps tie the mix and match nightstands together and I'm sure solve for uneven spacing on each side of the bed. Bigger bed > matching nightstands in my book.

Master Bathroom

I assumed this gorgeous marble clad bathroom is the master, but I could be wrong. Regardless it is gorgeous how they've brought a busy marble patterned tile halfway up the wall and mixed it with a hex floor tile.

Kid's Rooms + Bathroom

I love that wallpaper is really coming back. Growing up my room had a statement wall with wallpaper so it feels nostalgic to me on-point with what I think of when it comes to kids rooms. The spindle twin beds are a nice nod to more a more traditional style.



Builder: H2 Design + Build Architectural / Interior Designer: Katie Hackworth for H2 Architect: Ben Trogdon Architects Landscape Architect: Beers-Withington Landscape Architecture

Photo Credit: Belathée Photography