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This Rustic Farmhouse Inspo Will Have You Dreaming of Country Living

This Rustic Farmhouse Inspo Will Have You Dreaming of Country Living

Even if you're a city slicker

Written by –
Jess Ng
on April 26th 2019
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

Distressed textures, breezy shiplap and old-school charm can mean only one thing: rustic farmhouse chic. But what if you’re more into city living than country twee? Well luckily for you, the latest incarnation of rusticity combines farmhouse darling with minimalist sleek. Think wood beams juxtaposed with white walls and a discerningly curated approach to styling. Keep scrolling to see the very best of modern rustic farmhouse decor.

Modern Rustic Farmhouse Decor

Gray Matters

Rustic lodge was the starting point for this Leanne Ford kitchen design.

Rustic Farmhouse Decor: Lodge-inspired kitchen with wood beams and industrial accents |
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The beams are an obvious homage to the humble farmhouse, yet cool metallic accents add polish to the pastoral theme. Slate floors and custom concrete counter tops adhere to the textural requirements of rusticity, all the while introducing a contemporary industrial touch to the final look.

Escape to the Country

A cursory nosy of The Estate Trentham on Instagram reveals that the barn is the most popular of its spaces. However, it’s the interiors of the main house which has us green with envy.

Embodying cottage chic with a Scandinavian twist, white-washed walls meet pops of grungy texture. There’s a real back-to-basics feel to the property, which makes a refreshing change to the highly styled looks of bigger hotels. Overall, the estate taps into the millennial lust for whimsy – and we’ve fallen hook, line and sinker.

Farm Fresh

A pitched wood ceiling and exposed brick wall speaks to the rustic beginnings of the newly restored Seville Homestead.

Rustic Farmhouse Decor: Scandinavian-inspired rustic living room with pitched ceiling and white brick wall |
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Nevertheless, a thoroughly modern palette of crisp white, soft gray and pine makes it clear we’re not in the 70’s anymore. Big windows and lightweight furnishings are musts for ensuring this space is filled with light.

Roman Holiday

In this entryway design by Jute, aged wood and pale terracotta walls immediately brings to mind the warm farmhouse aesthetic of the Mediterranean.

A steel-frame door introduces a taste of the big city to this Sonoma County abode. Pro tip: for instant rustic vibes, look to fresh blooms housed in wicker basket planters.

Cold Mountain

As we wait in eager anticipation for the full reveal of Emily Henderson’s Mountain House retreat, our attention is firmly fixed upon the finished kitchen. Trust us, it’s a beauty.

Rustic Farmhouse Decor: Lodge-inspired kitchen with reclaimed wood island and modern fixtures |
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Henderson describes this space as a ‘rustic-modern-Scandinavian-contemporary-minimalist-kitchen’, and we can’t think of a better way to sum up today’s incarnation of rustic farmhouse decor. The contrast of the black reclaimed wood island is a highlight, adding contemporary style and depth to the space, anchoring the room. We also love the unusual decision to put the sink in the middle of the kitchen. What a clever way to put a new spin on tradition!

What do you think of this new breed of rustic farmhouse decor?


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