Monday, August 29, 2011

Farmhouse with a Contemporary Twist

I am so pleased to have a guest here today at Willow Wisp.  While I spend today recovering from a week long camping trip, and preparing for the munchkins starting school this week, I am happy to present to you Jennifer, at Design Shuffle:

Hi all! I’m Jennifer and I write for Design Shuffle, a social media site that chronicles the work of top interior designers around the world. I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and more. I was thrilled when I heard I'd be writing for the fabulous blog Willow Wisp Cottage, and even more excited to be covering some gorgeous modern-day farmhouses. I hope you enjoy it!

The perfect mix of old and new is a farmhouse with a contemporary twist - the architecture and materials of decades past, including cathedral ceilings and exposed wood, looks stylish when paired with modern light fixtures, streamlined furniture and bold colours. Looking for some more farmhouse interior design ideas? Read on...
All-inclusive guest room via DesignShoot
There is something so over-the-top-charming about this multi-level guest bedroom design, with a cozy sleeping area and sunken bathroom separated by a short open staircase. The overhead track lighting fixtures as well as the matching floor lamps give the space an updated look.
Living room steeple via Home Interior Design
This striking living room design idea has expansive windows and a wood steeple of sorts, connecting the farmhouse feel with the beauty of the surrounding woods. Modern ceiling lights are also a great touch to bring this home into 2011.
A room with a view via Home Design Inspiration
The sleek furniture and abstract artwork are a part of  "the now," but the exposed wood beams of this turn-of-the-century farmhouse is a lovely part of "the then."
Bathing beauty via Pokypoky
Everything about this contemporary bathroom design is rustic, particularly the original wood of the adjacent wall - however, the distinctly angular bathtub gives it away that this is a very avant-garde space.
Rustic workspace via Increaseroom
We can't get enough of this breathtaking kitchen - you barely even notice the chic modern-day chocolate brown cabinetry with such incredibly fabulous stone walls and ceiling.
Country cookin' via Office Furniture Plan
What chef (or chef wannabe) wouldn't love cooking in this spacious farmhouse kitchen? The latch-handles on the cabinetry look distinctly dated whereas the ceiling lights are retro with contemporary flair.
Bold black and white via devule
Black and white is always in, even when it's a fashionable den design in a decades-old farmhouse. The matching lamps are the perfect finishing touch.
Beam me up! via NewHouseOfArt
Minimalism was all there was in olden times, and despite the low furniture and very modern fireplace, this stark living room with exposed wood beams give off the appearance that it's from the 19th century.

This post comes courtesy of Design Shuffle, where you can find top tier interior designs from around the world – from New York interior designers, Los Angeles interior designers, and more, check out the latest at Design Shuffle.

Thank you so much, Jennifer, for the wonderful guest post! I'm off to check out some more great ideas and inspiration at Design Shuffle!

I'll be back soon with some updates in the master bedroom and dining room!

3 comments:

designchic said...[Reply to comment]

Would love a farmhouse, but I too would need the modern conveniences. Love the white kitchen and the black and white family room...fabulous!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

While I've never been a fan of contemporary furnishings, I do love this mix of old and new. Awesome post!

Inspire Me Heather said...[Reply to comment]

Great post Andrea and Jennifer! Sure gives me some things to think about, it's all gorgeous though!