Last year we had the pleasure on working on a trendy modern farmhouse right here in Los Angeles. The modern farmhouse trend persists throughout the country and takes on various forms and spin-off styles like this home we recently completed. Partnering with incredible team at White Sands Coastal, we brought this modern coastal farmhouse to life. Here are some of our favorite architectural design details that make this coastal farmhouse so distinctive:
10. Stone Materials
Many designers will indicate the importance of choosing one item or material that seems out of place when compared to the rest of the space. That is what gives a home it’s designer touch. Certain stone countertops and walkways don’t necessarily scream ‘farmhouse’ but give the space an exciting luxurious, elevated (and surprising) feel.
9. Wooden Materials
Exposed wood furnishings and plank wood flooring contrasts with the stone to give the home its casual, beachy feel.
8. Ceiling Details
When working in a monochromatic palette, the ceiling is a great place to add some visual interest, drawing the eye up. Beams, shiplap, and custom millwork subtly define this home’s coastal farmhouse style.
Fireplaces are these giant holes in walls that provide great design opportunity! In this home, we kept them clean and modern. They’re extremely durable; made of cement, stone, and wood. They’re focal points that combine materials in a modern way, a motif that runs throughout the home.
6. Industrial Features
Throughout this home, the lighting & hardware in bathrooms accents the industrial design, an intrinsic feature of the modern farmhouse.
5. Farmhouse Features
You don’t have to go theme-overboard to make a statement. That said, If it doesn’t have a farmhouse sink, does it really count? 😉 Farmhouse style front and side doors really drove the theme home without being too obvious.
4. Shiplap Walls
The style made infamous by a certain HGTV couple has some designers screaming ‘is it over yet?’ But we’re here to tell you shiplap walls are here to stay, at least for a while! They may be a passe design trend in suburban homes but are an intrinsic feature of the coastal farmhouse. What makes them great is that they add direction and texture in a clean, monochromatic space.
3. Color Palette
When you’re working with a modern style, you’re likely combining a number of different designs styles, to varying degrees; some of which we’ve already mentioned: farmhouse, industrial, coastal. One of the best ways to combine design styles without making your home look like a messily-stitched patchwork quilt is to keep the palette clean and simple. The palette for this home is creamy and monochromatic with the occasional blue accent.
2. The Tiny, Shiny Design Details
House Numbers, knobs and pulls, air vent covers, and faucet hardware help break up what could otherwise be a sterile palette by adding a little shimmer. Mixing metals it always a great way to accomplish this.
1. Indoor Outdoor Living – Windows and Doors
Living at the beach is all about highlighting those fabulous coastal views! The windows and doors throughout this home are giant, floor to ceiling and easily slide to create the home’s seamless design from indoor to out. Remember: Keep it subtle. You never want design to compete with an incredible view.