As “Fixer Upper” fans continue to grow, we continue to get more and more requests for a “Farmhouse” or “Farmhouse Modern” style. Our team just installed an entire “Farmhouse Modern” house Thursday (photos and details to come later) and last week we installed a farmhouse bedroom in the real ‘farm’ town of Giddings, about an hour east of Austin.
Our couple had a mix of design styles. She likes vintage knick-knacks and farmhouse finds. He likes modern and symmetrical. No tchotchkes or ‘clutter’ for this guy. When a couple has different tastes, it can be a really wise idea to hire a moderator, or in this case, interior designer.
Our homeowners’ master bedroom was a wonderful size (lots of room!), but it felt unfinished.
The windows had blinds, but architecturally, they seemed lost in the corners. And while the room had a lot of furniture, there were still several empty areas that needed to be addressed.
On the couples wish list: A desk for mom so she could work from home, a place to sit so the adults could ‘retreat’, a gallery wall for family photos and an overall clean and restful look with blues, greens and grays.
Our drapery fabric included the blues, greens and grays the homeowner requested, so that was our jumping off point for the total room scheme.
We focused on keeping the plan symmetrical and clean lined for him and used vintage looking prints, fabrics and wood finishes for her.
I am thrilled to say both husband and wife were happy with the end result!
A sitting area for them (the TV was moved and went above the existing wood dresser)…
The red piece was replaced by this grey bobbin desk. We had a new seat cushion made for her grandmother’s chair and hung her mother’s print above the desk after we put it in a new frame.
A large basket can hold papers, cords, bags and any other clutter that makes its way into the room.
Simple, rustic wood shelves were hung and family photos placed in matching frames of different sizes. This trick creates a cohesive look for a family photo wall which can quickly look messy and unruly.
This just goes to show you can combine two completely different styles and still have both parties end up happy. It just takes some insider knowledge of interior design’s visual tricks.
And, I have to close with a quick reminder that our 10th Anniversary Sale is still on through this weekend. So hit the shop on Saturday to see what is in stock. We just got a huge delivery today of additional pieces of our private label furniture we will be excited to share photos in coming “What’s New Wednesday” blog posts!