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How to Style a Farmhouse Kitchen – Design Board

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Hello! I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile. Feature a unique design concept once a month to share what I like and how I interpret a trend. It’s a little taste of what it’s like working with a designer.

These mood boards are designed to give you the big picture of a distinct style or trend. My design mood boards should give you a selection of colors, accessories and furniture to complete your room.

The best part? I’ve done all the browsing and shopping for you. Here’s an example of the furniture and accessories I’d recommend if we’re putting together a farmhouse kitchen dining room.

farmhouse kitchen design boardHere’s the perfect touches to create the farmhouse kitchen of your Fixer Upper dreams!

Perhaps you’ve never watched Fixer Upper but you’re curious. What’s farmhouse style?

Farmhouse style is mixing rustic elements such as galvanized metals and reclaimed wood with the classic lines of updated vintage finds. This farmhouse or apron sink is a good example. It’s come a long way from a traditional farmhouse sink but it gives you the warmth of the original along with modern functionality.

The goal is to create a warm inviting space that feels as if it’s been lived in forever. Whether you live in the country or not.

Modern farmhouse style goes one step further and updates the look of time worn pieces with a more clean lined aesthetic. Think Shaker style with a contemporary twist, like these dining chairs.

shaker style chair

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Our farmhouse mood board takes neutral soft farmhouse colors and adds rustic elements like copper and galvanized metal for some texture and visual punch.

A playful deer head or antique clock is the perfect touch to add some whimsy and a focal point to your kitchen wall.

The rustic sideboard is available in several colors: Scrimshaw (shown), Surfside (blue) and Weathered Gray. Any color would work well in this color scheme.

The antique style tile could be used as backsplash only or counter to ceiling behind the range. If you choose the patterned tile as an accent wall behind the range, then use classic white subway tile as counter backsplash.

I’ve intentionally chosen the copper faucet to tie in with the copper tone in the tile. The farmhouse or apron sink in white complements a white tile backsplash but you can find sinks in rustic finishes available such as copper or galvanized metal.

To create a dramatic island or peninsula bar, consider these galvanized look dome pendant lights. At 18″ wide, you would only need 2 or at most 3 of these to light a 7-8 foot island.

Need something smaller scale? Try the 4 light pendant available in 5 different finishes. For true farmhouse style, I’d recommend Black, Silver Leaf or Rubbed Bronze.

Questions about how to use these pieces to create your farmhouse look? I’d love to hear from you!

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