Farmhouse Modern….Modern Farmhouse??

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were out doing drive-bys of houses for sale in a neighborhood we like.  We like to torture ourselves.  Like a good portion of the country, we can’t get out of the house we own right now.  Anyway, a few days later my husband innocently mentioned that there is land for sale in that neighborhood.

My head did this….

Again, this is a total pipe dream.   No matter, I still went a bit crazy mentally designing my new house.  Should it be a MCM inspired ranch, an ultra contemporary prefab,  maybe a more traditional home?  I came up with a term that defines what I really want…Modern Farmhouse.  I love rustic elements mixed with a bit industrial and modern ideas.

Some inspiration photos that make my heart beat faster –

My apologies, the next few photos have been all over design blogs.  I figured I would include them for those of you that aren’t voracious blog readers and just read mine (in that case, you are awesome).

So, cross your fingers that the Foleys win the lottery or my “Little Engine that Could” design business takes off (I think I can, I think I can) and we can afford to build something.  It would make for some interesting blogging.


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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2 Responses to Farmhouse Modern….Modern Farmhouse??

  1. loolah says:

    Firstly, I hope you get your piece of land.

    Secondly, the first picture more or less had the same effect on my head. Do you have a source for it? (I wanted very badly to see the only-just-glimpsed room with the white chair).

  2. kim says:

    Hello trying to find the beautiful large hefty pendant lights like the ones in the top photo (modern farmhouse)

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