As you know, I am a sucker for Farmhouse style.  Maybe it is because my mom grew up on a farm so the influence has always been there.  Or, maybe it’s because I am obsessed with Fixxer Upper and Joanna Gaines’ style!  But, whatever it is, I love the look.  But my husband likes things a little more modern, so trying to blend our styles took some time for me to figure out.

Today, Amy Spagnola from LuxeDecor, is sharing how to blend contemporary and quaint elements for a cozy yet functional abode.  When LuxeDecor launched in 2009, the company had only two employees and a single mission: to exceed expectations for premium quality, luxury home furniture, and an exemplary online ordering experience.  Over the years they’ve experienced continued growth, and owe that to our incredible customer service team.  Believing that people are our biggest asset, they’ve carefully assembled an extremely knowledgeable and experienced customer service team that’s dedicated to assisting our customers with an “ask me anything” attitude.

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Modern Meets Farmhouse

Many homeowners aren’t sure how to decorate their homes to create a stylish and country-inspired dwelling.  While farmhouse elements can be rustic and charming, not all homestead décor blends easily into a modern aesthetic.

Here are a few ideas for creating a space that is contemporary and chic without losing the cozy.

Kitchen Plates

Open Displays

A cottage kitchen relies on down-to-earth displays and drawers.  From open shelving to built-in plate racks to exposed basket drawers, a farmhouse culinary hub focuses on showcasing spices, produce and plateware.

Farm Sink

Combining fashion and function, a single or double bowl farmhouse sink in marble, copper or steel keeps a kitchen feeling fresh and traditional.  An antique faucet helps a sink retain a vintage vibe that is on point for a homey kitchen.

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Decorative Accents

From aged milk cans to signs on reclaimed wood, there are tons of options for decorative accents and accessories to style a modern but farmhouse-friendly space.  French country décor works well as do distressed jars, watering can vases and vintage ceramic pieces like corn salt and pepper shakers or a rooster paper towel holder.

Warehouse Lighting

Pendant lighting makes an eating area feel warm and welcoming.  Wire, fisherman and cage hanging lights work well to add decorative flair and edginess to a contemporary country cottage kitchen.


Wood Island

A butcher block island is a natural fit for a farmhouse kitchen.  Recycled pine or reclaimed wood also works as a sturdy spot for preparing meals. Browns, buttermilk and barn wood shades are the ideal colors for a culinary island.

Stylish Stools

For styling a casual but elegant space, an unusual or unique kitchen bar stool is ideal.  From industrial to wicker to carved, the aim is to create a cohesive and inviting kitchen space with the right seating.  Backless, woven and wire stools also work well for giving guests a landing spot in a contemporary farmhouse kitchen.

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I love all these tips!  As we were setting up to remodel our kitchen, we followed a lot of these tips, including some warehouse lighting and the farmhouse sink!  Thank you so much Amy, for sharing your tips for how to blend contemporary and quaint elements for a cozy yet functional abode!