May 17, 2023
You’ve heard the saying ‘stick to your roots’ or maybe ‘do what you do best’ or how about ‘be your authentic self’ … welp, we have not only heard these phrases we are living them. While our signature niche of modernizing the traditional farmhouse style with an updated country look continues…we realize the terminology may be changing a bit.
One of our favorite blogs ‘Modern Ranch for the Farmhouse Hipster’ clearly defines our brand and could easily translate into the current industry buzz of ‘hipstoric,' which is defined as a place that's historic in nature and redesigned to look hipster or a place that's totally hipster and designed to look historic.
We welcome that our modern farmhouse vibe with hints of industrial aesthetics lends itself to an urban energy. All along we have believed that more is more! With many layers, textures, ample accents and loads of art. Our designs create warm, inviting, playful moments without going over the top, which we consider a curated maximalist style. One that prides itself on plenty of interest and vitality.
So, when you hear that our beloved modern farmhouse style is on the way out, remember that this aesthetic is rooted in every approachable, balanced, organic and causal room you see.
Our current Countryside Equestrian Project boasts the trending rustic traditional direction. With a nod to English Country, this farmhouse design combines the old and new, mixing modern pieces and antique furniture with rough and ready European elements that everyone is gravitating towards. Truly, a hipstoric farmhouse with a curated maximalist style.
In line with the current minimal maximalism trend, we will continue to showcase a somewhat monochromatic palette with off white tones in our projects and an open floor plan with loads of light. Balancing our spaces with exposed beams, handcrafted dark wood surfaces, woodsy paint accents, leather upholstery and brass hardware will be our trademark. And as always, and very popular today, you will see a plethora of antiques and vintage pieces throughout our design plans.
In summary, our style includes rustic furniture and decor with an organic modern twist. Influences of history and nature, old and new, pairing client mementos with a contemporary chandelier for example. Layers and texture with comfy velvets, copper accents and bronzed patina. Points of interest with gallery walls and special pieces showing signs of use. Classic yet cozy with earthy neutrals, not fussy but definitely luxe - think gold standard. Think Modern Farmhouse!
Additional photos from this project.
As part of our multi-step TBD TECHNIQUE process, we manage our larger, kitchen design projects with a TBD Specification Book. And, who doesn’t like detailed step-by-step instructions? Well, we can tell you the clients we work for and the contractors we partner with certainly do!! From beginning to end, start to finish, soup to nuts, inception to completion, this comprehensive collection of selections and documentation is five stars.
The ‘SPEC BOOK,’ as we fondly refer to it, will walk through every aspect of the project that we have discussed with our clients, providing a Finish Schedule, including specification sheets, elevations, and more!