May 6, 2024

Old Farmhouse to Rustic Modern Renovation

Old Farmhouse to Rustic Modern Renovation

In the heart of the valley, nestled near rolling orchard fields and whispering trees, stood an old farmhouse steeped in history. With its rustic charm, it was a relic of a bygone era, but within its walls lay the potential for transformation. 

Join us on a captivating journey as we chronicle this remarkable before and after renovation in Yakima, WA and the process of turning this aged treasure into a stunning rustic modern abode with an open floor concept.

From Render to Reality

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Discovery and Inspiration

During the initial stages of the renovation journey, where the history of the farmhouse sparked inspiration, we explored the allure of its rustic character and the vision that ignited the desire to breathe new life into its timeworn structure. From the client scouring design magazines to collecting inspiration on Pinterest boards, every step was guided by a passion for blending the farmhouse's heritage with modern sensibilities.

Planning and Preparation

Behind the scenes, our team was involved in meticulous planning and preparation as we set the stage for the renovation process. Architects, TANNA BY DESIGN designers, and contractors collaborated to craft a comprehensive plan that honored the farmhouse's history while envisioning its future as a rustic modern haven. From structural assessments to zoning permits, each detail was carefully considered to ensure a seamless transformation.

Demolition and Reconstruction

We witnessed the dramatic evolution of the farmhouse as demolition and reconstruction commenced. Walls were torn down to create an open floor concept, allowing for fluid transitions between living spaces. Old, worn-out features were replaced with modern amenities, yet elements of the farmhouse's original character were preserved and repurposed, breathing new life into the space.

Embracing Rustic Modern Design

Here, we explored the design principles that guided the renovation process, blending rustic elements with modern aesthetics to achieve a harmonious balance. Natural materials such as reclaimed wood and stone were juxtaposed with sleek finishes and clean lines, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with a contemporary edge. From statement lighting fixtures to custom-built furniture, every detail was thoughtfully curated to reflect the farmhouse's newfound identity.

Unveiling the Transformation

In the final stage, we revealed the breathtaking transformation of the old farmhouse into a rustic modern haven. Through stunning kitchen remodel in Yakima before-and-after photographs, we share the culmination of months of hard work and dedication. From the spacious open-concept living area to the oversized-functional kitchen and inviting bar and pantry, the farmhouse has been reborn as a sanctuary where past meets present in perfect harmony.

Project Close

As the journey of renovation came to a close, we reflected on the transformative power of design and the timeless beauty of preserving history while embracing modernity. The old farmhouse, once weathered and worn, now stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of rustic modern design—a place where memories are made, and dreams take flight.



'Rustic modern' is an interior design style that blends the warmth and charm of rustic elements with the clean lines and simplicity of modern design. It's a harmonious fusion of old and new, where natural materials, textures, and earthy tones are juxtaposed with sleek finishes and contemporary accents. Here's a breakdown of some key characteristics:

  1. Natural Materials: Rustic modern spaces often feature a lot of natural materials such as wood, stone, and metal. These materials bring warmth and texture to the space, contributing to its cozy and inviting atmosphere.
  2. Clean Lines: While rustic design tends to be associated with more organic and rough-hewn forms, the modern element introduces clean lines and minimalistic aesthetics. This creates a balanced look that feels both sophisticated and down-to-earth.
  3. Neutral Color Palette: The color palette in rustic modern interiors is typically neutral, with earthy tones like beige, taupe, gray, and white dominating the space. These colors provide a serene backdrop for the natural textures and materials to shine.
  4. Mix of Old and New: Rustic modern design embraces the juxtaposition of old and new elements. You might find vintage or antique furniture pieces alongside sleek, contemporary furnishings, creating a sense of eclectic charm.
  5. Functional Design: Modern design principles emphasize functionality and practicality, and this aspect is evident in rustic modern interiors as well. Furniture pieces are often chosen for their clean lines and ergonomic design, ensuring that the space is not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional.
  6. Statement Pieces: To add visual interest and personality to the space, rustic modern interiors often incorporate statement pieces such as bold artwork, sculptural lighting fixtures, or unique accent furniture. These pieces serve as focal points and contribute to the overall aesthetic of the room.
  7. Natural Light: Maximizing natural light is important in rustic modern design to enhance the feeling of openness and airiness. Large windows, skylights, and strategically placed mirrors are common features used to bring in ample daylight and create a seamless connection with the outdoors.

Overall, rustic modern interior design strikes a perfect balance between the warmth and character of rustic style and the clean, minimalist aesthetic of modern design, resulting in spaces that are both cozy and chic.

A Thank You Note From Our Client

well worth the investment & extremely easy

We were stuck on a layout for the living room, kitchen, dining room and another family room  remodel. How could we best use this space for our large family? We shared what our challenges were, what we dreamed of it being and Tanna helped us get that on paper. She walked us through the process with the architect and the way she organized the process was helpful to reduce stress and made decision making so easy. She has a gift of visual clarity that we didn't have. We depended on her for 90% of the purchases and design elements, thus allowing us not to worry I didn't make the right decision. She was there all along the 6 month process. Getting cabinets ordered, flooring, countertops, tile etc. picked out and ordered made the project go smoothly. There wasn't an issue with any of the vendors we used. We would definitely recommend you taking the time to talk with her, well worth the investment.

Brent & Jana A. - Yakima, WA

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