How to Create a Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Here It Goes!

I figure right now is just a best a time as any to start my blog.  I'm writing this with no fancy camera and no professional guidance with the hopes of looking back at this one day and thinking, "And that's how it all began." I figure we all want to start something we love one day but the hardest part is just starting it, so today taking the plunge! I hope you enjoy this evolution with me. 

 My Little Family :)

My Little Family :)

 I'm looking forward to sharing my life with you all throughout this journey but let me start out with who I am- I  am a mother, wife  E-designer and event designer. I have the luxury of working from my living room and the pleasure of spending my days with my 1 year old baby girl in my LuLaRoe's, while creating beautiful spaces for my clients across the US. While being home with my daughter and my zoo (5 year old lab and 2 crazy cats) is fantastic, I feel like I have so much to share in the design world for every day women that are looking for helpful tips and tricks as to where to purchase affordable, stylish pieces to complete their home. I wanted to have a place that all you DIY Designers could go for inspiration and design advice to spruce you your house from the eye of a designer and bargain shopper who's job is to source products you can buy your self at reasonable prices.  I know there are a million blogs out there like this but I think I offer a unique perspective and a fun bonus for you. You'll find out more below.

 

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So, being an E-designer is kind of a newer thing in the Interior Design industry. I started doing this exclusively 3 years ago and have had the privilege of seeing the evolution first hand and its only getting cooler as time goes on! I have worked with people across the country on every room of the house. I know that e-design is the future of this industry because as cheesy as it may sound- everyone deserves to live in a beautiful home weather your budget is $500 or $100,000 and E-design provides that.  A lot of my clients have a good eye but don't necessarily know where to find products from, so I like to provide a few choices from various collection of pieces and let them choose their favorites. I find that providing a few pieces from my curated selections that can be blended together to create a cohesive design gives my clients the liberty to design their own style and space with out feeling overwhelmed.  For all my collaborations for my clients that literally have no clue where to start, I create visuals and tweak the design until they love everything. Some people just know what they don't like when they see it and have a hard time expressing it before hand.  E-design is so cool because you get to work with all different types of people and in the end know that you changed the way they live in their home.

Something you will not find with traditional design is the ability to purchase items with a discount off retail without working directly with that designer on an entire design.  My goal is to give you the best price available so I offer a discount off retail for all eligible items I include in my blog posts. Find out more below.


Shameless plug before I get to the fun stuff, if you want to start a project with me to get your house holiday ready I'd love to work with you! 


For those of you that follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you have seen my most recent Modern Farmhouse series of my favorite pieces that you can piece together to create your own look.  As an added bonus I would love to extend a percentage of my Trade Discount to you if you order through me.  I am simply out to save you some money if I can.  If you are interested in ordering please message me for details!

Here are some links to the pieces I've been sharing. I really hope that they complete your space just in time for the Holiday's!  Today I'm adding pieces for your Living room and at the end I put together my favorite pieces to create one cozy living room! Stay tuned for other rooms of your house. 

THE MODERN FARMHOUSE COLLECTION

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Accent Chairs

I love a nicely made neutral accent chair that adds visual interest through either a contrasting color, nailhead trim or soft tufts. 

Top Left to Right:

Rustic Blue Accent Chair With Wood Frame- No longer available

Grey Tailored Armchair

Uttermost 23095 Willa Armchair, Steel Gray

Uttermost Armstead Antique White Armchair

Reese Studio Indigo High-Back Accent Chair

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Coffee Table

Mixing materials in your coffee table or finding a unique shape adds a lot to the focal point of the room.  These options are some of my favorites because they are all super unique.  Everyone gravitates towards the expected box frame but I like to shake things up a little bit!

Top Left to Right:

East at Main Brunswick Brown Mahogany Round Coffee Table- No longer available

Orient Express Furniture Bella Antique 30.5'' Round Clover Smoke Gray Coffee Table

Skylar Coffee Table

Fields Weathered Brown Coffee Table

Aimee Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Magnussen Home O Brian Rectangular Concrete and Wood Cocktail Table with Casters in Aged Zinc and Distressed Ash

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Pattern Rugs

Not only does the coffee table set the tone for a unique architectural element, but the rug really ties the room together (As "The Dude" one said).  Neutral with a tone on tones are a nice elegant touch or color palette that tie the scheme together can really ground the space. 

Top Left to Right:

(Prices vary dependent on size)

Brandt Machine Woven Gray/White Area Rug

Magnolia Home Everly Light Blue Rug

Vintage Damaris Grey 7 ft. 10 in. x 10 ft. 10 in. Area Rug

Marco Woven Jute Soumack Rug- Juniper  

Double Arabesque Trellis Rug

Safavieh Mirage Handmade Ivory/ Silver Viscose Distressed Rug 

 

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Media Console

I like to contrast the coffee table or end tables with my selection in the tv console.  If you go with a wood coffee table add a painted console piece. This piece is one that you can really have fun with- mix materials or find a bold pattern.  Give it some character, were all staring at the tv anyway!

Grey Wood Caleb Media Stand

Karlo 65" TV Stand  

Keeblen Grayish Brown Extra Large TV Stand- No longer available. 

Lancaster II Antique Brown Modern Farmhouse Entertainment Center with Piers

Industrial Tool Chest 4- Door Media

Chevron Wood Storage Cabinet

 

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Sofas

LOVEEE those clean lines.  The sofa is really just a neutral backdrop for your pops of pillows so find something that you can park you but on/ lay down comfortably or sit and entertain. Either way make sure the piece has elegant crisp lines!

Top from Left to Right:

Cameron Sofa 

Jeffrey Queen Sleeper Sofa in White

 Vivian Sofa

Delphine Sofa- No longer available. 

Clyde Park Oslo Linen Nailhead Trim Sofa

Wall Decor

Everyone knows what they like and dislike in their artwork- its such a great landscape to add your personality. I always suggest adding personal touches weather it be a gallery wall of your family or travel photos- or pieces you have collected on your vacations.  I have included rustic pieces in this collection that make great additions to those pieces. 

$79.99 Jessie Rustic Arrow Shadowbox

$38.21 Home Sweet Home Sign

$99.99 Abstract Landscape Framed Canvas Art Print- No longer available. 

$49.99  "Indigo Tile II" 17-Inch x 17-Inch Print Wall Art 

$34.99 "Indigo Tile I" 17-Inch x 17-Inch Print Wall Art  

$151.80 Stamped Metal  Burlap Wall Art 

$125 36" farmhouse clock with white finish and Roman numerals 

$129.99 Triptych Wall Panel- No longer available. 


The Finished Look!

Now let's put it all together and just add accessories! In this finished look I've created a cozy modern farmhouse living room and incorporated elements from the boards above as well as some finishing touches and personal elements. I've added a light colored sofa paired with a contrasting blue vintage rug. The tufted accent chairs add a refined farmhouse elegance to the design.  The curtains are simple sheer panels with a medallion print for a slight pop off the neutral wall color. The shades are a natural fiber woven shades to add depth to the window. There is a beautiful shiplap accent wall behind the tv wall for character in the space. 

These are my favorite pieces, what do you choose for your modern farmhouse???

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