Modern Farmhouse Remodel Reveal

It’s REVEAL day for the Modern Farmhouse Remodel! I absolutely love getting to gut a space and rework it so it’s functional and beautiful for the family that lives there. With a gorgeous, landscaped property out in the country, they knew the inside would immediately need some work. Their love of a modern farmhouse came to life in a timeless and classic way and I’m so thrilled with this beauty… and even happier that the family loves it too! Be sure to scroll down and see the before images and side-by-side comparisons for the kitchen, great room and entry!

I’m also thrilled to share that this project was just named the 2020 ANDYZ Awards Winner for Best Multiple Residential Spaces Design. Let’s dive in!


We started with the kitchen and completely demo-ed the entire space. The home was built in 1995, and although the kitchen was good-sized, the original layout felt choppy, small, and cluttered. With a blank slate, we reworked the floor plan to include large double islands centered on the range, a full height storage and utility wall, and windows to maximize the views and natural light. We mixed the crisp black and white palette with brushed brass details in the hardware and lighting, as well as texture and organic elements in the woven counter stools, floating shelves, and natural white oak flooring.

We kept it light and fresh with quartz Calacatta countertops on the white perimeter cabinets and black island bases, along with contrasting hardware in matte black and brushed brass, and pendants that combined the finishes. Double islands provide a designated space for cooking and prep while allowing family and friends to hang out at the second eating island— the perfect solution to let them in on the action without being on top of the cook!

The white, hand-scraped ceramic backsplash adds character and dimension with charcoal grout, and the range is flanked on either side with the walk-in pantry and glass cabinet that complement the window design. The large farmhouse sink is perched in front of the black trimmed windows that overlook the outdoor patio and pool— a beautiful view from their dream kitchen!



We demo-ed the entire fireplace wall and started fresh. There used to be a built-in spot for a TV the size of Texas! You know the ones I mean– the giant, extra deep ones that your grandparents had. That one. We said adios to that dinosaur, redesigned the wall and now have a gorgeous focal point in the room. The custom black fireplace coordinates perfectly with the sconces, chandeliers and door and window frames, as well as the bench under the art to the left of the fireplace. I absolutely love the waterfall edge of the bench too! The birch logs and the flooring balance the real wood mantel, the curated shelves, subtle textures and the gorgeous greens that compliment the black and white backdrop. And that adorable little lemon tree?! It was the perfect finishing touch!



The entry sets the tone for the home with its dramatic 12′ ceiling and high contrasting black wainscot paired with a crisp white, warm woods, and brushed brass details. As soon as I saw this space, I knew I wanted to do a high black wainscot, and thankfully my clients were on board! It’s spec’d at 6’h and I love how the mirror overlaps it. The gorgeous contrast and warmth of the console is paired with the brushed brass details in the chandelier and mirror, and I chose a textured indoor/outdoor area rug for beauty and function to finish off the space!



Let’s start at the top– literally. The ceiling details come in the form of shiplap and beams, but oh man did they give us a run for our money! You never know exactly what you’ll find behind walls and such when you’re doing a project and this one had a surprise waiting for us. Initially, the ceiling I designed was completely different than this. Yup, you read that right. When we opened up the ceiling, there was a HUGE header that we could not move which meant the design had to change. This header beam wasn’t shown on any plans and logically didn’t even make sense as to why it was there, but there it was. Sometimes when you can’t eliminate a problem, you have to use it as part of the solution, which is exactly what I did in this case. We exposed it and made it part of the design by turning it into a wrapped beam and making the rest of the beams symmetrical with it. It’s the right beam you see below in the photo!

Honestly, I’m obsessed with this room. These gorgeous green velvet, cut-out chairs steal the show and the artwork makes a stunning contrast that complements all of the finishes and adds vibrancy to the space. I fell in love with the artwork when I saw it and knew it would be stretching my client’s comfort zone, but they trusted me and it’s safe to say it paid off in a big way! There’s plenty of storage with the light wood built-ins to complement the walnut table and layers of texture underfoot.



Ok, here we go! Starting in the kitchen and working our way through the other areas– what an incredible difference!




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