The modern farmhouse trend and why we love it
Created by: Federica Chacón
If you were here for Adele’s release of her latest album “30” and the iconic interview she did with Vogue in her home, then you probably have an idea of what modern farmhouse design is. This trend fully came into fashion around 2020 and it’s inspired by houses especially in the US countryside. This style is an amazing medley of cozy and practical elements mixed with some more modern touches that bring it into this day and age, and make it very trendy.
Originally, it was inspired by folks that would grow food for themselves and a bit more to sell in the farmer’s markets. These houses had a practical charm to them, lots of connection with nature and organic elements and simple, not overly decorated styles. All of this yielded a very cozy aesthetic which makes house designs feel homey and warm.
This concept was taken by the best residential architects –more so in the United States– and redesigned to keep the warmth and coziness while taking into account the needs of modern comfort for more contemporary home designs.
Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck in Elle
Photo by Athena Calderone in Elle
With this style, minimal interiors are a must, a mixture of clean lines, sleek design, brushed metals, neutral palettes and a few organic elements to keep with the snug vibes. This way, you can keep the best aspects of the farmhouse style while still looking up to date and modern.
Anna Beeber, Partner at Champalimaud Design tells Home and Gardens: “Today, the modern farmhouse is a celebration of the historic form, updated with interiors that embrace a contemporary design perspective (...) The relationship between the old and the new must be considered and work in tandem with one another – the harmony is essential”.
If you saw Adele’s interview with Vogue you probably got a glimpse of what this style can look like, with organic elements, farmhouse architecture and modern touches. She told Vogue that when she moved to L.A. she wanted a house with “fresh air and somewhere where I could see the sky” that reminded her of the English countryside, of home.
This style is definitely for those looking for comfort, warmth, peace and a little hint of home in their own houses. The ideal impact of this specific home plan is to serve as a way of escape, a sanctuary from the real world where you can recharge and connect, reminding us of simpler times.