Modern urban farms are keywords for home design that are very popular today, as the natural aesthetic environment is very much in tune with being connected to Mother Earth and being respectful of her compassion. Growing up on farms and being surrounded by nature, incorporating wood and rustic furniture is a natural progression of the farmhouse decorating style.
The rustic, warm and secluded cottages are filled with the informal charm of an inhabited village. Designers take elements of old world architecture, mix with practical and modern accessories, making for a statement piece. The modern farmhouse aesthetic takes the front porch and makes it whimsical with a handcrafted swing with flowers and peacock details. Whether a triple arch spans the entire front porch of the house, or you have a small, enclosed one, a front porch is a beautiful farmhouse touch.
Create a fresh collected look that wears out over time. Use a mix of colors and vary the aged carved wood cabinets to create an atmosphere brought together over time. Keep the windows open so you can see the grasses and fresh flowers blooming. Farm life is centered around the kitchen, so have plenty of storage and seating space. An antique door created into a dining table with a glass top and ox cart benches add to the rustic charm of the village.
Find an old steel bathroom sink and turn a rustic dresser into a vanity. Reclaimed old doors are used to make these chests and they are very earth friendly. Some have metals like iron and brass that will balance the energy in the room by grounding the negative ions in the ground. An antique window frame with iron accents was used to make a mirror. Run a simple sari curtain in place of cabinet doors to cover storage without stripping away the rough textures of old woods.
Combine the new with the old. The glass shower in the bathroom disappears into the stone wall. The carved tree of life barn door adds softness to this rustic room. Exposed beams and a carved natural stone Buddha statue convey the Zen vibe with a waterfall behind and many broad-leaved palm trees accentuate the white stone walls. Exposed plumbing and electrical conduits run parallel to cabinets. Primitive lanterns and old ceiling fans with a utilitarian twist hang from the exposed rafters. Rustic handcrafted cabinets provide additional storage and also add old-world sophistication to the room.