cosy family room

I love the Modern Farmhouse style that is so popular today because it has a casual lived in look that is perfect for families.

modern farmhouse style




Here are my 5 must have items that you need to get this look in your home

Timber Flooring 1/

I absolutely love timber flooring because it looks great but it is also hard wearing and it has a timeless quality. My favourite flooring to get the Modern Farmhouse look is an oak board as the grain is gorgeous and it has some imperfections like knots. There are some really beautiful engineering flooring available and my favourites are shown below.

oak floorboards

Rustic Furniture 2/

Choose furniture that is made from recycled timber so it has a rustic look. I also like to have furniture that is a mix of timber and metal like the console shown below as it helps to keep the look more modern.

Rustic console

Metal Chandelier 3/

Metal chandeliers are perfect feature lights for this look and I love using them above dining tables, above kitchen island benches and in living areas. Lighting makes a huge difference to a home and I think it is definitely worth investing in beautiful chandeliers to personalise your home and create a welcoming look. These are a few of my favourites.


Open Shelving 4/

Open shelving is a great choice in a Modern Farmhouse kitchen and it adds interest to the space. I like shelving that is a bit industrial looking with metal and timber like this one shown below.



open shelving

Traditional Rugs 5/

To create a lived in look I like to use traditional rugs that have a worn look. I think these help to add personality to a space and they create a cosy feel.


traditional rugs

interior designer nearby hawthorn

I am loving the trend to use aged brass and gold for accessories and furniture and I think its so elegant. It could be as easy as adding a stylish gold drinks cart to your lounge room or a beautiful mirror. Other ways to incorporate the trend are with side tables, lighting and accessories like handles on furniture pieces. I love it and below are some of my favourite pieces.


I always love designing with blue and especially navy blue so its great to see it being used more and more in designs recently. Navy blue has a timeless quality that is so elegant and when you mix it with gold or brass accessories or furniture you have a winning combination.


I hope you are inspired to decorate with navy blue and gold or brass.


Andrea xx