Guest Picks: 20 Ways to Add Farmhouse Style

I’ve got farmhouse style on the brain as I’m about to move into my recently purchased 98-year-old residence, moving from town to the nation for the very first time in a couple of years. Below are a few products I’ve had my eye on that encapsulate that classic farmhouse look while maintaining a transitional modern aesthetic. — Kelly Serra in The Kitchen Designer


Modern Farmhouse Table – $1,998
I’m a newcomer to Anthropologie’s furniture line, but stopped in my tracks when I watched this rustic farmhouse table. Offset the nation feel by pairing it with a few mix and match chairs.

Green Wooden Cart – $1,695
Here’s a beautiful and practical green painted wooden cart with natural top. Throw a few stools alongside and have this serve double-duty as a breakfast nook or prep station.

Design Within Reach

Marais Counter Stool | DWR – $285
These classic Tolix stools complement nearly any room or table. Pair a couple with a rustic island or table for a dramatic juxtaposition.

Design Within Reach

Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Side Chair – $399
I love those classic seats for mixing and matching with nearly any table. The wooden dowel legs enhance the appearance and make them feel more substantial and warm.

Sub-Zero and Wolf

Sub-Zero 36″ Built-in Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator – $10,490
This fridge from Sub-Zero would seem at home in a modern farmhouse kitchen. Throw into a colander of farm fresh eggs and a glass carafe of milk and you are set.

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44-Inch Legacy Dual-Fuel Range – $5,700
Can you envision straining your farm fresh eggs on this gorgeous and striking variety? This is the actual deal in terms of both performance and aesthetics.

Vintage Tub & Bath

Apron Front Fireclay Rohl Sink
Nothing says farmhouse kitchen more than a conventional apron front sink. Here’s a classic model by Rohl that has a good bit of heft to it, curved edges, and a milky white end for that true rustic kitchen appearance.


KOHLER: K-6488: Whitehaven™ Self-Trimming™ Apron Front Single Basin Sink wit – $990
I love the farmhouse feel of a conventional apron sink but do not have the elevation below the countertop needed by most versions. Here’s a more shallow variation that may work with much more inflexible space demands while still providing that classic apron front appearance.


Blanco Meridian Semi Professional Kitchen Faucet, Chrome
I love the industrial appearance of this semi professional tap to add some interest and an edge to an otherwise conventional country kitchen.

Herbeau – Products – $1,475
As a softer alternative to the Blanco semi professional faucet, here is an option that will look great with a classic apron front sink. With no shortage of curves and a classic touch, this polished chrome model will probably be right at home in a farmhouse kitchen.

Trueform Concrete

Custom Concrete Countertops
These days, concrete is more than just an industrial floors option. Trueform elevates this pure product to tasteful heights, highlighting the mottled surface with a gentle sheen and including a sophisticated edge to any kitchen.

Vermont Woods Studios

Antique Barn Wood Armoire with 2 Bookshelves – $6,404
This rustic armoire generated from reclaimed antique barn wood is rich with history and character. Custom made from high quality, reclaimed and recycled doors, floor boards, siding and other first elements of New England’s historic barns.

Place from the kitchen to store dishware or pantry items and add an element of heat and also the unexpected.

Vermont Woods Studios

Reclaimed Antique Barn Wood 4 Door Buffet Sideboard – $6,741
Does this get any more “farmhouse” than this? The rustic buffet is made from reclaimed, recycled antique barn wood and is rich with character. This beautiful buffet is handmade with classic white walnut with a wax finish and has a top crafted of distressed soapstone. The perfect conversation piece.

Kelly Donovan
I love this inspired, created in the USA, eco-friendly cabinetry. Designed with classic clean lines and vulnerable tenon joinery, these pieces are intended to work with a multitude of aesthetics.

Friendship Glassybaby – $40
I’ve long been a fan of those luminescent candle holders at the richest colors I’ve seen. Pool together a bunch in a similar colour scheme or varying as shown in the images to create immense heat and ambiance in any room.

Dash & Albert Rug Company

Tattersall Aqua/Green Woven Cotton Rug – $30
This joyful rug will brighten up any room, and would look fantastic layered over wide plank rustic wood floors.

Barn Light Electric Company

Ivanhoe® Sinclair Porcelain Pendant – $175
Two of those porcelain pendant lamps located above a large rustic dining table will surely add a classic farmhouse feel. Conversely, you could set them in a modern, glossy kitchen to add a little “country heat.”

Urban Archaeology

Cargo Pendant – $3,400
Love the appearance of those iconic kitchen pendant lighting illuminating a island or sink. I’d love to buy 2 of these for over my farmhouse table at the middle of my eat… when funding was no object, that is!


Farmer’s Market Basket, Small Square – $14
How apropos to serve a bushel of fresh berries in this cute ceramic farmer’s market basket. Modeled to seem like the conventional cardboard blueberry pints, there’s finally a way to maintain that farm fresh produce look over time.


Antiqued Bird Mirror – $98
Loving this vintage-inspired simple mirror with a whimsical bird perched atop. I’m imagining it in my daughter’s nursery, or when I’m feeling selfish, in my foyer. Complementary of a number of aesthetics, this mirror will be at home in almost any space.

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