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Neutral Modern Farmhouse Kitchen & Bathroom

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen. The overall concept for the home is “Modern Farmhouse” and the designer's goal was to capture the charm, texture, and classic feel of a traditional farmhouse and incorporate that in to a more modern floor plan and design concept. In this modern farmhouse kitchen, the designer's most favorite element is the wood paneled hood. It took a little convincing on her part to get the homeowner to see her vision, but I think we all can agree that it was well worth it. Take a look and take notes on the designer's insights and tips on how to design a neutral modern farmhouse kitchen.

 


Sometimes when a renovation is not possible, the best you can do to create your dream is by building it from the ground up and this is exactly what happened in this home designed by the talented interior designer Kate Lester from Kate Lester Interiors. The homeowner purchased an existing home on the lot which was just too small and in need of some major TLC. After assessing all of the costs to remodel and add on square footage it was determined it would be a better investment to just demo the house and start from scratch.

The overall concept for the home is “Modern Farmhouse” and the designer’s goal was to capture the charm, texture, and classic feel of a traditional farmhouse and incorporate that into a more modern floor plan and design concept. In this modern farmhouse kitchen, the designer’s most favorite element is the wood paneled hood. It took a little convincing on her part to get the homeowner to see her vision, but I think we all can agree that it was well worth it.

Take a look and take notes on the designer’s insights and tips on how to design a neutral modern farmhouse kitchen and bathroom.

 

Neutral Modern Farmhouse Kitchen & Bathroom

Reclaimed kitchen hood. The wood accent on the range hood is incredibly eye catching and this was where the designer was really able to tie in the concept of the “Modern Farmhouse”. Here, the designer tell us more about the hood: "Our initial design direction was to use reclaimed barn wood to panel the hood and back of the hutch as an accent. However, when I visited the job site as the flooring was being installed, I realized I loved it so much I wanted to use that same cerused oak instead to tie it all together. Best of all, there was no additional cost because there we were able to use the leftover flooring material!

The wood accent on the range hood is incredibly eye catching and this was where the designer was really able to tie in the concept of the “Modern Farmhouse”. Here, the designer tell us more about the hood: “Our initial design direction was to use reclaimed barn wood to panel the hood and back of the hutch as an accent. However, when I visited the job site as the flooring was being installed, I realized I loved it so much I wanted to use that same cerused oak instead to tie it all together. Best of all, there was no additional cost because there we were able to use the leftover flooring material!”  Isn’t it a brilliant idea?

Paint Color

Modern Farmhouse kitchen. The shaker style cabinetry was made in walnut, and painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Decorators White”. This is one of the designer's favorite whites because it reflects the natural light so beautifully and looks really fresh in a kitchen. Modern white Farmhouse kitchen. Modern Farmhouse kitchen with white cabinets. #ModernFarmhouse #FarmhouseKitchen #Whitefarmhousekitchen Kate Lester Interiors

The shaker style cabinetry was made in walnut, and painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Decorators White”. This is one of the designer’s favorite whites because it reflects the natural light so beautifully and looks really fresh in a kitchen.

When asked about the advantage of having the cabinets reach the ceiling, the designer says this is something she does in pretty much every kitchen she designs: “When cabinets stop short of the ceiling there is always that dead space that people tend to fill with bad faux plants and tchotchkes. So we always design an extra cabinet to utilize that space for storage or display. In this case we used a seeded glass door to add interest and draw your eye up. Another excellent reason to take the cabinets all the way to the ceiling is to trick the eye to make the space feel larger, and ceilings appear higher than they really are”, she explains.

Kitchen Dimensions: Approx 350 sq ft.

Lighting: Restoration Hardware Vintage Barn Collection.

Kitchen Island

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 The island is painted in a beautiful Gray-ish Taupe color by Farrow and Ball called Old White. The designer wanted the island to be large enough to include a prep sink, additional storage cabinets, and a beverage fridge. She also designed it to accommodate seating for up to 4, so the kids could do homework, play games, or it could be used as a space for a buffet while entertaining.  The wood paneling was a nod to a traditional farmhouse look while the gray paint gave it a slight pop of color and contrast.

Countertop: The designer wanted to introduce a bit of modern luxury to this farmhouse kitchen, so she went with a gorgeous Cararra Marble for the island countertop. To add contrast and durability to the surrounding countertops, she selected a charcoal colored Quartz. It is a great counterpoint to all of the white and really draws your eye to the black grouted backsplash.

Subway Tile: Daltile White Ceramic Subway Tile.

Range: Thermador Range.

To Eat & To Live

Old White No. 4 from Farrow and Ball. Pale grey paint color. Old White No. 4 from Farrow and Ball. Pale gray kitchen island paint color Old White No. 4 from Farrow and Ball #OldWhite #No4 #FarrowandBall

The main requests of the homeowner were that the kitchen be luxurious, bright and open. When it came to the layout, they wanted a space where they could not only entertain, but where their kids could also do homework, play games, and interact with the rest of the family. I think it was a tall order, but the designer truly captured all of that really well in the finished design.

Sinks: Blanco Cerana 33” Apron Front and Bar Prep sink.

Faucet: Brizo Tresa Bridge Faucet.

Breakfast Nook

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According to the designer, a breakfast nook is one of the most frequent requests from her clients. It’s the new “California casual dining room”.

Floors

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The flooring is a lightly cerused  6” plank oak and runs throughout the entire first floor. Keeping the flooring consistent is an intentional and important design element that provides a more cohesive feeling throughout the home and makes everything feel more open.

When asked about a basic tip on how someone can renovate a kitchen on a tight budget, the designer says to keep it simple, and not too trendy. “In this kitchen we didn’t overwhelm with any fancy moldings, edge details, patterns or colors. We let the overall design and quality of materials be the focal point. This way, our client can add pops of color with accessories and art, and change them as often as they like. But the bones of the kitchen are classic, luxurious and timeless”.

Foyer

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I love this neutral foyer! The console table is a vintage piece.

Simplicity

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This small bathroom comes with a practical layout and a timeless look.

Master Bathroom

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The master bathroom features a neutral color palette. This tub is made by JASON, model RC-553.

Decor

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Beautiful and simple…

White Cabinetry

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Cabinet Color: Decorators White by Benjamin Moore.

Soothing Decor

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Always keep your counters organized and without any clutter.

Bathroom Flooring

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The bathroom floor is from Dal Tile. FP94 6″x36″ Planks.

 

Interiors by Kate Lester Interiors.

Photos by Amy Bartlam Photography.

 

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What a great kitchen! I truly love the uncomplicated interiors we often find in California. They seem to feel lighter, airier and free from stress.

Talking about “free from stress”, this is how I am trying to live lately. I’m not sure if it’s the sunshine, the warm breeze but I am getting out of the bed every day with one goal – to stress less! Seriously… it’s so easy to lose ourselves on the small things that a day can bring, it’s so easy to get irritated by so many things, so many people that we need to stop for a minute and think how all of this can affect not only our mood but also our health.

I’m opening the doors, opening the windows and letting the breeze to come and take away any kind of negativity… I want to feel light and I want my home to feel calm.

Open your mind and your heart and let go of anything that keeps you down. Free yourself from anything that doesn’t do any good to you. This is the time for you to feel happier.

You are deserving of it.

with Love,

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Sources: Interiors by Kate Lester InteriorsAmy Bartlam Photography.

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