Hello my wonderful friends! I hope you are being able to relax during this Christmas break and are ready to daydream and learn a few things with this new “Beautiful Homes of Instagram”.
It’s truly wonderful to have Brooke and her husband, Henry Jones, of @plankandpillow on the blog. You might remember seeing their home recently featured on Home Bunch‘s 2018 Fall Decorating Ideas post and if you’re planning on building a modern farmhouse-style home, this post should be very helpful. Also, make sure to read their blog “Plank and Pillow” where they explain more details about their newly-built home and share many inspiring DIYs.
Here, Brooke explain more about their gorgeous modern farmhouse:
“We custom built this modern farmhouse on 5.7 acres in the small town of Kingsport, TN. It is a customized version of the Mama Crovatt’s plan by Southern Living. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 3 half baths. The plan had the farmhouse look we were looking for, and we gave it a modern edge by incorporating things like black windows, lots of white, industrial lighting, and metal railing. When it comes to our style, we like to keep things simple. Less is more.”
This is one of my favorites modern farmhouse exteriors I have seen in a while and I really hope you enjoy this house tour, pin and share it with your family and friends. This home is truly full of beautiful ideas and I am very proud to be sharing with all of you today. 🙂
Windows are black aluminum clad from Plygem.
The front door and back porch door are mahogany with a clear coat of polyurethane.
“For the porch decking we were originally going with an engineered material. But when it arrived on site, we could see that it had too much of an artificial look. So we opted for plain ole pressure treated decking, which ended up being much cheaper. We finished with Cabot Gold, which gave it an almost interior hardwood look.”
Doors: Alexandria Mahogany from DSA Doors.
Similar Planters: Here.
“Building a house is all about saving money where you can. To get our windows pre-finished in black on the inside, it was going to cost a fortune. So instead, we got them in unfinished wood, and painted them black. You honestly can’t tell they didn’t come that way. In this picture, they are right beside the back porch door, which is something we definitely did not save money on. You have to save in some areas so you can splurge in others.”
Window paint color is Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black – Satin Finish.
We went with a simple black industrial metal railing. We love the clean modern lines it creates in this space, and it goes perfectly with the windows and lighting. And the best part is that it was more affordable than traditional wood railing.
Railing: black metal made by Appalachian Iron Works (local company).
Stair Lighting: Black Industrial Wall Sconce.
“One of the challenges we encountered when building was finding a stain for our stair treads that matched the color of our engineered hardwood. I can’t even count the number of color combinations we tried. We were about to give up when we came across an outdoor semi-transparent stain that was a perfect match. We never even considered looking at the outdoor stains. I guess sometimes you have to think a little outside the box.”
Stair Treads Stain Color: Olympic Pearl Gray.
The foyer opens to the formal dining room and living room.
Paint Color Throughout the House: all interior walls and ceilings flat finish Sherwin Williams Creamy.
Beams: custom made by Henry Jones, clear pine wood, a combination of red oak and classic gray stain.
Shiplap & Trim Color: all trim and shiplap paint color Sherwin Williams Creamy SW 7012 – satin finish.
Similar Chair: Here.
Our shiplap is knotty pine, which means there are knot holes and imperfections, which was fine with us. The sofa is from a furniture store in our hometown.
Curtains: Joss and Main.
Fireplace mantle is a DIY made of real reclaimed wood from Vintage Timbers.
“We originally had a stainless hood, but last year I started to really want a stained wood hood, and was able to talk my husband into building one. 😁 He built and installed it around the existing one. That way, if we ever want to go back to stainless, it will be easy.”
Island Dimensions: 8’x3’.
Dishwasher: Frigidaire Professional.
Barstools: Kubu Expresso Bar Stool from Pier One.
Pendant Lights: Black 4-Sided Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp from World Market.
Hood: custom made by Henry Jones, clear pine wood, a combination of red oak and classic gray stain – similar Here.
Perimeter Countertop: Magnetic Gray Quartz.
Backsplash: white subway tile with pearl gray grout.
The floating kitchen shelves are also made of clear pine wood with a combination of red oak and classic gray stain. You can find a tutorial on their blog showing how to build and install floating shelves for your kitchen – similar here.
Cabinetry: Carolina Heartwood, Color Wilmington
Rug: Joss and Main.
Island paint color is Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray.
Countertop: Bianco Canvas Quartz.
Cabinet Hardware: Here.
Similar Vase: Here.
Refrigerator: Frigidaire Professional Stainless Steel.
The kitchen opens directly to a bright and welcoming breakfast room.
Table: Pier 1.
Rug: Joss & Main.
Dining Chairs: Pier One.
Barn Door: custom made by Henry Jones, Sherwin Williams SW 7017 Dorian Gray.
The master bedroom is also painted in Sherwin Williams Creamy.
Bed: Gray Cloer Upholstered Panel Bed from Joss and Main – similar here.
Nightstands: Paula Deen Furniture.
Wood Bench: TJ Maxx.
Chandelier: Wood and Iron Valencia Chandelier from World Market.
Curtains: Angeline Linen White Joss and Main.
Full Length Wood Mirror: similar here.
A hall leads to his and hers walk-in closets and to the master bathroom.
Rug: Pottery Barn.
Rug: Pottery Barn.
The homeowners recently added the vertical shiplap from Home Depot to their home office.
Lamp on Desk: Concrete Lamp
Chandelier: Brushed Brass Bonlicht Modern Sputnik Chandelier.
Rug: Pottery Barn.
The shiplap wall is painted with Benjamin Moore Hale Navy in a satin finish.
Brooke’s husband, Henry, designed and built the mudroom/laundry room lockers. Isn’t it amazing?! I love how they turned out!
Paint color is Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams.
Exterior Paint Color: Valspar Cream Delight.
Roof: Combination of matte black metal and Charcoal Gray Timberline shingles.
We had planned on doing the entire house in board and batten, but after our guys finished this front part of our house, we saw how labor intensive it was. So to speed things up and save some money, we decided to alternate between board and batten and lap siding on the different sections of the house. Lap goes up so much quicker. I’m actually so glad we decided to go this route. I think the variation adds a lot of visual interest.
Brick: Aztec from General Shale.
Here’s a look at the back of our house. We just recently finished some landscaping and a DIY concrete fire pit behind the pool retaining wall. If you squint your eyes you might be able to make it out. 😀 Now we need to build some steps coming off the right side of the wall. There is already a gate in the fence at that corner. Looking forward to having these because it help hide the lovely pool equipment.
The pool area is tucked away between the garage and the house, which gives us lots of privacy. To add more “modern”, we decided on a simple rectangular shape. It’s surrounded by 2′ x 2′ travertine tiles and then pavers for walking area and a place to put our outdoor dining area.
Pool: 14’ x 30’ Fiberglass by Viking Pools.
Pool Adirondack chairs: here.
You can learn how to build your own porch swing bed like this one on their blog – similar Here – Note: The homeowner used a twin mattress as cushion.
The detached garage also features a clean, modern feel with farmhouse influences.
The garage doors are standard metal doors, and we used a gel stain by Minwax. The color is Antique Black.
Siding Materials: Siding is a combination of James Hardie, board and batten, and lap siding.
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Have a wonderful day, my friends and we’ll talk again tomorrow.”
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