For the past few years the “Urban Farmhouse” aesthetic has been pretty popular, especially in the Southern region of the US. A look characterized by unfinished or weathered woods, linen/burlap, and worn metals, giving a refined rustic appeal. The question: is Urban Farmhouse a new classic or are people closing the sliding barn door? Who is making the decision? The people of course!
Money talks, and the clearance section is telling a story. Major retailer Restoration Hardware is a prime example: they are clearing some of their reclaimed pieces in favor of more modern pieces.
Found at Restoration Hardware
What is staying is weathered woods, but in sleeker looks. A popular addition to the the shelves is a faux Shagreen--stingray hide.
This is ultra-modern and sleek, a turnaround from the reclaimed woods and worn metals. Ultimately, it is up to you. What do you think, is “Urban Farmhouse” here to stay? I believe so, just in a modernized version.
Here at the Design Shoppe we offer the both of best worlds, so if you’re still infatuated with a refined rustic appeal, modern to the core, or somewhere in between, we offer vendors and in-shoppe pieces that reflect each.
Have a great day, and feel free to stop in and explore what we have to offer!