• Urbane Farmhouse: Here to Stay?

    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!