I love the crisp look of the white farmhouse style exterior! The builder had decided on the exterior style before we started selections for this house so I suggested a slightly more modern twist on the farmhouse style for the interior. I know it's still very popular in Tulsa, but we are seeing less and less farmhouse designs trending.
This shell backsplash in a chevron pattern looks modern, but also natural. We mixed cabinet colors in the kitchen using white and a dark navy/black. The shell pulled in both colors. It also didn't compete with the gorgeous quartzite countertops!
Here you can see the mix of cabinet paint colors in the kitchen. Also the stainless refrigerator and ovens next to the brushed gold hardware on the cabinets. Matte black stairrail in the background also ties in with the lighting in the kitchen!
These pendant lights are the bomb in person. The black iron makes them a little more toned down and it ties into the black iron round chandelier in the eating area. We mixed gold, stainless and black metals in the kitchen area. It works beautifully! Don't be afraid to try it. The secret is in balancing the amount of each metal you use.
Stacked quartzite on the fireplace all the way to the ceiling makes an impact in the den. The white quartzite has just a little sparkle and dressiness. I like to also have a good balance of more dressy or formal to casual and earthy elements.
I used a fun-but-subtle wallpaper on the back wall of the bar area. Because it's tone on tone, the pattern isn't overwhelming. I loooove the brass lamp above. It's jointed so it can move back and forth and it adds just a little farmhouse style.
Rustic wood look tile paired with faux marble and brushed gold...and the ebony stained cabinets. Again a mix of rustic (the floor) and elegant (marble, brushed gold, dark stained cabinets). The builder found the wood look tile and I loved it. It's some of the best I've seen. Notice that we went pretty high on the shower tile and glass. We originally debated going to the ceiling with the shower tile, but decided that could feel overwhelming. I think where we settled is high enough to bring your eye upwards, but still allows the bathroom to feel warm and proportional.
These are just a few of the photos from this project. Check out all of them in our Boston Court gallery!! Leave us a comment about what you like, what you think of the farmhouse look or any questions you may have!