Bryce Dallas Howard's modern farmhouse living room blends 'rustic charm with contemporary elegance'

The modern farmhouse trend continues to reign supreme

Bryce Dallas Howard
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Regardless of personal color and furniture tastes, when it comes to living rooms, comfort tends to be a universal necessity. As communal spaces are meant for relaxing, keeping the ambiance cozy and warm for your living room ideas is a perfect way to ensure guests feel welcomed and at home.

Argylle star Bryce Dallas Howard has nailed this atmosphere with her modern-rustic living room. A collaboration with designer Claire Thomas and Rejuvenation, the recently renovated space takes inspiration from the countryside via wood paneling and floral decor, while maintaining a sense of sophistication with contemporary metallic accents. The result? Modern farmhouse ideas at their finest. 

Having taken over our Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds, the country-inspired, modern farmhouse style meshes natural elements with sleek lines and minimal finishes; an ultimate fusion.

'It's really a blend of rustic charm and contemporary elegance that appeals to a wide range of homebuyers,' says associate real estate broker, home renovator, and stager Angelica Ferguson VonDrak. 'Whether it's a renovation of an older home or the construction of a new one, these modern farmhouse-style homes all tend to have design features like exposed beams, walls paneled in shiplap or beadboard, and kitchens that feature exposed shelving instead of upper cabinets, apron front sinks and a classic gooseneck faucet. '

Angelica Ferguson VonDrak
Angelica Ferguson VonDrak

Angelica Ferguson VonDrak is an associate real estate broker, home renovator and stager. Her extensive knowledge of homes from building to interior design provides a holistic approach to her clients making her one of the best in the upstate New York market.

One non-negotiable for a modern farmhouse space is wood. Whether through a subtle accent or flooring, the material brings the aesthetic together through its natural yet contemporary appearance.

'The aesthetic is definitely enriched throughout by the use of wide-plank hardwood floors and thoughtful touches of reclaimed wood accents,' Ferguson VonDrak says. 'Think barn beam mantle over the fireplace, antique corbels, vintage pegboards...'

As seen in Bryce Dallas Howard's modern farmhouse living room, the beautiful, paneled wood ceiling and rustic wood flooring ideas work together in effortless harmony to add a dose of inviting warmth and natural texture to the white space, we love the overall calming and grounding feel.

Ferguson VonDrak also encourages these design elements throughout the home, and even outside of it.

'One of the most appealing features of these homes is the integration between indoor and outdoor living. In essence, the modern farmhouse look is really a narrative of refined comfort and harmonious coexistence with the surrounding landscape, creating a home full of warmth, character, and natural materials designed to blend with the beauty of the outside world.'

Below, find some warm and inviting, modern farmhouse living room pieces.

Hannah Ziegler
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Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.