Juxtaposed interiors offer designers and home owners the opportunity to take two distinctive styles and combine them into one cohesive, high-end look. At Walt Danley we see many stunning homes that successfully incorporate complementary contrasting designs, from combining modern elements within a historic home to the opposite of adding vintage materials and finishes to a new construction. However, one of the most popular interior design juxtapositions of today is the luxury home with farmhouse-style décor.
Must-Have Elements for Farmhouse Decor
Farmhouse décor has evolved significantly beyond quaint gingham curtains and a sturdy pine table with straight-back chairs. Elements that work to create today’s distinctive farmhouse look include light colors, the integration of natural woods and brick, shiplap boards, and the apron sink in the kitchen.
Importance of the Farmhouse or Apron Sink
Historically, the home’s kitchen sink was used for more than just washing dishes or rinsing produce. Before the convenience of modern plumbing, water was hauled in from the well or nearby creek. Because everything, including laundering clothes, was done at the kitchen sink, it needed to be large and comfortable to use. The farmhouse or apron sink was designed to make it easier to lean forward without having the counter in the way. It simply was more ergonomic.
Today the farmhouse sink continues to be practical offering a large basin for cleaning vegetables or hand washing dishes. It also becomes an important design element when incorporating the farmhouse look. It pairs beautifully with quartz, marble, or even cast concrete countertops. Depending on your kitchen’s overall design, opt for a farmhouse sink in traditional white vitreous china, copper, stainless steel, slate, or soapstone.
Beyond the Kitchen: Upscale Farmhouse Décor
You can have that gorgeous upscale farmhouse décor throughout your luxury home. A living edge wood fireplace mantle in the great room, a focal wall with white-washed shiplap boards in the guest room, and handscraped hardwood floors all add to the elegance of a farmhouse interior design expertly coordinated with the architecture of a contemporary home. Other elements to incorporate include rustic red brick around the main fireplace, exposed hardwood beams, and little touches like a collection of antique apothecary bottles or a framed vintage quilt hung in the master bedroom.
Contact us today to see a variety of luxury homes that lend themselves to the high-end farmhouse décor style you want. Our Walt Danley real estate professionals can help you find the home that fits your needs.