Style Ideas For The Modern Farmhouse

Words By Megan McDonough, (c) 2018, The Washington Post

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, a New England-based interior designer and photography stylist, touts modern farmhouse as a great option for people who want cosy home interiors that feel “familiar and comfortable but are also current and stylish.”

For a fresh spin on the classic, rustic style, Higgerson suggests investing in “updated versions of furnishings [you] might have grown up with (or seen in Grandma’s house),” such as adjustable-arm wall sconces, stoneware pottery and printed floor runners.

But don’t forget the black accents, says Higgerson, which “bring the drama” and can provide a clean, bold contrast with the style’s signature muted and neutral shades.

Here are Higgerson’s top picks.


Boston double-arm library light in bronze (, left. Jefferson double-arm wall sconce in bronze ( Image: Circa Lighting; High Street Market.



Brant chair in Brax Gray fabric with an Ebony finish (, left. Colonnade spindle accent chair in cloud gray ( Image: Ethan Allen; Houzz.


Mod Windsor chair (, left. Set of two Blanchard black dining chairs by Safavieh ( Image: Jayson Home; Overstock.


Handcrafted large ceramic pitcher in black, (, left. Stoneware pitcher in black by Hearth & Hand with Magnolia ( Image: Kaufmann Mercantile; Target.


Featured Image: Jayson Home