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The Modern Farmhouse: Franklin, Tennessee’s Rustic & Refined Way of Living

Within the dense suburbia of Franklin, Tennessee is a modern movement that seamlessly blends history and progress. The design trends of yesterday have found a new place among today’s design aesthetics, tying in with those ‘old money’ Southern ways. Henck Design recently completed a project near Franklin Bridge Golf Club that this Shop the Look is based on for those of you who are looking to get this Middle Tennessee look for less. Amid the hidden valley homes of neighborhoods in Franklin like Leipers Fork and Westhaven is country living’s latest and greatest gift to interior design – the Modern Farmhouse.

This turn of the century transitional style opens the door to merging old and new world American heritage by combining black and bronze metals, natural wood tones, rustic stone and large-scale lighting .  Design elements like modern furniture, custom cabinetry, make for the modern centerpiece of interior design for Middle Tennessee and beyond.

The Modern Farmhouse captures the charming touches of the South effortlessly and to develop this specific blend of style, you’ll need the experts.

In years past, not only have we furnished homes in Tennessee, but we’ve also brought the farmhouse feel to the North East in and around Philadelphia.  This example of a Transitional Blend of Rustic & Modern space is based in Greenville, Delaware not far from where the Biden family resides.

Here’s a fabulous collection of transitional furnishings and decor befitting of this Rustic and Reclaimed Way of Country Living.

Performance Fabric Sofa

Transitional style performance fabric sofa design

Transitional style performance fabric sofa design

 

The long-established need for big comfy furniture when it comes to the family home is clear. When you find both soft and durable fabric and tapered legs of the modern sofa, you know you have struck a new standard of excellence. This fine furniture piece is great for both casual lounging and formal entertaining for your family home.

 

 

Medium Tone Wood Coffee Table

Rustic modern wood coffee table

Rustic modern wood coffee table

 

This is not your average rustic wood coffee table. With refined sides and smooth wood finish, this coffee table adds modernity with warmth.  The piece is sophisticated enough for a parlor, and relaxed enough for any transitional family room. The dimensions for this table are also very versatile, working well with both sectional sofas and individual. It’s light weight makes it flexible and easy to move when needed.

 

Traditional New Zealand Wool Rug

Handmade New Zealand Wool Rug

Handmade New Zealand Wool Rug

 

At the foundation of the Modern Farmhouse is a modern classic look. We see this with the hand knotted New Zealand wool rug. This transitional style rug is trend-proof, providing a time honored approach to color, texture and pattern. This old world piece will stand the test of time and mixes well with both family heirlooms and modern furnishings. Wool rugs add value and warmth to a home, while performing well because of wool’s natural durability.  Traditional features of a home add sophistication and are the cornerstone of southern home design.

 

 

 

3 Drawer Console Table

Solid wood console table with drawers

Solid wood console table with drawers

 

 

This piece is perfect for the entry of a home with a modern farmhouse feel.  The drawers add storage for keys and family items. With rear cut outs for cord management, this console table also lends itself to be a piece used for functional design. Hand crafted with solid wood construction; this console helps to complete any transitional home’s family friendly look.

 

Black and white two-tone Light Fixture

Black and white modern chandelier

Black and white modern chandelier

 

This black metal and frosted glass light fixture adds contrast to the natural feel of the otherwise transitional furnishings for this look. Alongside warm wood tones and neutral upholstery, the chandelier’s dark trimmed accents accompany clean lines that keep the space feeling modern as the perfect bold detail for a modern farmhouse dining room.

 

 

Crisp and Clean Black Finished Dining Chair

Modern farmhouse style dining chair

Modern farmhouse style dining chair

 

For this dining chair, comfort comes first, and the rustic modern look for this piece is sure to remain in style for generations. This stark contrast between the soft white performance fabric and the thin black legs bring a sense of balance when it comes to style to the piece.  With long-term comfort and style, these chairs will easily fit in multiple settings, whether at a large formal dining room table, or a small breakfast table in the kitchen.

 

 

 

 

Black Leather and Linen Pillow

Gray two-tone pillow with leather and fabric pillow

Gray two-tone pillow with leather and fabric pillow

 

With smooth top-grain leather and chunky weave fabric, these pillows capture southern charm. The dark leather adds a sense of masculinity to the piece and offers softness for lounging. These pillows give the space a feeling of quiet luxury aside from the practical comfort they offer.

 

 

 

Tom Ford Coffee Table Book

Gucci. Tom Ford photography and style coffee table book

Tom Ford photography and style coffee table book

 

What better energy to exude in a contemporary style home than that of Tom Ford? If fashion in the home is important to you, this popular coffee table book about the master of luxury goods is the perfect addition to your family room coffee table. This iconic black coffee table book boldly contrasts all wood tones. Imagine the above mentioned modern light fixture hanging and speaking directly to Tom Ford’s exceptional taste.

 

 

 

 

Gold Accent Tobacco Amber Candle

soy wax country candle

Soy wax country candle

 

In the spirit of small masculine touches mixed with natural elements we included the Tobacco Amber Candle. As in the natural flow of our curated collection, this piece continues the pattern of soft neutrals. The tobacco scent and glimmer of the gold warm up any room adding a sweet aroma.

 

 

 

 

Large Decorative Black Antler

Black decorative faux deer antler

Black decorative faux deer antler

 

At HD, we love to embrace country themes and for this look, we’ve chosen a large decorative black antler as part of the modern coffee table styling. It can also be used in multiples to decorate a mantle or dining room table.  The antler has a black matte finish which is always welcome in a modern farmhouse design and connects to other fixtures like lighting and metal legs on furnishings.

 

 

Uncover Modern Living in Middle Tennessee’s Most Sought After Towns of Williamson County

Whether at the local golf club, or at home, between timber beams, textured fabrics and muted colors of modern living in the country, there lies a world of softness that creates perfect interior design. A new standard of excellence for modern design has grown from Franklin and the surrounding Nashville area.  We are proud at HD to be a part of this amazing region’s growth in both great design and all around American culture that is decidedly important for today’s modern family home.

At Henck Design, we value mixing old with new.  We combine rustic furnishings with curated antiques and sometimes we even use cowhides to complete a farmhouse look.  We’ve used longhorn cow skulls as art and an overall transitional space with a modern farmhouse flair is something we do best. We procure every piece of furniture and lighting needed for each room.  We also source rugs, home accessories and other decorative items to complete all of our interior design projects. Enjoy our curated Modern Farmhouse Shop the Look collection today!

Explore more Modern Farmhouse decor by visiting our Franklin, TN Modern Farmhouse Pinterest board!