American Farmhouse Style
BOHO Farmhouse Style
Farmhouse style is a broad term that encompasses many variations of personalized styles. Here are some of the elements that Kaycie uses to get her boho + modern farmhouse style look.
1. CLEAN LINES. I’m not a minimalist, but I would say less is more. Focus on larger statement pieces within your décor that create clean lines.
2. NEUTRALS. I love neutrals. Bringing in a pop of dark, moody colors or blacks give the design more of a modern vibe.
3. NATURAL ELEMENTS. I like to use a lot of natural elements. Not live plants, but I prefer faux greenery, which brings a little bit of life, so it doesn’t feel as cold. My style leans toward greenery instead of florals.
4. POTTERY. I like to bring in something that has more of a vintage twist. It’s a great transition from a traditional farmhouse, because Old World elements exist with that, too. But if you mix pottery with modern touches, like a rustic piece that sits on a clean modern piece, it marries the two styles. 5. TEXTURES. Introduce both soft and rough items: throw pillows, blankets, rugs, wallpaper, baskets and natural elements. Choose inexpensive items you can easily switch up, while you still get that warm element.
" I am 100% all about neutrals. When there’s too much color, it’s too much for my soul.”
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Kaycie’s style is a mix between modern farmhouse style and boho accents. “I am 100% all about neutrals,” she says. “When there’s too much color, it’s too much for my soul. It feels distracting, whereas neutrals are calm, warm and welcoming.” But you’ll occasionally catch a glimpse of color on an accent wall or on their kitchen island. “I like adding in dark, moody colors that accent the overall neutral feel, like black, greens and blues,” she says.
ON TO THE NEXT ADVENTURE
For professional enthusiasts like Kaycie, the designing is never finished. With this house completed, the Chiampi family has already started making plans to move to another home in the area. “We fell in love with a new model that our friends had, and they recently started building the same model in the next neighborhood over from our current house,” says Kaycie.
“Our kids were young when we moved into this house, and the new one is laid out a lot better for our family now. Each kid will have their own room, and they won’t have to change schools.” A DIY spirit is always up for the next challenge, and Kaycie will continue to stretch and define the farmhouse style she loves.