A non color color scheme
“This house will stand the test of time−and it’s still got personality.” –designer Jennifer Tidwell
A palette built of neutrals—from whisper white to warm gray—will never feel out of fashion.
QUIET COLOR. One striking aspect of Paige Delacey and Tom Keiser’s modern farmhouse is its serene, sophisticated color scheme— a study in whites, grays, and black. “I still love this color palette even a few years later,” interior designer Jennifer Tidwell says. “The modern farmhouse look is classic and easy to love because it’s so simple and clean and not overdone.”
PATTERN TAKES THE STAGE. That palette, which quieted the colors on most surfaces, allowed texture and pattern to pipe up in strategic spots—without falling into fashion-victim territory. The concrete tile floors in the kids’ bath are an unexpected delight. And the herringbone wallpaper in the entry is a frequent conversation piece for visitors.
Unlike older homes where rooms are small and separate, this kitchen and living room sprawl into one large space that shares sunshine from abundant windows and glass doors and a similar color scheme. Timeless materials get a trendy twist. For example, classic marble was chosen for a “waterfall” island— so-called because countertops and sides are slabs of the same stone mitered together at the corners. “It was modern flair we wanted to add to the kitchen,” designer Jennifer Tidwell says.