With a winning combination of rustic charm and aged natural elegance, it’s easy to see why homeowners cherish modern farmhouse design and the cozy-chic vibe it produces. Warm and simple, yet sleek and fresh, modern farmhouse design allows homeowners and designers to achieve a popular shabby chic aesthetic that redefines the idea of country living.

There’s nothing old-fashioned or boring about the heavy use of natural texture and organic materials like wood and steel. Whites and creams are always prevalent shades, as well as bright and bold natural shades. Vintage pieces and furnishings enhance the time-honored feel of farmhouse design. All of these characteristics make brick a perfect element to design with to create the farmhouse style! With a 100-year lifespan, brick provides long standing durability, is made from natural materials, and can be painted or white-washed for luxurious, distressed texture. Here are some of our favorite uses of brick for modern farmhouse inspiration.

White-Painted Brick – Without a doubt, white-painted brick is thriving within the trending farmhouse style. Whether painted all over for a monochromatic look or white-washed for vintage distressing, white brick adds a chic touch that takes the typical relaxed county design and elevates the upscale appeal.  This farmhouse style home (below) mixes modern and industrial touches, using Winterhaven white brick perfectly! 

Adding Visual Interest – If you crave more visual activity than a monochromatic look, there are subtle ways of achieving engaging modern farmhouse style without taking away from the simple appeal. Using patterns, stripes, diamonds, and curves within the brick layout will add personality and unique touches. A multi-colored brick will make a simple home pop with inviting variation. We love how this quaint farmhouse (below) shines with lively Cambridge brick and multiple interesting layout elements.

Emphasis on Natural Materials – One of the hallmarks of farmhouse design is the emphasis of natural materials, which often translates to the interplay of exposed beams and brick. You will find wood accents and panels throughout, as well as the frequent pairing of exposed ceiling beams and brick arches. Earthy brick tones are a perfect compliment for a variety of wood species. We love how the chocolate-colored Towerbridge brick used in this stylish modern farmhouse kitchen (below) adds to the warm character.

Fantastic Fireplaces – Nothing pulls together a modern farmhouse interior like a warm, rustic fireplace to inspire comfort and relaxation. This lightly white-washed brick fireplace lends an elegance that pairs perfectly with the exposed beams and rich wood floors. Adding soft pieces like accent rugs, pillows, quilts, drapes, and upholstered furniture enhances the coziness of a room and balances the texture of both brick and wood. Furniture with weathered qualities and imperfect paint jobs will incorporate a hip, vintage flea market or thrift store vibe. We can’t get enough of this inviting farmhouse living room (below) that uses all of these elements seamlessly, anchored by the striking brick fireplace.

What do your favorite modern farmhouse rooms and exteriors look like? We have all of the gorgeous brick options to design with inside our Cartersville and Cumming showrooms and our experts are ready to help you capture your ultimate design vision. This is country living with a twist!