Modern Farmhouse: Family and Powder Room


The renovation of the Modern Farmhouse expanded the kitchen and opened it up to the family room.  The family room is not large, so using every square inch was important.  The first thing we did was expand the opening between the family and dining room.  Originally, the family room was a bedroom with a door to the dining room.  We removed the door and opened up the wall to create a passageway that mimicked the original ones off the foyer. While this opening didn’t add to the actual square footage of the room, it did allow for a 3-person couch to comfortably fit in the space.  Hanging the flat screen television on the wall between the two windows, a low media cabinet hides away the cable boxes and allows an uncluttered surface to display candles and picture frames. The built in bookshelf to the right of the windows is one of my favorite features in this room.  What was once a weird bedroom closet  became a perfect place to display family mementos and also store games and toys for the kids.  

The 1st floor bathroom was scaled down into a perfect little powder room just off the family room.  If you remember from the before pictures, this was originally a full 3-piece bath with a stall shower and large vanity.  It took up valuable square footage that we appropriated back into the kitchen for coat and pantry storage.  We moved the window to the back of the house centered above the toilet and used a slim modern console washstand with simple metal legs to keep the feel light and open. Marble floor tiles laid in a herringbone pattern speak to the kitchen backsplash.  A single yet sophisticated flush mount adds a certain elegance to the space.

sources: couch: Pottery Barn; side table: Jewel Round Side Table by Target; media console: Lombok Media Unit by Anthropologie; cabinet hardware: Large Mission Pulls and Massey Knobs in aged brass by Rejuvenation;  vanity: Hudson Metal Single Console by Restoration Hardware; light; Clark Flush Mount in brass by Circa Lighting.

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