Whether they own an honest-to-goodness farmhouse or are suburbanites, or even city dwellers, looking to carve out a slice of the simple life, readers of Modern Farmhouse Made Easy will be inspired to create rooms that make their family and friends want to sit and stay awhile. It’s warm, it’s approachable and it’s here to stay. You can bet the farm(house) on it.
Farmhouses are having a moment. The likes of HGTV’s mega-hit Fixer Upper have propelled once niche terms such as “shiplap” and “apron front sink” to the top of everyone’s décor wish list. And for good reason. Unlike many hard-to-attain decorating trends, modern farmhouse style is all about finding the beauty in the everyday. Farmhouses, by their nature, are meant to accommodate a crowd and take a beating. The modern farmhouse movement emphasizes that utilitarian tradition with inviting spaces that are as comfortable and functional as they are eye-pleasing. This book captures the best of this white-hot aesthetic, with 192 pages chock full of fresh decorating ideas, shopping finds, and DIY projects. From real-life houses to perfect paint colors, this book brims with clever, expert-approved ways to infuse a home with country charm.
Caroline McKenzie is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has appeared in numerous publications, such as Real Simple, Coastal Living, Reveal, and Veranda. Based in Nashville, she covers celebrities, travel, lifestyle, and interiors—with a special affinity for the latter. Caroline began her magazine career as an editor at Martha Stewart's Body + Soul, followed by a four-year run at Southern Living, and then executive editor at Country Living. More recently, she has edited special interest publications on a variety of home décor styles, including six on modern farmhouse design. Caroline is also the author of three books: Country Living Tiny Homes: Living Big in Small Spaces (Hearst), Country Living Shades of White: How to Use the Classic Color in Your Home (Hearst), and the forthcoming Hallmark Countdown to Christmas: Have a Very Merry Movie Holiday (Hearst Home).