Modern English Farmhouse With A Cozy And Soothing Aesthetic

Upon approaching this modern farmhouse what immediately stands out is the color palette used for the exterior design. 

The farmhouse has a neutral-colored exterior based on black and whiteView in gallery
The farmhouse has a neutral-colored exterior based on black and white

It’s a combination of the classic black and white tones but it also plays with neutral gray and warm wood elements. This color palette helps to accentuate the architecture and it also gives the exterior a modern appearance. 

The front entrance is small and doesn't stand out muchView in gallery
The front entrance is small and doesn’t stand out much

This modern English farmhouse is located in Barrington Village, Illinois and is the result of a collaboration between studios Grand Tradition Homes and Kate Marker Interiors. They combined their efforts to create a home that’s as cozy as it is stylish. Large windows and openings both with and without wooden shutters and barn-style doors allow the sunlight to get inside, creating a bright and airy ambiance. 

The dining room is accessible from the main entrywayView in gallery
The dining room is accessible from the main entryway
A floor mirror leads casually on the walls and adds depth and style to this cozy corner nookView in gallery
A floor mirror leads casually on the walls and adds depth and style to this cozy corner nook
The kitchen has a breakfast nook with a U-shaped window benchView in gallery
The kitchen has a breakfast nook with a U-shaped window bench

The front entrance is simple and modest, market by a single glass panel and wood frame door with a black awning. It leads into an open-space area where the dining room is one the left and a staircase leading upstairs is on the right. A large wine rack doubles as a space divider. 

The waterfall island is complemented by a pair of stylish brass pendant lampsView in gallery
The waterfall island is complemented by a pair of stylish brass pendant lamps
The cabinet doors have a farmhouse-inspired aestheticView in gallery
The cabinet doors have a farmhouse-inspired aesthetic

The large and open kitchen is one of the most impressive spaces in the house. The grey kitchen cabinets contrast with the white walls, the wooden floor, and ceiling beams add warmth to the space, and the marble waterfall island and backsplash balance it all out with their elegance. 

The area rug adds texture to the kitchen's design and makes this area more invitingView in gallery
The area rug adds texture to the kitchen’s design and makes this area more inviting
Retro area rugs are in fact a signature accessory for this entire homeView in gallery
Retro area rugs are in fact a signature accessory for this entire home

The living room has the same bright and open vibe but also look and feels very cozy and welcoming thanks to the whitewashed fireplace, the wooden beams and also the soft textures and finishes added by the furnishings. 

The living room has large panel windows and a traditional fireplace View in gallery
The living room has large panel windows and a traditional fireplace

Moreover, the brass fittings help to unify all these areas in a very chic way. An emphasis on texture is also shown in areas like the bedroom, the bathrooms and even the laundry room or the hallways.

The leather sofa is complemented by fabric-upholstered armchairs View in gallery
The leather sofa is complemented by fabric-upholstered armchairs
Subtle brass accents unify the entire houseView in gallery
Subtle brass accents unify the entire house
The laundry room has a mainly monochrome design similar to the house's exteriorView in gallery
The laundry room has a mainly monochrome design similar to the house’s exterior
The canopy bed frame and curved headboard give this room a very elegant lookView in gallery
The canopy bed frame and curved headboard give this room a very elegant look
The black freestanding tub suits the modern farmhouse aesthetic of this placeView in gallery
The black freestanding tub suits the modern farmhouse aesthetic of this place
Out in the backyard there's an outdoor kitchen and dining areaView in gallery
Out in the backyard, there’s an outdoor kitchen and dining area