Built in the late 1800s, a 288-square-meter farmhouse in Germany has become an idyllic example of the best of both worlds– then and now – in home design.
The exterior allows the farmhouse to beautifully fit into the surroundings thanks to the overall traditional charm.
Traditionally, a farmhouse floor plan involves the living-dining area, utility rooms, and small-room structures. But how these spaces are organized and combined depends on a variety of factors, style being one of the most important ones.
This renovation was done by Buero Philipp Moeller and keeps these general characteristics in place while modernizing certain rooms with careful color, paneling, and wallpaper selections. Minimalism plays an important role and it allows each style to stand out individually.
A light, airy feeling is maintained with sparse wall decorations and wood- and black-toned furnishings. A touch of color here and there keeps the décor bold and energizes the space.
Of course, a delightful contrast of black walls on occasion, like in this corner sitting area, brings in the walls and ceiling to a cozier level. The rocking chair is delightful: simple, rustic and yet perfect for this corner.
Architectural oak support beams criss-cross with coated steel in angular lines to streamline the connection between historic and modern times. This combination of material can be seen throughout the house, in all the rooms.
As the angles of ceiling beams and stair railings and wall beams run parallel and intersect, the visual appeal of such geometry is presented as artwork in and of itself. The ceiling becomes a focal point in the dining area, where the décor is very simple.
Very little is used as excess “decoration.” Purely decorative elements are almost inexistent. Function and beauty combine perfectly in this case.
Furnishings are kept tastefully neutral but sparse, most likely to showcase the unique and fantastic exposed structure itself. In addition, this also allows the rooms to feel brighter and more spacious and the color palette to impress without including bold shades.
Speaking of exposed, a farmhouse-style dining table bares all under an exposed hanging chandelier pendant in the dining room.In terms of color, each room features a different combination but the shades are the same throughout. For example, gray is the main color in this part of the kitchen but it can also be seen in other areas as well.
We love the contrasts of white and black, brought together by plenty of neutrality in wood tones, immediately apparent upon entering the front door. The golden accents add elegance to the décor and give the space a distinguished look.
It’s not all wood and steel, though. Certainly attention is paid to the livability and comfort of the space. This contemporary leather sofa and antique Persian area rug set the tone for warmth and welcome. The rug also brings pattern into the mix and breaks the monotony.
In the bathroom, clean-lined white sinks sit atop a roughened wood countertop – the perfect juxtaposition. The wooden beams make their presence obvious in here as well.
Quite a beautiful home that transcends traditional and modern style simultaneously. Wouldn’t you love to visit?