Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Create a beautiful home with modern coastal farmhouse style.

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Last year my girls and I went to the Street of Dreams in Portland. We hope to go again this year if we can squeeze it in! We used to go every year when we lived there. You might remember me sharing about my visit to my favorite house last year, a modern coastal farmhouse style home. Today I thought we would revisit it to discuss some of the key features and elements that make up this fun blend of styles.

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

‘Modern’ coastal or farmhouse style is a bit different from what I picture as a more traditional “farmhouse” or “coastal” home from the past. While I think the look is referred to as “modern” to differentiate it from the styles of the past, these homes can still retain classic elements that are simply freshened up with twist.

While it’s totally possible to get carried away with a “theme” or “trend,” I don’t think you have to worry about your home becoming “dated” if you stick with classics in features you won’t want to change every year.

If the key architectural features you use were found in some variation in homes over a hundred years ago and they make sense in your home right now, you can feel pretty safe.

Subway tile, painted paneled walls, stone (marble or quartz!) counters, wood beams, hardwood and tile flooring are all classics that can be updated but will be beautiful for years to come (just as they have in the past.) Those elements work well with both modern coastal and farmhouse styles. When craftsmanship and materials are of quality, you’ve got a timeless combination.

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Trendy accessories can become dated, of course, but they are easy to change.

If you want to enjoy trends while they are trendy, go for it! Or you can collect classics like ironstone, wooden spoons, beautiful books, white dishes, etc. and your collections will always feel appropriate.

Like any home, you can decorate a modern coastal farmhouse with a mix of elements that speak to you. I love me some old with new, coastal with farmhouse, personal treasures and unexpected elements tossed in for a unique surprise.

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

This particular house actually looks like a Nantucket coastal style house on the outside, but much more farmhouse inside. Yes, you can do that.  I’d personally prefer an interior with slightly less farmhouse and a bit more modern coastal/lake house vibe mixed in, but that’s what’s fun about style. You get to choose what mix works for you!

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

This is truly a dream house, but big houses overwhelm me so I’d look for one about a quarter of this size. :)

Below you’ll find more inspiration and sources for where to get beautiful modern coastal farmhouse style elements.

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

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Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look

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Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Want to decorate your home with simplicity and style?
Collect pretty vases, vessels and pitchers to hold seasonal organic elements.

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersPretty Vases

Simplifying your home doesn’t mean it can’t have pretty things in it. You don’t have to have entirely empty surfaces, tables and shelves. If you’re like me, you likely love to see pretty colors, shapes and textures in your home. We all know that decorative collections and decor can feel like clutter if we have too much or we aren’t carefully weeding out what we no longer love or need.

That’s why I love collecting practical but still pretty unique vases, or vessels and pitchers. This type of collection make sense to me because 1) I actually use them 2) I love to have a variety on hand 3) they last for years (unlike trendy decorative trinkets)  4) I prefer natural elements for seasonal decor, so it makes decorating with them fun when I can grab a pretty vase or container to put them in.

It’s so simple to just bring in flowers from the yard, grab a few twigs or sticks from a walk, pull some weeds (pretty weeds, ha), cut foliage from bushes, or buy a plants or bouquets from the farmer’s market. The organic elements contrast beautifully with unique vessels, making it so easy to make a beautiful statement without the fuss of “decorating.”

I get questions all the time about where I find pretty vessels and vases, so today I thought I’d give you some ideas and sources! I find lots of my inexpensive vases or pitchers at places like HomeGoods or TJ Maxx, you will see many of those in this post. Hopefully these online ideas are helpful too! Scroll down for inspiration and see my full round-up of vases and vessels here.

Note: In case you didn’t know, I am always adding beautiful home decor items to my online shop. Everything is preselected by me just for you, so you don’t have to wander all over the place looking for the prettiest home stuff in reasonable price ranges. If I would personally consider buying an item, I add it to my shop!

To make it a bit easier to find what you are looking for, you can even shop by item/category (like rugs or kitchen faucets or lighting). If you can’t find something in my shop, just ask! I’m happy to find options and make recommendations.

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersBud Vases

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersVase set of three

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersFloral vase

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersGray and white vases

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersRecycled glass sanded vase

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersHome Goods

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and PitchersTranslucent bubble vase

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

Click here or above for a full round-up of vase sources

Shop with the arrows/thumbnails below (and find many more vase sources in the shop here!)

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers

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Simple Decorating (my book) at Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Collecting Pretty Vases, Vessels and Pitchers
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