Elegant Farmhouse: Comfortable Living for Today

Elegant and Farmhouse. That almost seems like a contradiction of terms. Farmhouse is a comfortable, relaxed style whereas “elegant” conjures up images of fancy gold mirrors and other high end furnishings. But “elegant farmhouse” is how Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC describes this Texas home renovation project of theirs. Note: this is a previously published home tour that I decided to resurrect because time got away from me – I’m working on this week’s spring home tour – coming Tuesday and Wednesday!

Today’s Texas home wears soft colors and features architectural details like wood ceiling beams and built-in bookshelves.

Farmhouse Living RoomPhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

Rich wood floors add warmth while ample windows let natural light flow into the interior spaces.

Modern Country Living RoomPhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

Note how the door to the hallway mimics the arches of the French doors’ transom windows.

Farmhouse Living RoomPhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

A farmhouse table with chunky legs makes a statement in the dining room with touches of black.

Country Farmhouse Dining RoomPhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

A Bible verse about breaking bread together is gracefully written on chalkboard wall art.

Country Farmhouse Dining RoomPhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

Glass pendant lights hang over the kitchen island while a similar glass globe pendant is suspended over the breakfast nook table in the background. The island adds plenty of counter space in this elegant farmhouse kitchen.

Country Style Kitchen with Large IslandPhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

An impressive vent hood provides the crowning touch over the large range. A convenient coffee bar is tucked into the kitchen’s custom cabinetry painted in soft gray.

=Photo by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLCSoft Gray Kitchen Cabinets

French style chairs create that elegant farmhouse look in a sitting room. Personal mementos line the built-in bookcases.

Farmhouse Family Room in Neutral TonesPhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

A painted stone fireplace is centered under the vaulted ceiling. You can see more mantels and fireplaces in yesterday’s post. Family photos help to personalize the living room.

Country Farmhouse Family Room with Stone FireplacePhoto by Southern Farmhouse Designs, LLC

You can see more of this elegant farmhouse from Texas over at Houzz.

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  1. Gorgeous home…pinned it to my Home Tours board. Lots of great architectural details and I like the furniture, floors and the soothing colors. Have a lovely Sunday. We are off to finish painting the garden shed.

  2. Thank you Jennifer at Town And Country Living. I love to open my e-mail to see what you have posted almost every day.Every thing is so interesting.I follow some other bloggers, but you are the only one that post often and thank you for that.

  3. Jennifer,

    How did I miss this feature last year? Thank you so so much for your sweet words about our home. It truly was a true labor of love & it reflects our family & how we live so well. I appreciate you so much!

  4. I enjoy your posts. I especially like the look of all the white colors in contrast to the darker wood floors. Our brick fireplace wall needs to be painted white. What type of paint would look the best? Would you use a flat or eggshell finish?

  5. A very lovely home. I loved how the island was just straight counter what a lovely area to prep on as well as eat. I’m not a fan of islands with the stove and or sinks and a place to sit. I just think where I want to sit I don”t want to see dishes or stuff being cooked with splatter etc.. Having a nice clean area is awesome to sit and enjoy your meal. Love all the windows too I’m partial to having lots of natural light come in. This is certainly a well done home and I enjoyed it immensely thank you Jennifer.