Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details.
Heyo! We're back with another interior design post and room reveal of my house! I love giving you guys a peek inside to my life, and this room is one of my very favorites in the whole house.
Some of you may remember that we moved into a modern farmhouse back in Fall 2017–I've since shared with you my modern industrial office, our rustic farmhouse kitchen, our eco-friendly nursery, and our outdoor oasis.
Today I'm opening the doors to our modern farmhouse dining room!
So how exactly does an interior design post fit in with Root + Revel, a wellness blog? Well, for starters: the very definition of holistic health is the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
I truly believe that health isn’t just about how many calories we consume or how many minutes we spend on the treadmill; rather true and lasting wellness is understanding ALL of the parts or our health as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
And the psychology of design and creating a safe, comfy, happy place to call home has been proven to boost mood, reduce stress, provide peace of mind and increase our overall sense of wellbeing.
And if that weren’t enough–we’ve been upping the amount of home-related posts we’re sharing lately. Because R+R is a site connecting people to the resources they need to create a safe, beautiful home, full of memories and traditions, sans toxic chemicals and harmful products. It’s a site bursting with advice for people ready to celebrate life, nourishing our bodies and our souls along the way.
Alright, enough with the justification. At the end of the day, I just love to share my personal experiences with you guys, what’s happening in my life and what I’m passionate about, busy with, working on, etc. And at this moment in time, it’s my house.
Specifically our dining room design. Because honestly, look how pretty?!
First, check out this before photo:
And now the after:
How could I not share this with you guys?
So come on in, take a look around, pour yourself a drink from our bar cart (I'll have a Manhattan, please!) and let’s do this thing.
Welcome to my Modern Farmhouse Dining Room!
When I first walked into our modern farmhouse when it was listed for sale, I knew I had to have it: the reclaimed wood planked ceiling in the dining room. It was so unique and beautiful and I immediately fell in love with the house upon seeing it. Isn't it gorgeous?
This wall was kind of wasted space once we got the rest of our furniture into the dining room, so I scoured the interwebs and flea markets for an antique mantel and couldn't be happier with this beauty we found on Facebook marketplace from a legit old farmhouse that had been torn down. The style fits the rest of our house perfectly!
But of course the anchor of the dining room is the stunningly beautiful farmhouse dining table we had custom made for us by Rustic Trades, a local Atlanta furniture designer that makes custom heirloom furniture.
While I'm all about budget design and getting a good deal, I knew this table was something we would have FOREVER, hopefully passing down to our kids some day, and I knew it would get A LOT of use because I love hosting dinner parties!
So we went with a rustic, Colonial-style farm table with a trestle design to help maximize leg room and seating
It is made from heavy-duty walnut and is by far the most beautiful piece of furniture we've ever owned (and likely ever will!).
Modern Farmhouse Dining Room: Cost
I do want to take a second to talk about cost. I’m a firm believer in splurging on certain pieces (usually those that are large furniture items and/or something you want to last a lifetime like the farmhouse table) and saving on accessories (Target can be your best friend).
I’m also super fortunate in that my mother is an interior designer and so I usually get at least 20% off retail stores, like West Elm and Crate and Barrel, and am able to purchase furniture from trade-only showrooms, like my favorite Four Hands (where most of our dining room furniture came from), at wholesale cost. This adds up BIG TIME!
Another way I’m able to save–I buy discounted gift cards and always use coupon codes. Whenever I have a purchase over $100, I go to sites like Cardpool.com and Raise.com and am able to save an additional 5-20% on my purchase, even after applying coupon codes.
To get the best promo codes and cash back savings or frequent flier points, I almost never shop without using Retailmenot.com, Ebates.com, Joinhoney.com, CouponCabin.com, EVReward.com or ChaseUltimateRewards.com. I love using the Chrome extensions these companies offer, so that coupon codes are automatically applied at checkout.
When I first start decorating a room, I think of a general theme (in this case, modern farmhouse meets rustic industrial) and color palette (here I went with blues, greys and natural wood with white to keep things simple and classic, with some metallic elements thrown in for fun).
From there I usually make a list of design elements that fit into that theme and then set out to look for pieces that will bring those elements into the space. For example:
- Black Iron: you'll find these details in the dining chairs, chandelier and curtain rods
- Reclaimed Wood: our ceiling was the focal point here, but we brought in more natural wood elements with our dining table and bench and the cutting boards along our fireplace mantle
- Metallic Elements: gold and silver make appearances in the dining room from the art to the planters and smaller accessories like candlesticks and salt + pepper shakers (ours are from Michael Aram)
- Botanical: incorporating green accents (both natural like our Fiddle Leaf Fig tree and pothos plant, and artificial like the centerpiece that's made from faux hydrangeas and peonies with succulents) was key to bringing life into the space
Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Source List
- Farmhouse Dining Table: Rustic Trades Emerson
- Dining Chairs: Wharton by Four Hands
- Farmhouse Round Wood Chandelier: Ballard Designs
- Rug: This is an antique I found at Scott's in Atlanta; here's a similar option
- Iron Buffet Console: Allegra Sideboard by Four Hands (similar option for half the price)
- Grey Sheer Linen Curtains: Pottery Barn Belgian Sheers
- Black Iron Curtain Rods: Threshold French Orb
- Gold Bar Cart: Society Social (similar option at Target for just $150)
- Fireplace Mantel: I bought this on Facebook Marketplace and my hubby installed it himself
- Black + Gold Planter: West Elm Eden Crossbase Planter
- Art: Wendover (McGee + Co has a similar piece called After the Storm)
- Magnolia Garland: Magnolia Market
- Grey Cement Planter: out of stock, but Target has a similar one, as does CB2