by: Linda Jennings, CEO/Founder

Notable for its welcoming warmth and homey charm, the vintage-inspired look of farmhouse continues to gain momentum as one of the most popular home design styles. Like a grown-up version of cottage style, the farmhouse motif marries nostalgia with modern practicality. Builders and designers are reporting that the farmhouse look is not only in demand with clients buying older homes and bringing them back to their original glory but also a popular trend for new construction. Details are key when it comes to creating a true modern farmhouse design, from refined hardware and luxurious fixtures to sophisticated accessories that add style without kitsch.

Innovative Twist on the Farm Sink

Farmhouse sinks have become wildly popular in recent years and are often a top request when it comes to kitchen designs. Ruvati has captured the essence of this trend with its extraordinary Fiamma Fireclay sink collection that brings a modern look to a traditional favorite. Notable for its signature apron-front style the Collection features an innovative twist – a reversible option that allows a smooth flat front panel or one with a decorative fluted pattern. The sinks have a 10-inch deep basin and are available in 30-inch and 33-inch width as well as single and double bowl options. These sinks are handcrafted by Italian artisans and offered in Horizon Gray, Coastal Shabby Chic with a distressed finish in a soft blue, as well as a Crackled White, Glossy Black, and traditional White and Biscuit.

Rustic and Refined Hardware

Nostalgic Warehouse embraces the modern farmhouse style with inspiring options of door plates and knobs that fit this motif perfectly. Shown here is the Studio Short Plate in Satin Nickel paired with a White Porcelain Knob to create a simple yet vintage look. The brand also offers an extensive collection of farmhouse-esque cabinet hardware from bin pulls, crystal cabinet knobs and solid brass bar pulls to cup pulls in modern finishes. Inspired by this distinctive look that goes back to a simpler time, Nostalgic Warehouse is giving customers a range of designs to choose from and an intriguing mix-and-match flexibility. And the company uses only hot-forged brass for a solid, durable construction for products are designed to last a lifetime. Coordinate the look effortlessly from an entry door handleset and interior doors to decorative hardware tailored for cabinetry in the kitchen, bath and throughout the home.

Versatile Towel Warmers

Known as the Cascade Collection, these beautifully crafted towel warmers from Sterlingham Company offer exceptional versatility in configuration and style. Their sleek design consumes less wall space than traditional warmers, allowing them to be hung alone, paired, stacked or arranged in nearly any formation. The Cascade Collection is available in a range of styles to suit contemporary baths, transitional spaces and those inspired by the Farmhouse motif. The Stourton, Park Lane and Wollaston lines make use of classic and flared ball joints to bring a traditional elegance to the bathroom. The Churchill incorporates 38 mm tubes and casted wall mounts to achieve an oversized elegant aesthetic. All are painstakingly crafted from solid brass and available with Electric, Hot Water or Dual Fuel heating systems.

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