Hi there! My name is Jen, I am the creative vision and voice behind the blog City Farmhouse. I am beyond thrilled to be here contributing as a Style Spotter for BHG and to be in the company of such incredible talent!
The idea of blending vintage +modern has quickly become a style trend I have fully embraced for many reasons. When I first began decorating our east coast home 3 years ago I have to be honest, I felt a little lost. I had so many ideas & styles running through my head as most people do when they buy a new home, that it was hard to narrow it down. Can anyone relate? Ever since I can remember I have had a crush on vintage, as a little girl shopping thrift stores with my mother, there was just something I felt connected to, plus it is eco-friendly, full of character & charm and who doesn’t love that. On the other hand I am also drawn to simple, clean, white & minimal. So there began my decorating pursuit to layer our home in vintage details with a clean & comfortable modern simplicity, hence my blog name City Farmhouse.
With this style trend I love that the emphasis is on personal style and originality. There are many interpretations of Vintage Modern Chic, so there is a great deal of creative freedom, here are a few tips to help you get the look…..
Add modern art to your walls or a focal point to give a fresh hip look.
Repeat metals, textures &/or color to bring continuity to the space.
A signature vintage piece blended with modern details, like this wall of black & white photos shows personality and makes for great conversation.
Mix whites, metals and warm wood tones with vintage elements, like this cool sign.
Introduce Lucite or other modern pieces to a rustic or traditional space to instantly give a stylish modern sensibility.
Layer dark tones, vintage furnishings, gold & organic textures with white to give modern character & charm.
Mix vintage pieces & warm wood tones with crisp white modern touches to create a clean & stylish space.
Introduce rattan & mid-century modern with rustic pieces to achieve the look.
Use vintage collections to compliment your modern furnishings.
Use white as a neutral backdrop for your blended styles.
Add modern patterns, color & wood tones with white to create a comfortable & stylish retreat.
Last little tip to “get this look”- have fun & enjoy the journey, let your own personal style shine through!