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The influence of Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV's "Fixer Upper" has made modern farmhouse style among the most coveted looks for homeowners. The aesthetic has been increasingly popular nationwide and homeowners looking to renovate often want their new space to have a modern farmhouse look. Texas designer Ashley Moore spoke with the Washington Post and shared several ways to help homeowners develop a modern farmhouse look.

Neutral palette: Starting with a neutral palette is a must. Color groups such as whites, grays, creams and light beiges should be the base color scheme. One of the easiest ways to add that desired farmhouse feel is by painting the walls white. Alternatively, you can still create that bright and airy look with a light gray or even beige.

Black accents: Black might seem like a sharp contrast to the previously mentioned neutral palette, but this is how you incorporate that modern twist. Black accents such as metal doors and windows or industrial hardware and light fixtures will take a space from classic to modern.

Woodwork: The early-American farmhouses were built with wood, and incorporating this element in modern-day homes is important. Not only does it help add interest and character to a space, but also elements such as reclaimed wood can make statements themselves. One can add reclaimed wood beams to the ceiling, fireplace mantel, and floors or even create custom doors.

You don’t have to put shiplap everywhere to get that farmhouse look—start simple with an accent wall. Clients often ask if shiplap will go out of style, and our answer is no. It’s been a design element for over 200 years, making it a timeless addition to any home. Adding trim around doors and windows is another way to incorporate simple millwork in a home for that farmhouse feel.

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