Farmhouse sink, apron sink, country sink—so many names for this modern farmhouse staple. You don't have to plow an alfalfa field to love farmhouse design, but you'll need more than a fitting sink to make this style work. Modern farmhouse design uses a combination of organic materials, neutral colors and traditional lines to conjure up images of a simple and self-sufficient time.
The great thing about farmhouse design is that it's equally comfortable in a family's suburban clapboard as in a single's Manhattan high-rise. In fact, Houzz's fourth annual Kitchen Trends Report shows that traditional farmhouse décor is a favorite among millennials, of all people.
So sit a spell while Moen provides design tips on how to revive or create a modern farmhouse interior–wherever you live.
Accessories from everywhere
Farmhouse is equal opportunity décor that embraces your grandmother's rocking chair as well as contemporary accessories and French country knickknacks. Match vintage tables with reclaimed or distressed flooring. Hang wrought iron pendants over a granite center island to combine matte and glossy finishes.
Comfort is king
Farmhouse design isn't buttoned up. It's casual and not fussy; traditional and utilitarian, because “waste not" is a farm value. Moen's Belfield collection of kitchen and bath faucets features high arches and a lever handles that recall old-timey water pumps—a lovely reference to farm steads long ago.
Copper hot spots
Whether you favor traditional decor, modern, or a bit of both, identifying your design inspiration can help you create the bathroom and kitchen of your dreams.