If you appreciate modern-rustic decor, then this might be the look for you. As Modern farmhouse styles go, look no further than the Chateau Margaux and its contemporary farmhouse kitchen. Beautifully conceptualised by Minneapolis-based designer Emily Pueringer, the space evokes a lived-in luxury look with a warm, earthy aesthetic.
Featuring a warm neutral palette, Emily chose tones that worked harmoniously across different materials offering a timeless appeal.
“I’ve always been inspired by contrasting elements – whether it’s a modern interior enriched by colourful elements or a classic setting flooded with eclectic art, those are my calling cards.
I love to mix and match all the materials I use in my spaces, breaking the rules and switching things up to add unexpected interest,” the designer notes.
As the room features curved architecture, Emily highlighted it with large windows and arched doorways.
This maintains the open feel of the space while framing different areas. At the centre is a gorgeous kitchen island that mixes wood and marble, accented by gold hardware from Armac Martin – the Queslett Cup Pull and Latchford Cabinet Knobs in a polished brass unlacquered finish.
It’s a statement piece that makes you want to linger around with a glass of wine and exchange life stories with guests.
Other pieces that helped emphasise this earthy aesthetic included the textured rug runner, patterned tile backsplash and Emily’s personal favourite, the Lacanche Range in an interesting terracotta hue.
All of which lends a rather rustic charm to the kitchen.“I can’t get enough of that gorgeous earthy colour,” she stresses.
The Butler’s Pantry
To add a bit of drama to the farmhouse, Emily chose a playful orange grove wallpaper for the adjacent pantry, providing an endearing pop of colour to the multi-functional space. Posh creamy quartz countertops and hardware accents – Armac Martin’s Queslett Cup Pull and Cabinet Knob & Square Backplate – in a burnished brass finish bring contrast to the warm wood and patterned wallpaper.
“Butler’s pantries are functional for hosting and provide extra storage space – but I love them for a different reason. The room size is perfect to go bold and add a little drama to your interior,” she notes.
Extending the cohesive look of the farmhouse interiors to the nearby en-suite, Emily chose rich burnt sugar hexagon floor tiles and a symmetrical double vanity with touches of wood for that lived-in look. Sleek brass accessories like wall lights, mirrors, and cabinet hardware (Armac Martin’s Latchford Cabinet Knob) offer a lovely contrast to the rustic decor.
“The golden rule to finishing any space is to never skimp on finishing touches,” Emily shares. “They make a true impact and statement in your new space.”
With its arched wall and soft cream hues, this cosy workspace nails the look of Chateau Margaux’s design sensibility.
Located in the primary bedroom, Emily decided to decorate this nook with floating wooden shelves and a matching desktop to bring in warmth and earthiness.
The bright and airy feel of the corner also emphasises the hardware accents – Armac Martin’s Queslett Cabinet Knob with Rectangular Backplate and Cotswold Card Frame Pull in a burnished brass finish.
Offering a charming mix of old and new, the farmhouse aesthetic is perfect for those looking to blend quiet elegance and comfort in their homes. You don’t even have to live way out in the country to incorporate this ultra-chic design sensibility into your interiors. For more design inspiration, check out Rebuilding a 1970s House Into a Stylish, Modern Abode; A Dreamy Yorkshire Home; and Elegant Georgian Home with a Colourful Twist. Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest from Gregory Croxford Living.