Behind the design

Hamptons Modern Farmhouse


‘Behind The Design’


I enjoy sharing with you each project experience this month we are diving into our Hamptons Modern Farmhouse Project. 

Firstly, I wanted to share with you a little about how this project came about.

My dearest and best friend of over two decades has always encouraged me to follow my dreams and has always believed in my talent.

In the early months of building my interior decorating business, she mentioned she could use a little help with her master bedroom.

Turned out, it was a little overwhelming for her than she had anticipated!





Hamptons Modern Farmhouse Project  – Desired Style Board


you should be connected to your home


The Transformation


Living Room – before transformation


After – Hamptons Modern Farmhouse Living Room


We started the process of her design back in early 2019 (time clearly got away) we became busy with family and other work commitments (since this was a side project we worked on during free weekends, you know like you do with your bestie)

Then 2020 hit and we soon saw ourselves with some mandated “quality time” on our hands. For me, client onsite visits were out of the question so I suggested a way to make the most of it was to finally complete her personal space.

The timing turned out to be perfect and instead of just completing her master bedroom, we tackled the entire main areas of their home.

After discussing styles and the larger pieces they loved already in their home, we put together the concept idea of a Hamptons Modern Farmhouse inspired home.


Hamptons Modern Farmhouse Project

– flat lay Image of major finishes

A topic for discussions was the layout design of the home and how we could best utilise the areas. I suggested a restructuring of the Home Office wall on the Living Room side.

I felt this would open up the Living Room and allow full use of the space, while also providing privacy to the Office space while doing this also opened up the feeling when moving through the hallway. (winning all the way)

When it came to style ideas they loved a blend of Hamptons, Modern Farmhouse with a splash of Country.

The emotional connection they were after was light, airy & fresh.



During their Style Session, we discussed how they wanted to feel in the space, as well as the walls and trim finishes they had in mind. They told me they wanted a neutral palette that they could reinvent with pops of colour, should they want to change the spaces up from time to time. These tones also would blend naturally with the major investment pieces of furniture they already owned.

The Living Room already had a previously painted exposed brick wall which complimented the Modern Farmhouse style perfectly so I recommended painting this the same finish as the other walls. This created a subtle feature in the room and blended perfectly.

The selected bright white trims and doors throughout and a greige tone for the all common area walls. (We call it greige because it can look beige and grey, depending on what colours are combined with it)


We created a sitting area specifically to chill, chat or read a book. Since completion, their son has even adopted the stylish space to practice his guitar. We flanked the wall with some favourite images capturing treasured moments the family have shared over the years.


To spice it up a little in the Master Bedroom, we added a feature wall colour a light blue hue. 

The cute little bird farmhouse wall art along with their existing Hamptons Style Bed and bedsides, patterned linens brought the modern farmhouse feel together. 


During the Style Session, Angela raised that she had some personal pieces from her beloved Oma & Upa that had been passed down to her which captured her Dutch heritage. She asked whether I was able to blend this into the decorating and design somehow. (which I absolutely love)

Including elements of a client’s heritage within the design enhances the connection they have to their space and is a special way to remember loves ones from past generations.

I tasked Angela with collecting the most treasured pieces so I  could design around the way best to display them throughout their home, creating the perfect blend of both Hamptons Modern Farmhouse elements along with her touches of Dutch heritage.

Angela was overjoyed with the decorative way we balanced each of them throughout.

Her family were also touched by the inclusion of them when she revealed her newly created home to them.

Some remarked that looking at them evoked a special feeling inside them, reminding them of their shared history and beloved family members.

The change to this home is truly astonishing. I am grateful to have such beautiful friends and it was my honour to create the home they have always wanted.

To see more of this Hamptons Modern Farmhouse Project click the link Interior Decorating Portfolio, each space has been showcased individually for you to view.

To see more before and after, Transformations 

For more information on how we can work together to create your perfect space check out my Interior Decorating Services.

Together, let’s create style and beauty.

Melanie x