A Modern Farmhouse Sunroom For Actual Farmers

A Modern Farmhouse Sunroom For Actual Farmers

Project by: Kelsey of Farmer's Daughter Interiors
Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

There's so much to love about this stunner of a sun room; the incredible tile fireplace, the pops of greenery, the enviable window situation. Kelsey created the perfect gathering space for her clients to relax and unwind with their family.

From Kelsey: This light-filled sunroom belongs to a young family of five located in Swift Current, a small agricultural community in southwest Saskatchewan. When the clients approached me to help them complete their sunroom addition, they knew they wanted a bright and casual space they could enjoy as a family year round. Since the clients are grain farmers in the area, we decided on a modern farmhouse style with bohemian flair and mid-century undertones that blended well with the rest of the home.

When looking for inspiration for this space, I was drawn to the idea of using patterned tile as I had seen in spaces by Emily Henderson and Amber Lewis. Although I had never seen patterned tile used in a full-height fireplace application, I was thrilled when the clients loved the idea. We knew if we kept the palette neutral enough, the pattern wouldn't overwhelm the space and a Balkan-inspired, hand-painted print would soften the harsher surfaces found in the glass ceiling and concrete-looking tile floors. One of the main challenges in this space was designing the fireplace tile layout - we knew there could be no cuts and no half-patterns - therefore, the framing of the wood-burning fireplace had to be precisely calculated to coordinate with the widths of the tile, before the tile was even delivered on-site. We had a custom mantle made using reclaimed barn wood from the local area. Because the entire space was originally an exterior deck, another challenge in this project was incorporating the existing windows that were once exterior but now open into the sunroom, without drawing too much attention their way.

Reproduction Serge Mouille wall lights and clean-lined, wood-armed chairs lean towards a mid-century vibe while keeping the room feeling relaxed and comfortable. A bohemian wall hanging, done by a local artist, injects some serious personality and provides a punch of black against the white shiplap walls seen throughout. One of my favourite details of the project are the wall planters we ordered through a local florist - they just seemed to fit the room's aesthetic so well and I love the way they inject life into the space. A few vintage accents and carefully selected throw pillows finish off the look and provide just the warm and welcoming space this family was looking for.

Sources:

  • Fireplace tile - Tabarka Studio
  • Fireplace Mantle - custom made, One Prairie
  • Craftsman Floor tile - Julian Tile
  • Area rug - Loloi
  • Rugs Sofas - custom made, Van Gogh Designs
  • Chairs - Four Hands
  • Coffee table - Four Hands
  • Cowhide stools - Loon Peak
  • Wall sconces - custom finished, Pink and Brown
  • Wall mounted planters - Wildflower Florist
  • Firewood holder - Four Hands
  • Buffalo check pillows - custom, Tonic Living
  • Black mud cloth pillows - Etsy, Thimble & Cloth
  • White mud cloth pillow - Etsy, INDIEbungalow
  • Multi-coloured pillows on chairs - DK Renewal
  • Wicker baskets: Bloomingville
  • Mirror on mantle: Umbra
  • Artwork on Mantle: custom, Farmer's Daughter Interiors

Thanks, Kelsey and Farmer's Daughter Interiors!

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