Interior Design Inspiration from a Modern Farmhouse Tour – Part 1

If you love touring designer show houses, I have a treat for you today!  Back in the fall of 2019, I visited the Philadelphia Magazine’s Design Home in Villanova, Pennsylvania.  For some reason, I never shared the photos on my blog…so today I’m doing just that.  Better late than never, right?  So, please join me on this stunning modern farmhouse tour.  Hopefully, you’ll enjoy all the interior design inspiration as much as I did!

Design Inspiration – Modern Farmhouse Tour Part 1:

Yes, I’m breaking this up into two parts.  Since I took way too many pictures, today I’m going to share the exterior and first floor and next I’ll share the 2nd floor.  After all, I don’t want to overwhelm you with all the gorgeous home design ideas!

House with stone exterior and black shutters

Exterior of the Design Home 2019:

With a combination of rustic stone, white siding and black shutters, this breathtaking 7,300 square foot home mixes traditional with modern style.


Stone house with black shutters

From the long driveway leading up to the home to the grand entrance, it’s obvious they covered every detail on this modern farmhouse.

Front porch with black doors and columns

Modern Farmhouse Interior Design Inspiration:

In the foyer, the interior designer carried the black accents inside to the impressive staircase.  Definitely a modern farmhouse vibe going on here.

black metal staircase - modern farmhouse interior design inspiration

Across the foyer, a set of doors open to a covered patio…so perfect for entertaining.  Can you imagine lounging out here with a cup of coffee in the morning.  Such lovely views of the tree lined backyard.

Outdoor seating area on patio

Not only does the patio overlook the backyard, but it also includes a fun bar seating area at the kitchen windows.

Outdoor bar by kitchen window

Speaking of the kitchen…

kitchen with two islands and round lighting - interior design inspiration

As we step inside, take a look at this massive kitchen with two islands.  Seriously, what a set up for a party!  From the top of the line appliances to the high end finishes, this kitchen is a showstopper!

bar counter with windows above - interior design inspiration

As you can see, the windows overlook the covered patio area.  Yes, those large windows open to connect the indoor bar to the outdoor bar.  Martini anyone?

martini glasses

From the left kitchen island, you can see into the stylish dining room.

kitchen island with marble countertop - interior design inspiration

From the contemporary lighting to the dark walls, modern art…and TWO wine refrigerators, this dining room is designed for entertaining!

Lighting over dining table - home design ideas

On the other side of the kitchen, you’ll find a modern farmhouse style family room with a bold, black fireplace.

family room with modern sofa rug and fireplace - interior design inspiration

And off the family room, you can walk right out to a screened porch with another fireplace as a focal point.

screened porch with fireplace and seating - home design ideas

From this angle, you can see how the two rooms connect.  

screened porch off family room - interior design inspiration

Tiled floors and outdoor carpet keep this indoor/outdoor living space easy to maintain.

gray tile floor with outdoor rug - interior design details

On the other side of the house, you’ll find a den with dramatic black walls and a bit of sparkle.  Once again, so much interior design inspiration!

Den with black walls and gold chandelier - house design ideas

And what’s a den without a liquor tray on the coffee table?  See, I told you this house is made for entertaining.

Bar tray on coffee table - interior design inspiration

In the powder room, there’s more drama with the black and white birch tree wallpaper.

Powder room with black and white birch tree wallpaper - interior design inspiration

Tucked away in a closet, they set up a wrapping station.  Seriously, who couldn’t use one of these rooms?!

wrapping paper room - interior design inspiration

Down a back hall off the kitchen, there’s a small back kitchen/pantry area.

Farm sink in front of window - interior design ideas

With windows that face the driveway, you can keep track of who’s arriving home.

black windows above sink - interior design details

Yes, even the garage is beautiful with the white siding, farmhouse lighting and dormers above.

White two car garage with dormers - home design ideas

But that’s not the only garage… Diagonal from the two car garage, you’ll find another garage that they turned into a basketball court!  What sports loving kid wouldn’t love this?!!

basketball court in garage - interior design inspiration

Between those garages, there’s a lovely courtyard and back entrance.  Though not as grand as the front of the house, this entrance is just as welcoming!  

white modern farmhouse back porch with black door - home design ideas

Well, I hope you enjoyed the exterior and first floor of this modern farmhouse tour!

Be sure to come back next week for more home design ideas as we tour the second floor of this stunning design home!  *Update:  Here are the upstairs rooms in part 2 of the tour!

If you want even more inspiration then, here are more beautiful homes from a neighborhood tour!  And this week on the Saturday Spotlight, we’re highlighting beautiful houses – inside and out!

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  1. What a gorgeous home, Shelley. So glad you decided to share it. Love it’s stone and siding combination exterior. And the kitchen! Can’t wait to see the rest of the house. xo

    1. Thanks Juliet – I don’t know why it took me so long to post the pictures! I guess I just took so many that I was overwhelmed. There were just so many angles of that beautiful home that I wanted to share. Glad you liked it!

  2. Beautiful Shelley! Thanks so much for sharing. I love everything but in my mind I was rearranging that basketball court into the perfect craft room! Happy Saturday to you!

    1. Ha – don’t tell my son that! He’s been dreaming of that basketball court ever since I showed him the picture! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. This was so much fun! I love designer home tours, and look forward to them starting up again. I love all of the black accents, and especially the indoor-outdoor bar!

    1. I could tour designer homes every day of the week! Yes, isn’t all the black just stunning? Glad you enjoyed the tour!

    1. Thanks Kristin! Isn’t it stunning? Even though my home style leans more traditional, I was so inspired by this lovely home!

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