Home Decor Style Swap: Modern Farmhouse Living Room

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Home Decor Style Swap: Modern Farmhouse Living Room

This modern farmhouse living room is the result of home decor style swap we set up between two of our favorite design bloggers, Lesley Graham of Lesley W Graham and Anna Liesemeyer of In Honor of Design.

Lesley helped set up the dining room in Anna’s new house, and Anna gave Lesley’s living room a makeover, all featuring new furnishings and decor pieces from Home Decorator’s Collection.

You can see a quick round up of all the items you see in these two home decor style swaps here on The Home Depot Blog.

We also asked the two bloggers to describe their collaborations. Here, Anna explains how she helped create this lovely modern farmhouse living room for Lesley.

Creating a Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Handing over a room design to a friend can be quite intimidating! Thankfully, for this Home Decor Style Swap, I was paired up with one my most style savvy friends, Lesley Graham. It was so nice to have some fresh perspective in my own dining room space, as well as working with her on dreaming up her modern farmhouse living room. Together we were able to execute a really fun space!

Here are all the details we used from Home Decorators Collection, as well as before and after reveal photos on how we achieved this modern farmhouse living room…


Lesley Graham's living room before a makeover

Lesley Graham's living room before a makeover

The first step in swapping spaces was establishing our goal for the room. Lesley expressed to me that she wanted to get rid of their hodgepodge of items, and work towards a space that felt more cohesive. She was aiming for a clean and sophisticated room that her family could enjoy.

Since her little ones are growing up, she knew she could finally go for that light neutral color palette!

We shared Pinterest boards as well, where we posted our inspiration images and ideas, which helped us gather an overall vision from the colors and visuals shared.

Lesley chose the Gordon Tufted Sofa in Natural Linen, Old Grey Treasures Rug, and Bentley Chairs as the main foundational pieces of the room. This established the tone for the rest of the room, and the decisions for details and statement pieces came easy after that!

Personal Elements

A Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Designer Anna Liesemeyer

We also wanted to incorporate some personal family elements so the room still felt like home.

Guitars her husband plays, family pictures, and art from her favorite artists were a few ways we did that.

Do It Yourself!

Arched mirror on shiplap living room wall

What really brightened the space was the DIY shiplap wall Lesley’s husband and dad tackled together. It really brought the modern farmhouse feel. Painting it in a true white (Polar Bear Exterior by Behr Paint) lifted a ton of shadow from the room and reflected the natural light that the windows provide.

You can find the tutorial for the shiplap here on The Home Depot Blog.

Custom shelving units were also installed and painted in the same color to offer a place to house those little personal details such as picture frames.

Statement Pieces

Ellencott Wooden Bead Chandelier

To draw the eye to the center of the room and tie it all together was the wooden beaded Ellencot Chandelier and arched wall mirrors.

You don’t need a ton of pieces in the space to make a dramatic improvement. It just takes a few of the right pieces to connect the look and feel you are going for.

Additional furniture and details included in the room

Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Bookshelf in Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Modern Farmhouse Living Room

Modern Farmhouse Living Room
So thankful for the experience to work with a friend on creating a room she loves. You can head to In Honor of Design for more on Lesley Graham’s modern farmhouse living room and the family-friendly dining room she helped me overhaul!

Anna Liesemeyer is a designer, DIYer and entrepreneur. She writes about fashion, design and motherhood on her blog In Honor of Design. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and three children.

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