One of my readers asked me what I thought the difference was between modern vs. vintage farmhouse. I am no designer, but this is my take on it.
Vintage Farmhouse has all the true elements of vintage...
period inspired lighting,
And even the furniture and appliances are true to the style.
With Modern Farmhouse, you have the essence of farmhouse with a blending of old and new. There are vintage inspired elements, but in the mix are:
Sleek modern appliances ,
"farmhouse sinks" cast in metals and other materials not normally used.
A mix of materials. Instead of all traditional butcher block or wood (because that was all they had,) there are granite, concrete and even stainless steel countertops.
For lighting, think also in many cases sleek lighting or even drum shade pendants.
And metal or modern furniture. So you get the essence of "rustic" farmhouse without the entirely period commitment. It all depends on how you mix it. And, it is all about personal taste though isn't it? All of those pictures are gorgeous no matter what the style.
I hope that explains my view of what I think the differences are. Did I forget anything?
Designer types, weigh in... What do you think? :)