The Home Style Series: Farmhouse Edition

The Home Style Series: Farmhouse Edition

Charming, warm, rustic and functional, farmhouse style home design has been all the rage for quite some time, with no signs of this trend slowing down. From mason jar chandeliers and shiplap accent walls to barn door bathrooms and rustic barn weddings, there’s no denying that farmhouse architecture and design has infiltrated numerous facets of life and decor. But how did this trend come to be, and what elements encapsulate farmhouse style as we know it?

In the very first edition of the Forbes Home Style Series, we take a deep dive into the infamous farmhouse style.

Love it or hate it, farmhouse style homes have certainly left their mark on the architecture world, with their structured stemming originally out of necessity. According to James Henry of, a blog about home guides, “the farmhouse architecture originated in Germany and Scandinavia as a way to house farmhands on farms. It is the simple, yet solid, construction of farmhouses that made its way to the U.S. in the 1700s. Today, the American Farmhouse is celebrated as a symbol of American culture and sustainability.” ,

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