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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Update

Of all the rooms in my home I think the kitchen has underwent the most decor changes. It may be because there is only 2.5 small walls to change, so really I can give it a completely different look in just an afternoon. I actually did this kitchen decor update in the spring, but put off posting because I didn’t want to leak the Hello Sunshine news and now here it is fall and it’s finally coming to life on the blog… talk about a busy summer!

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Decor Update

Crisp modern kitchen with a bright pop of yellow

You can see the what the kitchen looked like before here.

I swore I would never paint the walls in my house white. For one, I have kids, two we actually live in our house, and three, I love color so much that I just thought why… until I found this Lovely Lemons wallpaper from Walls Need Love. I just didn’t need much more color.

Lovely Lemons wallpaper from Walls Need Love in this bright kitchen

It’s like a boatload of cheer all on its own! Don’t you agree?

Paired with the Laurel Accent Chair from Leon’s it makes a great little visiting perch when I’m cooking.

white kitchen cupboards in a fresh modern farmhouse kitchen

The opposite wall I painted with my favourite white- Delicate White 518-1 from Voice of Color.

Windowsill Succulents

I’ve also recently became a plant lady, like mildly… I stick to the ones that are hard to kill! Since the kitchen is the only south facing windows, they all take turns rotating on the sill.

Crisp modern kitchen with a bright pop of yellow

Modern farmhouse kitchen decor

If you’ve been reading the blog long you’ll know my love for vignettes. I’ve been a long time shelfie lover and couldn’t do without my (as my mom would call it) cluttered up kitchen shelf. However, I wanted a bit of an update from my previous hutch. You can see the old one here, and here, oh and here.

The Kitchen Shelf

Iron and Oak handmade Kitchen Shelf

I wanted something with an industrial modern feel for my kitchen decor update. Since that wall is hollow for the pocket door, nothing can be hung there.  I had my cousin (Justin) build something to fit the space. The frame is constructed from angle iron and rebar, and the shelves are oak he milled out. He did such a great job, exactly what I was looking for!

Industrial modern shelf for the kitchen

I kept with the same color scheme and still incorporated my globe collection, but the open concept shelves make it so light and airy. It’s a great divider for the transition from kitchen to living room, and keeps my collections to one area.

globe collection

Custom built furniture pieces for a modern farmhouse kitchen makeover

This is my little ‘cousin Justin’ corner, he also made the Vintage Locker Console Table I revealed a few posts back. The both work really well together!

Custom built furniture pieces for a modern farmhouse kitchen makeover

If you didn’t get to see my living room in Hello Sunshine Magazine be sure to check out the details of those living room pieces.  I love the flow of the two rooms together, just what my rainbow eyes needed!

Bright and colorful open concept home

Its hard to be unhappy in such a cheerfully colored home!

Custom built furniture pieces for a modern farmhouse kitchen makeover

modern farmhouse kitchen update

Since my plant obsession started I’ve repurposed some of my milk glass. From dust collectors to planters, very suiting for my space!

Succulents planted in vintage milk glass

Thanks for having a look through my kitchen update! I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of blogging and decorating!

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  1. I love it all!! So perfectly sunny and perfectly you!!!

  2. It looks amazing, Virginia! The wallpaper is awesome and it flows perfectly with your beautiful living room!

  3. So stunning! The lemon wallpaper is so great!! I love it!! I have never loved yellow like this after taking this kitchen tour. Thank you for sharing!!

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