An Eclectic Modern Farmhouse in the Heart of Canada

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Class is in session with this creative teacher’s black, white, and wood toned eclectic modern farmhouse home.

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Name: Sindy
Location: Binbrook, Ontario, Canada
Type of home: House, owned
Size: 2,017 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4

It’s not too often you see an eclectic modern farmhouse with a mix of coastal, contemporary, and European elements all at once. It might sound too many interior styles in one home, but the result will surprise you. It’s bright, clean, and inviting. Plus, the black, white, and wood tones made Sindy’s home feel both modern and traditional. Also, the abundance of natural light and plants made the space more lively.

Sindy or Miss Sindy is a teacher by day and an interior design enthusiast by night. “I love changing my house up room after room again because my style has changed over and over.” Her proudest DIY is her current bedroom, her home’s gallery wall, and black shiplap. She also shares her creative interior design ideas on her Instagram page. “I started to document my home on Instagram, showing people that you can make small or big changes to your home to get that look you’re craving.”

Sindy and her family moved to Binbrook nearly 15 years ago for that small-town feel. However, Binbrook has grown nearly 10 times bigger today. Sindy and her husband bought their current home on a budget they could afford. They renovated their current home from the ceiling to the floor a gazillion times. Sindy’s attention to detail, her mix of different interior elements, and the way she blends materials with natural finishes make her home a cozy and inviting space.

Let’s check out more of Sindy’s eclectic modern farmhouse home.

Tell us something about your home

We’re a suburb of Hamilton Ontario. When my husband and I bought our house, we bought what we could afford nearly 15 years ago. Since growing up, I lived in so many homes. It was so important to me that I have just one home, and that my kids will drive by it one day and be able to say “that’s where I grew up.”

15 years later, I wish we had a bigger home, a mudroom, bigger bedrooms, a bigger kitchen, bigger laundry, and so on. However, I’m stubborn and crazy attached to memories, so we’re not moving. ????

In the meantime, we’ve knocked down our kitchen, renovated, tore out all flooring, replaced it with hardwood throughout, painted a zillion times, changed more sofas than diapers. I’m always just trying to love my haven no matter what size and work with what I have.

Describe your interior style

Tough question, but I will say it forever, definitely a MIXER of styles so Eclectic with some elements of Coastal, Contemporary, European, and Farmhouse.

Tip: To create a simple and sophisticated home with different interior styles, choose a limited color palette or a neutral color palette. If you’re going to add wood tones in your place, make sure that it matches. Either they are the same shade or made from the same wood. Plus, go with a theme, just like Sindy’s eclectic modern farmhouse home.

What is your favorite part of your home and why?

DEFINITELY my kitchen because it has come a long way. I couldn’t wait to change our builder-grade kitchen. After 12 years of living in our home, we decided to start a kitchen renovation. Our kitchen eating area is not huge, it is only 7 feet by 10 feet. We chose to lose having a traditional kitchen table to put an island as big as we could get it (8 feet by 3 feet), which takes up most of our eating area, but we are so happy that we made that island as big as possible.

Also, my master bedroom. I took our boring bedroom and gave it an overhaul. I painted a black feature wall, where I added wood slats behind the bed. I added a new Sputnik chandelier and globe sconce lights next to each side of the bedroom. I created texture with the slat wall, making it a focal point. It adds texture and is one of my most asked about posts.

Tip: Sindy’s eclectic modern farmhouse kitchen would be a delight to cook with each day. Create a bright and spacious kitchen with a neutral color palette. Also, opt for taller-than-standard upper cabinets since it will make the ceiling feel higher. Plus, keep everything organized by finding a place for every kitchen tool. Lastly, let in natural light. It will visually make your kitchen spacious and brighter.

What is your least favorite part of your home and why?

The size. I wish each room could be a bit bigger (in order: kitchen first, then the family room, then bedrooms).

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Since we renovated, I got my inspiration from Farmhouse guru Joanna Gaines.

What are your recommended places to shop?

Structube, IKEA, West Elm, and Wayfair.

Dream home design advice/tips you want to share?

Think big, add that pantry, bump-out that family room to make it bigger. And most of all, live in a first time home to know what is important to you.

Don’t be afraid to tear down your home’s walls or paint your ceiling or floor, just like what Sindy did to her home. Just try it! If it doesn’t work out, you can always paint over it and start all over again. Have fun in designing your home, no matter how big or small it is. Also, renovating a space should tell a story. Plus, you can never go wrong with a neutral palette, no matter what the interior style is.

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