When designing the home she shares with her husband and six-month-old son, Christine Turknett of Breathe Design Studio wanted to create a cozy and calming space that still felt contemporary. "I decided that 'modern farmhouse' would guide our decision making so we could warm up the space while incorporating the fact that the home is located in Texas," she says. The home is located in Austin's Mueller neighborhood, a new development on the site of the former airport, and was a custom build, which allowed Turknett to select everything from the flooring to the design of the shampoo nook in the shower.
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Turknett balanced the cool palette of whites and blues with warm hickory pecan floors. Soft textures, including sheepskins, woven poufs, and a Moroccan rug, also add to the relaxed vibe. The finished space is colorful yet calming, cozy yet crisp: everything a modern farmhouse should be.
A guest bedroom was decorated in shades of white and gray. "It was important for me to keep things within a cooler palette, so I chose colors with blue undertones," she says.