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Black Modern Farmhouse

Photography by Phillip Slowiak

This stunning, black modern farmhouse comes to us from GreenTech Homes out of Chattanooga, TN. Named ‘The Hartwell’, this home was strategically designed by Green Tech’s in house Interior Designer, Piper Stromatt and Interior Architect, Briana Hall. They carefully combined two of their best selling floor plans to create the Hartwell, a unique 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2,800 square foot urban farmhouse feel in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga. Due to numerous issues including site measurements, a shared driveway and orientation of the site, the home took very strategic tweaking and planning to not only make it functional but to add the meaningful details that make it a one of a kind home.

Rather than allowing the details to get lost in the dark color, Briana strategically placed cedar accents in those areas to help make the architectural features pop against the dark exterior. She used the faux bump out to give more depth to the feature window.


James Hardie Color Plus- Trim and Siding in Iron Gray Natural Cedar Columns and Accents Rustic Black Shingles General Shale Brick- Castle Rock Tudor Pella Golden Oak Garage Doors in the Inverted V pattern Exterior Sconces:

Though relatively small and simple, this kitchen is on trend in every way! Partnering a blue island with white perimeter cabinets makes it feel larger and like it has more depth. Taking the cabinetry all the way to the ceiling gives the illusion of more space as well. I love how they mixed metals between the lighting and faucet. They absolutely maximized this space and the resulting kitchen is absolutely fabulous!


Sink Faucet: Delta Island Pendants: 1800Lighting Interior wall color: Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist Interior ceiling color: Sherwin Williams Magnetic Gray Trim color: Sherwin Williams Extra White Perimeter Cabinetry: Sherwin Williams Extra White Kitchen Island: Sherwin Williams Naval Kitchen Cabinetry Design: Painted shaker style cabinets, dovetail configuration and full overlay. Glass fronts added to the top row of cabinets that were stacked to the ceiling. Hardware: Amerock Candler Collection Island Dimension: 9′-0″x3′-0″ Backsplash: Wayfair Countertops: White Symphony Granite Flooring: Country White stain on All Natural 3 1/4″ White Oak Hardwood

Mixing the grid patterns on their windows adds additional visual interest to an already beautiful space. Encompassing the dining room in windows allows natural light to flood the room, making it the perfect space to entertain! It also makes this room feel much bigger than it is!

Dining Room:

Dining Bench: Similar here Dining Table: Similar here Dining Chairs: Similar here Light: 1800Lighting

Layering patterns in the same color gives this room so much texture! Between the mantle, wainscoting, painted brick, built ins and trim, they added a lot of different patterns to give this room depth and style, while keeping it relatively simple. When it comes to scale, Piper pointed out that when decorating an open floor plan, it is important to make sure all your furniture is functional. She says “Do not limit yourself by adding a sectional that is too large for the room and you cannot maneuver around it. Make sure you take the size of the space into consideration when buying furniture. Buying items that are too large will overcrowd the space visually and physically.”

Living Room:

Couch: Similar here Coffee Table: Similar here or here Area Rug: Similar here Horse Figurine: Similar here Globe: Similar here Ceiling Fan: 1800Lighting sd

While there is no product to list here, I must comment on this wall of windows! What an astounding way to add light and make a traditionally plain area absolutely awe inspiring!

Boasting two master suites adds to this homes functionality. This one is located upstairs and the next one is on the main floor. This is so great for guests or for when babies are young and parents want to be nearby or when you have teens that want their own space.

Master Bedroom One:

Chairs: Similar here or here Headboard: Similar here End Tables: Similar here Fan: 1800Lighting Wall Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist Ceiling Inlay Color: Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze

Master Bathroom One:

Sink Faucets: Vanity Light: 1800Lighting Shower Floor Tile: Daltile Cabinetry Paint: Sherwin Williams Extra White Wall Tile: Daltile Towel Ring: Shower Faucet: Delta

Master Bedroom Two:

Chandelier: 1800Lighting Headboard: Similar here Nightstands: Similar here Area Rug: Similar here Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Magnetic Gray

Master Bathroom Two:

Vanity Lights: 1800Lighting Shower Faucet: Delta Sink Faucet: Delta Cabinetry Color: Sherwin Williams Extra White Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist


Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze Trim Color: Sherwin Williams Extra White

Are you ready to paint your house dark yet? Even if you are not brave enough to take the exterior dark, incorporating it into a tray ceiling or mud room is a great way to dabble in it without going all in! I am incredible grateful to Piper Phillips of Greentech Homes for sharing their stunning modern farmhouse with us! Dark farmhouses are few and far between so I am just thrilled when I get the opportunity to share one! I hope you all enjoyed it! Now that I have my new website, you can actually leave some love in the comments below! I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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