Sophisticated Farmhouse Living

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Inspired by a Southern Living Idea House known as the Farmhouse Revival, this Thibodaux farmhouse gets a modern twist and the results are remarkable. After falling in love with the floor plan and visiting the 2012 idea house in Senoia, Georgia, homeowners Heidi Brunet and Lisa Lautner were ready to put their signature on a traditional plan. Built by Chris Ledet Homes, this modern farmhouse features 6,600 square-feet, four bedrooms and four and half baths complete with an outdoor living area and pool.

“Heidi clearly portrayed her vision of the farmhouse through various pictures and descriptions. It was evident she was prepared and did her homework down to every detail,” says Paul Ledet, president of Chris Ledet Homes.

An expertly styled front porch hints as to what’s inside and in true Southern fashion, convinces you to sit and stay a while. Upon entering the front door, a central hallway illuminated with natural light pulls you in. To the left is the heart of the main level, an open kitchen, dining and living area where Heidi and Lisa enjoy entertaining friends and family. Upstairs, guests feel right at home in the cozy guest quarters, complete with a reading nook on the landing that doubles as another bed when company overflows.

Heidi thoroughly enjoyed the planning and decorating phases of building our home,” shares Lisa. “She created mood boards for each room, really putting her heart into it, and the result is amazing.

Throughout, the home is balanced with both dark and light elements for added visual interest and depth. Carefully chosen materials and furnishings that fit beautifully fit into the space pay homage to the simplicity and functionality of the farmhouse while playful patterns on walls and floors add a sophisticated and modern touch.

“Painting the ceiling a pale blush in the kitchen, living and dining area adds a touch of warmth to the open space,” shares Heidi.

Photos by Misty Leigh McElroy