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The Modern Farmhouse: An Updated Take on Rustic Decor for 2019

Classic Oregon farmhouse design gets a sleek makeover with a clean, minimalist approach by Portland’s Luxe Event Productions
Tablescape by Misty Damico, Luxe Event Productions

“My design was inspired by the modern farmhouse,” says event designer Misty Damico. “Think white homes with black trim, sophisticated European touches and ’70s accent colors of mustard and rust.”

(Above) An eclectic mix of black adds drama while the low minimalist centerpiece creates a warm environment. A farmhouse arch accented with dried and preserved florals brings a rustic touch.

(Below) Dried cactus pulls double duty as the centerpiece and place cards.

(Above) Damico introduced weight and color by pairing the place settings with custom orange and pink dip-dyed napkins. Hand-lettered menus are the finishing touch.

(Below) Gold-rimmed goblets and autumn-hued florals add a romantic touch to the rustic setting.

(Above) A schedule keeps guest posted on the flow of events.

(Below) Classic Vintage Rentals’ “Mumford” arch is adorned with black pussy willows, fresh ranunculus, bleached amaranthus, and an assortment of preserved and dried flowers. 

(Above) Dramatic hand-lettered escort cards on plexiglass cubes are filled with dried florals.

(Below)  A hand-tied bouquet incorporates preserved beachfoliage, black pussy willows and preserved floral elements such as fern, black sawtooth tulips and banksia. 

(Above) A dramatic black-and-white invitation suite sets the modern farmhouse mood; HeyHalle’s contemporary hand lettering on Lucite makes a bold statement.  

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