Inside Demi Lovato’s New Modern Farmhouse

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After unloading her notorious Sunset Strip mansion earlier this year, it’s no big surprise that Demi Lovato has forsaken the often frenetic energy of Hollywood in favor of a more low-key area of Los Angeles. Property records reveal the former Disney Channel star-turned-internationally successful musician, now engaged to actor Max Ehrich, has paid exactly $7 million for a large estate in a particularly leafy part of the family-friendly Studio City neighborhood.

Newly built in the trendy modern farmhouse style, the home packs in all the amenities one would expect of a luxury residence in the San Fernando Valley, including top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, a wet bar-equipped lounge, an elevator, and a soundproof home theater.

Two-tone graphite-and-cream exterior paint shields 8,500 square feet of mansion-sized interior space, with six bedrooms and nine baths. There’s a short gated driveway before the two-car garage, plus a longer gated driveway that leads down to a

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Birch Lane Has a Secret Section Stocked with Southern Farmhouse Furniture and Decor

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What does a discount retailer do when they overstock their shelves? Discount the goods even more, of course. Your favorite shop might slash prices every few months, opening its doors with a grand event that brings in a herd of bargain hunters. But with Birch Lane, you don’t have to wait for a sale to get in on a good deal. You actually don’t even have to get off your couch.



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When we stumbled upon The Outlet from Birch Lane, it was a game changer. A whole section of new, on-trend items on sale simply because they were overstocked? Sign us up. Whether you shop by department or peruse their handpicked sales customized for your needs based on your recent shopping, there’s always something on sale.

So what makes it different from a regular site sale? Even though the sale is always on, the

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The Best Farmhouse Kitchen Decor, Starting at $18

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I will admit that at this point of the summer in New York City, I am yearning for a country escape. I envy every small town and hamlet dweller who counts more birds as neighbors than people, whose gardens are big and wild, whose local bodies of water are more swimmable than the Hudson river. 

Maybe there will be a weekend escape in my future, but in truth, I won’t be leaving  asphalt-ridden New York for much longer than for a a couple of days any time soon.  So I find my little bit of country in the ways I can—and in the kitchen, that means a strict refusal of all things sleek and modern. I love a country kitchen: mismatched stoneware, wicker baskets, slabs of pine underfoot, and well-worn white linens. Of course, country kitchens can be as varied as those I’ve seen in New York City. To me,

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Before After Photos

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When Colette purchased this 1930s Spanish-style home, her goal was to do a full remodel that included this dated kitchen. The goal: Put to use all that she has learned over the years while writing her design blog, COCOCOZY.

The kitchen was originally broken up into three small rooms that didn’t quite flow together. While the furnishings were relatively inoffensive, they weren’t Colette’s style. The appliances, on the other hand, were quite old and definitely needed to be updated.

The result is a modern take on the traditional farmhouse kitchen. Colette replaced the walls of the small rooms with one big beautiful archway that mirrors the rest of the home. She loves mixing traditional and modern aspects, and she was especially determined to honor the history of the house. “I wanted the kitchen to have that same weight and gravitas as the rest of the house,” she says. The full

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Get This Look: 5 Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Design Ideas

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How do you design a modern farmhouse bathroom? Get inspiration for your own bathroom decor with these 5 tips and decorating ideas inspired by a modern farmhouse style bathroom. 

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Next in our “Get This Look” series is a modern farmhouse bathroom from the 2019 St. George Area Parade of Homes. The home was custom built by K Welch Homes and designed by Natalie Welch Design.

See more of this home: Neutral modern farmhouse living room // White modern farmhouse kitchen

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Design Elements

The cozy and rustic charm of modern farmhouse style is easy to replicate in your own home. To keep things modern, design with simplicity and functionality in mind. Here a neutral color palette comes alive with a mosaic floor tile.

Mixing metal finishes like brass and black add contrast to the space. An open-style vanity is both functional and stylish thanks to wicker storage baskets

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