Modern Farmer's 10 Ways to Update the Classic Farmhouse
By Daniela Province / Published by Dwell

THIS: An Alex MacLean photograph for your wall or a farm animal painting from our very own local Hudson pal, outsider artist Earl Swanigan.
INSTEAD OF: A rooster plate

Seed Bank illustration by Wendy McNaughton/Modern Farmer.

THIS: Iitalia’s Alvar Aalto Collection 400 mm vase from the original 1936 design. And beer seems to taste better in these classic Aalto beer glasses.
INSTEAD OF: A mason jar

THIS: A modern, beautifully-shaped greenhouse
INSTEAD OF: Traditional gothic style

THIS: Handcrafted dining table from Another Country
INSTEAD OF: Painted white farmhouse tables

THIS: Eco-friendly Cricket trailers
INSTEAD OF: A vintage Airstream

THIS: Black exterior barn paint and Oil based Jetcoat Black from Kentucky-Lexington Paint & Supply
INSTEAD OF: Classic barn red

THIS: Field Candy Animal Farm tents
INSTEAD OF: Army Surplus tents

THIS: Patricia Urquiola painted steel tub
INSTEAD OF: Vintage clawfoot tub

THIS: Modern bird feeder by Droog
INSTEAD OF: Traditional wooden bird feeder

THIS: A Chevy Silverado hybrid, a Ford F- 150 (in white!), a Mercedes-Benz 300D wagon (preferably fueled with vegetable oil) or a Dodge Ram 1500.
INSTEAD OF: A gas-guzzling 4x2

Daniela Province


Daniela Province is a style and design writer based in San Francisco. She is a frequent contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and SFUnzipped.

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