Tour a Minimalist, Rustic Farmhouse for Major Style Inspiration

Designer Anissa Zajac of House Seven Designs shares her secrets for modern, farmhouse style.

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Photo By: Anissa Zajac/House Seven Designs

Anissa Zajac of House Seven Designs

Meet Indianapolis, Indiana's Anissa Zajac, interior designer, mom, wife and social media maven. From an early age Anissa knew she had a passion for all things design and interiors, but it wasn’t until she started documenting the renovations of her seventh home that she was able to harness her craft. Building a large following on social media over the past few years, she has been able to take her interest in design and turn it into a business, House Seven Designs, alongside her husband Brian. Anissa says figuring out how to turn her passion into a career is her biggest accomplishment next to being a wife and mother to her three daughters.

Modern Farmhouse

Anissa describes her signature style as minimalist-rustic modern farmhouse. This dining area epitomizes her unique style. The vaulted ceiling with an oversized chandelier along with Anissa's signature palette of white and black with warm wood tones makes a big statement in a rather simple room.

White Contemporary Foyer and Living Room

Anissa is fond of a bright white spaces with lots of texture. She added floor-to-ceiling board and batten in the entryway of her home to make the room feel cozy and inviting.

Soapstone and Wood Range Area

"Soapstone is an amazing natural stone option for kitchens," says Anissa. She added a giant slab of soapstone to her range backsplash and a custom planked hood that spans the length of the range area, making it the statement piece of the kitchen.

Tabletop Tableau With Air Plant

Natural elements and texture are important in Anissa's design. "I think every home needs something living to complete the design and air plants are a great way to bring in nature without the maintenance of watering a plant," says Anissa.

Symmetry and Balance in the Foyer

Anissa suggests investing in quality pieces, such as a well-made sofa and armchairs that will stand the test of time, but save money by incorporating less expensive pieces like accessories and occasional tables. The oversized mirror anchors this entryway console and the lamps balance the look. The black lampshades are also so striking against the white walls.

Unexpected Color in Kitchen

These pewter-green cabinets make a dramatic statement in this otherwise neutral space.

Subway Tile in the Bathroom

Subway tile is classic and clean and works perfectly in the open air design of this master bath. The master bath is the perfect example of Anissa's signature color palette: black, white, wood and earth tones.

Add Dimension With Texture

Anissa suggests adding texture when styling around a large TV. She used shiplap walls and built-in wood shelving to add dimension and character to this comfortable gathering space.

Window Nook With Leather Pouf

Anissa says she loves a good window seat nook. She looks for ways to add in extra storage and seating when she can in any space she designs.

All About the Layers

Add layers of interest with wall moldings and trim work along with wood, stone and natural fibers.

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