Christmas Modern Farmhouse Home Tour with Jessica of The Old Barn

Last year mom and I decided to do a week of Christmas home tours! We’re so excited to kick off Christmas Home Tours for 2022. Every day this week you’ll see a new home up on the blog and you are going to LOVE every single one. Each tour will include video AND photos for you to take in all the inspiration to the fullest extent.

Today on this series is our friend Jessica of @The.Old.Barn. We’ve toured Jessica’s home on the blog in the past and it was a huge hit. We’re excited for you to see the updates she’s made and how she adds holiday cheer to her home!



When you take the winding drive to Jessica’s home you’re first greeted by Frosty. The scene is truly magical! The traditional farmhouse exterior is perfect for Christmastime! A simple green wreath with a red bow in every window pop against the white exterior. And the front porch swing looks cozy and inviting with Christmas plaid pillows. Just a few potted trees and some lanterns and the entry is complete! We couldn’t wait to get inside!


Jessica custom designs home plans. Her homes are well designed with interesting thought and detail. From the entry, you are immediately drawn to the view of the family room. A small entry table with a sweet manger scene and a mirror with garland bring on Christmas from the start. But your journey doesn’t end there. You’re next invited through a doorway with a leaded transom window that Jessica found on a treasure hunt.

The next space is what Jessica calls the stair hall. A large table topped with simple touches of candlesticks and trees, along with a rustic bench and a cozy red and green quilt is all this space needs. Jessica’s mom is a quilter so you’ll see cozy quilts here and there. The stair rail covered in garland with pops of red berries is classic Christmas!


Jessica’s living room is a show stopper with vaulted shiplap ceilings and a towering 12-foot tree! The plaid pillows, red ticking ribbon and pops of red berries are the thread that runs throughout. While the home is simply decorated it is filled with character and charm. And the attention to detail is not lost in any space. The newest member of the family, a playful Golden Doodle named Bonnie, has her own spot under the stairwell. But she can usually be found romping and playing and looking for sticks! The garland on the mantel came from Afloral. It’s good to set a notification and order sometime in September like Jessica because this garland is quickly sold out!



Jessica describes the range hood and the range area as the hearth of the kitchen. She used the classic garland with red berries again here, and a couple of topiaries on either side. The sink area is unique and set apart with weathered wood beams. This is more than your classic farmhouse sink because Jessica’s is crafted from her amazing Quartzite countertop material! I wish I’d have thought of it! I love this area as it looks out a window to the yard. Jessica dressed it with a wreath.

The counter area is clutter-free with a simple bowl of paperwhites and a candle on a cake stand. The milk glass she used is all at once sweet and sophisticated. The island is also minimally decorated with a hot cocoa bar. The Mr. and Mrs. Claus mugs are my favorite. The white hutch has touches of Christmas. This room makes me want to grab a mug of cocoa and stay awhile!



The dining room is true to Jessica’s simple modern farmhouse design. She said she started to decorate a little more elaborate but it didn’t feel right so she paired back and it was exactly what she was looking for, a simple classic feel. There are nautical pendants over the dining room table and they are in keeping with the nod to coastal throughout the home. There is a beautiful view from every window. And since this home is just off the lake, it feels like you’re walking through a vacation retreat. Jessica painted the sideboard a light blue. A simple deer and some greenery is the statement piece!


The sun porch is decked with all things Christmas. The outdoor furniture is the same as mine. I love it covered in lots of plaid throws and cozy pillows. This is the perfect spot for Jessica’s kiddos to come for family time. The fireplace mantle is decorated with garland and lanterns.

One tip I love is to decorate using wrapped presents. I think a radio flyer wagon filled with presents is perfect and reminds me of a Christmas movie. Speaking of Christmas movies, the front office tree has a squirrel in it to remind the family of Christmas Vacation, one of their favorites! How fun! Decorating with a nod to Christmas movies might be my new thing!



The primary bedroom is so inviting. Just some green and white plaid pillows, a tree on the nightstands, a garland over the headboard and this room says Christmas. The faux fireplace mantel was a unique find and its a rare one because it’s very deep. There’s more garland and a few glass trees.

The wood doors leading to the bathroom hold some simple wreaths. This bathroom is stunning any time of year! There’s more quartzite for the countertops and beautiful rich charcoal floors with white veining. Everywhere you look this home has shiplap, farm molding, and picture paneling. It carries into the primary bath. Again, this space, along with the rest feels like a cozy retreat!

Thank you Jessica for inviting us into your home!

I hope Jessica’s home tour brought you as much joy as it brought us. Every detail was so thoughtful and unique. Make sure to give Jessica a follow on Instagram at @The.Old.Barn. Also, be sure to sign up for our email to see the other 4 home tours releasing this week. You really are going to love them all.



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