When we first began partnering with Melissa Coleman (aka: The Faux Martha), she and her family were in the initial phases of building a cozy modern farmhouse in Minneapolis. Over a long winter, complete with short days and snow storms, her vision of building a home from scratch took shape. Spring brought a warm welcome and open doors to an inviting new space. Aptly dubbed “The Faux House”, minimalist design comes to life in this custom-built home where light fixtures serve as the heart of each room.

With white walls and the lines of the house elementary by choice, light fixtures bring every space to life in The Faux House. (Green Enamel Warehouse RLM Pendant, c1950 from Rejuvenation's Antique Lighting Collection

Porcelain-enameled warehouse shades like this one from Rejuvenation’s Antique Lighting Collection have been around since the early 1900s. This example features its original swivel "hang-straight" canopy, a galvanized pipe stem, and a shade with some worn spots - all of which give it a gentle patina that adds to the industrial appeal.

Clean, modern lines with warm, cozy accents and playful pops of color help the dining space feel classy yet comfortable. Here, our Butte Dome Pendant in black with brass accents and a cloth-covered cord offer a modern farmhouse feel, inviting you to pull up a chair and stay awhile.

The epitome of unfussy and extra-useful, industrial lighting flanks a large bank of windows in the kitchen with a contrasting black and white look. Above, Grandview Single Sconces in oil rubbed bronze with an 8″ matte black cone shades add handsome detail.

Classic and timeless with enduring appeal, The Faux House is a modern farmhouse dream.