Interior designer Anja Michals was on the lookout to purchase a home when she coincidentally came across a house being built in the right neighborhood. “I called the only sign standing, which was for the Architect, Kelly Haegglund,” Anja explained. “She described the home and its concept which would be a Modern Farmhouse style. The aesthetic is very much me. I hung up the phone called my husband and told him that we found our house. The same day our realtor emailed us that he found the perfect house and it happened to be the same one.”

The previous home had been knocked down and a new 1,950 square foot house was being built in its place. Anja and the architect were perfectly aligned when it came to the details. “The house has white paneling, white oak floors, and beautiful millwork,” Anja said. “The all-white walls and paneling lend itself to being a farmhouse and also speak to my Swedish roots and influence in my design. We used a beautiful piece of Michaelangelo Calacatta marble in the kitchen that makes a quiet statement. It is clean and inviting.”

When it came to decor, Anja sourced from some of her favorite domestic brands. The curved shape of the Amber Interiors coffee table plays well against the rectangular ottoman from John Derian and the charcoal gray sofa. In the dining room, she hung a minimalist print by Maria Luisa Morando which offers a lighter moment in contrast with some of the more mid-toned brown pieces. “I adore our Nickey Kehoe farmhouse table that we can beat up and gets better with age,” she shared. She paired the table with leather Eames Chairs from DWR, a vintage Moroccan Rug, and a dark walnut bench from Sawkille, and a light fixture by Roll and Hill. “It took about a year to finish the home and we were thrilled,” Anja smiled. “Kelly is an impeccable architect and we were lucky to work with her and to inspire me in my own design.”