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An expert answered your questions about how to get the Modern Farmhouse look on a budget.

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Heard a lot of buzz about the modern farmhouse look lately? Amalia Graziani, a real estate developer and designer based in New York City, answered your questions on Thursday about achieving the Modern Farmhouse look. Her firm, Noor Property Group, specializes in creating serene spaces using unusual materials and local artisans. She recently oversaw the renovation of two light-filled modern farmhouse-inspired homes in Amagansett, in the eastern corner of Long Island, featuring tapered rustic ceilings, antiques, natural wood and carefully chosen textiles. Here are some of the questions she answered:

Every Thursday at 11 a.m. Eastern time, Jura Koncius helps you in your quest to achieve domestic bliss. She and weekly guests — whether it’s Martha Stewart, Marie Kondo, Jasmine Roth of HGTV, Paula Sutton of Hill House Vintage or TikTok’s Folding Lady, Sophie Liard — answer your decorating, decluttering, design, entertaining and home-keeping questions. For more than 20 years, our Q&A has hosted conversations about how to make your home comfortable, stylish, organized and fun.

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Helen Carefoot, writer and editorial aide for the Lifestyle section, produced this Q&A.