I am finally able to share our (semi) finished house tour! We have been working almost two years on this baby, and now we can basically say we are finished (insert praise hands)!!! There are still some details in the decor I will need to add as I find the perfect pieces and some I already have they just need to be framed. We are absolutely in love with the final product inside – now we are moving to the exterior. We need landscaping, grass, porch furniture, and all the pots filled with flowers that I can find. Now lets get this tour started!
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The entry to a home has to make a statement; after all, it is the first space of the home that guest will see. Our house has gone through many design ideas. When the construction first began I was all about the typical “farmhouse,” but after we grew deeper in the construction progress my ideas began to change. I realized that farmhouse will be something to come and go in time; therefore, I did not want all of our handwork to be irrelevant in a matter of years. Here comes the change. My appreciation for other design styles began to grow. I now LOVE modern aspects to a room (black metal mixed with stained wood and leather), but I also believe that all spaces need some traditional pieces so keep the room grounded that can mix with any design change you bring to your home. All that being said, I tried to show all of that mixed right into the entry way.
The Living Room
The living room has taken on more of a “formal” living room without the museum feel. This is not a space we use everyday – hello white couch! I wanted this space to feel a little more dressy while keeping it simple and comfortable. We still crowd around the coffee table for holiday game nights, so there isn’t anything uncomfortable about the space. I wanted to keep the base of our living room neutral to allow me to change my mind and update the design. I went for clean white walls in most of the downstairs. In this room the base is considered the white walls, the neutral leather recliner, the jute rug, white sofa, and lots of wood. I have added in navy and for the spring I am in the process of incorporating a raspberry/fuchsia color into the mix with my peonies and some two accent pillows for the couch that I am still on the hunt for. I am hoping to find two velvet pillows for the accent to bring in a touch of the feminine modern look I am loving right now. The traditional ginger jars mixed with the antique mantle and armoire allow to add in this mix without the room feeling over the top modern, because these pillows would not be the only modern touches I have. If you notice the lines on the couch and the accent chairs they are all modern, but you wouldn’t even notice with all of the traditional accents.
The kitchen is one of the rooms I looked forward to the most out of this house. I wanted a clean space that once again carried out the mix of traditional, modern, and farmhouse. The clean white cabinets that flow with the white subway tile backsplash and white walls give me a clean base to be considered modern or farmhouse. I did not want the kitchen to feel one style over the other I did a mix of matte black granite countertops with a marble counter on my island. The gold and copper accents bring a little something extra to all of the white. This completely neutral base allows me to change up my style with each season and holiday. My food and serving pieces become the focal design point in the kitchen because of this.
The Keeping Room
This is the space where we love to spend the most of our time. I am really loving the modern look as I mentioned earlier, so I let that style take over in this room. I wanted one room to be a little more trendy because it is such a small space with a white base that I could easily change again. This couch is everything for me right now. I am simply obsessed with it. The other item I can’t get enough of in the space is the colorful accent pillow on the left side on the couch. I let this pillow and the couch inspire the entire room. Some of the best rooms start with a little inspirational pillow. I kept everything in this room casual and comfortable with the raw and light stained wood and leather. This room is all about comfort and texture.
I wanted this room to be a little more lively and fun because it is the first space we see when we come home, and when I found this tile I knew it was perfect! I kept everything in the space very neutral so the tile could steal the show. I wanted this space to be functional and not just for looks so I have added some gold coat hooks and a black metal laundry basket on wheels. I also found this dresser that couldn’t be a more perfect color. I originally purchased it for one of the guest bedrooms, but in the process of moving it into the house we left in sitting in the mudroom temporarily and I saw just how great it was in the space. Now we have a little bit more of that modern style that I love mixed with the traditional tile and farmhouse shiplap. Not only does it bring style it also brings in a lot of functionality. It is a catching ground for all that junk you bring in at the end of the day along with drawer storage for gloves and winter hats. Although I love everything in the room, my favorite thing is the stair railing because Jared made that custom for me.
The Laundry Room
This space I went a little more dressy because I knew the piles of laundry would dress it down a bit. ha! I love kitchens with navy cabinets but I just could not commit to a color like that, so I went for it in the laundry room to emphasize the tile work in the mudroom.
The Half Bath
Oh this sweet little bathroom is one I love to tell people about. In the big white house (inside and out) that I have created, I wanted a little boldness. So I went for deep green with custom wall details and painted the whole room the same color (even the back of the door), and I am in love! I wanted the room to have more of an antique/ Ralph Lauren inspired look. So I accented the green with an antique tile, repurposed antique wash stand, a gold faucet and mirror, and my sweet little dog picture.
The goal for this room was to feel like a getaway, a relaxing space. The majority of the room has a feminine feel, so to balance it out I chose chunky wood furniture and the moose antlers to tone it down. The velvet curtains and the mauve velvet pillow are my loves in this room, but I am also obsessed with our huge antique-like armoire and the extra large floral print above the dresser. Look at the captions for each picture to get more details on this space. Our bathroom is just a marble oasis that turned out exactly how we had hoped.
Guest Bedroom & Bathroom 1
I kept the base of each guest room neutral to allow the space to transform into guest room, kids room, office, etc.
Guest Bedroom 2
I kept the base of each guest room neutral to allow the space to transform into guest room, kids room, office, etc. This bathroom space is still not complete, so it is not pictured.
Guest Bedroom 3
This room still does not have any purpose or furniture, so I am just sharing detail photos. I kept the base of each guest room neutral to allow the space to transform into guest room, kids room, office, etc. This bathroom space is still not complete, so it is not pictured.
This upstairs foyer was kept very neutral black, white, and grey. I wanted this space to be a fun space to display children’s pictures in the future, a place to do homework, etc. I have left it simple to transform the space into whatever inspiration hits me in the future.