The Finished product: Our Home

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!

Please fill free to ask any design questions about what I have in the space and where you can find your own.  You can also contact me about design consultations and construction consultations with Jared.  We can help with any size project that you can throw our way!

The Entry

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.

Lawrenceburg Florist – furniture, clock, and wreath stand; Hobby Lobby– lamp
Rugs USA

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.

Story & Lee- cocktail table and recliner; Lawrenceburg Florist – accents, couch, and pillows; Wayfair– navy accent chairs; Ballard Designs– Jute Rug; TJ Maxx- accent rug

The Kitchen

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.

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Wayfair– bar stools; Lawrenceburg Florist- accents and lights; Pottery Barn – knobs and drawer pulls; Zac Brown- cabinets; Sears– appliancesimg_3446img_3445img_3452img_3444img_3450img_3451img_3453img_3447

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.

Lawrenceburg Florist- Couch, rug, coffee table, side table, entertainment furniture, decor; TJ Maxx- pillows; Lowes– bamboo shades

The Mudroom

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 Tile shop in Franklin

Amazon

The Spotted Cow, Lawrenceburg

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.

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Target– accent rug and cabinet hardware; Amazon – faucet

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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.

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Lazy Daisy, Lawrencburg – furniture; The Tile Shop – floor; Amazon – sink faucet; Lawrenceburg Florist- mirror and picture; Sherwin Williams- paint (Hunt Club)

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The Master

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.

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TJ Maxx- bed linens; Rugs USA; Lawrenceburg Florist – light fixture and full mirror

Vintrest, Chattanooga – furniture (the top 2 drawers are still needing to be altered to put back in place); Lawrenceburg Florist- mirror
Amazon- tub and faucets

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.

Story & Lee – dresser; Lawrenceburg Florist- decorative eye chart

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.

Lawrenceburg Florist – light fixture
This bathroom is still in construction stages The Tile Shop, Franklin 

Upstairs foyer

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.

Amazon – light fixture
Home Depot– light fixtures; Lawrenceburg Florist- cabinets, accents, chalkboard, lamp; Rugs USA

Our main sources for the products found in our home:

Ballard Designs Pottery Barn Wayfair  Home Depot Amazon Rugs USA Story & Lee furniture, The Lawrence County Amish community, and Lawrenceburg Florist & Gifts

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House tour #1 Aug. 10th

Oh my, I am so excited to finally be able to share this stage of the house!

Today is exactly one full year since we began this process – today was the day we were marking where the house should go.  I just have to start with how proud I am of my Jared.  He is no doubt one of the most determined and hard working men I have ever met in my life, and I am so happy to call him all mine!  He is no doubt turning a shell of a house into my absolute dream home.  Although we have our tired days and our over it days, we are having so much fun building this home together.  This is where we shine as a couple – I dream it, he builds it.  I am hoping to be able to share all of the monumental stages with you guys on here and give some tips on how you can get this same look.

Let the tour begin….

The Foyer

This is the place we get to welcome all of our guest! All the walls in this space are shiplap, and yes they will be painted white – shocker! The handrail will be the classic stained wood + white combo. This view is from the front door looking straight back to the back porch. On the left is the master bedroom and the second door is the half bathroom, and to the right is the living room, kitchen, and dining room.

The Master Bedroom

The master bedroom will be simple and nothing but neutrals – you’ll just have to keep check on the progress to see this room. We are finding the balance of masculine and feminine in here (it’s his room too ladies).  I am so excited about this space.  We are going classic in here with some bold trim and decor style.  Its our oasis, so we do not want trendy.

The Master Bathroom

The master will be our bright, clean, and cozy retreat. The master bath will be marble, marble, and some more marble. I have to have cozy though, so to warm up the space there will be deep navy his and hers vanities on each side of the window. Accented with bright, shiny nickel fixtures. The opposite side of the room is the soaker tub and walk in shower – this is where the marble tile magic is going to happen.

The Half Bathroom

This little room is the guest bathroom – I’m taking a step back in time with the tile selection for this room with a miniature black and white octagon tile with a custom design. To make this room a statement room amongst the white in every room, the paint color will be a deep green (like an old school chalk board, but darker). The vanity will be an antique sink dropped in an antique piece of furniture.

The Living Room

This space will be the “formal” living area of the house. Over the fireplace Jared is custom building a cabinet to hide a TV with trifold barn doors that can be tucked away in the sides of the cabinet. This will allow the room to have functionality while still giving me the chance to decorate and create a more desirable focal point for the room. The ceiling has been finished after the picture was taken in this room.  All of this wood on the ceiling will be painted the traditional ceiling white.  The wood is just there to give extra character and texture.

The Kitchen

This is by far the room I am most excited for. Oh how I miss all of my kitchen goodies. The plan for this room is white shaker cabinets custom built to go all the way to the ceiling – this will make the ceilings appear so much taller + it gives me so much extra storage. The wall cabinets are going to have black leathered granite counter tops. The center of the room will have my big island with two copper pendant lights centered over it and the counter will be a marble like quartzite. To the right with all of the windows will be the dining area with an entrance to the front porch and a HUGE farmhouse chandelier.

The Upstairs Foyer

The upstairs Foyer will just be all white shiplap with the contrast of the stained wood flooring.

Guest Bedroom 1

This room is one of 3 guest bedrooms.  I am going soft and neutral in this space with tan, grey, and blush.

Guest Bathroom 1

This bathroom is connected to the first guest bedroom.  There will be a free standing tub under the 2 windows with an old fashion curtain rod that goes all the way around.  The walls will have subway tile as a chair railing and the floors are just amazing! (we are picking all of these up tomorrow, so tile photos will be coming)

Guest Bedroom 2

The second guest bedroom will be a simple black and white color scheme.  The bed is an adorable black metal bed and the bedding will tie the whole room together. (Lawrenceburg Florist has these quilts 50% off right now!)

Guest Bathroom 2

This bathroom will match the guest bedroom 2 with the black and white.  I have exciting, bold plans for this small space.  The first picture ^ will be where the toilet and vanity will go, under the windows.  The second picture is the walk in shower.  The shower will have 4×4 white subway tile with black grout; the shower floor will be matte miniature black tiles; and the main floor will be the show stopper, matte black large hex shape tiles.  the wall will have a tall version of a chair rail with the cutest black and white buffalo check wallpaper.

The Keeping Room

Now we are back downstairs on the back side of the kitchen.  This space is the keeping room.  This will be where our family spends most of our time as the hang out spot with a comfy leather couch and a TV hung on the wall.  I am designing this space to be comfortable but with modern clean lines to keep it high design.  The accent shiplap wall in the first picture will be painted a bold dark charcoal that almost looks navy at times, and the rest of the room will be a clean white.

The Mud Room

The mud room is on the backside of the keeping room.  This picture is walking in the exterior door beside the garage.  From this view you can see into the laundry room to the right and straight ahead and looking through the keeping room into the kitchen/living space.  This room will have a combination of traditional and farmhouse.  We just bought the cutest patterned tile for this lower level I am standing in (pictures to come). The upper portion will just be continued hardwood from the rest of the house.  The steps to the right lead up to the final guest bedroom above the garage.

Jared finishing up the stairway from the mudroom into the guest bedroom.  This shiplap has been completed since the picture was taken.

Guest Bedroom 3

This space is more like a bonus room to us for now.  It can be an office, a future play room, or another guest bedroom.  This space will be painted a bright neutral to keep the space from feeling small with an extra-large black metal modern light fixture.

Guest Bath 3

This bathroom will have a subtle marbled tile floor with a traditional vanity (dark walnut stain and marble countertop).  The shower will be the show piece for this space.  We found some grey glass subway tile on sale (spirit fingers!) that will cover the walls and the floor will be a petite marble herringbone mosaic.

We are about to get to the really good part of the house! I would love for you to keep checking back for more updates on the progress, and hopefully I can show more detail in the design process for each room with both design details and my inspiration.  Even the top designers have to have some form of inspiration for each space.  Our house is going to be a cohesive blend of traditional, modern, and farmhouse.