remember, long ago, when i had a fellow crafty friend here to guest post for me once in awhile? and she had a beautiful home that she shared with you all and we all drooled like crazy over it? and then she sold that house?
well, guess what?! she and her husband have built another house and this one just might be even more amazing! get your pinning fingers ready (especially in the kitchen and dining room!).
nicole wanted to go for a farmhouse style and i think she hit the nail on the head, especially when you look at the garage (grey washed building on the right of the house)! they are still pretty freshly new into this house and a few things still needed to be finished, like adding the shutter-type things on the side of the garage/barn windows.
chalkboard and bench on the front porch. she got made the black & white stripe not so stark by using the backside of the fabric – genius!
here’s the family room, just off the front door – cozy, family-friendly, perfect. you’re going to love nicole’s style – its a funky mix of vintage, modern, and farm-style. wall color: woodrow wilson putty, valspar from lowe’s – fabulous neutral, i’ve used it in a couple homes before.
she has a huge ottoman that she just adds a different cover seasonally, sometimes its just a throw, like this plaid one, or other times its a fabulous piece of fabric tailored to fit.
the barn doors over the mantle cover the tv opening. the windows on either side are filled with mercury glass pieces.
the chair is a great garage sale find painted a fun green, and recovered in a classic damask.
how pretty is the milk glass lamp?
you can see in this picture the piano top decorated a little differently!
i love how she used this sliver of a wall creatively and packed it full of pictures!
ahhhh, the kitchen! nicole knows how to do kitchens oh so well! when i first walked in here i literally had my breath taken away! it is so beautiful. every single little detail.
the fridge will soon be covered in chalkboard paneling – so fun!
the kids’ stool painted orange is a beautiful contrast to the turquoise island.
nicole had a piece of the countertop cut to fit next to her sink as a chopping block.
you know i love the paneled ceiling (i have it in my house, too). the family distressed the wood floors themselves, along with a group of friends – they just went at it with chains and nails and spoons – whatever could make an impression!
do you see that sink? so pretty!
the rug is actually 2 rugs from urban outfitters sewn together, thrown over a yoga mat – nice and comfy for standing at the sink. again, genius.
and can you see under the cabinets? it looks like it, but there is a black piece of wood just behind the legs so it looks like a free standing piece.
oh the turquoise island again. i swear i will do this one day in my own home – its just the whole actually doing it that is holding me back.
the cabinet under the drawer is a pullout trash unit – for trash and recycles.
this is where nicole’s 4 kids eat many of their meals – this is the heart of their home.
take in that whole stove area. on either side are nooks holding all sorts of kitchen goodies.
such a beautiful stove! see why my breath was taken away? and yes, nicole has a healthy collection of anthropologie tea towels. no, i’m not jealous one little bit. *ahem*
taking advantage of every space, a wine rack is perfect above the fridge. but what i love even more is the chicken wire in place of glass fronts on the upper-most cabinets.
this seat is a little slice of heaven. i spent many hours sitting here in this seat, covered in pillows made from tea towels.
do you see inside the cabinets? behind all the fabulous dishes? yellow! they had the interiors of the cabinets painted the same as my yellow dresser, french pale gold, by behr. i am going to shamelessly copy this, too.
and on either side of the playroom entry are her pantries, one of them holding her microwave.
and that little peak into her playroom/schoolroom is all you’re going to get because all my pictures were terrible!
that will have to do for now, but i’ll share more soon!
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