house tour {nicole’s home}, part 1

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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    Oh. My. Goodness. Love this house! Thanks for sharing. The ” funky mix of vintage, modern, and farm style” is perfection! We just painted the exterior of our house and I was going for that farm house grey look but it ended up a little more greenish. Oh well.

    I am in love with their flooring and the matching five panel stained doors. I see that they distressed the floors on their own but do you know what kind flooring it is and what color stain they used? We will be doing our flooring soon and would love to hear those details!
    Mahalo, Malia

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    I love her couch….I have been looking for something like it. I love LOVE white couches!!

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    If I could choose a dream home, that would be it. Just beautiful & all the little details are so amazing. I seriously CAN”T WAIT to see more!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    Incredible example of making new look vintage! I would have bet those floors were reclaimed wood – amazing! How lucky for your friend to live in such beautiful, inspirational surroundings. I love the casualness of the home. I bet it feels so comfy the minute you walk through the door. Great pictures, Lindsey and I can’t wait to see more!!!!

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    Ohmy gosh this house is to die for!!!! I love everything about it!!!!!

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    ooooooh!! *swoon worthy*!!! I LOVE every little detail!!– her new house is just gorgeous!! (of course i kinda have a little thing for new white farmhouses ;)
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Oh my goodness…jealousy abounds! What a beautiful home! That kitchen is to die for! Love the homage to vintage yet keeping it fun and playful…and clean!!

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    Such a lovely space…thank you for sharing. And, you’re blessed to have friend who shares your fabulous style!

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    You are right. Totally pinworthy!

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    AWESOME!! TFS!! Blessings!!

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    Oh my, what a gorgeous house. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    Thanks for sharing…LOVE this house…quick question…where do you find the chalkboard paneling for the refrigerator???? Would love to do mine…Love you blog!!

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    Love it! What a lucky/smart/creative lady. Um yes more please ;) I wondering about the maker of her sofa, the ruffles hang really well, not over the top. Thanks for the fun.

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    i really love the brick. i keep telling michael i want to add brick into our house. and then i KICK MYSELF because i had some awesome aged brick given to us and it is at the old house. bummer.

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    Gorgeous. I thought there was no way any house could compete with what she had before; this one looks like it might. I love the island. I wish I were brave enough to do that!

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    Looooooove. My dream home doesn’t even live up to this gem of a house.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    I really love this house! i can’t wait to see the rest – especially the bedrooms! thanks so much for sharing! you both have the greatest homes :)

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    oh – also i was wondering if she made the ruffle along the bottom of her couch and how she did that? also – did they make the barn doors that cover the TV? SO creative!

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    What an absolutely gorgeous house! I’m amazed that it’s new. They did a great job making it look like it could be centuries old.

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    ohmygoodness WOW! that is so amazing!!

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    Gorgeous home. I love all the little details.

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    Tiffany Nelson says:

    Love that rug, thanks for the link.

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    There is no other word… WOW.

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    Hit “post” before I finished.
    When I bought my second home, the first thing I did on closing day was take the shelves out of the pantry and attack it with a happy yellow paint. I bought the paint for a former bathroom and it was way too bright. BUT perfect for the inside of a closet. I love opening my pantry now to a happy color.

    I’m going to use “your” yellow at some point. It is just so happy!

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    It’s perfect. Now I have a whole lot of inspiration that I was needing! Thanks, Nicole and Lindsey! I won’t be pinning; I’ll be printing. This is one for my “dream house stash box.”

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    holy cow, i love every. single. detail of that house. thank you so much for taking pictures for us!! also, thank you to nicole for letting us see that loveliness….so happy for you to have such an amazing home! yes, i will be pinning. :) blessings…sara

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    I LOVE IT!! Except one teeny tiny little thing. Putting the wine rack above the fridge is a big, big no-no because the heat from the fridge will destroy the wine. Everything is adorable but for future kitchen planners – it’s just an “fyi’.

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    super duper cute kitchen! ok…speaking of her homeschooling room. you homeschool…right? do you ever blog about what led you to that and what your typical homeschooling day is like? I am praying now about what is the best path for our family. Do you have any encouraging homeschooling blogs you love? sorry about all the questions…oh…and I love that stove! :)

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    I would never want to leave home!

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    Wow. your friend Nicole has a beautiful home! I enjoy reading your blog and admire your creativity in your home as well as your products. Lovely. I wanted to let you know that I was in my Target today (in Columbus Ohio) and spotted the mustard yellow tote that you use for the bloom bags. I snatched one for my daughter but wanted to let you know that they had 7 left and they were marked down to 4.24! What a deal! If you would like me to buy them and mail them to you I would be happy to. You can either pay me back or give me poppy shop credit or something. It’s just such a savings! Anyway, I would be happy to do it. Just let me know.

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    What an absolutely stunning home. I looove the exterior especially, including the barn. And, I love the barn doors over the fireplace. I can’t stand looking at TVs (unless I’m watching one of course). Amazing work!

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    OH – MY – WORD… I’m in love with her green bedroom chair, and her kitchen sink, and her chalkboard on the porch, and, and, and…………..

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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    We recently moved into our new place as well…We also used the Woodrow Wilson Putty on our walls! It is an amazing color!!

    Great home!!

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    I want to steal her kitchen and put it in my own house, but sadly it won’t fit :( We’re working on a remodel though and I’m thinking of stealing some ideas, thanks for sharing!

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    What a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing it with us. You were right: I pinned SEVERAL ideas! Since you have plank ceilings in your house too, I was wondering if you guys did it yourself? If so, I’d love to hear about what you did, cost, difficulty, etc…

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    When I saw house tour, I thought, this is going to be pin-worthy!!! I don’t even know where to start. Nicole’s house is AMAZING! I can’t thank you enough for sharing. It’s inspiring. I know that sounds hokey, but it is. I look forward to seeing more.

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    wow its amazing! I love farm style and salvaged wood, it’s so warm and inviting!!!

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    I want to live at Nicole’s house. Her designs are so beautiful! Now I’m so inspired to re-do my family room. I can’t wait to see more.

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    Love this! We are looking for farmhouse floorplans to built our house on our ranch. I would love go get the floorplan…is this a stock floorplan?

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    DianaLynn says:

    I am in so much love right now! I would love to see more. Please tell us the name of her blog…please! :)

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    Love….love….love this home… homey and beautiful. I would love to know the color used on her kitchen island…….

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    How about the stove? Can you share the brand? I could do a lot of canning on that thing!

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    i am seriously in love with everything in this house! AMAZING!

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    Wow. Ditto all the other comment.
    Please please share the turquoise paint color!!! I’ve been searching for the perfect color to paint some furniture and this is it!!!
    Hugs and happy new year!!

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    Samantha N says:

    Everything about this house is simply amazing. I would love a tutorial on the front porch bench!

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    I would love to know the color of paint used on the island.

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    Katherine white says:

    We need more please!!

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    Holly K says:

    Love… Please let us know some resources and details info. Love the kitchen counter tops, school house pendants, stove, floors and ladder back doors! Any bathroom or laundry room pics coming by chance? ;)

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      lindsey says:

      hey holly!

      i asked nicole for some details and here was her answers:

      Absolute black honed granite
      World imports lighting
      AGA legacy range
      Wide plank Hand distressed pine flooring

      i hope that helps! and i am probably not going to get to the rest of her house – sorry!

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        Holly K says:

        Thanks so much, Lindsey! My husband and I will be tackling our first custom build home soon, and I need all the help I can get for ideas. I love your blog, and thanks again for sharing!

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    I would love to know where to find this house pla?

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    I love your home! We have a farm house very similar to yours and would love to do an addition like yours. Could I possibly get the plans of your “barn” addition? My husband is a contractor and is amazed at your craftsmanship. We would be so thankful for how you did yours. Please email me if that is possible, Thanks for showing us your beautiful home.

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