Hey guys! I finally bring you the reveal of our new modern farmhouse we built last year! We have lived here for a year now, and things are ever changing in our home. I am constantly playing and adjusting our decor until it feels right. Its been fun to figure out what functions well for our everyday living. Check out our home building story here.
I have learned that I am never ever done decorating my space. Lol! Oh my poor husband. He never knows what is going to be changed when he gets home! Maybe just like life, we have never quite arrived but are ever changing and growing. It’s important to learn to enjoy the process and take the sweet moments we have instead of always waiting for things to be perfect. Maybe perfect is not realistic in this fallen world.
We have entertained often here this past year. I think I would rather have people over than leave my cozy home. It feels like we are in the clouds watching birds soar by, rainbows appear and the snow, clouds and sun change moment by moment. The beauty of the view catches me everyday. I am learning to stop and breathe, though it is difficult when life feels a little bit busy… what causes you to stop and breath in your day?
This home is super functional whether it is 2 people or 15 staying here. The entryway is an invitation into the rest of the space which is exactly what I hoped it would be. I have a bench ready to be painted in the garage that will be brought into the entryway for seating as we put on our shoes. The sign above the arrow has our Wi-Fi code for our guests to be able to connect. Though I wish we could learn how to disconnect for a while. This is usually the first thing kids ask as they walk in the door. The arrow was made for pennies with a leftover wooden pallet. Ryan helped me cut and glue and nail the arrow together. I love it!
The kitchen is super functional as there is enough space for multiple people to work in the kitchen. We added room for storage in the island for coloring books and extra seating. I chose to do cabinets with glass doors for a more farmhouse feel, but was a little nervous on whether I would like to see inside my cabinets all the time. Being that most of our dinner wear is white anyways, I just went with it and absolutely love it! The glass has a slightly antique feel with a pitted glass which looks like an old bottle. I stuffed my spices in one of my drawers beside the stove so as not to messy up the upper cabinets. The walk in butler pantry hides the rest of our messy items that may normally be in an upper cabinet, leaving all of our everyday dishes and glasses to be on display in the upper cabinets.
The dining room looks over the view as we visit with our family and friends.
Cozy seating is a must in our living room. I love my big sofas loaded with accent pillows. But my favorite has been the little stools found at Walmart! They have toured the house providing more seating at the dinner table, used as extra chairs in the living room, or as a footstool while getting comfy on the sofa. Even the fireplace has seating at the hearth for extra guests if needed.
I love taking old furniture and painting them to be pretty again. It saves money and gives the room so much character. The coffee table, end tables, and the TV cabinet were all home painting projects. This coffee table has been around since we were first married and was one of our first purchases.. I have never had the heart to get rid of this coffee table and I am so thankful we were able to incorporate it into this living room. Plus the storage it provides is a bonus.
The white fireplace is the perfect balance and backdrop to the beautiful view in the room. Pretty penny tiles surround it which are super soft to the touch… my sensory wall as my sister in law describes it. Soft neutral curtains keep your focus on the view to not get distracted by busy curtains. The area rug was a target find as we waited for our flight right before we left for our family vacation. It was on sale and exactly what I had been looking for… and it fit my small budget! My kids were like seriously mom? There it sat in the car at the airport parking lot for the week we were gone. I couldn’t wait to get it home and try it in our new home!
The buffet is where all my kids tuck their devices in at the end of the day while providing more storage. I love changing up the chalkboard with the seasons by adding little inspiration written on it.
Our master bedroom we did a feature wall using trim to create a panelled effect. It creates a beautiful backdrop to our bed. I would love 2 cozy chairs by the window but the desk is handy for writing while enjoying the lovely view. Unfortunately the desk usually becomes a drop zone…
Modern farmhouse bathroom all the way with vintage bottle light fixtures, wood framed mirrors, and a freestanding tub. We did white subway tile with grey grout the same as the kitchen backsplash. But my fav is the floor! We kept the costs down by doing a roll vinyl instead of actual tile. Its warmer on the feet than tile as well.
Those are the main areas of the house. I hope to bring you part two sometime in the near future and introduce you to some of the other smaller rooms of the house. My photography gifted daughter took our house photos for me. Ryan and I came up with this layout together after spending hours planning out our needs for the space. We adjusted and adjusted the layout some more to keep the building costs down. We didn’t want the house to get too big or it’s more to clean and gets costly… and who needs that? Its been a perfect home. Well worth the wait. Sign up below for more home updates right to your inbox!