Welcome to my home. We purchased our house in 2010 and recently remodeled our downstairs with new wood flooring, white walls, new kitchen island, newly painted cabinets, new furniture, and a la cantina folding door that opens up into an outdoor living space. I love a light & airy, bright & cozy home. And we also LOVE to entertain. Since the remodel I feel like the new floor plan really opened up our home and made it feel more spacious yet still remaining warm and cozy. We’ve already hosted a few big parties and can’t wait to make more fun memories with others in our home. I’m going to be sharing a few of our favorite spaces with furniture details, paint colors, interior specs, etc.
Our parlor has white wainscoting on the ceilings along with 6 foot height white wainscoting on the walls. We furnished our parlor with a white china cabinet, 2 Restoration hardware Lyon chairs (see similar below), and matching love seat (also from RH). For our end table we used a gold accent bar cart with simple candle and flower accessories and the coffee table is from Anthropologie but I found an almost identical one at CB2….see here.
For lighting we used a RH chandelier along with a couple of canned spotlights. My accessories are mostly white with varying sizes. We have the same light wood flooring throughout our downstairs and in this room, I found this super cozy area rug for only $199 at Home goods! (linked similar for you below).
Our entry hallway is simple with neutral pottery barn picture frames. I mixed and matched different sizes of the same frame to achieve this look. Also I framed our most recent family photos. This runner is from Nordstrom and I’m linking the exact one for you below. Also this wall shelving unit is perfect for small spaces. We only had a 16″ space so it was super challenging finding a shelf narrow and tall enough. We love this one!!
Also one of the questions I get asked a lot is our wood flooring. We absolutely love our flooring from Hallmark! The colorway and style is Balboa. At first I didn’t like the black knots…but grew to fall in love with it’s beauty.
In our kitchen, we continued with the light colored wood floors, white walls and gold accents. These cabinets used to be a dark red-ish brown color! We ended up painting our existing cabinets with a shellac paint. Our cabinet painter matched Benjamin Moores: CHANTIILLY LACE. Of course like all remodels we had a major hiccup with selecting the right white. originally I had the cabinets painted Benjamin Moore’s: SIMPLY WHITE. Once the white marble and quartz counters arrived and were installed…the newly painted cabinets looked horrible!! The “white” color looked very yellow next to the white of the counters. So we had to re-spray ALL the cabinets to the newer CHANTILLY LACE. So happy we did. BM-Chantilly Lace is a very bright, crisp white that has very little pigment in it. We also painted our walls, trim, fireplace surround in that same color!
I have a white farm table sink from SHAWS , the brass faucet is from NEWPORT BRASS. I get so many questions about my three bar stools and I can see why! I fell in love with them the minute I saw them. I bought these from my dear friend Audrey’s design studio (AGK Design) in La Jolla, CA. I also found some other options available online. Another question I get asked a lot is my kitchen backsplash. It’s from ENCORE ceramics. I have a detail of the box: Duracite 2007792 s/m: 20007180. We LOOOVE it so much…but it was a headache to install. Just make sure you find someone who knows what they are doing. We had to go through a couple installers before we found the right fit.
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I recently did a pantry makeover to make it easier for my family to find snacks and to help with the joys of packing lunches.
THE GREAT ROOM
Our family room is a great room and an extension of our kitchen, so I carried over the white walls and went with white slip covered Pottery Barn sofas and a lot of various texture and neutral colored pillows and throws. I also installed a white wicker hanging swing chair that the entire family is constantly fighting over :).
Paint color in this room is also Benjamin Moore’s: Chantilly Lace
I couldn’t wait to replace the original mantel that came with our house, so I opted for a simple white shelf along with small white marble tiles styled in a chevron pattern. The mantle is one of my favorite things to style in my house and I’m constantly changing up the accessories.
Here I styled the mantel with a round gold accent mirror, neutral candles and picture frames. I’m also using two white foot stools to flank the fireplace.
Paint color on the walls and on the fireplace surround is Benjamin Moore’s: Chantilly Lace
OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
From our kitchen, we have a La Cantina folding door that opens into our outdoor living space. This space is one of our favorite places to entertain guests or spend time as a family. We installed two infrared heaters on either side of the chandelier that make it one of the warmest rooms in the house. This is a gas burning fireplace and I used a piece of reclaimed wood as the mantel. And so cool that mantle is hundreds of years old and was reclaimed from an old farm building in the midwest. We added shiplap to the walls and ceiling. Paint color for shiplap is also Benjamin Moore’s: Chantilly Lace. But we used an outdoor grade paint.
Although this space is technically outdoors, my sofa is meant to be indoors. Also the white slip covered chairs (from IKEA) are not weather proof. We normally just buy extra slip covers from IKEA and replace them when they get too embarrassing.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of my house!
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