From Country to Town (sort of)
MY PARENTS HOUSE
In 2020 when the world slowed down, my parents began to re-think their living situation and began exploring the opportunity to sell their property. They had lived on 6 beautiful acres in a house we all called home for the majority of our lives. We have countless memories there including my wedding, baby showers, holidays, and so many more. As much as everyone loved that home, we knew my parents needed less maintenance. It has been just the 2 of them for many years now and with a larger lawn to tend, a pool to care for, and a large home, it was time to simplify. After some time searching for the perfect location and to help convince them this was the right decision, they found a lot in a new addition on the edge of town. It was 1 acre, a beautiful pond for fishing, and a view of a hay field in the back to complete this picturesque setting. A country feel with the convenience of town close by, lower maintenance and a community of friends all around. It was just what they had been hoping for.
At the time of their build, my design business had began to blossom and I knew this would be a great opportunity to help guide them along. Little did I know, after they decided on a floor plan, they would let me take the reins completely with the design. I was so excited that I could really spread my wings and dive into this creative process head on. The end product is truly breathtaking, I will forever be grateful for their trust and support while designing their forever home.
Built in 2022
3400 sq ft
3 bed 3.5 bath
1 acre lot
Large office space
Picture windows to capitalize on views
A customized Grist-mill kitchen inspired by Magnolia Table
The entry way is the first thing guests see, we wanted to make a statement all while having an inviting and welcoming feel. With the black double doors, beautiful accent lighting, and fresh florals I believe we accomplished just that.
A formal space to gather with a mix of old and new. From the antique sliders to a reclaimed wooden harvest table, and the neutral linens of the soft scapes, this space is sure to add character to any dinner party.
This space is created with soft tones and a lot of texture. A simple white backdrop frames the large picture windows to draw your attention straight to the outdoor views. With ample seating and comforting decor this is the place to be, to watch the seasons pass throughout the year, taking in all the beauty nature possesses.
This was the most challenging room of them all. With a specific look in mind, we had to take some matters into our own hands creating this stone backsplash inspired by the Grist Mill. We framed the space by building a large garage style hood with shelving integrated on each side allowing beauty and function to collide. I incorporated a mix of metals for the plumbing, hardware, and decor giving it an old world charm. Off to one side is the Butler Pantry. I wanted this space to compliment the kitchen design and not compete, so we kept the materials very simple, neutral, and quaint. The other side is a space carved out to sit and enjoy morning coffee or a simple meal. Housing a beautiful marble top table that ties in with the kitchen countertops. This kitchen was designed with classic elements that will stand the test of time and no detail will go unnoticed. This space definitely lives up to the standards of being
"the heart of the home."
The laundry is very simple yet makes a huge impact. The eyes are captured by the most beautiful antique door with oval glass, giving a visual of all the details. A brick paver floor set in a basket weave pattern gives a special design element to a tried and true material. This floor continues throughout the back entrance of the home and to the guest bath allowing for easy clean up. A stained bench in the hallway adds that extra space to store all the clutter from the ins and outs of each day. The decor pieces are functional yet appealing, allowing these rooms to be a true work force.
When designing the bathrooms in this home, I wanted to let my creativity flow. These are smaller rooms but with good design, they can make the most impact. While staying true to the style of the home, I was able to give each one a special feel by using unique materials.
The place where you go to retreat and restore all that has been lost throughout a busy day. I wanted this space to feel like a breath of fresh air. I didn't want any nonessential pieces that fill the room, but instead only those that would enhance restoration. I incorporated a soft color palette with cozy textures. The seating space in the corner gives the invitation to sit back and relax, put the electronics away and dive into a book. The metal slider creates division between the rooms while still allowing light to flow throughout. This opening also creates a beautiful picture of the free standing tub. In the bathroom, I chose warm tones and sophisticated finishes. These 2 rooms together make up a suite that feels significant and a reflection of relaxation.
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Design: Shayla Graham/Homegrown Design
Staging: Shayla Graham/Homegrown Design
Build: J. Steele Construction
Photography: Emily Hart