I was so honored to be part of Home Bunch's "Beautiful Homes of Instagram" blog series. I wanted to share the pictures from our (partial) home tour on my blog, too! There's a ton of content, so I've decided to break it up into two different posts - this one features our main level. Most of the photos below were shot by the amazing Nicole Autumn (a few are from my camera roll, too).
A HUGE thank you to Ampersand in the Galleria and Tonkadale for providing me with tons of merchandise to style my home with. I've tried to link everything in the photos, but if you have any questions, please let me know. For those of you asking about my front door color, I am still trying to figure it out. Sorry!
Entry Light | Personalized Doormat
Paint from Fine Paints of Europe
One of my favorite transformations in our home was our front entryway. We changed the exterior color of our home to white shake, and replaced our 7’ solid wood doors with 8’ french doors adorned with big windows that lets the morning light pour into our home. I didn’t want to paint the doors white because I felt like that was a little too matchy-matchy, so I opted for my favorite color, grey, and I love the way it turned out! It’s a great contrast against our all-white home.
Prior to our remodel our main level was divided by a three-quarter-length high wall, closing off the kitchen from the formal dining and living room. This new, open floor plan has really opened things up and makes our home feel much larger than before.
Drapery, and all furniture is from Restoration Hardware.
I've linked similar items here: Coffee Table, Chairs, Pink Throw Pillows
I made the moss bowl with materials from Tonkadale nursery.
Paint Color: Harbor Gray by Benjamin Moore
Table & Chairs - Restoration Hardware - Similar table Here, Dining Chairs here, and End chairs here | Lighting | Plates
Flowers from Ampersand and Tonkadale
Our dining room serves as both our casual and formal dining space, so I was very mindful of this when selecting the furniture and lighting so that I could make it function for both purposes.
I kind of cringe when I see how matchy matchy our dining room chairs and barstools are. I thought it would be a good idea to have them the same, but I'd really like to change out our barstools some day to create a nice, complementary contrast.
Chandeliers | Sink | Faucet and Side Spray
Hardware: Knobs & Pulls: Alno Inc Creations, Charlie’s 6” Brass Pulls (3” for smaller drawers), knobs are Charlie’s 1.25” knos and 1.25” backplates in antique English
Countertops & backsplash: Honed Carrara Marble (yes, I'd do it again, I love our counters!)
Cabinet paint color: Extra White by Benjamin Moore
Prior to our remodel, we had a white and grey kitchen, but it was really dated. I fell in love with blogger Rachel Parcell’s kitchen - the oversized range hood and open shelving with a marble backsplash that ran to the ceiling. I loved every detail so I worked with my builder to incorporate as many elements of that inspiration as possible into our space.
Hooks | Knobs | Pulls
I was still waiting from the other hardware to arrive (it didn't make it for the photo shoot so that's why the drawer is missing a pull in this picture).
A little bit more about me & what I shared on the home bunch blog:
I have loved houses ever since I was a little girl. I remember when I was growing up my mom and I would go on car rides to the fancy neighborhoods to look at pretty homes, and I always felt so inspired. Growing up I always thought I would do something dealing with homes, but when I went off to college I decided to go the business route, instead of channeling my love for homes and my creativity. Later on, when I met my husband and moved into his home, we started talking about doing some remodeling. We had plans drawn up, but it wasn’t until after we were married that we decided to pursue them. My husband had bought a great home in a wonderful neighborhood, very close to where we both grew up, but it was a dated ranch style home that definitely needed some TLC. He had demoed our whole lower level so it was down to the framing and cement floors, so a big chunk of our home wasn’t even functional. After weighing our options, we made the decision to turn his home into our home, a place where we’d raise our children, and that reflected our needs and personal style (instead of moving).
Designing our home was such an incredible experience for me. I spent hours searching through blogs and pinning spaces I loved on Pinterest, and enjoyed every second of it. Gathering all of this inspiration enabled me to create an overall vision for our home, and translate that into each and every room, and then watch it all come to life. I was truly in my element during the whole process. It has been about two and-a-half years since we remodeled our home, and we have since welcomed a baby boy to our family. I decided to leave corporate America when we had him and just recently decided to launch my own company as an independent decorator (@parkergreyinteriors) so I can help others create beautiful, functional spaces they love, too. The company is named after my son and my favorite color, grey. I’m so excited to see where this new opportunity takes me!
Our home underwent a big transformation from a dark and dated ranch style home, to a bright and airy, traditional home with hints of a modern farmhouse, too. I love clean, uncluttered spaces, and lots of neutrals with a hint of greenery and/or fresh flowers. Every single day (no joke!) I look at our home and wonder how I can make the space even more beautiful... with wall coverings, decor, furniture, etc. I spend a ton of time reorganizing the open shelves in the kitchen, and rearranging the built in shelves in our master. I just love making our space perfectly tailored to our style and am always striving to improve it.
We have two additional levels in our home that are not pictured, our lower level which is mostly filled with kids toys, and our basement level that is unfinished. Hopefully I can share those spaces in the future! Thanks so much for taking a look at our home and I'll post the second part with our upper level soon!
Hi, welcome to my blog! I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guys. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO, Lindsay