Friday, November 11, 2011

farmhouse project, a peek inside

The past 4 1/2 months have been a whirlwind for my client Emarie and her husband Nick -- After purchasing their dream home in July, then undertaking the grueling task of renovation and restoring a circa 1870's Victorian Farmhouse into a livable and modern home, they're finally moving in this weekend and I couldn't be more excited for them!

Not all the rooms are complete (the Kitchen, the two Bathrooms and the Master Bedroom are still under construction), but before any of the decorating begins, I thought I'd give you a mini tour and show some of the progress that's been made so far.


FRONT OF HOUSE: Don't you just love all the original millwork? We have plans to paint the front door, add new house numbers, lighting, a couple of urns, and amp-up the landscaping. In the last 'Farmhouse Project' post, we quickly dressed it up for Fall.






































Emaire and Nick are fortunate to be working with a home that has some great bones and architectural details; thick woodwork, large windows, a built-in hutch with original brass bin pulls, a gorgeous fireplace, a large side porch and an expansive front lawn.

Of course with any major project like this one, Emarie and Nick had their fair share of challenges. The kitchen and back bedroom were added on in the 1950's, sadly much of the decorating was from that era too (think bad carpeting and light fixtures), and the original homeowners left behind a few pieces of furniture that you'll see in some of the photos (although we have plans to revamp them and integrate them into the decorating).


FRONT BEDROOM: The walls have been painted Benjamin Moore's Morning Dew and the floors have been refinished. This will be turned into an office/study. We're thinking a doing a collage wall and adding some cool mid-century pieces.




























LIVING ROOM: All the carpet and window treatments have been removed, the walls have been painted Benjamin Moore's Tapestry Beige and the floors stained dark. We'll be looking for a large sofa, an area rug, lighting etc...
















































SITTING ROOMThe walls have also been painted Benjamin Moore's Tapestry Beige and the floors given a dark stain. This room sits between the Living Room and the Dining Room, hence "Siting Room", and we see it as the perfect spot for pre-dinner chatter and post-dinner drinks. It has a beautiful mantle and we're thinking of flanking it with two cozy wing-backs with a great side table with some statement art.


DINING ROOM: The walls have also been painted Benjamin Moore's Tapestry Beige and the floors stained dark. This is a room that will shirley be filled with this couple's large extensive family, can you believe their hosting Thanksgiving in a few weeks? We'd better get to work!















































































KITCHEN: This room is at the back of the house and was added on during the 1950's. Although the sink and retro details are charming, they've since been removed and the space is now in the process of being turned into a working and "modern-farmhouse" kitchen that will have open shelving, butcher block counters and a Wolfe stove.

































MASTER BATHROOM: The pink has all been ripped out and is in the process of being turned into a white and classic space with some farmhouse touches.




























MASTER BEDROOM: This room sits at the back of the house near the kitchen and right now is being used as storage. It will eventually get new paint and the floors will be refinished.
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Twice a month, I'll be showing how I help this couple turn their beautiful new shell into a stunning, family friendly and welcoming home. We'll be picking paint colors, installing new lighting, re-purposing existing furniture, purchasing new pieces and styling their existing items... so won't you join us on this Farmhouse Project?
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4 comments:

  1. This is the modern day version of "This Old House"...I LOVE this stuff! Feel like I need a cup of hot coco while I read every word...thanks Megan, just can't get enough of this.

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  2. Hi Linda, I'm so happy you're enjoying this series. It's been such a great project to be a part and there's SO much more coming up... grab that coco and curl up! ;)

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  3. Such a sweet house and I can't wait for the big reveal! Happy Thanksgiving, Meagan!

    Christine

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  4. Looks like an exciting project! I can't wait to see it take shape... I'll be checking in often! ;-)

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