I have to confess to you guys that I feel very blessed for having had the idea to start the “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series on Home Bunch. This is a simple idea but it became so popular because all of us want to see how people are living, how they’re incorporating the new interior trends and where they’re buying their home accessories – without breaking the bank! This series not only features many talented people but also shares all of the details about their home and this gives us inspiration and knowledge, which is a win-win situation, isn’t it?
Today, I am very excited to have Alicia from Our Vintage Nest with us. Alicia is a blogger and she runs one of my favorite accounts on instagram; @ourvintagenest. There, she shares gorgeous pictures and details of her newly-built modern farmhouse home. I often get inspired by her home decorating ideas and featuring her home on Home Bunch just came naturally.
Get to know more about this sweet young lady! 🙂
“My husband and I met in our early 20’s on a blind date almost 20 years ago and have been married for 17 years in May. When I met my husband, I was finishing up my bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I’m a stay-at-home mom and interior design blogger at Our Vintage Nest. We have 2 beautiful children, a daughter who is 11 and a son who is 8. We have lived in Arkansas and Texas (where both our kids were born) and moved back to Arkansas in 2012 to the Little Rock area. Our home in LR is where my Instagram and blogging journey began and my passion for decorating grew. In the Summer of 2016, we made our way back to NW Arkansas, where we had first met. Earlier in the year, we began scouting different neighborhoods and loved several areas. It ultimately came down to location; we discovered a custom home builder in a neighborhood full of young families, lots of kids, a community pool/park and schools within walking distance. My husband and I knew we wanted these things for our children and when we saw how happy they were, we were sold.
NW Arkansas is where we decided to settle permanently until the kids finish school because it has the best public schools in the state. This area has grown considerably since we lived here 12 years ago and many of our friends still live here, so the adjustment has been fairly easy and the kids love it. Lots of shopping and activities for all ages can be found here.
When we found our home in July of 2016, it was in the framing and drywall stage. We knew we wanted an open floor plan with the kitchen looking out into the living room, vaulted ceilings were a bonus! We found it early enough to be able to choose every interior detail; I was so excited to have this chance to pick out wall colors other design details… It was a dream come true!
We were also drawn to our neighborhood because of the builder, Landmarc Homes. They build a beautiful home and were so easy going; we were able to customize every interior detail. It was so fun to visualize each room, talk to the trim and carpenter guys and watch it all come to life! My goal when designing our home was to keep it warm and inviting, bringing in a few trends, but mostly staying with the classic style and neutral tones that would last for years to come. I would describe my style as modern farmhouse with a vintage and rustic design. I love incorporating antique pieces; they bring such warmth into a neutral palette. The patina and age of these beautiful pieces just adds so much character to a space.
The builder set us up with a local design center to pick out the finishes for our home. The lighting was the hardest part for me; I didn’t have a long time to decide; maybe that was a good thing.
Thankfully, I had saved a lot of design inspiration from bloggers I loved and several talented friends on Instagram. Lighting was the most important to me and one of the things I focused on most. It brings the room together and gives it that cozy and inviting feel. My favorite areas in our home (and where we added the most character) is the living room and kitchen. One thing on my wish list was to add shiplap, a trending design detail, thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines. The minute I saw the vaulted ceiling and fireplace surround in our living room, I knew adding shiplap there would make for a dramatic accent wall. The day it was installed and painted, I teared up… It was so awesome to see my vision come to life and I love it!
We have a lot more ideas for our house that my husband and I will add as time goes on. We love to create and build, so this will be an enjoyable process for us. We have a large media room upstairs that we are excited to transform, we want to add built-ins, create a movie room and play room in one. The kids share a bathroom with double vanity. I have plans to change a few things to give it more character and interest.”
I hope Alicia will send the photos of the other spaces when she is finished. As you will see here, it’s hard to not want to see more and more of her beautiful home!
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Outside Details: We got lucky with the stone and brick that was already picked out before we were under contract. The brick is an old Chicago style, with tumbled and recycled features. We absolutely love the character it brings to the outside of our home. We learned later, that this brick is an upgrade and something the builder doesn’t normally use. Many of the bricks have old writing and letters from previous places and use… I love that it tells a story! There’s paint and small traces of details from where they once were before they were torn down and repurposed. I love to walk around the outside and take note of the unique details. The stone is a mix of warm gray, cream and gold tones. I love how it flows with our brick.
The moment you enter Alicia’s home you immediately feel the warmth of her personality. Every space is carefully decorated without compromising on comfort and family living. The wall paint color is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray. Trim color around front door is Sherwin Williams Snowbound.
Entry Rug: Runner is imported from Turkey.
Farmhouse Foyer Wall Gallery
Alicia really knows how to create wall galleries! Isn’t this farmhouse-inspired vignette great?
Antique Painted Dresser: North Dallas flea market.
Lighting is Quoizel Lighting via Lighting Design Company on Instagram.
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The foyer opens to the living room, home office and dining room. Great layout!
I decided to add a higher board and batten in this space. The board and batten was designed at 54″ high to accommodate the clearance of light switches.
Doesn’t it look beautiful? Wall paint color is Sherwin Williams Silver Strand. Board and batten paint color is Sherwin Williams Snowbound.
Dining Room Decor
Dining Table: Nebraska Furniture Mart by Four Hands Furniture.
Captains Chairs: Home Decorators Collection.
Wicker Settee: Pier1 Imports.
Rug: 8×10 Heathered Chenille Jute purchased from Pottery Barn.
Chandelier: Cyan Lighting.
One of the things I love about our living room is our vaulted ceiling! It was on my wish list to have a room like this… It makes it feel light and airy and the exposed beams help to frame the space. I love the contrast of our light gray walls, stacked stone fireplace, shiplap accent wall and the main centerpiece… Our large round chandelier.
Ceiling Beam Color
The beams are custom made and stained a warm tobacco color to match our floors.
The fireplace stone is hand selected dry stack stone.
Leather Club Chair
The leather club chair and sofa (not shown) are custom leather, designed in Plano, TX by Boca Leather Company.
The sign above the tv (I love this idea, by the way!) is from @betweenyouandmesigns.
Shiplap Paint Color
White shiplap, trim and cabinetry paint color is Sherwin Williams Snowbound.
Alicia brings a lot of flea-market, Etsy and Instagram finds to her home and they all look perfect together.
I love the mix of farmhouse and coastal accessories found here. The rug is a 11×14 rug from Pottery Barn (discontinued).
Wall color is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
The chandelier is Capital Lighting Pearson Chandelier.
Our kitchen is one of my favorite rooms in the house. We knew we wanted another white kitchen, but this time, one with more gray tones than cream. We met with the cabinet builders and designed an inset cabinet, making it flush with the framing of the cabinets.
Farmhouse Kitchen Stools
We designed the chefs island to be one level (verses bi-level) to create a more open concept into the living room.
The vintage kitchen stools bring a farmhouse feel to the kitchen. The counter stools were found on Craigslist 10+ years ago and they were told they were from Pottery Barn.
Kitchen Island Dimensions: 9 feet by 4 feet.
Grey Kitchen Island
Grey Kitchen Island Paint Color: Gauntlet Gray SW 7019 Sherwin-Williams.
Kitchen faucet is Pfister in brushed nickel finish.
The kitchen sink is a 33″ farmhouse sink in white by Signature Hardware.
Farmhouse Kitchen Lighting
The kitchen lighting is Small Darlana Lantern by Visual Comfort.
The countertops are a quartzite with a subtle gray and taupe marbling throughout. They are much more durable and resistant to stains and scratching.
Countertop: Virginia Quartzite.
A neutral palette creates a calming feel in this kitchen. I would love to cook in here!
Cabinet Style: Custom made shaker style cabinets with inset design.
Neutral Backsplash Tile
The backsplash is a light gray subway tile, color is called Pumice, made by H-line. Grout color is Driftwood.
All appliances in kitchen are Frigidaire Gallery – refrigerator, stove top, dishwasher, microwave and double ovens.
The Kilim kitchen runner is from Turkey.
Flooring is an engineered hand-scraped & distressed hardwood in European white oak, measuring at 5″ x 3/8″.
Cabinet Paint Color
Kitchen Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW7004 Snowbound.
What an inviting kitchen nook! The paint color is SW Agreeable Gray. Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams is definitely one of my top favorite colors for farmhouse interiors.
Lighting can be found here.
Kitchen Nook Rug & Furniture
The kitchen breakfast table is an Antique find from an old historical home in our home town. I painted the pedestal a shiplap white. The kitchen chairs are from HomeGoods.
Rug is from Target.
Hardwood flooring is Scott’s Town II “Tobacco”.
This farmhouse-inspired home office features a 100-year piano found on Craigslist. Paint color is SW Sea Salt.
Woven Rug 8×10: Rugs USA.
Vintage Finds: local flea markets.
Beaded Chandelier: Antique Farmhouse.
I wanted to do something fun in our half bath with the tile. When I saw this black and white tile by Merola Tile, I knew it was the one! Cabinet paint color is Sherwin Williams Snowbound.
Tile: Home Depot.
Wall color is Sherwin Williams SW 6204 Sea Salt .
This mudroom is very practical and perfectly designed for a limited space. I love the shiplap and the wicker baskets.
DIY Scrabble Art Gallery
Here’s what Alicia has to say about her popular Scrabble art gallery wall: “My favorite and most popular gallery wall amongst my loyal followers is this scrabble art gallery. Incorporating special family dates, numbers and pictures was my vision for this wall. I decided to keep it neutral to flow with the adjoining space; I just love how it turned out! The burning question I’ve seen with this viral wall is what do the 5 dates mean? I’m happy to satisfy your curiosity and share them! From top to bottom… Our first (blind date), the day he proposed, our wedding date and the birth of our two children!” You can get more details here.
How not to fall in love with this farmhouse bedroom? Paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7057 Silver Strand.
Prints: “Custom silhouette” and “Love is Patient”: Etsy shops.
Nightstands are Thomasville Collection and lamps are from HomeGoods.
Bedding and Pillows: Target, Pottery Barn, IKEA and Etsy shops.
Farmhouse bed is Metal Bed Queen Size Antique Dark Bronze Victorian Iron Headboard Bedroom Frame by Hayneedle.
Wicker Trunk: IKEA.
The master bathroom feels serene and it features a great layout. Vanity countertop is Verona white granite 3cm.
Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams is a very soft color that works perfectly in any room you want to create a peaceful mood.
Floor and shower wall tile is a gray textured wood grain ceramic tile.
Wood Shower Stool: HomeGoods (Broyhill).
Bath rugs: Target and Homegoods.
Grout color is Driftwood.
Farmhouse Bathroom Decor
Tray Table: TJMaxx (Broyhill).
Garden Stool: HomeGoods.
Interiors & Photos: “ @ourvintagenest“.
Make sure to follow Alicia from @ourvintagenest on Instagram to see more photos of her beautiful home!
Blog: Our Vintage Nest.
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Wasn’t it great to start the week seeing a beautiful home like the one above? I feel so lucky for the opportunity this blog gives me… I am blessed for getting to know so many special people, like Alicia and so many readers that come here day after day, to celebrate, to learn and to share some relaxing moments together. Thank you, my friends for making of Home Bunch a place of peace and gratitude.
Have a Blessed week, everyone. May you feel good, happy and fulfilled.
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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