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I am so happy to start the week here on Home Bunch with someone as special as Laura. This girl should get a medal! She is a mom of four adorable girls, has a beautiful blog where she shares a lot of DIYs and even recipes, and has transformed her farmhouse over the years along with her husband.

Make sure to read on and follow her beautiful story on instagram as well. I really can’t get enough of her home and her approach to life and design.

 

Hi Everyone! When Luciane reached out to me and asked if I’d like to share my home for her “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series, I can’t even tell you how excited (and humbled) that I was. I’ve been an avid reader of her blog for years and years, and like so many other people, it’s been one of the places I’ve always counted on for beautiful architecture and home design inspiration. I’m so thrilled to be here, sharing my home with all of you today, and so grateful to Luciane for asking me to be a part of this amazing series!

My name’s Laura and I’m an interior designer and blogger over at Willow Street Interiors. I live in a quiet, little country suburb, 45 minutes outside of Boston, with my incredible husband and four little girls. I’m a lover of all things beautiful, all things family, and all things home.

I met my husband in 2000, and we got married in 2003 on a beach, at sunset. It was quiet and serene and completely romantic. My husband grew up in Germany surrounded by farms and tractors. When we started looking to buy a house, land that reminded him of home topped his list. I wanted a place with a sense of history. And fruit trees.

We found our circa 1880 farmhouse in 2007, and closed on it 3 months after our first baby was born. It had an apple orchard and six acres, at a price we could afford, and so, the deal was made. It needed a massive amount of work, but it didn’t matter. We were young and ambitious, and planned to redo the entire house in a year. Naivety is bliss, for sure.

We did do a ton that first year. The projects were non-stop, my husband worked full time, with the fortunate ability of making his own schedule. I stayed home with our baby and planned the projects! Despite all of the craziness, I have nothing but fond memories of all of those new, chaotic, first year experiences.

And well, we’ve been renovating ever since, and our family has grown quite a bit since then! We are now the proud parents of four, beautiful daughters. Our oldest, who was 1 when we moved in, is now 9! We also have a 7 year old, 4 year old, and 5 month old. The projects continue, the girls are growing, and this crazy beautiful life just keeps on getting crazier, messier, and more beautiful.

Although we have many, many more projects that still need attending to, the house has come such a long way over the years! When we first bought our house, it was a very humble, antique farmhouse in need of lots of repairs and updates. You couldn’t see the first floor windows in the front of the house because they’d been overtaken by huge evergreen bushes. We took them out, did our best to freshen up the landscape, and we began to restore the farmhouse feel that had been lost over the years.

 

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There used to be a driveway that wrapped around the entire house, and took away much of the lower half of the yard. One of the very first things we did when we moved in, was remove it, and then we planted lots and lots of grass in its place.

Front Yard

Gardening Tips. My husband and I are wannabe gardeners of sorts. We don't really know what we're doing, but we love to be outside working in the garden whenever we can. We've added lots of beds and flowering shrubs throughout the property over the years. #gardening Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram laura_willowstreetinteriors

My husband and I are wannabe gardeners of sorts. We don’t really know what we’re doing, but we love to be outside working in the garden whenever we can. We’ve added lots of beds and flowering shrubs throughout the property over the years. We still haven’t been able to tackle our entryway, porches or siding, but we’ll be freshening up the front of the house later this summer, and I am SO excited about it!

Kitchen

Farmhouse kitchen features original hardwood flooring. Flooring - Some Original, Some Yellow Pine, stained in Jacobean by Minwax. #farmhouse #farmhousekitchen #originalhardwoodflooring #Flooring #Originalhardwoof #YellowPine #Jacobean #Minwax #farmhousekitchens features original hardwood flooring. Flooring - Some Original, Some Yellow Pine, stained in Jacobean by Minwax Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram laura_willowstreetinteriors

Remember when I said the house was very humble and in need of lots of updating earlier? Well, when we first moved in, the kitchen didn’t even have cabinets or countertops, and the home’s high ceilings throughout the downstairs had been covered by suspended, drop in ceiling tiles? It was quite the sight, but we were were undaunted.

We opened things up to make the smallish downstairs feel larger, and although we’re still not nearly finished checking things off of our to do list, things have finally started to take shape!

This is our kitchen today!

Cabinets – IKEA

Cabinet Hardware – IKEA

Backsplash

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The grey backsplash tile is Imperial Gris Subway Tile from The Tile Shop.

Roman Shade – Etsy (Fabric is Braemore Memento Jade)

White Vase – Homegoods

Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Simply White. Ceiling and Trim - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semigloss. Ceiling and Trim #Ceiling #Trim #SimplyWhitebyBenjaminMoore #Semigloss Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Ceiling and Trim – Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semigloss

Wall Paint Color – Benjamin Moore First Snowfall.

Wooden Dough Bowl – Target

Chalkboard Door

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Chalkboard Door – DIY (I have a tutorial on the blog)

Bell – Homegoods

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting. Great sources to find affordable kitchen lighting. Lantern Pendants - Home Depot (they've been discontinued, but Bellacor sells a similar one) Sconces - Norwell Lighting #kitchenlighting #kitchen #lighting #affordablelighting Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Lantern Pendants – Home Depot (they’ve been discontinued, but Bellacor sells a similar one)

Sconces – Norwell Lighting

White Pitcher – IKEA

Glass Canisters – Target

Wall Storage

Farmhouse Wall Storage Ideas Galvanized Pails and Wire Wall Basket - Michaels Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Galvanized Pails and Wire Wall Basket – Michaels

Bamboo Shade – Lowes

Faucet & Countertop

Farmhouse kitchen faucet Kohler Faucet. Faucet is Kohler. The countertop is Caesarstone in Organic White. #faucet #koh;er #farmhousefaucet Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Faucet is Kohler. The countertop is Caesarstone in Organic White.

Farmhouse Sink

Farmhouse Sink - IKEA. Farmhouse Sink - IKEA. Farmhouse Sink - IKEA. Farmhouse Sink - IKEA #FarmhouseSinkIKEA #FarmhouseSink #IKEA #IKEAFarmhouseSink Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Farmhouse Sink – IKEA

Cow Cutting Boards – Pottery Barn Kids

Striped Pot – Home Depot

Barstools

Cross Back Barstool. The cross back barstools are from World Market. Cross Back Barstool Ideas. White Oak Cross Back Barstool #CrossBackBarstool #whiteoakbarstools Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

The cross back barstools are from World Market.

Beloved

Farmhouse Painted Hutch. Believe it or not, the hutch in our kitchen was a FREE Craigslist find! After loads of sanding and painting, it's now one of my favorite furniture pieces. #farmhouse #hutch #paintedhutch #paintedfurniture Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Believe it or not, the hutch in our kitchen was a FREE Craigslist find! After loads of sanding and painting, it’s now one of my favorite furniture pieces.

Breakfast Room

Farmhouse Breakfast Room. Farmhouse Breakfast Room Chairs. Galvanized Hanging Planter - DIY (there is a tutorial for it on my blog) Farmhouse Breakfast Room Drapery. Farmhouse Breakfast Room Wicker Chairs #Farmhouse #BreakfastRoom Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Our breakfast nook used to be a small hallway which housed a washer and drier and led to the backyard, and also contained a very small bathroom. We took down the wall, took out the doorway and the bathroom, added windows, and created a breakfast nook its place. We now have access to the backyard through french doors that we installed in our living room.

Medallion Curtains – Target

Wall Tiles – Target

Galvanized Hanging Planter – DIY (there is a tutorial for it on my blog)

Farm Fresh

Farmhouse Breakfast Table Setting. Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Everything looks so beautiful and yummy! In fact, Laura always share some incredible recipes on her blog!

Chairs

Ikea Chairs. Dining Chairs from Ikea Ikea. Rattan Chairs, Toddler chair - IKEA Kitchen Table - IKEA Dining chairs #ikeachairs #ikeadiningchairs Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Rattan Chairs, Toddler chair – IKEA

Kitchen Table – IKEA

Wooden Chairs – Restoration Hardware Outlet

Layout

Countertop is Caesarstone in Organic White. Countertop is Caesarstone in Organic White #Countertop #Caesarstone #OrganicWhite Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

The kitchen opens to the living room.

Flooring

Restored Hardwood Floor. Restored Hardwood Floor Ideas. Flooring - Some Original, Some Yellow Pine, stained in Jacobean by Minwax. The floors in our home are original wherever we were able to salvage them, and where we weren't, we pieced in yellow pine which we stained in Jacobean by Minwax. Restored Hardwood Floor #RestoredHardwoodFloor Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

The floors in our home are original wherever we were able to salvage them, and where we weren’t, we pieced in yellow pine which we stained in Jacobean by Minwax.

Living Room

Living room textures. Living room textures. Living room textures. Living room textures #Livingroom #textures #Livingroomtextures Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Our living room is just off of our kitchen, and it’s also much more open now than it used to be. Believe it or not, this one room used to be three rooms! Three rooms with three little windows. We took out the three smaller windows and added two, much larger sets, as well as a set of french doors that lead to the backyard. Now this room has a pretty view of our apple trees, as well as the girls’ tree house.

Floor Lamp – IKEA

Bamboo Shade – Lowes

Paint Color

Windrush by Behr. Windrush by Behr. Windrush by Behr Paint Color Windrush by Behr #WindrushbyBehr Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Wall Color – Windrush by Behr.

Wooden End Table – Homegoods

Small Mirrored Side Table – Michaels

Gourd Lamp – Target

Jute Rug – Amazon

Bookshelves

Living room renovation. How to add bookshelves to a living room. We also added built in bookshelves and shiplap to create a focal point in the living room #livingroom #livingroombookshelves Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

We also added built in bookshelves and shiplap to create a focal point in the living room.

Set of 3 Mirrors – Pottery Barn 6 Years Ago (Ballard sells a similar one now)

Shiplap Color and All Trim Color in the House – Simply White by Benjamin Moore

Ceiling Color – Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semigloss finish

TV Console – IKEA

Brass Sconces – IKEA

Table

Tree Stump Table - From our Backyard (West Elm sells a similar one) Pedestal Bowl - Homegoods Fern - Home Depot Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Tree Stump Table – From our Backyard (West Elm sells a similar one)

Pedestal Bowl – Homegoods

Fern – Home Depot

Mirror

Round Mirror Mirror - Homegoods Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Mirror – Homegoods

Decor

Blushing Pink and Grey Bookshelf Decor. I am loving this blushing pink and grey decor! It's so fresh! Blushing Pink and Grey Bookshelf Decor. Blushing Pink and Grey Bookshelf Decor Ideas Blushing Pink and Grey Bookshelf Decor #BlushingPinkandGrey #BookshelfDecor Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

I am loving this blushing pink and grey decor! It’s so fresh!

Bookends – Thrifted

Faux Paperwhites in Pail – Pottery Barn

Botanical Print – Etsy

Gold Frame – Target

Gray Storage Boxes – IKEA

Watercolor Art – Homegoods

Perforated Lantern – Target

Chandelier

White Beaded Chandelier. White Beaded Chandelier. World Market White Beaded Chandelier #WhiteBeadedChandelier #WorldMarket #BeadedChandelier Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Beaded Chandelier – World Market

Sofas – IKEA

Curtains – IKEA

Purple Pillows – Etsy (Fabric is Cecilia Floral by Tilton Fenwick)

Coffee Table

Summery Cocktail Table Decor. Summery Cocktail Table Decor. Summery Cocktail Table Decor Ideas #SummeryCocktailTableDecor #SummeryTableDecor Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Coffee Table – World Market

Chaise

Ikea Chaise. Ikea Chaise. Ikea Chaise #Ikea #Chaise Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Chaise – IKEA (no longer sold)

Blanket Ladder – Salvaged

Striped Blanket – Target

Plaid Blanket – Homegoods

Glass Jug – Viva Terra

White Table – IKEA

Metal Basket – Homegoods

Master Bedroom

Horizon by Benjamin Moore. Horizon by Benjamin Moore Paint Color Horizon by Benjamin Moore. Horizon by Benjamin Moore #HorizonbyBenjaminMoore Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Our bedroom is completely different than it was initially. When we first bought the house, it was actually two small rooms with very little natural light. There was also an attic space above it. We took down a wall to open things up, vaulted the ceiling, added his and her closets and built a little window seat in between. It was such a dramatic transformation, and the space really feels like a restful sanctuary now.

Paint Color

Farmhouse Bedroom with fresh summery decor. Farmhouse Bedroom with fresh summery decor. Farmhouse Bedroom with fresh summery decor #FarmhouseBedroom #summerydecor Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Graytint.

Quilt and Shams – Target

Porthole Mirrors – Target

Sunburst Mirrors – Pottery Barn

Love Sign – DIY

Orange and White Pillow Cover – Etsy

Wooden Trunk – Thrifted

Round Basket – World Market

Flower Art – IKEA (6 years ago)

Bed – Jordan’s Furniture

Window Seat

Window seat Draperies to add privacy and coziness #windowseat #draperies Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

White Curtains – JCPenney

Brass Table – Homegoods

Gray and White Striped Blanket – Target

Jute Rug – Amazon

Taking a Break

Window Seat Reading Nook. Window Seat Reading Nook. Window Seat Reading Nook. Window Seat Reading Nook #WindowSeat #ReadingNook Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

Can you picture yourself taking a break here with a good book? Dreamy!

Window Seat Sconce – IKEA

Backyard

Backyard. Farmhouse Backyard. We replaced the roof, all of the windows, and added french doors to the back of the house as well. Backyard. Farmhouse Backyard #Backyard #FarmhouseBackyard Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

We replaced the roof, all of the windows, and added french doors to the back of the house as well.

Labor of Love

Gardening. Farmhouse gardening ideas. #gardening #farmhousegardening Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

I can’t even guess at how many hours we’ve spent working in the yard, beating back weeds and small trees, and reclaiming as much of the land as possible. 

Gardening

Gardening. Gardening. Gardening. Gardening. Gardening Gardening Gardening Gardening #Gardening Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

It’s been exciting to see little things reveal themselves along the way too; like the stone wall on the hill, that couldn’t even be seen between the trees and thicket 8 years ago.

Treehouse

treehouse #treehouse Home Bunch's Beautiful Homes of Instagram @laura_willowstreetinteriors

My husband and his dad also built this tree house in one of our apple trees for the girls. 🙂

 

 

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What a pleasure it was to share Laura’s beautiful home and story with all of you today. She truly has inspired me in so many levels and I hope you feel the same.

Did you guys have a good weekend? We’re trying to relax and also play more with kids outside. You know.. we need to get some exercise to get ready for summer! Ha!

I love playing sports with them… in fact, that’s how my husband and I exercise – by playing and trying to keep it up with our three kids. The older they get, the harder it becomes for the two of us… 🙂

Have a Blessed week, my friends and thank you for being here.

Talk to you soon!

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As much as I love most of the homes you feature, it is nice to see a home where the decor was sourced from the places I shop at. Thanks for featuring this beautiful home!

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