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Cape Cod Exterior Plans. Cape Cod Exterior Plan Ideas. Cape Cod Exterior features front porch, siding and stone. #CapeCodExteriorPlans #CapeCodExterior #CapeCodExteriors #CapeCod #Exterior Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

 

Happiness has arrived! I honestly feel extra happy when I share a new “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” post with you. I find these posts are so helpful if you’re looking for inspiration because these talented homeowners are always full of incredible ideas and many DIY projects. Today, I am honored to feature Selena from @middlesisterdesign. She and her husband are a DIYers and I am sure your jaw will drop as much as mine did when you see all of the projects done in this house.

I hope you guys have a great time and get some inspiration here to apply to your home! I am definitely sharing this post with my husband! 😉

 

“I am so honored to have our home featured on Home Bunch! When Luciane contacted to ask if she could feature it, I was quite shocked and beyond excited! To have our humble little home that we’ve poured our hearts and souls into displayed next to some of the most beautiful homes on Instagram is just such an incredibly exciting gesture. Thank you Luciane. And thank you all for visiting! Welcome to our home!

A little intro to myself. I’ve had a passion for Interior Design and Décor for as long as I can remember. It was merely a “hobby” of mine for many years. Until 2 years ago I worked part time as a bank teller. One day my husband suggested that I pursue my dreams of having my own Interior Styling business. After a lot of deliberation, I decided to go for it and Middle Sister Design was born. I specialize, and take pride in being a more budget friendly, less complicated, savvy stylist for the homeowner who desires a well-dressed home without the large price tag. Simple, Smart and Savvy; that’s my motto! I began a Blog, have had much success with local clients and have loved every minute of it. (And have not once missed wearing heels to work, counting dirty money or trying to upsell. There’s still so much for me to learn and I have big plans for the future of my Blog and Business.

When my husband and I decided to build our home nearly 10 years ago we had just been married less than a year. We had viewed many homes in the area’s “cookie-cutter” neighborhoods and while we were uncertain of exactly what we wanted, we knew these were not it. We decided to scour the internet for land as well as for house plans. My husband found a 2 ½ acre piece of land that was only 5 minutes from my childhood home and I found the house plans (we disagreed on LOTS of them before finding the “perfect” one.).

We both liked the bones of the house plan I’d found, however there were many things we didn’t love and so we sought help from a local Architect and custom home building company. With their assistance, we made changes to much of the main floor plan.

I would describe my design style as somewhat eclectic. Growing up in the South and in a more traditional style home, you will find a bit of it throughout my own. However, being a lover of trends, I do enjoy bringing pieces of trendy items into the mix. Neutral, natural, earth inspired elements are my favorite. My Grandparents lived on a farm and from my memories of spending the summers there stem an adoration for that lovely, cozy farmhouse feel. My take on modern farmhouse industrial and boho chic also play a part in this eclectic style of mine. I truly do have an appreciation for all the styles.”

 

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Cape Cod Exterior. Cape Cod Exterior. We kept to the original plans for the exterior of the home aside from choosing much larger windows shown above as well as the Stacked Stone veneers from Eldorado Stone in the color Alderwood. We loved that stone so munch in fact that we decided to carry it over to the entire foundation all around the entire house. The siding is Vinyl in the color ivory and all gutter work and trim are vinyl as well in white. Cape Cod Exterior #CapeCodExterior Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

We kept to the original plans for the exterior of the home aside from choosing much larger windows shown above as well as the Stacked Stone veneers from Eldorado Stone in the color Alderwood. We loved that stone so munch in fact that we decided to carry it over to the entire foundation all around the entire house. The siding is Vinyl in the color ivory and all gutter work and trim are vinyl as well in white. We have designed and installed all of the landscaping ourselves and while that is a job in itself, the toughest part is keeping the multitude of deer from eating all of our hard work.

Porch

Front Porch. Front Porch stain is James T Davis solid stain in the color Tree Bark. The swing is from Hayneedle and the wicker conversation chairs are from Pier 1. Rugs are from Target. #frontporch #porch Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Front Porch stain is James T Davis solid stain in the color Tree Bark. The swing is from Hayneedle and the wicker conversation chairs are from Pier 1. Rugs are from Target.

 Front Door

Black Door. Black front door. Front door color is basic black exterior paint. #blackdoor #blackfrontdoor Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Front door color is basic black exterior paint.

Welcome Home!

Benjamin Moore Neutral paint color. Benjamin Moore Neutral paint color Benjamin Moore HC-173 Edgecomb Gray. Benjamin Moore Neutral paint color. Benjamin Moore Neutral paint color #BenjaminMooreNeutralpaintcolor #BestBenjaminMooreNeutralpaintcolor #BenjaminMooreHC173EdgecombGray Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch
The front door opens to the Great Room which was actually 3 rooms on the original floor plan; Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room. This, even on blue prints, looked incredibly cramped and we all agreed that an open concept would be a more unique and inviting look for this space.

Another favorite unique feature of mine is the little “shelf” above the foyer’s close/master bedroom door. I chose to display the driftwood pieces my sister has collected from a nearby river for me over the years, knowing my love for it.

Living room Sectional

White Slipcovered Sectional. Farmhouse style White Slipcovered Sectional. Slipcovered sectiona and slipcovered Chair in this space are the Ikea Ektorp Slipcover Series, both in Bleking White. Affordable White Slipcovered Sectional #WhiteSlipcoveredSectional #SlipcoveredSectional #affordableSlipcoveredSectional Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Sofa and chair in this space are the Ikea Ektorp Slipcover Series, both in Bleking White.

DIY

Farmhouse Living Room Fireplace Built ins. Farmhouse Living Room Fireplace Built ins. DIY Inspo: Fireplace Bookshelves, side tables and coffee table were all built by my husband. Farmhouse Living Room Fireplace Built ins. Farmhouse Living Room Fireplace Built ins. Farmhouse Living Room Fireplace Built ins #FarmhouseLivingRoom #FireplaceBuiltins Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

DIY Inspo: Bookshelves, side tables and coffee table were all built by my husband.

Rug is Bleached Jute from Overstock.

Fireplace

Stone fireplace is Stacked Stone veneers from Eldorado Stone in the color Alderwood. Wall paint color is Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore. #EdgecombGraybyBenjaminMoore #stonefireplace Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

We decided to take the fireplace all the way to the top of the high ceilings using the same stone used on the exterior – Stacked Stone veneers from Eldorado Stone in the color Alderwood.

Paint Color

Benjamin Moore HC-173 Edgecomb Gray. Designer recommended neutral Benjamin Moore Paint Color Benjamin Moore HC-173 Edgecomb Gray. Benjamin Moore HC-173 Edgecomb Gray #BenjaminMooreHC173EdgecombGray #Designerrecommendedpaintcolor #neutralBenjaminMoorePaintColor Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Paint color for the entire main floor is Benjamin Moore HC-173 Edgecomb Gray.

DIY Shiplap Kitchen

DIY shiplap Kitchen. DIY Kitchen shiplap ideas. DIY shiplap Kitchen. DIY shiplap kitchen #DIYshiplapkitchen. The shiplap wall was added by us last year. We used 4x8 wood floor underlayment from Home Depot, cut into 6” strips and installed using liquid nails and a small brad nail gun, using nickels as spacers. It was such an easy project that creates such dramatic results. And best of all, incredibly inexpensive. #diyshiplap Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

The shiplap wall was added by us last year. We used 4×8 wood floor underlayment from Home Depot, cut into 6” strips and installed using liquid nails and a small brad nail gun, using nickels as spacers. It was such an easy project that creates such dramatic results. And best of all, incredibly inexpensive. Paint color is White.

This open concept would require reconfiguring the entire kitchen layout which was tricky but in the end, we chose a unique island style and designed using Kraftmaid cabinets all the way to the ceiling to utilize every inch of this small space for storage as possible. Cabinets are solid maple in the color Biscotti.

Dining room

Farmhouse Dining Room Shiplap. Dining Room Shiplap. #DiningRoomShiplap #FarmhouseDiningRoomShiplap #DiningRoom #Shiplap Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

The table is a found item made from 100 year old barnwood. It was in bad shape when I found it but I put a little love into it and she’s as good as new. The bench at table, sideboard and industrial shelves were built by my husband. The two captain’s chairs are from Ikea. Rug is the bleached jute from World Market. Grasscloth shades are from JC-Penney.

Doors

Hardwood Flooring. All flooring throughout the home is oak with the exception of two upstairs bedrooms. Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

The French Doors in the Dining Room were not a part of the original plan. In fact, there was only one small window here as well as in the kitchen area. The French Doors open to a large deck, also not part of the original plans.

Landing

Neutral Landing area ideas. Neutral Landing area with chair, accent table and roud sisal rug. Neutral Landing area ideas #NeutralLanding Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Upstairs are two bedrooms and a full bath. The landing at the top of the stairs houses a chair that is a family heirloom. Another favorite space of mine.

All flooring throughout the home is oak with the exception of two upstairs bedrooms.

Neutral Bedroom Paint Color

Khaki by Valspar. Khaki by Valspar. Khaki by Valspar #KhakibyValspar Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Our daughter is grown and no longer lives with us. When converting her bedroom into an office for myself, I wanted to keep a bit of “youth” to this room but also wanted it to be a place for guests of all ages to feel comfortable. I chose fun, on trend patterns and lots of textures for this space. The chair rail was installed when the home was built. Last year I installed the faux board and batten using 1 ½ inch lattice strips. Paint color on walls is Khaki by Valspar. Board and batten and all trim and doors are basic white paint. Simple. Bedding is from Pottery Barn and all furniture is the Ikea Hemnes series.

Guest Bedroom

Tan Paint Color Khaki by Valspar. Beautiful Tan Paint Color Khaki by Valspar. Tan Paint Color Khaki by Valspar #TanPaintColor #KhakibyValspar Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

The second bedroom has always been a guest bedroom but it too got the board and batten treatment last year. Wall paint color is also Khaki by Valspar.

Bed & Bedding

Bedding. The bed is an antique, Amish made, chalk painted with Valspar chalk paint in the color Kid Gloves. French Provincial nightstand and dresser were mine as a child, painted the same as bed. Bedding is from various stores. I like to pay extra attention to detail as well as cost into the bedding of the guest beds. Linen, high quality cotton and extra down comforters are a great way to give that 4 & 5 star hotel feel. #Bedding Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

The bed is an antique, Amish made, chalk painted with Valspar chalk paint in the color Kid Gloves. French Provincial nightstand and dresser were mine as a child, painted the same as bed. Bedding is from various stores. I like to pay extra attention to detail as well as cost into the bedding of the guest beds. Linen, high quality cotton and extra down comforters are a great way to give that 4 & 5 star hotel feel.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Layout. #MasterBedroomLayout Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

The Master Bedroom layout is original to the plans. Of course, as mentioned before, with the exception of making those windows much larger. This is one of my personal favorite changes that we made.

Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Paint Colors. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173. Benjamin Moore Paint Colors. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173 #BenjaminMoorePaintColors #BenjaminMooreEdgecombGray #BenjaminMooreEdgecombGrayHC173 Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173. 

Shiplap Bed

Farmhouse Bedroom shiplap bed. DIY Farmhouse Bedroom shiplap bed. Farmhouse Bedroom shiplap bed and bench. Farmhouse Bedroom shiplap bed #FarmhouseBedroom #shiplapbed #DIYbed #DIYshiplapbed Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

The shiplap bed, nightstands, bench and large mirror were built by my husband.

The jute rug is from World Market.

Bedroom Chair

Farmhouse bedroom chair. Farmhouse bedroom chair ideas. Farmhouse slipcovered bedroom chair #Farmhousebedroomchair #bedroomchair #slipcoveredchair Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

This slipcovered chair brings a relaxed feel to this farmhouse bedroom.

Lamps are from Target.

Antique Door

Antique reclaimed wood door hung with barn door hardware. Antique salvage reclaimed wood door hung with barn door hardware # Antiquedoor #salvagedoor #reclaimedwooddoor #doorhungwithbarndoorhardware #barndoorhardware Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Hung with barn door hardware, this salvage door adds so much character to the master bedroom.

Master Bathroom

Farmhouse Bathroom Clawfoot Slipper Tub from Vintage Tub. When built we’d installed a jetted garden tub. Four years ago though, we decided to rip it out and replace with this Clawfoot Slipper Tub from Vintagetub.com. This is the Randolph Morris 67 Inch Cast Iron Slipper Tub. I cannot express how much I adore this tub. Farmhouse Bathroom Clawfoot Slipper Tub from Vintage Tub. Farmhouse Bathroom Clawfoot Slipper Tub from Vintage Tub #FarmhouseBathroom #ClawfootSlipperTub Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

When built our home we’d installed a jetted garden tub. Four years ago though, we decided to rip it out and replace with this Clawfoot Slipper Tub from Vintagetub.com.  This is the Randolph Morris 67 Inch Cast Iron Slipper Tub. I cannot express how much I adore this tub. Also in this space, we designed a much larger window here than the original floor plans. One of my favorite pastimes during the snowy season is soaking here while watching the snow fall.

Laundry room

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. Farmhouse Laundry room paint color Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray #BenjaminMooreEdgecombGray Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

We reconfigured what was intended to be a mud room/powder room off of the kitchen area into a small powder room and laundry room. There were two reasons for this. One, taking square feet from this space allowed us to add them to the Master Bedroom’s Closet opposite the wall of this space. Two, making this space smaller meant there would be no place for an exterior entry door to enter the mudroom which worked well by adding a larger deck and doors in a different area, which I will describe below. We had decided earlier in the planning that a mud room was not necessary for us. The home has a full basement with garage. This is perfect for bringing in messes from long days of gardening or yard work.

The industrial shelving were built by my husband.

Powder room

Small Farmhouse Bathroom. Small Farmhouse Bathroom with towel ladder. Small Farmhouse Bathroom #SmallFarmhouseBathroom Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Here is the powder room. I decided to separate the powder room and laundry room with a pocket door which easily hides any laundry messes from potential unexpected guests- or when I simply want to “hide” it from myself! :).

Towel ladder was built by my husband.

Backyard

DIY Firepit. Backyard DIY Firepit Tutorial. DIY Firepit #DIYFirepit Beautiful Homes of Instagram @middlesisterdesign - Home Bunch

Our backyard is currently getting a small makeover but I thought I’d share a photo of our firepit from last summer. 🙂

 

I hope you enjoyed the home tour. If I can answer any questions, please feel free to contact me over on my blog.

 

Interiors & Photos: “Selena Campbell“.

Make sure to follow Selena from on Instagram @middlesisterdesign to see more photos of her beautiful home! 🙂

 

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What a pleasure it was to share this inspiring home and story with all of you today. Selena truly has inspired me in so many levels and I hope you feel the same.

Did you guys have a good weekend? We’re busy trying to decide what to do with two rooms we don’t use much in our basement. I have so many ideas and I wish I could do all at once but we will have to take it slow, especially after our busy (read $$$) summer. Either way, it should be fun! Sometimes you learn to appreciate even more the things that take extra time and planning to be done.

Have a Blessed week, my friends and thank you for being here. This means so much to me. 🙂

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  1. Michelle said,

    Gorgeous home! Simply beautiful. Thx for sharing.

  2. Rebecca Neustel said,

    I love Selena’s home and am so glad you included her in The Beautiful Home series! It’s amazing that she and her husband can make so many beautiful things. I’m heading over to follow her on IG.


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