Nothing makes me happier than sharing homes from people I admire, especially when I know that they are readers of Home Bunch. That makes my day! Sheila’s home, from @maisondecinq, is full of character and truly beautiful ideas. Here she shares how she renovated her home and where she shops:
“Hi, I’m Sheila of @maisondecinq and am so thrilled to be here on Home Bunch! I’ve had a passion for decor for as long as I can remember – from hanging baskets on the walls of my childhood room, to staying in at night in college to decorate my dorm room, to decorating my first apartment with all things Ikea. Though my taste has evolved a great deal, I still have the same passion for design and am now writing a blog of the same name. I’d love it if you would pop over and say hello at Maison de Cinq! In fact, Luciane’s wonderful blog is one of the first ones I read when I started reading blogs, and she has always inspired me with her exquisite taste and informative posts. Being featured on her site is indeed an honor and I’m truly humbled to be included.
To be honest, my house is not as large as many of the ones featured on here and my first thought was whether I belonged here or not! But hopefully those of you who also don’t have huge homes can get some inspiration from what I’ve been able to do with an average tract home. Our house was in pretty bad shape when we first bought it, but it had a good floor plan and we knew we could make it much better. Quite frankly, we bought a neighborhood and a school district more than we bought the house! However, it’s been a wonderful place to raise children and we’ve managed to create some character in our cookie cutter home!
Our kitchen we didn’t do a full gut at the time (that came later) but simply painted the cabinets and changed out the appliances and countertops. We really tried to create a home with more character, which is why we went with traditional wood windows with mullions, as well as wood floors stained a medium brown color. We tend to go with classics (especially for the big ticket items) as not only do they stand the test of time, it’s really what I gravitate to. I’ve also used antique and vintage items throughout our home. I love antiquing and it’s also a way of adding more character to the spaces. I also shop at Home Goods, Pottery Barn and the like, but I just make sure to balance those newer items with something interesting that not everyone else has. To me, your home is your story and this way it’s truly personal and reflects us.”
Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Muslin OC-12.
French Trumeau mirror: antique
Console table: Wisteria
Baskets under table: vintage
I love how Sheila decorates her home – every space feels special.
This living room is comfortable and truly inviting. I also love the neutral color scheme. Paint color is Benjamin Moore Muslin.
All trim and ceiling paint color: Benjamin Moore Cloud White
Pillows on sofa are from Home Goods.
The windows feature custom wood matchstick shades and linen drapes from Pottery Barn – I actually love their curtains and often recommend them to my clients.
Mirror, side table, pair of Bergère chairs and all artwork are antiques.
“We gutted most of the house when we first bought it, replacing every door, baseboard and door moulding as well as adding crown moulding and chair rail in some rooms. We also removed the popcorn ceilings, gutted bathrooms, added hardwood floors that were installed and stained onsite, and replaced all the windows with custom-made wood windows.”
Console table behind sofa is from World Market.
The coffee table is from Wisteria.
Small French style table between chairs: Ballard Designs
“Five years ago we were able to do a full renovation of the kitchen since we hadn’t been able to do it when we moved in. At that time, we completely removed everything and installed new custom wood cabinets, marble counters, tile and bead board backsplash and also rearranged the floor plan so that I could upgrade from a 4 burner range to a 6 burner and add a small pantry. The footprint stayed pretty much the same, but by rearranging cabinets, it allowed me to add those things we needed. We even got to add a built in microwave (something we hadn’t had before)!”
Cabinets are custom wood, painted Benjamin Moore Cloud White.
Windows: wood matchstick shades.
Sink: Farmhouse sink from Franke.
Countertops: White marble – color is “Mystery White”.
Backsplash around counters: Decorative tile from Waterworks and wood beadboard.
Backsplash behind range is subway tile from Waterworks.
Artwork over stove mantel: antique
Built in Microwave: Sharp
Cabinets and trim are painted Benjamin Moore Cloud White.
Wood floors throughout the home are hardwood installed and stained (custom color) on site.
Isn’t this dining room beautiful? Dining table and dining chairs are antiques.
Chandelier is Horchow.
Windows: custom wood matchstick shades and linen drapes from Pottery Barn.
Sideboard is from Wisteria.
Wall color: Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige. “Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige” is my go-to neutral paint color.
The family room is a great place to relax at and watch some tv.
Lighting: Ballard Designs
Artwork is framed antique botanicals.
Coffee table and sconces are vintage.
White hydrangeas always bring a timeless and soft feel to any coffee table.
All windows are custom-made wood and painted Benjamin Moore Cloud White.
Pillows: custom, fabric is Bennison.
Side tables: Ballard Designs
This soothing paint color is Benjamin Moore Monroe Bisque.
Patio Table: made by my husband.
Patio dining chairs: World Market
Outdoor chandeliers/lanterns: Pottery Barn.
A huge thank you to Luciane for having me here on Home Bunch! I hope to have inspired you in even a small way, and am thrilled to have been included with the other amazing houses she’s featured. I’d also love to have you pop over to my website. I talk design and decorating, as well as lifestyle and entertaining!
It’s great to start a week with you all. I hope you had a good time here and make sure to come back tomorrow for a new post!
Have a Blessed week, my friends!
Luciane from HomeBunch.com
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