If you’ve read Home Bunch for some time you might recognize Hollie from @artfulhomestead. I first featured Hollie’s main home on “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” in 2016 and she has been featured many other times on Home Bunch after that, but today she comes back not to feature her main home, but instead her dreamy vacation home. Here she talks more about this exciting time of her life:
“I have always wanted to be a homemaker, I know that sounds outdated but I was born in the 50’s. My love for decor didn’t blossom though until Mr. G and I bought our 4th home in 1982. I remember the day clearly as if it was yesterday when my mother in law said to me “ Hollie you need to save some of your household money and buy a knock knack once in a while”. So my quest to make our homes lovely began on that day. This is our 16th home that we like to refer to as “ our sunny home”.
My style has evolved over the years and I am now in a phase of simplicity. My color palette is shades of white and blue. Linen of different hues is my choice when it comes to upholstery. I mix vintage finds, which are mostly passed down from generations gone by. I love setting a pretty table even if it’s an ordinary day. The knick knacks I now use are mostly useful items as well as pretty to look at. I love placing a stack of plates on top of a cake stand, beautiful handmade pottery is also all about my home. I believe everything I decorate with needs to earn its keep and must be useful or have a story to tell. Everyone can have a beautiful home and the key ingredient is heart not money, because we all have a story to tell and that is what makes a house a home.”
Blue Gray Front Door Paint Color: Stone by Restoration Hardware.
Exterior Trim Paint Color Whisper by Behr.
Similar Exterior Door Set: Rejuvenation.
The serene blue-gray double doors open to an bright foyer. The bottom of the walls in entry are Slate by RH. Top is Pale Silver.
Hollie’s California home features an elegant yet relaxed feel. I especially love the blue & white with hints of pale pink color scheme.
Trim Paint Color: Whisper Behr.
Furniture a mix of vintage and Restoration Hardware. Similar coffee table here.
The blue grey rug is Restoration Hardware – similar here.
Garden Stool: Paula Greif.
Floors are Oak – original to the home.
What an intriguing dining room! Wall Color: Charcoal by Restoration Hardware.
Bead Chandelier is Restoration Hardware Clay Bead Dome.
Painting by Leslie Duke.
This built-in hutch is classic and timeless. Notice the paneled backsplash.
Dishes are mostly vintage.
Hardware is from Schoolhouse Hardware. Similar Brass Hex Knobs: Here. Pulls are Schoolhouse HardwareMidvale Pull.
Wine Cabinet is painted in Benjamin Moore Gunmetal 1602.
Sconce is Restoration Hardware.
Hollie’s kitchen is probably one of my favorite rooms in the house. I absolutely love the layout and the elements chosen for this space.
Gunmetal by Benjamin Moore.
Perimeter Counters are leather finished Black Granite.
Cabinet Hardware: Schoolhouse.
Cabinet painted Whisper White by Behr.
The island countertop is Polished Perla Venata Quartzite.
What a lovely view you get from this breakfast nook. Also, notice the ceiling. Wall color is Pale Silver by Restoration.
Table and Chairs: Restoration Hardware.
The countertop is Carrara Marble and faucet is Kohler.
This laundry room with stacked washer and dryer features so many amazing ideas. This layout is clearly very practical and smart!
Laundry bin is from Rejuvenation.
Isn’t this window-seat lovely? Hollie makes the most beautiful quilts!
Drapes are Pottery Barn.
Bathroom Round Brass Mirror: Target – similar here.
Door hardware: Emtek
Tile: Home Depot
Hollie’s bedroom feels transitional and timeless at the same time. The artwork above the bed ties all of the elements together.
This is where you would often find me if this home was mine. How cozy and inviting!
Hints of blue and a vintage dresser brings some extra personality to this spacious bathroom.
Bathroom Wall Color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. (It looks darker in this picture).
This classic home features a lovely backyard with pool.
Imagine opening your patio doors and seeing this view every single day…
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