I am so happy to continue our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series and I’m honored to have Kelly from @bluegraygal with us today. I loved her Instagram page the moment I saw her home… what a fantastic place! She added personality to her renovated home with the help of her interior designer, Alicia Weaver Design, who transformed a dark kitchen into an inspiring space.
Here’s what Kelly has to say about her family and where they live:
“We are a young family of five in Atlanta, Georgia. We purchased this home when our daughter was three, and our identical twin boys were 5 weeks old! We did not build it. We moved in and immediately started making a lot of cosmetic changes, but no structural changes. We fell in love with the home because of the lot and layout of the home. It’s around 10,000 square feet yet is built for a family. It doesn’t have a “castle-like” feel at all. It’s warm, inviting and backs up to a National Forest so it’s private and has a bit of a mountain feel in the middle of the city!”
Let’s take a look at her gorgeous home. I know you will love it!
What a gorgeous curb-appeal! I love the front porch and the custom front doors. Grey cedar singles paint color is Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017.
Planter & Trim
A classic planter add a sophisticated touch to the front door. House trim paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7004 Snowbound.
The porch blue ceiling paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 6238 Icicle.
The black shutters paint color is Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black SW 6258.
This foyer is tailored but welcoming at the same time. Using two consoles create a balanced symmetry in the space.
Stair Risers and Baseboard Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Divine White.
Handrail and Spindles: Benjamin Moore Black.
Rug: Stark Tibetan Silk.
Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Brushed Aluminum.
Furniture: Hickory Chair Consoles.
Make it Sparkle
An airy lantern adds a special touch to this foyer.
Lighting is Fine Art Lamps 446340ST Portobello Road Platinized Silver Pendant.
Mirrors: Lillian August.
Turquoise Lamps: Currey and Co.
This is Kelly from @bluegraygal in her gorgeous home!
More about the Living room: “The original space had empty cut ins to the left and right of the fireplace originally used to set furniture and mirrors. After living in the house for a few years, I finally decided I didn’t want furniture there. I wanted built-in’s that met the needs for how our family entertained. Custom cabinetry was designed to meet the needs of storing and displaying china and glassware, easy access to silver and entertaining pieces, doors that opened and slid back to allow for food or drink to be set out and most importantly, closed storage space at the top. I love to decorate for almost all holidays and I store the dining room holiday décor in the upper levels of the cabinetry”.
“We use the manzanita centerpiece in place of a chandelier. It’s a fun thing my children and I do each season together. Eventually a chandelier will be hung, but for now we enjoy the project of celebrating the seasons when we decorate it!”
Art: Mallory Page. Ring is the Gregory Ring Sculpture by ARTERIORS Home.
Mantel Paint Color
White Fireplace Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Divine White.
Dining Room Cabinets
The dining room cabinets feature gold hardware and smoked mirror. Cabinetry was done by Dukeman Custom Woodworking. Paint Color is Sherwin Williams SW 6105 Divine White.
I was very careful to lay out all of my serving pieces and utensils on the floor and measure exactly how I wanted the drawers to be created. They were all custom made and each of the four drawers is unique inside to hold silverware, napkin rings, plate mats, etc. When it came down to choosing the lining, my designer thought for sure I would choose my signature gray velvet. But I surprised everyone with choosing red! Something about red made it feel like the Louboutin of the room – the sexy reveal when you opened the drawer. It felt decadent and surprising and I haven’t regretted it since!
Dining Room Paint Color
The wall paint color is Benjamin Moore 1485 Brushed Aluminum.
Table and chairs are from previous home: Stanley Furniture. Chairs covered in Robert Allen Pattern Savoy color Grotto, and Pattern: Inside Out, Color Topaz. We hope to update the chairs entirely one day.
“The buffet piece had to be custom made due to the scale. I had given my designer several ideas of what I envisioned. I wanted clean, transitional but not modern. She chose to paint the entire piece the exact same color of the wall (Brushed Aluminum) but in a different finish. We chose a granite counter top that looks like marble but allows me to set out food there without fear of anything staining. The entire effect of the room now is casual elegance. Believe it or not my family eats in here monthly! Our children know how to set the table and we love to use our wedding china and crystal to eat plain ol’ chicken and rice for dinner! Isn’t that what Wedding china should be for? To use and enjoy with your growing family?”
Lamp: Currey and Co.
The buffet hardware is from Emtek.
“This room functions as the sitting room and is flooded with light. The room looks and feels different depending on where the sun is at that moment. It’s a very relaxing room and it’s where I prefer to sit and work. Our designer chose to paint the walls, ceiling and trim all in the exact same color to bring the ceiling down a little bit and make you feel enveloped in the blue and warmth of the space. We hope to update the furniture one day to be more oversized and snuggly!”
Paint Color & Lighting
Ceiling and walls are painted at the same color, Benjamin Moore Gray Wisp 1570. Chandelier is from Currey and Co.
Furniture & Decor
Existing furniture done through designer J. Kemper Designs.
Blue Chair Upholstery: Kravet 26953-113, Peaceful Pool.
Ottoman: Robert Allen, Pattern Savoy, Color Mink.
Rug: Davis & Davis, Style C1207.
Drapery is Travers.
Couch: Duralee, Pattern 14004, Color 531 Neutral.
Changes: “We did not build this. When we bought it there were pine cabinets, silver backsplash and a lot of orange faux brick. We will eventually remodel it completely but to make it a bit more current on an affordable budget, we chose to stain the pine cabinets a dark ebony. We had the cabinetry built all the way up to the ceiling and added in a lighted display area to make it more current. The backsplash was changed to an ivory Walker Zanger material. No other construction changes were made.
Curious to see how this kitchen looked before?
Before Kitchen Picture
It’s incredible to see what some paint and minor changes did to this kitchen!
Lighting is from Visual Comfort. Backsplash is Walker Zanger.
Brick Paint Color
The brick paint color is Benjamin Moore HC-27 Monterey White in matte finish.
Wall Paint Color
Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige HC-80.
Ceiling Paint Color: Benjamin Moore OC-19 Sea Pearl, flat.
The three glass pendants are from Juliska.
These cute velvet pumpkins add a fall touch to the kitchen countertop. Designed and sold by the homeowner, these plush pumpkins are all handmade. The stems are real pumpkin stems and carefully chosen to fit the proportion of the pieces and work together as a collection.
“This room had a very country feel when we purchased it. A lot of brown beams and stone fireplace. It was lovely, but I wanted to brighten and lighten. The shape of the beams didn’t seem to fit the rest of the design so my designer suggested we paint them to almost have them fade into the background and not stand out. Doing so made the entire room feel more open and bright and allowed the focal point of your eye to be on the furniture and fireplace”.
Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige.
Drapery: Osborne and Little, Collection: Amalienborg.
Furniture: Old Biscayne Designs Console, Couches Theordore Alexander.
The floor lamps are Noir.
Beams and Ceiling Paint Color: Benjamin Moore OC-19 Sea Pearl. Chandelier is by BOBO Intriguing Objects.
A ceramic garden stool is placed between tailored wingback chairs.
Similar Garden Stool: Ceramic Double Coin Stool by Safavieh.
“This space originally had fluorescent light and pea green paint. I wanted luxurious, decadent and blue”!
Ceiling paint color is Benjamin Moore HC 146 Wedgewood Gray.
Wallcovering: Harlequin, Collection: Indulgence, Pattern 60486.
Chandelier is Currey and Co.
This place is perfect for the kids to play, create and dream!
Blue Stripes Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218 and Sherwin Williams Topsail SW 6217.
Baseboards and Window Trim: Sherwin Williams Tempe Star SW 6229.
This is my favorite room in our home. I had asked our designer to create a hotel-type of feel in our Master. I wanted glamorous, a bit more handsome looking and something very cozy. She delivered. The silk drapery is so decadent and rich looking. The bed is custom upholstered in silk and the ivory nightstands provide a gorgeous counterbalance. She chose a bench for the end of the bed that’s very deep. Her thought was that as the kids got older they would come sit in the room and all snuggle on that bench while we talked. She was right – except usually they migrate from the bench to right in the middle of us very quickly!
Paint colors is Benjamin Moore Squirrel Tail 1476.
Lighting: Currey and Co.
Furniture: Hickory Chair, Lee Industries.
Basement Paint Color
The basement is chic and perfect for entertaining. Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray HC-167.
I love this space! The mustard accents work perfectly with the gray walls and windows. The mullions and doors paint color is Benjamin Moore 1547 Dragons Breath.
Lighting: Currey and Co.
This room had a very different look originally. It was red and the built-in cubbies were painted in red and black harlequin. I wanted clean, simple, bright. The exact opposite!
Grey cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Deep Creek 1477.
Wallcovering: York Grasscloth, Asian Naturals, Pattern JL-171.
Wainscotting: Sherwin Williams Divine White.
Cabinet Hardware: Restoration Hardware.
Pillows: Ryan Studios.
It’s hard to believe this is the same space! And how about that cabinet?!
Isn’t this backyard perfect? I also love the architectural details of this home.
The homeowner says she feel in love with the trees in this property and this was one of the big reasons they decided to purchase this home.
Gate paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7004 Snowbound.
Home Sweet Home
A gorgeous place to call home.
Beauty is found everywhere in this home…
Follow Kelly on Instagram: @bluegraygal
Kelly’s Bluegraygal shop.
Interior Designer: Alicia Weaver Design.
Builder: Marshall Veal.
Isn’t it great to get to not only see these gorgeous homes but also getting to know who lives in them? This new series is allowing me to make some really good new friends out there and I am loving it.
Did you guys have a good weekend? Things are great around here. The weather changed and it was perfect to cook some healthy homemade food and bake a chocolate cake — just to balance the healthy food.. 🙂 The kids loved it and I won’t lie… I could not resist it. 🙂
I am wishing you a week with many new Blessings, my friends. May you feel healthier, happier and have lots of energy! Remember to smile and to look at the good things that are happening in your life right now. Life is good.
Luciane from HomeBunch.com