The idea of featuring beautiful homes and interiors from Instagram on the blog came to my mind after seeing a couple of homes that I fell in love with and Erin’s, from @mytexashouse, was one of them, so you can imagine how happy I am to have her here with us today.
Here, Erin tells us more about her story and her home…
“My husband and I met when we were in high school and have been together ever since (22 years, married for 15 years). I’m a stay-at-home mom and a former teacher. We have 3 beautiful kids, a daughter who’s almost 11, a son who just turned 8, and a daughter who’s 4. We have lived all over the country, from Arizona, to Virginia, to California, and we’ve now been in Texas for 4 years. Since we’ve lived here we’ve moved even more, living in several different neighborhoods until we finally found the perfect fit for us in neighborhood in Prosper, TX.
Prosper is a suburb north of Dallas. We love it because we feel like we live in the country, while being in the midst of the big city. We have amazing shopping, entertainment, and restaurants nearby, but we live near farms with cows and horses and have wide open spaces. We found the perfect neighborhood for us in Prosper where we were able to get a larger lot, build a bigger home, have access to amazing schools and my husband could be near his top priority, the golf course…it was a perfect scenario for us.
We were also drawn to our neighborhood because our builder, Huntington Homes, has a wonderful reputation and builds amazing homes. They allowed us to really customize the floor plan we chose, moving walls and increasing the overall size of the house. While we were building our home, which took an entire year, we lived in a small rental house in the same neighborhood.
The build process was a long one, but I absolutely loved the design aspect to it. I got a lot of inspiration from others on Instagram and Pinterest. My goal with designing the house was to make it feel warm and inviting, have some current trends, but most of all keep it a very classic style that will stand the test of time. I would describe my style as modern farmhouse or rustic chic. I love mixing traditional and classic design elements and adding a modern twist. And of course I love neutrals! I just love the feel of a light and bright home.
I picked out all the finishes for the house. The lighting took me the longest… hours upon hours of research for months!! But I feel that the lighting really is what sets the room off and gives it a unique feel. My favorite room in the house is the kitchen. I love that my husband and I picked up the pendant lights at Magnolia Market (Fixer Upper’s Joanna and Chip Gaines’ store) on a trip down to Waco, TX. We stood in line holding those pendants for 30 minutes, but it was worth it!”
Seeing Erin’s home will certainly inspire you. Make sure to pin, save and share the images and save all of the sources shared in this post. Also, make sure to follow Erin on Instagram! She’s always adding new pictures!
Erin’s foyer is enchanting! I love the neutral color palette her entire home carries. Paint color is “Sherwin Williams Repose Gray”.
Banister stain color: Wasabi.
Side table: World Market.
Chandelier: Currey & Company.
Wood Flooring: Kentwood Floors engineered oak wood floors. Style is called Oak Iron Springs and the color is Wild Thing.
I love the calmness found in this French farmhouse dining room.
This is what Erin has to say about this space: “I would love to add a wall treatment to this space in the future. For now I’m keeping it simple with neutral colors and minimal rustic style decor.”
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW 7015 Repose Gray.
Table: Nebraska Furniture Mart by Four Hands Furniture.
Buffet: Nebraska Furniture Mart by Four Hands Furniture.
Chairs: World Market.
Rug: 6×9 Safavieh natural fiber area rug purchased from Wayfair.
Clock: Ballard Designs.
The distressed French chandelier is from Visual Comfort.
This is truly one of my favorite farmhouse kitchens I’ve seen lately. I’ve told Erin before how much I love every detail chosen for this space… isn’t it perfect?
Here’s what the homeowner has to say about her dream kitchen: “I probably took the most time designing this space. We fell in love with these quartzite countertops as soon as we saw them in the stone yard. We loved that they have the look of marble, but are more durable and more resistant to stains and etching. It was important to us to have a very open concept living space where the whole family can gather.”
Cabinet Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Pure White.
Wall Paint Color: Sherwin Williams SW 7015 Repose Gray.
Backsplash is Daltile m313 contempo white marble 3×6 tile laid on herringbone. The grout color is platinum.
Range is Kitchen Aid Professional 36″ six burner gas cooktop -All appliances are Kitchen Aid.
The industrial kitchen lighting were hand picked at Magnolia Market in Waco, TX.
Get the Look:
Countertop is Superwhite Quartzite. Faucet is by Moen.
The kitchen stainless sink is Blanco Silgranit single bowl sink in Metallic gray.
Cabinet Hardware: Rusticware Traditional Double Knuckle Pull.
I always prefer round tables over rectangular. This one is from Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Kitchen nook chairs: Restoration Hardware Vintage French round chair; wood stain: weathered oak drifted; chair fabric: Belgium linen in sand.
Chandelier is Jeremiah Winton 12 light chandelier.
The kitchen and the desk cabinets are custom made shaker style cabinets, painted “Sherwin Williams Pure White”. The kitchen desk countertop is Superwhite Quartzite.
Kitchen island width: 98″.
The gorgeous kitchen opens directly to a neutral living room with cathedral ceilings.
The overall feel of this space truly impresses! The wall color is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.
Couch: Restoration Hardware Kensington sofa, in Perennials classic linen in Sand, 106″ long and 44″ in depth.
Coffee Table: Nebraska Furniture Mart, Timeless Designs Old Fir and Blue Stone coffee table.
Rug: 9×12 Rugs USA Treasures ZG13.
“A vaulted ceiling was a must have for us in this space. I wanted it to feel light and airy, but also frame the space with the black accents. I love the contrast of the light walls, stone fireplace and furniture with the dark color of the stained beams, mantle, and chandelier.”
Chandelier: Capital Lighting Pearson Chandelier.
Beams and mantle: custom made and stained a dark brown/black color called Ebony by DuraSeal.
You could never get tired of a fireplace with white stone! The stone here is “Chopped Blanco Austin Stone”.
Trim and cabinets paint color: SW Pure White.
The living room’s shelves display beautiful, neutral farmhouse-style decor. Art on the wall is from Joss and Main.
An archway connects the living room to the dining room.
The butler’s pantry has the same elements found in the kitchen; white cabinets, herringbone backsplash and white quartzite countertop.
Carpet: Shaw carpets and floors Morovino II in Valley Mist.
Desk: Restoration Hardware St. James Desk in Antique Coffee.
Chair: World Market.
“I decided to do something fun in here with the tile. When I saw this black and white tile by Stone Peak Ceramics, I was sold! It’s the perfect playful rustic tile for this small bathroom.”
The black and white tile is ” Stone Peak Ceramics Palazzo Florentina Deco Tile”.
Perfect Dark Grey Paint Color: “Sherwin Williams Dovetail”.
Erin designed this desk for her kids to do their homework. Isn’t it great? I love the checkered pillows and the storage baskets.
“I wanted to create a fun space for my 8 year old with a Star Wars themed room. He has loved all things Star Wars since he first saw the movies. Yet, I also wanted the flexibility to change out the theme of the room when he grows out it.”
Bed is from a local store in Dallas called Weirs.
Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids.
Chandelier: RH baby & Child.
Dresser: IKEA –
Prints: Joss & Main.
The dark grey cabinet paint color is “Sherwin Williams Dovetail”.
Counters: white cultured marble.
Floor tile: Emser Grove Villa 6×24.
Wall tile: 3×6 white subway tile with platinum grout.
Wall art: Target.
Sherwin Williams Rainwashed.
Bunk Bed: Canyon Furniture Company.
Bedding: PB Teen.
Chandelier: Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Faux fur bean bag chair: PB Teen.
“My 4 year old daughter insisted on the purple wall color for this room so I searched for the most subtle, soft lavender color I could find. This is “Sherwin Williams Silver Peony” and I turned out to be exactly the color I wanted!
Bedding: Pottery Barn.
Kids Table and chairs: Pottery Barn.
Kids Canopy: Pottery barn kids.
Mirrored side table: Overstock.com
White side table: IKEA.
Wall decals: Urban Walls.
“One of the reasons we loved this model is the large size of the master bedroom. I haven’t shown the whole space yet because there is still much to be done! This was also one of the spaces where we increased square footage in our floor plan giving ourselves a bigger master closet and bathroom.”
Bench is from Overstock.
Nightstands are from Restoration Hardware.
This room is so inviting and comfy! Headboard is from Wayfair.
The small white sequin pillow is from Target.
Duvet cover: Target.
Ruffled Euro shams: Anthropologie.
Small white fringe-edge pillows: Homegoods.
The master bathroom has a very inspiring layout. Bathroom paint color is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.
Counter tops: Moon white granite.
Vanity lights: Capital Lighting Midtown.
Bath tub: American Standard Cadet freestanding tub.
Vanity stool: Home Goods.
Floor and shower wall tile: American Tile and Stone white carrera porcelain 12×24 tile.
Shower accent tile: Emser winter frost marble geometric mosaic mesh tile.
Shower floor tile: Emser winter frost marble 2×2 tile.
” I have always loved the look of white painted brick on old homes. We chose this white colored brick as an alternative to painted brick. I wanted that farmhouse style look with the dark stained wood shutters and light colored brick and stone. Our builder is known for the “Texas traditional” architecture of their homes, and our house is a perfect example of that style with the all brick and stone exterior and the pitched roof lines.”
Front door features 9 divided rain glass squares and is stained royal walnut.
Brick: Acme Alpine Brick.
Stone: Chopped Blanco Austin stone.
This series really speaks to me. I am loving getting to know these talented people that work hard to achieve the dream of building and designing their own homes. Aren’t we lucky to see all of these pictures and have the homeowners kindly sharing all of these details with us? I hope this come handy and inspiring to all of you, my friends.
This week should be wonderful!!! It’s my “baby” girl’s birthday and we are going on a short trip to celebrate it. I feel we have so much to celebrate as summer comes to an end… we are counting our Blessings and thanking God for all of the great things in our lives, especially for having each other!
I hope your week starts with happiness and lots of health!
A big hug to all of you!!!
Luciane from HomeBunch.com
Sources: MyTexasHouse – Instagram.