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Happy New Year, my wonderful and loyal friends. It’s 2021! It’s finally 2021!!! How many of us have waited for this year to arrive, right?! I am sending and welcoming as much positive energy along with plenty of love, health and prosperity to each and every one of us! May this year be one of the best years of our lives!

I am extremely happy to start the year sharing the work of one of my favorite builders and designers, Julie Howard for Timber Trails Development Company. Here, the designer explains her inspiration for this new and happy home:

“The inspiration behind our Timber Trails Nautical Navy were the kitchen cabinets. The line of navy just came out in Aristokraft cabinetry line and it was a beautiful navy that I had to use. It has a lot of green in it which gives it the warmth. Everyone is asking me what the exact color is but I don’t know. We take the cabinet to the paint store and have them match it for anything we did that was navy.”- Julie Howard for Timber Trails Development Company.



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A Happy Home for the New Year 2021

This new home is located in Western Springs, IL, only 16 miles from Chicago’s Loop. Curious to see the neighbor’s house? 🙂 Click here!


Siding: James Hardie Iron Gray, Shakes.

Driveway & Pathway: Paver Driveway, walkway.


Windows are Andersen Windows in White.

Front Door

A white front door with sidelights add a classic look to the exterior of this new home.

Exterior Lighting: Hinkley – Others: here, here & here.


Exterior Trim – Hardie Custom painted in an off-white that the builder matched to the garage door (similar to Benjamin Moore White Dove).


Front door opens into a two-story foyer with a stunning staircase facing the door.

Overall Details: 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 2 Car Garage, Ceilings: 10’ Ceilings on 1st Floor and 8’ Ceilings on 2nd Floor.

Chandelier: Visual Comfort, Large.

Paint Color

Walls are in Benjamin Moore Classic Gray. This is the designer’s go-to neutral paint color! Doors are in a custom paint color to match the navy kitchen cabinets.

Rug: HomeGoods – similar style: here, here & here.

Sconces: Visual Comfort.

Hardwood Flooring

Floors are White Oak – job-finished with just a satin finish (Loba WS Easy Rinse Satin) – no stain – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Artwork: Local store – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Millwork Details

Board and Batten in Office Floor to Ceiling with 1×8 Crown and Base.

Stepped-off Casing around windows and doors.

Crown Molding: 7” Crown molding on first floor.

Baseboards: 7” Baseboard throughout.

Home Office

The Home Office is conveniently located just off the Foyer. Ceiling paint color is custom (similar to Benjamin Moore Hale Navy).

Light fixture – Visual Comfort.

Rug – Vintage Oushak Rug from Etsy.

Desk – World Market – similar here.

Desk Chair – here – similar – Others: here & here.

Dining Room

Located between the Home Office and a Butler’s Pantry, this Dining Room features a color scheme that feels warm and inviting while having plenty of personality.


Chairs – “Homegoods for the Navy. There were only two at the store so I snagged them as I knew they’d be the perfect color. I like how the head chairs are different anyway so it was fine that I was only able to grab two.” – Julie Howard – Similar Chairs: here & here – Other Beautiful Host Chairs: here, here, here, here & here.

Side Chairs: Wayfair, in “Black” – similar here.

Table – Vintage – Others: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Chandelier: Visual Comfort – similar here & here (affordable options).

Rug: Loloi Rugs – similar here, here & here.

Paint Color

Main Floor Paint Color: Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray.


Buffet Table – Joss and Main – similar here & here.

Artwork – Walter E Smithe – Others: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Vases: Pottery Barn.

Botanicals: Pottery Barn.

Beautiful Baskets: here, here, here, here & here.

Butler’s Pantry

Featuring a practical location and design, this Butler’s Pantry also comes with White Oak floating shelves and V-grove paneling/backsplash.

Bar Fridge: Whirpool Glass front bar fridge.

Runner: Loloi Rugs.

White Oak Finishing

 The custom White Oak floating shelves feature a satin finish (Loba WS Easy Rinse Satin) – Similar Shelves: here.

Hardware: Pulls & Knobs.


Sconces: Visual Comfort – similar here & here (affordable options).


Doesn’t this Kitchen feels so refreshing?! The large custom-designed island features a board and batten back and plenty of room for counterstools.

Wall color – Benjamin Moore Classic Gray.

Island Size: 10×4


Cabinets are Aristokraft in Aristokraft Brellin Navy and Aristokraft Brellin in White, soft close – similar Paint Colors: Upper Cabinets: Benjamin Moore Simply White. Base Cabinets: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.


Counter stools – Wayfair – similar here & here – Other Favorites: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Refrigerator: Whirpool Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator.

Ovens: Whirpool Double Oven.

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Pendants: Visual Comfort Hicks Extra Large Pendant – Other Popular Choices: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Focal Point

“The big focal point of this kitchen is the V-groove hood. We made it on-site. The other big focal point is the bar area complete with floating white oak shelves we also made on site. I love the use of V-groove paneling on both. We also used this paneling in the pantry.” – Julie Howard


Backsplash – “Subway Tile with Whisper Grey Grout – I never use white grout on a kitchen backsplash. Even if I want an all white look. It generally reads very much bathroom when you use white grout. If I want the backsplash to be light and airy, I use the lightest grey grout, Whisper Grey.” – Julie Howard.

Tile: The Tile Shop – similar here & here (Great brand!).

Cooktop: Whirpool 36” 5-burner Gas Cooktop.


Countertop: Caesarstone countertops in whole house – Organic White – This is the designer’s go-to to white countertop. 🙂

Corner Shelves

Corner floating shelves is an affordable design idea and they certainly add warmth and interest to any kitchen style.


Cabinet Hardware: Atlas Homewares Pulls & Knobs.

Runner: Vintage –  similar here, here, here, here & here – Others Affordable Runners to Refresh your Kitchen: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Kitchen Faucet

Faucet: Kohler Faucet – similar here.

Dishwasher: Whirpool Dishwasher.


Sink: Kohler Cast Iron Sink.

Sconces: Visual Comfort.

Color Scheme

Using the same color scheme makes all the rooms feel connected and creates a nice flow throughout the house.


“The pantry seems to be a more and more important part of kitchen design. People used to be happy with a walk in space but now they would like that walk in pantry to be outfitted as nicely as the kitchen complete with built in cabinetry and counter tops. Because so many people are opting to store their coffee makers and toasters out of view, it does make perfect sense to dedicate a closed off area for those items.” – Julie Howard

Breakfast Room

You will get plenty of sunlight in this beautiful and bright Breakfast Room.

Dining Table: RH – Other Best Sellers: Round: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here – Rectangular: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Dining Chairs: here – Others: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Rug: here & here – similar.


Lighting: Visual Comfort – similar here (affordable option).

Family Room

You want to create a Family Room where you can find plenty of comfortable space for everyone. Nothing feels too precious in this Family Room and I love that!

Coffee Table is two benches pushed together – Coffee Table: here – similar.

Table Lamps: Local store – similar here – Others: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Rug: Loloi – also available here.

Tables: Pottery Barn.

Chandelier: here & here – similar.

Sofas: Ikea – similar here.

Timeless Color

“We’ve been using so many light colors lately that it was so fun to use a dark bold color in a primary room like a Family Room. I love how it looks against the white trim and white sofas. There are so many windows and large openings into the room that there was enough of a break of the blue to make it work. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I think I’ll still use a light neutral like our traditional Benjamin Moore Classic Grey in the main areas of the house, but I will be incorporating more color and darker hues into living areas whenever I can.” – Julie Howard

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“Fireplace surround is Tile Shop Royal Stain Carrara. This is my go-to Carrara and we also used it in the master bath.” – similar here.

Artwork over Fireplace – HomeGoods.

Mirror: Target.

Fireplace Trim

The fireplace surround is made from the crown molding and 5/4 boards.

Paint Color

Family Room Paint Color: Navy Blue to match kitchen cabinets – similar to Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.

Trees – Walter E Smithe – similar here & here.

Comfy Vibes

Arm Chair & Ottoman: Ikea – similar: Armchair & Ottoman.


A Powder Room is located just behind the wall, followed by a Mudroom.

Neutral Wall

“Benjamin Moore Classic Gray” works with all kinds of light and it’s one of the most popular paint colors by Benjamin Moore.


Bench: here & here – similar.

Artwork: Local store – Others: here, here, here & here.


The Mudroom features a durable ceramic tile.

Stools: Wayfair.

Runner: here (Best Seller!).

Floor Tile: The Tile shop – similar: here & here.

Powder Room

The Powder Room features a V-groove wainscoting and walls painted in a navy paint color, similar to Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.

Faucet: Moen Faucet in Brushed Brass.

Mirror: HomeGoods – similar: here & here – Other Fun Mirrors: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Sink: Kohler.

Pendants: Visual Comfort.


Staircase posts are white with metal newels. Handrails color matches the hardwood floors in Loba WS Easy Rinse Satin.

Console Table: HomeGoods – similar style: here, here & here.

Inspiring Foyer Mirrors: here, here, herehere.

Landing Area

The Landing Area features White Oak hardwood flooring. Walls are in Benjamin Moore Classic Gray.

Chandelier: Visual Comfort, Large – similar here.

Jack & Jill Bathroom

“Floor is ceramic from the Tile shop – it actually looks just like blue jeans which is totally appropriate for the “blue” home we were trying to create.”

Countertop: Caesarstone countertop in Organic White.

Light Fixtures – Wayfair.

Faucets: Moen in Brushed Gold.

Mirrors – Target – similar here & here.

Hardware: Atlas Homewares.

Guest Bathroom

Countertop: Caesarstone countertop in Organic White.

Floor – Penny Tile from The Tile Shop – similar here, here & here.

Mirror – Target – similar here & here.

Faucet: Moen in Chrome.

Tub & Shower Faucet: Moen.

Knobs: Atlas Homewares.

Lighting: Wayfair.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Classic Gray.

Lighting: Visual Comfort.

Bed – Joss and Main – Other Best Sellers: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Nightstands: Wayfair – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Pillows – Homegoods – they are actually cow hide and gorgeous in person – one of those scores you get so excited about but will probably never be able to find again.

Chairs – Ikea – they are a favorite of ours because they go everywhere, they are light and they are actually really comfortable – similar here.

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Master Bathroom

Bathroom wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray.

Countertop: Caesarstone countertops in Organic White.

Floor Tile: The Tile shop – similar: here & here – Other Great Tiles: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Rug – Vintage – Etsy.

Bathroom Mirrors

Mirrors – Studio McGee for Target – similar here & here.

Light fixtures – Visual Comfort Double & Single Sconces.

Faucet: Moen fixtures in Chrome.

Knobs: Atlas Homewares.

Shower Tile

Shower Tile: Carrara marble floor and shower – Royal Satin from the Tile Shop – similar: Wall Tile & Floor Tile.

Shower Faucet: Moen fixtures in Chrome.


Master bathtub – acrylic freestanding pedestal style Kohler Sunstruck (Best seller!).

Tub Faucet: Moen.

Beautiful Decorative Ladders: here & here.

Table – 610 Home.


The back patio features pavers in a Herringbone pattern.

Outdoor Chairs: here & here – similar


Stone accentuates the shaker shingle siding on the four sides of this beautiful and inspiring home.



Many thanks to the designer for sharing the details above.

Builder: Timber Trails Development Company (@timbertrailshomes)

Interior Designer: Julie Howard

Photography: @stofferphotographyinteriors



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