Hello, everyone! How are you all feeling after the long weekend? We finally could slow down a little after a busy week and really take in all the great things summer has to offer in… which includes days without any plans. Those are the best days, in my opinion. It’s just wonderful to wake up and not have anything on your to-do list. You don’t have any appointments, any big errands, nothing… all you need to do is wake up whenever you body chooses to, prepare a healthy breakfast and let the day unfold as it goes. The older my kids get, the more I enjoy our calm and easy summers!!!
Chrissy’s home is one of the most beautiful homes I have seen lately and I feel that it captures my personal feeling about how we should live, especially at this time of the year. Chrissy is a busy mom of four, she is extremely talented and I couldn’t be happier to have her on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. Please, read more about her home and make sure to follow her on Instagram and visit her blog!
“Hi everyone! My name is Chrissy of @chrissymarieblog. I am thrilled to contribute to Home Bunch. When we were building our home I was constantly scrolling through Luciane’s Home Bunch blog for ideas and inspiration! It’s exciting to pay it forward and inspire others now that we have been living in our home for over a year. I love answering questions about our own experience so feel free to reach out.
I grew up in Durham NC, left for college where I met my now husband, and a few years after getting married moved back home to NC and started our family. The 2008 economic recession happened right around that same time, and we were able to buy a 1970s home in an older neighborhood. The neighborhood itself was seeing hard times and our new home was surrounded by foreclosures. We were so grateful to be able to have space and a yard to raise our young kids- the age and the maintenance the home needed didn’t scare us off. That home was a DIY haven for me: it nurtured my creativity and taught me how to be brave enough to change things myself that I didn’t love. Fast forward a few years and we were parents of 4 children, all our bedrooms were filled up, and the neighborhood was doing much better. Now the homes around us were selling within days. Meanwhile, I was dreaming of living in a place with sidewalks, a community, and kids riding bikes outside. My husband is a Realtor, and we would go look at homes all the time together. I was picky- and too busy being a Mom to want another “project house”. One day he made a side comment saying “people like you would just be better off building”. I don’t think he expected me to take that to heart. We switched strategies and started looking at land- we found one of the last lots available in an established neighborhood that checked off all the boxes and our next adventure began!
Kevin Poythress, of Poythress Construction Company was our builder and he was fantastic to work with. My goal right from the beginning was lots of windows, a clean look and a fairly open living space. Although we are 2.5 hours from the beach, I love a coastal vibe and I tried to keep that relaxed feeling in this home. The best part about my home though is how I know our children appreciate it; it’s a place they tell us they love coming home to. Truly the best part of any home is that it is yours, and you are free to make memories all your own in your home. There’s nothing my husband and I love more than putting on some music in the kitchen, sharing a little wine together, and chatting over the island while he cooks up something yummy.”
What a curb-appeal! Isn’t it a “home-sweet-home”? I love the painted brick, the front porch with metal roof and the grey shutters. Shutters are painted in “Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray”.
Exterior Brick Paint Color: “Sherwin Williams Extra White” for the siding and trim.
Front porch lantern Savoy House Monte Grand lantern.
Doormat: “Hello” doormat.
I knew I had to share Chrissy’s home with you guys the moment I saw her gorgeous foyer. It’s one of the most inspiring I have seen lately! Notice that adorable window-seat with cushion and wainscoting.
The front door features a custom stain mixed together.
The foyer paint color is “Sherwin Williams Ice cube”. It works perfectly with the white wainscoting and light hardwood floors.
Lumbar Pillow: Serena & Lily.
Grey Buffalo Check Pillow: here – similar.
The foyer opens to a newly-redecorated dining room with navy blue grasscloth wallpaper above the wainscoting. The wainscoting paint color is “Sherwin-Williams Extra White”.
Dining table is Bradding Table from Pier 1.
Host Chairs: Serena & Lily.
Rug: Serena and Lily.
Bar: Serena and Lily.
Mirror: Serena & Lily.
Sconce is Cypress Double Sconce from Rejuvenation.
White Chair: Serena & Lily.
Wallpaper in dining room is a grasscloth from York Wallcoverings.
Sideboard is called the Wesley 4 Door Sideboard from Mcgee and Co.
“Don’t Give Up the Ship” Artwork: here – Frame is custom.
Table Lamp: Visual Comfort.
The foyer leads to a spacious Great Room with shiplap and beautiful decor.
Ceiling Fan: Fan Minka Aire.
Sofa Pillows: McGee & Co.
Rug is Pottery Barn.
Shiplap and trim are painted in “Sherwin-Williams Extra White”.
Blue and White lamps on the cabinets are from Serena and Lily.
Shades: Locally sourced – similar here.
Ceiling treatment is coffered and the height is 9 ft.
Sofa sectional is the Lounge II 3 piece sectional from Crate and Barrel.
Side stools are the dip dyed stools from Serena and Lily.
Cabinet is from Crate and Barrel. Chrissy added a floating shelf to display some family photos.
What a gorgeous kitchen! Featuring a light grey island, white perimeter cabinets and a smart layout, this kitchen is not only timeless but also very functional.
Kitchen island paint color is “Sherwin Williams SW 6247 Krypton”.
Counterstools are from Serena and Lily. I love them! These counterstools are perfect for homes with children because they’re so easy to clean.
Kitchen Island Dimensions: 4.3″ x 9.7″
Kitchen island countertop is Cambria Brittannica quartz with a 3″ mitered edge.
Hardware: Amerock’s Westerly pull in Satin Nickel.
Runner: McGee & Co.
Kitchen backsplash is beveled subway tile “Soho Brite white” 3×6 – similar here.
All of the cabinets were made by “1st Choice cabinetry” and they are Norcraft, maple wood with soft close. The doors are framed full overlay. The white color is the standard white they came with, similar to Benjamin Moore White Dove.
Kitchen faucet is Moen StO Motionsense touchless faucet.
Perimeter countertops are Cosmos white quartz.
Teak Step Stool: Serena & Lily.
The breakfast room is located between the kitchen and family room.
How perfect is this breakfast room? I am loving the shiplap and the casual, but beautiful, furniture. The dining table is from Wayfair – highly recommended.
Dining Chairs: here.
Breakfast room lighting is Jarrod light small from Arteriors.
Painted in Extra White by Sherwin Williams, the powder room features floor-to-ceiling shiplap, White Oak hardwood floors and a custom vanity.
Countertop is Cosmos white quartz.
Faucet: Kohler Purist.
A beautiful staircase with Oak treads lead to the upper level of the home.
Basket: Serena & Lily – Large.
Instead of having a linen closet, Chrissy opted for fit bookshelves and she loves seeing this built-in just outside of her bedroom.
Lighting is Jarrod light small from Arteriors.
Rug: here – similar.
This bedroom makes me wish my daughter was a little younger so I could do something similar. I am loving the two-toned walls! 🙂
Bunk bed is Hayes low bunk from Pottery Barn Kids.
Wood chair is Anthropologie.
Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids.
Fan: Minka Are Fan.
Top half is Sherwin Williams Extra White and bottom half is Valspar Sweet Pastel.
Bookshelf is Crate & Barrel Kids.
Baskets: Serena & Lily.
The girls’ bath paint color is Sherwin Williams Ice Cube.
Countertop is Cosmos white quartz.
Mirror: Urban Outfitters.
Hardware: here – similar.
Runner: Dash & Albert.
This bedroom feels calm and timeless. Bed is Jenny Lind bed from Crate and Kids.
Duvet Cover is Hammonds Duvet Cover from Serena and Lily.
Stools: Serena & Lily.
Paint color is SW Extra White. Notice the smartly-designed bookcase tucked into this niche. It’s perfect for books and toys.
Dresser is Reclaimed Wood Dresser from West Elm.
The boys share a Jack & Jill bathroom with a black and white motif. Tiling is 12×24 milestone west black tile (similar here) with brite white permacolor grout on the floor.
Countertop is Cosmos white quartz.
“Wash your Hands” Sign: Target.
“Work hard and be nice to people” Art: here (large)
Shower tile is subway tile with gray grout (similar here).
Shower Curtain: Target.
This adorable boy’s bedroom features subtle two-toned walls. Bed is Gallery Navy Twin Wing Bed from Crate and Kids.
Camp Stool is Target.
Fan: Monte Carlo Ceiling Fans.
The top half paint color is Sherwin Williams Extra White and bottom half Sherwin Williams Ice Cube.
Large art piece is from Minted.
Basket: Serena & Lily.
Our playroom is on the finished third floor. Our kids love to take their friends up there, and we enjoy them having that space to themselves as well.
Sconces: here – similar.
Displaying books is the best way to make them more enticing to kids and these shelves are perfect for that!
Giraffe: Melissa & Doug Jumbo Giraffe.
Baskets: Serena & Lily.
Playroom sofa is the Lounge ii sectional in slate from Crate & Barrel.
Chrissy’s master bedroom is a dream! The soft textures and neutral palette bring a restful feel to the entire space.
The bedroom paint color is Ice Cube by Sherwin Williams on walls and Sherwin Williams Extra White on wainscoting and trim.
Drapes are Emery Drapes from Pottery Barn.
The master bathroom continues to carry a neutral color scheme with timeless finishes.
Mirrors: Pottery Barn.
Master bathroom counter is Cosmos Carrara Classic Quartz.
Hardware: Tiffany pulls in polished nickel.
Master flooring is 12×24 Calacatta Porcelain Matte tile (similar here) with bright white permacolor grout.
I love Chrissy’s mudroom! It’s very practical and it doesn’t compromise on style.
Rug is vintage.
The mudroom features a custom L-shaped corner bench with Oak seating.
Mudroom baskets from Serena and Lily.
This beautiful mudroom also features a custom drop-zone/desk area.
Thank you for shopping through Home Bunch. I would be happy to assist you if you have any questions or are looking for something in particular. Feel free to contact me and always make sure to check dimensions before ordering. Happy shopping!
If I am wrong, right me. If I am lost, guide me. If I start to give-up, keep me going.
Lead me in Light and Love”.
Have a wonderful day, my friends and we’ll talk again tomorrow.”
Luciane from HomeBunch.com
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