How wonderful it is to have you here today. Thank you so much for the visit my friends! I am also really grateful for having Ellen Sharpe of @featherglass on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. Ellen is a wonderful person and she has a home that should not only leave you inspired but also more relaxed… and get ready for this: her kitchen island seats eight! I am in love with her entire kitchen and I am sure you will love it too. Here, the homeowner explains more about her style:
“To say I was thrilled when Luciane asked me to be a part of her “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series is an understatement! When I had only dreams of doing my renovation and addition, HomeBunch was a major source of ideas and inspiration for me.
I have always had a love of interior design. I would spend hours thumbing through magazines. But now with social media, there is so much design inspiration at your fingertips. During my renovation I started really working on building my instagram account to capture and share my process and ideas. It has been a wonderful experience where I have gotten to meet so many amazing people, including Luciane! I hope my followers are able to get daily bits of inspiration that they can translate into their own homes. I love when people reach out to me for design help and I am even able to offer remote design options.
My husband, my daughter and I (plus 2 adorable West Highland Terriers) live just 10 miles north of Boston Massachusetts in a small New England town. We bought our neglected little bungalow just down the street from where I grew up. Although it was in severe disrepair, the cottage like exterior and the stone chimney in front drew us to it. An initial renovation to make the house livable kept us happy there for years but ultimately we needed more space. We weighed our options and decided a renovation with a 2 story addition to include an open concept living space and master suite was what would work best for our family.
To save money, we upcycle a lot of materials and use repurposed furnishings. My design style tends to be light, clean, classic and comfortable. I love mixing in some French and farmhouse elements as well.”
Get ready to feel inspired and pin a lot! 🙂
The front of the house has remained the same and I love the Bungalow look it has. It looks really small and unassuming from the front, much like a classic cottage.
Color: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White
Door Color: Benjamin Moore Black Panther
Front Door: Custom
Chimney: Natural Fieldstone
Front Porch Light: Progress Lighting Maison Collection Wall Mount Lantern
House Numbers: Pottery Barn Tree Branch House Numbers
A big island and a gas range were a must because I love to cook.
The kitchen island sits 8!!! How dreamy is that?!!!
Counterstools: Cosmopolitan Beige Linen Counter Stools.
Window Sash: Benjamin Moore Black Panther
Cabinets: Kraftmaid Shaker Style – unfinished and Painted in Benjamin Moore Advance Paint in Snowfall White.
Countertops and backsplash: White Princess Quartzite
Stove: Ilve Majestic 36 inch Italian Range
Dishwasher: Bosch panel ready dishwasher
Linear Chandelier: Perryton 8 light Island Pendant – similar here.
Pot Filler Faucet: Rohl.
One thing that is a little different in my kitchen is I have a corner sink. It may appear small but it is very deep and hides a lot of dirty dishes!
Faucet: Kohler K99261 Artifacts Pull Down Faucet.
Similar Kitchen Runner: here – Other Beautiful Runners: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Hardware: Top Knobs Bin Pulls & Pulls.
I’m a bit obsessed with butler’s pantries and my space just did not allow for one. Instead, I decided to design a reduced depth bank of glass front cabinets that gives me all the storage I need.
Cremone Bolts: A29 6 foot Cast Iron Plain Window Cremone – similar here.
Hardware: Top Knobs Pulls & Appliances Pulls.
The dining room opens to a beautiful dining area with plenty of natural light.
Dining Table: RH – similar here (on sale!), here, here (with marble top) & here.
Chairs: RH – similar here & here.
Chandelier: Hubberton Forge – similar here.
A reclaimed wood dining table adds the right amount of texture to this dining room.
The hurricanes were purchased at a local store but these are exactly the same: Cube Geometric Glass Terrarium – similar here.
The sitting area is one of my favorite rooms at Ellen’s home. How inviting and pretty! Paint color is Benjamin Moore Smoke and Mirrors CSP-105.
Trim: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White
Beam: Magnolia Beam by Old World Traditions
Light: Nadine 1 light Schoolhouse Pendant
Vintage Secretary: Painted in White Chalk Paint and distressed.
Oversized Chairs: West Elm Bliss Armchair
This was a renovation project. It was a leather too mahogany ottoman that I refinished with white chalk paint and general finishes light brown dye stain to give a reclaimed wood look and covered the leather with batting and linen.
Beautiful Ottoman Coffee Tables: here, here, here & here.
Similar Knit Throw: here & here.
Deconstructed Chairs: Four Hands Furniture – similar here, here, here, here, here & here.
Walls, Ceiling and Woodwork: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White.
I come from a large family and we gather here often so for the interior space, we opted for an open concept. That entailed moving a steep center stairway to the second floor off to the back corner of the addition and doing the same floors throughout the entire first floor.
Woodwork/Ceiling and Walls : Benjamin Moore Snowfall White
Coffee table: Vintage; refinished.
Sconces: Custom made with acorn glass shades – similar here.
Oversized Chairs (far left): West Elm
Sofa: Rowe Furniture slipcovered in charcoal Linen – similar here, here, here, here & here (sectional).
Floors: Shaw Floors – Solid Prefinished Hickory Collection: Rio Grande Color: Grandview
Similar Olive Tree: Here.
Oversized Chair: West Elm
I love the look of old stairways so something we did splurge on was a custom wreathed handrail that was handmade by James Dean of Jamesrdean.com
Stair and railing Stain: Minwax Ebony – Twist Taper top wood balusters.
Woodwork and walls: Benjamin Moore Snowfall white
Our Front Room is the one room on the first floor that is separate from the open concept space but still has a wide view into it. This room has the original wood burning fireplace and it’s where we gather when we watch television. Speaking of television…it’s hidden behind those distressed doors!
Linen Sofa: Arhaus Emory Grand Sofa.
Side Chair: Elton Chair West Elm.
Jute Rug: Pottery Barn
Beautiful Deconstructed-style Sofa: Here.
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White
Similar Basket: Pottery Barn.
Chandelier: Lockhart Chandelier Pottery Barn.
Paint: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White
Tile: Marble Hexagon Tile
Sink: Signature Hardware
Light: Ariella Ovale Glass Pendant Light
This was the first room on the second floor to be complete. It connects to a spare bedroom with a shared bathroom with a small hallway between the 2 rooms.
Paint: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White
Bed: Linen Nailhead Bed
Mini Chandelier: Gallery Versailles Wrought Iron And Crystal Mini Chandelier
Loveseat: Colette in Flax Beige Pier One Imports
Flooring: French Oak finished with Woca Lye in Driftwood White – similar here & here.
Doors: Jeld-wen Monroe Smooth
Hardware: Nostalgic Warehouse Meadows Plate in Timeless Bronze with Oval Crystal Glass Knob.
Paint Walls and Trim: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White
This space was one of my favorite to design and it was the last that we completed. I wanted the space to be serene and uncluttered. Future plans include planking the ceiling and picture frame molding on the walls.
French Doors with Opening Sidelights : Ashworth
Bed: Jardin From Frontgate, King – similar here, here, here & here.
White Bedroom Paint Color: Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore.
Fireplace: Valor Victorian Gas Fireplace/Windsor Style
Mantle: Antique Marble, Craigslist Find
TV: The Frame TV Samsung
Chandelier: Pottery Barn.
Linens: Pottery Barn.
Bedside Light: Chloe Mercury Glass Hobnail Task Lamp Pottery Barn.
Vanity: Aberdeen 60 in Double Vanity with Open Shelf – Dove Grey – Home Decorators Collection
Sink Faucets: Symmons Allura Widespread Faucet in Chrome
Mirrors: Homegoods – similar here.
Lights: Elk 63039 Schoolhouse 1 Light Pendant.
Shower Wall: AZEK Trim boards custom cut into shiplap.
Even though not entirely complete as we still need glass shower doors, all the finishes came together nicely to create something fitting for a home built in New England in 1900 and still have a sleek clean feel.
Tub: Strom Solitude Acrylic Double Ended Pedestal Tub
Tub Faucet: Pfister Tisbury Wall Mount Tub Filler in Chrome
Paint Walls and Trim: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White
Tile: Allen and Roth Herringbone Marble – similar here & here.
Grout: Pure White
Mirror: HomeGoods – similar here – Others: here, here, here & here.
Previously the back of the house had a pretty treacherous long set of stairs. We decided to break that up with a few steps down to a raised stone patio.
We utilized the help of Orazio Guevara Sr. from JustDrawit https://justdrawit.com/ to draw up our building plans. I knew I wanted to open up the back of the house to the outdoors and to flood the inside with natural light. The windows and doors on the first floor helped us achieve a classic New England look.
I always loved the look of copper gutters but that just wasn’t in our budget so we went with aluminum and chose the bronze color which gave us a similar look.
When we bought the house we were lucky enough to have a bonus detached space that we now refer to as the “carriage house”.
Exterior Siding: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
Exterior Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White
I tend to get a little more experimental in this space.
Walls and Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White
Floors: Wide Pine floor stained.
Gray Wood Walls: Rough Spruce with Greywash stain.
Ottoman: Restoration Hardware.
Most of the furniture is up cycled and vintage items that I’ve refinished. Its a cozy and rustic retreat just steps from home!
2nd floor ceiling: Pine Tongue and Groove washed with a 1:1 ratio of water and flat white latex paint.
2nd Floor Coffee Table: Arhaus (no longer available) – Other beautiful coffee tables: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Floors: Wide Pine, painted white.
Walls: Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Wall Lanterns: Quoizel Danville 8 inch outdoor light
Ceiling Fan: Litex E-KM52ABZ5CMR
Planters: Brugge Salvaged Wood and Metal Planters from Restoration Hardware.
We designed a lot of detail into the woodwork around the windows and added some flairs to the upper portion of the siding. For this we enlisted the help of David Bilbilian of A&T Remodeling.
The addition was designed by me and built by my husband who owns and operates ProRestoration.
Trim : Azek
Siding: Cedar Shake
Gutters and Downspouts: Aluminum Bronze
We used bluestone for the patio material as it has a classic and timeless look.
Stone: Natural Fieldstone
Patio: 12 x 12 Bluestone tile
House Color: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White
Doors and Windows: Andersen
Many thanks to Ellen Sharpe for sharing all of the details above. Make sure to follow @featherglass on Instagram for more inspiration!
Photography: Lorraine Jackson.
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This has to be one of my favorite posts – maybe being from New England makes me a bit biased.
Can you tell me where to purchase the square metal/glass lantern/candle on the dining room table?
They’re from a local Christmas store. These are similar: https://rstyle.me/n/dai8imccxp7
Other beautiful hurricanes: https://rstyle.me/n/dai8g7ccxp7
I hope this helps!
One of my favorite houses on IG! I love every beautiful detail!