I can’t tell you how happy I am for sharing Molly’s, of @mk_interiors_, new home. I’ve known Molly and her beautiful work at MK Interiors for some time now. In fact, we have been talking about featuring her newly-built home even before it was built, so you can imagine how much I waited to share this post with all of you on Home Bunch. Keep reading and you will see why it was worth the wait to tour Molly’s home!
“Hi, I’m Molly Kay and here is a little bit about me and our home! My husband is a general contractor who builds custom homes, does additions, and remodeling. He is also a master woodworker. Having him build our current home has been a blessing for us as he has built homes for several others and we had always hoped to have him build for us in the near future. We designed our home together and one of the highlights of my life is getting to work with my husband on projects. We each own separate businesses and have our own clients but sometimes we are hired as a team and we love that!
We have been married 20 years and have 3 children. We live in the beautiful rolling hills at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains in Northern Virginia 45 minutes west of Washington DC. We love our rural small town and love living on a one lane gravel road on 5 acres. We also love being able to be close to a big city and really having the best of both worlds!
I am passionate about interior design and love making all things beautiful! I feel so blessed to of always been able to stay home with my children and run a successful business as an interior designer. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of our custom home! It was a definite labor of love and still a work in progress!”
I didn’t have a covered porch in our last home so it’s something I really wanted in this one! This is just one side of the porch and this was taken shortly after we moved in before we painted the porch floor or took down the construction fence! 🙂
Indoor/outdoor rug by Mohawk. Siding is Hardie Plank concrete siding by James Hardie in Night Gray.
My entryway I kept simple but elegant with the grid board and batten paneled walls and crisp white paint.
Pillows are custom.
I wanted my chandelier by Hinkley Lighting to take center stage! You should of seem the amount of scaffolding and people it took to hang it! It was love at very first sight for me!
Interior door color for all of my interior doors in the entire house is a custom mix of Stardew, Uncertain Gray by Sherwin Williams with a little Wales Gray by Benjamin Moore.
Entry set crystal doorknobs from Grandeur Hardware.
Paint color is All White by Farrow & Ball.
My grandmother’s desk from the 1940’s was made over by me with 2 tone Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Gray and Pure White and it fits perfectly there.
Floors are Dream Home X20 laminate in Misty Morning Oak from Lumber Liquidators.
The geometric frame and golden finish mirror is from Joss & Main.
Our dining area is open to the family room and kitchen. I did not want a separate room that no one would ever go in. I also chose not to have an eating area in the kitchen which is just steps away. I wanted this room to be where we ate and gathered unless we were at the island which has plenty of room for the 5 of us!
I had my husband do more of the paneled wall boxes in here and kept them white for the time being knowing it would be easy down the road to paint that wall a color should I decide I want a change. Paint color is All White by Farrow & Ball. Crown Molding is Ultra Pure White by Behr. Table was purchased at an antique shop and is refinished in Annie Sloan chalk paint. French Linen and Pure White. Chairs were an antique store find about 16 years ago. I got 6 of them for $50! I had my husband take them apart and re-nail them to make sure they were sturdy. He then painted them and I reupholstered them. I want to get new chairs soon but these have been great for many many years and certainly worth well more than the price I paid! White cane end chairs were also an antique shop find and I painted them and reupholstered them. The pair for $20!
Christmas sign by Signs of Hope. Chairs flanking sideboard from Restoration Hardware.
I could not be happier with how our kitchen turned out! I put less expensive materials in other places so that I could make sure to get the things I wanted in the kitchen. Because it is quite large, even when being very budget conscience with choices, it can quickly add up because you need so much! I definitely knew we couldn’t afford commercial appliances or very high end ones. I did a ton of research as we had a cut and dry number that I could not go above for all of our appliances in our house. I chose the Fridgidaire Gallery line and so far so good! We have an induction cooktop and I really love it.
Range Hood made my husband. He also made the island and did the same X detail on island ends, side of fridge, and built in doors in family room.
Pendant lights by Golden Lighting.
Island is 10 feet long by 4 feet wide.
Counters are white Carrara marble which I knew I had to have even though they can get a bad reputation. I knew nothing else compared to the look of marble so I am fine with a little more maintenance.
Sink is by Kohler.
Faucet is American Standard.
Pulls are Hickory Hardware.
Backsplash is Arabescato Carrara marble in a herringbone pattern.
Acrylic barstools by Gabby Home.
In our old house, the family room was separated from the kitchen by a wall that we couldn’t take down so another must have for this house we built was having the kitchen and family room together. Because of that design, it was important the 2 rooms flow and have same design elements.
Sofa by Craftmaster – similar here.
Custom pillows by Cruel Mountain Designs.
The built-ins with x door detail and the shiplap backs were made by my husband and painted our house trim color: Ultra Pure White by Behr.
Satin brass hardware can be found here.
Chandelier by Crystorama designed by Libby Langdon.
Brass swing arm sconces by Savoy House.
Gold and glass table from Home Goods.
White Chairs are from Lamps Plus.
Blue X leg ottomans from Joss and Main.
A grey barn door conceals a modern farmhouse-inspired mudroom.
I didn’t have a mudroom in our previous home that we lived in for 16 years so it was first on my list of needs for this home! I wanted the blue built-ins my husband made to really stand out so I kept the walls the same crisp white as the rest of the house. That paint color is All White by Farrow & Ball. I also wanted a fun patterned tile and I wanted durability so I chose a patterned porcelain tile by Merola that I bought from Wayfair.
Chandelier by Hinkley Lighting.
Satin Brass door knobs from Baldwin Hardware.
Grey Doors: Custom mix of Stardew, Uncertain Gray by Sherwin Williams with a little Wales Gray by Benjamin Moore.
Our master bedroom is one the main level. It is part of a bump out in the rear of the house with amazing views. Our house is on 5 acres and we have beautiful fields, woods, and rolling hills all around us. We chose to put mainly windows on the whole back wall for this reason. I wanted a very bright airy room so I chose to use the crisp white paint in here. If you didn’t already know, I love white!! White walls make me happy and draw your attention to furniture pieces and art. We still need to add molding to this room as part of my design plan from the beginning but some things we just haven’t gotten to yet!
Custom upholstered headboard from The Tufted Frog.
Bedding from Linens and Hutch.
End of bed leather bench from Joss & Main.
White Tree from Joss & Main.
Custom pillows from Cruel Mountain Designs.
Table lamps from Home Goods.
Brass chandelier from Lamps Plus – similar here.
White fabric Roman shades from Blinds.com – similar here.
Rug by Surya Rugs.
Our master bath is another space where I chose to scrimp on other bathrooms so that I could put the materials I wanted in here. We chose to pare down the size of the bathroom to allow for a larger closet for me which is through that pocket door. Again, my love for cool white and gray marble ruled all of my decisions. Floor is Carrara marble 12×24 tiles laid in a herringbone pattern. Counters are Mont Blanc marble and are 9 feet long. I used square undermount sinks.
Wallpaper by York Wallcoverings. It’s a raised textured paper.
Turkish towels by Olive and Linen.
Chandelier by Artcraft Lighting.
I wanted to use a mirror that covered the entire wall so I chose to have my sconces mounted to the mirror.
Lucite and polished nickel sconces by Savoy House.
Faucets are American Standard.
Cabinet hardware in polished nickel from Amerock Hardware.
Stool from Joss and Main.
Shower seat is a solid slab of Mont Blanc marble.
My daughter is the only girl so we are all about making everything girly for her! The wallpaper in her room takes the focus so I wanted to leave her other 3 walls crisp white. I chose to do the ceiling in a blush pink – Intimate White by Sherwin Williams. It adds some fun to her ceiling. Her bed, nightstands, and bench are all french antiques. Bedding from Beddy’s. Pillows from Home Goods.
Wallpaper by York Wallcoverings.
Chandelier from Pottery Barn.
8×10 Rug from esale rugs.
Same flooring upstairs as we have downstairs.
My only daughter gets the bedroom with the ensuite bathroom. Her counter is Quartzite. She also has the only bathtub in the house. I chose white 3×12 elongated subway tile laid in a herringbone pattern for her shower walls.
Antique chair I painted the ceiling color – SW Intimate white (which oddly enough is a blush pink). Walls are like her room All White by Farrow & Ball.
Floor tile is 12×24 tile from Home Depot.
All cabinetry in the house from J&K Cabinetry.
Shower curtain from Home Goods.
Chandelier from Wayfair.
My oldest just so happened to get the largest of the kids’ rooms. In our last house, all of their bedrooms were about 10×10 so it is so amazing having so much space! His room is about 13×17. Lucky Kid! He also has the largest of the closets. I did gray painted walls in his room. Paint color is Seattle by Sherwin Williams. One wall is wallpapered in paper from MK Wallpaper designed by Jullian Harris.
Bed, nightstand, and desk are all refinished antique shop finds.
Gray braided chair from Lamp Plus.
Leather butterfly chair from Home Goods.
Task Lamp from Home Goods.
Light fixture from Lighting Design Company.
Tommy Hilfiger drapes from Home Goods.
The 8×10 rug by Mohawk. Bedding by Beddy’s. Light fixture from Lighting Design Company. Wood planked wall from Stikwood. Antique lockers are salvaged and bought at a flea market. Bed was also a flea market find and I repainted it. Wall color is Kentucky Haze by Benjamin Moore. Pillows by Summed Classics.
Make sure to follow Molly from @mk_interiors_ on Instagram and stop by her website to see more photos of her beautiful home!
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