Hello, my dear friends! I hope your day is going well and that you are feeling healthy. Today, I have the pleasure to share a new “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” tour filled with inspiring – but not overwhelming – Fall decor. Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory has prepared a stunning tour of her home and I really hope you have a wonderful time seeing it here and give her a follow on Instagram! You will love her feed!
“Hi, I am Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory, and am beyond honored that Luciane asked me to share my home and decorating style with you on Home Bunch. I have been following Luciane for years. From when my husband and I were renovating our last home to us designing the build of our current home. I still refer to Home Bunch daily for inspiration and to view all the gorgeous homes out there. Luciane has done an amazing job creating a space for individuals to find inspiration and sources. I am still in disbelief that she asked me to share our home with you today.
Before I tour our home with you, I thought I would tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in the Midwest for most of my life, but when I was little, we lived by the ocean. I fell in love with everything – the ocean, the palm trees, the atmosphere and the list keeps going. I have always wanted to move back at some point. In the early part of my career, I met my husband and we decided to make the Midwest our home as we grew our family. We wanted a large yard for our three (soon to be four) kids to run and play. It was our number one factor when determining where we wanted to build. Once we found the land, it was about design. I knew I wanted a coastal vibe that let us feel like we were by the ocean even when we were not.”
“Welcome to our Home! They always say home appeal starts with the exterior. My husband and I wanted something that felt casual and coastal but also inviting. We searched online for years. We kept coming back to the bungalow look and feel. We picked a corner lot and wanted to keep privacy, which is often lost with a corner lot. To achieve privacy, we went with a floor plan that gives a “J” layout. This allowed for the house to wrap around the corner and provide backyard privacy. It was also perfect for keeping our outdoor kitchen area cool during the hot, humid months and provide shade in the afternoon while the kids play in the pool.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Siding Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
Siding: SmartSide and James Hardie.
Exterior Stone: Edward’s Stone Ashlar Fond du lac.
Michelle’s front porch is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.
Porch Furniture: Kirstine Solid Wood 4 – Person Seating Group with Cushions.
Pumpkins, along with “mums,” one of fall’s quintessential flowers, bring the Autumn right at this home’s front porch.
Front Door: Walnut Stain.
Front Porch Lanterns: Threshold.
Wreath: here – similar.
Front Porch Rug: Textured Stripe Area Rug – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia 3×5.
“When you walk into our home, I wanted to showcase different architecture that made the place feel welcoming and warm but keep to the cool, white colors to give a sense of the coast. We did this by adding different textures and designs. One of my favorites is the Chippendale design on the railing. We added a touch of the ocean by doing a custom oyster shell chandelier.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Railing: Custom White Oak and Chippendale design.
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster, Matte.
Fiddle Leaf Tree (by door): Faux Olive Tree in Planter.
Chandelier: Custom, from Low Country Originals.
“We kept the living room space open to our kitchen and opted out of pendants over our island to create the airy, open feel. Kids can play games and watch tv in the living room while we are in the kitchen and feel like one large space. This is also perfect for when we open the sliding doors to the screened-in porch.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Coffee Table: Folsom Coffee Table.
Console Table: Terra Natural Oak 72″ Console Table.
Pumpkin Candle: Pumpkin Lidded Recycled Glass Candles – Harvest Spice.
Bench: Lynwood Cube Bench – Threshold.
Lamp: Ceramic Assembled Table Lamp.
Branches: Faux Autumn Oak Branch – 45″.
Vase: Aegean Clear Glass Vases.
“We spend most of our time in and around the kitchen so we knew we needed to pay a lot of attention to detail in this space. My husband and I love to cook so having a large island where kids could sit and help us prep and prepare food, was a must. We designed a 10.5′ x 5.5′ island with storage on both sides with plenty of room to still sit and relax. Another must-have was a large gas grill with a pot filler. There is always a debate about whether people like them or not, but it is a must with all the pasta and soups we make. We also use it to fill our coffee pot every day and water bottles so it gets plenty of use.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Island Paint Color: Custom.
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Counterstools: Riviera Counterstools, White.
Pot Filler: Delta wall mount contemporary.
Hood Vent: Zephyr Insert 48″ stainless steel.
Range: Bertazzoni built in Gas 48″.
Glass Pumpkins: Pumpkin & Gourd Handcrafted Recycled Glass Cloches.
Mini Led String Lights: Pottery Barn.
Kitchen Countertop: MSI Calacatta Ultra Quartz.
Canisters: Anchor Hocking.
Cutting Board: Boos Edge-Grain Rectangular Cutting Board.
The Kitchen opens into a spacious Dining Area with plenty of natural light.
Dining Chairs: Serena & Lily.
Hardwood Floors: Hallmark Alta Vista Balboa – similar here.
“One of my favorite parts of our master bedroom is the small windows above our bed. I love the detail it provides in the room without it being overbearing.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
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Bed: Adler Fabric Diamond-Tufted Shelter Bed – similar here.
Nightstands: Cayman 27″ Nightstand.
Table Lamps: Faris Ceramic Table Lamp.
Rug: Seaview Rug.
Throw: Pottery Barn.
Interior Door Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster, Satin.
Interior Door handles: New York Privacy Door Knob with New York Long Plate.
“I’m not sure if our kids love our bath more than I or not but it sure feels that way. They always want to play in the tub or shower.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Bathtub: Barclay Rosario 70″ freestanding tub.
Bathtub Faucet: Grohe Essence Freestanding.
Bathtub Tray: Live Edge Teak Wood Bath Caddy.
Bathroom Cabinets: Shaker, Rift Sawn White Oak, Poly – no stain.
Towel Warmer: Wall Mount Radiant Towel Warmer.
Mirrors: Custom – similar here.
Bathroom Countertop: MSI Calacatta Ultra Quartz.
Towel Ring: Hewitt Towel Ring.
Sconces: Pearson Tube Sconce.
“We have 10′ ceilings in our house and I wanted large shower doors with a rain head which meant we needed tile on the ceiling. I added the blue on the ceiling to make it feel like a waterfall and draw your eyes up.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
White Tile: Daltile Restore 3 in. x 12 in. Ceramic Bright White Subway Tile – Others: here, here & here.
Floating Shower Bench: MSI Calacatta Ultra Quartz.
Shampoo Bottles: MOIIKKO Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles – Pack of 3.
“Although I would love to have more than one washer and dryer, it did not make sense with us being on septic so I stuck to designing what I needed, space for the kids’ laundry. I made sure there was a basket for each kid to empty and sort their laundry. We also designed cabinets to the ceiling to allow for extra storage and less dusting for me. I hate to dust so all cabinets go to the ceiling in this house. ” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Butcher Block Countertop: Unfinished Birch Butcher Block Island Countertop.
Laundry Room Cabinets: Shaker-style.
Canister: Anchor Hocking.
Backsplash: Vertical Shiplap.
Laundry Room Countertop: MSI Calacatta Ultra Quartz.
“My biggest tip for a mud room is storage…there is never enough storage so always make sure to plan extra. I wanted multiple types of storage. I kept the bottom open so kids could push their shoes under the bench and have easy access to hats and mittens in the drawers. Up top, we use the baskets for extra hats, mittens, and scarves. Above the baskets, I wanted space to be closed off so I could store anything, and if it was messy, no one would know. 😉 I also made space to include a “junk” drawer and doors to hold all the random items needed for the house like batteries and Command strips.” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Barn Door: LJM Customs Inc – similar here.
Pull: Signature Hardware – similar here.
Windows: Marvin Windows in black.
Garage Door Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Silver Marlin.
Garage Doors: Clopay Coachman Series 18′ x 8′.
Lighting: George Oliver.
Side Doors Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Silver Marlin.
Lighting: George Oliver.
Lanterns: Pottery Barn.
These cookies are perfect for the season! What a nice touch! 🙂
“We knew we wanted an outdoor kitchen of some sort but decided to add this after the build. We started building after our first year in the house. It gave us time to figure out what we might want/need or what might not be necessary. We realized the outdoor fridge, grill, and pizza oven were the most important. After that, it was about storage – extra storage for outdoor toys. Can never have enough of that with kids, right?” – Michelle Horst of @thymeandtheory
Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets: Garapa Wood.
Outdoor Dining Table: All Modern.
Outdoor Dining Chairs: Theilson Stacking Side Chair.
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop: Concrete.
Outdoor Pizza Oven: Ooni Koda 16 Gas Pizza Oven – Outdoor Pizza Oven – It makes an amazing Holiday gift! 🙂
Pizza Peel: Ooni Bamboo Pizza Peel.
Firepit Chairs: Nautical Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chair.
Lanterns: Malta Indoor/Outdoor Lanterns.
Pool: 18 x44, liner.
Outdoor Side Tables: Faux Stone Patio Accent Table – Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee.
Lanterns: Malta Indoor/Outdoor Lanterns.
Umbrellas: Briony 101.18” Beach Umbrella.
Photography: Mandy McGregor.
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