How did your first home look? Do you remember? When my husband and I got married, more than ten years ago, our first house was perfect for us, being newlyweds and all. We were quite young and we didn’t think much about the layout. We just fell in love with the home’s private and lakeside location. We felt lucky from the very start, but it didn’t take too long for us to want to grow our family and we realized that having the majority of the bedrooms on the lower level wasn’t ideal for us any longer, and that’s what brought us to buy our second house, but that’s a story I will leave for another day.
Luckily for these newlyweds, they had the expertise of the talented interior designers of Martha O’Hara Interiors to help them transform their dark single level home into a bright, Scandinavian-inspired home.
This home is located in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood right next to a stream, but the small windows weren’t able to pull in enough natural light, making the small, closed-in spaces feel dark and unattractive. The idea of changing the windows, opening walls and painting all the rooms white created a modern and open floor plan where this newlywed couple will be able to grow into this home comfortably and with style.
Take notes on the designer sources and ideas for this beautiful home.
The kitchen was completely renovated and it now feels bright and open.
Cabinetry: Paint Grade Wood – Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore Super White OC-152” in a white lacquer finish.
The kitchen also features tray ceiling and a custom hood made of metal.
Floors are White Oak.
Countertop & Backsplash
Kitchen Countertop: Honed Bianco Gioia Extra Marble.
Kitchen Backsplash: Walker Zanger Café-Milk 3” x 12” Tile in Brick Pattern.
Cabinet Hardware : Polished Chrome Pulls from Nob Hill Hardware.
Kitchen Pendants: Kitchen features hand-blown glass shade pendants with Edison light bulbs – Stamen Pendant by Jeremy Pyles. Also notice the striking waterfall marble island.
Stamen Pendant by Jeremy Pyles from Design Within Reach – 1,200.00 each.
The entire main floor feels connected and bright. A modern dinette features minimalist chairs and a sleek table.
Dinette Table & Chairs: Oly Table – Cast Aluminum Base with Resin Top/ Redford House Side Chairs in Cashew Finish.
The family room features a calming color palette and peaceful stream view.
Doors & Trim Paint Color: Benjamin Moore OC-152 Super White in Satin Finish for interior doors, windows, millwork.
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore OC-152 Super White in Matte Finish.
The powder room countertop is Honed Barroca Soapstone. Beautiful!
This Scandinavian-inspired bedroom has a calming feel thanks to its crisp white walls and clean-lined decor. Wall paint color is, once again, Benjamin Moore Super White OC-152, in flat finish. Notice the tray ceiling.
I love how uncomplicated and organic this entire space feels. The oval tub was ordered through a local showroom called Pipeline Design Showroom and measures as 70.25″ x 34.25″ x 21.75″.
To keep this bathroom feeling crisp, the designer only added white roller blinds on the windows.
A wooden ladder brings texture to this white bathroom.
The master bathroom features Rift Cut White Oak cabinetry with custom finish.
You really don’t need a big laundry room, all you need is a practical layout! I am really loving this small laundry room. Isn’t it cute?
Laundry Flooring: Bianco Wood Honed 6” x 24” in Herringbone Pattern.
Doggy Shower Room
This lucky dog gets a room all to himself! How great is that?!
Tiling: Floor in the Room: Adoni Black 16” x 24” .
Floor of Shower: Noir Hexagon 2” x 2″.
Wall Tile: Avanti Subway 3” x 6”, Beveled, White Ice Bright.
Guest Bathroom Flooring
The guest bath floor tile is Calcutta Marble, 1” Circle, Polished – one of my favorites! The paint color on this vanity was done with Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere 2138-60 with a high gloss finish.
To the right side of the kitchen, a large doorway opens to the sunroom/family room with wood paneled ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Porch ceiling paint color is Benjamin Moore Super White in Satin Finish.
Chair: Redford House Chair with Linen-like Acrylic fabric that is mildew, fade, soil, and stain resistant.
Coffee Table: Dovetail Coffee Table in Stainless Steel Finish and Burnt Oak Table Top.
Chandelier: Globe Ceiling Light – Visual Comfort ARN5002PW AERIN Mill Ceiling Light in Plaster White – $2,721.50
Isn’t this home fresh? Imagine being this your first home… what a lucky couple! 🙂
Today will be very busy… the kids are loving their summer activities and having lots of fun. Yesterday my daughter scored six goals at soccer and my son is learning to swim long distances. It can get a bit tiring at times, but I feel very blessed for having kids that love sports. Let’s keep them focused on the good stuff!
I hope you are able to feel happy, healthy and at peace today. We’ll talk again tomorrow!
Luciane from HomeBunch.com
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