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An artistic home for creative homeowners

Every design element put into this home reflects the passion this family has for their own space,

The birth of their fabulous home happened three years ago, when this couple set out to build a living space open to light and color, with a modern farmhouse vibe for their family. Style goals were to include many distressed and rustic elements with pops of her handmade artistic personality coming through.

“I wanted to create a timeless design aesthetic that I would still like in 10 years, and a large open floor plan with a warm and cozy feel,” she says. “Although the house is new, I tied in as much ‘old’ as possible, with wood beams, mantles, countertops, shelving and backsplashes throughout the home harvested from torn down barns in the area. You can see divots and holes from the imperfections, and I love it!”

Rustic brick flooring stretches throughout the mudroom and laundry room, and white oak hardwood floors are full of wood grains and character. 

Their kitchen is the focal point of the home, boasting a giant island made from hickory, housing many cabinets and drawers. They chose a large white quartz countertop, which encourages gathering and rich family conversation. The living room, which is right off the kitchen, includes a wood-burning fireplace which is flanked on each side with a tall bookshelf filled with vintage, classic books on one side, and shelves full of barn wood on the other.

“I had the unique opportunity to create my own ‘accent wall’ in our powder room bathroom off the kitchen. I wanted a painted tile look, with muted colors and imperfections and a roughed-up look,” she says. “I designed the pattern and painted each tile, which took about five months of painting! The tile installers did an amazing job putting them in. That wall, paired with a thick piece of old wood as our bathroom countertop, makes my powder room feel very unique and special.”

They credit their builder, Troy Moore with Madi Mali Homes, with helping create the amazing elements in the home, including tall interior trim work, a wide staircase set in the middle of the home, and the tall interior gabled arches adorned with wood beams and shiplap. They enjoy the builders’ suggestions and incorporated design elements that make their home so unique, which is truly priceless to them.