My husband and I are currently in the process of getting ready to renovate/build our new home.  We have owned the property for almost a year and I have been (not so patiently) waiting to get started.  It is right around the corner from our current home and had been our dream property for a while.   It was once a beautiful horse farm, but the home and property had been foreclosed and vacant for several years.  Unfortunately, it was not on the market when we were really looking and we got tired of waiting when we couldn’t get any answers about what was happening with it.  Well, lucky for us, the same day we were about to move forward with an offer on a similar house and property in the area this one came back on the market.  We were ecstatic!  We have spent the last year meeting with the architect, brush hogging, fixing up the barn and fences, and taking our dog to run around at our future home almost daily.

Here are a few before photos (and AFTER some major yard work):
We will be adding a second floor as well as an attached garage so that we have plenty of room to grow into as we hopefully add children (and puppies) to our family in the future.  Below were some of our must-haves when designing the new space.

– extra large three car garage so we have more space for more junk
– a two story entry way to store dust and spider webs in hard to reach places
– higher ceilings.. OK fine I like this one

– mudroom
– dining area to fit excessively long table
– walk in closets, linen closets, did I mention closets?

We didn’t exactly see eye-to-eye in the planning process, but definitely made some compromises and are excited about our (almost) finalized plans.  The longer we wait to get started the more details we change so hopefully we will begin demolition and framing in the next two months.

Our design style is traditional/modern farmhouse.  The exterior will be white siding with board and batten accents and black shutters.  There will be A LOT of white on the interior as well with some rustic and industrial charm.  Below is some of our design inspiration:

Of course, I have already been shopping around for furniture, lighting, and other decor.  I figured I would share some of the items I love:

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Click to shop:
1. Wall Light        2. Door Mat         3. Bench         4. Throw blanket 

Living Room 

living room 2
Click to shop:
1. Chair      2. Rug     3. Side table     4. Clock     5. Shelf     6. Basket


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Click to shop:
1. Kitchen sign    2. Coffee sign      3. Faux leather
4. French bistro      5. Modern faux leather      6. Metal stool


lightingClick to shop:
1. 5 light chandelier       2.  Cage pendant      3. 8 light chandelier 
4. Industrial flush mount     5. Hammered pendant       6.  One light pendant     7. 5 light pendant 

Miscellaneous Decor
Click to shop:
1. Milk can       2.  Wreath      3. Basket       4. Rectangular tray       5. Garland 
6.  Circle Tray       7. Natural rug      8. Shoe cabinet       9.  Rawhide rug

To be continued…


Photo Sources:
Donald. Garner Architect 
Halycon Style 
Provident Home Design


Posted by:alainamavros

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