Back to school means back to homework! My kids love having their own homework station where they can work and they can decorate it to reflect themselves. Here are my homework station essentials with links to help you decorate your own space!Read More
Today we are visiting with the Patel family. Aari & Purav reached out to us to help them with their new home. When they bought it, it was stuck in the 80s and needed a facelift to really reflect their style & needs. The project started with a renovation---new kitchen layout, flooring throughout, closing up a niche in the wall, adding a dramatic feature to the fireplace, along with updating bathrooms & bedrooms. We did the renovation part of the project through edesign. Once they got their design boards for the renovation, they gave it to their contractor who got to work.Read More
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I cannot believe that we've been in our house for 3 years. Man how time flies. When we first moved in we did some major renovations to the place. The house had fabulous bones, but it was dark...really dark & a bit dated. Since the major renovations we are slowly but surely tackling other projects around here...giving it the perfect farmhouse flair.
Our dining room....paint, paint & more paint. I wanted to lighten this place up & get some updated decor in here. This space looks pretty much the same after being here for 3 years. I have some ideas for a few minor things I'd like to do in here in the next couple of years, but I'm so happy with how this space turned out.
Next up, the breakfast nook--as you can see it was red...really red, as was the entire kitchen. I wasn't a fan of the red or the arched transoms throughout the house. In this area we added a shiplap chair rail, plus a shiplap accent wall. We changed all of the window trim out to give it more of a fresh farmhouse feel & got rid of the transom. We added beams to the ceiling to give a more texture & add a bit of rustic elements to the space, as well as continuing the wood floors through out this area.
And last room our kitchen, the most drastic change to the house. When we first looked at the house, I walked into the kitchen and immediately knew exactly what I wanted to do. Now this kitchen, as is, is really pretty, just not our taste. The red had to go, and so did the raised area on the island. And I really really really wanted new windows, which my husband thought I had lost it. I love the brick around the stove, but due to some issues we ended up having to take it down. I'm over the moon excited about how it turned out.
Cabinet Color: SW Pavestone
Wall Color: SW Collonade Gray
Countertops: Macaubus White Quartzite
Backsplash: Cotton White Subway Tile
Light Fixtures: Pottery Barn
Counter Stools: World Market
Contractor: Stillwater Builders, LLC
Photographer: Chelsea Davis Photography
This house has been a labor of love. A big thanks to the guys at Stillwater Builders & Ryno Services, these are 2 construction companies who have worked with us over the past 3 years that saw our vision & have helped us turn it into a reality. Also to Chelsea Davis Photography & Grace Laird Photography for capturing these stunning pictures of our home.
**All stock photos were taken from HAR.com. All AFTER images are ©Southern Farmhouse Designs.**
If you follow our Instagram account (@southernfarmhousedesigns -- it's so cute, you should take a look!) you have most likely noticed that we took on an amazing project about 2 months ago at Kendleton Farms! And if you don't know about Kendleton Farms, go visit their website (elijahrising.org) because they are doing awesome things y'all -- it's an 84 acre community that houses women and their children who have survived sex trafficking. Like we said, awesome. Anyways, we have had the opportunity to reno the bathroom at the farm and it has been quite a fun experience! We've had some truly wonderful people give donations from cash to toilets! (You know who you are, and we love you for it). A project like this one easily costs $10,000 with the 3 toilets, 3 showers, 3 new windows, and a hot water heater -- we couldn't have done it without you guys! Here's some pictures of our progress!
As for the design of the room, we had to test our skills here to be able to find affordable, yet very stylish items to make this room a sanctuary for the women and children who will be using it. We kept it sleek and clean, using a neutral pallet on the walls combined with simple white tile in the shower stalls. We are adding light wood for the flooring to give the room a warm touch and updating the lighting and bathroom fixtures to revamp this bathroom, making its guests feel like they are in a beautiful, clean place where they can relax and unwind. Just wait for the end result guys, it's almost done and we can't wait to show you how beautiful it turns out!
And now we have been fortunate enough to be given then library area to renovate! Here's what we've got planned for the space: we want to give the space a modern style by using mid-century modern inspired furniture and industrial metal accents. Then we are going to add a pop of color with a teal accent wall and teal decorative objects! So far we've got some awesome white metal desks and the black metal hanging lights from IKEA and some of the gray furniture - it's coming together beautifully, but we've still got a long way to go. It's going to look amazing. We will keep y'all updated!
If you want to be a part of this transformation journey, we are making it easy for you. Here are a few ways you can help us make this transformation happen--Buy a shirt or coffee mug from our Tee Spring Campaign.
Or you can buy a piece of furniture or an accessory off of our registry and it will be shipped directly to us to be put in the new space.
Here's the design board for the KF library:
The library is a huge space, and we are so thankful for all of the donations that we have received so far. Painting on the library begins on Monday, December 5th. Please prayerfully consider donating to this community.