Hello All -
Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I had a great weekend. I spent Saturday at Rhoda from Southern Hospitality ’s house at a blogger painting party. Rhoda just bought herself a foreclosure and is fixing it up (with some help from her amazing parents). A group of us headed over there on Saturday morning to help her prime the trim in the house. It was an ugly brown color and will be a beautiful crisp white when it is finished. We got two floors of trim completely primed and then had a wonderful lunch that Rhoda and her mom provided. Rhoda’s Mom made an amazingly delicious and homemade peach cobbler. Yummy!
The best part for me is that I got to meet some of my blogging idols and ask lots of questions. I learned more about blogging on this Saturday then I have learned in the whole 3 months since I have started. In addition to Rhoda, I also met Susan from Between Naps on the Porch, Connie from Sensible Redesign, Sheila from Plum Doodles, and Phyllis from Warwick Antiques and Accessories who has a booth at a Classy Flea in Marietta. What an amazing group of women and I feel honored to have met them.
Susan from Between Naps is the very first blog I ever followed and I was thrilled to meet her in person. She was my original inspiration to start blogging and I couldn’t wait to tell her so … hope she didn’t think I was crazy blogger stalker!
After leaving Rhoda’s, I picked up my family and headed to our high school’s state girls and boys lacrosse games. I am happy to report that Milton High School is now state champions in both Girl’s and Boy’s Lacrosse!! Yay!!! It was an exciting night. Our Girl’s Soccer team played after the lacrosse and also won the State Championship. It was a great night for our school and for the students!
Today’s post is about my tour of the 2012 Roswell Women’s Showcase Home. I was lucky enough to receive two tickets as a gift and brought a great friends with me! What a fantastic home – with such a great story! This home was built as a result of a fire that had burned the owner’s previous home to the ground. Luckily the family all got out and were not hurt – but it was unbelievable to see the house after the fire. Absolute devastation. This family was so deserving of this new stunning home.
I am going to do the tour in 4 parts since I took so many pictures of each floor. I don’t want to overwhelm anyone and believe me, you will want to take the time to really look at these pictures. The details in this home are breathtaking! Buckle your seat belts for the exterior and the part of the first floor -Here we go:
This is the exterior of this AH-MA-ZING farmhouse. I wish I got a picture of the large front yard and super long driveway so you could see how it sits on the lot. Just imagine a rolling green front yard with a white fence in the front – opening to a long driveway.
Approaching the sidewalk that leads to the welcoming front porch.
Side view as you are walking up to the front door.
One of the planters on the front porch. I love the rustic planter with the colorful flowers.
Can’t you just see yourself sitting in this Adirondack chair with a glass of sweet tea?
When you walk in the front door, this bench beckons you to sit down, take off your shoes and stay a while. Love the factory cart feel with the pallet sides and the vintage wheels.
This is the light fixture in the foyer. I love the pattern that shadows on the ceiling from this unique fixture.
To the left when you come into the door is the dining room. It definitely gets you excited for what is yet to come in this home. I love the hexagon table and the navy and white color decor.
You can really see the details of the table in this picture, but I really wanted to show you this simple centerpiece. An easy green plant in a simple galvanized metal planter. Doesn’t this look amazing for being so simple?
Great close up of the chandelier. I am not sure, but I am guessing this is from Currey & Co. It has that look and I LOVE fixtures from this company. The simple round mirror and heavy rustic trim adds to the casual sophistication of this room.
Drapery panels were simple but really pulled this room together. Fabric is gorgeous!
We continue to walk past the dining room and on our left are door into the pantry.
Can’t imagine having such an amazing room with a WINDOW for a pantry. I would just love it!
A couple more steps and we are in the kitchen. This kitchen is outstanding … they have forgotten nothing! This picture shows the chevron patterned back splash as well as the Black Absolute Honed Granite that is on the perimeter of this kitchen. I love all the windows – natural light in the kitchen is priceless.
A little closer look at the counter tops as well as the upper cabinet with the chicken wire inserts. I love chicken wire in cabinets in a farmhouse. I really wanted chicken wire in my cabinets but was scared away by them being a dust trap. I wish I would have re-thought this decision – I sure like the way it looks.
Right side of the kitchen with the commercial range and custom hood.
This is the GIGANTIC kitchen island. The top is Super White polished Quartzite from Stone Connection. It is a double thickness with a 1/8 inch bevel edge. Stunning!!
I don’t know if you can really tell from this picture, but this light fixture is HUGE!! Really … the biggest island fixture I have ever seen. Makes a statement for sure!
In front of the kitchen is the eating area. This is the fixture over the table. The light fixture is this home made my heart stop. They are like nothing I have ever seen and made me want to go home and rip every fixture I own out of the ceiling. I must learn how to control my envy !
Next to the kitchen and eating area is the mudroom. Of course this is not like any mudroom I have ever seen. I could live in this area – it is fabulous. I could really see myself sitting in this little desk nook working on my blog. **Sigh**
Mudroom cabinets. They must of had me in mind when they built these built in’s … 4 kids – 4 lockers. When can I move in? It is a little hard to see in this picture, but the lockers were the most beautiful gray/blue color.
Laundry room with tons of cabinets, counter space and yep … two dryers. Why did I never think of having two dryers? What a huge time saver!
Connected to the mudroom is the mudroom bath. It opens from both the mudroom on one side and out to the pool and patio on the other. I almost fainted when I saw this accent wall behind the mirror made from old barn wood. The turquoise color with distressing … what can I say?
From the other side. Check out the concrete sink. So cool!
Picture of the family over the toilet. The pictures are framed with the same wood that is on the accent wall. I love how it pulls those colors in on the other side of the bathroom. The walls are painted Gravel Gray by Benjamin Moore 2127-30.
I think instead of taking you out the other bathroom door to the outside, I am going to go back out the door I came in and take you to the family room. Don’t worry … we will go outside in my next post.
This is the family room. The entire first floor is one, big open room and I love it! I know it is difficult to see in these pictures, but the floors, woodwork and ceiling beams are all done in a bleached (also called pickled) oak. A super Scandinavian look and feel is when floors are bleached or pickled. It makes the wood grain come out and is perfect for those that want white, white, white but don’t want to paint the floors.
Really open but still cozy. Walls are painted in Benjamin Moore (BM) White Wisp 2137-70. This same color is also in the Mudroom, Entry and Laundry Room.
This picture is looking back into the kitchen. You can really tell how open the floor plan is from this picture. The “box” to the left is the dining room.
Super large coffee table. This thing was HUGE! I love how it is distressed – great for kids!
I am in total “lust” with this factory cart in the family room. Is someone trying to kill me in this house? This is so awesome!
The boat picture over the table with the reflection in the water bring the blue from the dining room over to the family room. It has such a relaxing feel.
This mirror sits to the left of the factory cart. Isn’t it amazing how the table is reflected in the mirror? I love the rustic look of the frame!!
This is the sofa table in the family room. Can you tell what the table top is made of?
Yep … an old door. You know how I love items that are reused as something different than their original purpose. This is perfection!
This is the vanity in the first floor powder bath. I have never seen anything like it … the drawers look like old crates.
The crates slide open and are so spacious! I am seriously dying y’all!
Have I piqued your interest enough yet? Stay tuned for Part 2 which includes the first floor Master Suite, Master Bath and the backyard. You will NOT be disappointed … It gets better and better.
See you on Tuesday – I am skipping Teach Me Tuesday this week so that I can bring you all 4 Parts of this home tour in order.
Hope your life is more Farmhouse Heaven than havoc!
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