Images captured by Brooke Davis
There’s nothing more charming than a beautiful home filled with brick, natural wood tones and a gorgeous, white kitchen. This welcoming farmhouse that belongs to @our_home_at_fountains brings the gorgeous, trendy décor while staying cozy and warm. Nothing says stately like columns on the front of the house; these dark beams against the cool brick gives the impression that the front porch is private. Shutters, painted a dusty grey for a pop of color that doesn’t take over the exterior, adds a touch of old-world charm.
Landscaping around a home can be frustrating and expensive; it takes a lot of work to make your yard look just like the magazines and/or it takes a lot of money to make it look like the magazines. Once it’s all planted, you still have to wait years for trees or shrubs to grow into the desired height. Planting smaller trees and shrubs like this beautiful house did takes care of most of your problem. While a budget may still be needed to be kept, adding small shrubs and simple perennials will make your curb-appeal envy-worthy and take the stress out of maintenance. Since they’re spaced evenly apart, they still look charming while growing into their larger selves. You can keep trimming them back to keep the look, or when they’re big enough, let them get shaggier, bumping into one another and acting as a living fence around the house.
White kitchens are big right now and for good reason: they never go out of style. Lindsay chose to go with concrete countertops on her perimeter countertops for several reasons: they were unique, easy to maintain and adding the perfect touch of warmth. While she made it clear they did not save them money, their ease of maintenance and unique touch were worth it. Just a personal note here, we have DIY’d concrete countertops several times and they are actually pretty easy to do and are very inexpensive. You can see our tutorial here. The reclaimed wood around the hood fan complements the farmhouse charm in this home and ties in the beams and mantel from the rest of the home. Touches of sunny, cheery yellows brightens up the place and add the perfect touch of color. The carved light fixtures draw your eyes upward and adds elegance to the heart of the home.
Island Countertop: Concrete
Island Dimensions: 11×5
Perimeter Countertops: River White Granite
Backsplash: Warm Grey Long Subway Tile
Picture window above stove top: Crackled Arabesque Tile
Cabinets: Wood Shaker Style
Appliances: Frigidaire Refrigerator and Freezer, Bosch ovens, stovetop, microwave, wine cooler, ice maker and dishwasher
Relaxed and comfortable, the living room greets you from the front door, welcoming you into a family home. A wood beam and brick opening separates the entrance from the living space, while keeping it feeling open. Nature takes center stage with brown leather chairs, sand-colored brick, and warm woods, but yellow striped pillows and bunches of lemons on the coffee table brings color and bright celebration into a neutral room.
Don’t be afraid to add décor in the bathroom! It may seem like it’s not needed, or you may let the tiles do the talking, but a simple sign like shown in this house’s bathroom adds a touch of whimsy and fun to a usually boring room. Art in the bathroom doesn’t have to be funny or sassy, you can add any of your favorite pieces, whether they’re serious or fun! Shiplap walls add dimension to an all-white color scheme. While a completely white room looks a little sterile, various textures and bold finishings can bring the ambiance back to warm and inviting, rather than cold and clinical. The glass enclosure next to the tub makes sure your extras, like your favorite book, don’t get wet and adds a lux look.
Countertops: Arctic White Quartz
Shower Walls: 12 x 24 Carrara Matte Tile
Shower Floor and Soap Box: Arabescato Herringbone Honed
Floor: Claybrook 7×40 Plank Fusion (Same tile flooring is in all bathrooms and laundry room)
Custom Mirrors above both vanities and full length mirror (built by trim team)
Tub: Vintage Tub and Bath
Fun feature: The bench under the window actually has two hinged doors that open on top to reveal hidden laundry baskets underneath. This helps them keep their laundry out of sight at all times.
Why not make your child’s room their own private oasis? This carved bed with storage comes complete with a window and a charming faux box of flowers! It’s the ultimate play and sleep place. Although, the punishment of sending your child to your room may be flawed in this house…
Outside, you can find the perfect BBQ area, complete with a laid back wood island and cement countertops. This outdoor kitchen is functional yet cool, ready for any get together.
All paint and stain colors throughout our home are Sherwin Williams.
All bedrooms – SW Light French Grey
Bathrooms – SW On the rocks
All Trim and cabinets – SW Extra white
Kitchen / Dining / Living / Entryway / Hallways – True White
Laundry room – True White
My daughter’s ceiling and the dollhouse awnings in her room: SW Extra White
Wood beam stain color: Provincial (interior and exterior beams)
Front door: Provincial
Other Doors and Barn Door: Sp Walnut
Master bedroom ceiling: Sp Walnut
Porch ceiling stain (front and back): E Am
Laundry counter and open shelving: sp walnut
Main guest bath counter and mirror: sp walnut
Office: cabinets extra white and desk top and shelves sp walnut stain.
Pantry door: Extra white with chalkboard paint on exterior side only
Exterior painted brick: Alabaster
Trim and siding: Maison Blanche
Garage doors and shutters: Summit Grey
Wood Floors: Old World Unfinished – York (Engineered Hardwood)
Tile Floors (bathrooms and laundry room) – Claybrook Plank Fusion
From the homeowner: Our pool is one of my favorite features because we worked with our builder to custom design it. I am all about “clean lines” when it comes to design so I knew this pool needed to have a modern feel to it – and rectangular pools just scream clean and modern to me for some reason. I love the square steps in the shallow end as well as the tanning ledge with umbrella holder (the perfect spot for the kids to play!)
We included the three barstools in the shallow end to give guests extra seating in the pool and a good place to sit and converse with people that aren’t in the pool. There’s also a small seat in the corner of the deep end. At its deepest point, the pool is only six feet deep.
One thing we made sure to include on our floor plans during the design process was a half bath by the pool! We have a door leading to the third car garage (where we have another refrigerator and where we store all of our pool floats for easy access) and also a door leading to the half bath, right by the shallow end of the pool. Nothing is more frustrating that soaking wet guests going in and out of the house to use the restroom. Having the half bath outside allows them easy access to a bathroom – without getting our floors inside the house wet!
Thank you for joining me for a tour of this beautiful home! Make sure to follow Lindsay on Instagram to see more of her gorgeous home!