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Timber Trails Farmhouse Tour

Timber Trails is blazing a new trail in the home construction world. Rather than having to pick a house, choose your designs and wait a year for it to be built, Timber Trails owner Brian Taylor brought in Julie Howard as an in-house designer. This partnership allows home buyers to feel like they are purchasing a custom home without the long wait.

Julie has been designing homes for years and, with three children of her own, has a grasp on the intricacies of family living. Their homes are not just beautifully designed but highly functional. From coffered ceilings and shiplap to large mudrooms and spacious kitchens, these ready built homes boast the latest design trends with no need to wait to move in! As we tour one of their amazing homes today, you will see the detail that goes into every space of their homes.

With a white exterior contrasted with the black roof and windows, this home is a classic modern farmhouse. Using metal roofing over just the porches not only adds visual interest but is a very cost effective way to incorporate metal. Stunning four lite black windows and front door are the perfect choice for the modern farmhouse look. Incorporating traditional barn door X’s on their garage door continues the farmhouse aesthetic.

Exterior Paint Color: James Hardie Arctic White Siding

Front Door: Benjamin Moore Black

Windows: Andersen

Porch and Garage Lights: Sutter Creek

Planters: Similar Here, taller one here

Who needs grand staircases, two-story vaults or large picture windows to make a gorgeous foyer? With opulent wallpaper, luxurious gold finishes and dramatic lighting, this foyer steps away farmhouse aesthetic we saw outside and sets the tone for the modern, sophisticated interior decor we are about to see.

Trim: Benjamin Moore Simply White (this is used throughout the house)

Sconces: Edie

Accent Mirror: Similar here

Rug: Similarhere,here,here


Accent Table: Similar here, here, here or here

Stool: West Elm

While this home already has one office, Julie chose to stage the formal dining room as a second office to show the flexibility of the space. In both rooms statement walls, coffered ceilings and magnificent lighting reflect a sophisticated aesthetic that is both dramatic and refined.

Dark Office:

Dark Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain

Sconces: 1800Lighting

Nailhead Accent Chairs: Similar here

Brass Chandelier: Markos

Similar Rug: Pottery Barnor Here Wall Art: Crate and Barrel

Light Office:

Chandelier: Here

Painting: Similar

or here

Planters: Similarhere or here

Plant: Similar here

Chairs: Similar here

Rug: Similar here, here or here

*Both Desks are custom built by Palos Fine Carpentry

and topped with Caesarstone

Just off the foyer is a long hallway that connects the main rooms of the house. How adorable is this built in seating area at the end of it? I can totally envision one of my girls curled up with a good book in her hand in this sweet little nook. This is one of the little details that make Timber Trail’s homes feel like a custom home!

Rug: Similar here

or Kristyn fromViolet Vintage Rugs can help you find a perfect authentic vintage rug

Console Table: Similar here or here

Mirror: Similarhereorhere

Sconce: Similar here or here

Throw Pillows: Similar

here, or

Chandelier: Girard Hex Lantern

A build in buffet in the hallway between the kitchen and the dining room provides a perfect spot to display food or drinks when entertaining. I love the custom detailing on the buffet like the split turning legs that give it a truly custom feel. Changing the wood floors to a herringbone pattern in this area added visual interest and defined this space as more than just a pass through.

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Classic Grey

Sconce: 1800Lighting

Buffet: Similar here,here orhere

Buffet Color: Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain

Rug: Check with Violet Vintage Rugs

While the perimeter cabinetry is standard white, that is about the only thing standard in this sleek, stylish gourmet kitchen! Choosing to paint the island in Iron Mountain provides visual interest. Glass front cabinetry allows beautiful dishes to be displayed without installing the more trendy floating shelves. Top of the line appliances with a very spacious cooktop makes this every home chef’s dream kitchen. Furniture fronts on the appliances give the kitchen a seamless look.

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Classic Gray OC 23

Cabinet Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Barstools: Wayfair

Countertop: White Quartz by Caesarstone

Island Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain

Marble Tray: Similar here

Backsplash: Here or here

Chandeliers above island: Houzz

Cabinet Pulls: Here

Cabinet Knobs: Here

Appliance Pulls: Here

Swing Arm Sconce:Here or here

Pitcher: McGee & Co

I cannot get enough of the leaded windows in the breakfast nook! They add so much character and act as a statement wall. The built in bench provides maximum seating and charm and is yet another example of how every detail in this home was carefully planned.


Chair: Similar here

Table: Here

Rug: Similar hereorhere

With elegant furnishings, this living room reflects the sophisticated feel created throughout the home. However, the built in seating and daybed are lovely additions that add a cozy element to the room. Perfect symmetry and balance from every angle combined with the layering of textures and finishes complete this beautifully decorated space.

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Classic Grey

Fireplace Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Sconces: 1800Lighti

Fireplace Tile: Similar but smaller here, bigger but with gray streaks here

Mirror: Similar here

Display Cabinets: Crate and Barrel

Daybed: Similar here

Nesting Tables: Similarhere

Chairs: Custom Upholstered, similar shapes here and here

Drapes: Similar here

Chandelier: 1800lighting

Rug: Similar here or here

I cannot get enough of these corbels! Out all of the beauty in this house, this unique way of incorporating some of the most gorgeous corbels I have ever seen enraptured me. Pairing them with yet another leaded glass window and gold fixtures, I don’t think you could have a more gorgeous powder room!

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows

Similar Tray: World Market


Sink: Similar here

Sconce: Similar here

Baskets:Similar here or here

This laundry room shows us that you do not have to sacrifice style for function! With an abundance of natural light, ample cabinetry to both hide product and display items, lots of counter space and a large sink, this laundry room elevates a normally mundane space to a place of beauty.

Cabinetry: Aristokraft Cabinets painted Stone Grey

Flooring: Similar here

Sink: Similar at Wayfair

Faucet: Similar here

Subway Tile: Similar here

Pendant Light: Pottery Barn

Runner: Rejuvenation

Home Zone! As a homeschooling mother of four children, this space calls my name! Adorable cubbies to keep sports equipment, shoes and jackets perfectly organized and ready to go plus, a perfect corner to keep all craft supplies perfectly organized. I could also see this being a great place to do gift wrapping!

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Black

Mudroom Cubbies and Trim: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Cabinet Pulls: Similar here

Pendant Light: Similar here, here or here

Greeting you at the top of the stairs is this adorable foyer space. With a cozy chair and soothing color palette, this comfortable nest is a lovely addition to the home.

Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Classic Gray

Back of Bookcase: Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain

Lights Over Bookcase: 1800Lighting

Metal Disk: Similar here

Entry Table: Crate&Barrel

Similar here

Sconces: Neiman MarcusSimilar here orhere

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Courtyard Green

Wallpaper: Serena & Lily

Chandelier: Basil Pendant

Bedding: Serena & Lily

Natural Pillows: Pottery Barn

Wood Bench: Target

Headboard: Similar here

Nightstands: Serena and Lily

Rug: Similar here

Chairs:Ikea -Come in black, designer painted them white

Mirrors: Similar here

Pink Bedroom

Trim Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Lamp: Similar here or here

Rug: Similarhere

Chandelier: Here

End Tables: Similar here, here or here

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Royal Fuchsia

Mirror: Similar here

Sconces: Pottery Barn

Drawer Pulls: Similar here

These adorably precious nursery is just perfect for a sweet baby girl!

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Wild Aster

Coffee Table: Similarhere

Mirror: Similar here

Lamp: Similarhere

Nightstand: Wayfair

Dresser: Wayfair

Rug: Target

Stars on Wall: Horchow

Crib: Wayfair

Wall Paper: Anthropologie

Jack and Jill Bathroom

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Gray Owl

Master Bedroom

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Classic Grey

Blue Color: Benjamin Moore Newburyport Blue

Dresser in Sitting Area: Wayfair

Wall Sconce: Visual Comfort

Blue and White Jars: Similarhere

Clover Shaped Mirrors: Similar here

Coffee Table: Wayfair

Mirror: Similar here

Rug: Purchased at Home Goods- Similar one here

Chandelier: Visual Comfort

Wall Sconce in Office Area: Visual Comfort

Wallpaper: Maze from Thibaut in Navy

Tear Drop Mirror: Similar here

Chandelier: Visual Comfort

Master Bath

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Newburyport Blue

Chandelier: One Kings Lane

Mirrors: Similarhere

How absolutely adorable are these three cozy spaces in this house? The Victorian home my grandmother lived in when I was growing up had little spaces like these and I remember loving them so much! I would curl up in them with a good book and snuggle the afternoon away!

Rug in front of stairs: Rejuvenation

Sconce in space under the stairs:1800Lighting


One thing that struck me about the design of this house is the two very distinct living areas. Upstairs is elegant and refined while the basement living space feels more comfortable and livable. You could host a fun, exciting party downstairs without worrying about messing up your main living area. The downstairs space has an open layout made for entertaining, but the exposed trusses and fieldstone fireplace keep it feeling rustic, warm and welcoming.


Shiplap Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Metal Disc Wall Art: Crate and Barrel

Lighting: Visual Comfort

Living Area

Chair: Similar here or here


Cabinetry Color: Benjamin Moore Black



Handles: Similar here or here

Barstools:Belle & June

Pendant Lighting: 1800Lighting

Eating Area

Paint Color on Walls: Benjamin Moore Classic Gray

Dining Table: Similar here

Linear Chandelier: 1800Lighting