How do you bring character and distinction to a brand new tract home that looks exactly like every fourth house on the block? This is the essential question on a project I’m working on, a 3,500 square foot home in Arizona. 3,500 square feet is alot of space to fill and with the triple digit weather for much of the year, the family of four will be spending lots of time indoors. Now that we have the basics in place: cabinetry, wall molding, floors, etc…I’m tackling this one room at a time.
The photo above is from Nuevo Estilo and is my inspiration room for this project. Midcentury Farmhouse is the general theme I have for the house and it fits the clients’ casual and stylish personalities. The long farmhouse table with white modern chairs are the main focus here. Since a big chunk of change will probably go into the farmhouse table from Restoration Hardware, we’ll probably substitute the Eames chairs with a less expensive option such as the Paul Loebach chairs from West Elm. We’re passing on the crystal chandelier and putting in two large white drum shades from Y LIghting, keeping a clean and modern look. It’ll be fun scouring thrift stores for the vintage French cupboard, and we’ll be painting the back piece and shelves Manor House Gray by Farrow & Ball (shown above). The Jersey Lily wallpaper from Osborne & LIttle (also shown above) will bring a rich pattern to the walls and a touch of formality.
Can’t wait to see this all come together!