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Entryway ideas In our entryway we chose to use three large stainless steel pendants that are also in our kitchen, instead of one chandelier. One of the things that we loved when we saw our house for the first time was all the glass and the large window above the front door #entryway

 

Happy December, my wonderful friends!!! Wow, December?! Am I the only feeling this way? This year went by too fast and the older I get the more I see that I can’t waste my time. We must enjoy life, do what we REALLY love and make memories surrounded by the important people in our lives. The rest, my friends… is the rest. Focus on the beautiful side of life, because that’s what really matters. Dwelling on the small stuff becomes a waste of your precious life and it’s not worth it. Start this week knowing what you want and you want all the Good Things life can offer you. You are deserving of that! 🙂

Now, let’s focus on a really great person? Meet this talented and kind homeowner, Elizabeth Bear from @elizabethbeardesigns. This is the type of home that you get into and all types of stress starts to run away… the white interiors really create a positive vibe that feels heavenly. Here, she gives us more details about her style:

“What an honor to be featured on the @homebunch blog. I am Elizabeth, as some of you know, and live in the Denver suburbs. I never went to design school to get a degree as a designer, but have always been drawn to it. After college I went into the corporate world and then accidentally fell into the creative side of life and have never looked back. (It wasn’t a surprise since from the moment I can remember as a child, I have always loved creativity.)

Fast forward, in a nutshell, after college I was married, we were happy, he unexpectedly passed away, I was heartbroken, several years later my college sweetheart, who was divorced, and I, crossed paths, quickly fell in love, got married, and I moved from Massachusetts to Colorado where he lived with his three children who he had half of the time. We love adventure, traveling, road trips, snow skiing, family and friends.”

Read more below…

 

Beautiful Homes of Instagram

Foyer Lighting High Ceiling Foyer Lighting with pendants Great idea Pendant Lighting Foyer Lighting High Ceiling Foyer Lighting #FoyerLighting #HighCeilinglighting #Foyer #Lighting

When looking for a home together, it was important that it worked for our new family of five. We immediately knew we had found our home when we walked inside. We loved the bones, but it wasn’t an open floor plan, modern or updated. Between my love for interior design and my husband’s ability to do or know what ideas could be done, based on headers and such, we knew we could make it ours. The day we purchased it we opened the door with a hammer and scraper in hand and began renovating. We are still chipping away at it and appreciate each time we check one more space or project off the list.

Planter is West Elm Radius Planter (which we spray painted white to go with the white buffet).

Lighting: rh – similar here.

Decor

Mid-century sideboard Foyer with Mid-century sideboard, fiddle tree plants and large front door with glass Mid-century sideboard Mid-century sideboard #Midcenturysideboard #Midcentury #sideboard #foyer

In our entryway we chose to use three large stainless steel pendants that are also in our kitchen, instead of one chandelier. One of the things that we loved when we saw our house for the first time was all the glass and the large window above the front door.

Sideboard: West Elm white buffet (Elizabeth replaced the hardware).

Wooden planter: Local store – similar here & here.

Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist Paint color is Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist in satin is on all of our walls Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist #BenjaminMooreBalboaMist

Paint color is Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist in satin is on all of our walls.

Sky Beads Blue dot pillows: Hable.

White linen pillow with gray circles: Erin Flett.

Similar Basket: here.

Similar Stool: here, here & here.

Similar Fiddle Tree: here.

Living Room

Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist To give the home a modern look and to showcase our art, we picked a warm light gray to paint all the walls in the entire house, Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist #BenjaminMooreBalboaMist

To give the home a modern look and to showcase our art (mostly all from family and friends), we picked a warm light gray to paint all the walls in the entire house, with the exception of the master bedroom which we chose a warm white. All of the trim and doors throughout are a bright crisp white. The house gets a lot of natural light so the warm gray walls, bright white trim, and light natural hardwood floor add to the brightness. Because of all of the natural light and the modern look we chose only to use white roller shades that blend into the window trim.

White cotton pillow: Ikea – similar here.

Art Gallery Inspiration

Art Gallery Inspiration Artwork against neutral wall color, Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist #artwork #BenjaminMoore #BalboaMist

I love how much color and interest Elizabeth’s art brings to this space.

Comfort Roll Sofa: Pottery Barn.

Watercolor art: Memory Lane Creative – Similar Here.

Faux shearling chair: HomeGoods – similar here & here.

Gray velvet pillows: HomeGoods – similar here.

Gray faux fur pillows: HomeGoods – similar here.

Gray velvet lumbar pillow: CB2.

White Martini table: West Elm.

Pillow

Balboa Mist by benjamin Moore works with color and neutral furniture #balboamistBenjaminMoore

White linen and gray velvet striped pillow: Erin Flett.

Chairs

Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore Soothing neutral paint color perfect to sell homes Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore #BalboaMistOC27BenjaminMoore #homesellingpaintcolors

Chair are Pottery Barn – similar here & here (such a comfy chair & sofa!).

Similar Tree Stump Accent Table: here.

Ceiling

Best Paint Colors to Sell Homes Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore Helps to sell any type of home because it works with any type of flooring and gives an updated feel to an older home Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore #BalboaMist #OC27 #BenjaminMoore #BestPaintColorstoSellHomes

A drywaller came in and smoothed out the textured ceilings and touched up any marks from the removal of the wallpaper.

Layered Rugs

Layered Rug ideas How to layer rugs Perfect for a winter look Layered rugs #LayeredRugs

Gray cowhide area rug: Cb2.

Large round gray rug custom made – similar here, here & here.

Floor lamp: CB2.

Coffee Table Decor

White Decor Coffee table white decor White Decor Coffee table white decor books ceramic #WhiteDecor #Coffeetable #coffeetabledecor

I love the simplicity of this vignette.

Ceramics are from CB2 and West Elm.

Kitchen

White kitchen paint color Benjamin Moore Decorators White White kitchen paint color Benjamin Moore Decorators White White kitchen paint color Benjamin Moore Decorators White #Whitekitchen #whitekitchenpaintcolor #BenjaminMooreDecoratorsWhite

When we designed the kitchen we wanted a large island for prepping meals and gathering with family and friends. We asked that the Caesarstone countertop go as large as possible without having a seam.

Counterstools: Crate & Barrel.

Lighting: Restoration Hardware Harmon Collection pendants – similar here.

Large white wall clock was orange and we painted it white discontinued – CB2

Range

Decorators White by Benjamin Moore Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color

Range: Wolf – similar: here.

Backsplash

 The backsplash we used was a small clear glass tile (similar here & here) we stacked for a modern look, and used stainless steel appliances, lighting and counter height chairs.

Caesarstone countertop – discontinued pattern.

Renovated complete kitchen with Aspen Leaf Kitchens.

Toaster: Generation Classic 4-slice Dualit toaster.

Refrigerator and dishwasher: Jenn-air

Hardware

Kitchen Hardware The hardware that we chose throughout the house on the cabinets is a simple bar that we used on the drawers and cabinets to give it a modern and clean look #kitchen #hardware #cabinethardware

The hardware that we chose throughout the house on the cabinets is a simple bar that we used on the drawers and cabinets to give it a modern and clean look.

Hardware: RH – similar here.

Cabinetry

Kitchen Renovation Also tied into the kitchen renovation was removing an old bar area and replacing it with a floor to ceiling storage cabinet #kitchenrenovation #kitchenreno #kitchencabinetrenovation

Also tied into the kitchen renovation was removing an old bar area and replacing it with a floor to ceiling storage cabinet. We also replaced all the shelving in a walk in pantry to match the shelving in the kitchen cabinets.

Planter: here.

Wall Paint Color

Kitchen wall and cabinet paint colors Wall paint color Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27 and cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Decorators White You simply can't go wrong with these two colors for wall and cabinetry Keep it in mind #kitchen #paintcolor #BenjaminMooreBalboaMistOC27 #BenjaminMooreDecoratorsWhite

Wall paint color Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27.

Breakfast Room

Breakfast room banquette with storage Kitchen renovation with Breakfast room banquette storage Breakfast room banquette with storage #Breakfastroom #banquettewithstorage #kitchenrenovation

We also built a window bench and low cabinets on either side so we had additional space to eat or play games.

Chairs & Pillows

White Panton chairs Modern White Panton chairs Breakfast room with White Panton chairs #WhitePantonchairs #Pantonchair

White Panton chairs: Design With Reach.

Pillows and window bench cushion I made using white Belgian linen tablecloth from West Elm.

View

Interior columns How to build an interior columns without obscuring the space Interior column ideas #Interiorcolumns

View from kitchen island towards the family room and dining room. This is a great way to build interior columns without obscuring the spaces.

Wall

Removing interior walls One of the best things we did to our home, a game changer, was to remove the wall between the dining room and family room. This opened up the sight line on the entire first floor #removinginteriorwalls #removingwalls #reno #remodel #renovation

One of the best things we did to our home, a game changer, was to remove the wall between the dining room and family room. This opened up the sight line on the entire first floor. You can now enjoy the wood burning fireplace from the kitchen, family room, and dining. To give “some” definition between the rooms, we built half walls with columns.

 Christmas Tree

Birch Christmas trees

Birch Christmas trees: Crate & Barrel.

Dining Room

Cherry wood Basic Extension Dining Table/Vermont Furniture: Circle Furniture – similar here & here.

Decor

BM Balboa Mist Dining Room Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist BM #BMBalboaMist #BalboaMistBenjaminMoore #BenjaminMoore

Glass Pendants: discontinued (Simon Pearce) – Other Beautiful Glass Pendants: here, here, here & here (large).

Tree candles: Crate & Barrel.

Dishes: Crate & Barrel.

Flour sack napkins: Target.

Custom white hutch.

Dining Chairs

Modern Dining Chair Plastic with metal base dining chair Modern dininh chair #moderndiningchair #plasticdiningchair

White dining chairs : InMod – similar here.

Cutting board accessory: West Elm.

Large white planter: West Elm.

Flooring

Hardwood Flooring Renovation We removed all the carpeting and had the stained wood floors sanded down to their natural light color Hardwood Flooring Renovation #HardwoodFlooring #Renovation

There was wallpaper in almost every room (which we removed) and dark wood trim in some places. On the first floor the kitchen, dining room, hallway, and powder room had stained wood floors. The living room, the office, the family room, and the stair treads all had wall to wall carpeting. We removed all the carpeting and had the stained wood floors sanded down to their natural light color, replaced the carpeting with matching natural hardwood on the floor, built new stair treads to match the floor and polyurethaned them with a colorless satin water base so they wouldn’t yellow.

Similar hardwood flooring: here & here.

Chair

Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore goes with any type of hardwood flooring, light or dark

White leather womb chair and ottoman: Rove Concepts – similar here.

Ski Lodge pillow: HomeGoods – similar here.

Family Room

Fireplace Renovation When we moved in the fireplace was red brick from the floor all the way to the top of the vaulted ceiling Fireplace Renovation Fireplace Renovation #FireplaceRenovation #FireplaceReno #Renovation

When we moved in the fireplace was red brick from the floor all the way to the top of the vaulted ceiling. We had the top ⅔’s sheet rocked and the bottom ⅓ and hearth covered in a riverstone and my husband built a shaker style mantle that we didn’t have before. When we aren’t using the fireplace we put a panel, that we DIY’d, in the opening of the fireplace to look like stacked wood.

Faux gray fur blanket in fog: rh – similar here.

Cowhide rug- similar here, here & here.

Metal bins: similar here.

Velvet/linen pillows in the fireplace opening: West Elm.

Sofa

Modern Living Room Neutral Modern living room #ModernLivingRoom #Neutrallivingroom #livingroom

Gray chair, and couch discontinued: West Elm.

White linen pillow with stripes: Erin Flett.

Faux gray fur pillows in fog: rh – similar here.

Coffee Table

White Jelly Bean Goop coffee table White Jelly Bean Goop coffee table #WhiteJellyBeanGoop #goopcoffeetable #coffeetable

White Jelly Bean Goop coffee table: CB2.

Trim Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White The trim is Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White #BenjaminMooreDecoratorsWhite

The trim is Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White.

Color

Artwork Home Gallery Ideas

Artwork is by family and friends.

Stair Reno Ideas

Stair Renovation We removed the carpeted treads and my husband suggested installing a thicker stair tread to give it a more modern look. We also replaced the turned newels and spindle balusters with a simple craftsman box newels and square baluster style #Stairrenovation #stair #renovation

Going back to the stairs. We removed the carpeted treads and my husband suggested installing a thicker stair tread to give it a more modern look. We also replaced the turned newels and spindle balusters with a simple craftsman box newels and square baluster style.

Home Office

Home Office Renoavtion In the office space we designed a desk and floor to ceiling cabinets as his work space and then on the other side of the room we made a sitting area for clients #homeofficerenovation #officerenovation

 In the office space we designed a desk and floor to ceiling cabinets as his work space and then on the other side of the room we made a sitting area for clients.

Sitting Area

We framed a large mirror in the same trim as the window to give the effect of two windows in the room

We framed a large mirror in the same trim as the window to give the effect of two windows in the room.

Pottery Barn Square upholstered loveseat and chair: Pottery Barn.

Gray velvet/linen pillows: West Elm.

Coffee table and side table discontinued: Crate & Barrel – similar here.

Area rug: West Elm.

Office Chair

Benjamin Moore Decorators White The same painted white shaker cabinets in the kitchen were used to rebuild my husband’s office built-ins and a desk Benjamin Moore Decorators White #BenjaminMooreDecoratorsWhite

The same painted white shaker cabinets in the kitchen were used to rebuild my husband’s office built-ins and a desk.

Aeron Polished Black Classic desk chair: Design Within Reach.

Hardware: similar here.

Bathroom

Shaker style Bathroom Linen Cabinet Shaker style Bathroom Linen Cabinet Ideas Shaker style Bathroom Linen Cabinet Shaker style Bathroom Linen Cabinet #Shakerstyle #Bathroom #batrhoomcabinet #LinenCabinet

One other space we renovated on the first floor was our bathroom. We redid the shower with a riverstone floor matching the riverstone on the fireplace, put in a seamless glass shower door, and replaced the cabinet doors to match the kitchen shaker style.

Hardware: RH – similar here.

Tiling

Bathroom Renovation Shower Tile We redid the shower with a riverstone floor tile and white subway tile Bathroom Renovation Shower Tile #BathroomRenovation #ShowerTile

I am loving the neutral/timeless tile choices. This is is something that will never go out of style.

Similar Tiling: Floor Tile & Wall Tile.

Master Bedroom

Benjamin Moore Decorators White Benjamin Moore Decorators White Benjamin Moore Decorators White #BenjaminMooreDecoratorsWhite

Upstairs we replaced the old wall to wall carpeting throughout the hallway and bedrooms with new gray wall to wall carpeting to keep it cozy. We brought the same color scheme from downstairs upstairs and just finished painting the master bedroom a warm white. We have yet to do the master bath.

Two gray ottomans discontinued: West Elm – Other Beautiful Ottomans: here & here.

Area rug: CB2.

Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Simply White Benjamin Moore Simply White The master bedroom wall is a satin Benjamin Moore Simply White White bedroom paint color Benjamin Moore Simply White #BenjaminMooreSimplyWhite

The master bedroom wall is a satin Benjamin Moore Simply White.

Framed art: Art to Frames.

Bedding

Benjamin Moore Simply White The master bedroom wall is a satin Benjamin Moore Simply White Benjamin Moore Simply White

Bed linens: West Elm (highly recommended bedding!) & Brookelinen.

Faux shearling pillows: Pottery Barn.

Gray and white circle throw: Anthropologie (on sale!).

Birch Christmas tree: Crate & Barrel.

Outdoors

Home Reno Small Ideas that make a big difference Near the built in window was an old slider that we removed and replaced with two glass atrium doors that open outward, to give us more room in the kitchen, onto the patio #homereno

Near the built in window was an old slider that we removed and replaced with two glass atrium doors that open outward, to give us more room in the kitchen, onto the patio.

Patio

Patio Off Kitchen My husband built teak stairs filling out the entire space from one side of the door frame all the way to the other with two steps down to the patio #patio

Our patio got a little love, too. We left the cement foundation, however, we stained it gray. Remember the atrium doors from the kitchen out to the patio… they used to open up onto one small cement step. My husband built teak stairs filling out the entire space from one side of the door frame all the way to the other with two steps down to the patio. We also removed the drop ceiling and now have a vaulted ceiling with tongue and groove pine. In addition, we framed out the stilt columns to make them large, matching the columns in the house.

We also removed all of the landscaping around the exterior of the house, which was overgrown, and have replaced it with new trees and boxwoods.

Home-Sweet-Home

Home-Sweet-Home Home-Sweet-Home Home-Sweet-Home Home-Sweet-Home #HomeSweetHome

I am not a trend follower unless I really love an item or style. Many things circle back around so if I am constantly chasing the latest “it” thing, my home never feels at peace. My advice is to follow your heart not the trends! Not all rules are made to follow in designing a dream home, it’s just a matter of figuring out the best path for you to get there.

Thanks for reading and being interested in our home renovation journey…more to come on my @elizabethbeardesigns as we complete other projects.

xo

Elizabeth

 

Many thanks to Elizabeth for sharing all of the details above. Make sure to follow elizabethbeardesigns on Instagram for more inspiration!

 

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