This is definitely a throw back Thursday at it’s finest. We shot this house back in the summer of 2019. This was actually one of the first homes we fully staged for open houses and shot with our photographer Lauren. We’ve definitely come a long way with design, ideas, and overall execution, but this house is still so pretty we just had to share. When designing this house we wanted to create a space that had coastal vibes, clean lines, but still felt overall traditional. We also we’re super inspired to play with pops of color. Keep scrolling to see what we mean!
The exterior of this house marries coastal and traditional style with it’s full-shake siding, gray paint color, exposed truss tails and gridded windows. This plan is a courtyard layout which is nice change from your typical Iowa ranch plan with a front-facing garage. The exterior paint color is Sea Haze at 50% by Benjamin Moore. This means that we used only 50% or half of the color.
This home has a large double door entry that definitely calls for an entry table moment. This particular entry table we had custom made in white oak.
The Living Room
We love an open-concept space and this layout provides just that. Large 7′ windows let light pour in from both the living room and dining room space. We used fairly neutral pieces to let the bold built-ins steal the show.
The Living Room Shelves
We are officially ready to share the color of these built-ins. It took us such a long time and so many paint samples to find the perfect color we were dreaming up in our head. Drum roll please… The color of these cabinets are Wellfleet by Portola paints our of Los Angeles.
The Kitchen & Dining Room
The kitchen, living and dining room are spaced out in a triangle design—all open to one another. This meant they all needed to coordinate really well. Like the living room, we kept the overall furnishings clean and neutral in tone. Our favorite way to create interest in an all-white space is to add texture with the decor, bar stools and even the trim work.
We wanted to keep the coastal vibe consistent throughout the house and the master bathroom was no exception. We tied the marble kitchen backslash in with the marble bathroom floor but warmed it up with a woven pendant over the tub.
THE BASEMENT BAR
If there is a place in your house to have a little fun, we definitely think it’s the bar. We tiled the back of the bar island with a pattern and topped of the white design with wood shelving and woven stools.
The mudroom is another place we like to play with color and after we finally found the perfect color for the built-ins we knew we wanted to tie it into another space.
Paint & Stain:
- Exterior Body Color: Sea Haze at 50% by Benjamin Moore
- Exterior Trim Color: Extra White by Sherwin Williams
- Wall Color: Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore
- Trim Color: Alpine White paint match
- Upper Built-in’s: Alpine White paint match
- Lower Built-in’s: Wellfleet by Portola
- Living Room Beams: Custom white wash stain
- Master Bath Shiplap: Alpine White paint match
- Kitchen Shelves: Custom white wash stain
- Kitchen: Misterio by Vicostone
- Master Bath: Misterio by Vicostone
- Kitchen: CKF, Color: Alpine White
- Master Bath: CKF, Color: River Rock
Flooring & Tile:
- Wood Flooring: Hallmark, Ventura Collection, Color: Seashell
- Carpet: Cape Cod, Color: Silver Lining
- Kitchen Backsplash: 3×6 marble subway tile
- Master Bathroom Floor and Shower Floor: 3×3 marble hex
- Master Shower Walls + Soapbox: 4×12 ultra bright white subway tile
- Basement Bar Backsplash: 3×6 ultra bright white subway tile
- Basement Bar Floor Tile: 12×24 Union, Color: Ice
- Back of Basement Bar Island Tile: InterCeramic Union Square, Fisher tile