There is something special about a home that is designed to be perfectly imperfect. Features and materials that others may assume to be too rustic or worn can be given a new lease on life when applied with a greater vision in mind. This approach can also provide practical benefits such as lowering building costs, an aspect that most homeowners would be glad to take advantage of. For Mark and Kelley Ash of Horton, Alabama, these are some of the reasons behind their unique interpretation of farmhouse living.
The original home was patterned after traditional shotgun-style architecture, with the two-story portion of the home being built just a few years before the 700-square-foot (65 sq. m) addition. Inspired by the colorful decorating style of Kelley's grandmother and a collection of folk art paintings, the home's interior displays a veritable rainbow of color. Even the salvaged wood elements, found in the kitchen, are awash in a sea of red, blue and brown. White shiplap covers the walls in the remainder of the home, with vintage and reclaimed furniture and accents providing pops of vibrant color. All of these elements combine to create a farmhouse that is truly one of a kind.
A first-floor living/dining room features a combination of white shiplap and repurposed wood applied to the walls, ceiling and kitchen cabinets.
Aged wood taken from Kelley's grandmother's home has been applied in a horizontal fashion to the walls of the kitchen.
A wood-burning stove in the dining room helps to keep the two-story portion of the home warm when the weather turns chilly.
A cozy feminine bedroom rests under the sloped ceilings of the home's second floor.
A wide hallway and a teal sliding door provide access to a boy's bedroom.
The interior of the room remains neutral with shiplap walls painted white.
A sectional door in the family room allows traffic to flow easily onto the back porch.
Just off the family room is the master suite, where a bed sits under a trio of small square windows and a reclaimed wood ceiling.
The master bathroom continues the home's rustic theme with light plywood flooring and a salvaged metal utility sink.
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