If you were to take the time to delve into the many styles encompassed in interior design you would discover that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. This is certainly true when it comes to farmhouse design, from French Country to Modern Rustic, there are a number of directions to take. However, while homeowners, designers and decorators may disagree on what constitutes the "perfect" country home, it does not necessarily mean that any of those approaches are wrong but simply a matter of personal preference.
When Paige Thornton purchased this restful retreat in the countryside outside Florence, Alabama she knew that it would require some changes to align it with her particular design style. Traditional exterior finishes such as white siding, contrasting shutters and conventional shingles were swapped out for a fiber cement Board and Batten siding and a white metal roof. The brick porch was painted a deep charcoal and industrial lanterns were hung on either side of new custom double doors. The home's interior was brightened up with neutral color palette of white and warm wood tones and shiplapped walls can be seen throughout the space. The transformation is truly breathtaking.
The dark grey porch floors aids in grounding the white Board and Batten siding, as well as the white metal roof above.
Open sight lines and an open concept feel allow natural light to flow throughout the home's spaces.
Large patio doors in the living room provide allow easy access to an additional outdoor living space.
A wood-burning fireplace draws the home's owners and pets to the living room on those chilly Alabama evenings.
A multitude of horizontal lines in the kitchen area add a touch of modernity to main floor.
Just off the kitchen a small space was eked out for a cozy coffee bar.
The dining room walls also showcase a shiplap treatment while a white antler chandelier draws attention to the dining area.
The formal dining room features a unique wood and metal table accented by a custom 60" round mirror.
A traditional handrail is replaced by a modern glass and metal one that reflects the light that streams in through the adjacent window.
White walls and rafters provide a clean canvas for the upstairs den.
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