If you love the simplicity of white walls, rustic furniture and homespun accents, then this home is for you. Located in Kansas City, this suburban farmhouse is home to a family of five, with mom and blogger Amanda Watters at its head. Her style is natural and uncomplicated as it incorporates the architecture of the home with a serene color palette of soft whites, cool grays and warm woods. Thin strips of hardwood stained a medium-brown tone flow downstairs and up, a look that varies from the modern wide-plank flooring found in many homes.
The heart of the home is the kitchen with its white cabinetry and subway tile. A large butcher block island acts as a center point for the kitchen — a place for schoolwork, meal preparation and conversation. A nook in the corner of the kitchen is just large enough for a small table and some decorative wall decor. Windows are not in short supply in this home, and light fills the upstairs rooms. The master bedroom is outfitted with rows of large-paneled windows that allow soft morning light to flood in. Even the third-floor attic is bright and airy with its white floors, walls and ceilings. It's as though the home was designed to act as a canvas for the creativity of those who live inside, a place to dream and live unfettered by clutter and dark spaces.
The front of the home still boasts the original staircase, simply finished in lightly stained treads and white risers.
To accommodate this family of five, the dining room is outfitted with a large farmhouse table and contrasting black dining chairs.
A porcelain farmhouse sink is centered below a window to allow a view of the outdoors while prepping meals and cleaning up.
The white kitchen island is topped with a large slab of butcher block, a touch of wood that reflects the floor below.
This cozy kitchen corner has built-in seating and a cute square table.
The home's front door has been painted a glossy black that adds drama and draws the eye.
The family room feels warm and spacious with its white walls and curtains framing the paneled windows.
The master bedroom is located upstairs, where a spindle-frame bed acts as the focal point for the space.
An old army cot acts as a bench below a row of sunny windows.
The attic is full of hiding spaces and tiny nooks for play and relaxation.
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