Sonya learned two important lessons from her dad who was a builder. First, he taught her how not to be afraid of power tools. Second, he showed her the importance of knowing how to do things for herself. It’s no wonder, therefore, that she was very involved in the entire process when it was time to build her dream home.
This farmhouse, which is home to Sonya, her husband, and their two kids, has 4 bedrooms and 3-½ baths. The building journey began with Sonya taking an existing floor plan and tweaking it a bit to suit her and her family’s needs. A few of the changes made to the original floor plan were extending the front porch to its full length as well as increasing its depth, removing a few windows and making the front door larger by making it a double door.
Several changes were also made in the interiors such as adding a hallway and a bonus room over the garage. When it was time to paint the exteriors, Sonya chose Sherwin Williams in Pure White whereas the interior walls were done in Sherwin Williams First Star.
Start or end the day by sipping your favorite cup of coffee or tea outside on the porch while sitting on rocking chairs from the Troutman Chair Co. At night, this space is illuminated by an Aztec Lighting Transitional three-light Olde Bronze Pendant from Overstock. Both the wooden door and wooden ceiling were stained using Miniwax’s in Provincial color. The decorative wreaths on the wall and door – as well as the touch of greenery in planters by the doorstep – add to the welcoming and relaxing vibe.
The couch is usually the centerpiece in most living rooms and this one is no exception. Sonya wanted something in a light color that suits the airy space. Different-sized pillows are done in matching colors and a couple in dark blue add a nice contrast to the subdued hues. The dark brown wooden chest serves as a coffee table in the middle. A lightly patterned rug anchors the pieces together. Having a ceiling fan is a wise choice for cooling an area of this size.
You can create a space in your home that reflects your family history by gathering pieces that have a special significance. Sonya's dad and her husband made this finely crafted wooden dining table, whereas the mismatched chairs came from her grandparents. In the center of the table, Sonya placed an antique dough bowl that came from the catering company she used to own. The buffet table fits perfectly in the alcove built to size for it. A geometric pendant lighting fixture adds a modern touch to this room.
This predominantly white kitchen is a refreshing sight. The cabinets were painted with Benjamin Moore in Frostine. The silver colored appliances, namely the microwave, the oven and refrigerator, complement the overall white tone. The door in the background, painted with Sherwin Williams in Peppercorn, adds another dimension in terms of color. A red patterned rug from Home Depot acts as an accent on the gorgeous new growth heart pine flooring.
This 80-by-40 island provides a lot of additional counter space when Sonya prepares meals in the kitchen. The white color scheme extends to the countertop whereas the lower part of the island is painted in Benjamin Moore in Hale Navy. The four-light Antique Black Lantern Chandelier Glass Cylinders from Overstock that hangs overhead provides adequate lighting.
Having several options where you can enjoy a meal is always a great idea. This breakfast nook features a small circular wooden table and four metal chairs in black. The black and white framed prints hanging on the wall add depth to the corner space. The circular woven rug matches the wooden table. The transparent glass globe vase on the table echoes the transparent glass globe of the Dunmore Pendant lighting fixture from Wayfair.
Who wouldn’t want to sink into this king-sized bed after a long day at work? Sonya applied several clever ideas in this space. The headboard is a folding screen she found at HomeGoods, and the curtains were made from a drop cloth that she bought from Lowe’s. Sonya continues with the white color scheme on the bedcover and pillowcases as well as the area rug. A four-light orb chandelier from Overstock lights up the space.
This breathtaking master bathroom features a huge walk-in shower measuring 4-by-6 as well as a bathtub. The vanity, which provides ample storage for all the bathroom essentials, came from Alder. The attention-grabbing white and gray patterned tiles are from Floor & Décor.
An antique claw foot tub was one of Sonya’s must-haves for this farmhouse. The windows right next to the tub allow her to enjoy the view outside while she soaks. Shades from Lowe’s give her some privacy. The framed octopus print right above the tub was a find from Two Hands Paperie. A touch of greenery never fails to add life and positive energy to a space such as this.
This laundry room is proof you don’t need to spend an excessive amount of money to transform the look of an otherwise drab and boring work room. Putting up a simple wooden shelf right above the washer and dryer that can hold knick-knacks and even a potted green plant immediately adds interest. The woven area rug at the foot of the appliances is not only functional but also decorative. A new coat of paint for the walls, namely Naval from Sherwin Williams, instantly transforms the space. Sonya did the board and batten herself.