The brain behind Big Family Little Farmhouse, Jenny is a homeschooling mom of nine. Together with her husband, the parents raise their eight biological children and one adopted son on a seven-acre goat farm in northwest Georgia.
The love this family shares for one another is bursting from their cozy farmhouse, lovingly decorated with Jenny's hand and DIY skills. The classic sprawling home might be considered a mansion through another lens, but it can be close quarters when shared by such a large group. With a little creativity and a lot of bunk beds, the family survives and thrives under one roof.
The kitchen, which serves as command central, features all of the bells and whistles to cook for a large group. Despite the open floor plan, the roomy apron-front farmhouse sink, dishwasher and microwave are all built into the center island, which is painted a sea-foam green and topped with butcher block. Across the way, the oven and range are positioned between additional prep and cabinetry space. On the other side of the island, a breakfast bar and several stools offer space for quick meals.
Bench seats are the only way to go when accommodating a large group. Next to the kitchen, the dining area showcases a roomy vintage table with several benches for seating and vintage chairs at the head. Smart built-in cubbies wear sage green and hold an array of stoneware and serving pieces.
A roomy living area sits next to the dining space and features wicker seating for a warm touch. Greenery decorates the spacious mantle, and vintage sconces hang above. An antique coffee table rests on casters for easy movability.
A large distressed wardrobe takes center stage in the master bedroom. The elevated platform bed is strewn with layers of cozy linens. White shiplap siding completes the farmhouse aesthetic.
A Wayfair birdcage light fixture serves as the crown jewel in the French country bathroom, which features both a walk-in shower and large soaking tub. The vintage-style vanity's blue-gray complements the wood panel backsplash.
The three youngest boys share this clever bedroom, outfitted in rustic style. Jenny built the custom cabin bed, positioned across from wooden built-in bunk beds. Buffalo plaid textiles complete the lumber jack aesthetic.
One of the oldest boys enjoys the privilege of his own room. Jenny redecorated it with shiplap siding, custom chalkboard artwork and rustic hanging lights. The textural bedding comes from Piper Classics.
This understated boys' room is shared by 16- and 13-year-old brothers. Jenny's husband created the rustic barn wood wall next to the shiplap built-in bunk beds. A swing chair from Limbo Imports transforms the room into the perfect hangout spot.
To create some extra space, the family finished the open space above their garage to create a small apartment for the older girls. Corrugated steel backsplash and butcher block countertops from Lowe's create a shabby-chic look on the cheap in the kitchen. A full fridge, toaster oven and electric coffee kettle allow the girls to create smaller meals away from the main house.
Two roomy lofts feature DIY pipe ladders for spacious sleeping accommodations. Sliding barn doors conceal additional storage and closet space.