In this post: Who doesn’t enjoy a designer house tour? This rustic modern home interior is updated but brimming with inspiring character!⇒
A friend once told me she hates to go on house tours because they make her feel bad about her home.
I thought about it and realized I’m the exact opposite. I take inspiration from beautiful things. If I can take one small idea, here or there, to make my own environment more beautiful, then I’m all for it.
And for me, beauty for beauty’s sake is also an enjoyable endeavor. Would we not visit the botanical garden because our own gardens can’t measure up?
Well, as it turns out, I can tell by the popularity of the posts that you all think like me! The house tour posts on the blog are among the most visited!
And to that end, I have another wonderful tour for you today. This one is by the same talented designer whose home I shared a few weeks ago, Brittany Jones. This Parade House was built by Victory Homes and the interior, designed by Brittany, is quite a treat!
(Be sure to follow Brittany on Instagram at the link above!)
One of the things I most love about Brittany’s work is how clearly her style underscores that a modern aesthetic can easily be mixed with more vintage inspired elements. I would probably call this home rustic modern, but it borrows from many design traditions at the same time, particularly French Country. The scale and open feeling is distinctly modern while the finishes and detailing are what add the aged character.
The entry foyer above offers a stunning painted console, gorgeous marble floor, an antique dough bowl and a beautiful gilded mirror, all components that read vintage and yet the net effect is oh-so-fresh!
The arched entry doors and barreled planked ceiling feature two chandeliers and set the tone for what is to come throughout the home. There is so much texture and warmth inviting you in!
Oak doors leading into the office were custom made and finished by custom painter, Pancho and Lefty.
The beautifully proportioned living room features a full stone wall fireplace, beamed ceiling, and French inspired chandelier, plus the quintessential seating arrangement for conversing and enjoying others. The lovely wall color here and throughout the home is Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
Quite possibly my favorite space in the house is the exquisite dining room, for it’s brilliant mix of masculine and feminine, pairing bold and weighty pieces with curved detailing, linen fabrics, old world lighting and those magnificent archways.
The iron doors and windows were custom made by Adooring Design.
The open concept kitchen is classic French Country, except it’s not, given the scale is decidedly modern, as is the light and airiness. That said, gorgeous French Country elements abound, including antique sliding doors which lead to the pantry, a custom finished island, and that glorious stone wall, plus the wonderful cane back barstools, the perfect finishing touches.
The lovely breakfast table retains the spirit of the nearby dining room, yet, the more casual chairs delineate the distinct purpose for each. The pretty table is from Ramsower’s Furniture.
The fabulous walkthrough pantry doubles as a caterer’s kitchen. This space alone is enough to make my heart skip a beat!
A lovely bar with relaxed seating offers another option for intimate get-togethers. It’s spaces like this that bring a sense of realistic living to this grand home.
Much like the pantry, the laundry room is quite compelling! Who would mind doing laundry in this space?
Window coverings are by Budget Blinds.
The masculine office is another triumph, as it utilizes dry toned woods and aged accents to impart an updated look to the classic men’s study. The result is more rustic charm than heavy and dense, and is balanced by light countertops and floor to ceiling windows.
Next we head into the beautiful master bedroom! And it is dreeeeeeamy!! French influences are pronounced here, from the empire chandelier and painted nightstands to the lovely French chairs and iron table. The bedding is a mix of lovely white textures from various brands including Bella Notte. The inlay in the ceiling was a custom laser cut pattern.
Would you expect anything less of the master closet, topped off by a stunning crystal chandy!
Coming off the hallway is the first of two children’s bedrooms. This sweet, pink room is so darling, and the elegant French chair, below, acts as a graceful focal point.
The cutest Jack and Jill bathroom features playful white shiplap, an industrial light fixture, an arched white marble backsplash and a wall mounted faucet.
The nursery is the epitome of peace and tranquility, with soft neutral tones, an accent of pale blue, and elegant finishes from floor to ceiling. It’s hard to imagine sleepless nights in this room!
The delightful bath below is impeccably appointed with a whisper of color in the enchanting blue vanity, crisp white towels and elegant brass accents. Particularly notable are the stunning sconces!
Finally we come to the most beautiful guest suite with bed, below, by Eloquence, Inc. The gorgeous tufted bed, beamed ceiling, farmhouse chandelier and tasteful linens all give the room its refined character.
Before we leave this magnificent home, I must note the hallway with a 24 foot long cabinet that was inspired by the client’s grandmother’s china cabinet. This cabinet has storage for everything from decor to linens, and coat storage for guests, plus kids games, etc.
I hope you feel as inspired as I do by this visit! There’s so much one can take from such a lovely tour, from a paint color to a building material to room layouts and more. And if nothing else, I hope you feel delighted and entertained… 🙂
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