One thing I’ve learned in this business is there is a first for everything. Kind of like life in general! Today I am going to share with you our first ever Horse Farm project! Yep, a real life horse farm. Which of course calls for some modern farmhouse design! This project is a big one as we’re doing the Master Bathroom, Living Room, Powder Room, Laundry Room, Mudroom, Kitchen and Dining room…maybe even a sunroom to add into the mix in 2022! I want to take you along on this process as I’ve realized I have never blogged about my process before. And I’m going to make it extra easy for you by breaking down the process by the space. But before I get too deep into it let me show you a quick preview of what each room looks like!
Have I got your design brains going yet? Wondering what we are going to do or how we are going to transform this space? Don’t you worry I got you. First up…the Master Bathroom, as this is going to be the first spot we tackle!
This is how we ensure our design team is moving in the right direction. It allows us to work with our clients on what they are looking for and for us to introduce new ideas they may have not thought of before…hence the reason they are hiring us in the first place!
Once we’ve all agreed upon the concept board our team moves into the space plan and material selection. The design for each individual space helps drive the space plan, and from there we select materials to build out a mood board that correlates with the space plan for the space.
The goal for the Master Bathroom was to include both a shower and stand alone bathtub. We really wanted to keep the toilet where it stands because moving toilet stacks can become quite pricey and that wasn’t how we were looking to spend money on this project.
In order to have both a shower and a stand alone tub something needed to give in the space. In a renovation there is almost always a give and take process involved! We ultimately decided to give up the linen closet in the bathroom to gain room for a shower!
The ultimate design goal for this space was to work with the house and it’s location, hello horse farm! We chose a bold black and white pattern floor to give the feel as if it was always there. The larger tile format made it easy for the floors to be heated! From the floor we built on with a classic subway tile and penny round tile for the shower. We added a natural wood element with the vanity to include some warmth into the room while adding all the storage necessary since we elimited a linen closet!
Open concept! Maybe it’s not for everyone but it works really well here. We want to combine the Kitchen and Dining Room together, to not only allow both spaces to feel in unison but to also provide more space for the kitchen! When you live on a horse farm you want to see all the beauty around. We added 2 large scale windows to the design. In this space we really wanted to bring in all the natural elements from greens to natural woods and hard surfaces to life.
The Powder Room can be seen right off the Kitchen. We wanted to design a space that was welcoming and felt like a showcase off the Kitchen. Since we aren’t moving anything a true space plan wasn’t needed. We are making the vanity much smaller to allow for a taller person to actually sit comfortably on the toilet!
The Laundry Room and Mudroom space needs to be jam packed with function. This will be the entrance used most often when coming in and out from the farm. We want to ensure our clients are able to use the space to best meet their needs.
MORE COMING SOON!
Once we have all materials ordered and in our possession we start the build-out phase (otherwise known as construction!) I know, lots and lots of things happen before we ever get into a client space. But great things take time. Trust me when I say it is always worth the wait.
Make sure to check back in on this project as we bring you along. We plan to do the Master athroom first and follow that up with the entire downstairs fall 2021!
Much Love –