This is the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging since I began in 2010. Life has been crazy busy. What can I say? Moving out of our home to an apartment and moving again last week has been a challenge to our family (to say the least). It is all worth it, though. This is our dream home! But it’s just been a lot.
But it’s good. Ive tagged it #projectmodernbarn on Instagram and that is truly what it is. (By the way, if you want to keep up with Anisa and me and our projects you can follow us there. Instagram has kinda become our mini-blog of sorts. Our name is milkandhoneyhome)
In most of the living areas we have 1″ x 8″ vertical boards instead of drywall. We don’t caulk them so they can naturally breathe and settle freely over the years. We replaced all the windows we could afford to and that was worth every last penny.
The walls our BM Moonlight White–it’s a great creamy white but not yellow. I thought long & hard about this choice! I wanted more of a cream than a stark white, especially because I wanted it to contrast with the ceilings. I did BM Wedgwood Gray cut 50%. This color is cool, so I feel it best to be next to a warm.
Our dog, Olii, is a bit worn out, too.
Oh, I’ve got great plans for our breakfast nook here. As y’all know, it only takes time and money.
Here is the view from the settee. The fridge, coffee counter & trash/recycle bins are to the right.
We went with clean & mod cabinetry. The cabinet-makers are European, so this look was second-nature to them.
Opposite the range, this is the view. This wall of bookshelves was my dream and it is so fun to see them come to life. This room is fairly long, so we broke it up with two lanterns and two purposes. The lantern closest to the kitchen will hang over our dining table. The second one closet to the bookshelves will be over a coffee table & seating area. We plan to have no tv in this room. We’ll see…… Aren’t y’all so tired of screens everywhere?
Most of our furniture is still in storage…
this room looks out onto the backyard.
The upstairs feels like a little cottage. We did pine floors here (and they are now white!! not practical, but you only live once). This room here will be the playroom. The room behind this picture is the guest bedroom and the room on the opposite side is M & HH’s new office!
I’m sure Daniel & Brian (contractor and electrician) will be thrilled to know I’ve posted this picture
In other news…..we are grateful to be in HGTV Magazine this month. Our old kitchen is featured in their white kitchen section:
And we also had our photo shoot with Jennifer Kesler for the Decatur kitchen project. Here’s the outcome!
Love these shots Anisa took during the shoot, too
Is this picture overload in this post or what?
In other news, Anisa’s husband, Casey Darnell, has a new, self-titled record coming out November 11th.
The info is here
He’s so good!