Hello, everyone! How are you all feeling after the long weekend? We finally could slow down a little after a busy week and really take in all the great things summer has to offer in… which includes days without any plans. Those are the best days, in my opinion. It’s just wonderful to wake up and not have anything on your to-do list. You don’t have any appointments, any big errands, nothing… all you need to do is wake up whenever you body chooses to, prepare a healthy breakfast and let the day unfold as it goes. The older my kids get, the more I enjoy our calm and easy summers!!!

Chrissy’s home is one of the most beautiful homes I have seen lately and I feel that it captures my personal feeling about how we should live, especially at this time of the year. Chrissy is a busy mom of four, she is extremely talented and I couldn’t be happier to have her on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. Please, read more about her home and make sure to follow her on Instagram and visit her blog!


“Hi everyone! My name is Chrissy of @chrissymarieblog. I am thrilled to contribute to Home Bunch. When we were building our home I was constantly scrolling through Luciane’s Home Bunch blog for ideas and inspiration! It’s exciting to pay it forward and inspire others now that we have been living in our home for over a year. I love answering questions about our own experience so feel free to reach out.

I grew up in Durham NC, left for college where I met my now husband, and a few years after getting married moved back home to NC and started our family. The 2008 economic recession happened right around that same time, and we were able to buy a 1970s home in an older neighborhood. The neighborhood itself was seeing hard times and our new home was surrounded by foreclosures. We were so grateful to be able to have space and a yard to raise our young kids- the age and the maintenance the home needed didn’t scare us off. That home was a DIY haven for me: it nurtured my creativity and taught me how to be brave enough to change things myself that I didn’t love. Fast forward a few years and we were parents of 4 children, all our bedrooms were filled up, and the neighborhood was doing much better. Now the homes around us were selling within days. Meanwhile, I was dreaming of living in a place with sidewalks, a community, and kids riding bikes outside. My husband is a Realtor, and we would go look at homes all the time together. I was picky- and too busy being a Mom to want another “project house”. One day he made a side comment saying “people like you would just be better off building”. I don’t think he expected me to take that to heart. We switched strategies and started looking at land- we found one of the last lots available in an established neighborhood that checked off all the boxes and our next adventure began!

Kevin Poythress, of Poythress Construction Company was our builder and he was fantastic to work with. My goal right from the beginning was lots of windows, a clean look and a fairly open living space. Although we are 2.5 hours from the beach, I love a coastal vibe and I tried to keep that relaxed feeling in this home. The best part about my home though is how I know our children appreciate it; it’s a place they tell us they love coming home to. Truly the best part of any home is that it is yours, and you are free to make memories all your own in your home. There’s nothing my husband and I love more than putting on some music in the kitchen, sharing a little wine together, and chatting over the island while he cooks up something yummy.”

Beautiful Homes of Instagram: Coastal Farmhouse Design

What a curb-appeal! Isn’t it a “home-sweet-home”? I love the painted brick, the front porch with metal roof and the grey shutters. Shutters are painted in “Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray”.
Exterior Brick Paint Color

Exterior Brick Paint Color:  “Sherwin Williams Extra White” for the siding and trim.

Front porch has Nantucket Rocking chairs from Grandin Road (similar here & here), and the side table is from Serena and Lily.

Front porch lantern Savoy House Monte Grand lantern.

Doormat: “Hello” doormat.

Planters: Target.
I knew I had to share Chrissy’s home with you guys the moment I saw her gorgeous foyer. It’s one of the most inspiring I have seen lately! Notice that adorable window-seat with cushion and wainscoting.

The front door features a custom stain mixed together.

Lighting: Visual Comfort Lantern Darlana – Similar: here (affordable option).

Rug: Target’s Blue Jacquard Woven Rug – Others: here, here (washable rug), here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Paint Color

The foyer paint color is “Sherwin Williams Ice cube”. It works perfectly with the white wainscoting and light hardwood floors.

Lumbar Pillow: Serena & Lily.

Grey Buffalo Check Pillow: here – similar.
Dining Room
The foyer opens to a newly-redecorated dining room with navy blue grasscloth wallpaper above the wainscoting. The wainscoting paint color is “Sherwin-Williams Extra White”.

Dining table is Bradding Table from Pier 1.

Artwork: Minted.

Host Chairs: Serena & Lily.

Rug: Serena and Lily.

Bar: Serena and Lily.

Mirror: Serena & Lily.
This picture shows quite well the flow of this space. Chandelier is Visual Comfort Darlana – similar here.

Sconce is Cypress Double Sconce from Rejuvenation.

Side Dining Chairs: Discontinued – similar here & here.

White Chair: Serena & Lily.
Wallpaper in dining room is a grasscloth from York Wallcoverings.

Sideboard is called the Wesley 4 Door Sideboard from Mcgee and Co.

Table Lamp: Visual Comfort.
Great Room

The foyer leads to a spacious Great Room with shiplap and beautiful decor.

Ceiling Fan: Fan Minka Aire.

Accent chairs are from a local store – similar here, here, here & here.

Chair Pillows: here – Others: here & here.

Sofa Pillows: McGee & Co.

Rug is Pottery Barn.
Paint Color

Shiplap and trim are painted in “Sherwin-Williams Extra White”.

Cabinets with doors keep everything organized and hidden. The leather pulls are from CB2 (similar here).

Blue and White lamps on the cabinets are from Serena and Lily.

Shades: Locally sourced – similar here.
Ceiling Treatment

Ceiling treatment is coffered and the height is 9 ft.

Sofa sectional is the Lounge II 3 piece sectional from Crate and Barrel.

Side stools are the dip dyed stools from Serena and Lily.
Cabinet is from Crate and Barrel. Chrissy added a floating shelf to display some family photos.
Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is White Oak 4″ plank (similar here, here & here). Custom mix for the stain: Duraseal (made by Minwax) made up of half Country White and half natural.

Black & White Artwork: here & here – similar.
What a gorgeous kitchen! Featuring a light grey island, white perimeter cabinets and a smart layout, this kitchen is not only timeless but also very functional.

Appliances: KitchenAid.
Pendants are Visual Comfort EF Chapman Large, (in the Antiqued Burnished Brass). Other Pendants: here, here, here, here, here, here.
Kitchen Island Paint Color

Kitchen island paint color is  “Sherwin Williams SW 6247 Krypton”.
Counterstools are from Serena and Lily. I love them! These counterstools are perfect for homes with children because they’re so easy to clean.
Island Dimensions

Kitchen Island Dimensions: 4.3″ x 9.7″

Kitchen island countertop is Cambria Brittannica quartz with a 3″ mitered edge.
Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Hardware: Amerock’s Westerly pull in Satin Nickel.

Runner: McGee & Co.
Kitchen backsplash is beveled subway tile “Soho Brite white” 3×6 – similar here.

Beautiful Cutting Boards: here & here.
Kitchen Cabinetry

All of the cabinets were made by “1st Choice cabinetry” and they are Norcraft, maple wood with soft close. The doors are framed full overlay. The white color is the standard white they came with, similar to Benjamin Moore White Dove.

Dishwasher: KitchenAid.
Faucet & Sink

Kitchen faucet is Moen StO Motionsense touchless faucet.

Perimeter countertops are Cosmos white quartz.

Teak Step Stool: Serena & Lily.
Breakfast Room

The breakfast room is located between the kitchen and family room.
Dining Table & Chairs

How perfect is this breakfast room? I am loving the shiplap and the casual, but beautiful, furniture. The dining table is from Wayfair – highly recommended.

Dining Chairs: here.
Breakfast room lighting is Jarrod light small from Arteriors.
Powder Room

Painted in Extra White by Sherwin Williams, the powder room features floor-to-ceiling shiplap, White Oak hardwood floors and a custom vanity.

Mirror: Target.

Lighting: Hudson Valley – similar here & here.
Countertop is Cosmos white quartz.

Faucet: Kohler Purist.

A beautiful staircase with Oak treads lead to the upper level of the home.

Basket: Serena & Lily – Large.
Instead of having a linen closet, Chrissy opted for fit bookshelves and she loves seeing this built-in just outside of her bedroom.
Stair Lighting

Lighting is Jarrod light small from Arteriors.

Rug: here – similar.
Girls’ Bedroom

This bedroom makes me wish my daughter was a little younger so I could do something similar. I am loving the two-toned walls!

Bunk bed is Hayes low bunk from Pottery Barn Kids.

Desk is Addison Leaning Desk from Crate and Barrel.

Wood chair is Anthropologie.

Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids.

Fan: Minka Are Fan.

Rug: here.
Paint Color

Top half is Sherwin Williams Extra White and bottom half is Valspar Sweet Pastel.

Mirror: Target’s Carved Dot Natural Wood Floor Mirror.

Bookshelf is Crate & Barrel Kids.

Baskets: Serena & Lily.
Girls’ Bathroom

The girls’ bath paint color is Sherwin Williams Ice Cube.

Countertop is Cosmos white quartz.

Mirror: Urban Outfitters.

Faucet: Moen.

Hardware: here – similar.

Sconces: here & here – similar.

Runner: Dash & Albert.
Boy’s Bedroom

This bedroom feels calm and timeless. Bed is Jenny Lind bed from Crate and Kids.

Duvet Cover is Hammonds Duvet Cover from Serena and Lily.

Rug is Jute Chenille Herringbone from West Elm.

Fun Mid-century Nightstands: here, here & here.

Stools: Serena & Lily.
Paint Color

Paint color is SW Extra White. Notice the smartly-designed bookcase tucked into this niche. It’s perfect for books and toys.

Dresser is Reclaimed Wood Dresser from West Elm.

Rug is Jute Chenille Herringbone from West Elm.
Jack & Jill Bathroom

The boys share a Jack & Jill bathroom with a black and white motif. Tiling is 12×24 milestone west black tile (similar here) with brite white permacolor grout on the floor.
Black & White

Countertop is Cosmos white quartz.

“Wash your Hands” Sign: Target.

Cabinet Hardware: Amerock’s Black Rock Pulls & Ring Pulls in Black Bronze color.

“Work hard and be nice to people” Art: here (large)

Sconces: here.

Mirrors: here.
Shower tile is subway tile with gray grout (similar here).

Shower Curtain: Target.
Little Boy’s Bedroom

This adorable boy’s bedroom features subtle two-toned walls. Bed is Gallery Navy Twin Wing Bed from Crate and Kids.

Camp Stool is Target.

Fan: Monte Carlo Ceiling Fans.
Paint Color

The top half paint color is Sherwin Williams Extra White and bottom half Sherwin Williams Ice Cube.

Dresser is PB Teen (discontinued) –  Others: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Bookshelf is Danish White and Natural Wide Bookcase from Crate & Barrel.

Large art piece is from Minted.

Basket: Serena & Lily.
Our playroom is on the finished third floor. Our kids love to take their friends up there, and we enjoy them having that space to themselves as well.

Wallpaper in playroom is removable wallpaper from Urban Walls called Cannes Wallpaper – Other fun wallpaper ideas: here, here, here, here & here.

Chandelier: here & here – similar

Sconces: here – similar.
Displaying books is the best way to make them more enticing to kids and these shelves are perfect for that!

Bookshelves: here & here – similar.

Giraffe: Melissa & Doug Jumbo Giraffe.

Baskets: Serena & Lily.
Playroom sofa is the Lounge ii sectional in slate from Crate & Barrel.

Fun Kids Table & Chair Sets: here, here & here.
Master Bedroom

Chrissy’s master bedroom is a dream! The soft textures and neutral palette bring a restful feel to the entire space.
Bed is Pottery Barn (Discontinued) – similar here, here & here.

Nightstands are from Pottery Barn (Discontinued – hardware is from Anthropologie) – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Fiddle Leaf Tree: here & here – similar
Rug is Jute Chenille Herringbone from West Elm.

Wood chair is the Blake Chair from Crate and Barrel – Others: here, here, here & here.
Master Bedroom Paint Color

The bedroom paint color is Ice Cube by Sherwin Williams on walls and Sherwin Williams Extra White on wainscoting and trim.
Bench & Draperies

Bench is the Shore bench from Serena and Lily with cushion.

Drapes are Emery Drapes from Pottery Barn.
Bedding is from Target – similar here & here.
Master Bathroom

The master bathroom continues to carry a neutral color scheme with timeless finishes.

Lighting: Visual Comfort Bistro Sconce Double and Singles.

Mirrors: Pottery Barn.
Master bathroom counter is Cosmos Carrara Classic Quartz.

Hardware: Tiffany pulls in polished nickel.

Master flooring is 12×24 Calacatta Porcelain Matte tile (similar here) with bright white permacolor grout.
I love Chrissy’s mudroom! It’s very practical and it doesn’t compromise on style.

Rug is vintage.

Mirror: CB2.
The mudroom features a custom L-shaped corner bench with Oak seating.

Mudroom pendant from Ikea, Hektar large – Other Fun Lighting: here, here, here, here & here.

Mudroom baskets from Serena and Lily.

Hooks: Target’sBent Metal Hook– similar here.
Drop Zone

This beautiful mudroom also features a custom drop-zone/desk area.

Many thanks to Chrissy for sharing the details above. Please, make sure to follow Chrissy on Instagram and visit her blog to see more!!!
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