If you’re a big fan of neutral interiors and white kitchens, this “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” will make your day. Talking about this series, I truly don’t know how to express how much we all should be grateful to all of these homeowners who are willing to participate in it. Just the thought of taking pictures of our home and posting them online can make some feel a little scared, right? Now, imagine having to do it all on your own and also provide a list of details needed for the post… the “behind of scenes” of this series requires so many details and time from all of us involved that I need to share my appreciation for all those involved.
Here, Lindsay Johnson, from @lindsayannejohnson, waited months to finish her home renovation, decorated her home and hired a professional photographer to share this with you today. These wonderful homeowners go through all of this hard with the hope you will feel inspired by their work and follow them along their journey on Instagram, pin the images and help us spread the word. I certainly do my best to do the same with my own followers and I have the pleasure and honor to do this here, with each and every one of you, my faithful and supportive readers. I truly am grateful for each and every one of you.
Now, get to know Lindsay – I know you will love her home as much as I do!
Hi everyone! My name is Lindsay (@lindsayannejohnson & @parkergreyinteriors) and I’m honored that our home is being featured on Home Bunch today! I was thrilled when I connected with Luciane about this exciting opportunity and couldn’t believe that our home was going to be featured on Home Bunch, alongside all of the beautiful homes that I’ve seen on her blog over the years.
I have loved houses ever since I was a little girl. I remember when I was growing up my mom and I would go on car rides to the fancy neighborhoods to look at pretty homes, and I always felt so inspired. Growing up I always thought I would do something dealing with homes, but when I went off to college I decided to go the business route, instead of channeling my love for homes and my creativity. Later on, when I met my husband and moved into his home, we started talking about doing some remodeling. We had plans drawn up, but it wasn’t until after we were married that we decided to pursue them. My husband had bought a great home in a wonderful neighborhood, very close to where we both grew up, but it was a dated ranch style home that desperately needed some TLC. He had demoed our whole lower level so it was down to the framing and cement floors, so a big chunk of our home wasn’t even functional. After weighing our options, we made the decision to turn his house into our home, a place where we’d raise our children, and that reflected our needs and personal style.
Designing our home was truly an incredible experience for me. I spent hours searching through blogs and pinning spaces I loved on Pinterest, and enjoyed every second of it. Gathering all of this inspiration enabled me to create an overall vision for our home, and translate that into each and every room, and then watch it all come to life. I was truly in my element during the whole process. It has been about two and-a-half years since we remodeled our home, and we have since welcomed a baby boy to our family. I decided to leave corporate America when we had him and just recently decided to launch my own company as an independent decorator (@parkergreyinteriors) so I can help others create beautiful, functional spaces they love, too. The company is named after my son and my favorite color, grey. I’m so excited to see where this new opportunity takes me!
Our home underwent a big transformation from a dark and dated ranch style home, to a bright and airy, traditional home with hints of a modern farmhouse, too. I love clean, uncluttered spaces, and lots of neutrals with a hint of greenery and/or fresh flowers. Every single day (no joke!) I look at our home and wonder how I can make the space even more beautiful… with wall coverings, decor, furniture, etc. I spend a ton of time reorganizing the open shelves in the kitchen, and rearranging the built in shelves in our master. I just love making our space perfectly tailored to our style and am always striving to improve it.
We have two additional levels in our home that are not pictured, our lower level which is mostly filled with kids toys, and our basement level that is unfinished. Hopefully I can share those spaces in the future! Thanks so much for taking a look at our home.
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One of my favorite transformations in our home was our front entryway. We changed the exterior color of our home to white shake, and replaced our 7’ solid wood doors with 8’ french doors adorned with big windows that lets the morning light pour into our home. I didn’t want to paint the doors white because I felt like that was a little too matchy-matchy, so I opted for my favorite color, grey, and I love the way it turned out! It’s a great contrast against our all-white home.
Exterior Door paint color: Fine Paints of Europe
Lighting source: Here
When you walk into our home to the left are staircases leading to our upper and lower levels, and to the right is our family room that is open to the dining room and kitchen. Paint color is Sea Salt by Benjamin Moore CSP-95.
Gorgeous chandelier with greywash beads.
Prior to our remodel our main level was divided by a three-quarter-length high wall, closing off the kitchen from the formal dining and living room. This new, open floor plan has really opened things up and makes our home feel much larger than before.
Coffee Table is from Restoration Hardware – similar here.
Similar “Moss Bowl”: Here
Paint Color: Harbor Gray by Benjamin Moore
Pillows can be found here
Similar Faux Fiddle Tree: here
Our dining room serves as both our casual and formal dining space, so I was very mindful of this when selecting the furniture and lighting so that I could make it function for both purposes.
I never thought I’d chose a linear chandelier for this space, but I ended up loving it.
Brass Linear Chandelier: Here
I love the natural, rustic feel of our dining table.
How stunning are these flowers?!!!
The dining room features a painted brick accent wall.
Grey Dining Room Paint Color: Harbor Gray by Benjamin Moore
Side Dining Chairs: RH – similar here.
Wouldn’t be great to dining with a view like that? I love Lindsay’s kitchen!!!
Oak hardwood floors continue to the dining room and kitchen area.
Prior to our remodel, we had a white and grey kitchen, but it was really dated.
Counterstools are RH – similar here.
Grey & White
Kitchen features white marble backsplash tile.
I fell in love with blogger Rachel Parcell’s kitchen – the oversized range hood and open shelving with a marble backsplash that ran to the ceiling. I loved every detail so I worked with my builder to incorporate as many elements of that inspiration as possible into our space.
I absolutely love this corbel. Lindsay did such an incredible job designing it. Also, notice the beautiful kitchen styling!
Kitchen features chunky white floating shelves over white marble backsplash.
Cabinet Paint Color
Cabinet color: Extra White by Sherwin Williams (matched by Benjamin Moore).
Similar White Farmhouse Kitchen Sink: Here
Counters are Carrara Marble, Honed
Before & After
How shocking is this kitchen transformation, right?!
Small Vanity: Here
The last space that I designed was the nursery. We were pregnant when we were in the midst of our remodel, twice actually, but lost the baby both times, so this was a space that we finished off with paint and carpet but left empty until we were blessed with our son about a year later. Designing this space was extra special when the time came. I wanted to create a beautiful, serene space, that was calming and relaxing for a little one to play and sleep in. I went for a neutral tones, and absolutely fell in love with this crib. The velvet tufting detail is somewhat feminine, but I love how it adds texture to this space, and I thought that it wasn’t too girly in the dark grey color. I then added the animal prints and pops of gold with the mirror over the changing table and the hare lamp, and love how the space all came together. We were also able to add an additional bathroom to the upper level, for the nursery which is really convenient for bathtime.
Treestump Side Table:RH – similar here
Crib & Art
Neutral Paint Color
Sea Salt By Benjamin Moore.
Knitted Pouf: Here.
The grey changing table isthe Harlowe Dresser from Restoration Hardware.
We also made some significant changes to our upper level in regards to the floor plan. We knocked down the wall between our master bedroom and the office to create a master suite.
Bed: Restoration Hardware French Empire Panel Bed in Antiqued Black – similar here.
Bedroom Lighting: Here
Nightstand: Restoration Hardware French Empire 24″ Closed Nightstand
The wall with the fireplace and built-ins was originally in the old office space.
Carpet: Phenix Moire in Honey Beige
Lindsay kept the bookshelves neutral but still very interesting.
The built-in bookshelf features a desk. Great usage of space!
An archway leads to this beautiful area with built-in vanity. Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Sea Salt.
Sconces can be found here.
Vanity countertop is polished Carrara marble.
We also changed a bit of the footprint of the master bath, creating a his/her vanity and we closed off the access from the upper level hallway to the master bath.
The bathroom paint color is Sea Salt by Benjamin Moore.
Before we remodeled my husband had his clothes in the guest bedroom and I had mine in the master closet and the other guest bedroom and it was such a pain!
In changing our main level, we no longer had space for our laundry room on that level, so we needed to find a new place for it. We had a large guest bedroom upstairs (now the nursery), so we took some space from that room and created a laundry room on the upper level, right outside the nursery. That is the BEST decision we’ve made, it’s SO convenient! My husband likes to say “who was right?” jokingly about that decision, because I said that I wanted more space on the upper level and to just move the laundry to the basement. That would’ve been a huge mistake, because I would hate lugging our things down there.
Similar Storage Basket: here.
Mudroom features white lockers with stained wood bench and hardwood floors.
Sherwin Williams SW 7006 Extra White.
Styled by @lindsayannejohnson, with thanks to Ampersand Galleria and Tonkadale for providing decor and flowers.
Photography: Nicole Autumn Photography.
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