Welcome to The Hopewell Farmhouse Tour! This has been a long time coming and I am so proud to be able to show this beautiful home to you all. This home belongs to my Son and Daughter-in law, Doug and Lauryn, and was custom built, with lots of collaboration and attention to detail, by Bentley Corners Builders here in the Atlanta area. The home is situated in North Forsyth County. Every detail from the exterior finishes to all the interior details were a labor of love on Doug and, especially, Lauryn’s part to create the beautiful home shown here today, with a little help from yours truly. Many ideas also came from her Mother, Step Father, her Father and both of her Grandmothers. It is truly a family affair. As you tour this home, you will notice a lot of special items given to Doug and Lauryn by family members. The home is still a work in progress, as all first custom built homes are, so I’m sure there will be more to share soon. So stay tuned for more post from the Hopewell Farmhouse Tour.
Lauryn wanted to stay true to the farmhouse style of her home in her furnishings, but has been very mindful of staying with some time tested items, as well, so that her home will transition through decor trends easily.
Exterior Color is SW Alabaster with school house red brick for the front porch and cedar posts.
Notice the beautiful Porch swing? A custom hand made creation by Wes Welch, one Grandmother’s significant other.
Come on in!
The interior of this house is all done in SW Alabaster. Yes, all walls and trim! And check out that sliding farm door going to the extra bedrooms. Great entryway design detail.
Lauryn chose a beautiful dresser/console from Ashley Home Store for the entry. Topped by a window which is actually a door from a built in china cabinet from Lauryn’s great grandmother’s home. Next to the front door is an antique rocker recently given to her by her Mother. It will soon be recovered and a hold special place in their home.
Front and center in the entry is a beautiful antique radio that was another gift from her Mother. Framed above is Lauryn’s wedding bouquet and Doug’s boutonnière.
What a beautiful Dining room with that same school house red brick as the focal wall. The table and bench were a wedding gift to Doug and Lauryn by Wes and her Grandmother also. The console is another Ashley Home Store purchase.
Ellie getting into the pic! This was a hard shoot with 4 dogs running around! Can you believe the flooring is LVT? Looks so good and a great choice with the dogs. Can’t go wrong with a shiplap and brick fireplace. Love this sofa table from East End Salvage! Cedar was used for the ceiling beams and mantle.
The black rocking chair was a gift to Lauryn’s Mom when Lauryn and her sister were babies. Given to them by her Grandfather, Papaw. The chair had a cherry finish and we painted it with a black distressed finish. Looks so good now! I think Papaw would approve.
Cedar trim is carried through to the kitchen for the vent hood and gives so much warmth to the kitchen.
Timeless simple subway tile was used for the backsplash.
Another creation from Wes, the kitchen farm table.
The built in bench serves 2 purposes…seating and it houses all the media components for the house as well. The barn picture/window on the wall was a window from Lauryn’s great grandmother’s home. Her grandmother had a farm scene painted on the glass. Such a special piece!
Oh my…look at the gorgeous door to the right in this picture! It is the pantry door and was given to them by one of Lauryn’s grandmothers, as well. Lauryn also had the idea of using old crystal door knobs as hooks for the mud room bench. So cute! The “Love You” sign at the master bedroom entrance was a custom hand made gift from me and was given to Lauryn along with her ring the night of Doug’s engagement surprise.
Back in the family room, a mix of pillows from Target add a nice touch to the comfy sofas from Ashley Furniture. The corner round table is from McGee and Co. And peeking in is the Chicken lamp from Phillips Trading Post in Canton. And don’t miss the dog crates on both sides of the fireplace custom built by Lauryn’s aunt and uncle, Vicky and Gary Elrod.
Another family room view.
The horse painting here in the dining room was a labor of love from me as a house warming gift to Doug and Lauryn.
Lauryn filled the glass cabinets in the kitchen with fabulous heirloom dinnerware from her Mom. What a special addition!
Can’t pass up front porch rockers, more gifts from a grandmother.
Lauryn has done such a great job creating this special home. And let’s don’t forget Doug’s part here either! But he will tell you…his domain is the 2 car heated and air conditioned garage detached from this 5 car garage house! Yes, they have lots of vehicles!
This home is filled with love for 2 special people in my life! As you are reading this….I hope it makes you realize how important family is in life. Not just for the things they may give you, but for the special feelings of love and memories you have every time you look at those possessions. Make sure when you are creating a home, if you can…remember to fill it with treasures like these! After all that’s the difference between a house and a home!
Thanks for joining me on the Hopewell Farmhouse Tour! More to come! Have a Blessed Day!