Have you ever seen a home and immediately knew it was meant to be yours? Well, for some, that feeling is only possible after much creative work.
This is exactly what happened to this very talented couple when they decided to build their dream home. Jason Black, a respected builder from the Kentucky area and owner of Artisan Signature Homes, and his sweet wife, Gretchen, owner of the Lulubelles, a charming home decor boutique, not only built this home but also decorated it in such a timeless and effortless way.
The interiors of this classic home exude approachable elegance and beautifully mix coastal-inspired decor with southern charm.
Truly, we couldn’t start this week better… seeing this home is a gift to all of us today. Enjoy it!
Classic Coastal-Inspired Family Home
This home is dreamy inside and out, starting by the exterior paint color; Sea salt by Sherwin Williams.
This home exterior features James Hardie beaded siding on the main house and straight siding on all the dormers with no bead.
The exterior of this home also features side entry garage with custom doors.
Front Door Paint Color
Front door paint color is “Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW6204”.
This home features one of the most superb millwork I have seen in a long time.
Flooring is Hickory, set in a herringbone pattern.
Lighting the Morgan Pendant by Troy lighting.
Arched built-in cabinets frame a wide doorway with transoms leading to the formal living room.
This home is truly a collection of everything that is beautiful; hewn beams, elaborate millwork with intricate moldings, wainscoting, paneling and built-in cabinetry can be found throughout this residence.
The stunning hewn beams define the vaulted ceiling in this living room while large French doors open to a spacious veranda.
The turquoise beaded chandeliers are the Divine Turquoise Beaded Basket Chandelier from Shades of Light -$2,799 each.
Both sofa’s are from Arhaus furniture.
The rugs came from Layla Grace.
The fireplace mantel was built with the material left over from the ceiling beams.
The leather ottoman came from Arhaus Furniture.
Almost all of the appliances are hidden behind custom paneled doors in this fabulous kitchen.
This traditional gray kitchen features white quartzite countertop on the island and soapstone countertop on the perimeter cabinets.
Counterstool are Marlow Nailhead Counter Stool in White Wash with Pewter Leather – $279 each.
The designer explained that the paint used on the cabinets was a custom mix that took what seems like months to perfect with countless samples.
The designer added seeded glass on this side of the kitchen cabinets to display the homeowner’s beautiful collection of milk glass.
Ceiling beams certainly add warmth and contrast to this gray kitchen.
Beautiful gray island with White Vermont Quartzite countertop.
Walls feature white shiplap.
The dark soapstone countertop complements the soft gray cabinetry in this kitchen.
The kitchen hardware is Van Dykes.
The formal dining room is used every day by the homeowners.
Wall paint color is Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.
The buffet was custom designed to match the kitchen cabinets.
Dining table is from Arhaus Furniture.
This study is perfect! Isn’t it cozy and inviting? Paint color is Sherwin Williams SW 7615 Sea Serpent.
Lighting is Noir Chelsea Metal Rope Chandelier by Zinc Door – $982
The wood on the floors and over the fireplace are both Hickory. They were stained a custom blend to give it a warm brown tone and the designer finished them with a satin finish.
Adorable powder room with custom vanity and wall-mount faucet.
Hardware is Van Dykes.
This spacious games room is where the family goes to relax, watch tv and even take naps in the afternoon.
The floor throughout the home is Hickory Hardwood Flooring in a matte finish.
The homeowner designed the stairway baluster to define this space.
White Paint Color: All interior millwork paint color was custom matched to the interior shutter blinds.
An octoganal-shaped ceiling painted in a soft shade of blue is found at the top of the stairs.
Master Bedroom Paint Color
The master bedroom features the same calming paint color we’ve seen before in this house; Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.
This is what the designer had to say about this vaulted coffered ceiling: “… Probably my most favorite ceiling I have ever designed. I have always been a big fan of coffered ceilings but I wanted something a bit more dramatic in this space so we ended up vaulting the ceiling and then laying the coffered ceiling across the angles. It turned out better than I could have ever imagined.”
Ethereal colors make this home feel sublime and incredibly relaxing.
The master bathroom features the same wall color (SW Sea Salt) and beautiful hex marble floor tiles.
This custom vanity offers plenty of storage and beauty to this bathroom.
Glass knobs are by Van Dykes.
The built-in cabinet behind the freestanding tub keeps all the toiletries hidden. I am loving this ingenious idea!
A large balcony with a turquoise swing seems to be the best place to relax after a long day.
Railing was custom-designed by the builder.
I love the wainscoting used in this space. Timeless!
This rug was purchased from Overstock.com.
I love the simplicity of this laundry room.
Custom cabinets keep everything organized in this entry/mudroom.
Lockers with doors and drawers are perfect to keep all the mess hidden in the mudroom.
This stunning home was finished in 2012 and after living here for a couple of years, the couple recently sold it and they are very excited to build yet another beautiful home that is going under construction as we speak. Make sure to follow Artisan Signature Homes on Instagram (search for #jasonandgretchenbuildahouse) for the latest pictures of their new home.
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Hello, my wonderful friends!
How are you doing today? I didn’t stop this weekend but it was so fun! I worked on Saturday and I had a very productive day. I can’t tell you enough how much I’m loving designing my client’s lake cottage. We’re thinking a little outside-of-the-box and it should look really beautiful!
Sunday was a wonderful day as well! I talked to my best friend, my in-laws and my family. Nothing is better than being in touch with the people you love.
I think that is it for now… but before I go I want you to know that I’m always wishing for the best things to happen to your life.
May our week be full of Blessings and Prosperity.
See you guys tomorrow!
Luciane from HomeBunch.com
Sources: Images by: Tim Furlong Jr. of RealTourCast. Lulubelles (10638 Meeting Street in Louisville, Kentucky.) Gretchen’s blog: Nesting in the Bluegrass. For more information about this home, please contact the builder: Artisan Signature Homes.