Spring Parade of Homes | How to Make Child + Entertainment Friendly Selections For Your Home

At Lindsey Grace Interiors, each design is specifically curated through a unique design process for each client because no vision is ever the same. However, there is one key component that remains the same. Each finish and fixture that goes into the space needs to check all the boxes of remaining durable, practical, and beautiful for years to come. We live in our homes, and whether we have busy children or love to entertain- the finishes and furnishings we invest in, need to stand up to our busy lives. In honor of the 2019 Spring Parade of Homes, I’m sharing a few tips and tricks for making those selections.

Flooring is by far one of the biggest decisions when it comes to selections for a new build. It’s the product that is going to get the most wear and tear. Whether you chose a real wood product or go the luxury vinyl tile route, the color and finish is going to make the biggest difference. I suggest going with a mid-tone finish, similar to these hardwoods we selected for a client while I designed for Bria Hammel Interiors. They are light enough to hide dirt and dust, while also having enough variation and character to hide minor scratches.

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When it comes to tile, a good ceramic is my go-to option for durability. They are also very cost-effective, which is a major win. There are various shapes, colors, and sizes to make each design unique.

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When it comes to fireplace design, I recommend you forgo the raised hearth to avoid yet another hard surface for children to trip on. Bonus, your TV will be in better view height and you won’t get that sore neck from strained viewing! Also, I recommend opting for open shelving to utilize baskets or drawer storage for toys and games. Either option makes for a much more organized space than doors with shelving.

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I’m a huge fan of wallpaper in nurseries and children’s spaces. It’s the perfect space to add pattern and color. It also cuts down on the need for artwork. With that being said, wallpaper is an investment when it comes to the product and the labor. Install the wallpaper above wainscoting to ensure that your little “Picasso” doesn’t take matters into their own hands. Side note, if you aren’t already following Monika Hibbs on instagram, I highly recommend it!

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These are just a few of our go-to tips for selections when it come to new construction. Leave your favorites in the comments below, and be sure to check out the several beautiful homes featured in the Fargo/Moorhead Parade of Homes this weekend. You can find the complete details and home guide here.

 

Style Guide | Barstool Round Up

Although I’m a major advocate for the traditional dining room, there’s no argument that the kitchen island has become the center of our homes. It’s the space that we all naturally gravitate, and our kitchen barstools are a piece of furniture that by far get the most use in our homes. I’ve done a round-up of my barstools below. Some are even on major sale through Monday, so don’t miss out!

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Project Reveal | Edgewood Farmhouse

While each project is near and dear to our hearts, there’s nothing quite like completing a new construction home from the ground up. I love working with clients from start to finish- simplifying the process and never missing a detail. The Edgewood Farmhouse is our most recently completed new build. In collaboration with the wonderful homeowners and EPIC Homes this home came together beautifully. The open floor plan is perfect for a busy, growing family. The finishes are the perfect balance of warm and cool tones. We are so excited to share this home with you!

The kitchen compliments the white millwork through out the home with a custom alder stain, on shaker wood doors. The black fixtures and shiplap hood detail perfectly compliment the modern farmhouse feel and can be seen through out the entire home.

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The great room mirrors the kitchen with a custom fireplace design complete with a stained wood mantle, red brick surround, and open floating shelving. Even though we spent months designing, reviewing floor plans, and completing walk throughs- I was truly amazed at how bright and spacious the main area of the home felt once completed.

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One of our favorite parts in the details of the finishes in this home is the subtle but beautiful use of pattern. In one of the guest bathrooms, we used a white ceramic scallop tile with contrasting grout. The laundry room flooring has a fun pattern flooring. Who wouldn’t want to do laundry in a space like this one?!

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One of the most functional spaces in the Edgewood Farmhouse is by far the mudroom- which has locker storage and a drop zone. It’s also adjacent to the laundry room which has plenty of counter space paired with cubbies for each member of the family to have their own laundry basket.

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What is your favorite feature in the Edgewood Farmhouse? Let us know in the comments below! To see more and learn about the teamwork that is took to pull off this beautiful home, you can read the latest issue of Midwest Nest Magazine.

Sneak Peek Project Reveal | Sheyenne River House

As designers, we wear many hats- but it’s safe to say that the journey of new construction is one of my favorites. The end goal is to make the process for the client more simplified. We tackle this by breaking down the selection meetings & being in constant communication every step of the way.

The Sheyenne River home has been a project near and dear to our hearts over the past few months. I am so excited to share with you all some of the amazing spaces that have come together in collaboration with the home owners. We are still working on finalizing some of the details such as furniture, hardware & mirrors but I wanted to share the progress we’ve been making.

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The kitchen in the Sheyenne River home is so bright and beautiful. This feel comes from the all white finishes, but also the natural lighting that filters into the space from every angle. To add a bit of warmth, the homeowner selected the most beautiful oak hardwoods which compliment the natural barstools perfectly! To add a bit of contrast, we added black fixtures paired with polished nickel hardware which creates a fresh but timeless feel. Who noticed the cutest little arched doorway? This leads into the expansive pantry and pocket office, which we will share more of soon.

With a fully open layout, the kitchen wall mirrors the adjacent great room wall. We got creative with the great room fireplace wall and spent lots of time discussing the detail that would go into the design. The grey washed brick-tile surround compliments the classic but updated feel of the entire home.

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Check back soon for more details of this beautiful home we were so fortunate to be apart of.

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