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The house is very much a traditional farmhouse, so Duane stuck with that framework when decorating. As an older home, it always has some task that requires a little extra attention. Since Duane and her family have lived here, they've replaced the roof, most of the windows, the heating, and renovated the kitchen and the great room.
A vintage table, chairs and armoire painted in a retro-friendly turquoise brightens the back porch. The chalk-painted flowerpots hold fresh herbs for family meals.
Duane loves to go to estate sales and small local shops to find furniture for her home. Many of the pieces in her house are refinished, including several beautiful hand-me-downs from her grandparents.
The back porch looks out over the home's expansive backyard, perfect for Duane's kids. Since it's enclosed, the space can be used year round. Duane designated multiple seating areas for optimal after-dinner entertaining.
A porch swing sits by a small table and chairs on the front porch, welcoming visitors to the front entrance. A large jute rug is great for this transitional space between the indoors and the outdoors.
Traditional Ralph Lauren wallpaper in the dining room suits the home's 19th-century origins. A crocheted tablecloth from Duane's grandmother matches the walllpaper's tan hue. Duane completed the look of this room with a traditional chandelier and vintage art on the walls.
Wallpaper: Ralph Lauren
Dining table and chairs: Ethan Allen
Once they moved in, Duane and her husband decided to completely re-do the kitchen. Off-white cabinets with glazing were chosen for their antique, farmhouse feel. A custom hood was designed to blend in with the cabinets' style; white beadboard tile was installed on the backsplash, and simple iron light fixtures were chosen from a local light shop.
Cabinetry: Kahle's Kitchen
Backsplash: The Tile Shoppe
Barstools: Ballard Designs
The kitchen space extends out into a large great room, which includes this eat-in space. This is where Duane's family spends most of their time, and where guests tend to congregate.
The kitchen table and chairs have a much more relaxed feel than the more formal dining room, due in part to Duane's decision to put a bench on one side of the table. The chairs are a mix — 2 are new purchases, and 2 are refinished hand-me-downs from Duane's grandparents.
Table: Henry & Co.
Bench: Ballard Designs
The simple, casual living room is more of a sitting area for guests than a place where the family hangs out. A mix of Pottery Barn furniture and an armchair from her grandmother gives it a personalized look. A beautiful wool runner on the staircase keeps toes warm and adds a subtle bit of pattern.
Couch: Pottery Barn
Chairs: Pottery Barn
Rug: Pottery Barn
Table lamps: Pottery Barn, Target
Chest of drawers: Pottery Barn
This beautiful wallpaper in the bathroom was already in this room when Duane and her husband bought the home. A friend found almost identical fabric at Calico Corners and sewed curtains with gingham trim to provide a little privacy.
Duane's son's bedroom was designed with a growing boy in mind — it's a room that can easily last him through his teens. A subtle blue hue is boyish and flexible, and the vinyl decal can easily be taken down if needed. The bedframe was Duane's grandfather's.
Like the rest of the home, the master bedroom is a soft combination of beautifully worn pieces and a light and soothing color palette. A few dark accents add contrast to the almost all-white space. The bedframe is wooden, but Duane recently repainted it white to blend with the rest of her bedroom furniture.
Bedframe: Ethan Allen
Bedding: Martha Stewart, Target self-made throw pillows
Armoire: Ethan Allen