Today, we’re touring a stunning French country home, designed by the talented Jamie of @onequaintmaison. This is a newer home but it’s brimming with charm and a keen eye for detail. Jamie weaves tales with every accent she chooses, each bearing a unique life and history. Whatever your style may be, there’s a spark of inspiration waiting for you in this home! I can’t wait for you to see.
Upon entering the home, you’re immediately drawn to the elegant office to the right, its heart being a grand built-in bookcase that stretches from floor to ceiling. The meticulous selection of books, each coordinating, was a clear hint of the treat that this tour would be. My first question to Jamie was how she collected this many books. Her answer was patient scavenger hunts on eBay and Etsy slowly building a collection that seamlessly coordinated. This was a commitment worth while. Such refined decor came with a friendly price tag, with most books setting her back just $3-$4.
The wall color is a rich and moody tone—Sherwin Williams Peppercorn. Mom and I have seen this color in many homes but it’s definitely our favorite in Jamie’s home. The cooler undertones create the best canvas for all of the collected finds in the room.
On the opposite side of the entry is the formal living. This cozy sitting area would be the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee and read a book. This room once opened up into the formal dining room, but Jamie decide it was better suited for a butlers pantry. I couldn’t agree more with her design decision here.
Oh, the butler’s pantry! This is the room that stopped my scroll. The Chicago brick juxtaposed with vintage cabinet doors and the rich, moody paint – it was singing with inspiration. Jamie didn’t just craft an aesthetically stunning butler’s pantry; we opened the drawers and found flawless organization. I’m thinking a second visit might be in order, this time to gather some organizational insights from Jamie. She’s clearly an expert with these Pinterest worthy drawers!
Jamie works at My Favorite Room, an amazing home boutique whose owner and designer, Kathy, we had the privilege of touring earlier this year. Thanks to her position at My Favorite Room, Jamie is privy to a treasure trove of unique design elements. Among these gems are the captivating French windows she’s repurposed as cabinet doors in her butler’s pantry and kitchen. These additions infuse a sense of timeless elegance, offering a striking contrast to the deep-hued cabinets.
Stepping into Jamie’s French country kitchen feels like entering a dream. The continuity in design is evident; she masterfully carries over the Chicago brick, vintage doors, and that rich cabinet hue from other spaces. But what truly elevates this kitchen is Jamie’s decision to pair these elements with the timeless yet striking soapstone countertops, a choice that marries rustic charm with chic elegance.
At the center of the kitchen, the vent hood stands proudly, artfully framing Jamie’s prized possession: the Lacanche range. This wasn’t merely a whimsical purchase; it has held a spot on Jamie’s dream kitchen list for years. In a testament to her meticulous nature, the hue of the cabinets was thoughtfully selected to complement the range’s shade. Anchoring the space, a light oak wood island offers a refreshing contrast to the richly-colored cabinets, lending a touch of warmth and harmony to the entire setting.
The Chicago brick continues into the living room on the fireplace. I love the consistency through the home. Adjacent to the fireplace is a cozy nook where TV hangs gracefully over a vintage French dresser, repurposed as a chic media console. This choice not only showcases functionality but also brings a touch of European elegance to the space. The marble coffee table is another piece that elevates and adds interest in the room.
The primary bedroom showcases another dark and moody gray! This cozy room would be a great retreat after a long day. I love the vintage door that leads to the bathroom. This door was sourced from our friends at Antiques & Vintage in Forney, Texas. If you’re on the hunt for vintage doors they are worth the trip for sure.
Jamie and her husband’s first major renovation in their home was the primary bath. Remarkably, the majority of this transformation was accomplished through their own DIY efforts. Their keen eye for design and meticulous attention to detail made it almost unbelievable that they managed such a project on their own. But their craftsmanship was tested when the severe Texas freeze led to a burst pipe, flooding their residence. Gratefully, their freshly revamped primary bath emerged unscathed, while other parts of their home, still awaiting updates, bore the brunt of the damage.
WALL PAINT COLOR – Sherwin Williams Minimalist Grey
Jame thank you so much for opening your doors to us for a tour. Your home is a refreshing reminder that it’s not just about what we own – it’s about the experiences, the stories, and the life we embed into them. The beauty lies in blending the old with the new and most importantly, creating a space that reflects who you are.
Thank you for joining us on this delightful home tour. Stay tuned for the next with Farmhouse Living!
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