Thistlewood Farms Home Tour – 110 Year Old Farmhouse with Graceful Style
We’re back with another home tour and I’m thrilled to be sharing one so amazing. If you’re new to the Farmhouse Living blog, once a month mom and I share a home tour of another homebody that has tons of inspiration to give.
Today we’re sharing KariAnne’s of Thistlewood Farms 110-year-old farmhouse. KariAnne’s joy and passion are contagious. This home is her childhood home so she shares so many fun stories and sentiment in every space. You’re going to love this one.
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Before you even walk in you’re drawn in. I knew it was going to be a cozy dream standing at the curb. The character of this old home is so welcoming with the mature trees and pretty landscaping. Isn’t this a dream??
When you walk in you’re greeting by this beautiful living room. KariAnne called her style in this space colorful classic eclectic. I love this description because it didn’t really box her into any category. You see elements of traditional, glam, and even farmhouse in this space. Let this room be an example that you can mix all the styles you love.
KariAnne has fun pops of blue in her living. She shared in the video that she initially went completely neutral in this room and then she fell in love with a blue throw pillow at a yard sale. She continued to add blue accents including this gorgeous blue rug that brings the entire space together.
Something to note about this space is that all the larger pieces are neutral. If she ever wanted to change up her color scheme it would be very easy. If you love to switch things up add colorful accents that are easy to switch out and keep your investment pieces neutral.
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This dining room is AMAZING. It’s the antithesis of the living room with navy and white. The walls look like they have beautiful textured wallpaper, but this was a treatment that KariAnne’s sister added in high school when they lived there as kids. She said she took drywall mud and ran over it with a hair clip to create the fun texture. It’s painted Sherwin Williams Naval. The chandelier in this room is original to the home.
I love how KariAnne created this unique tablescape with dishes in an old dough bowl. I’ve never seen this before but I’m going to keep this idea in my back pocket.
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The millwork on the stairs in the entry way is original to the house. It’s ornate and simple all at the same time. This is the type of character that makes an old home so special. The chandelier here is also original to the home.
She has a gallery wall of mix match mirrors going up the stairs. Some have frames and some do not, but they all look perfect together. They really draw your eye up.
All of the furniture pieces in this area were thrifted or passed down carrying such fun stories and adding even more character to this area.
This office is not only pretty, but it was so special to hear KariAnne talk about the memories of her dad giving her words of wisdom as a kid sitting at that exact desk. This makes me think twice about throwing out a piece that could potentially have a story and meaning one day. Do you have any furniture like this?
Right off the entry is the beautiful blue bathroom. The color is called Let It Rain by Sherwin Williams. Although this floor tile is super popular right now, this is not updated floor! It was the exact tile from KariAnne’s childhood. You also see the original heater on the wall.
When KariAnne first purchased this home back from the couple her mom sold it to, she removed the wall that closed in this kitchen to create a bulter’s pantry. The glass cabinets on the wall were actually salvaged from the butler’s pantry adding so much character to this freshly renovated kitchen. Her island adds contrast painted Sherwin Wiliams Peppercorn. This color looks amazing with the clear hardware she chose. It has a fun victorian feel.
One thing I loved about her kitchen is that everything was on display. Even the functional daily ware like silverware. She says she likes to keep it all to where she can see it so everything gets it’s full use. I really love that thought. It’s better to use a piece than to shove it in a cabinet and forget you have it.
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KariAnne has several fun DIYs in her kitchen. One of them is this plate rack on the wall. It’s a simple way to add character and functional storage to your kitchen. She has a full DIY tutorial on her blog here.
Another DIY was the cute wooden letters she has mounted on the wall that say FARM. She shared such a sweet story with these letters. Her brother and his wife were looking to adopt but didn’t have the finances since adoption is very expensive. KariAnne posted these letters on her blog as a DIY and at the bottom of the post she shared a link to his Etsy shop for them to purchase if they didn’t have interest in DIYing. They sold $40k in letters allowing her sweet niece Mia Kate to be adopted. I want home accents with that type of sentiment in my home!
BUTLERS PANTRY & LAUNDRY ROOM
Sometimes it’s the smaller spaces that really pack a punch when it comes to design. This laundry room/butler’s pantry does quite that. KariAnne’s laundry is on the left side styled perfectly, but also ready for all the practical use. On the ride side, there’s a butler’s pantry with a fun collection of white dishes, a coffee bar, and her trash can hidden behind a sliding door. You can see more of this space in action on the video tour.
Now to the family room. This area is so cozy and I can’t believe it was a garage conversion. I never would have known.
In the video tour, KariAnne was sharing that her intent in the home is for it to be lived in. I loved when she said, “I don’t want this to be a museum…If someone wants to sit down and eat a chocolate cake on the slipcovered couch, let’s go!” Now that’s what’s how is all about.
You feel that in this room. It has multiple focal points that draw your eye in. In the back, she has a game table with two beautiful antique chairs that she purchased at a yard sale for $20! She has so many fun yard sale finds in her home.
She has built-ins on the wall where her TV is. The wall sconces dress up this area and add a modern touch.
Y’all this home tour was such a blast. I hope it inspired you as much as it inspired us. KariAnne made me want to head to a yard sale or a thift store and apply dry wall mud with a comb onto a wall in my house 😂Not only is she so talented at creating home, but she’s just wonderful to be around. Thank you KariAnne for sharing your gorgeous home with us. We’re officially real life BFF’s.
If you want more inspiration from KariAnn I’ve linked all her social media and blog below. She has so many fun ideas and projects that she shares every week. You’re going to love it.
FIND KARIANNE ONLINE FOR MORE INSPIRATION
Instagram – @thistlewood
Blog – www.thistlewoodfarms.com
Youtube – www.youtube.com/c/ThistleWood
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/thistlewoodfarm/
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📷Photos by our amazing photographer: Charlee Tabor Photography.