Happy Friday, y’all! I’m writing this perched on my couch, next to the fireplace, as the snow is starting to fall outside. Yes, it’s pretty perfect #sorrynotsorry

We did something big this week. We. Bought. A. Mountain. Home. YES!

This is something we’ve wanted to do for some time now. It’s been a dream of ours for so long and the fact we were able to do it this year, is a total pinch-me-moment.

When we first started this journey, both Steve and I had different ideas of what we wanted. Steve was all for a small condo, in the middle of town, that was easy to maintain. For me, I wanted a big detached home in the woods. I wanted to be able to have family and friends stay with us, and not be crammed together in a small condo space. After multiple showings, two offers that we lost out on, and lots of sleepless nights, we found the PERFECT home! We landed a new construction townhome, in the heart of the beautiful Grand Elk Community in Granby, Colorado, Only 20 minutes outside of Winter Park! More on the actual home and location, later, and yes, all the deets on being able to rent our home!

With this purchase, came a whole new level of shopping. Something I’m quite fond of, if I do say so myself. We have to furnish an entire home, almost 2,200 finished square feet! Picking out furniture and decor is definitely my jam. We set a budget, and let the shopping begin!

I definitely have a “style”, and it’s evident now in our second home FOR SURE. I love “farmhouse”, but not too rustic. I love “modern”, but not too cold. If I had to put a name to my style, it would be somewhere along the lines of modern-chic-farmhouse-cozy-rustic. I know, I narrowed that right down.

What makes a home “rustic” or “farmhouse” style? According to the latest Classic Home Farmhouse magazine (on stands now):

  • Barn doors
  • Rustic beams
  • Leather
  • Vintage signs
  • Rustic farm relics
  • Shiplap
  • Wide-plank floors
  • Upcycled barnwood
  • Industrial lights
  • Minimize pattern
  • Keep lines clean
  • Soften the palette
  • Cut the clutter
  • Lighten up lighting

I gravitate towards “farmhouse” style all.day.long, but also need a need more flare, a little more modern edge. I know “modern farmhouse” gets tossed around a lo these dayst, but good grief, that’s me! I love it. Love that style. What are my favorite design elements, farmhouse, or not?

  • Clean lines
  • Neutral colors, with wood accents
  • Vintage signs
  • Gallery walls
  • Shiplap, or some kind of wood accent on the wall
  • Accent walls! Yep, these are my favorite
  • Rustic beams
  • Barn doors
  • Tile, tile, tile. Fun, tile, of course

While we were deciding the style of our new mountain home, we wanted to keep all of this in mind. We wanted our home to be a reflection of us, while being able to accommodate all sorts of people from all over the world who come to stay in our home (yes, we’ll be renting it out! More details soon!)

Here are some pictures that were some inspiration for my vision of the #granbymountainfarmhouse

via: cynthia_harper_

via: farmhouselookbook

via: jaci_daily

via: the.little.bird

via: barrotribe

via: lexigracedesign

We can’t wait to share with you the full tour or our new mountain home. In the meantime, back to shopping, decorating, and loving every single minute of it.

XO,

Lindsay

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