Furnishing a Farmhouse Retreat
Nestled in the scenic hills of Fletcher, North Carolina, a timeless farmhouse has undergone a remarkable transformation. This project, affectionately known as “The Homestead Revival,” brought together the talents of Sean Sullivan, owner of Living Stone Design + Build, Laura Sullivan, owner of ID.ology Interiors & Design, and the furniture studio Atelier Maison & Co., owned by this dynamic duo. The outcome is a stunning example of classical revitalization with an elegant touch.
“The Homestead Revival” was not just a renovation but a resurrection of the past. The classic Four Square floor plan was lovingly preserved, with locally milled wood used for ceilings, floors, and walls, echoing the timeless charm of farms from a bygone era. The combination of 9-foot ceilings and 8-foot doors and windows creates a sense of openness and comfort that epitomizes the farmhouse experience.
The heart of the home, the kitchen, was redesigned to blend modern functionality with the spirit of a farmhouse. Laura Sullivan shares her joy, saying, “Some of our favorite things about this home are the more open kitchen, which we were able to work with a little bit of a plan adjustment to the current footprint.”
Furnishing a home with such character required an eye for detail and a talent for weaving diverse elements into a harmonious whole. “We wanted to introduce layering and dimension into our materials and finishes,” Laura explains. “We wanted to make sure there was some contrast in the patterns and textures in each room, so each room has a slightly different feel while still maintaining cohesiveness when you go from one space to another”.
One of the standout features is the “Ambry Bath,” an open-concept primary bathroom designed by Laura Sullivan. This serene space boasts textures, natural elements, and abundant natural light, offering a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Atelier Maison & Co., the furniture and accessories studio co-owned by Sean and Laura Sullivan, played a pivotal role in bringing this vision to life. Their carefully curated selection of furnishings and decor contributed to the farmhouse’s elegant, inviting atmosphere.
For the Sullivans, this farmhouse is more than just a renovation project; it’s a personal retreat. Sean Sullivan reflects on the essence of coming home, stating, “At the end of the day, we all want some peace and quiet, some respite from the busy world. Having a place of our own that we’ve designed, built, and furnished around our lifestyle gives us that opportunity. Our favorite thing about this house is coming home.”
In the heart of Fletcher, North Carolina, this farmhouse stands as a testament to the craftsmanship and vision of Living Stone Design + Build, the design expertise of ID.ology Interiors & Design, and the discerning furnishings of Atelier Maison & Co. It stands as a masterclass in classical revitalization with an elegant touch, showcasing the power of carefully selected furniture and accessories to transform a space into a haven of comfort and style.