Ryan and Ashley’s House

The kitchen…
 Ryan has painted his oak cabinets 2 times, that I know of. First, a glossy black and now a light khaki green with a brownish glaze.
(see my own glazing technique HERE)

The kitchen is right off of the family room where Ryan removed the standard carpet and replaced it with pine wood slat nailed right into the floor boards.

They were once stained a dark color but now have a beautiful paint that brings out the random sizes in the wood planks and I like that the nails show. It’s a casual and lived in look that goes great with the painted kitchen cabinets.

Some details in the kitchen that I want to share are in the collage above that feature the top cabinet sides by the sink which have board and batten trim added to them. The door and drawer pulls are installed at the top or bottom horizontally on some cabinets and vertical on others. Ryan made the concrete counter tops all by himself. They are rough and chunky – adding so much rustic character to this sweet little kitchen.

 Ryan and I have very similar taste in that we like to turn stock kitchen islands into a statement piece. The corbels and arched counter top provide an over hang for the stools and creates a more customized detail. The board and batten trim is an easy upgrade that I show you how to do in THIS POST. I like that Ryan’s vertical slats are close together.

Decorating is only one of my cute brother’s talents. He makes his own wine and cans all sorts of delicious foods. Some are jams, pickles and infused oils and vinegar’s.

(you can see a yummy jam recipe HERE).
Above the cabinets is a creative way to display his work in the kitchen and it brings in fun color and it contributes to the “we live here” look that I love so much about this space. I feel like I am in a funky vegetarian restaurant sitting at this snack bar.
Ryan made me a vegetarian lunch with samples of his different wines that are so delicious. Each bottle of wine has a label on the back, in Ryan’s own handwriting, explaining any special events that inspired the creation of the wine or life happenings in that year. A very creative way to journal and celebrate later. I shared one idea in THIS POST of how I reused one of his bottles as a dish soap dispenser.
This is a little half bath off of the kitchen. Aren’t the colors pretty?

You can view more of Ryan and Ashley’s Foyer HERE.

 The TV sits in this corner and I like that Ryan installed a ledge for displaying accents right above the TV.
 Big windows and a big comfy couch.
 A super duper fun place to visit!
Eye candy and comfort all together….
Thank you Ashley and Ryan for sharing your home with us – it’s a lovely place!!!
Oh, and don’t forget the children – Buddha and Pickle.

Sharing with: From My Front Porch to Yours, French Country Cottage and Common Ground, Not Just a Housewife


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Susan Lloyd

Could you give me a little more info about the \”The kitchen is right off of the family room where Ryan removed the standard carpet and replaced it with pine wood slat nailed right into the floor boards.\”I love that look and would love to have it myself. thanks

SWEET HAUTE for Sweet Haute

OMGosh! This is such a great post….I wanted to invite you to share this at my link party going on now. Add as many projects as you like. Hope to see you there…http://sweethaute.blogspot.com/2013/08/thursday-sweet-haute-share-linky-party_13.htmlChristina at SWEET HAUTEThursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama

Oh my goodness, I love everything about your brothers home..the pine board floors and those countertops are awesome. The canned goods on top of the cabinets reminds me of my mamaw.


Wow, you and your brother have some great decorating/foodie genes going on. Is that Lemoncello in the background or a vinegar? Beautiful home and family.

Leslie Harris

Wow, decorating runs in the family. Thanks for sharing your brother's talent with us Holly.


Love that kitchen. I feel like I just want to sit down and share a meal. xo Laura


talent and creativity runs deep in your family,holly:) love the pine floors, his countertops are awesome, and he makes his own wine? that's just cool!

Shabby chic Sandy

That is a great home! Love those white floors.


What a great home! Hey and he has pugs too:)

Mary Ann

Your brother is so creative, but also thoughtful and caring! And his dogs are DARLING (from a fellow pug owner!)

Angela Ryder

What a great home! You have such a talented brother (like his sis!)! Thanks for sharing!!~~Angela


Your brother is a very creative and talented man. The counters turned out great and the island looks like it really belongs. Very welcoming home. Thanks for sharing.Cynthia

Patty Rumaker

I like your brothers home, and I love those countertops, the flooring, and the gallery wall of pictures and frames. The house has a very authentic vibe to it and I like that. Thanks for sharing.Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design