Who’s ready for another house crashing adventure? This is a house in Roswell, Georgia that we dropped in on – and it’s a beaut. Julie, the owner, is also one of the ladies behind Milk & Honey Home, and it’s so inspiring to see how she pairs colors and patterns in her own home (while squeezing in some great budget-friendly ideas). We’re so thankful that she let us snoop around and share the pics! So without further ado… let’s barge in and make ourselves at home.
The foyer just beyond the front door was spectacular. I mean, isn’t this like living in a magical jewelry box or something? I was immediately smitten. She got the scalloped mirror on sale from Ballard Designs (I’ve been obsessed with it for ages) and the wallpaper is actually from Home Depot! The ceiling light is from Pottery Barn and the lamps on the table are from HomeGoods. Oh and the table itself is a secondhand find.
I’m telling you. I could have stood in the foyer all day.
But wait, I forgot to introduce you to Julie. She was so friendly and easy to talk to that Clara and Burger and I found ourselves sitting on the floor of her son’s room chatting for most of the crash (while John ran around like a madman taking photos).
To the left of the foyer was a dramatic sitting room with black walls and tons of pretty layered texture. The slipper chairs are from Pottery Barn Outlet and the chandelier is from West Elm.
This driftwood mirror was actually a HomeGoods find!
The lofted living room was a project that Julie and her husband took on after moving in. The beams were already there, but they added tongue & groove to the ceiling and used 1 x 2″s on the walls to add a “faux board and batten look” on a budget. As for that giant pendant in the middle of the room, Julie can order it for you though Milk & Honey Home. The sofa is just an old one that Julie had slipcovered since it was completely functional but didn’t match the look she was going for.
Once again there was that awesome mix of modern and rustic and blingy and neutral in here. Such a pretty layered look.
The pass-through to the kitchen was so much fun. Those frames with portraits of her kiddos are from Ikea and the stools are from Crate & Barrel.
Here’s another shot of that awesome pass-through. I love how casually draped paper garlands and a silver deer head dress up the opening and draw your eye in towards the floating shelves beyond.
More kitchen loveliness. The large glass ceiling fixture is from Pottery Barn and the backsplash tile is by Walker Zanger. Julie has loved it forever and saved her pennies to make it hers (she was thankful it was a small area to tile, so it wasn’t as expensive). As for the counters, they’re actually limestone. They were amazing in person. So natural and textured.
Aren’t those antique shelf brackets a nice mix with the clean and modern shaker-style cabinets and shelves?
This table, bench, and chairs were from Crate & Barrel, and the chandelier over the table is from a secondhand store.
Can you tell we were in love with the kitchen? Seriously, we could have put ten more photos of that room in here.
This is the guest room, which all began with a red rug that Julie already owned. She wanted the room to feel fresh and modern while incorporating that rug, so once she saw the teal and red vase on the desk (from Anthropologie) she knew that painting the walls a soft teal color (Pratt & Lambert Pacific) would work the rug into the room in a modern and fresh way. I loved the mix!
Julie’s two boys actually share a room (they love it!) so Julie brought in two twin sized beds and hung some awesome oversized initials from Ballard Design (on clearance) over their beds. This is the room that Clara and I hung out in most – the wall opposite the bed had a cabinet full of toys- and Clara totally made herself at home.
Here’s the hall bathroom, complete with basic white subway tile (from Lowe’s) and gray grout because “boys use this room!” – haha. Julie says it has held up really well to her two little men. I also loved that although this room looks totally redone, the vanity came with the house- she just painted it a soft knaki-gray-green color for a completely fresh look.
Some of the little details of the house totally won my heart- like all the old door knobs that Julie has collected over time. Here’s her bedroom beyond these pretty glass french doors that lead to her bathroom.
And here’s a shot looking back at those french doors to the bathroom from the bedroom. I love that pop of blue on the dresser to the right of the door. The bedroom was a really soft white-on-white space, so that hit of color was awesome.
Here’s the bathroom. Isn’t that tub awesome? I totally wanted to crawl in with my clothes on and just bask in the glory of a gorgeous bathroom. Oh and the floor was white penny tile, so of course John and I oohed and aaahed. It was gorgeous. The subway tile is once again from Lowe’s and those ruffled shower curtains are actually from Target (sold as window curtains, not shower curtains, but Julie just added a shower curtain liner behind them). And that chandelier? Julie scored it for just $29 at a secondhand store called Queen Of Hearts Antiques.
I really love how she mixes things, like this wood stool that she dropped into a white-on-white space for some awesome texture and a nice natural element to compliment all the bright and shiny stuff. Speaking of that wood stool, it was actually something that her friend’s dad made. I love that she has some handmade stuff along with some budget friendly stuff (like the subway tile from Lowe’s and those ruffled curtains from Target).
So that’s the tour of Julie’s amazing house. We’re so thankful that she let us drop by and shoot away! And you can read more about her and her beautiful home on her own little slice of the interweb. Now let’s play the what’s-your-favorite-part game. Anyone else gonna call that tub that I’m obsessed with? I also loved the giant rectangular capiz chandelier in the room with the black walls. And John’s calling the pass-through to the kitchen and the open shelves in there.
Melanie @ MJ says
Gorgeous – Love the fireplace & that front door.
Lindsay B says
What a pretty house! I love how she mixes and layers different colors and textures. Whenever I try to do that, things look out of place. I’ll have to keep practicing…
Ditto times a thousand!
Gorgeous! The wallpaper in the foyer pair with the pale green door and limes console, ugh so so lovely!
Sugar Cookie says
Did those sweet French doors get you excited to put some of your own in your office area?
Yes yes yes!!
Wow, I’m obsessed with the whole thing. My favorite part might just be the front door. I’m moving in!
Janelle D says
What a beautiful home! I love the mix of old & new and the layered feel. My favorite part? The lofted ceilings in the living room. Is it weird to be in love with a design feature? Haha.
Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove says
This house is beautiful! I wouldn’t have made it past the foyer though because that room is amazing (I normally don’t like wallpaper but this makes me rethink my stance)!
Cool house! The wallpaper in the foyer is really attractive!
I love the master bed/bath. I’m doing all neutrals in our own bedroom and am obsessed with anything white-on-white.
That is the neatest house! I’m officially inspired, in fact I blackberried my mom to go shopping AS I was looking at these pictures. Maybe I too will be able to find a tree trunk table…Also there’s a lot of impossibly cool chandeliers which seem to be hogging the spotlight in many of the rooms. Mom, we’re going to the lighting store.
Beautiful! When can I move in? I love the mix of normal-people retail stores, (West Elm, Pottery Barn), big box (Lowes, Target), discount (Homegoods), and secondhand. It makes me think that even I could make my home look like that!
Love this house!
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Paige @ Little Nostalgia says
I really love the mixture of trendy and classic! They were smart to go with so much white tile (and that tub!), because that will never go out of style. I’m totally drooling.
Mona O | Renters In Love says
Cheese and rice! That kitchen is amazing!
Krystle @ ColorTransformedFamily says
I love it! Especially the black in the sitting room. Even with the dark color the space still looks open because of the whites balancing it. Her house is beautiful.
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh says
I need to crane my jaw off the floor. Simply stunning! Makes me look around my house and feel so plain!
She has a lovely home and very cool style! And the way the mirror “vanity / desk” picks up the colours of the rug … NEAT. Took me a while to figure that one out!
That living room chandelier. I died a little inside when I saw how it reflected the wood beams. :::sigh:::
Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story says
Gorgeous home! Love all her light fixtures, especially the capiz chandelier. Drool…..drool.
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Lynn @ Our Useful Hands says
Okay okay okay I love this house! And here’s why: the fact that she aint scurred to layer those two rugs in the reading room – whereas me on the other hand would have my knees knocking in fright, the pass through where the stove is immediately there to dole out morning eggs right onto those waiting plates, her kitchen table, and the vaulted ceiling in the family room. What a lovely place for those boys to make memories in. Good job and brava Julie!
My best, Lynn
I love the tile backsplash in the kitchen.
Me too Stephanie!!! I’m actually planning to use this tile for a backsplash in my kitchen in the near future… it looks like a budget-friendly version on Julie’s gorgeous tile!!
Gorgeous, I love these house looks – like Apartment Therapy house tours but with the quirky cute personality and comments we love from YHL :)
I think this might be my favorite of all your house crashes! Beautiful home – it had me at the front door!
Crystal @ 29 Rue House says
What a gorgeous home! Too many beautiful things to just name one – love the black walls, that beautiful shade of green/red combo, the blingy accents, the blue dresser and the list goes on!
I love everything about that house how gorgeous. But my favouritist things are the light in the hallway and the silver stags head. BEAUTIFUL!! xox
Karen M. says
This home is amazing! Great job Julie!
what a gorgeous home! the foyer is absolutely incredible –the wallpaper plus those lamps are stunning!!
quick random unrelated question. when buying curtain material for the house (and clara’s room in particular) do you buy flame retardant fabrics? i wanted to order fabric from spoonflower but saw that they are not flame retardant and i have no idea how important that is or isn’t. thank you!
I think flame retardant fabric is great for sleepwear and maybe bedding, but I haven’t heard of flame resistant curtains. Anyone else know?
If you look into it, flame retardant fabrics won’t do much in the event of a fire. They work best to buy you a few seconds if your kid leans over a candle or someone smokes in the home. I personally prefer to skip them whenever possible, even for things like pajamas. We just size up a bit in natural fabrics like cotton (cotton PJs don’t have to be treated, but have to be sold as “form fitting” for that reason). I personally think this is an area where common sense should prevail. For our lifestyle, flame retardant fabrics just don’t make a lot of sense. Again, look into it but if (awful to think about) a house fire resulted, the flame retardant fabrics don’t do much. THey would help if a fabric curtain blew against a candle though, kwim?
I should also add flame retardants like PBDE are hormone disruptors and mess with the thyroid. Most conventional mattresses have them, many electronics, certain fabrics, pillows, etc. The dust given off by those things has PBDEs, which aren’t great.
Gorgeous house! I love how cohesive all the rooms are without all being the same. She’s got some mad decorating skills!
Rachel @ Birch + Bird says
I’m so jealous of you two and all your house crashing. This one is a real stunner.
My favorite has to be the master bath. Any chance we can find out which white paint she used in there and other white rooms in the house?
Here’s hoping Julie drops in with that info!
Got to the bottom of it–BM White Dove.
I’d like to just move in, thanks. That kitchen especially. Yum. I love the mix of bright and shiny with rustic. it’s the perfect masculine/feminine balance. Making notes for our dream home.
Oh, and the tile in the kitchen? Drooling.
“Those framed portraits of her kiddos are from Ikea” I knew what you meant, but this phrasing made me giggle. :=)
Oh yeah – the frames I mean!!
Robin @ our semi organic life says
For a second I thought perhaps her kids were IKEA models! lol :)
I LOVE THIS HOUSE!!!!
Ok, let me calm down now. Is it childish and bratty to feel completely incompetent at getting my house finished?
Such a cool house and great pics! :) The lofted living room is my favorite especially with that pendant light, but I am most impressed with the sitting room. It is everything I would be petrified to do in my own home but she makes it look effortless and cozy. Great house crash pick.
Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous house. I love house tours. They make me want to go home and decorate.
My favorite part is definitely that backsplash tile. I am totally obsessed with that pattern and it looks so gorgeous in her kitchen. Love it!
Jamie Smith says
This one has to be my favorite house-crash ever. I could totally see myself in every single room and pinned at least three pics as inspiration for some future projects.
I love all of the unique light fixtures!
Karen Lee says
Best house crash yet!!
Makes me want to get on some of the projects around my own house.
Thanks for sharing!
I’d love to wake up in that house every morning! My faves are a tie between the turquoise dresser and that TUB. I’d just lounge around in the master suite all day.
Jennifer I. says
FAVORITE. HOUSE. EVER. Seriously!!! That foyer had me at hello!!!!! I am loving every square inch of this place from the living room to the cowhide rug over that striped rug in the sitting area to that foyer. OMG! I will be referring back to this one, a lot. I have been eyeing that exact dining set from Crate and Barrel so it’s nice to see it in a real home and I’ll be filing that in my wishes folder! Love, love, love!
I would never think to brave black walls, but boy did she do it right!
Oh wow, definitely my favorite house crashing of all. There is not a photo above I wouldn’t pin. I think she has my exact style; love, love, love, the mix of old and new. I thought our house was coming along, but it’s nothing compared to this, sigh.
Wendy - Old Town Home says
Absolutely stunning! I love how collected it looks. It’s interesting, personal, and definitely isn’t your cookie cutter catalog look. Great job Julie!
Thanks for the love! Wow, John…you are great behind the camera. Anisa (my partner) said to go with BM white dove with everything,,,so I did!
This is fun:). Julie
Lynnette Ross says
I love milk and honey home! This blog is one of my favs! And you’re so right, Julie is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I meet her at Queen of Hearts once and she spent so much time chatting with me. By the way she has a booth at Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, GA. Love her home, thanks for the crash.
Lynette: Thanks for the tip. I didn’t know about this shop, but am now headed there THIS weekend!Destiny
Jess @ Little House. Big Heart. says
I love the black in the sitting room! I’d probably never be brave enough to go with such a dark color. In fact, I’d probably be apprehensive of layering so many textures, too. It looks beautiful in Julie’s home, though.
And I love the vaulted ceiling with the tongue and groove!
Wow! I’m not bold enough to paint a room black but it really works in Julie’s sitting room which is totally chic.
This is so lovely – I just wanted to pin everything! Her kitchen gave me some great ideas for our own! Thanks for crashing!
My favorite house tour, ever.
Michele Daggar says
So breathtaking and inspiring! I’m in love with the gorgeous fireplace and the tile backsplash in the kitchen.
I want to go to there! Fantastic job Julie.
at first i thought your name was Michele Dugger and i thought -“wow – that mom has time to read blogs?”
This house is gorgeous and so interesting! Love it!