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homebunch.com · Oct 21, 2018

Beautiful Homes of Instagram: New England Home

How wonderful it is to start a new week with all of you here. Thank you so much for the visit my friends! I am also really grateful for having Ellen Sharpe of @featherglass on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series. Ellen is a wonderful person and she has a home that should not only leave you inspired but also more relaxed… and get ready for this: her kitchen island seats eight?! I am in love with her entire kitchen and I am sure you will love it too. Here, the homeowner explains more about her style:

“To say I was thrilled when Luciane asked me to be a part of her “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series is an understatement! When I had only dreams of doing my renovation and addition, HomeBunch was a major source of ideas and inspiration for me.

I have always had a love of interior design. I would spend hours thumbing through magazines. But now with social media, there is so much design inspiration at your fingertips. During my renovation I started really working on building my instagram account to capture and share my process and ideas. It has been a wonderful experience where I have gotten to meet so many amazing people, including Luciane! I hope my followers are able to get daily bits of inspiration that they can translate into their own homes. I love when people reach out to me for design help and I am even able to offer remote design options.

My husband, my daughter and I (plus 2 adorable West Highland Terriers) live just 10 miles north of Boston Massachusetts in a small New England town. We bought our neglected little bungalow just down the street from where I grew up. Although it was in severe disrepair, the cottage like exterior and the stone chimney in front drew us to it. An initial renovation to make the house livable kept us happy there for years but ultimately we needed more space. We weighed our options and decided a renovation with a 2 story addition to include an open concept living space and master suite was what would work best for our family.

To save money, we upcycle a lot of materials and use repurposed furnishings. My design style tends to be light, clean, classic and comfortable. I love mixing in some French and farmhouse elements as well.”

Get ready to feel inspired and pin a lot!

Beautiful Homes of Instagram: New England Home

The front of the house has remained the same and I love the Bungalow look it has. It looks really small and unassuming from the front, much like a classic cottage.

Color: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White

Door Color: Benjamin Moore Black Panther

Front Door: Custom

Chimney: Natural Fieldstone

Front Porch Light: Progress Lighting Maison Collection Wall Mount Lantern

House Numbers: Pottery Barn Tree Branch House Numbers


A big island and a gas range were a must because I love to cook.

The kitchen island seats 8!!! How dreamy is that?!!!

Counterstools: Cosmopolitan Beige Linen Counter Stools.

Window Sash: Benjamin Moore Black Panther

Paint Color & Countertop

Cabinets: Kraftmaid Shaker Style – unfinished and Painted in Benjamin Moore Advance Paint in Snowfall White.

Countertops and backsplash: White Princess Quartzite

Stove: Ilve Majestic 36 inch Italian Range

Dishwasher: Bosch panel ready dishwasher


Linear Chandelier: Perryton 8 light Island Pendant – similar here.

Pot Filler Faucet: Rohl.

Kitchen Sink

One thing that is a little different in my kitchen is I have a corner sink. It may appear small but it is very deep and hides a lot of dirty dishes!

Faucet: Kohler K99261 Artifacts Pull Down Faucet.

Similar Kitchen Runner: here – Other Beautiful Runners: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.


Hardware: Top Knobs Bin Pulls & Pulls.

Hutch Cabinet

I’m a bit obsessed with butler’s pantries and my space just did not allow for one. Instead, I decided to design a reduced depth bank of glass front cabinets that gives me all the storage I need.

Cremone Bolts: A29 6 foot Cast Iron Plain Window Cremone – similar here.

Hardware: Top Knobs Pulls & Appliances Pulls.

Dining Room

The dining room opens to a beautiful dining area with plenty of natural light.

Dining Table: RH – similar here & here.

Chairs: RH – similar here & here.

Chandelier: Hubberton Forge – similar here.


A reclaimed wood dining table adds the right amount of texture to this dining room.

Kitchen Sitting Area

The sitting area is one of my favorite rooms at Ellen’s home. How inviting and pretty! Paint color is Benjamin Moore Smoke and Mirrors CSP-105.

Trim: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White

Beam: Magnolia Beam by Old World Traditions

Light: Nadine 1 light Schoolhouse Pendant

Vintage Secretary: Painted in White Chalk Paint and distressed.

Oversized Chairs: West Elm Bliss Armchair

Pillow: Arhaus


This was a renovation project. It was a leather too mahogany ottoman that I refinished with white chalk paint and general finishes light brown dye stain to give a reclaimed wood look and covered the leather with batting and linen.

Beautiful Ottoman Coffee Tables: here, here, here & here.

Similar Knit Throw: here & here.


Deconstructed Chairs: Four Hands Furniture – similar here, here, here, here & here.


Walls, Ceiling and Woodwork: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White.

Family Room

I come from a large family and we gather here often so for the interior space, we opted for an open concept. That entailed moving a steep center stairway to the second floor off to the back corner of the addition and doing the same floors throughout the entire first floor.

Woodwork/Ceiling and Walls : Benjamin Moore Snowfall White

Coffee table: Vintage; refinished.

Sconces: Custom made with acorn glass shades – similar here.

Oversized Chairs (far left): West Elm


Sofa: Rowe Furniture slipcovered in charcoal Linen – similar here, here & here.

Hardwood Flooring

Floors: Shaw Floors – Solid Prefinished Hickory Collection: Rio Grande Color: Grandview

Similar Olive Tree: Here.

Oversized Chair: West Elm


I love the look of old stairways so something we did splurge on was a custom wreathed handrail that was handmade by James Dean of Jamesrdean.com


Stair and railing Stain: Minwax Ebony – Twist Taper top wood balusters.

Woodwork and walls: Benjamin Moore Snowfall white

Front Room

Our Front Room is the one room on the first floor that is separate from the open concept space but still has a wide view into it. This room has the original wood burning fireplace and it’s where we gather when we watch television. Speaking of television…it’s hidden behind those distressed doors!

Linen Sofa: Arhaus Emory Grand Sofa.

Side Chair: Elton Chair West Elm


Jute Rug: Pottery Barn

Beautiful Deconstructed-style Sofa: Here.

Paint Color

Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White

Similar Basket: Pottery Barn.


Chandelier: Lockhart Chandelier Pottery Barn.

Powder Room

Paint: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White

Tile: Marble Hexagon Tile

Sink: Signature Hardware

Light: Ariella Ovale Glass Pendant Light

Daughter’s Bedroom

This was the first room on the second floor to be complete. It connects to a spare bedroom with a shared bathroom with a small hallway between the 2 rooms.

Paint: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White

Bed: Linen Nailhead Bed

Mini Chandelier: Gallery Versailles Wrought Iron And Crystal Mini Chandelier

Loveseat: Colette in Flax Beige Pier One Imports

Light Hardwood Flooring

Flooring: French Oak finished with Woca Lye in Driftwood White – similar here & here.

Doors: Jeld-wen Monroe Smooth

Hardware: Nostalgic Warehouse Meadows Plate in Timeless Bronze with Oval Crystal Glass Knob.

Paint Walls and Trim: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White

Master Bedroom

This space was one of my favorite to design and it was the last that we completed. I wanted the space to be serene and uncluttered. Future plans include planking the ceiling and picture frame molding on the walls.

French Doors with Opening Sidelights : Ashworth

Bed: Jardin From Frontgate, King

Paint Color & Fireplace

White Bedroom Paint Color: Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore.

Fireplace: Valor Victorian Gas Fireplace/Windsor Style

Mantle: Antique Marble, Craigslist Find

TV: The Frame TV Samsung


Chandelier: Pottery Barn.

Linens: Pottery Barn.

Bedside Light: Chloe Mercury Glass Hobnail Task Lamp Pottery Barn.


Vanity: Aberdeen 60 in Double Vanity with Open Shelf – Dove Grey – Home Decorators Collection

Sink Faucets: Symmons Allura Widespread Faucet in Chrome

Mirrors: Homegoods – similar here.

Lights: Elk 63039 Schoolhouse 1 Light Pendant.

Shower Wall: AZEK Trim boards custom cut into shiplap.

Master Bathroom

Even though not entirely complete as we still need glass shower doors, all the finishes came together nicely to create something fitting for a home built in New England in 1900 and still have a sleek clean feel.

Tub: Strom Solitude Acrylic Double Ended Pedestal Tub

Tub Faucet: Pfister Tisbury Wall Mount Tub Filler in Chrome

Paint Walls and Trim: Benjamin Moore Snowfall White

Tile: Allen and Roth Herringbone Marble – similar here & here.

Grout: Pure White

Mirror: HomeGoods – similar hereOthers: here, here, here & here.

Back View

Previously the back of the house had a pretty treacherous long set of stairs. We decided to break that up with a few steps down to a raised stone patio.

We utilized the help of Orazio Guevara Sr. from JustDrawit https://justdrawit.com/ to draw up our building plans. I knew I wanted to open up the back of the house to the outdoors and to flood the inside with natural light. The windows and doors on the first floor helped us achieve a classic New England look.

I always loved the look of copper gutters but that just wasn’t in our budget so we went with aluminum and chose the bronze color which gave us a similar look.

Carriage House

When we bought the house we were lucky enough to have a bonus detached space that we now refer to as the “carriage house”.

Exterior Siding: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Exterior Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White


I tend to get a little more experimental in this space.

Walls and Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White

Floors: Wide Pine floor stained.


Gray Wood Walls: Rough Spruce with Greywash stain.

Ottoman: Restoration Hardware.


Most of the furniture is up cycled and vintage items that I’ve refinished. Its a cozy and rustic retreat just steps from home!


2nd floor ceiling: Pine Tongue and Groove washed with a 1:1 ratio of water and flat white latex paint.

2nd Floor Coffee Table: Arhaus (no longer available) – Other beautiful coffee tables: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Floors: Wide Pine, painted white.

Wall Paint Color

Walls: Benjamin Moore Gray Owl

Main House Back Porch

Wall Lanterns: Quoizel Danville 8 inch outdoor light

Ceiling Fan: Litex E-KM52ABZ5CMR

Planters: Brugge Salvaged Wood and Metal Planters from Restoration Hardware.

Exterior Details

We designed a lot of detail into the woodwork around the windows and added some flairs to the upper portion of the siding. For this we enlisted the help of David Bilbilian of A&T Remodeling.

The addition was designed by me and built by my husband who owns and operates ProRestoration.

Trim : Azek

Siding: Cedar Shake

Gutters and Downspouts: Aluminum Bronze


We used bluestone for the patio material as it has a classic and timeless look.

Stone: Natural Fieldstone

Patio: 12 x 12 Bluestone tile

House Color: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White

Doors and Windows: Andersen

Many thanks to Ellen Sharpe for sharing all of the details above. Make sure to follow @featherglass on Instagram for more inspiration!

Photography: Lorraine Jackson.

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