The front of the home features a very traditional farmhouse style with white siding, bold black shutters, peaked gables on the second story, and a wooden wraparound porch with columns. The front door and other accents add in pops of pale blue – a retro color that hints at the home’s interiors.
Tucked neatly into the front of a neighborhood, the home’s location was ideal for Brooke. “I like the security of living in a neighborhood, but I also like the privacy we have in this lot. After I came out and walked it a few times, I knew it felt right. No one can build on one side, and it’s still just a short drive to work and into town.”
As you enter the front door, the atmosphere is cheerful and welcoming. Subdued neutrals set the backdrop for a riot of bohemian flair. Plush velvet sofas in a mustard yellow anchor the colorful collection of whimsical pieces. They also contrast nicely with the retro shades of blue in this open living space. “I really like color, but I like to bring it in through my furniture and décor,” Brooke says. The sofas are also a favorite of Stanley’s, Brooke’s one-year-old mini labradoodle. “Oh yeah, he loves the sofas and the rug, because it’s very cushioned,” she shares.
The custom fireplace surround was designed by Brooke to be streamlined and simplistic. The sleek marble surround keeps the look light, while the shelves are beautifully curated with some of Brooke’s favorite belongings. House plants and her burgeoning vinyl record collection populate the shelves with color and character. In the corner by the front door is a nostalgic record player. “I only started to get into vinyl about three years ago, but I love it. You can really feel the music,” Brooke says.
Her plants are spread beyond the fireplace unit too. They hold their own special places throughout the house on unique plant stands. “I tend to collect things that I like, and I have a lot of plant stands. They’re so useful!” Brooke says.