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  • WELCOME!

    I'm Janna, and I'm so glad you're here! Follow along with me on this adventure of life, decorating, and bringing modern farmhouse goodness to my little corner of the world.

    Growing up on an apple farm in Oregon, I dreamed of running a "big business" in the city. I never imagined I'd grow up to have such a fondness for the everyday items I tripped over in our barn. Life is funny like that. Sometimes the most unexpected detours are the most fun!

Ohhhh friends.

It was so much fun working on this new construction project with M&S Resources and Craig Evans of Crown Real Estate Group. From the beginning, these guys let me dream about shiplap, barn doors, subway tile and modern farmhouse charm. Yesterday, we hosted an open house to showcase the finished product…and if you didn’t make it out, I thought it would be fun to share some pics! Sound good?

img_7526This house is unique, as you enter on the main level, and there’s another entire house downstairs in the daylight basement…perfect for dual living! People were surprised to find out how spacious it is, since it doesn’t look that big from the street (the house is over 4200 sq ft).

Ok, come on in!

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This fun shiplap wall is the first thing you see when you enter…setting the stage for our shiplap touches throughout. And OF COURSE, a darling sign, painted by my sis, Julie at Signs of Serendipity! πŸ™‚ The beautiful furniture used throughout is from Ashley Furniture here in Salem, Oregon…and boy, the furniture really made the house come alive! So cozy!

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Ok, see that little hallway to the left? Let’s turn there.

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The first room to the right in this hall is the powder bath…shiplapped on all 4 walls. Hello, glorious powder bath. I love you.

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To the left are 2 bedrooms, and straight ahead is this hall bath, or as I like to call it, the kid’s bath. Shiplap makes another appearance on the feature wall behind the sinks, painted Sherwin Williams “Snowbound.” The mirrors are AMAZING…they look like reclaimed wood, and you won’t believe where I found them! HOME DEPOT! My heart skipped a beat when I spotted them. The blue cabinets are so pretty next to the black & white floors, and in case you were wondering, they’re painted Sherwin Williams “Waterloo.”

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Down another hall to the right is the master suite. The pics just don’t do it justice…the view outside is just stunning, and it literally feels like you’re standing in a tree house. What a perfect retreat!

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Ok, and now…one of my favorite things about the house. The. Master. Bath. Ready? No, wait. Let’s just take a minute and enjoy the barn doors. Ok. Now we’re ready.

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The shiplap. The tub. The view. How in the world can we focus on one thing in here? I need that tub in my life. Like yesterday. And I’m not even a bath girl.

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If you’re more of a shower-taker, just look at this huge walk-in shower…with, wait for it…wood-grain tile set in a herringbone pattern. I die.

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This shower makes me happy I’m not a tile setter. God bless our talented tile-master, Julio. And yes, I know I owe you about 46 dozen donuts, Julio. Thank you for giving a week of your life for this shower! πŸ˜‰

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Just one more peek into the master bedroom, from the bathroom. πŸ™‚

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Ok, now into the heart of the home! The living room/kitchen area! Guys. The open concept here is just soooo much fun. Talk about a great place to entertain! And hi, are you noticing the darling accessories? These are from Real Deals in Salem, Oregon. So much to discuss in here, really. The beams, the stone fireplace, the shiplap, the lighting, the pretty furniture, the floors, the view…it all works together to make one big welcoming space.

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And from this side of the kitchen, we can see the double pantry, complete with barn doors and chalk board wall. Oh man, I want to stay for dinner. I mean, I don’t even cook but I bet it would taste good if it was made in THIS KITCHEN. Wanna see it?

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Oh hi there, glorious white kitchen. I adore your oversize white subway tile, your quartz counter tops, your beautiful appliances, and your fun island pendants.

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Aaaaand you know me. An island vignette was definitely happening here. P.S. Can you even believe the view outside? Just gorgeous green trees and a view of downtown Salem…STOP IT RIGHT NOW. So good. Right behind me is THIS: (just to give you a point of reference)…the view back out to the entry. And why yes, that entry bench IS SHIPLAPPED to the nines! πŸ˜‰

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Downstairs there’s another kitchen, living/dining area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a second laundry room, and a theater room. YES PLEASE.

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This kitchen. SO CUTE!

Well? What did you think? Thanks for stopping by, touring the house, and hanging out with me for awhile!

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  • November 13, 2016 - 10:42 pm

    Linda - Wow! What an adorable home. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love this pendants over the island in the first floor kitchen. Can you tell me the name, manufacturer and where to get them?ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:54 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Linda! All of the lighting is from Kelly’s Lighting in Salem, Oregon. You can see their website at http://www.kellyslighting.com. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2016 - 11:58 pm

    heather - Absolutely beautiful!!! I LOVE it:) Do you know where the barn doors were purchased or were they custom made? I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite part. I am feeling inspired!! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:53 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Heather! The barn doors were custom built by the team at M & S Resources. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 12:23 am

    Penny Johnson - Beautiful throughout! So open and airy. The Waterloo paint in bath was cool! Janna you picked out beautiful tones in paint choices! Barn doors very cool! Love the white tile back splash in kitchens! Wonderful to view details in this blog!ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:53 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Penny! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Hallie Parker - Love this house? Can you share where the light pendants above the island are from? πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 12:53 am

      yellowprairieint - Yes! All of the lighting is from Kelly’s Lighting in Salem, Oregon. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 1:37 am

    lisa whitley - Gorgeous home! I was wondering if your “signature color” Coconut Milk was used on the walls in the main area and kitchen walls?
    Thanks!
    LisaReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm

      yellowprairieint - Not exactly. πŸ™‚ It’s VERY similar to Coconut Milk, but was a custom color from Sherwin Williams. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 6:05 pm

    Christine - Beautiful!! Is this house for sale? love the soft color tones! May I ask what color you painted the ship lap and walls? Nice combo ..ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 11:08 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! The house is for sale. The shiplap is painted Sherwin Williams “Snowbound.” πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Pam Foster - I loved reading your descriptions along with the photos of this beautiful home! We walked through it during the tour but I loved being able to “re-see” it with your commentary.
    Thank you so much for sharing all this with us!
    Love your decorating!!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2016 - 10:41 pm

    Jennifer - Beautiful home and I love the mirrors in the bathroom. Do you happen to remember what they are called? I looked on home depot’s website but with 780 wood framed mirrors (yikes!) I couldn’t find them.ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 11:07 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! It’s the Cauley 36×30 mirror in wood tone. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2016 - 12:59 am

    Dana Evans - Love!!!!!!! Everything!!!!! 😌ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2016 - 5:33 am

    Kacey - Is this house still available? Do you have a link for the listing?ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    Jenny Westling - Do you have details on the fees tanning tub?ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2016 - 3:03 am

    Kristen McLaughlin - What a beautiful home! Could you tell me where the bathroom vanity in the hall/kids bath is from?? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • November 20, 2016 - 5:45 am

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Kristen! The vanity is a custom made cabinet made by G & J Cabinetry in Salem, Or.😊ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    Kari - Hello!
    I am very inspired by your posts. The home is beautiful. My husband and I just bought a house and looking for a dining table in your home, where can you find one on budget as well as other farmhouse decor? If you could get back to me that would be great!

    Thanks 😊ReplyCancel

    • November 20, 2016 - 10:00 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kari! The dining table is this house was from Ashley Furniture, and very affordable! I also have great luck on wayfair.com. Happy shopping!ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2016 - 11:06 pm

    Leighanne - Love the Herringbone tile in the bathroom. Can you please tell me where you got it. Want to do a herringbone pattern on my bathroom floor.ReplyCancel

    • December 5, 2016 - 5:28 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! The tile was ordered through Cherry City Interiors in Salem, Or.😊ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Lisa - Hello , I’m wondering about the carpet in the living room , it has great texture! Where did you find it and the brand, color, would be helpful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • December 13, 2016 - 10:43 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Lisa! The carpet is made by Shaw, and it’s called EO527 Pacesetter, color: 510 Cold Water. We ordered through Cherry City Interiors in Salem, Oregon. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    Ashley - How tall are the ceilings on the main floor? The home is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • January 16, 2017 - 10:38 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Ashley! The ceilings are 10′.😊ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2017 - 9:19 pm

    Sharon - Where are the table/chairs from? Looking for something similar and love these!!ReplyCancel

    • February 9, 2017 - 9:41 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Sharon! Yes, the table and chairs are from Ashley Furniture. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2017 - 7:43 pm

    kendal - Love the wood floors! Great color! Do you mind sharing where you found these and what color they are?ReplyCancel

    • March 7, 2017 - 4:17 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kendal! The floors are made by Shaw, they are “Buckingham” engineered hardwood, and the color is “Tower.” Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2017 - 3:12 am

    Katy Baley - I absolutely love the master bath! I was wondering if you could tell me the brand of the tub? Also, the brand of tile in there?ReplyCancel

    • March 10, 2017 - 10:06 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Katy! Not sure of the brand of the tub. The floor tile is by Dal Tile, Skybridge 12×24 gray. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2017 - 12:20 am

    Bree - Hi
    Can you tell me any info on vanity lights in bathroom?
    Thank youReplyCancel

    • March 15, 2017 - 6:02 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! The lighting is from Kelly’s Lighting in Salem, Oregon. http://www.kellyslighting.comReplyCancel

      • March 16, 2017 - 11:32 pm

        Bree - Are the white shades?
        Also powder room mirror? Where is it from?ReplyCancel

      • March 17, 2017 - 12:24 am

        Bree - Hi
        Would you be able to tell me what size light fixture I can use for a 42 inch wide bathroom vanity and also a 34 inch wide bathroom vanity
        Thank youReplyCancel

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If you’ve been following along for awhile, no doubt you’ve seen the barn door. A million times. Ever wonder what’s behind it? After a few people asked if it’s actually functional, I thought I better show you! It actually hides the smallest, and maybe the BEST, room in the house…the pantry. Ready? Let’s go in!

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You would THINK I would have done some grocery shopping before I took pics for this post…but aint nobody got time for that. This is real life, people. πŸ˜‰ Don’t wanna burst your bubble, but this mama is NOT a cook. Don’t get me wrong, we make tacos and spaghetti like everyone else in America…but there’s also a lot of stopping by for take-out and sandwiches on the run. ‘Tis the season of life. This entire paragraph should be in parenthesis. It’s not earth-shattering news, but apparently my lack of kitchen skills are a vulnerable area that I feel I need to explain. And I know I don’t. You’ll accept me anyway, won’t you? πŸ˜‰

Soooo, ya. The pantry. It holds food and stuff. But wanna see my FAVORITE “secret-to-clean-kitchen-counters” feature?

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Cue the Hallelujah chorus. Seriously. This little counter top is a life-saver! It’s usually littered with the mail pile, keys, sunglasses, and who-knows-what-else. But guess what? That’s great! Because then THE KITCHEN COUNTERS ARE CLEAN AND TIDY. Just roll that barn door closed, and voila! Clean! (Aaaaand now you know why the barn door is usually CLOSED in every other pic you’ve EVER seen of the kitchen, haha). Now let’s talk about the window. It’s fun to have a high “privacy” window like this…it doesn’t even need a window covering, but you know me. I’m a total tension-rod-lover (isn’t everyone?)…so I picked up some outdoor fade-resistant fabric (this window gets blasted with light) and whipped up a quick valance. And then I labeled it because at some point I might forget what room I’m in. Just kidding. I labeled it because I label everything, so we better not make the valance feel “left out.”

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The hooks are the perfect spot to stash your purse and jacket. Again, leaving the kitchen CLEAN. πŸ™‚ Oh man. Now you know all of my secrets.

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This DARLING stool came from TJ Maxx, one lucky day. It even adjusts up and down…so farmhousey! We found the bin at a vintage sale, and then added some casters to the bottom. Perfect storage for the unsightly odds and ends.

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The upper shelves hold serving pieces that don’t get used super often, but they’re still in sight so we don’t forget about them.

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Ok, buckle up for the “NOT-CUTE” side…but hey, it holds the chest freezer, which is so convenient!

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And here’s the view from the pantry…just to give some perspective.

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In case you missed the “video tour” on Instagram, you can watch it here.

Thanks for stopping by the pantry! I won’t offer to make you any dinner, but cookies? Now we’re talking!

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  • October 15, 2016 - 4:25 pm

    Terry - I think the hidden desk is brilliant!!ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Alyson Standen - Hello where did you get your white kitchen cabinets from. As well as your counters! Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2016 - 11:10 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Alyson! Our cabinets were sourced through our builder, I believe the cabinet company is called Vixen Cabinets. The counters are “River White” granite. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    Kelly - Love your IG feed and now blog. So happy to find you. Could you please tell me the color of stain of barn door? Thanks in advance.ReplyCancel

    • October 18, 2016 - 9:03 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kelly! The barn door was made from salvaged barn wood used in its “found” condition, no stain added. Sorry I’m not more help!😊ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2016 - 1:57 am

    Michelle Honeycutt - Hi! I love love love the hidden little desk in the pantry😍Heck, I love everything about this house that I’ve seen. BEAUTIFUL! If you don’t mind my asking, do you have floor plans? My husband and I are planning to build soon & im looking for ideas. Thank you! And have a good night:)ReplyCancel

    • October 31, 2016 - 6:06 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll email the layout to you! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

      • December 13, 2016 - 6:46 pm

        Melissa - Oh My Gosh, I love everything about this house. Would you mid sharing the floor plans with me as well!? Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2016 - 1:05 am

    Penny johnson - Love it all! GorgeousReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2016 - 3:47 pm

    Laly - Hi! I love all of this. Can you share where you bought the cabinet pulls?ReplyCancel

    • November 3, 2016 - 6:57 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Laly! The cabinet pulls are from National Builder’s Hardware. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • November 4, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    Rebecca - I’d love to see your layout plan as well… Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 12:26 am

      yellowprairieint - I’ll send it to you, Rebecca! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2016 - 6:57 pm

    Megan - Love the light fixtures above the island in the kitchen…any idea of model or where you bought them? Do they still provide significant light in the evening when you don’t have natural light pouring in? Thanks!!!
    Beautiful homeReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 12:27 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Megan!

      Yes, the lighting is from http://www.kellyslighting.com. I believe our fixtures are under “lanterns.” They provide great light, but we have can lights as well. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    Megan - Yay! Found the lanterns…of course there’s multiple options πŸ™ˆ Is yours bronze or black? Five or four lights?

    Again…THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!ReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 9:24 pm

      yellowprairieint - Mine are 4 lights, black. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • December 29, 2016 - 6:53 pm

      Cassie - meghan, would you mind sharing a link? I can’t find the lantern light fixtures.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2016 - 3:36 pm

    Jen Zimmer - I am obsessed with this! Do you have a layout of kitchen, living and pantry area? Building next year and want to get a feel for the size. It’s perfect! Just perfectReplyCancel

    • November 9, 2016 - 4:23 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Jen! I’ll email you the layout. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • November 12, 2016 - 1:00 am

    Steph - I love your home. It is beautiful. Do you know the color/name of your hardwood flooring? Are the boards 2 inches wide?ReplyCancel

    • November 14, 2016 - 1:01 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Steph! Our flooring is hardwood maple, although our particular floors are now discontinued. There are so many pretty options out there right now, though! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2016 - 3:53 pm

    Sara Carpenter - Thanks so much for sharing your pantry! I’d LOVE to see floorplans as well πŸ™‚ this may have solved my design dilemma!ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 2:52 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Sara! I’ll email the layout to you. πŸ™‚ Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

      • January 10, 2017 - 6:49 pm

        Emily - Would you mind sharing your floorplans with me as well??? I love everything about your house! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • November 13, 2016 - 5:42 pm

    Crystal Turner - I am so in love with your house and your design style!! You are so talented and your home is absolutely stunning! I would also love to see the floor plans of your house, if you don’t mind. Also wondering where you found your living room furniture? So, so pretty!ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 2:56 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Crystal! The living room furniture is from Ethan Allen. I’ll email a layout of our home. πŸ™‚ Have a great night!ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2016 - 2:40 am

    Meredith - I saw you responded to several requesting a layout of your house. I’m very interested to see that too if you are willing to share. Love your home!ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 2:58 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Meredith! I’ll email the layout to you. πŸ™‚ Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2016 - 6:38 am

    Chera - Hi! Beautiful house! Could you email me the floor plan? I’d love dimensions of the kitchen pantry and dining room! Thank you for sharing:)ReplyCancel

    • November 15, 2016 - 6:43 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Chera! I’ll send it over. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • November 25, 2016 - 4:20 am

    Debra Lightsey - Hey! I would love the floor plan if possible! Gorgeous home! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • November 26, 2016 - 5:14 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Debra! I’ll email it to you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 29, 2016 - 1:53 am

    Liz - Beautiful home!
    And I love that your sharing your plans. Would you mind sending them? Can you also say where you got the counter stools?ReplyCancel

    • November 30, 2016 - 12:26 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Liz! Yes, I’ll send them along…and the counter stools are from Pier 1. πŸ™‚ Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

  • December 1, 2016 - 2:39 am

    Beki - Love love love so much about your home. My own big barn door is patiently waiting to be hung someday. I’d love to compare our ideas with your layout as well if you would share your plans with me please?ReplyCancel

    • December 2, 2016 - 7:13 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yes! I’ll email it to you. Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    Melissa - I love the barn door pantry! And the rest of the house.. mind sharing your floor plans? My husband and I are planning on building and that would be so helpful!ReplyCancel

    • December 13, 2016 - 10:46 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll send it over! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 24, 2016 - 2:52 am

    Kim - I love your house and the layout. Would you be able to provide the floor plan? We are building a house next year and it would be perfect. ThanksReplyCancel

    • December 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll send it over, Kim! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2016 - 12:02 am

    Jenny - If you don’t mind, where did you get the barn door hardware, thanksReplyCancel

    • December 28, 2016 - 3:52 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Jenny! The hardware was from Rustica hardware. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 29, 2016 - 6:48 pm

    Cassie - I just wanted to say I think it is very cool how much information you share with people who are interested in specific things featured in spaces you’ve done. Most designers would want to keep secret! I would use you as a designer in an instant – one day when we have a house I’ll keep that in mind:)ReplyCancel

    • December 29, 2016 - 9:35 pm

      yellowprairieint - Aww! Thank you Cassie!😊ReplyCancel

  • December 30, 2016 - 2:57 pm

    Megan - My husband and I are in love with everything about your home. We are looking to build next fall and would love to know the layout of your house. After years of pinteresting, I only want to show your pictures to our builder! Fantastic job!ReplyCancel

    • December 30, 2016 - 6:10 pm

      yellowprairieint - Congrats on getting ready to build, Megan! I’ll send you our layout. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 2, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    Courtney - My husband and I follow you on Instagram to get our farmhouse fix. You have such a wonderful gift, and the most beautiful attention to detail! I get so overwhelmed by interior decorating because I just can’t figure out how to pattern and texture match. Your posts are so inspirational for those of us who are design-challenged πŸ™‚ I am wondering if you would mind emailing me the layout of your beautiful home? We are looking to build in the next 2 years and we would love to pick up a few (several) little ideas from your floor plan!ReplyCancel

    • January 2, 2017 - 9:48 pm

      yellowprairieint - Well, wow, Courtney! Thank you for your sweet words. I’ll email the layout to you! Have a great day.ReplyCancel

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A couple months ago, my sweet Texas client texted me with a proposal. (Remember Mike & Christie? Had the pleasure of styling their entire home this last May…you can see the whole thing here!) Wellllll Christie had this fun idea to have me come back down, decorate her home for fall, and then do a design project for her sweet sister. Ummm, let me check. YES! We booked the flight, ordered some fun items for her sis (everything was kept a surprise!), and waited for the day to come.

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This last Wednesday was the day. As soon as I arrived at the airport in Dallas, we were off to get pumpkins and a few other essentials. (Do we look excited, or what?) We made a quick stop at her sister’s to see what we still needed…and then home to Christie’s. Naturally the first order of business was to hold the chickens. πŸ™‚

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Day 2 was our shopping day for sis. We grabbed some amazing breakfast tacos (have you ever? like. heaven.), scooped her up, and set off for the fun!

We started here, an adorable shop in Flower Mound, Texas, called Southern Charm Cottage. Oh, did we ever find some goodies!

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Next stop, HomeGoods/TJ Maxx…and let me just say, when there’s an amazing teepee at the front door, you can’t walk by without trying it out. πŸ˜‰

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We made several other quick stops, and by the time we were done shopping, there was hardly room in the car for US! (This is Christie’s sweet sis, Katherine.)

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After a full day of shopping, I couldn’t wait to decorate Christie’s porch for fall. She had purchased an amazing vintage flower cart that was giving me all-kindsa-heart-eyes…I was anxious to deck that baby out with some mums & pumpkins! Such a unique piece!

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Can I just travel door-to-door and decorate porches? This was a blast! (Ok, that’s one amazing business model if I do say so myself! haha)

Day 3 was a FEAST for the eyes, if you’re a junk/vintage/antique lover. This whole trip was born out of the idea of attending this show together, “Vintage Market Days of Denton.” We arrived at opening…and oh my. SO MUCH GOODNESS.

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They had several adorable photo booth areas set up…aaaaand since we LOVE crazy pics, we were alllll over it. πŸ˜‰

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We came away with some awesome pieces for Christie’s place, and boy. We oohed and aahed all over that building, and gasped at the cuteness on many occasions. Now that’s a great sale! We grabbed some burgers for lunch, and headed home to add some “fall” to the INSIDE of Christie’s house. Wanna see?

First up? The. mantel. This shiplap covered wall is one of my favorite spots in the house, and a treat to decorate (inside scoop: I actually decorated it twice. The first time it featured some faux pumpkins that just didn’t look realistic enough…so it was scrapped and after some cheez-its and Diet Coke I was ready to try again. haha).

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Simple. Rustic. Authentic.

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This living room…still one of my ALL-TIME faves.

This perfectly perfect little rustic stool (we found it at Vintage Market Days!) is so darling in the entry way.

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The kitchen table needed a little fall fun as well, and I adore this scale.

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This gorgeous light green pumpkin is so pretty on the island!

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Also LOVE the pretty little fabric pumpkins we found at Vintage Market Days, made by Cara Howell (@farmhousedesigns on Instagram). Cara is the sweetest and it was so much fun to meet her!

Day 4 was “Install Day” at Katherine’s. A special day like that calls for a power breakfast…sooooo, Kolaches and donuts it was! πŸ˜‰ I was pretty excited to try my first Kolache (yum!)…and the blueberry cake donut was NOT GOOD. Just kidding. It was life-changing. πŸ˜‰

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At Katherine’s our goal was to add storage for their kiddo’s toys, and bring a light and bright feeling to the room. Here’s a little “before” shot:

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aaaaand after:

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The room was repainted prior to my arrival, the color is now Valspar “Coconut Milk” (sound familiar? We have the same wall color in our home!). It’s a great light neutral, and worked well with the warm tones in the fireplace tile and carpet. The area rug (find it here) brings some fun pattern and interest to the room, and defines the seating area. The mantel decor was simplified to support our “light and bright” theme, and the new built-in shelves in the TV niche are so airy and light (built by Mike, Christie’s hubby. Didn’t he do an amazing job?). There are tons of cute baskets around the room, which hold the kids toys, puzzles, and games.

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We added some pillows to their leather sofas to help carry our colors around the room, and to soften the look. Window treatments, hanging nice and high, really add interest and height to the room. It was really amazing to see how they brought instant warmth. As soon as they were up, it was like a big HUG! πŸ™‚

Here’s another angle, just for fun.

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Here’s a pic of the entryway “before.”

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We added some new rugs, artwork, a new light fixture, and a stenciled niche. Simple, fresh, and clean!

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It was a long day, but sooo worth it. Mike and Christie worked like crazy to help pull this off, and we had the best time doing it.

Day 5 was dreamy for this farm girl. Christie and her sweet daughters took me for a fun golf-cart ride around their back pasture, and we picked the most amazing wildflowers from the prairie. Aaaaaand, they’re yellow. How perfect. πŸ™‚ (Did you catch it? Yellow Prairie? Anyone?) πŸ˜‰

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We stopped and said hi to their chickens and ponies…I mean, stop. Could this day get any better??

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And to top it all off, one more craft project before I caught my plane back to Oregon. We had purchased this cute chippy fence picket at Vintage Market Days for $4. It was begging for some stenciled words, so we felt “Fresh Eggs” would be appropriate, and pointed it toward the chicken coop. Bam. πŸ˜‰

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The pretty fresh-cut wildflowers were added to the kitchen island vignette, and it was time to go.

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Guys. What a blessing it was to work with this sweet family again. An absolute treasured time. I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but I’m super thankful. I love how God puts little sparkles in our path at different times in life. Yes, we all have to deal with the not-so-great stuff. But the sparkles. Those are my favorite. And this family? SPARKLE-CITY! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Until next time, Texas! <3

  • October 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm

    Pan Foster & Jeff - We loved seeing this whole beautiful project come together! LOVED ALL OF IT! SO FUN TO READ TOO!ReplyCancel

    • October 4, 2016 - 8:53 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thanks, Mom and Dad! πŸ™‚ Love you!ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2016 - 1:24 am

    Stephanie - Oh how I adore all these details!! Wow, wow, wow!! Great job and thanks so much for making Southern Charm Cottage part of your trip!ReplyCancel

    • October 4, 2016 - 8:54 pm

      yellowprairieint - Stephanie! Thanks so much for opening for us! Your shop is adorable…we got so many fun things! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2016 - 1:30 am

    Debbi Bartlett - Luved the first trip to TEXAS home, and what a wonderful transformation to Sister’s home. What a gift you have Janna!! I study every picture you post and just marvel at the beauty of it all!ReplyCancel

    • October 4, 2016 - 8:54 pm

      yellowprairieint - Debbi, you absolutely made my day. Thanks for following along! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2016 - 5:38 am

    Shauna Neuenswander - Love, love, love everything you did in these Texas homes. It looked so fun!ReplyCancel

    • October 4, 2016 - 8:55 pm

      yellowprairieint - Awww thank you Shauna! It was! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2016 - 9:16 am

    helen - The other day l would of been happy with white pumpkins , but after this post l now want white pumpkins a milking stool and old kitchen scales πŸ™‚ looking forward to your next post .ReplyCancel

    • October 4, 2016 - 8:55 pm

      yellowprairieint - ha ha…you made me laugh! Thank you, Helen!ReplyCancel

  • October 4, 2016 - 8:55 pm

    Julie - Beautiful! Looks like you all had so much fun. Where did you find the lantern pendant in the foyer? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • October 4, 2016 - 9:19 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Julie! The foyer fixture is from Lowe’s. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • October 5, 2016 - 8:17 am

    helen - Today l went hunting put my comfy shoes on and found myself the cutest little stool (yay) and some old kitchen scales with just enough rust(another yay) . However white pumpkins ! I have googled and l have googled and l can’t find anyone who grows or supplies white pumpkins here in Australia , time to get crafty with some paint , well any excuse is a good excuse to go shopping πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • October 7, 2016 - 11:04 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yay! Way to go, Helen!ReplyCancel

  • October 7, 2016 - 4:10 am

    Kate Little - Nice custom “say your prayers” sign πŸ˜‰ would love to help out if you ever need custom signs for any future jobs!!ReplyCancel

    • October 7, 2016 - 11:04 pm

      yellowprairieint - Love your work, Kate! Just beautiful! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2016 - 11:12 pm

    Shannon - Hey there! I saw your kitchen on Pinterest, it is gorgeous! We are currently remodeling and wanted to know what type of granite stone you used for the countertops?
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • October 21, 2016 - 12:26 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! The granite in this home is called “colonial white.” πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 7, 2016 - 6:00 am

    Morgan Price - So glad I found your blog! About two years ago I saw a picture on Pinterest that I knew was my dream farmhouse vision and I just found out it was YOUR living room! I don’t know how I stumbled upon your Instagram page but I’m so glad I did! We are building a house in the next couple of years and I will be looking at your pictures for inspiration! Your home is absolutely perfect, my ideal style ❀️️ReplyCancel

    • December 7, 2016 - 6:01 pm

      yellowprairieint - Well wow! Thank you so much. You made my day! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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Hi friend! I’m so glad you stopped by today. Come in, have a seat, and let’s talk FALL!

What inspires you this time of year? Let’s be honest, I was feeling a little overwhelmed about the whole thing. With a crazy work schedule, a busy family, and not enough hours in the day, I was wondering when I would have time to rip my entire house apart, and reinvent each area with a nod to the season. And then it hit me. The words that have been in my head for awhile now…my theme for fall, “Gather ‘Round.” I love these words because they make me think about what’s really important this time of year. Gathering with those we love most. It’s cozy nights at home in front of the fire. It’s movie night with the family and as many comfy blankets and pillows as we can find. It’s hosting family gatherings and holidays. Thinking about all of that made me WANT to decorate for fall…to create a backdrop for the memories we’ll make in the coming months.

So, come on in and I’d love to show you a few favorite spots…and how I decided to go back to my farm-girl roots, using what I already had, mixed with a few side-of-the-road finds.

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Oh, hello fall entryway. I don’t know why, but this combo makes my heart sing. The “Pacific Crest Trail” sign is borrowed from the upstairs TV room, and I think it likes its new place of honor, over this divinely rustic gate. Is that a word? Divinely. Well, it is. I think I want to marry this gate. The “A” pumpkin is just your run-of-the-mill orange faux pumpkin, spray painted white, and stenciled. I made it a few years ago, and I was surprised I liked it here…but that’s always the fun part. Just when you think something is headed to the garage sale box…you fall in love with it again! (*Ahem*, remember? Women change their minds a lot.)

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I took this pic from inside my office (obviously), and it’s not really decorated for fall. But look! I cleaned for you! (Every square inch of carpet is usually covered in bags and items going to client’s homes…you’re welcome.) πŸ˜‰

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See that old white gate on the mantel? It’s holding my absolute FAVORITE thing this year. Rose hips. Here’s why. A couple weeks ago, my hubby and I were out in the country junking, when all of a sudden, I saw them. At 60 mph. ROSE HIPS in the most glorious orangey red color. “PULL OVER! WE HAVE TO STOP!” I told him. He looked so confused, and the poor guy had NO IDEA what rose hips were, but he stopped, God bless him. He scrambled down into a deep ditch as I stood up by the road “instructing” him on which ones to cut, ha ha…my husband. He is the BEST sport. And hey, FREE decor!

The rest of the mantel is kept pretty simple, so the beauty of the road-side rose hips can be appreciated. Here’s a close-up.

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DON’T YOU LOVE THEM? Ok, don’t tell the gate by the front door, but now I want to marry THESE rose hips.

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The hutch got a fun little remix on top: clean, simple, and white. This “Farmer’s Market” sign, made by my sweet friend Jolia @farmfreshhomestead, has been alllllll over the house…but I’m loving it HERE for now! And a bucket full of beautiful Oregon hops is a fun pop of greenery.

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I must say, coming downstairs to a completely restyled house this morning was such a treat! It all feels new again! It’s weird, because often times I cringe at the thought of breaking up a vignette I really like…but ya know what? I NEVER regret it! There’s something wonderful about letting your eyes take in a fresh new look.

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This table was desperate for a change-up, and every time I walk by, it makes me smile. The screen across the back almost makes it feel like a potting bench, and the little white crate was found at an estate sale last spring for $1…someone else’s trash is MY treasure!

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The dining table was kept pretty simple, with this fun old galvanized box, “grateful” sign by my sweet friend Caroline @vineandbranchestx, a beautiful pumpkin from Bauman Farms in Gervais, Oregon, some hops, and of course, the road-side rose hips!

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The ladder in the corner holds this cute Union Pacific sign, a birthday gift from my hubby, and more beautiful rose hips.

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A rusty old mailbox filled with hops = perfect farmhouse kitchen vignette. Right? πŸ˜‰

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I shouldn’t tell you this, but my sink is full of dishes here. I just made sure none were showing in the pic. πŸ˜‰ Hey, we were late for church and I was trying to finish photographing! The “Fall” sign is a board I may have “salvaged” from a builder’s trash pile…what can I say, I like FREE! πŸ˜‰

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The chalkboard reflects our theme, of course…and the simplicity of it is just what I was envisioning from the moment we found those rose hips. A subtle backdrop to a season of soaking up every moment of family, loved ones, and life.

Thanks for stopping by. It was so much fun chatting with you, and taking a minute to “Gather ‘Round!”

  • September 19, 2016 - 1:27 am

    Diane - Absolutely love every inch of your home! Calm, cozy & welcomingReplyCancel

    • September 20, 2016 - 8:42 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Diane! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2016 - 3:12 pm

    Taunya Fermstad - Gorgeous! Love everything you do. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • September 20, 2016 - 8:42 pm

      yellowprairieint - Awww, thanks Taunya!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2016 - 4:33 pm

    Maria Hanson - Where are those cute buffalo check throw pillows on your sofa from? They are fabulous!ReplyCancel

    • September 20, 2016 - 8:42 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you! They’re from an etsy shop called “frostinghomedecor.” πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2016 - 5:23 pm

    Trudy - I just πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– your style πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. So inspiringReplyCancel

    • September 20, 2016 - 8:43 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Trudy!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2016 - 6:46 pm

    Jennifer - It is all so great! I loooove your home and the way you style it! I’m so glad I found you on Instagram and I’ve so enjoyed following along! Your style has me all 😍😍ReplyCancel

    • September 20, 2016 - 8:43 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you so much Jennifer! And thanks for following along! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2016 - 4:45 am

    Ali - Love it all! Can I ask you how you keep all of your pumpkins from spoiling too soon? I washed all of my white pumpkins with bleach one year but it made them turn kind of yellow. 😝ReplyCancel

  • September 22, 2016 - 12:37 am

    Helen Woods - I want white pumpkins!ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2016 - 6:58 pm

    Amanda - Your home is simply beautiful! Everytime I read your blog/see a post I can’t wait to build this exact style! 😍ReplyCancel

  • September 28, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Lorna - Beautiful work! Would you kindly tell me where you found the number 4 throw pillow that is on the sofa. I’m desperately trying to find the same one!ReplyCancel

    • September 29, 2016 - 3:51 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Lorna! Yes, the pillow is by So Vintage Chic. You can find them on Instagram or Etsy!😊ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 11:56 am

    Amie Scarbro - What is your actual house plan. Looking to build soon & getting ideas. Love your style so much!ReplyCancel

    • October 3, 2016 - 4:12 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Amie! I’ll email you a layout. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2016 - 3:32 pm

    Kim - Your home is amazing! Do you mind me asking what paint brand/color you used in your kitchen?ReplyCancel

    • October 3, 2016 - 4:12 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kim! The wall color is Valspar “Coconut Milk”, color matched by Sherwin Williams. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2016 - 5:02 am

    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com - Love your home Janna! So warm and cozy and love all the farmhouse touches! xoReplyCancel

  • October 8, 2016 - 6:57 pm

    Teresa Crawford - Thank you for sharing photos of you home! It is beautiful! We are just begining the building process on our home, so I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest and I keep coming back to be pics of your home. If you don’t mind sharing, what color are your kitchen cabinets, white or cream? And what type and color are your countertops? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • October 10, 2016 - 4:13 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Teresa! Our cabinets are a bright white, to contrast the light wall color. The countertops are “River White” granite. Have a great week!ReplyCancel

  • October 10, 2016 - 10:16 pm

    Heather - I am in love with your home. Just started building and I love everything. Flooring for kitchen and living room/office? I love that carpet. Wall stripe paint colors? Thank you in advance.
    Beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • October 10, 2016 - 11:21 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Heather! Thank you so much. The floors in kitchen are hardwood maple, with a driftwood type stain (now discontinued, but there are so many pretty options out there!), and I don’t recall the name of the carpet in the living room or office…so sorry! In the living room it has a small diamond pattern, if that helps? The stripe colors are Valspar “Coconut Milk” and pure white, no color added, although if I did it again, i’d choose a slightly warmer white. πŸ™‚ Best wishes on your new build!ReplyCancel

      • October 17, 2016 - 5:46 pm

        heather - Thank you so much for the reply. Again your home is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your tips and info.ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2016 - 1:26 am

    Tisha - What color did you paint the hutch behind your sofa? I love your style!!!ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Tisha! I’m afraid I don’t remember the white that was used on the hutch, but lately I’ve been loving Valspar “Creme Fraiche”, and I’m sure it’s similar to that one! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2016 - 3:47 pm

    Tina Taylor - Beautiful…..ALL of it! Where did you get the lantern that is holding the pumpkins on your coffee table?ReplyCancel

    • October 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Tina! That came from Real Deals in Salem, Oregon. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2016 - 11:14 pm

    Carrie - Where did you get that linen striped chair and ottoman? I love it and all your home design and decor!ReplyCancel

    • October 21, 2016 - 12:27 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Carrie! The chairs and ottoman are from Ethan Allen. Have a great evening!ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2016 - 1:35 am

    Merf - I love the layout of your house! Would you be willing to share the floorplan?ReplyCancel

    • October 23, 2016 - 10:06 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! I’ll email the layout to you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

      • October 27, 2016 - 7:26 pm

        Dawn - I know you have been asked a million times for your floorplan but could you share it with me? I have always been in love with your house, specifically the kitchen and pantry area and I am thinking I can fit it in my plan!!ReplyCancel

        • October 27, 2016 - 10:54 pm

          yellowprairieint - Yes! I’ll send it to you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

          • November 15, 2016 - 5:54 pm

            Machel Moss - Could you share the dimensions of your main living area? (Living room, kitchen & diningroom)

          • November 20, 2016 - 9:56 pm

            yellowprairieint - Hi Machel! The living room is 19×19, and the ceilings are 10′. I’ll have to get back to you with the measurements of the kitchen/dining room…I don’t know that info off the top of my head. πŸ™‚ Have a great evening!

  • October 25, 2016 - 4:43 pm

    Alicia johnston - I absolutely love love your home! It looked so inviting! I wold love to know where you got your runner on your kitchen island ? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • October 25, 2016 - 6:03 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Alicia! The runner is from Marshall’s.😊ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2016 - 2:53 am

    Melissa H - Hello your house is amazing. We too are starting the building process and would love to model our home after yours as well. Would you have a layout of the house? Great inspiration in what seems to be an overwhelming process!ReplyCancel

    • October 31, 2016 - 6:08 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll email the layout to you! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2016 - 3:27 pm

    Makayla - I adore your home! Do you have the blueprints or layout to share? I would love to model our home after yours! Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • November 1, 2016 - 7:15 pm

      yellowprairieint - I’ll email it to you, Makayla! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 2, 2016 - 1:44 pm

    Sarah - I love everything about your decorations in your home! Can you please tell me where you got the pendant light above the island? The barn door and the chalkboard wall?ReplyCancel

    • November 2, 2016 - 5:49 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Sarah! The pendant lighting is from http://www.kellyslighting.com and the barn door was custom made by our finish carpenter, using locally salvaged barn wood. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2016 - 3:25 am

    Emily brooks - Love your chandelier in the dining room!! Can you tell me where it is from! Also pretty much love everything else! Want to come to NC and decorate my home? 😘ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2016 - 2:05 am

    Melissa - Love love love your house and style!!! So many items I would love to find and use πŸ˜€ the pantry with barn door is AMAZING! I know so many have asked, will you send me your house plans? Perfect inspiration for our future home!ReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 12:33 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Melissa! Yes, I’ll email it to you! Have a great evening.ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    T - Would you be willing to share your floor plan and the square feet? Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • November 7, 2016 - 12:33 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! Yes, I’ll email it to you. The square footage is 3140 sq. ft. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2016 - 3:12 am

    Christine - Hi, can you tell me where you purchased you sofa and dining table?
    Thsnk you much.ReplyCancel

    • November 20, 2016 - 9:55 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi there! Sofa is from Ethan Allen (the “Arcata”) and the dining table was from a local store that went out of business years ago. πŸ™ReplyCancel

  • November 19, 2016 - 9:40 am

    Sheila - Love everything about your house! Could you email me the floor plan? Perfect house to build someday!πŸ’•ReplyCancel

    • November 20, 2016 - 9:56 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Sheila! Yes, I’ll email it to you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

      • December 12, 2016 - 5:00 am

        Wendy - OMG! Could you email it to me as well, please? Love it!ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2016 - 10:35 pm

    Greta - Love your home!! How large is your living room? I love your furniture layout and want similar in our new build, but I’m not sure I have the space.ReplyCancel

    • November 21, 2016 - 10:40 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Greta! Living room is 19×19 and the ceilings are 10′.😊ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    Natalie - Hi! Your house is beautiful. Can you share with me the paint colours in the kitchen family room and the stripes in the entrance? Thank youReplyCancel

    • January 12, 2017 - 11:17 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you! The wall color is Valspar “Coconut Milk” and the white stripe in the entry is plain old white, no color added. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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Ever get that gnawing feeling like you NEED to decorate your porch for fall…TODAY? Oh good, me too. Yesterday I woke up with THAT feeling. I knew I had a few free hours in the afternoon, and I saw the chance to get it done. I wasn’t sure what to do this year, and I hadn’t had any big epiphanies yet…but no matter. That would come. Just GET THE PUMPKINS, JANNA.

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I called my favorite local farm (Bauman’s Farm in Gervais, Oregon) and asked if they had pumpkins yet. “None picked,” she said. Hmmm. I started having visions of picking my own pumpkins, which was EVEN better. Sure enough, the great folks at Bauman’s allowed me to come out and pick my own, and it was the HIGHLIGHT of this farm girl’s week.

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These little white pumpkins will be used inside the house…but hey, ya gotta get ’em while you can!

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Here’s the start of my “pumpkin pile”…How GORGEOUS are these???

We went on to Al’s Garden Center in Woodburn to get cornstalks, hay, and mums, and we were all set. On the drive home, it happened. No really, IT HAPPENED. The epiphany I had been waiting for. Yesssss. That $5 ladder we got at an estate sale over the weekend? Perfect centerpiece for our fall porch.

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Here’s most of the haul from the farm and Al’s, just sitting there looking pretty. Time to roll up the sleeves and dig in! I must say, fall porch decorating is really the most FUN porch decorating there is, because it’s all about ACTUAL stuff from the farm. πŸ™‚ It was about 1000 degrees on my porch yesterday, but hey, time for some AUTUMN up in here!

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Aaaaand here she is. And the best part? The only “new” item (besides the farm freshness) is this perfectly old rickety ladder for 5 bucks, as I mentioned above. That’s my kinda budget. The rug can be found here, it’s a great indoor-outdoor rug from Wayfair, and even though it’s been blasted with late afternoon sun since April, it hasn’t faded at all! I made the pillows last fall, using outdoor fabric to prevent fading, and then stenciled our address numbers on the inset (you KNOW how much I love numbers!). The “gather ’round” sign is just the back of another sign I already had, and I talked my daughter into doing the lettering for me. πŸ™‚ I love the challenge of decorating with what we already have, or repurposing old things. One of my favorite things about this particular vignette is the lights. It really brings some sparkle to the crunchiness of fall. πŸ˜‰

We get some pretty gusty wind on our front porch, so everything is tied down…the sign, the corn stalks, and the ladder is weighted at the bottom. I mean, we don’t want a call from our sweet neighbors telling us our junky old ladder is on top of their car. πŸ˜‰

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In the front doorway, some corn stalks, hay, and pumpkins were just the ticket. One of my favorite old white chairs is the perfect spot to plop this pretty trio of Cinderella pumpkins. Nature is the best place to shop for fall decor!

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So how ’bout you? What are your plans for your front porch this season? What can you repurpose or reimagine? If you’re like me, giving yourself a little window of time and a deadline is a fun challenge…it really makes you see things in a new way!

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Here are a couple last tips:

1. Keep it simple. Let your “focal point” take center stage. This ladder was a fun option because of its rustic qualities, but MOST of all because of the height! I can’t lean anything against the wall behind these chairs due to the windows, so the ladder provided me with a framework for decor.

2. Pattern mixing brings interest. I decided to stick with a tight color palette…black, white, and orange (I know, so unusual for fall! haha), but the different patterns make it fun and the addition of some burlap-colored items grounds it, giving that rustic appeal.

3. Break the rules. You may have heard this from me before, but this rug is only a 4 x 6…a tad small for the area. You can see the chairs don’t quite fit on it, but guess what? I’m not losing any sleep over it. I adore it anyway. πŸ™‚

4. Go look in your garage or in the back of that one closet. I bet you have something just waiting to be repurposed for your porch! I can’t wait to hear what you find!

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  • September 9, 2016 - 3:07 am

    Jeanette - Thanks for all of the info. I wish I had a covered porch. I LOVE everything you did!ReplyCancel

    • September 9, 2016 - 4:03 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Jeanette! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2016 - 3:48 am

    Emily Hanratty - Janna, I LOVE your style. It is just beautiful and you are such a beautiful person too. My husband, daughter and I just moved to Oregon a few month ago and discovered you shortly after on social media. I am so glad I did! I have a quick question for you and i would completely understand if you didn’t want to answer/not answer on such a public forum but I was wondering where you live? Our houses look very similar, inside and out, and you visit many of the same places we do! Thank you so much! I so enjoy watching your journey!ReplyCancel

    • September 9, 2016 - 4:03 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Emily! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are in Salem. How ’bout you? Welcome to the beautiful state of Oregon!ReplyCancel

      • September 9, 2016 - 6:18 pm

        Emily - We are in Keizer! We love it here! So many beautiful places to see and the people are incredible!!ReplyCancel

  • September 9, 2016 - 2:30 pm

    Charlene - Beautiful! I love it! We just moved to Ridgefield, WA and you’ve inspired me to get into the Fall mode πŸ™‚ I have 2 Adirondacks that need to be sanded and painted and want to do them black. Did you paint yours? What kind of paint did you use? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • September 9, 2016 - 4:01 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Charlene! Yes, I painted the adirondack chairs…several times, actually. I originally painted them red (at our old house), by hand, with a paint brush (BAD IDEA…so much work!). One day I decided to paint them black, and I used a satin spray paint…SOOOOOO much easier! I’d definitely recommend it! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm

    Kirstin - Love the ladder on the porch. Actually love your whole fall setup. My son-in-laws family owns a dairy farm and in the fall have a pumpkin patch. I’m looking forward to stocking up.ReplyCancel

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