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Meet Janna

ADB Photographix-7836_BWHi! I’m Janna Allbritton, the girl behind Yellow Prairie Interior Design. Wow, did I just say that? It still feels like a dream. It wasn’t too long ago that I was designing and decorating for everyone I knew, as a hobby. I knew I had a passion for it, but it really never occurred to me to make it my JOB! One day my hubby asked me, “When are you going to quit your job (then as a preschool assistant) and do what you really want to do?” Seriously? That conversation and the encouragement of a really sweet friend made this comfort-zone-loving girl wonder, “What if?” I took the leap, enrolled in a local design school program, and the rest is history.

So I already mentioned my husband, Ryan. He. Is. The. Best. Best friend, best partner for 25 years, and best encourager of my dreams. Plus, he loves Jesus, which is what I love MOST about him. We have two kids that make us so proud. Our son, Hayden is 21, and our daughter, Kendall, is 16. They love Jesus too, which is all I could ever ask for as a mom.

We make our home in Oregon, which is really just a beautiful place to raise a family. Or vacation. Or do anything really. So much to explore, so much to experience. I grew up not too far from here, on a little apple farm with my two sisters and hard-working dream-following parents. What a childhood we had. Anyway, this upbringing is what gave me my love of the rustic, weathered, chippy, humble, well-loved farmhouse look. As an adult I prefer it to be a little more on the clean and simple side, but if you found it in a barn, I’m quite sure I’m in love with it. My hubby and I enjoyed the experience of having a new home built in 2014 and bringing that feel to our newly constructed home was SO. MUCH. FUN. And THEN. In 2017 we decided to follow our dream of country living and purchased 6 beautiful acres nearby, including an 1890 farmhouse. In 2018 our home underwent a complete renovation, and now…well NOW we’re just over here pinching ourselves.

If you’re still reading this, I admire your attention span. Thanks for stopping by, and hopefully you can pick up an idea or two!

  • September 17, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    Brima Conteh - I need help with my project. .. Is there any way i cant get one or two tips from u.. thanksReplyCancel

  • December 18, 2015 - 1:39 pm

    Sandy - Hi Janna. I love your meet Janna page! Just popped over from Southern Hospitality where you are featured today. Good for you for taking the leap and following your dream and passion!ReplyCancel

  • December 18, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    Toni - LOVE LOVE LOVE your home….maybe it’s also because at heart I’m an Oregon girl….grew up in the country in Oregon too but was transplanted to San Diego 34 years ago. But I love your style, the incorporation of things rustic. Can’t wait to follow you. ToniReplyCancel

  • December 18, 2015 - 8:34 pm

    Terry Moore - Just saw your house on Southern Hospitality and I am so in love with it! I will be following your blog and enjoying taking a look around your stunningly cool place. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • January 4, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    Camellia - Where did you go to design school in Oregon? I live in Portland and my first career is in the law, but I’m strongly considering a second act – would love to nurture my design side which is a bit of an obsession/hobby. Thanks in advance for your reply!ReplyCancel

    • January 4, 2016 - 7:47 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Camellia! I went to Heritage School of Interior Design. I’d definitely encourage you to check out their website. I absolutely loved the program, and it was just the push I needed to pursue my dream! http://www.heritageschoolofinteriordesign.comReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2016 - 5:39 pm

    Kathleen Mercer - I’m in love with your house, especially your kitchen! Can you tell me what the countertops are? Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

    • January 20, 2016 - 6:38 pm

      yellowprairieint - Thank you Kathleen! Counter tops are “River White” granite. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2016 - 4:17 am

    Angela M. - I love your home and style! Where did you get your couches from? I am looking to replace mine and love the style of yours. Thanks for your help!ReplyCancel

    • February 1, 2016 - 4:57 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Angela! The sofas are from Ethan Allen. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • February 1, 2016 - 4:22 pm

    Cara Bates - I love everything about your home. Would you share where you found the chandelier in your dining room? Or where I can find reasonably priced similar one? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2016 - 4:06 pm

    Stacy K - Love the kitchen cabinets! Do you mind telling me more about them? Color? Type? Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

    • May 10, 2016 - 10:04 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Stacy! The cabinets are a shaker style, painted pure white, no color added. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2016 - 9:22 pm

    Casey S - I absolutely love your house! We are looking for the perfect plans to build our future home and judging by your pictures it looks like your home layout would be perfect for our family! Is there any way you might be able to point me in the right direction of obtaining the layout and possibly buying the plans? Thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

    • May 10, 2016 - 10:04 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Casey! I’ll email you! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

      • August 21, 2016 - 2:48 pm

        Jenna P - I am in the same boat as Casey S, with plans to build our dream house in the near future. I love everything about your house! Could you also point me in the right direction of where I could find the plans for the home’s layout? P.S.- I will definitely be following your blog – your design style is absolute perfection! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

        • August 21, 2016 - 6:08 pm

          yellowprairieint - Hi Jenna! I will email you the layout. πŸ™‚ Have a great Sunday!ReplyCancel

        • December 7, 2016 - 7:49 pm

          Melissa P. - Me too! I emailed you about where to get this house plan! Pretty please it’s perfect!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2016 - 6:58 pm

    Ashley - Hi there! I just love your home. Where is the large neutral print rug from?ReplyCancel

    • August 8, 2016 - 10:57 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Ashley! The rug is from Ethan Allen. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 10:11 pm

    Danielle - Your house is exactly how I have been envisioning our house. Thank you so much for all the pictures as well as I FINALLY had something to show my fiance so he now has a better idea on where I’m going with our home. Since we recently just built and moved into our first home together, I have a black slate to work with I was curious if you wouldn’t mind sharing where you purchased many of your items and if there are online websites for me to go onto since we live in Colorado? Again, thank you so much for all your inspirations!!ReplyCancel

    • August 8, 2016 - 10:58 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Danielle! Yes, While I love shopping local antique shops and vintage sales, I also have good luck at HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and online at Wayfair, Magnolia Market, and Painted Fox. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • August 8, 2016 - 9:28 pm

    Jamie - Your home is absolutely beautiful! We are in the begging stages of planning in buidling our new home. I would love a view of your floor plan, if that would be possible? I think the kitchen and dining could overlook our pond beautifully.ReplyCancel

    • August 8, 2016 - 10:56 pm

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

      • October 27, 2016 - 2:05 pm

        Jackie - Can I also get the plans? I LOVE YOUR HOME and would love to build one to retire in.ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 2:33 pm

    Alison - Hi! You have a beautiful sense of style! Would you mind telling me where you got the light fixtures in the kitchen above the island? Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 5:28 pm

    Heather - I love the carpet in the living room and office. What color/brand? Thanks
    You home is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2016 - 5:59 pm

    Bryn - YAY — I just stumbled upon your blog and already LOVE. I’m an Oregonian, too. Well…at heart. I grew up in Beaverton but went to college in CA, met my husband and have lived here ever since. But I love Oregon so much (and my entire fam still lives there) so I try to make my way back home at least 4-6 times a year.

    Keep blogging!


    • November 16, 2016 - 11:48 pm

      yellowprairieint - Aww thank you Bryn! Oregon girls unite! πŸ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2016 - 6:36 am

    Brianna - Hi there! I just found you scrolling through Instagram! Love the feed!
    I do have a quick question and need for an opinion/help. So I’m a college student studying business. I’m interested in this style career; homestaging, interior design, real estate? That kind of fun stuff. I’m transferring from community to a four year college next semester and I’m not sure if my major should be marketing or management. I was thinking marketing might make more sense. I’m not sure if you can help me but if you can I’m just looking for an opinion from someone in the line of work I’m interested in. Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing more posts on Instagram and checking more into your blog!ReplyCancel

    • November 22, 2016 - 3:42 am

      yellowprairieint - Hi Brianna! Marketing sounds like it would be a great direction! Best wishes as you follow your passion!ReplyCancel

  • December 10, 2016 - 6:39 pm

    Tanya - Hi there!
    Is there a tab where I can see your paint colors throughout the house? Everything looks gorgeous!
    Thanks TanyaReplyCancel

    • December 11, 2016 - 8:08 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Tanya! Most of the house is painted Valspar “Coconut Milk” and the trim & cabinets are Sherwin Williams “Extra White”. 😊ReplyCancel

  • January 4, 2017 - 1:10 am

    Tessi Weede - Hi Janna,

    I contacted you a few months ago but you were really busy, which I’m sure you still are but I wanted to check back in to see if you have time to do a phone consultation? I’m having a very hard time picking out tile for 2 bathroom showers.ReplyCancel

    • January 4, 2017 - 6:40 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Tessi! Thank you for reaching out again! Unfortunately booking is completely closed as we are booked for the year. I wish you the best in finding the perfect tile for your project! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2017 - 10:45 pm

    Justin - Hey, my wife loves your home, do you happen to have the basic home plans and the layout of the house??


    • January 23, 2017 - 11:52 pm

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

  • January 30, 2017 - 1:57 am

    Erin - Hi janna. I just finished the first yellow prairie academy series. I loved it. Your tips were great and I can’t wait to get started on decorating my home.ReplyCancel

    • January 30, 2017 - 4:26 pm

      yellowprairieint - Yay!!! Thank you Erin…can’t wait to hear what fun things you accomplish in your home!ReplyCancel

  • February 4, 2017 - 9:36 pm

    Holly - Hi Janna,

    Love, love your home. I’m just starting a remodel and was wondering the name and brand of your hardwood flooring in the living area. Thanks for your time. HollyReplyCancel

    • February 6, 2017 - 6:59 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Holly! Our hardwood flooring is hardwood maple, and I believe the stain color was “taupe”, however our particular flooring is now discontinued. There are so many beautiful options out there right now, I’m sure you’ll find something amazing!ReplyCancel

  • April 28, 2017 - 11:42 pm

    Melissa Unrath - Hi,
    Love your house and design! Could you tell me where you got your kitchen bar stools?
    Thanks so muchReplyCancel

    • May 1, 2017 - 5:57 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Melissa! The counter stools are from Pier 1. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2017 - 12:54 am

    Angie - Hi. I live in Oregon as well. Your home is beautful. I was wondering about your carpet. I love it. Would you mind giving me the details? Where you got it, color, style, brand, anything? ThanksReplyCancel

    • July 10, 2017 - 3:03 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Angie! Yes, the carpet is made by Shaw, and was ordered through Surfaces NW, in Salem, Oregon. Our living room carpet has been discontinued, but Nate at Surfaces NW could point you in the direction of a very similar product. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2017 - 1:49 pm

    Sophie - Hi,

    Your house is beautiful!! I love the rustic decor and color combination. I was thinking of purchasing similar counter stools and wanted to see if you feel like yours have held up well over the years since we plan on using them daily.ReplyCancel

    • July 10, 2017 - 3:04 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Sophie! Yes, our counter stools are from Pier 1, and they’ve held up very well for us. I’ve heard of others having trouble, but ours have been great. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • December 17, 2017 - 2:58 am

    Kelly - Hi there:)
    I’m wondering what type of lighting you used under your kitchen cupboards. I also would like to know if you had the sliding barn door custom built, or if you purchased it. Thanks so much:)ReplyCancel

    • December 18, 2017 - 4:56 pm

      yellowprairieint - Hi Kelly! The lighting under the cabinets is just fluorescent lighting installed by our builder. The barn door was custom built by our finish carpenter, using locally salvaged barn wood. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • October 8, 2018 - 1:49 pm

    Theresa - Your home is so beautiful ! Oregon is one state I’ve never been to but I can tell it’s wonderful from pics I’ve seen. I love the way you did your porches. Fall is so much fun to decorate for!😁

    Happy Fall Ya’ll

    • October 8, 2018 - 2:30 pm

      yellowprairieint - Aww thank you Theresa! Yes, definitely come for a visit! We love Oregon. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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