Finally, we had Julia come and take photos of our renovated space! We are excited to show you our new Grand Millennial style space. It feels like living in a completely new home. This was a huge change. Love all. That’s how I feel… we.
Design is very personal and this is ours House! I had no plans to redecorate and wanted something that would last a long time. So it was important to us to find someone who understands what we like and pushes us outside of our comfort zone of “what we know.” I actually met Jennifer Muirhead at a creative conference a few years ago, and I’ve always been interested in her. Not only does she create grand millennial style spaces, but everything she designs is truly stunning.
Initially, we didn’t plan on staying in the house that long, but we realized that given the current real estate market, we’d probably end up here longer than expected. This gave us the confidence to invest in a Grand Millennial style design.Let’s truly make this place ours now. I’m really glad I waited. We purchased our home in 2019 and our needs have changed significantly since then. This time we were able to see how we were doing. actually Not just how you used the space theoretically. thought I will do that.
For now, we’ve focused on four spaces that we think need the most attention. (But now that it’s over, I have another bucket list item. Isn’t that the way to do it?)
dining room: This was a complete blank slate. Our kitchen doesn’t have a table, so it’s not just a “formal dining room” used for special occasions. This serves as a focal point for family meals when they gather for dinner parties, and doubles as an additional work space during the day. The floor plan on the first floor of our home is actually the main artery of traffic.
This is where we stood before we invested in a Grand Millennial style redesign….
living room: Man, this living room is funky! It was very narrow and very long so I was stumped. I tried my best, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to make the most of the space. Also, there wasn’t much light, so it felt gloomy for most of the day. Although it is a large part of the area on the first floor, Rarely I used this room.
Primary room: Our main room is also a little different. (Our house was built in his 1930s, so every room has a little bit of character!) It’s not actually the biggest bedroom, but it has a private bathroom (small, but connected!) ) is attached. The location of windows, closets, and bathrooms leaves little room for interpretation. Beds can only be placed in one location. From day one, I struggled to make this room feel like a sanctuary…
Guest/Jack’s bathroom: This was the space I wanted to redo the most. From the moment I toured the home, I was interested in this bathroom. I mean, the tile floor had a weird matte finish that offended my senses in the worst possible way. I hated walking barefoot on tiles . I mostly avoided that room…until Jack was born, and then I started using it every day. This was a genuine request as the bathroom was perfectly fine before and didn’t “need” any renovations.
The photos here will tell you most of what’s going on here, but it’s a Grand Millennial style space.
This is my dream Grand Millennial style dining room. Now I can’t believe that there used to be nothing but white walls and white built-ins. Despite the boldness, the entrance to the sunroom, living room and kitchen are somehow beautifully connected. I also love how this color makes the millennium decor of the house pop. If we’re still here after we’re out of the baby/toddler stage, I’d like to replace the table and chairs with something more respectable. But we keep it real with the table we have because it’s our everyday dining space, so we’re not at a stage in life where we want to have a table that requires more attention.
When I was presented with the Grand Millennial Style Room, this is the room I was most excited about…. And it’s also the one I had the hardest time imagining in real life. Incorporating pink seemed a little scary, but it ended up making the room feel very bright and airy. Everywhere you look, you’ll find millennium-era decor. The banquette seating also lengthens the room and now (!!!) we love spending time here as a family. It feels especially nice in the morning when the sun shines through the window. (I’m adding the same window treatments as the dining room here. I couldn’t wait to take a photo to share, so that will be updated in the future…)
This was a welcome change! On paper it’s completely unnecessary… But the joy it brings is immeasurable. Classic interior design has charm and character and fits very well into our home. yes! Now you can walk on the tiles without wearing shoes.
Our boring bedroom has been transformed into a haven of millennial style! This has been the best transformation in a way I never expected. Even after upgrading from a queen-sized bed to a king-sized bed, the space feels twice as spacious and special.
Much of the furniture is custom, but we do our best to link to the source or something similar when possible.
designer: jennifer muirhead interiors
I cannot recommend Jennifer enough. I essentially trusted her design, but she was blown away by what she came up with. She blended the features of our home with our family and created a millennial style space that we can enjoy and grow in for years to come.
Wallpaper: Thorn “Dianthus Chintz”
Paint: Farrow & Ball “Hague Blue”
Chandelier: Rosecliff Chandelier
Rug: Custom Color Bound Seagrass Rug
Table and chairs: old pottery barn
Paint: Farrow & Ball “Calamine”
Custom Banquet: Similar
Custom Sofa: Similar Sofa
Antique dresser: similar
Custom Chair: Similar
Custom Ottoman: Similar
Rug: Lush House
Tab: Distinctive Hardware*
Shower: Distinctive hardware*
Sink: Distinctive hardware
Vintage mirror: similar
Towel: Weezie Towel (c/o)
*It was difficult to install, so I recommend another one.
Wallpaper: Lewis & Wood “Adams Eden”
Custom headboard: similar
Nightstand: Sorin 3 Drawer Nightstand
Candelabra: visual comfort
Rag: Annie Selke