Joanna’s home is simply aMAZing. Two boys, two girls, and a handy husband fill her house with love in Bend, Oregon. She describes the design as “industrial farmhouse with a classic yet modern feel.” These photos were taken at the beginning of April 2012 during what Joanna and her family refer to as “sprinter,” since Bend doesn’t really have a traditional spring. Construction began in Winter of 2010 and they moved in Fall of 2011 meaning that at the time of these photos, the family has only lived there for seven months. As a home school mom of four, I don’t know where she finds such energy. I could have spent all day touring her home as I now spend hours staring at the photos.
Do you love her front door? I’m considering renaming my blog, “Chartreuseandlove.com”.
The family room is set up for conversation around their cement fireplace. Couches shift and the television makes its appearance for Friday night movie night (behind the cupboard door on the right). The hardwood floor is from a 100 year old barn in the Portland area. Joanna loves that there is nothing they can show it that it hasn’t already seen.
The piece above Joanna’s mantel is sheet music glued to paper and attached to the wall, with a framed bull head from West Elm that she cleverly hangs a wreath over for Christmas time.
How cute are the bundles of wood in her fireplace? Eye spy two owls…
Her husband made the coffee table using an old metal pole cart. He disassembled it, sandblasted the metal pieces and rebuilt the cart with new pine wood. Joanna says he made it about fifteen years ago but she recently restained it with a dark briwax.
Four mismatched bar stools pull up to her cement counters with white subway tile backsplash. The dark beam is the metal support beam that runs through most homes. They asked their contractor to not cover it in the traditional sheet rock but to leave it bare.
I love her use of everyday objects like the bottles of soda, to bring color to her glass cupboards.
Notice the metal basket of jars on her counter?
The jars are filled with healthy snacks such as dried fruit and nuts, with colorful little labels on top.
Her dining area is surrounded by windows for a view of their tree filled backyard.
Windsor chairs painted in varied shades of green surround her farmhouse table.
Her fruit stand is actually from Pottery Barn! I love it!
Joanna’s home school room is so inviting and fun. Originally open to just the entry and mudroom area, a good friend recommended adding the doorway to the kitchen which Joanna says encourages the children to use the room after school hours for crafts and activities. The light was an old roof top vent
Her husband built the table himself using galvanized pipe. I love this idea as you could build it any size needed.
Joanna’s bulletin board was originally orange but with the addition of black to the room, she painted it white to avoid a Halloween theme. The details on the corners were painted grey and then sanded to add character. The orange paint showed itself once more but the smaller doses compliment the room nicely .
Joanna’s office chair has been around the ‘block.’ The support pipe broke and she used what she had at home to fix the problem. Her solution? Two random blocks of wood that I feel give the chair even more character.
Lockers painted black keep art supplies in order and safely out of reach from little hands.
Hallway art gallery
The downstairs powder room has a gauge that measures the gallons per minute used by the toilet and faucet. Ya know…just in case.
The mudroom greets guests from both garage and backyard. The stack of suitcases will someday be a door that leads to a bonus room above the garage.
The yellow barn door separates her master bedroom from the bathroom.
The white hexagon tile in her bathroom looks great and because of the glossy finish, show way less scuffs then the matte finish tiles in my bathroom.
She picked up the knobs from anthropologie on one of her trips to Portland.
The boys’ room has a painted Ikea bunk bed and pops of bright green.
Joanna found the pendent lights at an antique store in Portland. They used to be old crawdad catchers.
Joanna found a dinosaur book on the internet, cut out the pages and framed them in thrift store frames for a vintage dinosaur themed room.
Love the boy’s bathroom. So modern and simple. Notice the Men sign above the mirror? I’ve been meaning to sew loops to my kid’s towels for easy hanging, but she says Ikea towels come this way. Time for an Ikea road trip!
The girls’ room is just darling and so clever. Wallpaper covers the angled ceiling and two bunk beds store toys behind their matching curtains.
The girls share a bathroom with enough counter space and storage to keep them happy when the products start lining up in a few years.
That about wraps up the tour for the beautiful home in Bend, Oregon. Thank you Joanna for opening your doors to us!