The "art" above the mantel is actually a gate from an old pigpen.(Nancy originally planned to use a pair of them as shutters.)Before: Bad wallpaper and 1970s paneling didn't help the space, which already felt small and closed off.Our modern and contemporary chandeliers are and always will be curated to complement all these bold modern sophisticated approaches to modern design. Replacing an old chandelier with a fresh new modern light can update your dining room or kitchen in an instant. Built Circa 1810, Abshire-Boone Historic Home/Tavern, located in the Town of Boones Mill.So when the Texas couple found an early 1900s farmhouse in Mc Kinney, a suburb about 45 minutes from their Dallas home, they saw the potential right away."A lot of the houses we were seeing were built in the '70s and '80s, so when we stumbled on this white farmhouse with outbuildings, barns, and a big airplane hangar, we just knew," she says.Nancy and John Davis have had 23 addresses in the 36 years they've been together.
Ample open shelving (and an enviable ironstone collection) reinforces the farmhouse aesthetic.
Says Nancy, "I don't know that a house is ever finished, but we sure got it to a place we really enjoy."Before: Too many doors and an awkward flow didn't feel "farmhouse-y" enough for the new owners. An office became a breakfast nook, a dining room became a master bedroom, and a new wraparound porch upped the farmhouse factor.
Before: The far-too-formal dining space (featuring mauve carpet and dark-green paneling!
"John started calling me 'Non-Standard Nancy' because there are no built-in cabinets," Nancy says.
Many of the modern appliances (including the dishwasher and microwave) are hidden away in the island.