This home tour showcases a stylish transitional farmhouse set back on 25 acres with lots of room for the family to enjoy. As avid DIYers with lots of ideas to share, you’ll want to learn more about this farm home in the Georgia mountains!
Stylish indeed! Before we get started on today’s home tour of Duke Manor Farm lets quickly discuss transitional decorating. In a nutshell…transitional style mingles traditional along with contemporary elements, resulting in a classic timeless design. It can be looked at as eclectic, but has a clean look without too much clutter or stuff. A minimalist approach with carefully chosen accessories but plenty of warmth.
As you drive into this farm, you’ll pass through 25 acres of manicured wooded terrain.
It’s a working farm where Laura, her husband, two children and a whole host of animals call home.
“We live on 25 acres with pastures in the front and a lake in the back. Our ‘funny farm’ consists of 2 horses, 30 chickens, 5 goats, 3 ducks, 3 dogs, 7 rabbits and 4 cats. Before moving to the country I had one dog at a time. It’s been a learning curve and a lot of work but there is no place we would rather be!”
As you can see, they love the outdoors around their home and farm and have put a lot of effort into making it lovely.
Laura shares more of the journey and history behind Duke Manor Farm on her own blog – HERE.
Backyard pool with a view of the beautiful woods.
“Our house is 17 years old so we are making some small changes to keep the house updated and fresh. The latest projects are the laundry room, guest bath and wood and wall paper wall in our kitchen area. My husband is an account executive during the week so these projects are a hobby during the weekend. We try to mindful of balancing family time and taking care of the farm, so we do what we can when time permits. Our latest project is updating our kids game room.”
Stylish Transitional Farmhouse Interior
Paint colors and decor sources can be found on Laura’s blog.
Laura carries the palette of blue and grey throughout her home for continuity. Above is the updated laundry room and below the small breakfast nook with plenty of natural light.
In contrast to the original layout, the previous formal dining room has been transformed into a more family friendly music room.
Laura’s design advice
“There are a few things I have learned over the last 17 years living in our home. The most important tip is to design and decorate a space that makes sense for you and your family. We had a formal dining room that we used a couple of times a year that we transformed into a music room. A change that made more sense for my family. To many times the thought of ‘resale’ gets in the way of doing what would make us most comfortable in our homes today…. and not years down the road. “
Stylish transitional farmhouse office, one of the spaces where wallpaper has been used.
“The other tip is to take risks. Most changes that we can make in our homes ( moving furniture, painting walls, changing rooms) are all things that can be changed back if you don’t like it….knocking down walls on the other hand not so easy.”
“Inside the house would be our family room. This room was actually designed and built as a screen porch. At the 11th hour we had the builder put windows in it and turned it into our family room. We love that it is 3 sided windows, reminds us of being in a climate controlled tree house with a a TV.
Outside our favorite rooms are the front porch, screen porch and pool area. We are big outdoor people which is why we choose our property. There is always something to do, see and enjoy around Duke Manor Farm.”