If you follow me on Instagram or have read the blog for some time you will certainly recall seeing the many inspiring homes I share built by Timber Trails Development Company. I do this quite often because I see how much you, my loyal readers, love seeing the homes they build and design, and I am super excited to share their latest project on our “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” series.

Here, the talented interior designer behind this company, Julie Howard, shares some more information about this home:


“The inspiration behind our Timber Trails Casual Elegance was the beachy look of Serena and Lilly but elevated a notch. This home is actually a 1-story style townhouse. The buyer for this spec would most likely be an empty nester looking to downsize to something new and fresh without giving up elegance and style. Our goal was to create a space with attention to every detail that our discriminating buyers would appreciate and enjoy. We teamed with Chicagoland’s, Walter E Smithe to include lots of Palecek’s beautiful furniture when staging the home. This townhouse sold before we even put it on the market, which proves the combination of casual elegance worked!”  – Julie Howard.


See other impressive homes by Timber Trails Development Company with interior design by Julie Howard:
Beautiful Homes of Instagram: Modern Farmhouse. 2019 New Year Home Tour. Coastal Farmhouse Home Decor. Grey Shingle Home. Interior Design Ideas. Black & White Interior Design Ideas. Empty Nester Townhouse Design Ideas. New-Construction Home for First-Time Home Buyer. New-construction Farmhouse with Front Porch. New Home Inspiration.
Beautiful Homes of Instagram: Interior Design
This townhouse features plenty of curb-appeal!

Overall Details: 4-5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Car Garage.
Forget whatever you think about townhouses. This home will leave you inspired and maybe even cogitating the idea of downsizing a little.

Black Front Door Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron”.

Ceiling color – “Ozark Shadows by Benjamin Moore”.

Chandelier – Visual Comfort Jacqueline Chandelier.

Rug – Target – Others: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Wallpaper – Thibaut (available through the designer).
This kitchen is the reason I am featuring this home today on the blog. Isn’t it breathtaking? You could never guess this is a townhouse by just looking at it, especially with these incredible Rough Cedar ceiling beams.

Beam Color – “Rough Cedar Minwax 1 Part Weathered Oak and 4 Parts Benjamin Moore Simply White”.

Refrigerator: A Subzero Fridge is hidden behind panels on right. Pantry was designed to mimic on left.
Kitchen Island

The kitchen island is the heart of this home. It connects the kitchen to the family room and is 12’ long.

Large custom designed island 12’ long x 4’ wide.
“We’ve built this plan before without the vault and the kitchen was tucked away where the dining space currently is. With today’s living, people don’t want their kitchen “tucked away”. By pulling the kitchen out and making it the star of the room we modernized the floor plan for how people live today. Keeping the dining area tucked away really works because it encourages intimate family dinners. This space flows so nicely for both day to day living as well as entertaining.” – Julie Howard.

Counterstools are Palecek from Walter E Smithe – Other Beautiful Counterstools: here, here, here, here & here.
It’s About that Brass
Brass finishes bring a sense of warmth to this kitchen.
Cabinet Paint Color

Cabinets are painted “Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White”.

Hardware: Atlas Pulls 3″ & 5″ & Appliance Pulls.
Backsplash is Carrara Marble in Chevron Mesh from The Tile Shop – similar here, here, here, here & here.
Kitchen Sconces – Visual Comfort – similar here & here.
Kitchen Hood
The impressive plaster hood with reclaimed beam is flanked by custom floating shelves.

Range: Wolf.
Kitchen Faucet: Kohler Artifacts faucet in polished nickel.
Kitchen Runner

Kitchen Runner: Vintage – Other Beautiful Runners: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
“We set the dining area off to the side for a more intimate feel while keeping the kitchen work space and family room below the grand vaulted ceiling.”
Island Paint Color

Grey Island Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore Gray Huskie”.

Microwave Drawer: Wolf – similar here & here.
Kitchen sink is Kohler Cast Iron Sink.
Kitchen Lighting
Pendants are Visual Comfort Dalston Hanging Shade – Others on Sale: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Countertops are Caesarstone countertops in Symphony Grey.
The plaster hood is painted in “Benjamin Moore Simply White” to match the kitchen cabinets.
Square legs give this kitchen island a timeless look.
Breakfast Nook

The breakfast room features a built in banquette with custom shiplap from floor-to-ceiling. Shiplap paint color is “Benjamin Moore Simply White”.

Table – Walter E Smithe – similar here & here.

Chairs – Walter E Smithe – Others: here, here, here, here & here.

Art over Banquette – Homegoods – similar here & here.

Cow Hide Rug – Walter E Smithe – similar here.
There is a dry-bar off to the side and a pantry was tucked in a little hallway behind the dry-bar.

Backsplash: The Tile Shop.

Hardware: Atlas Pulls.
Wall Paint Color

Wall color – “Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray”. This is one of the designer’s go-to neutral colors!

Console Table

Bone Inlay Waterfall Console table: Walter E Smithe – Also available here.

Mongolian Ottoman: here & here – similar.

Beautiful Vases: here, here, here & here.

Mirror: Available through the designer – Other Round Mirrors: here, here, here, here, here & here.
Great Room

“This is one of my favorite family rooms of all time. It is so grand and impressive while still being cozy and inviting. That is a very hard combo to get right. Often times, large tall ceilings will make a space feel grand but you don’t want to spend a lot of time in them. Adding the shiplap and wood to the ceiling and the reclaimed wood beams to the fireplace and hood gave the room warmth and makes it inviting for all. The brass fixtures are an important layer because they elevate the space and stop it from reading as farmhouse.”

Recommended Sectionals: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Chandelier – Visual Comfort Classic Two-Tier Ring Chandelier – a favorite of mine! Other Two-tier Chandeliers: here, here, here, here & here.
Fireplace is painted brick in Benjamin Moore Simply White with a salvaged wood beam mantel.

All furnishings are from Walter E Smith – Side Table: here – Similar: here, here & here.
Accent Chair

This fun accent chair isPalecek Lincoln Lounge Chair (available through the designer).

Similar Rugs: here, here, here & here.
This is the view you see when you step into this gorgeous home!

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A sliding patio door opens to private screened porch with vaulted ceilings.
Rug is from Rejuvenation (Discontinued) – similar here – Others: here, here & here.
Home Office

The home office features plenty of personality without feeling “busy”. Board and batten walls are painted “Simply White by Benjamin Moore”.

Light fixture – Serena and Lilly.

Furniture and Accessories – Walter E Smithe.

Similar Rugs: here, here & here.

Similar Desk: here.
Black & White Bathroom

Bathroom Flooring Details: Floor is combination of Flower Mosaic where we connected the flowers with individual tiny pieces – the tile installer created the pattern on site.

Vanity: Black metal pharmacy cabinet from RH – Other Great Vanities: here, here, here, here & here.

Countertop: Caesarstone Pure White.

Tile: The Tile Shop – similar: Black &White Tile – Others: here.

Tilt Mirror: Pottery Barn.

Faucet – Moen in black.
Hardwood Flooring

Floors are White Oak, Herringbone pattern laid on site. Floor Color – Minwax 2 Parts Weathered Oak and 1 Part Country White.

Light fixtures –Visual Comfort Barbara Barry Clout Sconce.

Artwork – Homegoods – Others: here, here & here.
This room is designed as a flex space. The space could be used as a formal dining room, office, den, or even as a bedroom. We staged it as a den to create a second more intimate sitting space off the foyer.

Sofa: here – similar.

Pillow: Pottery Barn.

Coffee Table – World Market.

 Accessories – Homegoods.

Rug – Joss and Main.
Black French doors open this inviting den. Doors are painted in Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron.

Chandelier: Visual Comfort Benit Sculpted Chandelier.

Wallpaper – Thibaut Wallpaper – (available through the designer) – Others: here, here & here.
Accent Chairs – World Market – similar here.
Master Bedroom

This bed was the catalyst for the whole style of the house. I saw this gorgeous Palecek piece at Walter E Smithe and I had to have it. It is a show stopper! The high ceilings of the room could handle this large bed as if the room was designed around the bed!

Bed: Palecek Woodside Canopy Bed – similar here – Other Beautiful Canopy Beds: here, here, here & here.

Fiddle Leaf Tree: here – similar.

Recommended Bedding: here, here & here.

Rug: here, here & here – similar.
Wall Paint Color

Paint is “Benjamin Moore Simply White” sprayed millwork.
Sitting Area
A sleek swivel chair and metal round nesting tables create an inviting sitting area.
Ceiling Paint Color

Ceiling is Benjamin Moore Grey Huskie.

Furniture – Walter E Smith. – Beautiful Dressers: here, here, here & here.
Master Bathroom
Cabinet color – Benjamin Moore Gray Huskie. Wall color is Benjamin Moore Classic Gray.

Hardware: Top Knobs Pulls & Knobs in Polished Nickel.

Countertop: Caesarstone Statuary Maximus.

Faucets: Moen in polished nickel.

Mirrors – Wayfair 42”.

Sconces – Visual Comfort.
Shower and floor tiles are White Marble – similar Wall Tile & Floor Tile – Beautiful Accent Tiles: here, here, here & here.

Tub Faucet: Moen in polished nickel.

Shower Plumbing: Faucets: Moen.
Basement Wall color – Benjamin Moore Classic Grey. Custom railing is “Benjamin Moore Simply White”.

Woven ottoman is Palecek Fritz Rope Square Ottoman.
This bar is perfect for entertaining… especially during football season! Cabinets are painted in Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore.

Countertop: Caesarstone Statuary Maximus.

Sconces – West Elm.

Hardware: Atlas Pulls.

Barstools: Mistana – also available here (counterstool).

Backsplash Tile: The Tile Shop – similar here.

Floor – Annie Selke for The Tile Shop – Other Fun Tiles: here, here & here.
Basement Bathroom

“I love how this room turned out. It is in the basement so I thought it was safe to do something fun. There isn’t a window so I wanted something that would make people smile. The floor is a statement piece as well as the blue subway tile in the shower. It’s bold and maybe not appropriate for a master bath where you might spend a lot of time. For a basement bath, though, it couldn’t be more fun!”

Cabinet color – Benjamin Moore HC-154 Hale Navy.

Wall color – Benjamin Moore Classic Grey.

Countertop: Caesarstone Statuary Maximus.

Mirror is from Wayfair – similar here.

Lighting: Progress Lighting.

Faucet – Moen in Chrome.

Hardware: Atlas Pulls.

Tile: Annie Selke Ikat Tile.

Shower Wall Tile: here, here & here – similar.
Trim Paint Color

Trim throughout the house is “Benjamin Moore Simply White”.
Interior Doors

Black Interior Door Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron”.
Mudroom Cabinet Paint Color

Grey Mudroom Cabinet Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Grey Huskie.

Rug – Rejuvenation (Discontinued).

Sconces –Visual Comfort.
Mudroom Cabinet

Mudroom Cabinet Built-in Bench is Caesarstone Symphony Grey – I love this trick. It’s such a hard durable surface. You can put your shoes up on the ledge to tie them and not worry about getting a fabric cushion dirty or chipping a wood surface. It costs a bit more but will hold up and look great for years to come.

Hardware: Appliance Pulls & Cup Pull.
Many thanks to the interior designer for sharing the details above! Builder: Timber Trails Development Company (Instagram) Interior Designer: Julie Howard Photography: @stofferphotographyinteriors
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