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The living area sits off of the kitchen as its own cozy nook in the open area, distinguished by half walls and the vaulted shiplap ceiling. A black industrial metal chandelier crowns the space, putting the “modern” in modern farmhouse. The stone around the fireplace adds warmth and stands out as one of the family’s favorite features. “I love it all, from the piece of stone around the fireplace to the laundry on the second floor. I also can’t leave out the storage aspect—we still have kitchen cabinets and closets that aren’t fully used,” Laura says.

The couple wanted to incorporate clean, comfortable designs that mix old with new. The white shiplap walls on parts of the main floor and upstairs contribute to the clean design and provide a fresh backdrop for darker colors. “I think the shiplap is a perfect balance between farmhouse and a coastal vibe,” Laura notes. Peter’s custom sliding barn doors artfully conceal the pantry in the kitchen, as well as the laundry room upstairs, creating a functional design element that ties in the black accent color used throughout the home. 

Upstairs, the children’s bathroom is a showstopper and a fun splash of color. The orange vanity perfectly grounds the space as it gives a nod to the accent colors in the playful jellyfish wallpaper. The space creates an unexpected pop and a whimsical feel without being too childlike, so it will last as the children grow. On either side of the bathroom’s entrance, the two children’s bedrooms are cozy retreats. Down the hall, the master bedroom emits a warm, comfortable tone with its gray-blue shiplap accent wall and vaulted ceilings. The wide plank wood flooring paired with the bed’s neutral tones, light bedding and colorful accent throw keep the space light while blending with the coastal mood. 

For the Vollmers, their dream home is all about the quality details that make it their own, having designed it to last for years to come. “I think the enduring elements are a lot of the things you can’t really see or notice firsthand. Peter chose products that he knew would last, like the insulation in the attic space and the type of filtration system for the HVAC. Stylistically, we kept all the major design components neutral, like the flooring, and even the kitchen cabinets are a neutral in black and white. In my opinion, that will never go out of style, and we can always bring in different accent colors to keep things up to date,” Laura shares. 

A blend of yesterday and today, the Vollmer residence is a refreshing, artfully designed sanctuary. Against its clean, traditional slate, multiple styles can meet harmoniously. Like bees in the hive, the Vollmers can grow and create together in their cherished home for years to come.

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