The Inspired Hive

Inspiration for a creative home


Our Second Home

A 100 year old farmhouse gets a modern traditional update. See the tour here.

Hi there! We moved into this old circa 1920 farmhouse in the summer of 2017, and it is still a work in progress! We are fortunate that a family who owned the house in the 1980-90s put a lot of love and hard work into it and updated most of the necessities (electrical, plumbing, drywall, roofing, etc.), but a lot of time has passed since then, and there is now more work to be done. In addition to catching up on maintenance tasks and putting our own decorative touch on this house, there are also a few parts of this historic house that we would like to restore. I would love to take you on a tour as we update each room during this house journey.

We approach everything in Phase 1 and Phase 2. We are currently in Phase 1 for all rooms, which includes budget friendly refreshes to make things feel like "us." When we get to Phase 2, we will begin bigger renovations and some restoration projects.


Read the full post: Kitchen before and after
Lower cabinet color: Sherwin-Williams Privilege Green
Upper cabinet color: Sherwin-Williams Incredible White
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams Incredible White

Breakfast nook with banquette bench seating, farmhouse table, and schoolhouse light

Green kitchen cabinets, black countertop, enamel sink, brass faucet, and schoolhouse lights.

Dining Room

Read the full post: Modern traditional dining room
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Incredible White"

Black dining table with antique wooden chairs. Modern dome light. Large antique cabinet.

Living Room

See the full post: Living room refresh
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Incredible White"
Door color: Sherwin-Williams "Contented"
Stair rail and built ins: Sherwin-Williams "Greenblack"

Painted entertainment center and art TV

Oversized modern green chair, black marble side table, spindle accent chair in living room

Black and beige antique staircase, brass traditional sconce, plant stand


See the full post: Modern traditional office update
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Alabaster"

Antique drop leaf table with vintage lamp, abstract artwork, and crocks of paintbrushes

Powder Room

Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Eider White"
Vanity color: Sherwin-Williams "Waterscape"

Ocean colored vanity, concrete countertop, brass faucet, and brass mirror in small powder room bathroom

Master Bathroom

See the full post here: Modern traditional budget bathroom refresh
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Agreeable Gray"
Vanity color: Sherwin-Williams "Mindful Gray"

Master bathroom with greige vanity cabinets, oil rubbed bronze hardware, nickel faucet, and brass mirror. Large green vase with oversized greenery.

Master bedroom

  In progress! Follow along on Instagram for a behind the scenes look!

Cade's bedroom

See the full post: Vintage trains boy's bedroom
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Agreeable Gray" and "Pure White"
Door and dresser color: Sherwin-Williams "Refuge"

Little boy's train themed bedroom

Amelia's nursery

See the full post: Pink and green nursery
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Alabaster"
Furniture/shelf color: Sherwin-Williams "Basil"
Door color: Sherwin-Williams "Pressed Flower"

 Pink and green baby girl's nursery

 Pink and green baby girl's nursery


See the full post:  Modern schoolhouse playroom makeover
Wall color: Sherwin-Williams "Eider White"

Modern schoolhouse playroom

 Laundry room

Paint color- SW Mulberry Silk

Classic laundry room with plum walls and black and white checkered floors


See the full post: Classic patio reveal

 Modern classic patio design

Front porch

Read the full post: Front porch makeover

Front porch makeover

Still to come...


  1. Hi, Your home is so lovely. I adore all the creative touches. Your love for your home and your family shines through. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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