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.

All sources are linked below, but if you are curious about something and don't see a link, message me on Instagram or send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Some things are handmade or vintage, so I have linked to something similar if possible.

Front porch

Read the full post: Front porch makeover


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

Dining Room

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

Modern traditional dining room

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"


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

Powder Room

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

Master Bathroom

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

Modern traditional master bathroom

Master bedroom

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"

Amelia's nursery


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

Still to come...

  • Mudroom
  • Laundry room
  • Jackson's bedroom
  • Kid's bathroom
  • Bonus house


  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.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Daphne! :)

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