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Vintage chic farmhouse in Illinois gets refreshed with charming details

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Originally built in 1915, this vintage chic farmhouse was completely remodeled and restored by Designstorms LLC, located in Glen Ellyn, a suburban village in DuPage County, Illinois. Taking two years to complete, the designers took on one room at a time. An addition to the home enabled the homeowners to have a new mudroom, dining room and to increase the size of the existing kitchen. A garage was also converted into a finished basement.

Above: The designer’s uncovered the brick chimney behind the wall during the demo stage. They used it as an accent wall behind the hood backsplash, making sure to reconfigure the kitchen layout to adapt to this placement.

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The owner’s wished to reflect the character of this old home, where every detail was considered—from the cabinet style to door hardware to paint selection and everything in-between. Sprinkled throughout the interiors are pieces of antiques; such as the breakfast nook table that was once a desk, or the repurposed metal door being used to conceal a liquor cabinet in the wall.

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What We Love: Throughout the renovation process, the designer’s seemed to uncover something new and unique, creating a charming farmhouse that feels historic yet new. The new design is warm and inviting  with a more spacious and functional layout that caters to the lifestyle of a large, active family. Overall this vintage chic farmhouse offers a fresh new look that is full of fabulous and inspiring details.

Readers, please let us know in the Comments what you think of the renovation of this old farmhouse. Are there any details that you find inspirational?

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Above: The butler’s pantry features Carrara marble countertops, light blue cabinetry and a stone subway tile backsplash. The swinging door leads out to the dining room.

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Above: An old metal door was placed over a void in the wall, which the designer’s had converted into a liquor cabinet.

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Above: The tongue and groove ceiling of the dining room was painted a dark gray, to create harmony with the brick painted behind the range in the kitchen.

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Above: Located near the pool, this small bathroom packs a lot of punch! The Kohler sink features a black painted base to visually connect it with the black accents on the graphic floor tiles. The floor tiles were sourced from the Cement Tile Shop. Subway tile on the walls was added to protect the space and making it durable and easy to clean. The powder blue stool was found at Home Goods. The walls are painted in Brushed Aluminum 1485 by Benjamin Moore.

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Above: This industrial-chic laundry room was basically squeezed into a closet, yet offers all the essentials! A roll-out shelf can expand for folding and ironing and be pushed back when not in use. Wood shelving offers plenty of linen storage, while the exposed brick is a nod to the home’s past.

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Above: This bathroom originally had a shower on the right, but was not needed. The designer’s removed it and replaced it with a linen closet, which is a replica of the recessed one in the upstairs hallway.

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Above: The front door was replaced during the remodel with a 2/3 light door, to allow natural light to illuminate the long hallway.

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Photos: Joe Kwon

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