Name: Angelique Hoffman & Dan, + 3 young daughters + fluffy dog
Location: Myersville, Maryland
Size: 2,500 square feet —4 bedrooms, 2½ baths
Years lived in: almost 4
Some homes are lessons in compromise — Angelique's is a lesson in harmony. Taking into account the architectural character of her 100 year old home, the practical needs and feminine sensibilities of her 3 young daughters, and her own love of vintage and modern elements, Angelique and her husband, Dan, have created a happy home where barbies, antique patinas, and mod lines strike a perfect chord.
After visiting Silk & Burlap, the boutique that Angelique runs with her friend, Saule, I had a hunch that her home would be spectacular, and it certainly is! Like their shop, which the duo describes as a mix of things "old & new, primitive & polished," Angelique's home showcases the best of many styles, all the while remaining inviting, comfortable, and functional.
Angelique and her family are the first people to inhabit the house outside of the family of the original builders, and most of the home's 100 year old architectural details remain in tact. While she infused the home with her own family's fresh style and made several updates to make it a functional home for her young daughters, Angelique has strived to preserve the original architectural character, which makes for a very interesting tour. She gleaned many stories from family members of the original builders, and so as she showed me around she pointed out things such as the hooks where the original owners had once hung a baby gate for their daughter and a fabulous summer kitchen/smokehouse which sits almost untouched in an outbuilding.
All of the rooms contain traces of girly evidence, but her daughters' rooms leave no doubt as to whom their inhabitants might be. Rather than fighting against it, Angelique and Dan have embraced pink with a passion. However, even so the furnishings themselves — all pink aside— complement the historic nature of the home.
For more details and a better sense of the home's flow, check out the captions in the full House Tour gallery.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Style: Good question! Hard time committing so it's eclectic but clean, natural elements, some modern mixed with antiques. All on a budget!
Inspiration: My children
Favorite Element: It's age and the general layout.
Biggest Challenge: It's age (100 years, this year)
What Friends Say: They all thought I was crazy to buy it since it wasn't my style at all and needed some work just to be move in ready, but I loved the floor plan. Now, I've been told that I have great taste. People love the photographs. They get caught up looking at them.
Biggest Embarrassment: The summer kitchen and back porch are ready to fall down if we don't take those projects on soon.
Proudest DIY: I'm not much of a DIYourselfer — too involved in the kids and the boutique right now. I'm usually painting furniture, etc for the store vs. my own home. If I had to pick, I'd say painting the girls bedrooms or misc. furniture.
Biggest Indulgence: The 5 tier antique silver plate upside down wedding cake style chandelier in my living room/parlor. It wasn't a need but a want, and I love it!! There are other items that cost me more, but that was pricey and not a need at the time, but I just couldn't leave the store without it.
Best Advice: Live with what you love!!! Life and visuals are fluid and should change and evolve as we do so keep your eyes open to what brings you joy and what's not working for you anymore — donate it, free up the space and energy.
Dream Sources: An antique trip through Europe.
Other Inspiration: Swedish country interiors with a dose of modern. I love the lightness, the sense of home and family. Purity.
Resources of Note:
Paint & Colors
• Living Room & top of chair rail in Kitchen: Behr Paints: Sandstone Cove
• Parlor, Hallways, Office & Master Bedroom: McCormick Paints: Linen White
• Playroom (dining room) Benjamin Moore Paints, Champagne Dreams
• Genevieve's Room: McCormick Paints, Shellbrook
• Genevieve's Closet: Chalkboard Paints
Appliances: Came with the house, old except an LG dishwasher & LG washer/dryer.
Hardware: Pottery Barn and Silk&Burlap
Furniture: Pottery Barn, Silk&Burlap, Chartreuse&co, family antiques
Accessories: Collected over time and Silk&Burlap, Jonathan Adler
Lighting: Brass & Copper Shop in Frederick, Maryland, Home Depot, Lowes, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Silk&Burlap, Pottery Barn Teen
Rugs & Carpets: Pottery Barn, Hunt & Harvest at Chartreuse&co, Dash & Albert, Pottery Barn Kids
Tiles & Stone: Subway tiles from Home Depot, installed by my dad — don't look closely!
Window Treatments: Canvas drop cloths washed and rumpled with ruffles. Our design, custom made by Laura Whitesell, our seamstress. Pottery Barn silk drapes, IKEA, dyed drop cloths hung with hook rings.
Beds: Pottery Barn, PB Teen, Chartreuse&co
Artwork:My children's art, vintage (Silk&Burlap), family photo's (Melanie Reyes), Mark Burrier, Lisa Handwerk Photography
Thanks, Angelique & Dan!
Images: Leah Moss
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