A Cookie-Cutter House Was DIYed into a Cozy ‘Modhemian’ Home

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Our cozy living room! Last year we bought this couch to replace our very small one, and we don't regret this purchase one bit.

Name: Macy Evonosky, husband, Will, and three cats: Onyx, Juniper, and Luna
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Type of home: House
Size: 1,750 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: This is our first home bought together as a family. For a first home, we were fortunate enough to be able to witness most of the building process. However, the home wasn’t fully customizable. We couldn’t pick out the fixtures, cabinet pulls, layout, colors, etc., so we have been gradually updating the home as we go. It’s been a great first home for Will and me, and we have learned a lot about what we would and wouldn’t want in our next home.

We recently revamped this bathroom. We installed shiplap, new fixtures, faucets, hand towel rings, knobs, mirrors, and towel hooks.

When we aren’t at home, we like to travel, play disc golf, or hike in our beautiful state. This year, however, we have been spending a lot more time at home, and have taken on a few DIY projects that have turned out better than we expected!

One of our first projects after moving in was making these shelves. I didn't want to pay the price tag for the shelves I wanted, so we made them. I didn't realize how easy shelves were to make!

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cookie-cutter turned cozy “modhemian.”

I love spending time in the mountains or the desert and find that I draw a lot of my home inspiration from nature. I love to decorate with plants, driftwood, rocks, pinecones, and natural colors and textures. I would say this has greatly been reflected in our home.

What is your favorite room and why? Our master bedroom is for sure my favorite room in the house! This room is not only one of the coziest, but also the one with the best lighting. This room is west facing and has three windows. Two of the windows look out to several Rocky Mountains—the ones we got married in front of, too!! We had no idea when we started building our home that we would have a view at all, let alone of the Rockies! It’s certainly one of my favorite aspects of the home and makes the room that much better.

We built this modern privacy wall this summer because we were tired of our patio furniture being thrown off our tall patio. The winds in our back yard can get up to 50 mph some nights, and we would wake up to a mess. So we built this ourselves and we haven't had any patio furniture disappear since. Not to mention, it looks pretty darn nice!

Any advice for creating a home you love? Be you! Create what makes you feel happy. Don’t be afraid to shop secondhand. A lot of my decor and even some furniture was found while thrifting or on Craigslist/Facebook Marketplace.

Our spare bedroom. It's another one of my favorite rooms because it's always clean!

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.