This Minimal Renovated Boho Home Has Plant and Art Displaying Ideas in Every Room
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Name: Malori Futral, my husband Nate, our dog LuLu, our cat Keely, and our four chickens
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Type of home: House
Size: 2500 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: The Heidi House, as we lovingly refer to our home, is a 1949 ranch in the heart of East Nashville, Tennessee. My husband Nate and I bought our home in April 2017 and spent the next two and a half years renovating the space. We moved from Jacksonville Beach, Florida to Nashville for our careers. My husband works in the music industry and I am an executive producer for an architectural rendering studio.
When we left home, we definitely felt a hole in our lives; it took a long time to get past the longing to be around our friends and family back home. This really forced us to create a new home. We put our hearts and souls into this house. Every single minute detail was carefully thought out. Originally our home was a two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1100-square-foot home. We had no driveway and our single bathroom was infested with black mold. We dug right in and got to work. It took about two and a half years to get it where we needed it to be. Renovations are expensive and we had to wait for the money to come in and tackle each project one at a time.
The Heidi house is now 2500 square feet with three bathrooms and three bedrooms. We have also finished the basement and turned it into a separate guest space. The highlight of 2019 was not only the official completion of the renovation; our home was chosen as the location for two national commercials. Having the opportunity to renovate our home and customize the space to fit our exact taste has given us a home away from home.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Mid-century, cozy, boho
What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is definitely the dining room. I could not be happier with the way the gallery wall turned out and plants cascading from a vintage chicken feeder on the wall gives the room an organic energy. Seating is banquette style with cozy pillows and a round table that keeps everyone close and comfortable. All my favorite memories in our home have been in this room at this table, drinking wine and eating tons of pizza.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I am constantly buying and propagating plants. We have a shop in East Nashville called Flora and I’m there almost every week. I recently bought my—maybe 40th—pothos plant from them. I love the way they cascade from their planters.
Any advice for creating a home you love? I absolutely never diverge from my personal style. Our home is a complete and utter reflection of who we are and the things we love. Staying true to our own taste is what makes this OUR home.
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