A Plain “Spec” House Has a Cute, Rustic Headboard Idea

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Credit: LeAnne Sofia

Name: LeAnne Sofia, my husband Robert, our 1.5-year-old son Jake, and chihuahua Zumi
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Type of home: House
Size: 2950
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

Credit: LeAnne Sofia

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: This was not the home my husband and I intended on purchasing. We were in the middle of building a home while also in the process of adopting our son. (Not stressful at all lol!) As our son’s due date grew closer our builder began pushing back our closing date. We’d already sold the home we had been living in (and put our stuff in storage), and were renting Airbnbs while waiting for our new home to be completed.

Credit: LeAnne Sofia

Finally, out of desperation, we bought this spec house (and cancelled our build), so we’d have somewhere to bring our son home to since not having a permanent residence could have jeopardized our adoption. Two years later we are so happy we ended up here. We love the quiet, peaceful neighborhood, and have done several projects that have made this house feel like our favorite home yet!

Credit: LeAnne Sofia
Family room looking out to the courtyard

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Bright, neutral, rustic, modern, earthy.

Credit: LeAnne Sofia

What is your favorite room and why? That’s a tough one! I think right now it’s our master since that’s the last room we updated!

Credit: LeAnne Sofia

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? When we DIYed our master bedroom wall we also bought a king-sized bed, our first one in almost 18 years of marriage! I don’t know why we waited so long, but we are NEVER going back to a smaller bed lol! Total life changer! It’s from West Elm and we love it!

Credit: LeAnne Sofia

Any advice for creating a home you love? To me what makes a home beautiful and interesting are all of the layers that get added over the years, so take your time. Buy things that are meaningful and important to you despite what’s trending. It’s your personal space, so make sure it reflects the personalities of those that live there.

Credit: LeAnne Sofia

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