#FARMHOUSEDIALFANO...A DESIGN*SPONGE TOP 20 HOME TOUR

i hadn’t been on design*sponge in awhile but found myself there recently and stumbled upon their top 20 home tours of all time…and guess who’s included?? yup, #farmhousedialfano! earrlllyyy days #farmhousedialfano. our feature was in early 2015 and boy oh boy does the house look different. after going down memory lane i thought it would be fun to share some side-by-sides to show how the house looked then and what it looks like now. the changes are pretty crazy! the old design feels way less refined, is way darker, and much more mid-century slash i don’t even know? anyways without further ado…


THE LIVING ROOM

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge /  photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge /
photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge /  photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge /
photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

gone is the ancient ceiling fan {we love our new fan!}, the blue sleeper sofa, the ikea side table, the bulky coffee table, the too small + too dark rug etc. etc. etc. etc. some things live on however! the framed guest book tags from our wedding, a tripod style floor lamp, the driftwood garland, stacked frames between the windows {though with new frames and new artwork here + here}. the disco ball! obviously the overall aesthetic is very different but it’s just so much brighter + happier right?! and certainly more designed.

THE KITCHEN

#farmhousedialfano kitchen / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano kitchen / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano living room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

despite an overall different styling approach, the core of the kitchen has remained the same {exception being a new island}…until now! the fireclay tile backsplash is nearing completion {sneak here} and it’s INSANELY GOOD. better than i imagined or mocked up. there are also some initial plans for new appliances, cabinet + drawer fronts and fingers crossed, new countertops! you can read more about our plans here

MY FORMER OFFICE / CURRENT PLAYROOM

#farmhousedialfano office / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano office / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano office / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano office / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

this room has certainly seen the most + biggest changes transforming solely from my office to 90% playroom / 10% mStarr storage. those ikea shelves are still there {now strongly secured to the wall} and while some of those props + mementos remain, the bottom two rows are now dedicated to max’s toys. this room isn’t finished and probably will never be due to the constant rotation.

THE DINING ROOM

#farmhousedialfano dining room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano dining room / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

our dining room looks a little different but overall it’s very disappointing, ha. i decided that this is the year to finally make some changes! we plan to paint {which i think will make the biggest difference since we didn’t have time to paint before moving in and the grey is a bit drab} and we actually have a new custom dining table on the way {oval! natural wood!} which will nudge me towards getting new chairs, maybe a new light? i also want to move the black display piece {similar here} to where the bar cabinet is and put more of a buffet style piece {looking at this!}.

MASTER BEDROOM

#farmhousedialfano master bedroom / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by  joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano master bedroom / circa early 2015 on design*sponge / photo by joyelle west

#farmhousedialfano now!

#farmhousedialfano now!

well this is another room that doesn’t do much for me. i’ve talked about the odd shape + size before but i’ve made a little progress at least and it certainly doesn’t look the same as it did for the DS shoot! we’ve since upgraded to a king bed, got a proper headboard and bed frame, a rug i love, and new bedding {these sheets are worth every penny}. the room is totally fine for now but at some point i’d like to give it a little more love.

fun to see the changes right? you can check out more of our original feature here and you can shop many of the current products in the house here: living room / playroom / kitchen / max’s room / master bedroom / dining room.

be sure you’re following along on insta to see updates on the kitchen tile!

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YOUR HOME, YOUR STYLE + A GIVEAWAY!

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well i can't say that being featured in a book is an everyday occurrence. more like once in a lifetime! i'm honored to have our home {#farmhousedialfano} included in Your Home, Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love, a recently released book by my gal donna garlough who also happens to be the style director for joss & main.i hope you keep reading because you're interested BUT if you're not {it's ok. i guess.}, at least scroll to the bottom to learn about our giveaway {insert smile}.

donna has really outdone herself with an easy-on-the-eyes, easy-on-the-brain book that should appeal to pretty much anyone who owns a home and is looking for some style advice. joyelle west {who has photographed our house 3 other times here, here, + here!} was the exclusive photographer for the book and unsurprisingly, the images are beautiful. 

coffee table /  joyelle west photography

so what's the book all about? donna features 13 homes that were designed + decorated by the owners rather than interior designers. it's a guide to designing and styling but also a guide to learning more about your own style, what you're drawn to, and how to build off of that. she offers tips, takeaways and helps you focus! 

we photographed the house in december of 2016 after max's early arrival pushed back shooting and by then, donna and joyelle had a lot of great content already so we skipped photographing the kitchen and max's room and focused on the living room, dining room and master bedroom. so it's interesting to see the book images a year and a half later as the house has changed! nothing major but new rugs, pillows, side tables etc. and let's be honest, i'm changing things up in here weekly which means it looks different than the glitter guide shoot from just this past november. and different from just a couple weeks ago so....

master bedroom /  joyelle west photography

master bedroom / joyelle west photography

because they want you to buy the book {which, you know, makes sense. and you should buy it!}, the publisher rizzoli only allows promotion of the images you see above. but there's so much more i want you to see! so here's a little peek into the book...

dining room chair detail

dining room chair detail

our coffee table styled two ways {#1 and #4}

our coffee table styled two ways {#1 and #4}

the living room. since then i've changed out pillows and replaced those feather prints with photographs from our travels.

the living room. since then i've changed out pillows and replaced those feather prints with photographs from our travels.

the back of max's door

the back of max's door

the ledge over our bed. it's been updated since then.

the ledge over our bed. it's been updated since then.

my animal-themed jewelry display.

my animal-themed jewelry display.

a nook in the living room. it's also been updated!

a nook in the living room. it's also been updated!

there's more in the book so buy it here! also check out an interview i did for donna's blog, self styled, here!

and just in time for mother's day, donna and i are hosting a giveaway! she's signing two copies of the book so for the design enthusiast mamas out there {or those who want to make their special day even more special!}, make sure you're following me on instagram and be on the lookout for a post this weekend with details on how to enter. 

lastly, i put together some links for items you see in the book. shop them below.

happy friday!

ps. looking for help with your home? ask about our interior styling services.

pps. fun fact! both courtney {who used to work for me}, and lindsey {who is a former bride + current collaborator} are also featured in the book.