#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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#FARMHOUSEDIALFANO ON GLITTER GUIDE {AND SHOP IT!} PART 3

the last stop in the #farmhousedialfano glitter guide tour...max's room and our bedroom! the former is probably my favorite in the house, the latter is my least favorite.

i'm constantly making little changes to max's room! both for functional purposes as she gets older and design-wise {cuz i can't help myself}. it's a small space but a happy and bright one that's filled with a mix of sentimental keepsakes and new items. because it's so small, i wanted to make a statement but due to its size, felt the room couldn't handle too much on the walls. we painted it benjamin moore patriotic white which is actually a very soft pistachio color and went bold on one wall with anewall decor's oh deer mural. max loves animals and some of her favorites are all in the incredibly beautiful artwork.

above you can see a couple very meaningful additions to the room...a romper that i wore as a baby and max wore in her newborn shoot {framed by framebridge} and a framed bunny print that hung in my room as a child.

more sentimental additions above include a pair of my toe shoes that we used for max's 1st birthday party, the first piece of clothing i bought while pregnant, a vintage dress gifted to max, her very first briar bonnets, and an old edition of house at pooh corner. 

and now onto our bedroom! we have a few things working against us.

1/ it's a rectangle shape which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing BUT the bed can only go in one place {across from some built-in shelving} which means you walk directly into a bed corner every day. and the rectangle shape is awkwardly split by the bed and the door to the bathroom.

2/ besides a bed, we haven't bought any furniture for the room {we moved in july of 2014} . which means we're using a mishmash of old dressers + armoires and they're not super functional in the space. 

3/ there's a very small, very narrow "walk in" closet. when i say narrow it means that when clothes are hung, you have to slide in sideways and try to view the clothes that are essentially in your face. 

4/ slanted ceiling above the bed.

anyways, we did paint the room when we moved in and i try to make it feel as cozy + comfortable as possible with bedding, pillows etc. but ultimately? it's not even close to where i want it to be. 

nightstand { similar } /  linen sheets  /  linen comforter  /  blanket  /  picture ledge  / hanging shelf { similar }

nightstand {similar} / linen sheets / linen comforter / blanket / picture ledge / hanging shelf {similar}

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hanging shelf { similar } /  candle

hanging shelf {similar} / candle

and that’s a wrap on the glitter guide feature! naturally, things already look different around here, and i have {really desperate} hope for some additional projects this year (quartz countertops, new couch, new fan/light in the living room, additional storage options, bedroom wallpaper accent wall yada yada yada) but i'm glad you all got to see how the house looked in november when it was photographed.  AND i’m just about done with my former office which is now a playroom/office combo so stay tuned for that reveal. 

shop max's room + our bedroom below....all links are listed above as well. 

thanks for following along and be sure to check out parts 1 and 2

the entire glitter guide feature is here.  all photos by joyelle west

and as always you can follow what's currently going on in my world over on instagram.

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