homestead revival

Homestead Revival

Interior Elegance: Transforming 'The Homestead Revival'

At ID.ology Interiors & Design, we recently had the privilege of participating in an inspiring project, a renovation known as “The Homestead Revival.” Located in Fletcher, North Carolina, this beautifully restored farmhouse embodies the essence of classic revitalization with a touch of timeless elegance. The journey to transform this historical gem was a collaborative effort, and we are thrilled to share our part in this remarkable transformation.

Laura Sullivan, co-owner of ID.ology Interiors & Design, vividly remembers the moment they first set foot on the property. The tree-lined driveway, casting a gentle, inviting shade, set the stage for what would become a remarkable home. “Having this shaded, tree-lined, long driveway was something I had dreamed of for many years,” Laura says. “Just coming out onto the property and seeing what it had to offer really grabbed us, even before we walked through the house.”


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This project, affectionately known as “The Homestead Revival,” was a labor of love, breathing new life into a historic FourSquare floor plan. Local, locally-sourced wood was used extensively for ceilings, floors, and walls, paying homage to the craftsmanship of a bygone era. The infusion of 9-foot ceilings, combined with eight-foot doors and windows, created a balance between spaciousness and comfort, preserving the farmhouse’s traditional charm.

The heart of any home is the kitchen, and in this farmhouse, it underwent a transformation that seamlessly blended modern functionality with rustic charm. Laura Sullivan shared her excitement: “Some of our favorite things about this home are the more open kitchen, which we were able to work in with a little bit of a plan adjustment to the current footprint.”

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At ID.ology Interiors & Design, we approached this project with an unwavering commitment to detail and a keen sense of design. We wanted to ensure that each room had a unique identity while maintaining a cohesive thread throughout the house. Laura explains, “We wanted to introduce layering and dimension into our materials and finishes. We wanted to make sure there was some contrast in the patterns and textures in each room, so each room has a slightly different feel while still maintaining cohesiveness when you go from one space to another.”

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Elegance and Serenity

One of the standout elements of the farmhouse is the “Ambry Bath,” an open-concept primary bathroom designed by Laura Sullivan. This space exudes serenity, thanks to its textures, natural elements, and an abundance of natural light, creating a retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Our collaboration with Atelier Maison & Co., the furniture and accessories studio co-owned by Sean and Laura Sullivan, played a pivotal role in bringing this vision to life. Their expertise in selecting and placing furnishings and decor added the finishing touches that elevated the farmhouse to a realm of elegance and sophistication.

As we reflect on this project, “The Homestead Revival,” it is evident that a home is more than bricks and mortar; it is a reflection of the people who inhabit it. For us, creating a space that provides solace and a sense of belonging is the essence of interior design. Sean Sullivan beautifully captures this sentiment, stating, “At the end of the day, we all want some peace and quiet, some respite from the busy world. Having a place of our own that we’ve designed, built, and furnished around our lifestyle gives us that opportunity. Our favorite thing about this house is coming home.”

In Fletcher, North Carolina, “The Homestead Revival” farmhouse stands as a testament to the vision and craftsmanship of Living Stone Design + Build, the design expertise of ID.ology Interiors & Design, and the refined furnishings of Atelier Maison & Co. It is a masterpiece of classical revitalization with an elegant touch, a space where history and modernity coexist in perfect harmony, and where the soul of the home comes alive through thoughtful interior design.

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