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Inspiration for The New House

Well it’s hard to believe this is really happening, but we’re about a month out from closing on our new house. Eeeeeek! The kids are already planning what animals they want to have on the farm. So far they’re wishing for chickens, ducks, goats, dogs, cats, and possibly a baby pig. Haha! I’m not sure we’ll be able to get all of those right away, but it’s so fun to listen to them talk about they’re plans for the farm! This is going to be a big change for us and everyone is so excited. I’ve been dreaming about what I want to do to the house and pinning inspiration photos like crazy. So today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites!


If you missed the news about our new house you can read this post to get caught up! Basically we are buying a new home on almost 11 acres, which has been our dream for years now. I’ve wanted a farm for as long as I can remember! And the coolest part is the house is brand new. We definitely weren’t looking for a new build home, but it just worked out that way and I’m so excited to get in there and start putting my touches on everything!

The main level of the home is super bright and open–there are tons of windows and awesome views of rolling hills. This home is a little smaller than our main level now, so we are planning to start construction on the basement right away. It’s unfinished right now, but it’s HUGE, and it’s basically like a second house down there. It’s going to be so fun to design that space from scratch–we’ll have a living room down there, play room, my office, as well as an extra bathroom and bedroom. Anyway, enough rambling! Here are a few photos I’ve been inspired by lately!

source: The LifeStyle Company


Goodness gracious! I don’t even know where to start with this photo. I absolutely love the rattan pendants, the white fridge, the glass box cabinets, and of course those beams. Our new house has a kitchen that is open like this—there’s an island with three pendants and white cabinets. I’m already planning how to add similar touches! And beams–I’m dreaming about beams.

source: The LifeStyle Company


We have a long hallway in our new house with lots of doors like this one and I love the idea of adding a barn door slider to one of the doors.  The door that leads down to our basement would be perfect for this kind of thing. And how gorgeous are those lights?! Simple, but stunning. There’s just so much inspiration right here.

source: Heatnglo


Our new living room has vaulted ceilings just like this! It also has a fireplace and mantel that is very similar to this one, which I’m planning to do doing built-ins and open shelving around. And again, those beams are stunning!!

source: HomeBunch 


We’ll have a little pantry just like this one and I love the idea of putting a barn door slider over it! I guess I’m just a sucker for barn doors–I want to put them everywhere!

Source: At Home Arkansas


Oh I LOVE this room so much. Our master bedroom in the next home will have a vaulted ceiling similar to this one and I love the idea of doing lots of beams and a planked ceiling. How gorgeous is that?! It adds so much character and charm to this space!

source: Twelve on Main


How stinkin’ adorable is this chicken coop?! I love it so much. I’m hoping we can get chickens right away. And you better believe I’m already making plans for our chicken coop. Can’t wait!

OK I’ll stop here because I could literally go on all day sharing inspiration photos! I’m so excited to take you guys on this new journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here!! xoxo

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The Comments

  • Pamela
    June 16, 2020

    All beautiful!! Your new home will be so gorgeous; can’t wait to follow along! 💕

  • Pam
    June 16, 2020

    I soooo anxious to go on that journey with you!!!! Can’t wait!!!!

  • Sue McDermott
    June 16, 2020

    Have you seen the beautiful garden shed the Sassy Barn has?! You would love it!

  • Ramona Wampler
    June 16, 2020

    Loving these inspirational photos and ideas for the new house!

  • Debi Padgett
    June 16, 2020

    Sarah, so happy for you & your sweet family! Thanks for taking us along!

  • Karen
    June 16, 2020

    So thrilled for you and your family! I grew up in a wooded area with just a handful of neighbors. As kids we built forts – birdwatched – built tree houses – great memories ! I hope you and your family will have the same wonderful experience living out on a farm. It’ll be fun to see how you decorate it💕

  • Linda
    June 16, 2020

    I am so happy for this new journey your family is getting ready to take. Can’t wait to see what you do with all this open space. It is going to be beautiful. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  • Marina Pool
    June 16, 2020

    I cannot wait, I love your taste !
    Have a nice day!

  • Tracy
    June 17, 2020

    Oh Sarah!! How adorable on all of it !! Such inspiration to draw from ! I love you taking us on this journey! Thank you so much ! I’m living through you on this !LOL! ❤️

  • Jan
    June 18, 2020

    Can’t wait to see it… I’m sure it’ll be gorgeous!! You have such a gift❣️❣️

  • Linda
    June 19, 2020

    Thank you for being so real and authentic. I love what you do decorating your home, Can’t wait to follow you in making your new house a home.

  • Shaz Isaac
    June 19, 2020

    Can’t wait for the journey!!

  • Georgina Porter
    June 23, 2020

    I love the style of your new home Sarah, so exciting snd with your innate sense of style you will make it a amazing space for your family in no time. To be able to realise all your dreams is such a special gift, and you now have the land to have the farm you want. I have mo doubt your new home will look fabulous in a short period of time after moving in congratulations and embracr this exciting new chapter in yours and your family’s lives.

    • Sarah
      > Georgina Porter
      June 23, 2020

      You are so sweet. Thank you so much for those kind words!! Truly appreciate it Georgina! xo

  • Lynn
    July 7, 2020

    Thank you for sharing your plans. I can hear the excitement in your words! Joanne Gaines did a cool idea with her chicken coop near her garden. Chickens can wander around the garden and eat grubs etc. They have a closed in walkway that allows them to do this. Natures way to protect your veggies.

  • Sharon
    July 13, 2020

    I love all these ideas Sarah. Can’t wait to follow along!