Rustic Meets Refined

Remember Tammy? My neighbor, the caterer, with the incredible shrimp and grits recipe? Well, after I published that post, several people asked to see photos of her house, so I thought I’d share a few more here today!

Their house is laid out almost just like ours is, but they made a few tweeks to the layout here and there. For instance, where we have a sunroom…


…they have a dining room:

Phoenix Fossil Paint | Dining Room | The Lettered Cottage

Cotton Wreath | The Lettered Cottage

Vintage Pillows | The Lettered Cottage

Hall Tree | Cotton Wreath | The Lettered Cottage

Vintage Doorknobs | The Lettered Cottage

Phoenix Fossil Paint | The Lettered Cottage

Tammy said the paint color in the dining room (and all throughout the first floor) is called Phoenix Fossil. The ceiling is painted Gray Stone, and the trim is painted Horseradish. They’re all Benjamin Moore colors.

And while our master bathroom is still laid out like this:


They laid their master bathroom out like this:

Light Green Paint | Bathroom | The Lettered Cottage

The wall color is French Gray, and the ceiling is painted Bahia Grass. Both of those are also Benjamin Moore colors, too.

One day, I like to do a little reconfiguring upstairs here at our house. There’s not much countertop space in the current master bathroom. Just two little vanities, that sit front-to-front:


Other than those two rooms, the rest of the house is pretty much laid out the same as ours. Here are some more photos of their kitchen:

Fossil Gray Paint | Black Kitchen Cabinets | The Lettered Cottage

Galvanized Pipe Pot Holder | The Lettered Cottage

Stone Backsplash | The Lettered Cottage

Black and Gray Granite | The Lettered Cottage

Antler Door Handle | The Lettered Cottage

Phoenix Fossil Paint | Black Kitchen Cabinets 2 | The Lettered Cottage

It opens up into their living room just like ours does:

Phoenix Fossil Gray Paint | Benjamin Moore | The Lettered Cottage

Brass Deer | The Lettered Cottage

Phoenix Fossil Gray Paint | The Lettered Cottage  Chippy Paint | Armoire | The Lettered Cottage

And just like at our place, there’s a big open space between to the two rooms:

Phoenix Fossil Paint | Antler Chandelier | The Lettered Cottage

We use the space as our “dining room”, but it’s fun to see it staged as a foyer too!

Last but not least, one of my favorite things in the whole house is the laundry closet doors outside the master bedroom upstairs:

Phoenix Fossil Paint | Sliding Barn Door | The Lettered Cottage

Unless you’re talking about favorite things with tails. Then I’d choose this little fur baby:

White Toy Poodle Dog | The Lettered Cottage

Isn’t she darling?!

She and her owners are so much fun to have as neighbors, and we’re so thankful to have them next door!

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  1. Mary Ann Blount says

    HI- I Love, love, love it all! Went to BM to get paint for my home and was told Phoenix Fossil, Horseradish and Bahia Grass are not their colors-probably are Pittsburg. Can you please verify. Thank you so much!

    • Amy Y. says

      I too went to BM. The only color they could find was graystone.
      Could you let us know if it may be a different paint brand. I love the wall color!
      The home is gorgeous!!!

  2. says

    Tammy: We are a home builder in Kansas and we obviously see a lot of homes…your’s is exquisite and the fit & finish appears to be phenomenal. I also have to comment about your fur baby – she’s a cutie pie! One simple itsy-bitsy question if you are able: Where did you find the tray you have on your bathroom vanity? I totally love your decor throughout your home. Blessings, ~Shelby Anne

  3. CaraRose says

    Hi Layla, thanks for giving us a peek. Tammy if your still answering questions, can you tell me where you got the cotton boll wreath from? I would even make my own if I knew where to get the bolls from.
    Your home is gorgeous, btw, ….Love it.

  4. says

    Oh, my! This is quite a style! I love it, not even the stuffed animals on the walls could put me off and that is something to say:) The kitchen is by far my most favorite part of the house with that amazing antique looking kitchen counter. Not to mention the illusory door painting. So inspiring!

  5. says

    I love this house! I’m not a huge fan of deer heads and stuff but I will admit I have some in my house because it is smoothing my husband is passionate about and, hey, he lives here, too. I’m wondering about how you shoot the pictures of the homes? Do you use a tripod and typically what settings do you use? I’m trying to improve my skills!

  6. Christine miller says

    Please tell me the brand/color of paint used in the rustic refined kitchen…it appears to be a grayish greenish blueish color. LOVE IT! Also, can you please tell me where to get those kitchen pendant lights in the rustic refined kitchen photo. I’m in the middle of remodeling my kitchen and love these choices.

    Thank you,
    Christine 😉

  7. Christine miller says

    I do apologize….read further and saw the comments about the pendant lights and paint. Has anyone found out if it was Pittsburgh color and mixed at BM?