Today’s Feature Friday is one that I shared years ago, but it’s time for an update. Older houses are so much fun to explore and we have a fun one today. Kelly Elko from NJ lives in a 103 year old house in NJ and you will love the features and transformations in this home. Her blog name was Eclectically Vintage but she changed it to her name a few years ago. I’ve got brand new pics to share today so I hope you enjoy.
Here’s the house when they bought it. Pretty, right? Nothing wrong with the exterior at all, but they got busy and made it even better.
Wow, here it is now! Gorgeous, isn’t it?!
Swoon!! I totally adore this front porch and door, so pretty and welcoming. In fact, Kelly’s front porch was my inspiration for adding the front porch on my old house. This was before she painted it navy. I love the new navy!
Foyer with her cute dog, Sushi to welcome guests.
The living room.
Kelly’s love of mid-century modern and vintage is evident inside with her choices and mix of furniture and accessories.
The dining room is warm and cozy too, with a red rug and warm olive walls. I love the pair of lanterns hanging over the table.
How about the red stove and range hood with that stunning marble backsplash.
Kelly’s pride and joy is the renovated kitchen, with white cabinets, and marble countertops and herringbone marble backsplash. Wow, is it gorgeous!! A dream kitchen for many of us. Kelly’s complete kitchen tour is here. She has a wonderful and interesting mix of vintage accessories all around the kitchen.
And the wine bottle lighting, how cool is that choice?
Cute breakfast area. Check out the map light.
She even has a cute mudroom.
And a sunporch complete with cozy seating.
Love her gallery wall on the TV wall.
Cute colorful rug leads to the guest room.
What a cozy space this is with the exposed brick wall.
Outdoor seating on a beautiful bluestone patio.
Great place to spend time outdoors during summer.
Hope you enjoyed Kelly’s beautiful eclectic home. It’s certainly evident that Kelly has taken pride in her home and made it a wonderful showplace and she should be very proud of the outcome. Hope you’ll stop by and visit Kelly, I know she would love that.
This is a beautiful home!!!!!!! I love older homes and have always wanted to live in one. LOVE the kitchen reno!!!!!!
What a fantastic feature Friday! I always look forward to these postings. Kelly’s house is gorgeous! I love the mix of vintage with more modern and love her use of color. After reading the comment about the down spouts I had to go back and look at the photo. My first reaction was wow! I could see how it was definitely a design element that was carefully chosen. I love it! We all have different tastes and that is what makes life so interesting. I’ve seen Kelly’s photos on other blogs and love the way she uses her home to express her creativity. It’s nice to see different expressions rather than to always see trendy or the same thing that everyone else is doing. I like looking at white but it gets boring after awhile. So nice to see some color!
Beautiful inside and out…! I am just loving those animal rugs in the foyer! LOVE!!! ~Nancy
Cottage By The Sea says
I am inspired! What a beautiful home. I especially love the light fixtures but that kitchen is also a dream. Tip to toe – I love it!
My goodness – I just discovered this blog, and I’m devouring every page I can find. And, Kelly, what a beautiful home! Would you possibly share a couple of paint colors/brands? I LOVE the sun room walls and the mud room trim colors. I’m doing a little color changing and these colors look very interesting.
Rhoda and Kelly, thanks for sharing your ideas!
This is my first time here and I just love your blog! Your “story” is inspiring and I have a feeling that it won’t be long before you are with your soul mate in your own beautiful home snapping away with your camera to share your happiness with us. My favorite room in this charming home is the sun porch. I love sun porches and so wish I had one, but don’t (it’s on the ever growing list), so this year I went all out to make an “outdoor room” on my patio. Since my husband and I are seniors living on a fixed income and raising our 13 year old granddaughter (since infancy) I don’t have a lot of money to spend but that’s ok. I, too, have discovered the wonderful world of “thrifting” and have several “fav’s” of what I call my “other” stores. Hubs bought me a beautiful outdoor table at a consignment shop for nearly nothing; glass & wrought iron painted white; oblong, easily sits six. Love it, but no umbrella! And I really, really, really wanted one to go with it but buying a new one was out of the question, so I’d wait. I’d find it sooner or later in one of my “other” stores. Spring had sprung and I was inching to get my outdoor room ready & popping, so one day I decided to go thrifting. Imagine my excitement and pure joy when I first found my outdoor blue and white table cloth brand new in the pk for just $1. (one of my fav color combinations) (kitchen/breakfast room is B&W). Also picked up a cute little “Friends” frame for our granddaughters (more like a daughter) pic she had made with her best friend for $1. Since it was Seniors Discount Day I walked out of the store paying only $1.59 for both of my treasures! Happy as a flea on a dogs back I headed to my next “stop”; a huge thrift store in Marietta, GA (Value Village) (just past the Big Chicken heading North on 41). Imagine my excitement when there in a bin in the same colors as my brand new table cloth was an umbrella for my outdoor table in perfect condition! AND it was only $3.03! I scooped it up and loaded it into my cart heart soaring to the ceiling and headed toward the sofa pillow area. I had decided my living room needed some “pop” (you know how it is when you finish your Spring Cleaning and decide something is lacking in every room in your house even though they had been windexed, polished, shined, scrubbed, swept, steam mopped, waxed, dusted, vaccumed, and super cleaned right down to the base boards?) (and some painted?) Well, I decided to get some burgandy throw pillows for that “pop of color” I wanted and perhaps I’d be lucky enough to even find some in my color theme I had in the living room of celery, burgandy, and creme). Well, knock me down and call me Sandy if I didn’t see a pair of beau-ti-ful expensive brocade ones with a fancy fringe on them IN MY COLORS for just .99 each and they looked brand new and I seriously doubt they’d ever seen a sofa! AND there were my burgandy ones in a very sleek material looking plump & brand new as well for only $1.99 each. I had priced some sofa pillows at K-Mart and the suckers were up to $24.99 EACH and there was no way this woman was going to pay $24.99 for ONE little ole sofa pillow! Besides they weren’t nearly as beautiful as my bargains! (Love those bargains!) Happy as a pig in mud I loaded them up and headed for the check out and then on down the road to another favorite thrift store. I decided I needed a “new” rug under the coffee table in the living room; that would surely add some additional pop so off I went with change to spare. Upon arrival there in the back of the store was a woman about my age struggling with….you guessed it; a gorgeous RUG just the size I needed and IN MY COLORS & there were TWO of them. I hurried over to see if I could assist her and we began gabbing like we were old friends and together untangled it from the plastic mess it was wrapped in and rolled it out for her to inspect for stains, tears, burns, & pet hairs. It was spotless and looked brand new and most likely was or else had never been stepped on before. She leaned in and said real low, “My sister told me to come out here and check these rugs out; now do you see this right here how fine the stitching is, how thick the pile is, and how rich the colors are? This here rug right here will cost at least $399.00 in fine stores because looky here; it’s a Persian Rug!” Wide eyed I whispered back, “Are you getting both of them?” She responded, “No, but I’ll help you get the other one rolled out so you can see if it’s got any stains” so we rolled it out and like the first one it was perfect! And they were each only $15.59!! On a natural high to beat the band we loaded our rugs up, said our good-by’s and happily went our separate ways to the next isle. I’ve never owned a Persian Rug before but knew they were as high as a cats back and felt dizzy just thinking about how much my rug was worth; certainly more than $399 from what I’d read about them while drooling. Now there in the isle before me was the greenery I needed for the top shelf of my Bakers Rack in the breakfast room and it was silk, thick, and in an oblong brown wicker basket for just $6.06! Now if I could just find those oblong and narrow twin pics I needed to go on each side of my new picture that I had hung over the living room sofa a few days back…I headed that way and there right on the very end was a pair that matched my new pic exactly only the gold painted edging was a little worn; oh well, nothing a little gold paint from Walmart wouldn’t fix. And it did. I paid $8.08 each for the pics and $1.97 for a right good size bottle of gold paint at Walmart and now they are hanging on my wall looking like they came as a 3 pc set of pics; gold trim shinning in the lamp light. Beautiful! I had priced some pics at Ole Time Pottery for $39.99 each so just walked away; I’d find them sooner or later; I could wait. Glad I did! The rug looks beautiful beneath the coffee table and the sofa pillows was just what the sofa needed for a bright pop of color! I painted all of my cement planters that were no longer white but a dirty gray a gleaming white, put my new table cloth on the table, added the umbrella that fit perfectly, set out some new flowers and bingo! I have an outdoor room that I totally enjoy & love that has sparkle, charm & pop and some other pretties I picked up that added grace, color, and charm to the inside of our home! ALL for pennies on the dollar! (BTW, I got the adorable Bakers Rack that totally matches my breakfast table for just $18 at a consignment store and it has ner a scatch! Looks brand new.) And who’s to know the difference? Look, there’s nothing wrong with saving money and the “hunt” for the “bargains” I love is just as exciting as the bargain itself! Happy hunting!
Ryann Warlick says
I love this home! This pretty home became even more beautiful. I love how lived in it looks. The families things kept out instead of hidden away.
I love the home and that RED stove to die for! The gutters I hadn’t noticed then I looked back and could see Janets point only I think that the gutters got us all looking vertical not drawing attention to the gutters but to the home and landscape. Guess its the hairstylist in me lol anyways if we all had the same opinion what would be the fun in that right? ha! Great to see this house thanks for sharing.
Linda A. Young says
Oh my, what a nice surprise to see this very lovely home. It’s funny because I just started following Kelli’s blog and was so enthralled by her kitchen, then you showed the rest of her house! Beautiful!
I’m happy to find your fabulous blog today, and I’m now following!
Have a blessed and beautiful day!
Wow, what a gorgeous home. I love everything about it. Can you possibly tell me the blue ceiling color they used in the sunporch and front porch?
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says
I used BM – Glass Slipper. It’s a beautiful, light, sky blue! Glad you like.
Love this house & style – gutters and all. I live in a log home in the mountains, and I appreciate viewing other home “styles” – thank you for sharing everything! The outside is wonderful with the door and new porch, and the inside, wow!
WOW me to on loving this home! We closed in our front porch Feb. was a year ago for me a sewing room. Since it was on thw west it wasn’t used at all. Much too hot to ever hardly sit out there. NOW I don’t like the looks of the front without the porch! 🙁 LOVE my sewing room though. One day I would LOVE to build a wide deck on the front and that way the sun wouldn’t be on you when you sit out there. Maybe something like 15 feet or wider. But like Bonnie hubby has retired so it’s just on the wish list. 😉
LOVE the front of this home though!
Wow! A red stove and glass-bottle lighting — sign me up!
Charline Hampson says
Very interested in exterior color of house. Can you tell me the color code etc?
HI, Charline, you will need to go over to Kelly’s blog and ask her over there, she won’t see it here. Thanks!
Kelly Elko says
Thanks for the feature … again! So much has changed. Plus I didn’t have Sushi back then – she’s my favorite accessory!