A Rustic Slice Of Heaven
Usually when you think of a cozy rustic home, you think of dark, dimmed rooms, right?
This gorgeous home in Oceanside, New York is the complete opposite.
The sunshine pours in to the light and airy rooms putting every rustic element on full display.
Owner Joan and Michael, along with their sons Joe, Nick, and Dakota, and two furry friends Lyla and Bella, have been perfecting their style in this beauty of a house for sixteen years.
I am beyond excited to share this home with you today, because I guarantee your idea of rustic chic is about to be turned upside down.
Step inside the main floor and you’re immediately wowed by the character packed to the brim.
From the wide plank floors to the show-stopping interior doors, this house really is special.
Designer Q & A
ITNHD: How would you describe your design style?
Joan: “That’s tough. I’d have to say eclectic farmhouse.”
Perfect Blend Of Woods And Whites
Joan’s favorite design trend is pairing wood tones with crisp whites, and oh my goodness, she does it well.
She’s got an amazing talent of paring old with new, and creating a cohesive design.
I’m just in love with her dining room.
It’s such a cozy place to not only eat, but just to spend time together with family.
The minimal decor really lets the furniture be the star of the show, and with furniture like this, it deserves it.
Designer Q & A
ITNHD: What’s your best decorating tip?
Joan: “Use what you love and it will always work.”
Dreamy Eat-In Kitchen
This kitchen is where farmhouse dreams are made of.
From the perfectly styled upper cabinet tops to the oversized sexy wood beam, it couldn’t get any better.
To keep it her own, she added eclectic touches of various materials and a pop of greenery.
Designer Q & A
ITNHD: What’s your favorite room of the house?
Joan: “I’d say my kitchen because it’s where we all gather. Family seems to linger here when we have holidays, even though it’s tiny.”
Packed With Personal Touches
Joan’s house is anything but cookie cutter.
She’s added sliding barn doors, exposed brick, and put her own stamp on every inch of the home.
I’m loving all the pops of green from the plants, which really help break up the contrast of the wood and whites.
Designer Q & A
ITNHD: What’s the one piece in your home that means the most to you?
Joan: “A table I made out of my dad’s old saw horses. He was a builder and carpenter and my idol.”
Joan’s house also proves that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create an incredibly designed home.
Her favorite place to shop for decor is Home Goods, and for good reason.
Home Goods gets new products almost daily, and the styles are always changing.
She’s able to incorporate an eclectic mix of pieces and ties them all together by keeping a neutral color palette.
It’s All In The Details
Joan could definitely teach a class on shelf styling.
She uses the perfect combination of framed art, books, greenery, and accessories to create balance on this mantel.
And the little touches all over the home come together in a cohesive yet curated design.
Want To See More?
Joan posts gorgeous views of her home daily on Instagram @j.cusumanohomesltd and let me tell ya, you haven’t even seen her whole house yet!
To see even more rooms (and her beautiful new fall decor) go check her out in Instagram.
Be sure to follow along with her, too. She’s such a sweetheart and her captions will always make you smile.
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