When you think of coastal, farmhouse, and French Country, you think of three separate spaces, or even three separate houses altogether.
But my friend Robyn has found a beautiful way to incorporate all three into her Hobe Sound, Florida home.
With a love for all things chippy, neutral, and French, she has a great talent for mixing styles in the most tasteful way.
When she and her husband of thirteen years purchased the very run-down home three years ago, they immediately started renovating it room by room to reflect their style and give the house the makeover it desperately needed.
As a musician, children’s church teacher, part-time preschool and elementary music teacher, and full-time mom, she stays very busy.
While holding a Master’s degree in education, she considers decorating her “therapy” and loves to try new and unique ideas in her own home.
Their open concept family room is centered around a gorgeous Steinway grand piano.
One of her newest additions is the vintage theater seats she found online.
They make the perfect place for small audiences to enjoy the progress of her students.
I am seriously swooning over these lockers that surround the television.
They are a fantastic alternative to bookshelves and offer tons of extra storage for their large living space.
Robyn finds most of her home decor from yard sales, thrift stores, and online yard sale sites.
Her husband now knows that a pile of old boards on the side of the road is a much better gift than the traditional roses.
The dining area is open to the living room and boasts chairs loaded with character and a ladder light fixture that really defines the separation of space.
The large table fits her family of five comfortably without making the area look bulky.
She and her husband love to travel and have incorporated so many unique pieces from their travels of the U.S. and Europe into every room of the house.
Her favorite pieces, like this adorable cottage cheese sifter turned candle holder, came from a little brocante in Normandy, France.
Little accents like this make great conversation starters for guests and give the home a stamp of personality.
Along with the thrifted treasures, travel souveniers, and upcycled pieces, Robyn is also an avid Target and Ikea girl.
Every Ikea trip seems to end with some of those cute little plants hopping into her shopping bag.
Looking at her photos reminds me how much I wish I had an Ikea nearby.
Hey Ikea, you’re wanted in East Tennessee, just an FYI.
Since buying their house, they have renovated two of three bathrooms, including a full gut all the way down to the studs.
It’s obviously paid off, because the bathroom is absolutely stunning.
Would you believe she found that vanity at a yard sale?
It was originally a buffet, but with a little paint love, it is now a gorgeous statement piece.
Her three children, Payton (8), Addyson (6), and Harrison (2), don’t compromise on style either.
Their bedrooms are those that children dream of.
They are currently in the process of updating the curb appeal of the home, as well as saving up for a kitchen remodel.
Within the last year, Robyn has launched a small side business called Robyn’s French Nest, turning her therapy into a way to share her love of design with others.
She offers design consultations, decorating services, and occasional event planning and decorating.
She has also recently opened a little booth in a cute vintage shop called PinStyle.
You can follow along with her on Instagram @robyns_frenchnest and contact her via DM for information on her design services if you’re in the Hobe Sound, FL area.
Want to see more of her home? Well, you’re in luck!
I had so many gorgeous photos I couldn’t fit them all in this post.
So I’m doing something awesome!
On Wednesday, my email subscribers will get an exclusive tour to see more of this beautiful home, including the to-die-for outdoor space, more great furniture pieces, and some of the best home accents I’ve ever seen.
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