Coastal Farmhouse Fresh — Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine Showpiece

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Last updated on January 5, 2023

When we last posted about this project, we were remiss in sharing it won a Remodel of the Year (REMY) Gold award, and more recently, it starred in Kansas City Homes & Style‘s October 2022 issue! The entry on this coastal farmhouse remodel includes a lot of input from our designer, Megan Bringman, who worked closely with our clients to understand and develop their vision for their home’s transformation

Kitchen Reimagined

“Our goal with the space was to make the entire main floor feel cohesive and inspire a better overall flow for our clients and their guests. Restructuring the kitchen to capitalize on the entire footprint was where we heavily focused,” Megan explains (Lathouder 37). Restructure the kitchen, we did! The previous design had the garage opening directly into the kitchen. A small addition off the corner of the kitchen replaced the pantry and afforded a mudroom to keep incoming traffic out of the kitchen and provide storage for shoes and coats. With the former entry closed up, we could run cabinets and appliances along the whole length of the wall. 

Dining Room and Bar

As part of the restructuring, our clients wanted the dining room more integrated with the kitchen. We installed a full-service bar, finished in the same striking Ben Moore Blue Dusk on the kitchen island, with antiqued mirrors expanding the room and reflecting the light pouring in through the wall of windows. The textured brown wallpaper “gives a beautiful warmth to the blue and white trim,” says our designer (Lathouder 38). 

The Rest

While the kitchen comprised the main focus of the remodel, our renovations extended through the main floor and up the stairs. The main entry received a new stained door and new transitional railings for the stairs, and the walls to the living and dining rooms were extended to more clearly define the entry. The living room saw a new support beam in beautiful dark stain, and we replaced the traditional fireplace surround with clean, simple cast stone. The office, refinished from floor to ceiling, sports an invigorating green palette, “and the décor [our clients] worked on with Margot Franklin Design really pulled the room together” (Lathouder 41). We brightened the primary bath with white paint on the walls and vanities, white countertops, and a lovely large mirror with a wood and linen border. 

Megan loved working with these clients to create what she calls a “coastal farmhouse” aesthetic. The homeowners are thrilled with their home makeover! For more details on the remodel, check out our previous post on the project!


Lathouder, Jeanne de (October 2022). Coastal Farmhouse Fresh. Kansas City Homes & Style, October 2022, 34-41.