On a little plot of land by The Pinnacle in Grove City, one local woman has transformed a house into a haven for design, style, and expression for her and her family.
Nicole McCullough, a stay-at-home mom to her two-year-old daughter and one on the way, has always had a creative flare. It took life when she and her husband moved into their new home in The Woods development about a year ago. Now, their home is filled with storied antiques that have been repurposed, cute DIY projects, and unique pieces of interest that combine vintage and industrial for a look all its own. Welcome to Columbus Cribs with @littlehouseinthecity614.
614: What would you call your home style?
NM: I like the country farmhouse style with white tones and vintage pieces, my husband likes the industrial look with darker tones and rustic pieces, so together we create something unique. I don’t really know what style you would call it though. We live in a brand new home and we are slowly but surely trying to create some old charm and character within it.
614: What are some of your favorite items in your home?
NM: My most favorite piece is my dining room table. I got the table itself at a flea market and then my dad removed the top and put on an old barn door that was from a barn on our property built by my grandpa. My dad had asked and asked my grandpa for that barn door and my grandpa always told him no but then when I asked him he let me have it. Haha, so my dad was a little salty about that deal.
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We added a bench and two accent chairs on each end and I just love the whole look of it and the way it turned out. Our dining room in this house showcases it perfectly. We got an amazing chandelier from Capital Lighting in Polaris, and a cool distressed canvas sign off Etsy from wordsofwisdom.
Another favorite piece is my chest and mail cubby in my office. I got the chest on sale from Arhaus and the mail cubby was a great find at Elm and Iron! I had been on a hunt for a mail cubby for quite awhile. I was kicking myself in the butt because I had passed one up once when I wasn’t exactly sure where I could put it and then when I went back for it it was gone. So when I saw this mail cubby one day while browsing Elm and Iron I had to get it and it fits perfectly!!
614: Can you tell us some of the places you have found your items, or places you like to shop?
NM: Local stores I love are Arhaus, Elm and Iron, and The Heritage Square Mall. I also enjoy going to vintage markets, and such. I just went to the Country Living fair last weekend and had a blast!
614: What inspires your design style?
NM: I grew up in the country in a log cabin and was surrounded by antiques. Going “pickin” is one of my mom and I’s favorite pass times. I would say this is where my style started from and it has evolved from there as I got married and combined my husbands style and such.
614: What do you try to avoid while decorating?
NM: I try to avoid to much clutter! I tend to like to pile a lot of stuff into a tiny space and it drives my husband crazy. So I will pile a bunch of stuff together and then slowly take away some things until it looks right! I think I redid these shelves a hundred times before I got it right. Sometimes I had it to cluttered and sometimes there wasn’t enough! I love these shelves though, my husband made them! He is pretty handy and we do a lot of DIY projects.
614: Any tips for fall/Halloween decorating or transitioning from summer to fall decor?
NM: I LOVE fall/Halloween decor!! I tend to decorate for fall really early. It’s like as soon as I burn a pumpkin spice candle I go crazy!! I would say just to find your style and go with it. Whether that be more subtle or going all out. I also like to get a little more decor to add to my collectio n each year but I like to go after the holidays when everything is on sale!
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