Are you building a home? Tour this bright and airy Hampton’s inspired rustic modern cottage home with loads of warm woods, grays, navy and bright whites If you’ve ever built a house you know it’s a loads of work with hundreds of decisions! There are so many things to take into consideration: where to put the outlets and switches, how high the ceilings should be, what kind of moldings, what colors and materials to use, not to mention the floor plan and exterior features. It goes on and on!  That’s why I am happy to be showing you my latest build that is FINALLY completed!

Meme_Hill_Amie_Freling_Raymour_Flanigan_counter_stool_white_kitchen_hamptons_chic_interior_design_foyer_dresser_art_rustic_modernBuilding an Open Floor Plan

Welcome to Greenpoint Trail, a 3,200 square-foot home located on the prestigious links of the LPGA Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York.  My goal for this one story home was to create a light airy feel with its architecture and furnishings;  coastal inspiration without being beachy. Before building this house I turned 350 miles East to The Hampton’s for inspiration. Working with a substantial sized budget allowed me to select the captivating features including arch doorways, tray ceilings, marble, lush wall covering, large wide plank harwood floors and innovative home technology. I chose a color palette of rich whites, warm grays, cool woodtones and all shades of blue.

Foyer and Architectural Details

A detailed painted gray chest greets you in the large spacious foyer. In this home where there are several sharp angles I try to soften the angles with round elements. The first is the circular accents of the center of each drawer to the the arched doorways that take you into the great room . Above the Adrian accent chest I purchased a modern abstract piece of art made from veneered wood and watercolor papers that make up a mountain landscape. A simple white ceramic and lucite lamp adds extra light.

The Great Room

This room with it vaulted 18′ the ceiling with three rustic knotty cedar beams whitewashed bring your eyes up. Continuing with my circular theme I purchased barrel chairs and counter stool. Turnbury island pendants and a large Turnbury 6-light chandelier from Progress Lighting add rustic charm and task lighting. These open reclaimed wood and metal pendant lights bring your eyes back down to the island and dining area without being too big and bulky. The entire great room and hallways are painted in Sherwin William SW7628 Windfresh White. As one of my go-to whites, Windfresh White is a soft greige off-white that changes it’s look in different lights and goes well with both gray and beige.


White Kitchen Cabinets

The Rockport grayish rustic alder Island and hood by Showplace Cabinetry are a stark contrast to the Savannah white painted perimeter cabinetry. I chose a polished nickel knob and handle and Artezo Bridge farmhouse faucet by Brizo. Double stacking these cabinets and adding an array of accent lights make the kitchen the showcase of the great room. With one touch of the switch panel the entire room can dim or turn off.

Anchoring the massive island is Zodiac quartz Calcutta Natura counter with a detailed ogee edge. This counter has the feel of marble with a soft veining and subtle shades of gray and whites. Three Task gray denim barrel back and nail head swivel counter stools fit perfectly under the island and add a bit of shimmer while keeping its relaxed elegance. Long Carbon gray blackout lined linen window panels frame out the windows and add drama.

Statement Wood Hoods

Highlighted by the glass cabinet doors are cobalt blue, white and copper dinnerware. A gray decorative tile feature draws attention to the range and statement hood. Can you tell I like balance?

Dining in Style

Demi john glass bottles in shades of green and blue create a simple colorful table arrangement.  A built-in buffet server with glass doors and open shelving highlights copper,  turquoise and cobalt glass, and blue Delph dinnerware.

Six barrel back gray linen Carter dining chairs with nailheads surround the Tuscan Spring Dining Table with built-in leaf. The low backs of the chairs allow a clear view of the golf course just outside the dining window. The sturdy frame with sloping legs give these dining chairs a softer look.

Seeing Blue

On the opposite side of the kitchen is a tiled fireplace with painted blue accent wall. By painting the surround of the fireplace Sherwin Williams Refuge SW 6228 it creates of a visual impact that ties in with the blue theme. I use Refuge again in the mudroom cubbies. I hand-painted a modern art canvas to add visual interest. You might’ve seen on my Instagram stories This little art project was completed in under four hours!

Quality Furniture

Facing the fireplace is the statement Epicenters Sofa with a leather belt buckle sides grey washed denim and rustic wood frame. This gorgeous sofa was too pretty to be a “wallflower!” She had to be front and center in the middle of the room to show off her sassy features.

Industrial Chic

The Elements metal coffee table and end table add and industrial touch and sit on top an organic cotton natural jute rug. Two Monroe accent chairs  flank the fireplace and invite you in with their leather tufted backs and rustic wooden frames.

Farmhouse Style Shelving

Against the only large wall without a window I added the Toscana bookshelf. Accessorizing this wooden ladder shelving unit are books, grasses, organic wicker baskets, green glass candle votives, and metal and ceramic planters. Decorating with books is an extremely affordable way to accessorize shelves.  Instead of emphasizing the spine of the books, I turned all the books around so that the rough edges and raw bindings would show. I posted on my Facebook page asking friends for unwanted books and the books came rolling in. Free decor is always good!

A Room With A View

Just outside the living area through a 12 foot slider door is a large covered porch. In the Summer months this becomes an extension of the living room.  A wire curtain cable holds striped sheer panels. Under this outdoor living room set is it all weather indoor/outdoor rug in a gray abstract motif. The neutral durable, weather resistant gray Sunbrella cushions allowed me to accessorize with several different colors. I added green and blue accent pillows and glass candle votives. The lush tree lined golf course provided a colorful background and added privacy.

Master Bedroom

Moving into the master bedroom I dressed the walls with a Thibaut metallic silver and gray wallpaper. This gorgeous paper stands on its own and adds a sophisticated pattern and contrast to the white trim and light carpet. The Auberge upholstered bed and matching bachelor chests on both sides of the bed create a calming balance and tranquility to this light filled room. Adding shimmer and playing off the mirrored bedside lamps is the Status Chandelier from Progress with its polished charm frame, crystal orbs, and linen fabric shades.

Marble Stacked stone

The bed faces a Carrera marble rough stacked stone gas fireplace. Bookshelves on each side hold mercury glass candlesticks, silver linen storage boxes, books and other architectural accessories.

I created a one-of-a-kind original art by hand painting a bluejay on a branch. This watercolor art was first drawn on a piece of paper from a gardening book that I found thrifting and then framed.

A Spa-Like Retreat

Right off the master bedroom is the opulent master bath with floor to ceiling hexagon Carrera marble tiles on the entire wall. Granite countertops and bright Delta Victorian chrome faucets and polished nickel hardware shine against the granite counter. Two beveled mirrors from HomeGoods reflect the large walk-in basket weave Carrera marble tiled shower. A 3-light version of the Status chandelier ties in the look with the master bedroom.

Damask Navy Wallpaper

It’s safe to say that the guest bedroom is my favorite room by far! I’m a big fan of mixing patterns and this was my opportunity to showcase everything I had. The Maria, a white linen and nailhead upholstered bed is a stark contrast against the white and  Arcadia San Remo Damask Thibaut wallpaper. A mirrored cut out wooden chest serves as a nightstand. It echoes the wire brushed white oak floors in the rest of the home. Blue and white striped bedding from Tommy Hillfiger is layered with striped and batik embroidered accent pillows.

A rustic fold out table seconds as a desk. Layering as many blue and white patterns as I could I kept in mind scale, size and texture so that the each pattern complimented the others.

Get to Work

The office may be small on space but bug on style. A wall of open simple sleek shelves hold books, accessories and greenery. The rich navy blue grass cloth wallpaper is by Joanna Gaines and is a new addition to The Magnolia Market Collection made by York Wallcoverings. The wallpaper book had just hits the shelves at my local SW store!

Home Office

Greeting you as you enter the home and centered in the middle of the room is the Palma writing desk with pull out side shelves. Behind the desk is the Ginette swivel chair. You all know that I am a big fan of slipcovers and the fact that it was a swivel was a no brainer for me to buy it! It softens the space and is so comfortable.

There’s so much more to see and be inspired if you’re building a house. More bathrooms, a killer statement laundry room, a whole full finished basement, and even an entire new home right next door!   I’ve chosen my very favorites and combined them all into two households. I’d love to hear what you think!

Now are you ready to head back West for some California Living? How about visiting Sheila from Maison de Cinq. She had some great changes that she has made to her kitchen.

Take The Tour

After Sheila don’t forget to take the rest of the tour. Here’s the great lineup and follow all of us on Instagram where we all share our love for home decor!

Kim and Lacey at Styled With Lace | Joan 2 Ladies And A Chair | Amie Meme Hill Studio | Sheila Maison de Cinq | Amy Crazy Chic Design | Janine Happy Happy Nester
Laila Designs by Lail|Kathleen Lindsay Hill Interiors |Bethany  Dwellings by Devore 

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for spending time with me! xox Amie



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    July 14, 2017

    So very stunning, Amie! You really knocked it out of the park with this one! I really, really love the soft, elegant feel you establish right at the entry with the beautiful dresser, accessories and artwork. Such a soft, pretty and elegant feel!

    Great job!



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      July 14, 2017

      Thank you Kathleen! This truly was a labor of love! Off to see your RV. xo

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    July 14, 2017

    So amazing Amie!! I love this so so much!! Perfection!

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    July 14, 2017

    Ah-mazing! You have been one busy girl! I love all your choices that are perfectly stunning! Ok, I definitely need to look into this Carrera Marble stone for our fireplace! This is the look that I wanted but I had no clue it existed! Your style is so gorgeous and welcoming!

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      July 14, 2017

      Hi Janine! Thank you so much. This is just the first floor. I have to share the basement area and an entire additional home next door! I can send you the link for the tile I used in the master bedroom. xoxo

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    July 14, 2017

    Thank you Amy! I am so happy with the outcome. On to the next one. xo

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    July 15, 2017

    So SO good!!!! All of it!

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    July 15, 2017

    It’s all SO amazing!!! Great tour!

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    Sheila Irwin

    July 15, 2017

    Wow Amie, this is truly stunning! I’ve seen your work before, but on this one you really outdid yourself!

    The kitchen is amazing. Love the white (as you know!) and the lights are so pretty. All of your choices throughout the house are so subtle and sophisticated, yet comfortable too. And I can’t believe you did that little painting!!

    You truly are so talented my friend. You deserve to be so proud of this project!


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    July 15, 2017

    Amie, WOW!!! You are amazing!!!! Your brilliant talent shines through in this huge project.Every little detail,including your own beautiful artwork, is perfection! I just can’t pick a favorite room here…I love it all!

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    Designs By Laila

    July 15, 2017

    AMAZING!! I love the flow this beautiful house has and the touches of blue is just extraordinary! You did such a wonderful job Amie!!

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    July 16, 2017

    Amie, you have done such a phenomenal job here. I love the beach feel in every room with the subtle decor of beach blue. You amaze me on how you create a “feel” in a home with all the decor choices you make. Great job Amie

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    July 16, 2017

    Wow! This is so beautiful! I love every room!

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    Kim Hazel

    July 17, 2017

    Amie, WOW!! This home is incredible, truly stunning!! You are such a talented designer!! I love everything, the kitchen , the vaulted ceiling the outdoor space, i could go on and on!!

    Kim & Lacey

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    Schilly Construction Inc

    August 1, 2017

    We love the kitchen! Also the wallpaper in the bedroom really brings the room together. Great home overall! Thanks for sharing.

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      August 2, 2017

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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    August 15, 2017

    The building decoration looks so good! I love all of your ideas! I like the cream theme, it suits it well! You have such a great sized bathroom too! Jealous!

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    August 18, 2017

    Wow, this home is beautiful! I love the wallpaper pattern in the bedroom. Just gorgeous!

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    Christy @theharperhouse

    October 5, 2017

    Wow, this home is just stunning. Bravo! I especially love the wood floors. We are in the process of renovating our home and I’d love to know where you found them. Thank you!

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      October 6, 2017

      Hi they are called West End by Vintage Loft flooring. They are gorgeous and worth the extra money! best of luck. Amie

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    August 8, 2018

    Amie, I love your kitchen and the colors your chose. What color is your kitchen hood?

    Thank you,

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      August 9, 2018

      Hi there Tamara! The hood is stained with a grayish to match the island.

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        August 9, 2018

        Awesome! Do you have the actual color and name of paint?

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    Joy l Rogers

    March 9, 2021

    What is the name of the paint trim that you used with the SW 7625 Windfresh White? Very nice.

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      March 9, 2021

      Hi Joy! thank you. The trim throughout the whole house is Sherwin Williams Snowbound SW7004

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    August 16, 2023

    Hey there! Love your work. I am working on a lake house office and love what you did with the palma desk. I have something similar and would love to find a similar upholstered chair. You mention the “Ginette Swivel” but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Can you tell me who makes it?

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    August 17, 2023

    Love your office creation with the Palma desk. I have a similar desk/space I am trying to finish at a lake house. You mentioned using the Ginette Swivel chair but I’ve been unable to find it. Can you tell me who makes it?

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      August 28, 2023

      Hi Kerry! Unfortunately the swivel chair is discontinued. What about this one for a replacement? I have used it in many of my projects. Amie

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