A Customized Casa: Home Tour

Jarod, an Assistant Manager of Marketing Initiatives for the J.M. Smucker Company (and also my cousin!), and Joe, Operations Manager of Commercial Client Services for PNC Bank, don’t have your run-of-the-mill home. From their incredible eye for detail, to their many custom pieces that they’ve made themselves, each room of their home is more fabulous than the next. 

On the first floor, the master bedroom has a  gorgeous, custom wall feature made from barn siding that is over 100 years old. It’s absolutely stunning. The room’s vaulted ceilings help make this design element the true focal point of the room. Metal outdoor lighting (from Lowes) compliments the feature, with bedding that softens the look and brings it all together (pillows from Kohls, bedspread from Ikea).IMG_0977IMG_0978IMG_0980

Sanford’s Spot

The master bathroom is painted in Valspar’s Montpelier Ashler Gray, which makes the modern, white fixtures pop. Jarod and Joe updated the floors, framed in the mirror to give the appearance of a more custom piece without the price tag, and added legs to a stock cabinet to make it look more like a piece of furniture. The towel hooks were a custom piece created by my hubby from old door knobs that Joe picked up. IMG_0963IMG_0962IMG_0967IMG_0970IMG_0961

The guest bathroom has unique shelving that Jarod and Joe built and installed themselves. (I’m obsessed with that mix of metal and wood. Isn’t it amazing?)


As in the rest of the house, the living room and dining room contain both modern and vintage pieces that pair perfectly together, creating a space that is modernly designed with just the right amount of nostalgia and comfort.

The living room features a baby grand piano that Jarod bought from a musician friend. Jarod is a talented pianist and singer, so the piano is not just beautiful, it’s also representative of a big part of his life.IMG_1029IMG_0959IMG_1031

The dining room boasts a farmhouse style dining room table they built themselves, and a hutch filled with antique glassware in gorgeous ambers and greens.IMG_1046IMG_1045IMG_1048

Downstairs, Jarod and Joe created one of the most fun hang out spots that I’ve ever seen.

Their billiard room contains an old school pool table that used to be in Fuzzy’s, a bar in downtown Massillon, Ohio, complete with a quarter slot where patrons used to have to pay to play a round. The Nashville skyline is a nod to the time they lived there, as are the Hatch prints that decorate several of the walls in both the billiard room and the rest of the basement. IMG_0992

A homemade ping pong table is in another room, with a custom paddle holder and shelves built into the back of the steps and in the knee wall that mark off the space.IMG_1013IMG_1008IMG_1005IMG_1012

The final portion of the basement is a lounge area complete with a bar, sofas, and game cabinet (And a Bea Arthur clock. Can you spot it?).IMG_0987IMG_0990IMG_1002

Jarod and Joe are two of the most stylish guys I know. They’re handsome as heck, are always immaculately dress, and as you can see, have a  home that is worthy of a spread in Houz. But even more than that, they are two of the best people I’ve had the privilege to have in my life, with big hearts and easy laughs. I love them more than words can say. I’m so glad that we’re not just family, but also friends.IMG_0957

Jarod, Joe, Sanford and Sophie

4 thoughts on “A Customized Casa: Home Tour

  1. Very fun feature blog. Thanks for allowing us into your home, guys! I appreciate your style and impressed you’ve made many of the pieces. I like your headboard the most! Repurposing old pieces is a talent that I see sprinkled throughout your home. Home sweet home!

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