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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?).
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.