Though Quaint, This Guesthouse Is Overflowing with Vintage-Inspired Style

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

Text by Hannah Nance

After living abroad and multiple moves in recent years, this family wanted to get back to their roots, and they landed on a 40-acre property in Magnolia, Texas.

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

When searching for their new home, the family knew they’d need a guesthouse where friends and relatives could stay when visiting, which is part of what drew them to this property. The main reason, though, is obvious: the land itself. “When you drive up to their home, you just say, ‘Wow,’” designer Ashley Moore shares.

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

To keep their guests feeling cozy, the homeowners leaned on Ashley’s design expertise to help retain the natural charm of the guesthouse while adding in vintage-inspired style. This included keeping the whitewashed shiplap walls and ceiling and the stained hardwood floors that match the main house. “Whoever built this home did a great job picking elements to make the home appear that it’s been there for 100 years,” Ashley says.

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

Vintage touches appear from the entryway to the rest of the home, even in the smallest details. The bench on the porch is actually an antique church pew that the homeowners found. The basket-adorned wall, Ashley’s favorite feature of the guesthouse, displays a collection of thrifted and found pieces, mainly consisting of old offering baskets.

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

To balance the vintage style of the space, Ashley layered fresh, contemporary accents to bring new life to the interior. Clean lines and a neutral color palette contrast the intricate detailing in the architecture and allow the house itself to shine.

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

She also opted for softer textures for the more modern elements so the natural beauty of the wood and vintage pieces would stand out. Greenery and plants bring a breath of fresh air and a pop of color to the entire home.

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

The guesthouse is quaint, and what it lacks in square footage, it makes up for in practicality. The basement area is storage, where the family keeps tools and equipment. Each bedroom can sleep multiple guests thanks to innovative design schemes, including trundle beds in the bunk room.

Vintage-Inspired Guesthouse
Photography by Grace Laird, Interior designs by Ashley Moore

Most importantly, the main living area of the guesthouse is an open-concept space, allowing for friends and family to gather without missing out on anything. Ashley finds herself partial to the charming breakfast nook right inside the entryway of the home—the perfect spot to chat and decompress after a day of traveling.

 

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