Home Tour – Lona and Gill Crittenden

Home Tour – Lona and Gill Crittenden

Welcome to the home of Lona and Gill Crittenden, the nicest and most genuine people you will ever meet. They live in Richmond, Virginia in this inviting English cottage style home with their son Thax. This home tour is a real delight. Each room is decorated to perfection with light and bright colors juxtaposed with dark wood floors and exposed wooden beams. You will be longing for more by the end of the tour, which ends up in their dreamy kitchen where Lona is whipping up some sweet treats.

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tours - Living Room

Home Tour – Living Room

The living room is Lona’s favorite room in the house. She has special items that reflect her love for horses and riding displayed here and throughout their home.

Gil actually grew up in this home. After his Mom moved out, Gil and Lona decided to sell their farm and move back into his childhood home, in order to be closer to the city. The inspiration for the complete remodel was to keep that farmhouse feel from where they came from. Gil says, “We are not formal people, we are comfortable people”.

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tours - Living Room

Gil talked about how his home was the central meeting place of the neighborhood when he was growing up. In keeping with that spirit, they wanted the new remodel to be new enough to be exciting but maintain that comfortable feeling that drew people here throughout the years.

Gill used to hide his “valuables” as a small boy in this side table. He was convinced no one knew his secret hiding place.

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Living Room

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Living Room - Old Books

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Living Room

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Bench Seat

Home Tour – Dining Room

The dining room is decorated with a beautiful grass cloth wall covering and art work with black frames. In the curio cabinets are vintage plates and serving pieces they use for their catering business and entertaining.

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Dining Room

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Dining Room

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Dining Room

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Dining Room

Chandelier – Shades of Light
Round Table – Arhaus

Home Tour – Den

The beams in the room and mantle are reclaimed from Tredgar Iron works in Richmond, VA ( called “skins” from the warehouse). This cozy room, decorated in warm earthy tones, is filled with books, trinkets and treasures in every corner and nook.

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Den

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Den

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Den

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Den

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Den

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Den

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Home Tour – Kitchen

Lona is a woman of many talents, and her kitchen is proof of that. In addition to her fabulous taste in design, and her passion for cooking, Lona and Gill run their own catering business, Cater 2 Events. While they lease a commercial kitchen, some times they prep and cook in their kitchen at home. She even has a cookie oven! With the help of Katheryn Robertson, Lona designed a kitchen that gave her the same country feel as their farm house. I may not be a great cook or caterer, but I really want that sink. It’s amazing.

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Kitchen

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Kitchen

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Kitchen

Bright Bold and Beautiful Home Tour - Kitchen 2

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Farmhouse Kitchen

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Kitchen

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Breakfast Area

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home Tour - Breakfast Nook

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Home - Kitchen

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Kitchen

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Kitchen Island

See Lona in action as she whips up some desserts for an event taking place that day.

Lona Crittenden

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Kitchen Tour

Bright Bold and Beautiful - Sweet Treats

Counters – Carera Gold marble
Floors – reclaimed tobacco wood barn walls
Chandelier and Ceiling light – Shades of Light
Rustic Cheese Trays – Pottery Barn

Thank you Lona and Gil for graciously opening up your beautiful home. I am truly inspired and I’m sure all BB&B readers will be as well.

Take a peek at All Home Tours on Bright Bold and Beautiful for more decorating ideas and inspiration.

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Home Tours photos by Laura Trevey
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