When new parents Chelsea + Kiel Mohrman took the plunge and decided to move further out of the city-center and into a smaller community, they went into it with an open mind. Packing up their old Bungalow near Ohio State University in Columbus, they set out to find a more family-friendly option with a good community + schools to raise their two kids, Evan and Oliver. Their months-long search was proving to be fruitless until they stumbled upon this charming 1954 Cape Cod style home in Worthington, Ohio, purely by accident.

Proof that getting lost is sometimes a good thing, Chelsea + Kiel got turned around on what they thought was a through-street but ended up being a dead end cul-de-sac where they saw sale signs in the yard of their dream home. Cue the serendipity! Surrounded by old-growth trees, abundant greenery, and a natural ravine, it was too good to pass up. Chelsea and Kiel came to learn that the house was a recent flip project that was struggling to sell quickly due to a more dated-style that was chosen for the remodel. Thus, it was time to flip again!

Once in the house, Chelsea and Kiel saw huge potential for their dream-home to come alive with the home’s original features, without having to completely gut it (which they had done on their last home and weren’t too keen on doing again). A few quick fixes, like swapping out light fixtures, hardware, and paint, transformed this house into a perfect home they could settle into. With a shared hobby of rummaging through old garage and estate sales for statement furniture pieces, paired with some modern touches like the Monroe Sofa, Chelsea + Kiel’s home is the perfect mash-up of old and new pulled off flawlessly. Take a tour of the entire space below!

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman


Living Room

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

“Kiel and I were born and raised in a suburb of Columbus, OH. We met in high school and later reconnected in college which is when we started dating. Kiel has a degree in Industrial Design from Columbus College of Art & Design and I studied nursing at The Ohio State University. I work as an oncology nurse part time and Kiel works full time for a product design firm.

“Until a few months ago we lived in a very old bungalow close to OSU’s campus but recently moved into this new home a little further out in the suburbs for the family oriented community and excellent schools.”


Dining Nook

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman


Kitchen

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

“I tend to lean towards the “organic vintage modern” style if there is such a thing”, Chelsea explains. “I like my spaces to be clean and bright but not overwhelming. I love mixing old and new and don’t like seeing spaces with too much matchy-matchy (although some symmetry and repetition is usually desired so that the eye can rest).

“We love rummaging through flea markets, estate sales and garage sales to find one of a kind vintage items and pairing them with newer yet stylish upholstery, tables or fixtures.”


Dining Room

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

When asked what their greatest challenges were in designing this space, Chelsea points to the both dreaded and revered open floorplan: “We are lucky to have an older home with somewhat of an open floor plan, at least on the first floor. This is a blessing a curse for me with design. I like things to feel cozy but not too maximalist so finding balance with big open spaces is always tricky. I feel like I am going to always be working on the living room and changing up the layout due to this.


Master Bedroom

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman


Kids’ Room

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

“We also have no formal entryway. We plan to build a mudroom on the back of the house but for now, hooks are our best friend. I also use the modern dresser in our living room to store coats, hats, shoes, etc so I don’t have to look at them!”

Chelsea’s favorite aspect of their new family home is the trees and the natural light. “I love the trees around our home and the lighting it provides in the space. The corner seating area off the kitchen gets the best light in the early afternoon and the big windows that look out to trees make me feel so much more connected with nature. That’s one of my favorite spots to just sit and observe!”


Guest Room

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman


Bathroom

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman


Finished Basement

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

west elm home tour — chelsea mohrman

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Pam

January 5, 2019

Very Nice. ❤ it. Nice work Lindsey

Janice

January 21, 2019

Very nice. Are the dining table and bench from West Elm? If not where?
Thank you

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