Hello friends… this is me… Jami Lancaster. To be honest, I am surprised I was able to hold still long enough for a photo!
I am a high energy, vintage inspired, interior décor fanatic, who fills every minute of the day with activities that feed my soul. Often times you will find me running out of bible study to catch a quick workout on the way to find the perfect finishing touch for a current project… (breathe)… then off to volunteer in classrooms, run carpool, love on my babies before taking them to afternoon activities and eventually home to prepare a delightful vegan dinner… (breathe once more)… finally ending the day cuddling with the love of my life! Yes… it is fast paced, yet, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
My curiosity coupled with an incessant desire to be creative, navigate my life. I am a California credentialed school teacher who retired a 15 year teaching career to pursue a new adventure. Due to my wild passion for designing and building homes, I decided to return to school… this time as the student, and graduated with my Interior Design Dipolma. My husband and I built our first home in 2003 and that’s when we realized… we LOVE this process!
A few years later, my hubby asked what I wanted for my birthday. My response was… DIRT! I mean, isn’t that what every girl wants! Ha Ha. In all fairness we had been searching for the perfect spot to build our next home for a while, yet, nothing seemed to fit just right. Finally, on the morning of my birthday in 2016, the lot we had our eye on for years popped up on the market! And so our next journey begins….
I am a small town girl who often searches my past to seek answers for my future. Reminiscing about my German heritage and my grandparents who devoted their life to running a ranch… it was clear that a German style Farmhaus would be our next home. This is my comfort zone…the place I feel “at home”.
As a young child you could find me helping my grandfather on the ranch. I would collect honey from the beehives, brush the horses, feed the chickens and goats, harvest apples and walnuts, drive the lawn mower around…mainly for fun… but my grandfather had me convinced I was truly helping keep the field grass at bay, and yes… even cleaning stables (not my favorite chore…but I was happy to help!). I believe that my internal eagerness to work has shaped me into the driven person I am today.
Follow me through the process of building our dream home from the house plans and overall design to the finishing interior décor! I will explain my decisions for choosing layouts, materials, and colors that reflect a modern Farmhaus style. Trust me….there are a lot of decisions to be made my friends!
As an interior décor enthusiast, I enjoy putting together spaces that incorporate vintage items paired with neutral textures and newly found gems. I am excited to share small collections of my grandparent’s vintage heirlooms that I showcase in our home. I relish in a good do it “her”self task and will walk you through fun projects as I discover them. This space is the playground for my creativity and I will capture every moment that transforms our dream into reality.
I am humbled to share this adventure with you!
Let’s begin building…. My Modern Farmhaus.