Some of Leah Elliott’s projects are Pinterest “wins.” Although ideas and directions posted on the social media site can befuddle some do-it-yourselfers, she’s found inspiration and success when looking to Pinterest for decor in her Woodstock home.

She and her husband, Josh, work together to bring creative focal points to fruition. Those projects will join seasonal decor by Kyndra Hunter Interiors on the Woodstock Junior Woman’s Club Annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Nov. 10-11.

Josh and Leah Elliott, with their children, Blake, 4, and Gavin, 7, purchased the home in 2013. Josh is a surgical physician assistant and Leah is a social worker.
Photo: Text by Lori Johnston /Photos by Reann Huber

For example, they turned a wall in the two-story living room into a shiplap showpiece. Then Leah then fitted succulents in the bottom of wine barrel rings hanging from burlap rope.

“That’s my favorite wall of the whole house,” she said. “It looks beautiful because it’s the bright green succulents against the white wall, so it just really pops.”


Residents: Josh and Leah Elliott and their children, Gavin, 7, and Blake, 4, and dog, Stella. Josh is a surgical physician assistant and Leah is a social worker.

Location: Woodstock, Cherokee County

Size: About 3,100 square feet, five bedrooms, three baths

Year built/bought: 2013

Builder: Ashton Woods

Architectural style: Craftsman

Favorite architectural elements: Shiplap wall, built-ins, trim, board and batten walls

Interior design style: Farmhouse

Favorite interior design elements: DIY projects, such as adding a shiplap wall in the family room and using chalkboard paint to redo a TV stand. She also refinished a dining table that belonged to her husband’s grandfather into an office desk by staining it a natural wood color and using chalk paint on the legs. In the sunroom, she added industrial wheels to a wooden spool, which now serves as a side table.

Favorite outdoor feature: Front porch

Resources: Custom farmhouse kitchen table by Southern Merle Woodworks. Furniture and lighting from Nadeau, Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet, Havertys and Woodstock Market. Most walls painted Sherwin-Williams’ Agreeable Gray by Superior Pro Exteriors. Photos enlarged and framed by Kissed With Light Photography.

Decor tip: For family-friendly decorating, seek out multifunctional pieces. In the playroom, she added cushions made with foam and covered in outdoor fabric to a storage unit with baskets. It now looks like a window seat. She also purchased a gray antique cabinet at a consignment shop and uses it as a craft center. Although it’s in her kitchen, it hides markers, paint and other supplies, but keeps them handy for school and craft projects.

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