It’s LIVING IN A BARN WEEK!
This month’s Country Living magazine features 4 converted barn homes,
+ it’s my job to review each one, starting with yesterday’s Modern Barn.
Today I shall discuss the Kit Barn.
Kit meaning it’s built from precut posts-and-beams + arrives on a truck
from Country Carpenters in Connecticut.
But first. Remember how I geeked out over the sweet paintings of the barns?
I read the tiny print to see who the talented artist was,
+ her name is Emily Isabella.
She has an etsy shop, which I need to investigate further.
But first. Back to today’s Kit Barn.
This is a small detail, but how much do we love that transom-style window
above the garage door?
Some people in our town added a garage to their beautiful older home,
+ I was so impressed when I saw that they had included a similar transom window!
I mean, WHO does that? Besides nobody!
Perhaps I’ll risk having a restraining order placed upon me
+ snap a photo to share with the class.
Anyway. The homeowner is Laura, + she lives in Napa Valley.
Turns out she’s a fixer upper flipper with her own company,
I can’t wait to look at their website.
I’ll report back.
I am a huge fan of Adirondack chairs,
+ this one earns extra points for being modern + navy.
I like all the crunchy gravel surrounding the barn
+ the charming cupola + weathervane.
Inside, there’s a bedroom tucked under the exposed rafters.
That bed looks like it’s been upholstered with a gray linen,
+ the mix of pillows + the Hudson Bay blanket fit nicely in a rustic barn home.
Nearby there’s a seating area with another favorite, a brown leather couch.
The light fixture + that rug (navy + plus signs!) are both swell.
That coffee table, though. Whoa.
Wish I could persuade G.O. to try + make one for us. Stay tuned.
That horse trough tub is cool.
I can only imagine how hard it would be to persuade G.O. that we need one!
HA! It’s always tons of fun when I get to use the fighting cat photo!
My fave feature of this entire barn would be the RED WHEELS on their table.
O . . . M . . . G !
I told G.O. that, if he/we ever see anything like them, we must get them!!
I’ll keep you posted.
Next on the barn home agenda is the Neutral Barn.
Hint: lots of white. See you then!