Monday, May 7, 2012

[ barn love ]

I'VE ALWAYS had a thing for old barns. Someday I hope the property I own will have an old barn on it ~ perfect for transforming into a giant studio space for fixing up old furniture and a workshop for my guy.

When I saw this home and the beautiful way the owner incorporated old barnboard into the decor, I think my heart actually skipped a beat. Salvaged from an old Muskoka barn, it is now centre stage in this home.

I just love that old grey patina and the character it adds to the stairway and modern kitchen.

What do you think? Would you clad your walls in old barnboard?

[house and home]


a happy little life said...

i think they did a beautiful job!

pretty cool it comes from your original part of the world, adds a lot of extra charm for sure :)

i really do like when someone has the vision to mix it up and make it their own not at all themey looking when you think of 'barn wood decor'
have a great monday! xo tracie

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

gorgeous, rustic and chic at the same time! Janell

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I am in love love with this space. It's fabulous. I prefer to live in grey and white, so soft and relaxing to me. Funny, I just came from another blog that was talking about old barn wood and its uses :)

helen tilston said...

This is beautifully executed.It is mixed with moder. I have visited some second homes and the barn wood is too rustic for my taste.
Thanks for posting

InteriorGroupie said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I agree with Helen that it's not my style, but i am totally drooling over it in the pics. Love the rustic wood with modern finishes.

Meeling said...

Looks fab!! Kind of old world and modern at the same time. Loving the grey hue!!

Pinecone said...

I would feel perfectly at home in these rooms with the lovely barnboard all around me!! Great pictures ; ) xo Ashlyn

Pinecone Camp said...

That's a fantastic kitchen. Love that look!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful! I would love an old barn door in my house somewhere! Have a wonderful day!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

I love the modern way it's treated here, and the horizontal placement. Trying to convince the mister to let me do a wall of this in my son's bedroom, maybe if I show him these pics :)


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