Industrial meets Old World meets...

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I have a client that built a barn. 

The setting, structure and environment are perfect- but the inside is bare.. and needs some direction.

We're piecing it together with a few things in mind:

He wants it rustic but also a bit whimsical (so his wife and kids will actually come out there)-

Along the lines of industrial with a trace of old-world and, well... barn.

I've been looking at these pictures a lot for inspiration and thought I'd share:
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The lines of that slipcovered side chair....***

***sidenote***You know when you're really hungry and you look through a cookbook-- and every single image jumps out at you like it's the first and last meal of your life--- Your mouth waters just by looking at it.? Well I experience the same type thing when looking through these pictures. It's hard to explain but in a weird way this chair makes my mouth water. 
<Don't judge me.>

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One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE dining rooms.

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<Kay Douglass- via House Beautiful>
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<Designer Ginger Barber, via House Beautiful>

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<Myra Hoefer, via House Beautiful>

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<above 5- Bobby Mcalpine via his website>

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<Ina's farmhouse- via House Beautiful>
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<Thom Filicia, via Domino>
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<Hattie Wolfe, House Beautiful>
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<Elle Decor, Sept 2009>
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<Bobby Mcalpine, House Beautiful>>


All of my projects are a creative outlet for me but this one in particular has my imagination on overdrive. (In a great way...)
I think it's because I love this mix of old world, industrial, rustic, whimsical-- it's soothing while at the same time   mysterious

And yes, I find it mouth-watering.
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