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:
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.>
One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE dining rooms.
<Kay Douglass- via House Beautiful>
<Designer Ginger Barber, via House Beautiful>
<Myra Hoefer, via House Beautiful>
<above 5- Bobby Mcalpine via his website>
<Ina's farmhouse- via House Beautiful>
<Thom Filicia, via Domino>
<Hattie Wolfe, House Beautiful>
<Elle Decor, Sept 2009>
<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.