Were You Born in a Barn?

The past few weeks I have been fantasizing about living in a converted barn.  I think it is typical of interior designers and those obsessed with architecture and design to have flights of fancy where we mentally remodel and decorate a space, for me this week it is a barn.   As a proud real estate stalker, I would like to share with you the barn in my imagination.

Amazingly enough, this fantasy is almost realistic, located within the Denver area on 5 acres this barn is being sold with a real house also on the property.  We could live in the house while the barn was being converted.  Oh, and the price is totally doable if you don’t account for the cost of converting the barn (I have no idea what that would cost).  So this is what my barn would look like on the inside.


I might get a bit tired of the rustic unfinished wood, so some of the rooms might look like this.

I’ll have to have a bunch of these barn doors as interior doors.  I love this idea instead of pocket doors in any house, but I especially like it in this context.

Apartment Therapy recently posted photos of this barn, maybe I want one like this.

With clean modern interiors like this.

So anyone know how long it takes for a building to stop smelling like horse poop?  Do you think febreeze will help?

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The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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  1. Pingback: Woman of Steel? « Sanctuary Home – Jamie Foley Interiors

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