Have you ever dreamed a little dream of what life would be like if you lived in a place completely different than where you do now?
We currently live in the suburbs of Canada’s largest city. We are close enough to go downtown for shows and events, but far enough away to have a big yard and no shared walls. It’s the little things, right?
But sometimes I wonder, what if?
What if Dean had a different job? What if we lived somewhere far away? What if, instead of living in the suburbs, we lived way out in the country? What would life look like?
What would our house look like?
I kind of like this one. Okay, I really like it. Reminds me a little of the movie house in The Holiday (wasn’t that a romantic movie?!) only BIGGER. Isn’t it charming? I think I would need to get out a paint brush and paint that door a rich red colour instead of the blue though. What can I say? Old habits die hard.
This is the backside of the farmhouse. Look at those stone walls! The wood (or wood-look?) doors and tiny round windows are a little bit of rustic perfection, yes?
And standing at the back of the house, take in that breathtaking view. The perfect spot for a looooong table filled with family and food and wine. But not that table. Um, no. Who put that there?
I’m thinking something more like this:
That’s much better. Now I could enjoy my wine! Join me?
Okay, don’t panic! I promise I have not lost my decorating marbles. Although the decorating in this space
is pretty sad leaves much to be desired – decor can totally be changed. The bones of this little sitting room would lend themselves to a very Layla Grace sort of look for a fabulously relaxing and modern country feel!
Do you see what I see now? A bookcase on either side of the fireplace, two wing chairs in front, a new brushed metal pendant. Mmm. Can’t you just picture curling up with a good book in front of the crackling fire (which would of course be under a gorgeously refinished reclaimed mantle after I was finished with the room)? Cue HUGE happy sigh.
How about a room to retire to after reading that good book by the fire and a dinner with family? Only um, again I’d change the decor to something a little
less granny more modern country. Somebody loves rose, now don’t they?
Ahh. Yes. That’s more like it. A room filled with chippy painted pieces, rattan and wire baskets, scuffy metal accents and shades of white. My favourite!
What do you think of our English Farmhouse? Do you like our ideas for redecorating? How would you decorate?