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Moving and the Modern Barn

In an effort to divert our attention from the looming question of: "Where the hell will we be in five months," we've been searching homes online in the various parts of 'Merica where we maybe/could possibly/slim-chance-we're-gonna be posted.
Um, have you seen the area west of D.C.?  Virginia horse and wine country?
I think you might call it bucolic.  Think: places where Civil War battles were fought, rolling hills, and horse stables.  Many places with names that end in 'burg.
When it comes to interior spaces, I'm usually a devotee of the color club, but when I see a good, clean palette, my mind wanders into fresh territories.  There's also a part of me that feels that, after five years of this festival of color we've lived with in Brazil, maybe we should embrace entirely our change of station.

Can you imagine taking something like this (an actual listing)
And giving it props by making it more like this?



So fresh and so clean, clean.

I'm about as far off the barn wood wagon as a gal can be, but I could get on board with a modern farmhouse look...
 In. A. Heartbeat.


 Dreaming.
 




















Again.  Dreaming.

Those dark window casings.  They get me. Every. Time.

In an odd way, we fear the sort of reverse culture shock that inevitably befalls people returning from overseas.  For some time, now, foreign has been our normal.  But, I think embracing your area helps smooth that transition, adding another facet to your story. 

Yeah....I think it's 'bout time for a change....
(images via my Pinterest)

5 comments:

Mary said...

Congrats on your pregnancy, how exciting!
We went to DC last year and took a side trip to Charlottesville, VA-- so pretty. Skyline Drive was beautiful and King Family Vineyards, owned by a Houston family, was gorgeous. It is on a farm with cute horse stables and such. Worth visting.
Mary L

Emily said...

Love this post! I live right outside DC but love the day trips that take me out west. It's such a wonderful area and I agree on the farmhouse. I would live in the middle of nowhere to get one!

LindsB said...

I think New England is the best place for some all American barns, you guys should head up this way!! Bonus, I'll babysit those beautiful girls AND we can have girls nights!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

YES, Alison, move to Virginia!!! I have a friend with a horse farm in Purcelville and it's amazing. Good luck with the transition!

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Love the high contrast of white walls and black trim...gorgeous with a multitude of styles! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thank you for the blog visit love! Hope to see you back soon!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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