House pictures it is! Thanks for your input.
For a little background on our house, you can read this post but for a little recap, it is at least 114 years old (some long time locals say it is older) and is a duplex farmhouse which is an unusual combination. We know that two brothers built it together and lived on either side. They had a great deal of land with some being farmed, some a woodlot, and some pasture. We now own about seven acres. Our dream is to turn the one side into a guest house/bed and breakfast and to have a small working farm where we will welcome many to relax, refresh and to share our lives in this beautiful valley.
The house is beautiful with some special details although not particularly ornate. Structurally, it is very solid and well built; even much of the original plaster is in great condition. That being said, we came into this house a little naively in terms of the work that we had to do with the major renovation being the kitchen…or lack there of. So we have been living on one side while working on the side that we will live in. After taking a good deal longer than we had planned, we(mostly Dan) got it to the point that we could move in. There is still a lot left to be done as you will see but while I know love is a strong word, pretty much I love it. So with that long intro, here are some pictures.
The Living Room:
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First comment did not go thru but yes I like it! Love the girls spot. If I had to suggest something it would be a small carpet as I love hardwood but I always felt like something was missing. We got an area rug and it is where we sprawl out to do homework, where we dance, and where the boys wrestle. My kids naturally go to the carpet…But I know some ( cough L) despise walking on carpet so maybe it is not for you:) Love it either way!
Thanks Kmarie, I agree that a small area rug would be nice so I am actually keeping my eyes open for a braided rug that is affordable. I don’t have the same despising of carpets as some 🙂 but I would really like to find a vintage wool braided rug.
It looks so calm and relaxing. What colour of paint did you use on the walls?
Thanks, I wasn’t super pleased with the colors at first but they are growing on me. The living room is Philadelphia Cream and the dining room is Creme Brulee, with Cloud white trim. All in Benjamin Moore Natura paint.
LOVE your home! so warm and inviting… i love your style as well!!! I hope you find a good braided rug! I’ve been desiring one as well for our house, but have yet to find one in colors i like.
Hey off the subject.. but every year we sheer the llamas and i have no idea what to do with the wool. Would you be interested if i sent you a little bit of llama wool to work with next time we sheer? I do not know much about working with fiber, but i thought i would ask you if you would be interested in me sending you some llama fiber after we sheer this spring. I know llama fiber doesn’t shrink nearly at all compared to sheep… anyway let me know and when we sheer i’ll save a small bag for you to work with. And if you like it i would be more then happy to send you a good bit to work with.. and if lola is intereted as well i wouldn’t mind sending along some for her too.
Our girls colors are white/ brown/ black and a color considered rose grey….
anyyway, just let me know…
p.s. i found your address to send you giveaway package, so don’t worry about sending it again!