10.05.2009

Interior Infatuation: Modern Farmhouse

Happy Monday peeps. Hope you all had a great weekend. We had a fun fall time, took the girls to the pumpkin patch, had a stew for dinner one night and indulged in some pumpkin pie ice cream. SO good! I'm super stoked this morning because the week has finally come my friends-my hubby and I are off to Seattle on vacay!! Woo hoo!! Everyone keeps asking us "Why, what's in Seattle?". I've just always wanted to go, no particular reason. I guess everyone thinks we should be heading to a tropical island or something, but not us! Bring on the clouds and rain and coffee and jazz clubs and good food and book stores and fish throwin' and beautiful scenery and sweaters and boots and harbor cruises and cozy late night cocktails. Also excited to be meeting up with blog buddy Maggie while there. We'll be having dinner somewhere in her new neighborhood and hitting up the Space Needle. If any of you have been, or live there, I'd love any recommendations you have on restaurants or shops to see. We have the basic touristy stuff covered, but if you have any insider scoop, let me know!

Well, enough about me, let's get to the interior infatuation. I ran across this home while browsing my Aunt's issue of Country Living mag last month. The adorable family below set out to find a home in the country, so they could raise their son where the pace of life was slower than the city they came from. They ended up finding this 1800's cottage and the rest is interior infatuation history! Gah-is everyone else realizing their dreams but me?!?

I would seriously move right into this house, no changes needed. Loves it. All images via Country Living. It's worth reading the full article to hear all about the renovating and decorating process. Interesting stuff.

16 comments:

  1. Have a great vacation - you will LOVE Seattle!

    That house is gorgeous... I love the white floors!

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  2. I was in Seattle for vacay in August. (I got the same question as you - why Seattle? I simply answered that I'd never been there and wanted to see it.) Anyway the highlight for me? I took the water taxi over to Alki Point. At the dock, there's a small "restaurant" with the best fish (fresh), fries and cole slaw. You can sit outside (or in) and look back at the Seattle skyline. Lovely. I finished eating and promptly rented a bike (rental shop right behind the restaurant) and biked a lot of the Point. It was the best time I had in Seattle, by far. Seattle is a unique city - they even pay attention to walk/don't walk signs -- strange for a big city girl like me. Have fun.

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  3. we once took a trip to seattle and portland just for the fun of it, too. i loved it there, have fun!

    and a great house, wow.

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  4. Cathy-thank you for the tip. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend one of our days there! We actually were originally going to go in August, but when I waited until the last minute to book our flight, the tickets had doubled in price. So we postponed until now.

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  5. I LOVE Seattle! I live outside of the city and the husband and I visit most weekends. The 5 Spot in Queen Anne is a great place to eat a casual lunch or dinner. Serious Pie serves really unique pizza and has a good wine list. Elliott's is a good place for amazing Dungeness crabcakes and oysters. Sisters in Post Alley has great paninis. For an amazing view of the Space Needle and the city, go to Kerry Park in Queen Anne. It is one of my favorite places. If you drive through Fremont, check out the troll and the Lenin statue. Also, if you like chocolate, take a tour of Theo Chocolate. They offer all you can eat chocolate samples. Their chocolate is Free Trade and Organic. Make a reservation though for the tour because it fills up fast (www.theochocolate.com). It's fun to watch the boats go in and out of the lake at the Ballard Locks. And make sure you stop by the Seattle library. The design is amazing. I could go on and on, but really it's just fun to walk around the city and explore for yourself. Have a great trip!

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  6. Oh goodness, this house is just to my liking.

    Have fun in Seattle!

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  7. Wow, NatalieW, thanks for all the suggestions! It's things like that I love about getting an insiders view, all the little things you would miss out on because you didn't know they were there. That chocolate tour sounds divine!! Man, I wish we had more than four days to explore. How will we pack it all in?!

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  8. Yay, can't wait for you to get here!

    And, I think I might have to subscribe to Country Living. That home is DIVINE. I love it.

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  9. Hello! I've lived in the Seattle area all of my life. You should check out the Pink Door in Post Alley (Pike Place Market) for a fun atmosphere and great Italian food. I agree that you should visit Fremont and even try to catch the Fremont Market if you're around on a Sunday. There's a great shop, Burnt Sugar, that you should check out. Old Ballard has tons of great restaurants and quaint shops. For coffee, I would check out Vivace or Victrola which are both located on Capitol Hill. Really, there is so much to do and see. You would need an endless amount of time to do it all!

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  10. i love seattle!! have the best time :)

    i think its a perfect vacation spot!

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  11. You think there's room enough for me to move my family in too?

    Have a fun trip!

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  12. as you probably know, i am all about modern/country living. to me there is nothing better. one day, if dreams do come true...i will live in a farmhouse.

    have a great vacation. getting ready, packing, etc...is all the work. after that, you are free & clear to enjoy. (speaking from someone who just packed a family up to go on vacation.) lots of work, but tons of fun. enjoy, my friend!

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  13. Jackie-
    love that farmhouse--- and you must connect with seattle blogger "lecia" a day that is dessert, she is on my blog roll and she will give great tips for you....she is so wonderful. happy travels.
    pve

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  14. i love livable yet fashionable interiors like this post :)

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