Welcome to the seventy-ninth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".
Barns have always intrigued me. My interest began when as a wee girl I climbed into the hayloft of the barn on our family farm and basked in the dreamy light that drifted through the window. Life seemed full of possibilities in my quiet retreat. Years later when I saw a magazine spread of an old barn converted into a home I was enamored with the idea of rescuing neglected barns for living spaces. I still am.
Deepwell Barn, with its thatched roof, is a stunning conversion set in an equally stunning location.
Through the stable door we enter into a bright and inviting living space.
Modern furnishings mix with classic to create a romantic, approachable room.
The pendant light over the dining table adds a quaint, farmhouse touch.
Beautiful gardens and a pond are visible from the living room.
Exposed timber stars in this peaceful paradise.
The compact kitchen has plenty of storage.
Wooden spoon and rolling pin collections decorate the wall. The open shelving is pretty, as well as functional.
Natural light floods the room through large windows.
Throughout the home color is used sparingly, but with impact. In this case, via the antique Persian rug, the coverlet and the flowers.
The small bathroom is charming. An accordion mirror is the perfect solution when an over-the-sink mirror can't be installed, and it gives a hint of vintage to the room.
Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio.
And what views there are!
There's a rope swing.
Beyond the gardens is countryside waiting to be explored.
Deepwell Barn -- a small space that lives very large in my book.
All images are the property of Grove Cottages and were used with their permission.
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Living Large in Small Spaces
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