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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Living Large In Small Spaces - Converted Barn Loft

A one-bedroom apartment, once a horse stable, is this week's featured small space.



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



Welcome to the ninetieth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".



Located in Smyrna, Tennessee, this beautiful 600 sq ft living space is part of Bloomsbury Farm. Originally built as a temporary residence for Teresa and Myron Palmer while their forever home was being built nearby, the apartment is now available as a luxury suite rental.

The entire renovation was accomplished by the Palmer family without outside help. Since there was no loft space in the barn, they removed the roof and created the required footprint for the apartment. 

Equestrian decor reflects the structure's history. A rustic farm door leads into the loft foyer. Outerwear hangs from repurposed metal pegs that once were used in the barn’s wash stalls.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


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A simple iron chandelier lights the foyer. Shiplap walls set the casual tone of the space.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


Thanks to high ceilings and a plethora of windows, the interior is light and bright.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


The kitchen is open to the living room, which makes the space seem larger. 


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



Weathered pendant lights hang over the kitchen's workspace.



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



This vignette illustrates how stowing kitchen tools in the open is not only practical in a small space, but it actually adds charm when incorporated with vintage finds.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


The loft is filled with antiques and natural elements the couple has collected over time. 



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



Reclaimed hardwood was used for the floors.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



The hutch is home to a collection of pottery, glassware and other eye-catching pieces.



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to flow into the bedroom and provide an expansive view of the farm.



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


The leather headboard was once an old wrestling mat. 



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


The door to the laundry room -- just off the master bedroom -- was made by the Palmers from wood found on the farm.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



In the bathroom a custom limestone sink sits atop a vanity made from a vintage cabinet. (The vanity can be seen in the first photo of this post.)


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


The wooden mirror makes a strong statement against the white shiplap.



My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



I love the little built-in shelves.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville



Subway tile is paired with hexagonal marble tile in the shower.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


The horse stalls in the barn's lower level are still in great shape.


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


A rustic bench invites lingering outside the barn. (Notice the charming heart stone to the left.)


My Houzz: Charming Converted Barn Loft Outside Nashville


Source: Houzz

If you are a regular reader of The Cottage Journal magazine, you may have seen this charming loft featured in the Winter 2017 edition. 



Join me next Saturday for another post 
in the special series

Living Large in Small Spaces


See more home tours in the 
Living Large In Small Spaces Series here.





24 comments:

  1. I love what they've done with the space. Someone knew what they were doing and they did it with such grace and beauty! I could live there!
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. Another charmer . . .
    I so enjoy this series!

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  3. Seriously, there are just so many charming cottages out there. You make me love Saturday mornings! :) Ps...neatest headboard I have ever seen. It would never work in my own home, but man, it's perfect in these surroundings!! So creative.

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  4. The bedroom is my favorite part of THIS house! Wow - what a view :)

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  5. Great place! Love all the huge windows!

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  6. Great used space. Very nice wooden pieces.

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    1. They really did a great job of utilizing this small space. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Wow, my kind of place....kind of what I envision for my little cottage by the water.

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  8. Isn't it wonderful that some people have a vision and a heart for restoring, instead of tearing down. You just can't duplicate that kind of charm with new built and new bought. All the furniture that is worn and weathered and reused is gorgeous and all of the natural elements of wood, leather, iron and concrete . . . these people knew what they were doing! Bravo!!!

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  9. Another interesting headboard! Love how bright this space is too :)

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  10. What a sweet little place. They have a lot of living room in there for the amt of sq.ft. they have. I like several things about it. I so remember those old wrestling mats!!! xo Diana

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  11. What a great place. How charming and cozy. Loved the worn furniture give such character to this space. Very nice find Nancy. Loved this one.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  12. Wow! I love this place! All of the light, the furnishings, the bedroom view and the heart rock. :-) This place has a lot of charm.

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  13. Ohhhhh what a cozy place with a rich history of my favorite animal on the planet! And the white walls open up the space even more. Where you find these treasures Nancy, I don't know, but you always have such a sense of surprise and fun. LOVE IT!

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  14. I think I could be very comfortable in that space with all that light and magnificent views! I truly love all the finishes and furnishings they chose for the space to make it look so inviting. Another winner, Nancy!

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  15. Thank you for doing this series, I enjoy it so much!

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  16. Just beautiful! Love those crispy clean white walls. The faucet has that vintage vibe! Lovely!

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  17. It's fun to see something in a post, like this, that catches your eye. I couldn't stop looking at the blue pillows!! At first I thought they were made from blue, bandannas (still not sure). I thought, "I could do that!!" and I might!
    Now, I'm going back to enjoy this barn loft again!

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  18. Hi Nancy, this place plays close to my heart being that I was raised on a horse farm. I love all of the chippy pieces they have. Beautiful! Have a lovely day my friend.
    xoxo Jo

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  19. This is a darling little cottage full of unique antiques and well-thought out design. Love the open view of the farm from the bedroom, and those hardwood floors are gorgeous. A lovely cottage share today :)

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  20. Great choice this week. I love the view from the bedroom. I would climb stairs to wake up to that view. LOL Not a fan of that bathroom sink though. Can you imagine cleaning those sharp corners? Another great small cottage.

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  21. My Dearest,
    you always share such lovely environments with beautiful, indeed, charming details and forniture, thank you !

    Hope your new week is off to a great start,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you

    Xx Dany

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  22. I love the white shiplap walls and the huge windows!

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  23. just when i thought i had met my favorite .
    . . you share another that takes my breath. ♥

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