For some reason I seem to gravitate towards a restored farmhouse or a renovated barn as far as design goes. I don’t know…it is the idea of transforming something old and rustic into a new livable space. I have featured barns and farms time and time again. Note to Self: get a barn or farm and restore it. Uh…just realized…need to rewind on that “Note to Self”. First Note to Self Before Actual Note to Self: Stop buying expensive shoes and save some money so that you can actually accomplish the Note to Self.
Anyhoooo, this little ol’ farmhouse featured here today is owned by and was restored by interior designer James Huniford. An 1855 Bridgehampton farm that has been brought back to modern day life. Well edited rustic charm and all. The home is swathed in neutral tones -muted shades of blues and green and white – with lots of found objects used in creative ways as decoration. A wooden chain from a ship in the master bedroom, a rusted truck sign in the dining room and weaving hoops in the den…all make for interesting sometimes 3 dimensional art throughout the house. Couple that with some real major pieces from artists like Robert Rauschenberg, then you have a home filled with objects that test the imagination.
What do you think of this restored farmhouse? I would love to rent it for a week. Would be fun to explore all of the objects around. For full story on some of how the designer crafted this home…click here.
Photos: One Kings Lane