barn attic bedrooms

I can't wait to see these spaces come to life.  I love rooms tucked into the roof and these ones are going to have such pretty views.  For now the palette is very simple, I imagine adding layers of vintage to make them cosy and textured as we live in them.

From left: rejuvenation sconcecb2 sconcecavalier bremworth samurai 

farm...main bedroom plans

Our main bed is going to be calm and textural, we will bring colour in with art and rugs.  Its pretty long, so we plan to use horizontal cladding on the wall opposite the bed to bring that wall visually closer.

This room is going to evolve as we use it, maybe a dressing table, maybe a sofa, perhaps book shelves.  The doors are north facing so it will be flooded with light and with views out into the garden.  

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farm pantry and mudroom

So the plan is pretty self explanatory.  The garage opens into the mudroom, a place to come in and take off all the hats, coats and boots we need in cold weather.

From the mudroon the laundry is directly to the left, so really muddy gear can go straight into a bucket or sink.

To the right is the butler's pantry and entrance to the kitchen.  All the groceries can be set down in the butlers pantry and packed away.  Hoping this means no unpacked groceries in the kitchen.  

courtyard plans and inspiration

Our house is designed in a U shape which creates a north facing courtyard, sheltered from the cold southerly winds and the west sun.  We hope to eat and cook out here often.  Totally inspired by this home again, love the clean lines of the pergola, the huge table, the generous BBQ area.

The walls making up the U will be  a mix of cladding and stone, adding lots of texture and life to the area.  
Undecided about the floors but we will probably extend the limestone outside.  I know I don't want the entire area paved, would like large pavers with green ground cover in between (no mowing for this space).

Hoping this is going to be a windfree sun trap in the cooler months, and a shaded refuge on a hot summers day.

farm kitchen plans

The heart of our new home will be the kitchen, central to the living spaces and with gorgeous views north and west.  What I can't show you is the green outside the windows - so much green.

This kitchen by Sarah Sherman Samuel is a huge inspiration.  Fresh, white, but not bland.

The layout is going to be very similar to the one we built previously.  We know we like the size, and the separate butlers pantry to hide all the mess when you are entertaining.  
I always wanted to improve the wall behind the stove, this time we are adding the shelf to either side of the extractor hood, and wrapping the wall with texture, cladding above, stone below.

I can't decide about the stone on the island yet, should it be white or stone again?  Trying not to let questions like these keep me up at night.  First world problems right.

The palette is very neutral, limestone floors and white cabinets.  We will be adding a touch of wood and brass to warm it up.  Hoping to have wood milled from our property to make the bench legs. 

Its a great base for adding colour with styling and objects, I can't wait to play with the shelf display, right now I am imagining shades of green and my Mud Australia bowls.  
More importantly, its going to be a great place to cook together, eat, laugh, entertain and enjoy life.