Modern Farmhouse Inspiration

Fitzhugh Karol

It’s a conspiracy.

Everywhere you turn is another

interior design reference to barns.

Don’t you love how rustic wood

properly paired and contrasted with 

pristine millwork and walls

feels earthy and alive?

The access to the loft (above)

in this NY apartment is

pure genius as the ladder

also serves the bookcases!

In our latest DIY project

(finished lower level)

we incorporated sliding

barn doors for architectural interest.

I’ll post pics soon!

Amy Neunsinger

Frank Greenwald (Ina Garten’s barn)

If you spotted Ina Garten’s

East Hampton barn

in House Beautiful,

you may have noticed she

swapped the harvest table

for an elegant skirted round.

The kitchen island is a mere 18 feet–

can you imagine?

Frank Greenwald

Frank Greenwald

Omg, I love Ina’s patio.

Elle Decor (Meg Ryan’s home)

Meg Ryan’s “barn-ish” home

was recently renovated

on Martha’s Vineyard.

It has a

more California vibe

and appears to have required

an ocean of white paint!

Meg’s kitchen is intriquing

with its greenhouse feel.

I can’t help but think:


streaks and smudges

visible from both sides

(perhaps the housekeeper

is pondering the same thing).

via Remodelista

Even the tracks for the doors are gorgeous.

via Mary Ruffle

See more of architect

Frank Greenwald’s work


I wasn’t born in a barn but now I kinda wish I had been, ya know?

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. December 28, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    I also love homes inspired by barns or restored barns…. maybe I was a horse (to not say cow) before this life! lol But, seriously… isn't it so beautiful, charming and full of personality? I love all the pictures you've found but Ina's house is just "OMG"!

    I love coming here, M. You really inspire me.


    Luciane at

    PS: I was laughing with your comment about not using too much grout for the bathroom for the 2 boys…. I totally get it! lol

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