Main Line Today Magazine Features Our Farmhouse Project

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A house search for our clients, Katie and Justin, became much more than finding a place to live and call home. It also turned into finding the venue for their upcoming wedding and reception. Their search turned into finding a 300-year old farm house complete with a large historic stone (party) barn. Although the barn may not have been the main reason for buying the home, it certain was in the top five.

This is the house…


And the antique stone barn…


This project turned out to be fun, creative, and unique. The goal inside the house was to lighten and brighten the rooms and to furnish them with long-lasting pieces that worked in the old house but reflected the young and vivacious personalities of its new owners.

We began in the kitchen by lightening the dark wood cabinets and exposed beams, adding period lighting and replacing the current countertops.




Here are some “befores” of the kitchen…

Before - Kitchen2

Before - Kitchen3

Before Kitchen1

The family room was brightened with new lighting, a fresh warm paint color and comfortable sofas, a reading chair and ottoman and a cocktail table made from reclaimed wood.


This is the family room before…

Before - family room

Moving on to the dining room, we added a new light fixture and provided furniture for large comfortable gatherings. Because the room was so large, the oversized host and hostess chairs were a natural. A large credenza provides storage while an antique sideboard on the opposite end of the room adds a bit of nostalgic warmth to the room.



And the dining room “Before”…

Before - Dining Room

Katie wanted to create a lady’s office where a sitting room was no longer needed. In this space, she wanted a romantic look while keeping modern office functionality in mind. With the large fireplace and period built-in in the background the room was furnished with desk, credenza and two plush velvet chairs in burgundy. The end result is a warm, sophisticated and space exuding warmth and a romantic vibe.


And the room “Before”…

Before - office

The master bedroom began with a rug from CG Coe & Son and blossomed from there.


One of our favorite features are the custom night tables from Tritter Feefer. Since there is a niche on either side of the bed, we used two tables on each side. The larger table resides in the niche, while a smaller table on wheels tucks neatly underneath or can be rolled to the side of the bed.


The master bedroom “Before”…

Before - Master Bedroom

Since the entry foyer gives the first impression of the home and its residents, we gave that the lightened and brightened treatment as well. We began with a star-shaped light fixture on the ceiling. Next, the walls received a light decorative paint finish. Tables and accessories were added and the space was grounded with a navy rug.


The foyer “Before”…

Before - foyer

Currently, the barn is undergoing a complete renovation for the upcoming nuptials. What couple can walk to their wedding venue whenever they so desire? We’re just thinking of all the parties and events that will come after the wedding…


* all “AFTER” photography by J.W. Smith Photography *