Saturday, May 28, 2011

Home tour- Modern barn in rural Connecticut!

When it comes to interior decorating, I love every style as long as it is tastefully done. Besides the classically beautiful decor, I also appreciate designs that are gorgeous with touches of the unconventional, some playfulness and the unexpected. Take this Roxbury, Connecticut home below for example. It was a farmhouse and a barn- both constructed in the 19th century, joined in the 20th and surrounded by fields. Instead of the usual predictable mix of rustic furniture and folk art, the new property owners, a New York couple with a teenage daughter and son along with a serious contemporary art collection, they opted for something modern and a house that feels like a playhouse. Now, let's take a look at their home below. 

A colorful and vibrant living room.

A den with a vintage vibe.

The combined cheerful library and game room.

A detailed look at the library and game room.

A rustic doorway between the mudroom and the billiard room.

Some scribblings on the reclaimed wood above the sliding door.

A vintage game table and chairs in a corner of the living room.

A rustic twig chandelier.

The home office area.

The modern rustic kitchen.

A simple master bathroom.

A warm and modern master bedroom. 

A simple and modern daughter's bedroom.

The exterior.

The original 1840's farmhouse which connects to the barn.

Personally, I love this rustic and modern gorgeous home. My favorite element about this home includes the colorful area rugs, the cheerful color schemes and the different play areas- which are perfect for some family fun and guest entertaining. 


  1. This place is very playful! I can't help but associate the living room and library areas with something Jonathan Adler would design. Those carpets and all those pops of orange just reminds me of JA. Anyone else feel that way?? Such a great place :) xx anastasia

  2. The barn house exterior is just BEAUTIFUL! That is creativity at its best :)

    <3 Belly B

  3. Lovely place - I am in awe of the reclaimed wood and the beams, would love to live in a barn :O)

  4. Beautiful pictures! I love the combination of rural base and colorful furniture and accessories, it´s so unique and unexpected!
    Great post!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)

  5. I agree Anastasia JA all the way! The rooms are so fun and I love the library playroom!

  6. Jessie this is really beautiful, love their choices of art, accessories and color palette! Like you said, it was unexpected and beautifully done!

    ps: Following you here and on twitter!

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!

  7. The wood turns the places so cozy and rustic. I love it!

    Kisses xXX

  8. What a cool house and the rug - fantastic
    Viera VT Interiors

  9. What a great, playful mix of modern and rustic! I love the twig chandelier, the gorgeous rounded office space, and all of the history the house must have! You always show the most beautiful, unique interiors! :) Happy Weekend.

  10. Wow, what an unbelievably gorgeous spot. Imagine what their weekday home looks like!

  11. This is rustic done well!! KS


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