Farmhouse Friday: Saltbox

Upstate New York: Pine Plains, New York

Pine Plains and the surrounding area is one that I’m not very familiar with, but it is in a convenient location (just off the Taconic Parkway) for weekenders and just a short drive to Rhinebeck. I love this in-town saltbox for its bright interior and plentiful built ins. The dining room is lined with glass paned cabinets, the living room with book shelves, and there’s a great butler pantry for even more storage. The great downstairs hardwood floors are also complimented by wide pine floorboards in the upstairs bedrooms.

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House Call: Katie and Rags’ Downstairs

Today we continue our house tour for Katie and Rags’ Potomac, Maryland farmhouse by exploring the downstairs. Last week, everyone enjoyed the upstairs house tour of the master bedroom, guest rooms and hallway.

The cozy living room is full of Katie’s handmade throw pillows, vintage prints, and eccentric tchotchkes. The first items that Katie and Rags bought for their new house were the new ceiling lights. Katie is also searching for the perfect area rug for near the couch and a runner in front of the built-ins to complete the room.

See more of Katie and Rags’ beautiful downstairs…

Farmhouse Friday: Outside of DC

We’re taking our first business trip to Potomac, Maryland to visit our friend Katie this weekend! This “business trip” really just an excuse to go junking in Frederick, cook comfort food, stir up some delicious cocktails, and tablescape the weekend away. We couldn’t help but choose our favorite homes in the region for this Farmhouse Friday.

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Let’s start with some city living, in Alexandria, Virginia. This charming row house looks modest from the street, but is quite spacious inside. The house is on the Early Building Survey from the Historic Alexandria Foundation. I love the built-ins in the bedroom, the very well done renovation in the galley style kitchen, and the stunning brick-walled backyard.

See our brick farmhouse in the country…

Farmhouse Friday: Barns

Farmhouse Friday is how we dream about country living each week, and this week our imaginations are running wild with what we could do with a barn!

Hudson Valley: Hillsdale, New York

I love this cream house with charming shutters. It has a large, relaxing porch for the summer and a sunroom to enjoy in the winter.

One of my dreams is to have a large barn that I can turn into a cat sanctuary.  With a small addition of a green house, they could catnap in the sunshine while waiting for the perfect families to come.

See more barns in Farmhouse Friday…