During the next several months, Steve and I are refining the design of Patina Farm.
I've asked Steve to draw a few perspective drawings of the interiors...
The main space of Patina Farm will have a very open floor plan, inspired by our visit to Penelope Bianchi's home. When we first walked into Penny's home, this was the warm welcome we received.
To the right, a long farm table works as both a dining area as well as a place to work.
To the left is a cozy sitting area by the fire.
The first sketch features the main space of Patina Farm...
A large farm table sitting in front of the steel doors with a view of the garden.
Our color palette is very neutral...white plaster walls, old gray beams... This is a sample of our floor, a gorgeous aged White Oak that we found at Charme d'Antan. The Entry hall floor will be French limestone.
The kitchen will be on your right. A double sided stone fireplace provides a sense of separation. Right now there are glass shelves in front of the windows above the sink, but that might change. We're leaning towards removing them so we will have an unobstructed view of the garden.
The stone from the library tower comes into the house and covers the walls in the hallway. The small oval window is in Leila's bathroom. We are playing with some contemporary elements, like the simple sheet of glass at the end of the hallway.
You enter the Master bedroom through a pair of antique doors (we are hoping to use only antique doors throughout). There is another double sided fireplace that will be used in our bedroom and on the back courtyard. Another sheet of glass will provide a view of the garden from the Master bedroom.
This is the view of the Master bedroom as seen from the Master bathroom. The fireplace is the same one shown in the previous drawing.
As you can see, there are several walls of glass in our Master bedroom, connecting this room to the garden. I love the combination of antiques (antique French limestone fireplace, chaise and gilded mirror, and antique Swedish bedside tables) with the clean, contemporary architectural details.
I'd love to get your input!
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