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Monday Inspiration – The Simple Life

I think I may be noticing a pattern here.

Lately all of the interiors that I’m drawn to seem to reflect a simple, paired-down lifestyle.  

Hmmmm…  Could that mean that I’m feeling like my life is streaming chaos right now?  


Actually, pretty likely (sigh).

So, during the time that I DO sit down and look at interiors on my phone or iPad (...usually sometime after the dude is fed, bathed, and in bed, I’ve finally picked up the house, loaded the dishwasher, and with a huge sigh of exhaustion, have plopped myself onto the sofa to decompress and watch my two-week old recorded tv on the DVR… please, tell me you can relate) I find myself gravitating to the spaces that are light, breezy, and stress free.  Ahh, to dream….

Now, I’m not generally a huge fan of country interiors, but I’ve fallen in love with this modern farmhouse in San Francisco.  It was designed by Nick Noyes Architecture and is simply stunning in it’s architectural accents layout and attention to detail.   (all photos by Bruce Damonte / Nick Noyes Architecture)

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This home has a fantastic connection to it’s exterior surroundings.  I’m lusting after the open breezeway that connects the wings of the structure.  And the gabled roof and transparent entry and passage ways allow for massive amounts of natural light to fill the space.  

What better way to enjoy the gorgeous view of the Alexander Valley.  

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This is most definitely a farmhouse with features like a metal roof and rustic finishes, but by simplifying the design of each element (like the structural tie-rods running across the rafters), the result is refreshingly modern.   

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What do you think of this modern farmhouse?  

Could you live there?


6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Lillan #

    Thank you for sharing! What is there not to love 🙂 It is airy, somewhat minimalist and you can feel the peace and harmony.

    March 17, 2014
    • Isn’t it wonderful? I’d love to have that someday!

      March 18, 2014
  2. I can relate, sistah! I agree. With growing chaos I crave and am drawn to simpler spaces.

    March 17, 2014
    • Knowing that you feel the same way is totally comforting. Now if you’ll just share your secret for handling life with more than one kiddo!!


      March 18, 2014
  3. I love this! Especially the little courtyard area with the strands of lights. Beautiful.

    March 19, 2014

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