Caroline Street

 Hi friends!  I found a little farmhouse in Creemore, Ontario, Canada that's been updated recently, but has kind of lost its way a little.  Let's see if we can bring a little freshness back to the farm.

{Marianne Cusato}

There we go.  Cute and country fresh.

On to the kitchen. First, I have to change that green paint.  I'm a big fan of green, but that particular paint color is EVERYWHERE in this house, as you'll see.  

Let's try a softer gray/green on some custom cabinetry, and a very cool table-turned-island.

I actually think the dining space is pretty cleverly designed:

This design, however, gives it a little more farmhouse flavor and personality.

As for the bedrooms, Harry Potter might be familiar with a bedroom of this size:

Had to change the bed's top blanket, at the very least.  Your toes would get tangled in the woven blanket they had.  I think this design looks a little friendlier, to boot.

I just checked and saw that this house has already sold.  Wonder if the new owners will keep the ubiquitous green paint or if they're feeling a little farmhouse freshness is in order, too?

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  1. What a wonderful post. I absolutely love how you think. I thought I was the only one who looked at houses and imagined how they might look inside... :)

    1. I know-- I'm pleased to see that I'm not the only one, too. So glad to hear from you!

  2. Vicki,
    I always enjoy seeing how some designers deal with small spaces. The images you've shared really are clever. I agree, the living room with what looks like a dining table doing double duty as a sofa table, looks great.
    The white painted wood-sided home with it's red door and black shutters is a favorite paint combination.

    1. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this house, at first, but once I found that living room image, I had it. It's still a small room, but the design makes it look bigger-- and it looked so cute, to boot!

  3. I am enjoying having a peek at your blog--great ideas!