House Tour: a Welsh barn that toes the line between simple and sparse

11 Nov

I am a great lover of simple homes – what better way to get the most from much-loved home accessories than against an uncluttered backdrop – but how minimal can a home be and still feel homely? This new-build barn in West Wales is an interesting case to consider as the fabric of the building has been purposefully left as a shell by its architect owner. Could live comfortably here?

modern barn interior with woodburner - Decorator's Notebook blog via Remodelista

Dutch woodburner and pantry - Decorator's Notebook blog via Remodelista

dining table made from reclaimed floorboards - Decorator's Notebook blog via Remodelista

exposed plaster wall panels - Decorator's Notebook blog via Remodelista

plaster panelling left exposed in new build barn - Decorator's Notebook blog via Remodelista

bedroom in modern barn - Decorator's Notebook blog via Remodelista

bedroom in contemporary barn - Decorator's Notebook blog via Remodelista

{Mojo Photography via Remodelista}

Do you think you’d feel at home in a living space like this or does it feel too bare for you? What would you add to make the barn more your style? Please use the comments to share your thoughts and ideas.

If you’d like to learn more about the construction and design of the barn there’s lots more detail in Remodelista’s post.

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One Response to “House Tour: a Welsh barn that toes the line between simple and sparse”

  1. Fiona Reid (@thecopperline) November 11, 2013 at 13:27 #

    Lovely post! If I’m honest, I’m not sure about the wall treatment but can appreciate the ‘honest’ aesthetic the architect was championing here. That aside, I love the simplicity of this space and the patina achieved by the materials. To me, the walls make it feel cold and ‘unfinished’, whereas I love the floor and the beams! Add a big tufty rug in front of the woodburner and it’s perfect :)

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