It’s been one year since my divorce was finalized and two years since I left what was supposed to be my dream house. Built in 1900 on a quiet, pretty block, the simple foursquare needed a major overhaul but had great potential and period details. The perfect candidate for a modern farmhouse with my own twist. I managed the near-gut renovation myself. It was the project I had waited for. When I separated from my husband, I had just started furnishing it. I only spent a few months in the house. I loved it, but it was not meant to be. It was not supposed to be my home.
For a long time, it was an additional wound, another loss amongst the many of the last two years. I was not able to look at the photos or feel good about what I had done with the house. But after a year of independence and healing and newfound confidence, I can now look at this project as just that. A project. Something I created and am proud of. A house that embodies much of my personal design sensibilities. Even though it was not fully realized to the level of detail I would have liked. Today, it is finally time to share the photos of a project I love. You will see lots of black and white, original woodwork next to clean updated elements, and hopefully a timeless blending of old and new creating a space that is livable but feels linked to the past.