A Retreat House in White

A Retreat House in White



As the sunniest summer days turn to past, today we decided to share a light and airy retreat house, which definitely sparks a never-ending summer wish. A farmhouse of the eighteenth century has been restored by a talented decorator Julie Hillman. After a reconstruction and a total renocvation, the farmhouse now boasts a collection of sophisticated interior decor elements and a contemporary Scandinavian style. The owner describes, how his family took upon restoring this wonderful home: “Almost every weekend the whole family went because our daughter sat there. So we looked for a place near where you can also accommodate horses and stumbled upon this house of 1780, “he explains. The whole space consisted of a farm with a barn and an annex for carriages all in one, and was in a fair shape. However this type of construction had its main entrance facing the road.  The decorator projected the opposite way of the entrance to enhance home intimacy, so the access would be in the back next to a garden bordered by boxwood hedge. The interior design was also renovated into a more new and modern fashion. The overall atmosphere in this place is so serene and light, that it seems to look like a perfect escape house. The white, favorite Hillman, color is the common thread in all areas, and also has a weakness for textures with personality, furniture and objects of large volumes and powerful, the new and the old mixed , and contemporary art. Here it is chosen based on the Scandinavian style of the eighteenth century combined with other concepts. “I always based on a voltage periods and interesting ways, but this time wanted the contrast was more subtle. Most times delivery of a special piece to start a decoration around, it is these that definitely inspired me, “he reaffirmed. I can only wish there were more retreat farmhouses like this, because it’s truly joyful to see more examples of renovated old homes – the family didn’t choose to build something new, but undertook a commitment of bringing something old back to life,  and that’s really marvelous. Wouldn’t you agree? Take a look at this spectacular home below!

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Via Architectural Digest Espana | Photography by Manolo Yllera