Farm Style in a Big City

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Wide open spaces. Orchards. The rustle of wind in the trees. I’ve been craving these things lately, so much that I’m beginning to wander if I need to consider moving to a home with a little farm or garden. At the same time, I do love my big city apartment and all the excitement being in a place like Washington, DC brings.

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So instead, I’m considering injecting some old-fashioned farm style into my current pad, starting with a wood farm table. Wood and I have a love affair going on. I wonder if it’s because I’m an Earth sign — it just sings to me. The creativity flows when I write at a wooden desk or table. And the more rustic, the more enchanted I become.

{photographs from Daily Memorandum, farm table available for purchase through their etsy shop}

The Shed

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Since traveling to Scotland, I’ve been dreaming of moving to the Isle of Skye and making a home there. I would take anything, and I thought a small croft home would suit me well. Then a friend sent me a link to this home in Tokavaig by Dualchas Architects, called The Shed. Skye was heaven enough for me, but this? I would never come back.

Beaver Brook

Inevitably, in the middle of every August, I find myself longing for a month-long retreat in the woods, in a small cabin surrounded by tall trees. It’s not as if I grew up spending my summers in forested areas where the nights are dark and still, but it’s always been a dream. Someday, I’ll have a little cabin somewhere, probably on the West Coast, where a morning stroll takes me to cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. For now, I’m daydreaming about this little place called Beaver Brook.

Do you find yourself wanting a retreat right about now? Where would you go?

{all photos from Beaver Brook}

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Credits

Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.