Monday, August 30, 2010

Homestead Living Barn Chick Style

Here at the Brayton Homestead, summer is easy living, country style. Simple decorating with splashes of red is all that is needed.

Dining outside this summer has been most enjoyable. Typically, I am not a "let's eat out on the patio" in the heat kind of girl.

sorry to disappoint my fellow Barn Chick girls. I would love to have the original barn to my 214 year old house but it is long been torn down by previous owners.

So I take pics of other wonderful barns instead. Remember to join in on the next BARN CHICK meeting on September 3rd all day! All about apples and barns, recipes, pics, etc.! Come link in your barn post here.

Krumpet has been indulging in alfresco dining as well at our fav coffee shop.

Revel in every last minute of the summer weather and thanks for the visit...
Images: all Brayton Homestead Interiors

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


If it must rain
then I must insist

to partake and
and to pretend

that I am in
raining day after day in New England,
hope you are taking your
barn and apple pics...
Images: google

Friday, August 20, 2010

Attention all BARN CHICKS...

It is time for a monthly
Friday, September 3rd

here is a photo of my owl pencil drawing

so don't forget the meeting
it's all about barns and apples
recipes, pics, etc.

leave a comment below that you want to be added to the list

on my side bar and follow my blog & I'll list you there .

THEN-to link that day- be a follower of my blog
leave a comment and add your blog to
the linky link!

and please grab my button! thanks

Images: google, Brayton Homestead Interiors, flikr

Monday, August 16, 2010

client- Adams House sunroom

enjoy this sunroom I had the pleasure of decorating

for a elegant nursing home in my area

a lovely older brick building

with an all season sun room

where guests can choose a seat, read and relax

where they choose.
( high wonderful water view is nice too)

Images: all Brayton Homestead Interiors- decorating included all furniture, lighting, accessories, curtains, art, carpet, greenery, etc.

Friday, August 13, 2010

floral love

May your weekend
be filled with

Images: Steven Meisel, Brayton Homestead Interiors

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

quilted chair?

Turning one of my upstairs bedrooms into a fun sewing room. A great room with lots of sun. Planning to keep the kaleidoscope of quirky colors and objects but in a slightly more orderly way. Vintage paint by number painting by my Dad, a childhood autographed penguin and a Little Red Rabbit book are treasures from my youth. A barkcloth covered folding screen and metal mannequin will join the mix and more...

Would really love to purchase this
retro looking crazy quilt chair
for my sewing room!
Too crazy?

Images: Squint Limited 1, Brayton Homestead Interiors 2

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

homestead roses...

Blush Pink Roses for the sitting room or Crimson for the Library? Which shall I choose to bring inside? Small in size, yet big in impact, a cutting garden is such a treat at my homestead...
Hope you are having a lovely week....
Image: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Friday, August 6, 2010

Barn Chick Blog Party is here!

to the
thanks for coming!!
to celebrate I went to a local
winery for a wine tasting with
purple barn doors..
yes, of course that was my yorkie Krumpet
I was holding...

the grounds featured great sculptures.

another barn perfectly restored with country casual style...

let me thank you for coming to the party!

I am so thrilled that you are here...

this wonderful property in Westport, MA
has everything-
a cool barn

a funky vintage trailer...

and a charming fruit stand.

red doors sing against the grey barn,
a winding road leads up to
huge barn - love...

please have a treat from the cookie jar...

Do you love being a Barn Chick?

I do...

My favorite barn of all!

the combination of wood and stone
is so elegant!

having fun?

Victorian barns have this odd mix
of rugged rural appeal
and high style architectural features...

a gorgeous window shape

and an unexpected yellow side door

that any barn Chick would love to enter

for a Barn Chick party

Thank you.

please sign up on the link
by putting in your blog name and link
love to read your comments ~Barn Chick monthly meeting?
follow me- I'll keep you up to peep...
Images: all Brayton Homestead Interiors except, 10, 14 & 19 google

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Party on Friday!

this Friday- August 6, 2010

come one Barn Chick

Come all!

have a Martha Stewart cupcake...

break out of your shell

and dance away the day.

Thank you all for your support of the Barn Chicks!
do not forget to come here and link up!

see you Friday,