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Last week, I shared my journey with the design process with you and the lessons I have learned along the way. This week, in the same vein, I wanted to give an update on the design process of one of the most perfectly imperfect spaces at Patina Meadow: the Attic. 

We knew from the beginning that this space would offer up its own challenges, as we attempted to squeeze a studio apartment in the eaves of a 600-square-foot attic. A few months ago, I shared the beginning of the design process; from the cozy Cotswold apartments that inspired the space to our tile selections, along with images of a model of the space that our team created.

Over the past few months, the construction crew here has been working to bring the ideas expressed in the model into reality, and Steve and I are so pleased with how our ideas are translating and transforming the space. 

This week, the blank canvas of the walls and roof were seen for the last time as panels of the Sutton Vintage Blue Wallpaper by Caroline Inchyra were put into place. The delicate natural scenes printed on the linen fabric perfectly capture the essence of our vision for this property and bathe the room in beauty. 

We will also be wallpapering the hidden doors that are cracked open in these photos :)

Its refined nature juxtaposes with the robust warmth of the aged wooden beams that we installed on the ceiling and walls to ground the room.

I am especially fond of the quirky coziness it creates in the bed nook.

Also recently installed, the Absinthe Zellige tile from Zia Tile in the kitchen complements the blue tones that are found in the peaceful scene now on display on the walls and roof, and the wood boards painted with Raffia from Portola Paint pair perfectly with the neutral linen background.

In the bathroom, we used the same Absinthe Zellige Tile as a backsplash above an antique stone sink paired with an Atmosphyre faucet. We will place a skirt underneath the sink, which will sit above our favorite Higgins Cottonwood Limestone on the floor to tie it into the other spaces on the property. 

Over the next few weeks, the lights will be installed...

the wooden floors will be uncovered...

and the final touches of drapery, hardware, and furniture will make their way into the space to complete it.

The Vintage Check in Natural from Inchyra will be used for the drapery and the Plume Stripe Linen in Forest Green will be used on skirts and pillows. The deVol Oval Knobs and Pull Handles in Aged Brass are the main hardware pieces we will use throughout the Attic. I will show you our furniture selections once they are in place :)

We will sit by the woodburning stove, tick another room off the list, and inevitably forget the, at times, difficult design process that led to its creation. 

I hope you enjoyed this update on our property here at Patina Meadow. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below.

Speaking of comments, I just wanted to express my gratitude and awe at the vulnerability you all have shown in the comments of my previous posts. While I could not respond to all of them, please know that I have read and appreciate them all more than you know. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week.




I haven’t commented much lately but I am following and still enjoy all you are doing on patina Farm. Thank you


So happy for all your new adventures on your new journey and thank you for sharing the animals on the farm they all look so happy to. What a beautiful journey for you all. Love your hair being longer.❤️


Everything looks so cozy and charming! Beautiful!!! Love the wall paper and how it goes with the stone and oh my that wood burning stove! That will keep you warm and cozy all winter.

I love the beams. Would love to know where to find them. Are they hard to install?


Absolutely beyond words. The "attic" is just incredible...just when you think Patina Meadow's cannot get any more serene, beautiful and incredible, it does. Love the posts and blogs. Heaven on earth you all.

Donna Skjeveland


I adore that wood burning stove placed inside the beautiful stone fireplace. So European!

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