Earlier this year I posted the Los Angeles home of Leanne Ford that she was selling at the time because she and her husband wanted to start living a slower life. She found her dream home close to where she grew up in a town just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This town used to be the vacation spot for the rich people living in Pittsburgh and the home Leanne bought is designed by architect Charles Barton Keen.
Surprisingly it wasn’t the beatiful main house that sold this property to her. It was the outdoor space with a lovely old carriage house that made her fell in love. She knew that this carriage house would be perfect to host guest, so when they finally moved it’s the carriage house they decorated first. The beams in this house were a dark wood but when Leanne painted them white she knew where she wanted to go with this space.
Calm natural colors are combined with old cottage charm. I love that she kept the tiles on the floor where walls used to be, so you can still see the original structure. Another interesting this are the walls, now this isn’t for everyone, but she actually got this effect by using coffee (yes really!). Even thought the colors are all light, it still has a beautiful warm atmosphere thanks to the history of the building that is still visible in every room. I can’t wait to see what Leanne does to the main house of her new property.
styling by Kate Berry and photography by Nicole Franzen