Barn Tour: I Was BORN In a BARN

I was born in a barn. Teehee. Come for a barn tour via @lynneknowlton

Ok, I made that part up.  If you asked my parents, they would have told you that my dinner manners qualified me for living in a barn status.

So… technically, I could have been born in a barn.

Same thing.


I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know I had been preparing for a House Tour.

Otherwise known as…..clean your house really fast, throw everything in your cupboards, pray that no one opens a drawer or door.  If they do, someone is going to get hurt from a projectile flying object out of the cupboard.

Uhhm, I’m joking.  No I’m not.

The House Tour, for me,  also meant preparing a Treehouse and a barn.

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

 Yup, I said it, a Barn.

I am pretty darn sure that I am on a short list of people who like to hang chandeliers in their barn …

and twinkle lights …

and paintings …

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

Artistic Flair

I am probably the only person on earth who vacuums their barn too.  Yesss.


I think other people vacuum too, but I am the only one ponying up and confessing it.

* wishful thinking ?! *

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

Twinkle Lights

Why  ???

I am just so completely enchanted by BARNS.

I could actually LIVE in one.

Pinky swear it.

They are quiet, aren’t they?


I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor


I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor


I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor


I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor


They truly take your breath away.

Well, they can literally take your breath away if you are standing in a chicken barn. 

* S T I N K *

We had chickens in our barn for a week.


The smell of the chickens messed up my barn Mojo.  They had to go.  Sorry folks, no chicken’s here.  The only way I am getting chickens is if I have a coop like Karen’s…

If you get a chance, check out Karen’s blog The Art of Doing Stuff.  Karen makes me laugh out loud.  We may be sista’s separated at birth.  Well….except for one obvious thing…her abs…I’ve seen her abs on her blog, and she has beauty abs.

If I stopped eating cookies for breakfast, maybe I would too.

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

Mosaic Love

Part of our HOUSE TOUR happened in the barn.

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

Michael Jackson !!

I was über excited.

Why  ??


I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

The Kitchen In The Barn 🙂

So, I went about setting them up in the barn, so others could have a peak at them.

Just ignore that black table in the pic.  It was my kitchen table last year.

I am hiding it in the barn hoping that Michael won’t notice that the kitchen set is gone.gone.gone.


I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

House stairs are now in the barn too

When it was all said and done, I had almost convinced myself to never sell a thing.  I had grown attached.  It will be truly hard to part with these Balinese treasures.



 I suppose I just can’t sit in the barn and talk to the furniture forever.

 That would just be odd.  Fun for a while, but odd.

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

Tree Trunk Dining Table

I believe most barns have great potential for some whimsy.

Our barn feels like serendipity.

An artistic barn.

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

Mirror Love

I decorated the house & TREEHOUSE with natural elements, twinkle lights, candles and a touch of festive.

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

It’s all in the details

Until then, all I can think about is….

Barns  are  Cool

I was born in a barn.  You really should check it out.  #Barn #Love filled with #Bali #decor

Très Cool


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19 Responses

  1. Lucky girl!!!!
    I was born in a town… A small town.

  2. Charlene says:

    I’m a portrait photographer & barns just make me giddy!! I guess its my Dufferin county showing. Your sale concept is fun-a few women outside of Ottawa did just that- look up Third World Bazar.They go on buying trips then have a time limited sale before Christmas.Its highly anticipated around here.

  3. Dee says:

    I was looking for some instructions on how to do a mosiac and came across your backsplach article. I was cracking up! I love your sense of humer. Much better than reading Home Depot. I love the liquor idea. Now I’m convinenced; I have to do my backsplash. See what your started.. I can’t wait. I was simply going to do a bird house.

    I want a barn. I’ve always wanted a barn. I love that you love your barn. I didn’t think a barn could be loved but now I know! Years ago I found a custom-designed home in an architectural magazine that was actually a barn. I loved the idea. The magazine is still around here deep in a closet some place. I live in a very boring suburban outfit. Although the boring will stop once I install my new backsplash. Now I’m thinking I would love to buy a small piece of property in the country and put a barn on it. It could be my weekend get away place and art studio. Barns rock!

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    • Hiya Dee!

      I’m so glad I inspired you to do a backsplash! Super cool! You won’t believe how it makes a place have such CHARACTER. Barns… ahhhh..ohhh BARNS…they are a work of art, aren’t they? I just stand in our barn sometimes and think to myself..WOW. The workmanship it took to build it and the history behind it, makes it sooooo special.

      Many hugs!

  4. Barb G says:

    yup,,,,thats the table I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE!!!! I giggled when I saw the pic of the old weight scale, I have one in my living room, it’s my coffee table. My dear husband has purchased an old harvest table that is about 100 years old, 8 1/2 ft long and comes with 6 original chairs… I would really like to have a bench to go along with it instead of more chairs. It will be home in about 2 weeks, I would like to send you a picture of it, and if you have any benches at the store that you think would be super cool with it, let me know!!
    Love your barn and your treehouse,,,unreal!! you truly do have a gift!!

    Miss ya

  5. Linda Leyble says:

    Hey Lynne – thanks for following me on Twitter. I just followed you and then went straight to your FABULOUS BLOG!! Wow – I wish I could come up north to take in the beauty (and buy) some of your great stuff.

    I love how you write – I need to let myself go more in my blog (please visit and comment!!) You’ve mastered a very funny tone – but you show you are a consummate professioanl…with creativity to boot. What a great idea – having a Christmas tour in your barn. Now I want a barn – even if I had to vacuum it! Gives me an idea – maybe I should hold an annual Christmas sale in my home. Maybe too late for this year (how long did you have to plan to pull this off??). I know another designer in the UK – Abigail Ahearn (she has a great blog) and she is doing a Master Class on design in her home…and next tear she is doing an Interiors course. Her Master Class was sold out so she has multiple sessions now because it was so popular. Great income idea – and she’ll probably get a lot of clients from it as well.

    Keep up the great work. I am going to steal a look at some of your other posts. I think you will be on my favorite blogs reading list. Thanks for followomg me on Twitter.


    PS – My husband has cancer too. It’s a rare cancer called a carcenoid tumor. Benefit (if there is any benefit) – it’s slow growing. He’s been operated on and radiated – and so far…so good. This was four years ago – and he’s had a great report every time he has had to go for tests. Still, I pray every day.

    My design blog –

    • Dear Linda,
      I am going straight to your blog right now !!! Thank you thank you thank you for the beautiful compliments on my blog. Touched my heart. Our lives seem very paralleled indeed !! I love your idea to do an annual Christmas sale in your home. It is not too late. I think it is perfect timing !
      Blogging : A good friend of mine started me off on a good foot when I started writing. She told me to blog what I am passionate about, be real, and have some fun along the way. I think about that all the time while writing. I am on my way to your blog right now…..xx

  6. I want to live in a barn!! And I love that you’re as much in love with that chicken coop. A friend sent me that link a little while back and if there’s such a thing as chicken coop envy, I have it. The railroad car table is awesome — my boyfriend got one of those for their office and it’s such a great piece. I want to steal it for our own house!

  7. Susie (@Remodel_w_Feia) says:

    Love, love your barn! Spent so much time mulling over pretty pics, now I’m going to be late for my meeting…lol! Keep sharing 🙂

  8. Heather says:

    ultra ultra cool lynne!

  9. Shelley says:

    Your home looks amazing!! Between the treehouse and the barn… I am in awe of your property. As I sit at my computer in my small townhouse, in a building with 24 other townhouses, on a street with 50+ apartment/townhouse buildings… I am rife with jealousy of all the wonderful space you have and how you have made it feel warm and cozy. Look forward to the pics from the actual tour

  10. Did your parents really say that about your table manners? Were they eating chicken with their fingers at the time? Does your mom really hoard napkins? ps everyone….Lynne has beautiful table manners….she’s taught me a thing or two, like how to drink beer out of a wine glass, and how to drink wine out of a mug when company pops in. And how to have Bailey’s in your coffee if you forget your sisters phone number. I miss her hugs :o)

  11. Sam says:

    Pretty darn cool that barn is! And we are moving back to Canada on Nov 28th with no where to live, soooooooooo…….;)

  12. Lovely photos! If all barns looked like yours I think I’d move into one too 🙂 Thanks for posting and can’t wait to see the tour photos!

  13. Joanne says:

    Hey Lynne, I would totally live in your totally awesome barn!!! Seriously, we’re still looking for a place to live 🙂 Love all of your tables! When’s the dinner party?!

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