“I al­ways go for the big, AU­THEN­TIC PIECES. They make a state­ment in a room.”

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an­tiques week. Typ­i­cally, it’s a house full of women who come and play,” Holly ex­plains. There are four bed­rooms down­stairs, each with its own bath. The up­stairs bunkroom sleeps four in twin iron beds made up with cozy buffalo- check bed­ding. A com­mon area on the main floor fea­tures a mini kitchen and seat­ing area, mak­ing for an in­ti­mate gath­er­ing spot.

The space it­self was im­pec­ca­bly main­tained, so Holly didn’t have to rein­vent the wheel with messy ren­o­va­tions. In­stead, she de­voted her­self to dec­o­rat­ing, re­ly­ing on friend and lo­cal de­signer Holly Mathis to help source lo­cal ar­ti­sans to mono­gram tow­els and create cus­tom light fixtures.

“I think the big­gest thing we did was re­place the stair run­ner,” she re­calls. Orig­i­nal dark hard­wood flooring through­out makes an ideal back­drop for the bright rugs that pep­per the floors. Not one inch is wasted: Use­ful an­tiques like trunks and farm­house ta­bles mix with no- non­sense rus­tic tex­tiles like burlap and grain sacks to create an au­then­tic, lived-in at­mos­phere. “It’s all about com­fort and mak­ing ev­ery­one feel at home,” Holly says.

home, arm­chairs and set­tees with grace­ful lines are up­hol­stered in rugged grain sacks and neu­tral checks.

DO DOU­BLE DUTY Func­tional yet fan­ci­ful pieces, such as pretty trunks that dou­ble as linen stor­age, fill Holly’s home. A sisal rug un­der­foot takes the chill off hard­wood floors while also look­ing great.

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