House Crush : Victorian Farm House

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I’m crushing super hard on this Victorian Farmhouse that belongs to a pastor and his family in Portland (as recently seen on Design Sponge).  I have a thing for homes; specifically homes that have soul.  The soul of a home.  Houses are pretty, but homes have soul.  You know, the homes you visit that have personality.  Personality in their collected pieces that tell this story and that, until all stories collide and tell “the story.”  The story of the home and it’s people.  How they grew, where they went, what they saw, who they were and who they are becoming.  The homes that have a feel that is all their own.  Peaceful.  Fun.  Restfull.  Quiet.  Creative.  Loud.  Quirky.  Relaxing.  Inspiring.  Interesting.  That is the soul of a home.

I’ve never been in this home, but I just have this feeling, this hunch, that this home is one of those.  And, I think that is why I’m so attracted to it.

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I’m crazy over this little catchall corner.  I’m working hard to create spaces to catch and contain all of the crap (sorry there is just no other word).  I’ve long been coveting expensive bins and racks and shelves, somewhat similar, but not as interesting as this one that looks like it had another life in another place or someone ele’s space.  But, it got me thinking….this might not be too difficult to make (or have someone make).  It’s going on my list.

Here’s what else is making my list, inspired by this home . . .

A comfy couch.  I love the look of ours, but I don’t lounge on it, hardly ever, because it’s not super comfortable.  Maybe if it was stuffed with down and the cushions were larger and wider and welcomed me.

I would have passed up a look like this, because there is something so very 90’s looking about it, and something so strikingly and strangely similar to a sofa my mom would have had in our house growing up (the house I live in now).  And, yet, maybe thats why I’m drawn to it like a fly to a light.  I imagine myself sinking into it and sitting for a very long while.  Maybe while watching Growing Pains.

Do you have a very comfy couch?  Tell me about it in the comments.

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In quite a few bedrooms the beds are just on the floor.  Looks easy and chic to me.

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And, Bathrooms . . . . . I’m drawn to details in bathrooms.  What kind of lotions and potions, but also what kind of lights and little details grace the walls.  Like, these tiles in the shower…all from Mexico.  There is even one with a mermaid on it.  I mean, think of the stories you could tell yourself every single day in the shower.

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A cozy chair by the bath, that makes my list, kind of like a fireplace in a kitchen.

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And, this porch.  I’m having a hard time pulling mine together this year.  It looked it’s best like this, but it’s looking a little sad, right now.  I’ve got the string lights and I’m thinking a little off centered yarn piece (a way smaller version of this DIY), or something with some plants will waken it right up.

I’m inspired and relaxed after gazing at this home.  What about you?  Now, all we need is a cup of tea.

Are you crushing on any homes at the moment?  Share a link in the comments.

PS – more homes to crush on here.

Photos by Luke and Mallory Leasure via Design Sponge



  • dawn
    Commented on June 11th, 2015 at 4:34pm

    great post and lovely house … cozy, inviting, unpretentious, pulled together … i too am on the hunt for a good sofa, but just can’t seem to get round to it … regarding the linked post to house names, i love that idea and when i asked my daughter for suggestions she said ‘how about ‘the undone house” as we still have so many projects … i did not take her up on the suggestion :) i love a mix of scandinavia, england, french, old & new … with a cozy vibe :) and still want to choose a house name :)

  • Trina
    Commented on June 12th, 2015 at 8:50am

    Thank you, Dawn. Laughing at your daughter…the things kids say. That is my fave style of home to… I try to pin down one or the other and commit – Scandinavian, English, no French. I go back and forth and like the mix. I bet the name will come to you! And, good luck on the sofa. I’ve wanted an English Rolled Arm for years and years, but a good one is pretty $$$. xo . t

  • Agnes
    Commented on June 11th, 2015 at 5:05pm

    I always wanted old, Victorian house. All of the sudden I am loving the ultra modern ones. Big windows, lots of light and space.

  • Trina
    Commented on June 12th, 2015 at 8:43am

    I know.. it’s always one or the other for me. I think that is why I love English homes so much…because they are finding ways to add those modern windows to the old homes ….. like this – sigh! xo . t

  • Agnes
    Commented on June 12th, 2015 at 10:03am

    I am ready to move in:)) It is gorgeous with lots of character. Best of both worlds.
    Thank you Trina.

  • Trina
    Commented on June 15th, 2015 at 2:57pm

    Best of both, right? I love it too!

  • Darcy White
    Commented on March 1st, 2016 at 1:01pm

    Wow! What an honor…this is my house and I just randomly found this post on line. Thank you so much for featuring our home and also for all of the sweet things you had to say about it!

  • Trina
    Commented on March 2nd, 2016 at 10:29am

    Your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! xo . t

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