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Looking for summer design inspiration? Take cues from this project that turned an old barn into an eclectic summer home. Interior designer Jennifer Agus shares tips on how to capture the unique look she created.
Design in the details
Use accessories such as a lumbar pillow with graphic fabric to make a counter stool more comfortable.
Take advantage of the open space that you have and strategically create a dining room in an area where there is plenty of natural light and you can step outside at your convenience.
Use two small tables instead of one long table to make the space more flexible for guests. Position artwork to draw guests into the space.
Mix modern and vintage
Create a vintage look by using a large-scale mantel for the fireplace -- but juxtapose it with modern furniture to create an interesting and eclectic space.
Spice up any nook or corner with colorful ikat pillows and printed wallpaper.
Jennifer went for a woodsy feel in the master bedroom to vibe with the setting of the barn. Don't be afraid to use a bold wallpaper.