A 19th Century Old Barn Designed by Charles Picte
By Magaly • Jun 20, 2017
This building, dating from the 19th century, was an old barn that needed to be repaired and re-built in order to give new life and brightness to the space. It is located in Landecy, Switzerland, and was left in the charge of architect Charles Picte.
With the goal of making the interior a charming space, and at the same time, keeping the charm and character of the building alive, Charles set to work right away.
Its exterior breathes its years of history, for this is a building full of charm, set smack in the middle of spectacular surroundings.
For this, he painted the spaces white, which, combined with the beautiful rustic wood of the floors and the exposed ceiling beams that traverse the rooms, created a fantastic effect.
Rugs in bright colors were placed upon the floors, giving the décor of the rooms a vibrant touch.
The scarce furnishings, done in wood, give the décor an antique touch, in so doing keeping the authentic identity of the home and helping preserve the building’s history.
Rough and rustic walls accentuate even more the aged look of the building, and keep the charm’s flame alive, something pivotal in this sort of remodeling where preserving all the old details helps keep the magic of the past abound.
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