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An Inspired and Relaxing Retreat

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Today, we’re excited to share some gorgeous images from KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm. We think you’ll agree that this room provides an incredibly inspiring (and relaxing) retreat!

What was your goal for this room?

“This is my respite from a harried and hectic day.  This is where I unwind and recharge for the coming day.  I wanted this to be warm and welcoming, a place where a cup of hot tea and a really good book are never far away.”

Can you tell us about how this room is used?

“This room is full of laughter and joy and light.  A warm fire keeps the room warm and toasty for late night conversations and sharing the stories of the day.”

How would you describe your style?

“I decorate for my heart.  My style has a little farmhouse, a little cottage, a little shabby chic, a little distressing and a whole lot of vintage.”

 Any tips for a gorgeous mantel?

“I like to keep  my mantels interesting.  I am always on the lookout for unusual pieces that can be re-purposed for display.  I have used barn doors and garden gates and lanterns and vintage boards.  The key is to have fun with your decorating.”

Why do you shop at Pottery Barn?

“I adore Pottery Barn.  The catalogue is full of inspirational ideas and new ways of repurposing items to make them fresh again.  I never visit a Pottery Barn store or look at a catalogue without leaving inspired.”

Make sure to keep up with KariAnne’s decorating adventures on her site, Thistlewood Farm.