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My little DIY weekend projects pale by comparison to some of the lovely images you can find on the internet. These interior spaces all incorporate reclaimed wood and in some instances it is hard to tell if you are looking at a new-build or something truly rustic. Let's see if we can guess which ones are the real-deal and which ones are fabulous fakes, made to look like they are centuries old!
|This one almost had me! At first glance, I thought the furniture indicated a beautifully-aged Mediterranean home, complete with low, humble seating and crumbling, brick hearth. Then I took a second look and noticed the very precise, symmetrical layout of the room and the clean lines of the plaster walls. Everything looks just a bit too perfect! Definitely new build. Great imitation though!|
|This next project is by Oz Architects and is definitely new-build, but I love the wood headers along the over-sized windows. That is a detail I haven't seen before. I like that they have a cozy little reading/visiting nook adjacent to the kitchen island and the big wall of windows. I would love to spend some time in that room!|
|This one looks pretty convincing, but I had a hunch it was new because of the height of the ceiling and the large, roomy scale of the space. Old houses almost always have odd quirks, angles and ceiling heights. Wouldn't you know it--this lovely home is in Napa!|
|This one is tough! The fireplace looks positively ancient. So simple, homey and pretty! Even the floorboards look old and worn. So I checked the link, only to find that the article was written in a language I don't speak. I am pretty confident though that this is the real deal, because at the beginning of the article was an image of the exterior, which fairly screamed crumbling French Farmhouse. So happy to find a nice example of everything I love. The only thing I don't really dig is the crystal chandelier. I'm all for eclectic, but this one I just don't "get".|
|And this one I KNOW is a "newer" home where they have added reclaimed beams, but I love how livable this feels. It's fun, eclectic, and arty, with just the right mix of sophisticated and laid back. If only I could have those nice, vaulted ceilings in my 70's house. Ha!|