This week we’re continuing our tour inside the beautiful Victorian home belonging to Governor Roy and Marie Barnes. If you missed any of the previous posts, you’ll find links to those at the end of this post.
The Barnes home is perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. The kitchen/breakfast area is open to this beautiful great room. I love the coffered ceiling! See the doorway on the left? The view out that doorway is wonderful and I’m sharing it in today’s post, as well as taking you outside.
The family room is divided into two seating areas with a small dining area in between.
Marie said the table, which belonged to her grandmother, is often used during parties if extra seating is needed. For Christmas she set it with nutcracker dishware she found in HomeGoods. They are made by the Boston Warehouse Trading Company.
I asked Marie if she made all the stockings along the mantel and she said, ” I did make the stockings in the living room starting with the two of us when we got married 42 years ago, and as each child, spouse and grandchild came along I added a stocking.” What a wonderful tradition! I love that!
The tree in this room is one of the live trees Marie decorates each year and it was absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately, I completely missed getting a picture of a beautiful walnut linen press in this room but it held wonderful pieces the Barnes collected during a trip to Africa one year. You get a glimpse of it in the picture of the table higher up in this post.
Okay, ready to head outside? We’re going out through the French doors there on the right.
So pretty! The area toward the front of the pool is nice and shallow for the youngest grandchildren. Can’t you just imagine all the fun times with family in this space! There’s a dining area off to the right.
The Barnes took this photo of the area one winter when we had snow. Beautiful!
I love the fireplace in this area!Nice way to enjoy it during the fall and early spring.
A photo of the area taken by the Barnes during a previous Christmas.
Marie decorated on either side of the doors leading out to the veranda.
Even the chairs around the pool got a touch of Christmas.
I’ll be sharing more of this beautiful home soon!
Previous posts of this beautiful home can be found here: