Living History

Two globe-trotters found their next adventure in the renovation of a 150-year-old farmhouse. Yes, they hung shiplap. But they also hung vibrant contemporary art and made room for passed-down family treasures. The look feels familiar and somehow new. Let's call it modern heirloom style.


Alys Design, 919-265-9090;;

Contractor: BuildSense;

Architect: BuildSense;

Landscape Architect: Trent Lloyd Design;


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Noura Moroccan High-Pile Wool Rug

A cozy wool rug creates an inviting space for friends and family. Original rug unavailable. Similar rug pictured.

Price: $1,295 - $12,995

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Nestra Jute Rug

Try stacking two rugs on top of each other for a unique look. Original rug unavailable. Similar rug pictured.

Price: $1,095 - $6,959

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Belgian Track Arm Upholstered Sofa

The classic design of a traditional sofa steps into the modern world with this chic and stylish look.

Price: $2,095 - $7,350

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Electrolux All Freezer with IQ-Touch Controls

A freezer this spacious and sleek belongs in your chef's kitchen.

Price: $2,449

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Thermador Professional Series Propane Range

Upgrade your kitchen range to this powerhouse by Thermador.

Price: Prices may vary.

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Winston Branch Chandelier

A twiglike chandelier makes a whimsical addition to your home.

Price: Prices may vary.

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Distressed Mercury Glass Candleholders & Vases

Distressed mercury glass creates ambience in your space.

Price: $24

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Key Largo Bedsheets

Italian-made sheets are sure to induce some sweet dreams.

Price: $75 - $174

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Coral & Tusk Plumes Fan Pillow

Colorful feathers decorate this plush, made-for-fall bed pillow. Original pillow unavailable. Similar pillow pictured.

Price: $140

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Gray Ikat Chair

We love the stud detailing on this comfy, large chair.

Price: $1,500

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Gradient Vase

Diversify your basic vase collection with this piece featuring a subtle splash of color.

Price: $28

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Light Natural Cowhide Rug

Make your space feel that much cozier by adding this cowhide rug.

Price: $349.99

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Metal Hoop Stand

Pick up this metal hoop stand for a stylish way to store firewood, blankets, and more.

Price: $139

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Poly & Bark Coffee Table

For your modern space, opt for this sleek and stylish coffee table by Poly & Bark.

Price: $130.48

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Throw Pillows in Living Room

Original throw pillows are currently unavailable.

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