From an article today in the NY Times, I found this spread about a family that moved from the upper west side of Manhattan to good ol' Minneapolis, MN. They moved into an old mill and renovated it themselves! That's my ultimate design dream; to move into an old factory, an old church or just an old Victorian house with secret passages. To be honest I think the family did a pretty good job but I would have left more exposed walls, and chosen different furniture. Something about the furniture they chose doesn't work for me. What do you think?
This is my fave. The enormous exposed beam with those pieces on it--love.
This bathroom is amazing, but to me it doesn't say "old mill," it says spa in Mexico.
I suppose I am a bit critical but when you move into an old mill, I demand rustic industrial perfection! Don't put a Barcelona chair in there! There was too much mixed in there for me to be happy with it. Here is the link to the article. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/04/garden/04minneapolis.html