A Light-Filled Upstate New York Barn Conversion With Fabulous Rugs!

Never underestimate the power of a rug (and two cute dogs!). That's the message I get from the beautiful upstate New York home of Kiana Underwood, Nate, their three teenagers Arasteh, Aram and Navid and furry friends Charlie and Atticus. The family moved from San Francisco to Upstate New York this summer following a 6-month barn conversion project. Kiana, owner of Tulipina - an internationally renowned floral design studio - had always dreamed of living in the countryside and growing her own flowers. Today the converted barn is filled with light and the white walls and light wood floors help to highlight antiques (some of which are local finds), the fine collection of Persian and Moroccan rugs, patterned tiles and floral displays.  Si from French By Design snapped these lovely pics on a recent visit.

That yellow front door is fabulous! It would be impossible not to smile every time you walk through it! As for the wonderful array of flowers and pumpkins up the steps - wow!

Is there anything that you love in particular about this home?

There's a ton more barn conversions to be found here - do you also harbour a dream to live in a house like this one day?

Thank you so much to Si for the kind permission to share these pictures. As I'm sure you can guess, Si also has a beautiful home (check it out here) and recently published an interior book How The French Live. If you don't already follow her blog, it's a must!

Have a lovely day!


Interior: Kiana Underwood
Photography: Si / French By Design


  1. This home's use of color, patterns, and dogs has made my return to work after a short vacation much more manageable!

    1. Always difficult to go back to work after vacation - I'm so happy I brightened up your day at least a little with this lovely home!

  2. Ahhhh a bright yellow front door and 2 dogs. Oh and lovely rugs. Perfect balance of all things cheery. Thanks Nikki. <3 it all. Rebecca x

    1. I love the bright yellow door too, I think I'd smile every time I came home - and then those cute dogs would be waiting roo - double love! Happy you loved it all too Rebecca.

  3. Kiva postaus ja todella kauniit kuvat! :)


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