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A designer makes an 1840s farmhouse livable— and lovable—for her young family.

GOTHIC BEAUTY. Designer-homeowner Carolyn Wilbrink’s renovations and decorations for the exterior of the 1843-built Gothic Revival farmhouse include a metal roof, a custom-stained deck, trimmed and painted millwork posts, custom windows, an outdoor dining set with metal dining chairs and wicker armchairs from Ikea. The front door is original to the home.

RESTFUL RETREAT. The cozy and inviting porch addition was custom built by the couple’s friend, Morgan Shaver. It features a custom-stained deck, trimmed millwork posts and a cedar daybed porch swing upholstered with outdoor fabric and cushions.

|ABOVE LEFT| WARM WELCOME. Guests are greeted at the back door with interesting, colorful elements, including a round area rug from Candela Interiors and a hanging Coach light from Savoy House. Refreshments include apple cider, apples and caramel cookies.

|ABOVE RIGHT| DINING ALFRESCO. Eating outside is always a treat, and Carolyn has decorated the porch to make the experience even more delightful. The table décor is from Carolyn’s kitchen and the hydrangeas are from her garden.

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