“Hello Darlin’. Nice to see you. It’s beeeeen a long tiiiiiiime.”
Admittedly, the meaning and nostalgia of that Conway Twitty line is lost without the man to back it up, but it truly has been a long time since I’ve posted. It all started with my computer dying right before the holidays, and then the long contemplation over whether to buy a Mac or not. (I did). But by that time, I was just out of the habit of posting and I found it hard to get the inspiration to start writing again. But now I’m back, and ready to blog! And what better way to get started but with this beautiful 19th century chapel conversion by Evolution Design in the North Pennines, England.
Church conversions can sometimes come off as vast and institutional-feeling, usually due to the size of the spaces. They are modern and cool, but not particularly cozy. What I like about this chapel conversion is that the interior looks and (I would assume) feels like a home, but with all the charm of what it once was. The designers retained the beautiful gothic windows, the gorgeous stone exterior, and a very similar floor plan of the original chapel.
I personally love the exposed beams, the fact that it is so light and bright, and that tile wall in the kitchen….be still my beating heart. Oh, did I mention it is a guest house that you can rent out? So if you ever find yourself in the North Pennines for a visit (which is a designated Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark) you should look into staying here!
You can see more gorgeous pictures and read more about the design concept of this build at any of the photo links above.