Lewis Court, Leesburg, Virginia

For today's post, once again I'm inspired by designer and blogger Lauren Liess.  She recently mentioned looking at a converted schoolhouse in Leesburg, Virginia, and boy, did I want to find that listing for you guys. No such luck, but I did find this listing for a 1982 home that could use a little Lauren-izing.

Come on in, and let's give it a whirl:

The spiral staircase is cool, but could be a little more polished and updated.

The thin iron spindles and gallery wall grid have a nice, crisp look, while the chandelier brings in the organic touch that Lauren is also known for.

The kitchen is already stylish and contemporary, but I think Lauren would say that the upper cabinets have to go:

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Open shelving and mix of finishes that stay very organic speak Lauren's language.

The family room has a cast iron stove tucked next to the windows, so you can watch it snow while you're cozy by the fire.

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Imagine that stove to the far left of this inspiration picture, and I think we have a Lauren-approved vignette.

The dining room is an interesting space, with its window bump-out:

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That one was almost too easy.  (Just substitute a longer table for our dining room space.)

Here's the master bedroom.  Not sure, but I think Lauren would swap out those mirrored closet doors.

This is from actor Patrick Dempsey's house.  Is it too corny to call it dreamy?  (or is it steamy?)

I like the natural simplicity of this bedroom:

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I think furnishing the bedroom like this is our design duty. (Wouldn't that make a great name for a tv show?)

This last space has multi-purpose potential:

Therefore, I'll leave furnishing it to your imagination, and simply provide an apt backdrop.

I think I need more design bloggers to share their real estate dreams.  They definitely inspire me!  If you come across (or write!) a post like that, feel free to shoot it my way.Have a great day!

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