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An Illinois couple transforms an outdated country house into a welcoming home designed with a 1950s, down-on-the-farm feel.

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    The Marminos' home, which they <br>believe was built in 1892 because <br>of a date found painted under the <br>steps, was once a farm where a nearby<br> church held sausage dinners.
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    For this house, Kathy swapped out <br>her more primitive pieces for white <br>painted furniture, which she finds <br>more refreshing and cheerful.
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    Once a display piece in a Houston <br>Ralph Lauren store, the antique dining <br>room hutch holds Kathy's dinnerware.
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    The guest bedroom, once a furnace <br>room, feels like a cozy attic with its <br>faux fireplace, white-painted potbellied<br> stove and doll bed that serves as a <br>breakfast-in-bed tray.

Product Resources

Most items in the house are antiques. Following are available resources.

DESIGNER Guy M. Land, Guy M. Land Designer Inc., 11803 Grant Rd., Cypress, Texas 77429 (281/655-8520; www.gmlanddesigner.com).

THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE
All rugs, wallpaper, paint and bedding. Ralph Lauren (888/475-7674; www.polo.com).

LIVING ROOM
FURNITURE Sofa, Ottoman, Chair and Armoire. Expressions Custom Furniture (314/567-6200; www.expressionsfurniture.com).

DINING ROOM
DINING TABLE Lexington Home Brands (800/539-4636; www.lexington.com).

FAMILY ROOM
HAIRS (Under Candy Bar) Wal-Mart (800/925-6278; www.walmart.com).
SOFA Ralph Lauren (see Throughout the House).

BATHROOM
FLOORING Stone and Rooster/Chicken Tile. Expo Design Center (800/350-1481;www.expo.com).
LIGHTING (Over Medicine Cabinet) Restoration Hardware (800/762-1005; www.restorationhardware.com).

BATHROOM
VINTAGE LINOLEUM Country Meadows Antiques Mall, 401 E. Broadway, Alton, Illinois (618/465-1965).

SUNROOM
MANTEL Warson Woods Antiques Gallery (314/909-0123; www.warsonwoods antiques.com).

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