Rural Roots | Modern Design
[Jamie Wallace, Calla Lily Designs ]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Micah J. Zimmerman, Amdak Productions
Thirty-five years ago, Jeanne and Dwight Anderson settled in the rural hills outside of Fergus Falls, Minn., spending their first eight years of marriage in a 100-year old farmhouse. As fourth-generation dairy farmers, they eventually moved down the road to live on the home farm. This is where they would spend the next 24 years raising their three children, vowing to someday return.
The Andersons are still farming today, but they're now empty nesters with three beautiful grandchildren; finally deciding to keep their promise and return to the spot where their story began. With plans in place to rebuild the house in 2016, the Anderson’s reached out to Jamie Wallace of Calla Lily Designs in Fergus Falls to help pull the details together for their new home. See how Wallace fused her design expertise with their collection of sentimental farm remnants, bringing the Andersons full-circle with modern farmhouse charm.
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