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A Vintage-Filled Home in Greenville, SC Designed To Feel Like a Retreat

A Vintage-Filled Home in Greenville, SC Designed To Feel Like a Retreat

Husband and wife business partners Neil and Jessica Barley own two small businesses: a vintage furniture rental and styling company called A Darling Day and a food truck and mobile catering company called Thoroughfare, in Greenville, SC. Mixing Jessica’s background in design with Neil’s culinary arts, it only made sense that these two could blend their skills so nicely in the event industry. “On any given Friday or Saturday, you will find us working a wedding or event in some capacity. We enjoy working together; it has helped us know one another and ourselves in honest ways, identifying how our strengths and weaknesses can balance and strengthen each other,” Jessica shares. “When we aren’t working, we enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, camping or kayaking with our beloved [dog] Murphy and hosting friends and family for meals and game nights.”

Their home has proven to be the perfect location for a home office for these two, giving them time to work on home projects in between the busy schedule of running two businesses, back to back. “When Neil and I moved to Greenville almost three years ago, we were moving to a new city in a new state. We did not know the area very well, but we wanted to be no more than 15 minutes from downtown and we wanted a basement or shed to work on projects (of which are never-ending!). When we first saw our home, we loved its open living area and the hardwood floors throughout the entire main floor. And we were moving from a house that was on a busy road, so the fact that this one was located on a cul-de-sac and backed up to a big park (with a path for walking Murphy) made it our clear favorite. We could picture living our lives in this space,” Jessica recalls.

From the warm living room to one of the cozy guest rooms, this home mixes vintage treasures with art in a way that leaves it feeling like a weekend retreat. Enjoy! —Erin

Photography by Jessica Barley


Living room
-Paint: Agreeable Grey from Sherwin-Williams
-Floral armchair handed down and re-covered
-Rug, leather armchair, and mid-century TV console from auctions
-Coffee table from antique store
-Turquoise side table from Knack Studio
-Geometric wood candleholders from Bruce Neely
-Pillows from an Inca Market in Peru
-Leather poufs from Target
-Mantel art: sailboat drawing from Shinola, hand-lettered quote from Love Lettered, framed Schiaparelli scarf from vintage store in London, village print from Leah Duncan, mini canvas by Penelope Carscaddon
-TV art: hand-lettered quote from Miss Wyolene, Bird print from Mai Autumn, vintage gold foil print handed down to us, beetle print on wood from Sunny Mullarkey
-Floor lamp from Home Depot
-Wood blinds from Home Depot

Dining Room
-Paint: Agreeable Grey from Sherwin-Williams
-Farm table made by Neil
-Light fixture, upholstered dining room chairs, wood slat chairs and mustard fringe armchairs found at antique stores and refinished/reupholstered
-Geometric air plant hanger by The Zen Succulent 
-Screen prints by Yellow Lion
-Hand-dyed table runner by Angie Thompson
-Bookshelf art: geometric wood planter by Fox Wood Co, “Something Beautiful” print by Ello Lovely, “Work Hard” print by Justin Hall (, “Be on the Lookout” print by Paige Elizabeth

-Paint: Nocturne Blue from Home Depot
-Metal stepladder and metal desk from thrift stores
-Tufted office chairs, vintage fan, Depression Era dresser, wood tables and George Washington painting found at auctions
-Bar cart and white table lamp from Target
-Mountain print from 7 Ton Co.
-“Grass is Green” print from Paige Elizabeth
-White metal table lamp from Target
-Macrame plant hanger by my momma, Pam Burchard
-Geometric wood picture holders by Bruce Neely
-Rug from Inca Market in Cusco, Peru
-Light fixture from Home Depot

-Paint: Agreeable Grey from Sherwin-Williams
-Grey tile and GE Profile appliances from Lowe’s
-American Woodmark Del Ray kitchen cabinets in natural maple from Home Depot
-White Corian solid surface countertops from Oldcastle Surfaces
-Wood block bike print by Perla Anne Press
-Milledgeville print by Rebekka Seale
-“Fine Cup of Coffee” and “Measurement Conversion” screen prints by Hatch Show Print
-Dot painting from Ubud, Indonesia
-Rug from Scarlett’s Antiques

Hall Bathroom
-Wood slat chair from antique store
-Hand towel from Anthropologie

Master Bedroom
-Paint: Southern Garden by Valspar
-Bedside table, gold dresser, rug and horse head from various thrift stores
-Gold bedside table lamp from Home Depot
-Linen bedding from Pom Pom at Home
-Throw pillows from Pottery Barn
-Linen closet curtains from West Elm
-Reclaimed wood frames from Face to Face Framing
-Color pencil art by Dorothy Burchard, my granny
-Vintage Ocean print from Shinola 

White Bedroom
-Paint: Toque White from Sherwin-Williams
-Brass bed from auction
-Mattress, white bedding, pillows and shag rug from Ikea
-Bird Lamp from Anthropologie
-Graphic blanket, dresser, bird art and table lamp from antique stores
-Macrame plant hanger from my sister, Betsy
-Dress form from Wolf Form Co.
-Candleholders and tapers from Williams Sonoma

Grey Bedroom
-Paint: Agreeable Grey by Sherwin-Williams
-Balinese dancer painting from Ubud, Indonesia
-Mixed media art by Deona Fish
-Pink vintage blanket and pillow from antique store
-Green polka dot bedskirt from Target
-Armchair recovered with fabric from Measure
-Dresser, side table and rug from auctions
-Side table lamp from Home Depot

via Design*Sponge