Before & After: A Designer Fixes Up a Collapsing House on a Kentucky Horse Farm

Natalie Officer refashions her country home with a custom mural, an experimental backsplash, and cozy living areas that welcome friends and loved ones.

"In Kentucky, everything is horses," says interior designer Natalie Officer, principal and founder of Natalie O. Design in downtown Louisville. So, it comes as no surprise that when Natalie and her husband, Reise, found a 12-acre property outside the city, it was a former equestrian facility, complete with 10-stall barn and riding arena.

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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