One of the wonderful things about having an older home with character is that you can do different things everyone doesn't always think of. In this case, I used barn board for wainscotting that I lightly white washes with a vintage looking paper above........I love the effect.
When we bought this house I searched high and low to find just the right style of woodstove to suit the house. I had to purchase it from the states but it is well worth it. I use it to keep food warm as well as the house cozy and warm.