Friday, February 20, 2009

My Dream House


I happened upon the most perfect house today.
Just look at it! (sigh).


I LOVE the way the carriage house-style garage is positioned in relation to the house.
Almost like so that they can each admire each other from where they both sit.
:-)
I also love the w i d t h of the front steps. They conjure up images of BIG family get-togethers, where wide front step come in handy because everyone is trying to rush in, all at the same time.
Both new and old landscaping frames out the place perfectly. I'd spend hours on that porch watching the treetops blow in the breeze...just me, Mr.Right and a huge glass of Countrytime...extra sour.



And when it rained, I would get cozy here, with an old quilt, my laptop and my Maximus.

I would be so distracted from my laptop though...I mean, look at this place. (sigh)

Simple things, like the tone and way they laid the bricks on the fireplace could capture my attention for days. The wire obelisk planters to the left and right of the fireplace are sooo Linda Woodrum. They would make my heart sing everytime I looked at them!
Linda used them to the left and right of the TV in this house:

She always finds the best accessories. When I grow up I want to be Linda Woodrum.

:-)

The Dining Room is now featured as my background wallpaper on my computers desktop.

Everything about this room appeals to me.

The gracefully curvy seagrass dining chairs, that perfectly fit underneath the gorgeous smokey-blue colored dining table.

The row of clean-lined, antique-style pendant lanterns are incredibly divine, and their muted tone couldn't be any more perfect for the space. Black ones would have been too heavy-looking, and whoever chose these lights deserves a huge hug! :-)

The built-in plate rack/hutch piece of furniture is one of my favorite things in this whole house.

And by displaying octagon-shaped white plates, the hutch instantly has a more updated feel. Clean-lined and Traditional with a Contemporary twist...my favorite!

The angled ceilings in the Master Bedroom really give this space a comfy-cozy feel.

The teeny-tiny windows on each side of the bed add a bit of whimsy and maximize the amount of natural light that floods this room. The one on the left side of the bed would perfectly light up the pages of a book, while reading in that luscious creamy wing-back.

The use of "nightstand slipcovers" is very interesting to me. It seems as though the designer must have very intentionally wanted to soften all the hard edges in the room, and there is something very peaceful about the way it looks and feels because of his/her attention to details like these.

The transom window and pocket door in the Master Bathroom are also little details that would never go unnoticed if I were fortunate enough to call this place home. The Moroccan Star hanging lantern in the water closet is an unexpected and delightful touch. What a clever choice! Positioning the deep soaker tub under the window, between the two sinks gives the space such a wonderful focal point and creates such amazing symmetry. The shape and thickness of the sinks even mimic that of the tub....genius!

Thanks for sharing these photos Daisy!

This is truly my dream house.

Maybe one day....(sigh)

:-)

25 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

It's a beaut...that's for sure!

Rachael said...

That is so lovely...

Anonymous said...

Just lovely....

Kathy :)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I love this house! It is part modern, part beach, part white, part earthtone...

longonstyle said...

I love cottages as well. One of my dream cottages would be built by Taber construction. Check out the site www.tabercad.com. Great pictures for design inspiration, I love the neutral interiors and use of reclaimed materials.

TWB said...

This IS beautiful

Sweet Caroline said...

Yes, pretty yummy. I love the painting/art in the dining area. Totally unexpected...but works so well...

And, I love the lanterns on each side of the stove.

Beautiful.

Amber said...

That house is SO beautiful! I agree, 100%. That dining room is absolutely amazing.

And thank YOU for sharing!

Amber

Half of VAMH said...

Swoon. Those pendant lights are definitely the best feature...or the tub..ok the whole house!

Holly and Sean said...

OMG, Can I move in too??? Absolutely stunning!!!

Kristen said...

That is a GREAT house - so pretty and soothing.

Lynn said...

This is truly a wonderful house, and the interior is perfectly decorated!

alice said...

Beautiful! Love the master bath.

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

Absolutely beautiful! With an architect for a dad, I grew up looking at houses. I know exactly what I like, and this is it. And, it’s even on a wooded lot. Also just drooling over that hutch...and the all of the beautiful windows, the entire master bedroom, the front porch...I could go on. Definitely one for the archives. Thanks for sharing.

ShoozieShoes said...

It IS just gorgeous. Symmetry and repetition - lots of 2's and 3's of an item going on here. Very clever and pulled together.

pinkstilettos said...

YES I love this home. I am glad you posted it! I love the Dining room the best! Have a nice day. Daisy~

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Thanks for showing this lovely house, Layla. It is perfectly dreamy! I can't get over the lighting throughout. It's like being a kid in a candy store!

Have a great week!
~Misti

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I think you've found my dream house as well! Such architecture and style! Love it, Layla!

Dana and Daisy said...

wouldn't those big steps be fun to decorate for seasons also? geraniums and flags in summer, pumpkins in fall, fresh greens for Christmas!

** s i g h **

LuLu said...

Oh I agree one day... so dreamy. Love the layout of the home!! So glad you shared the pics. very inspirational!
LuLu

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.

JHRME said...

The front steps look perfect for large group photos of all the people at the family gatherings! That hutch looks perfect too! I would love to display my Fiestaware in colorfull patterns on it!

ScottishLass said...

That house looks so nice...! I don't think you can get houses that look like that in Britain?? I would love to own a house that is in the tudor fashion. I just love the look on the outside of proper tudor houses.!

Deb said...

That is my dream home too! Funny my husband and I spent many hours discussing the plan a few weeks ago. We are hoping to downsize and thought this would be perfect for our family of 5. Seriously, we are considering ordering the plans and building ourselves. The only problem is we need to have a home office but love everything and absolutely love the bonus room.

christinamg said...

I could totally live there. :-)