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Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Warm and Inviting Home...

That's my goal.
I've poured over pictures, done a lot of research, and asked a ton of questions.
I'm not finished, there's more to learn, more to do.
But, progress is being made.

When I saw this post, New House, Timeless Character, I was sold. This was what I wanted:  
modern conveniences, green building, and timeless character.

1. Front Porch
Ideas for Southern Homes: Front Porches
wide and comfy
light blue ceiling
white columns
hardie plank
tall windows and shutters

2. Planked Walls
Ideas for Southern Homes: Pine-Plank Walls
warm, inviting  feeling
farmhouse look

3. Details
Ideas for Southern Homes: Kitchen Cabinet Details
over sized island
white shaker style cabinets
bin pulls
farm house sink

4. True Family Room
Ideas for Southern Homes: Family Room
hardwood floors
comfy furniture
ceiling fan
open rooms

5. Local Artwork
Ideas for Southern Homes: C. Ford Riley Local Art
favorite artwork
monochromatic decorating

6. Transoms
Ideas for Southern Homes: Transom Windows
inviting foyer
crown moulding
wrapped doorways
planked walls
through views
live plants

7. Formal Areas
Ideas for Southern Homes: Oil Paintings
touch of gold
floor to ceiling curtain panels
china and crystal
special artwork

8. Family Keepsakes
Ideas for Southern Homes: Family China
heirloom treasures
meals with family
beautiful furniture

9. Blending Furniture
Ideas for Southern Homes: Old and New Furniture Blend
vintage pieces
upholstered pieces
repurposed pieces
new pieces
mixing with commonality

10. Repurposed Items
Ideas for Southern Homes: Repurposed Heirlooms
using what you have
repurposing what you find

 just lovely.

* all pictures from above linked site


  1. Great post. I think it says it all.

  2. This house is so much my taste that it's amazing. Now, you wouldn't know that if you came here because I haven't achieved it, but I love the neutral and white look of it.

    The only thing I don't like is the great room area. I like a separate space for some reason.


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