Jul 28, 2009

More Southern Living Love

The Hubs and I are planning on building our own home on some family land in a few years (when we can afford it hopefully). My house idea binder is already bursting at the seams, but one of my favorite things to do is visit the Southern Living idea houses.

The 2007 Florida idea house, (in Watersound, right next to my family's home in Watercolor) Tucker Bayou, was so fun to visit in person.

I also got to visit the Georgia 2007 idea house- Kousa Creek which uses a lot of the elements which are "musts" for my dream abode.; tin roof, combination of stone, shingles and wooden siding, shed dormers, and lots of outdoor living areas.

2008 was not a good year for idea houses and me, due to moving back to East Tennessee from Atlanta, taking the bar, getting engaged, and renovating the Hubs' condo.

However, it's 2009 and I am back. I am dying to go to Dahlonega to see Hemlock Springs. I like the exterior look, but am truly drooling over the interiors by Mallory Mathison.

Check out this elegant yet comfy couch- love the pillows and the accent along the bottom edge.

Combined with the fun bold print of the chairs- I'm in heaven!!!

I also love all the built-ins and architectural details. The combination of the grass cloth walls with white cabinets and stunning molding is especially yummy.

The dining room, with red (my absolute favorite color) accents is crisp and classic. I love the pass through to the kitchen, which is pleasing both practically , for entertaining and aesthetically.

I also love the built-in bookcases- the interior wall is the same material as the floor.

All images are courtesy of www.southernliving.com


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