Friday, July 30, 2010

Southern Seaside Style








These folks in South Carolina don't exactly live seaside (although according to the map, they're a heck of a lot closer than I am!) but you'd never know it from their charming home designed by Jim Strickland of Historical Concepts, photographed here by Laurey W. Glenn for a feature in Southern Living. I swear I'm hearing waves after looking at all those breezy porches! That swinging daybed?! I WANT ONE! I love all those shutters so much too, you just don't see them up here in Minnesota. We do have screened-in porches though, in fact mine is kinda like that last image. But I love how they have draperies made from waterproof sailcloth in theirs. My cute throw pillows and I could have used those during this nasty storm we had a few days ago! For more on this delightful home, head over to Southern Living! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! :)

42 comments:

just me said...

Oh my gosh!! Dreamy.

I'm also from Minnesota. That house may look a little out of place in my neighborhood but its fun to dream!

Cara said...

perfectly dreamy!

sherry said...

That house makes me want to get a cup of coffee and sit down with a good book. So cozy.

Lipstick Trucker said...

How stunning is that! Love the shutters.

Emily W. said...

Dreamy is right. I could not be more landlocked (in Nashville), but I think I would love having a Southern coastal vibe in my house.

ChRiS said...

should be a law for having a home like this!! geeze isn't anything i would make different.

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

Yes! I LOVE this house, I even did a post on it myself. I love all the breezy blues. I can't imagine ever feeling stressed in this house whatsoever. Although you don't have the picture of the kitchen up, I really loved the nautical-inspired pendant lights they installed over their island. This is such a great inspirational home!

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

That home is gorgeous!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh wow! So beautiful! The light blue color is our wedding color and I just love it! I can't wait until we close on our house soon so I can decorate!

katrina lauren said...

oh goodie.....the perfect most inspiring way to start my day! love everything about this house {want to move in!}
xo.
k

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love everything about this! Yes, it looks like you'd step right out the door and take a few steps to the beach. When I saw these photos, I thought I bet this is Isle of Palms in South Carolina. Which is one of my most favorite places. This would be the beach house I'd have if I could. I just got my first issue of Southern Living....I got it because I used to adore Cottage Living and thought that they had incorporated stories into Southern Living that used to be in Cottage Living...but so far I've been very disappointed. I was hoping for stories like this.

My Blue Desert said...

So charming! I absolutely love shaggy dogs too...perfection. For me, a house is not a home until it has a shaggy dog to live in it :)

Synthia said...

These folks don't know it yet, but I'm movin' in with them. I wonder if my cat will get along with the dog. I love the carpet in the living room. I could use it in just about any room in my house.

Chic Coles said...

I am so envious over that swinging daybed! I also love the zebra pillow in the first image.

michele said...

everything about this house is perfect. beachy, but not themey. cool and airy yet warm. casual yet totally sophisticated. perfect.

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
xoxo Beth

Stephanie said...

I want this home!!! So dreamy!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I cannot find one thing I'd change.....beautiful!

Have a great weekend.

Priscila Peters said...

I think I just found my dream home! The pastel colors, the white walls.... perfect!

TASO said...

Being in the Arizona southwest, a porch like this wouldn't exactly fit in, but it's loaded with inspiration! Someday I hope to have a porch just as liveable and inviting, just with southwestern inspiration!

Kelle Dame said...

Goodness! I could use a stay at a place like this right about now. That daybed is just killin me! Love the cute and cozy feel of this place.

I noticed I'm on your blog roll! You completely made my day!! Thanks Erin!

Cindy said...

I'm living in the KC area (originally from Iowa) and have coastal envy.

Here's a present for you. Make one!:

http://www.knock-offwood.com/2010/06/furniture-plans-hanging-outdoor-daybed.html

:)

Stephanie said...

this is hands down, my dream home. i forwarded this link to my husband to encourage him to work harder (i.e. make more money! ;)

Rose-Anne said...

I live in SC but only dream of a house like this. It is gorgeous!

Mona Thompson said...

Erin, this is over the top. I love the porch swing. Saved the image for a client's country home we are doing. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend. Mona

AlyciAmore said...

These photos make me wish I had a relaxing retreat!

bobbi said...

Wow if I only could make my house to look just a little like this!!!
Really beautiful.

Michelle Muniz said...

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Beijinhos!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

When I come here, I just go, AHHHHHHHHH.......you have the gift....you got it! LOVE ALL YOUR PHOTOS! Anita

Laura Trevey said...

So gorgeous and inviting...

Have a BB&B weekend Erin ~~
xoxo Laura

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous spaces!
Lovely post and blog!

xoxox,
CC

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

LOVE this place!

cynthia said...

just found your blog and boy, am i SO GLAD i did!

what a ton of inspiration here! i'll be back again...tomorrow to see more!

bermudabluez said...

I can hear it! I swear I can hear the waves!! Beautiful porch swing that brings back many childhood memories of Cape Cod!! Love that dog too!! Great post!

Vintage Sassy said...

WOW! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

glorystory said...

I'm adding this to my Dream File! I love the contrast between the rich woods and the soft blues, creamy whites and soft grays.

This cottage style is one of my favorites (I featured it on my blog a few days ago). Similar cottages are in Palmetto Bluff, SC.

I think the architect is Historical Concepts:
http://www.historicalconcepts.com/vacation_homes.php

thanks for posting Erin!

glorystory said...

you can also see the house plans here:

http://www.ourtownplans.com/plansmain.php

look for Lowcountry on the left menu, then scroll over to 27 Aiken Street.

@Cindy, thanks for that tip!

Ivy Lane said...

LOVE IT!

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

I wanna live there!

s

Lovely Scribbles said...

What an amazing home, and I totally agree on the swinging daybed...totally fabulous!!

drey said...

i love this home. would fit in so many places in Australia. i've saved the images and hope to one day have a similar home! thanks for inspiration

diana shae decor said...

That sun room is incredible, and the doodle is pretty cute too. Love this house, and your blog!

diana

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