Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beautiful Spaces

If you don't have a subscription to Southern Lady Magazine you need to rush out and purchase a copy of this months edition. We love this magazine and were thrilled to see one of our customer and friend's home featured in an article entitled "Beautiful Spaces: Delightful Southern Interiors"...the title is very appropriate!

When not enjoying their cabin in north Georgia our friends live in this stunning home near Fairhope, Alabama. (A wonderful place to visit if you haven't been!) Shawn and I were fortunate enough to have been guests in their home and we both fell in love with it. I have told so many people about it because it is so special. The couple who have a daughter and grandchildren who live nearby, worked closely with their architect to design the home to really fit the way that they lived.

You enter the home in a gracious foyer, just to the right is a very large open space that includes a living, dining and kitchen area (shown in the photo above). Every detail has been carefully thought out from the built-in cabinetry, to the beams in the ceilings to the beautiful marble in the kitchen. The decor has such a casual elegance and it really fits the lady of the house. Along the back are a series of sliding doors that open to a wonderful and expansive "sunroom" that overlooks a lake. This room is very large with various seating areas, a television cleverly hidden behind a custom sunflower painting, and a great wet bar area perfect for entertaining...again all designed for the way these folks like to live and enjoy time with their family and friends.

To the left of the foyer is a very grand master retreat featuring his-and-hers bathrooms (how perfect is that?) I could live in their master suite! I love the look...notice the elegant-French inspired detail with the sophisticated mirror table mixed with the simple casual bamboo shade. The centerpiece in "her" bathroom it the gorgeous free standing tub with windows that offer a view of the lake.

I always appreciate it so much when people allow us a glimpse inside their homes, and this one in particular is a real treat with so many wonderful ideas. Be sure to check the magazine out for yourself. Thank you to our friends who opened their doors to Southern Lady Magazine so we could all enjoy a tour!

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