March 8, 2011

Dreaming of a coastal cottage

by Shelly

House hunting is still in full effect, although we are still eyeing one particular property that needs a whole lotta love!  We’re working against a seller who is in full denial of what the home should cost, so it’s a bit of a tough situation.  Hopefully we’ll know more by the end of this week. WE WANT THAT HOUSE aka ugly duckling!

But in the meantime, I have been pouring over photos of ideas I would like to implement on the place if we get it! Currently the place is a BAD 1950s track home complete with bird houses…yes bird houses stuck to the exterior.  That may sounds sort of cute, but I promise you, it is not.  My plan would be to transform the whole place into a casual, but elegant coastal cottage with a touch of English flavor.  In my mind that would mean pea gravel walkways, brick patio area, teak furniture, lots of cabbage roses, herbs, lavender, ivy, hydrangea, and boxwood.  Something like this….

{via Coastal Living}

{via Coastal Living}

{via My Home Ideas}

{via Velvet and Linen}

and eventually I’d like to put in a pool like this….

{Ina Garten’s Hamptons home}

Come on new house!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea Howe March 9, 2011 at 6:09 am

love those ideas! good luck!

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Erin March 10, 2011 at 12:58 am

LOVE the inspiration and your vision!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed you are able to get the house! I’m going to live vicariously through you…I’ve always dreamed of having a coastal cottage!!

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