More than 4 billion people live in urban areas globally. It’s now projected that by 2050, more than two-thirds of the world population will live in urban areas. So no wonder we pay more importance to the buildings and structures around us.
All about the white brick on our house, maintenance, and the best paint colors for white painted brick houses that have us drooling! Read with Chrissy Marie!
There are few places in the world that have captured my heart and imagination as much as the English countryside has. Since a young age, I have been an avid Anglophile, and over the years, I have had the privilege of traveling to various locations throughout England and the United Kingdom. When I think of...Read the Post
If I asked you what story does life remind you of, which one would you pick? 'War and Peace'? 'The Great Gatsby'? Maybe 'The Trial'?
Your style guide to all things Storybook style homes. Everything you need to know about Fairytale & Storybook architecture, interiors & decor.
The quintessential English garden is perhaps the most beautiful sort of garden in the world. Intentionally wild and rambling with an intense rustic charm, they are bursting with floral bounty and are a source of endless inspiration. Here are a few of my favorites...
There are certain images that we are drawn to..... the things we love say so much about our personalities.... I find it so enjoyable to find inspiration in beautiful living spaces and beautiful foods....it does indeed make life joyful! I love browsing through Pinterest and finding photos that speak to me.... hope you enjoy this little stroll through beautiful living.... I find outdoor spaces that are full of gorgeous plants a place I want to create....just pass around cold glasses of lemonade and we would be set for a lovely afternoon..... How adorable is this little cottage style tiny house.... just a few touches at the entrance make for warm welcome.... Now this has style...rather boho chic....don't you adore this entrance with the use of the shutters and lace.... I adore any kitchen space that reminds me of my Grandmothers... the chintz plates, the little pie safe and Gerber daises...what's not to love? Salt Boxes!!! I simple adore them! This kitchen is gorgeous...warm and inviting... I love the flooring and this large island with the butcher block counter...rather rustic and country feeling... I would sit there with a glass of red wine and have something Italian cooking in the oven.... I love everything about this.... the woven table runner, pewter candlesticks, the rustic basket filled with fall mums and seasonal fruits... a lovely home you would find in New England.... Beautifully put together.... love the black cabinets, the touches of Primitive decor.... and especially the brick backsplash...my mother loved the look of old brick.... Love the green cabinets and cottage style... perhaps a kitchen in England.... relaxing and charming..... I love everything in this photo... the quilts, the rag rugs, the Hoosier cabinet, the clever green shelf added to display little collectibles... what creativity....a perfect place for a cat nap! Now onto beautiful foods..... Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon With Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Garlic Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes Soft bread rolls slathered in creamy and milky yema icing. I adore this bedroom.... just look at the beautiful creativity using vintage pieces of home decor... also a well chosen bedding ensemble.... please invite me for a weekend stay.... And lastly,,,I would take up sewing again if I had this lovely little nook....I just love this! All images from Pinterest..... Happy weekend lovies....
Fachadas de piedra para soñar, porches llenos de plantas para disfrutar, vistas para perderse… En otras palabras, el placer de vivir junto a la naturaleza.
Are you having trouble coming to an agreement while decorating with your husband? Here are some solutions when you are struggling.
Ensconced along a scenic stretch of the Pacific coast, the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea enjoys life at a slower pace and welcomes visitors to do the same.
There are few things I than a cozy cottage. Click the pics to peek inside!
Think small! This cottage on the Puget Sound in Washington is a beautiful example of a smart cabin design.
Just like there are clever balcony transformation ideas to turn your space around, adding a beautiful thatch roof cottage house design will also have a dramatic effect. Today all the charm of the rural life is not available to us with us having houses that are more towards modernistic convenience than to do with charm. This is also right, as we really have to think of our lives in terms of practicality and durability. However, if you do feel at some time in your life you have the time and money to indulge in a beautiful thatch roof cottage house design then you should do so.
This exquisite European cottage offers all the charm of the Old World in a small package. A beautiful stone courtyard announces your entry, and you'll love the large windows that greet you in the great room as you enter the foyer. From the foyer, a dining room and study can be found on either side. The kitchen features a snack counter, while the nook extends double-door access to the three-season porch. The master suite includes a pampering private bath and walk-in closet. Three family bedrooms and a full bath are upstairs. Related Plans: For an alternate 4 bedroom version, see house plan 89321AH. For a 3-bedroom version, see house plan 8914AH.
This 750 square foot 2-bed house plan has country cottage styling and can be built as a full-time home, a vacation home or as an ADU. It has an extra foot of ceiling height in a large living area that has a 6 foot wide niche for a custom built-in shelf/entertainment center. The kitchen has a corner sink and has room for a small dining furniture arrangement. A back door off the kitchen goes to a covered porch and is flanked by a laundry combo closet and stairs to the 146 square foot bonus bedroom space under roof on the upper level. There is plentiful storage space in the attic areas.
Lavender Cottage is a romantic Grade II listed property which is stunningly presented – it’s luxury all the way! Just kick off your shoes, relax, unwind…and enjoy! A beautifully furnished cottage, Lavender tastefully combines vintage finds, seaside paintings, local antiques and lots of luxurious fabrics. A gorgeous shaker style kitchen, a modern bathroom, and gas […]
Cottage Style is charming and nostalgic. What are the elements that can give your home Cottage Style for a timeless, classic look.
Stone, stucco and wood combine to give this 2-bed storybook cottage a timeless appeal. A covered entry welcomes you inside. The entry gives you views all the way through to the back of the home to the vaulted great room with windows on the back wall. The kitchen island gives you prep space and has room for two sinks. It is open to the great room and dining room with french doors leading to a porch in the back-left corner. There's a tiny alcove with a storage closet with a built-in desk lining two walls. This is a great place to study or to keep the home organized. The bedroom in back has a vaulted ceiling and a pocket door opens to the bathroom. A walk-in closet completes that bedroom suite. The second bedroom is in the front-right corner and has its own bath as well. Your stackable washer/dryer is located just inside the garage door. A closet is opposite the laundry room and helps contain clutter.
Exterior Street Side This is the entrance to our home. I love changing the pillows and flowers. See more photos Exterior Lake Side We spend as much time as possible out here in the summer!
Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby promises to be a captivating fusion of dashing period style and 21st-century sensibility
This attractive stone cottage plan comes with an optional attached garage making this a very flexible design. Building it without the garage gives you a width of 48'. With the garage, the home measures 92' wide. The master suite is vaulted and has access to the rear lanai. The lanai is covered and spacious. It makes a perfect outdoor living room. Need more room? Expand upstairs and gain up to 1,153 sq. ft. of living space. Stairs are located to the left of the fireplace in the family room.
Enjoy this selection of beautiful sun rooms to brighten these rainy spring days. You'll find a variety of styles and decor.