7.26.2010

Interior Infatuation: Fresh Country Charm

Happy Monday morning, would you care to join me on a stroll through my new country home in the clouds?


Come on in through my dutch doors, a must in any self-respecting country dream home.


To your right is my open and airy kitchen.  I wouldn't dare have any standard kitchen cabinets in here-only the loveliest of open shelving filled with fun vignettes of vintage dinnerware and original oil paintings.


This is one of my favorite rooms in the house, as I finally got to wallpaper a wall.  Lovely, no?  The dresser was pretty ratty when I picked it up at the thrift store, but I added a coat of white paint and now it looks good as new!


Since we don't have any close neighbors I am able to leave all the doors and windows open while bathing in my claw foot tub.  It's so liberating!  


Here's my little side patio where I like to steal away to read a good book in the afternoon.  I love the set-up, but really must do something about that god awful looking window.  Perhaps cover it in lattice and grow a bougainvillea up it?  Yes, I think that would be nice.  


Come with me out to the yard now.  Looks like it's getting dark, so it's a good thing I had my husband come light these candles for us.  Oh, and look-he poured us some wine too! How thoughtful of him.  Now we can catch up properly-take a seat...


Okay, now get your head out of the clouds and get back to work you big slacker.

images via Maxine Brady

9 comments:

  1. I love the contrast of the white walls of the bathroom pic with the beautiful woods floors. I desperately want my own claw foot tub.

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  2. Wait, are you telling me you didn't move to the clouds??? Cause I was gonna pack up and move into that bathroom. What the hell Jackie?!?!?

    So I have two of those half doors in my house and never knew what they were called. ha! So thank you, I can now describe them properly and not call them the un-pc "midgey doors).

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  3. I want to live there if for only the garden... and the wine.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. LOVE these pics. I am all about dutch doors right now. Really want one in our new house. And that bathroom... WOW.

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  5. I adore country chic, it's so serene. Great pics, they are all beautiful.

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  6. Why Jackie, your country cloud fantasy house is LOVELY (except that eye sore window). Love how you fixed it up. I'll be there in five minutes with champagne and magically-calorie-free chocolate cake :)

    I was going to say that the garden was my favorite, but then I remembered the kitchen. And the dresser. And now I can't choose.

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  7. Love that garden. Do I have to leave?!

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  8. you know i love some simple whimsy in a home. so pretty.

    this really is a simple home. i mean that in a good way. they made it look amazing with their acccessory & decorating choices. love it.

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  9. Amazing find, Jackie. I put every one of these pics into my design file. LOVES! I want that dusty blue wallpaper. It will be MINE! :)

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