House Tour

As I was getting ready for the Haven Conference, I realized I’ve never shared an entire home tour on the blog before.  It’s hard to believe this is the same house I moved into almost six years ago next month.  I swore as soon as I moved in everything would come together in record HGTV time.  But none of that happened.  Our styles changed from coastal to shabby chic inspired to farmhouse neutrals over the years.  We traded out, traded up, painted, stained and constructed our way to a cozy home.  Welcome…

I live on an island in Florida and that makes the drive to town a long one.  Most days I don’t mind though.

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It’s honestly the best of both worlds.  To get on or off the island, I pass a field full of goats,

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trees dripping with Spanish moss and even though we know very few of our neighbors

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we have plenty of room to put in the kayaks with just a quick walk.

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The front porch is one of my favorite spots on the property.

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There’s plenty of room to read,

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hang out

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or just enjoy brunch.

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The entry holds a cabinet that we built this year and the maps in the frames are just a few of the places we’ve lived – California, Florida, Georgia and Texas.

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Just off the side of the entry is the dining room.  It holds a beast of a hutch and buffet.

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A table that can comfortably seat 10

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and a paint shelf that I upcycled using old fence boards from my childhood home Loblolly Manor.

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Off the other side of the entry is the home office, truth be told, I’m itching to revamp this space again.

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Living in a home that has an open floor is plan is nice. It forces to you always be tidy since you can see from one space to another with relative ease.   

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Off the living room is the kitchen

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and breakfast area. I love that you can be in the kitchen putting the final touches on dinner, guests can be talking in the living room and the littles coloring at the table yet every one still feels included in the conversation because it’s all open.

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Right off the kitchen area is the walk in pantry,

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laundry room

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and folding station.

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The master bedroom

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and bathroom is quietly nested on one end of the house.

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While the half bath

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another bedroom,

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bathroom,

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and my office that’s been converted from a bedroom is on the other side of the house.  This entire space is getting a makeover soon and I’m so excited about it.

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Finally one of my favorite spaces is the back patio.  We love to eat outside so it really feels like an extension of our indoor living areas.

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We’ve left 2 of the 3 acres of property completely undeveloped to create a habitat for wildlife.

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We try our very best to be good stewards of the land.  That’s why my dreams of a tiny houseguest quarters seem attainable. I’ll keep you posted.

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Many blessings,

CoCo

Comments

  1. says

    What a lovely, inviting, cozy home. I wouldn’t mind a long drive either, for such a calming retreat.

    My husband and I moved into our home about 9 months ago, and we’re learning that it definitely takes time to make our house a home. We definitely do not work at HGTV speeds!

    • says

      Jamie, oh my goodness, I swore I would be able to get everything “perfect” in record time ha ha! In some respects it feels like it has taken forever but in other respects I’ve realized I needed the extra time to realize my true style. I definitely feel like I’m on the right track now. Hope your day is amazing, CoCo

  2. says

    What a great tour of your home CoCo! You have created such a warm and welcoming space. A space you can relax in. I love your drive off and on your island. I’m almost ready to a do a little house tour although my home is no one near as finished as yours is. I adore your outdoor spaces and the personal touches you have put into your home. Thanks for the tour!

    • says

      Thank you Nancy! It’s definitely taken a while to settle in style wise but I love the way everything is coming together. I know you’re hard at work adding special touches to your home too, can’t wait to see it. Hope your day has been a fun one, CoCo

  3. says

    Coco! What a beautiful house tour! You know we’re kindred spirits so it’s no surprise that I love your style! ILet me know when you’re ready to take my reservation for that guest house!! Great job dear friend! Love ya!

    • says

      Oh Angie that means so much to me because you’re right we’re kindred spirits. Thank you so much for your kind words. We could have tons of fun in the tiny house guest quarters. It’s definitely be on my heart lately. Visions of ship lap are keeping me up at night 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  4. says

    Coco, your house is beautiful! I’m pretty sure that if I ever got to visit, I would never leave! 🙂 I love the soft colors, it’s so cozy. We hope to someday have some land and have some room to spread out too.

    • says

      I appreciate that Kimm, thank you! It’s nice to finally feel like things are shaping up around here. I’ll invite you to my tiny house debut 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  5. says

    CoCo,
    Your house Tour was so beautiful! I love everything about it. Every room is decorated with great finds and lots of love. Just beautiful. Have a great weekend, xo Lisa

    • says

      Thank you so much Brooke, I really appreciate it! I love Savannah – those courtyard gardens get me every time 🙂 Hope your week is off to a great start, CoCo

    • says

      Thank you so much Lori! Every day I get to pass the field of goats, I know it will be a great day. It’s definitely one of my favorite parts of living out here. Hope all is well with you, Coco

    • says

      Thank you for your kind words, Tara! It’s definitely a great place to come home to each day. I feel very blessed. Hope your day was totally awesome, CoCo