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.
It’s honestly the best of both worlds. To get on or off the island, I pass a field full of goats,
trees dripping with Spanish moss and even though we know very few of our neighbors
we have plenty of room to put in the kayaks with just a quick walk.
The front porch is one of my favorite spots on the property.
There’s plenty of room to read,
or just enjoy brunch.
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.
Just off the side of the entry is the dining room. It holds a beast of a hutch and buffet.
A table that can comfortably seat 10
and a paint shelf that I upcycled using old fence boards from my childhood home Loblolly Manor.
Off the other side of the entry is the home office, truth be told, I’m itching to revamp this space again.
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.
Off the living room is the kitchen
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.
Right off the kitchen area is the walk in pantry,
and folding station.
The master bedroom
and bathroom is quietly nested on one end of the house.
While the half bath
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.
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.
We’ve left 2 of the 3 acres of property completely undeveloped to create a habitat for wildlife.
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.