Is This Beach House New or Old?

This new "old" home idea is totally winning me over. I've always dreamed of living in an old home but sometimes while watching TV shows like This Old House, Rehab Addict and Love It or List It, I get a little nervous thinking about the upkeep and sometimes hidden problems found in old homes, things like knob and tube wiring and poor insulation. More and more I'm loving the idea of building a new "old" … [Read more...]


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A French Country Cottage With A Dream Kitchen

Oh, do I have a wonderful home for you today! It had me dreaming of the darling cottages we so often see in Carmel. It also reminded me of the adorable cottage in the movie, The Holiday. This home is decorated in French Country style and exudes charm at every turn! You're also going to come away with some wonderful ideas for your Christmas decorating since the photos were taken around Christmastime. … [Read more...]


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The House Facebook Loved

Yesterday I shared this home from House Beautiful on the Between Naps on the Porch Facebook page.  I've posted some pretty awesome houses on Facebook before but they usually don't get seen by that many folks since Facebook has such a complicated algorithm for sharing. Well, I'm not exactly sure what happened yesterday, maybe the FB share-blocking-machine temporarily broke down because this beautiful blue … [Read more...]


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A Summer House with Waterside Views

  So. I'm starting to dream of renovating the baths in my home. It's becoming a constant thought, this need to update the baths.  I know what that means.  When a thought gets stuck in my brain, it usually leads to some action.  I'm only in the dreaming stage right now but it would be nice to tackle at least one of my outdated, 30 year old bathrooms this year. While dreaming and browsing online … [Read more...]


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