Tuesday, 7 February 2017

In 2011, my dream home had to have…

Last week I was looking for something on my old blog, and I came across a blog post that I wrote for my friend Nancy at Marcus Design in 2011. I thought it would be fun to post it again here…

It’s really hard to narrow down my one big dream home must-have – there are so many things that my dream home just has to have! Not that I’m greedy or anything ;-) But I’m so inspired by décor magazines and blogs that I now have a huge list of things I love – black steel framed windows, kitchens with no upper cabinets, herringbone wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, amazing architectural details…. but the one thing that truly takes my breath away is a house on the water with spectacular views. Seeing as this is my dream house, I’m dreaming big – REALLY BIG!

Beautiful blue everywhere you look from this home in Greece ...

Design Elements


And this home in New Zealand ...

Hillery Priest Architecture


Living in this house would be like living on a cruise ship, minus the animal towels ;-)

Architecture Design |Home Decoration | Furniture


I could wake up to these views every morning!

Creative Home Idea


Home Decorating Plan


Alexander Gorlin Architects


If I lived by the water, I'd definitely have as many windows as possible so I could enjoy gorgeous views from every room.

Architecturezine


Although I'd probably spend most of my time outside on my waterfront patio.

Home Decorating Plan


Cooking dinner every night wouldn't be so bad if this was the view out the kitchen window ...

TMS Architects


And then I'd eat my supper out on the patio.

TMS Architects


Although it wouldn't be so bad to eat at a table inside with a great water view like this ...

Hillery Priest Architecture


My waterfront dream home definitely needs an infinity pool too :-)

Home Decorating Plan


Yep, no doubt about it, my dream home has to be next to water. It can be big ...

Rotarian Home Exchange


Or small ...

K&B by the Sea


As long as my dream home is on the water, I'm happy :-)

I hope this inspires you to follow your dreams – six years ago, I never would have imagined that I’d actually be making my dream come true!


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5 comments:

  1. This is so cool. It's amazing that you and your husband have been able to make this dream come true (or are at least in the process) and I can't wait to see the finished results.

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    1. Hi Allison! Sometimes I really can't believe what we're doing and what we've accomplished so far. Hubby is a computer geek and I'm a Technical Writer - who knew we'd be able to build a house! I'm looking forward to the finished results too - our plan is to move in this coming October, so it'll have to be sort of finished by then!

      Kelly

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  2. Oh I adore that last wee house! A dream for sure. I hope you'll stop by and enter today's giveaway.

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    1. I adore that last house too, Laura :-) I took that picture in 2009, and now we're living in the same neighbourhood :-) Thanks for stopping by!

      Kelly

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  3. Maybe an infinity pool will be your next project ;-)

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