Thursday, March 24, 2011

California Cottage

Once you get past the banana trees it's really lovely. How's that for an entrance?
I love how this home opens to the outside. 
Step out of the dining room to this sitting area and fountain.
Take a nap on this outdoor bed after a dip in the pool.
Oh...those Californians know how to live.
The kitchen is the only part of the house lacking but it could so easily be fixed.
It's actually very nice except for that tile behind the range. 
What were they thinking? I actually like avocado green mixed with periwinkle.
But I don't want to see it in kitchen tile in a nice fresh white kitchen.
But that could be fixed in a day.
See...nice without the tile.
Ah...finally...cute bathroom.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Can I move right in? Love just about everything about this beautiful home.


Ricki Treleaven said...

This is my dream home! And I am in complete agreement about the tile....and it is a very easy fix. I love this home!

Thanks so much for posting it, Nita. I am going back to look at it again!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous Nita!

Amy Chalmers said...

Nita, I love your spring eastery header! Well this house is pretty and I like the colors but I think it needs a little more personality. It kind of feels sparsely decorated to me. Anyway, I am dying for you to get your dining room up and on the blog!

The enchanted home said... beautiful and how unexpected! I wasn't sure what to expect but not THAT! It is beautiful, so sunny, happy, elegant and inviting. Love it!!

Diane Writes said...

The home is just so posh, lovely and relaxing. I love how white was blended with other refreshing colors. The selection of furniture is great too.

I am inspired to make my own like this too. How I wish :)

Thank you for sharing and inspiring me

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Can you have the outdoor bed delivered to my door, asap! What a wonderful home!

the gardener's cottage said...

hi nita,

quintessentially cali for sure. love all the white and how just a few pale colors are used throughout. not fussy at all. i love it.


Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

I ADORE this cottage but alas, it's already SOLD!

An Urban Cottage said...

I love the outdoor spaces for sure. I also love your new header, Nita. The Easter eggs remind me of certain Christmas ornaments we both love.

. said...

This is my kind of home! I'd like to move! :)

I have always dreamed of having an outdoor bed!!! Maybe someday.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Sweet! I love the outdoor living space the best. That was divine.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous home...I love it!! Happy weekend dear friend! Xoxoxo

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

Love the entrance, the soft colors, the access to outdoors, the pool and of course, the bathroom!


Brenda Pruitt said...

The tile is definitely distracting!

Anonymous said...

All of it is dreamy. I like the last bathroom shot!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful home! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cindi Myers said...

ooooooh MY God!
you have just ruined all other homes for me!
:D - Cindi

Mar said...

my dream home! love the dining set.. wicker chairs are marvellous!

Tanna said...

Nita, I could even learn to love the tile behind the range!! LOL!

Heather said...

I just found your blog and had to comment on this CA home. I LOVE it; everything about it perfect (except for the kitchen kinda place, for sure. I really have enjoyed reading through your blog and will come back often. :)