This is a little diversion from my usual posts. But, I’ve recently had a head cold, so I haven’t felt like cooking. So, I thought I’d share some pics from my recent visit to the 2013 Southern Living Idea House. This year it’s in Nashville – and since I was up there recently for a wedding………
I’ve gone to several of Southern Living’s Idea Houses. I like them because they are more realistic. Some show houses are lovely – but over the top in either style or expense for me. I’d seen a sneak peak on Southern Hospitality and in the August issue of Southern Living but it was much nicer to see it in person.
It’s an interesting set-up with 2 guest houses and two “bunkies”. When I found out it was going to be a bed and breakfast, starting January 2014, it made much more sense.
My favorite room was the master bedroom. It was such a peaceful retreat. I love the bed, the transom windows and the doors that led directly to one of the porches.
My favorite spot? The porch swing/bed. What a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine or sit with a book or pile of magazines. I’ve got to add that to my home idea file.
It was nice to see two ideas that I’m incorporating into my bedroom re-do at my house – trimmed drapes and pillows using striped fabric a different way.
Here are a few more pics from around the Idea House and grounds….