Southern Living Idea House 2013

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.

Southern Living 2013 House and Guest House







Southern Living Bunkies










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.

Southern Living  Master Bedroom







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.

Southern Living Porch Bed










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.

Southern Living Drape TreatmentSouthern Living Pillow

Here are a few more pics from around the Idea House and grounds….

2013 Southern Living Idea House













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