August 10, 2008

Tour Time

I thought I'd share some pics from my BFF's home.  Visiting her last weekend was so refreshing.  Not only did we have tons of girly fun, but I felt so 'at home.'  Every time I visit her, I come away with new ideas: 

Isn't this a great place to put your phone?  Much more inviting than stuck on a desk (like mine).
She's very good at accessorizing.  I heart that big wicker platter thingy.
These greeted me in the bathroom.  I say the back of the toilet is a perfect spot to display stuff! (Especially when there is a live gerber daisy involved!)
Isn't this just the kind of cozy spot you want to sit down and read a book?  This is her screened porch, that looks out on her pool.  Ferns and terra cotta bunnies were scattered on the other side.  Ahh... pass the sweet tea and lemon bars.
Shabby chic.  Cottage charm. Whatever you want to call it.  
I say ... DARLIN!
This is her girls' bathroom.  Maybe this is where I'll sit down and read my book (or, er, magazine) ... so many choices!

Each of these rooms held such charm and warmth.  I felt like I was taking photos for Southern Living home tours.  
My tour guide was SO handsome, but a little on the quiet side:

Couldn't you just eat him up?!


Lacy said...

Your friend has great taste and her home looks very cozy. She ads the perfect "homey" touches. Thats what I need more of is little lamps and more flowers. :)

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh I like how she accessorizes. Her home is beautiful. And I adore her fur baby. What a cutie!

The Berry's Patch said...

Ya know, now that you've mentioned the knobs on the window curtains, I'm not sure what they are. They are too big to be drawer pulls and they're not door knobs. I just don't know. Weird, I never thought about it before. The curtains came with the house. So I can't take credit. I actually want to change them. I find it hard to decorate around them. I love red, orange and green colors.

Anyway, the pictures of the dogs...they are off the internet. My husband, knowing I would love the pic, emailed it to me. I thought it was toooo cute.

Brandee :-)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Love your tour guide...thanks for the pics. Not only is she a precious friend, but a precious friend with great taste.:)

Beth said...

I have a question about your recipe for chocolate cake. Is it best served right after it is made? I had planned to make it ahead of time and am now wondering if it would work. Thanks for what looks like a great recipe!!


new every morning said...

The cake is BEST 15 min. out of the oven because it is warm and gooey. However, it is CHOCOLATE, so I think it is delicious at any temperature!
Also, I just made one this week and I let it cook a little too long. I'm thinking 45-47 minutes is perfect rather than the full 50 min.

Hope you enjoy every bite!

Darlene said...

I love how she has looks so inviting. I also LOVE your tour guide....too cute!!!