House Tour: Costa Rican Retreat

Costa Rican

Where some homes are made to stand out, others beg to fit in, to take a backseat to let the beauty around them take center stage.

This Costa Rican gem featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is one of those homes, which seems to serve the purpose of accentuating the beauty around it. 

Costa Rican

Featuring limewashed cabinets and plenty of fresh fruit, this is the perfect vacation kitchen for fueling up before heading outside for the day.

Costa Rican

An earth-toned palette seems to blend seamlessly with the outdoors beyond the windows. 

We think the best vacation home are those that are relaxing and calming retreats.

Simple, uncluttered accents and coastal colors lend that beach oasis feel. 

Bamboo, rope and natural objects like coral are elegantly coastal.

Natural wood finishes and white washed walls lend an organic feel that captures the essence of Costa Rica.

Nautical stripes and shades of blue lend a little fun to this gathering spot.

This charming take on a bunk room lends sleeping quarters for plenty of guests!

Of course, the best part of any beach oasis is the outdoor space. The natural stone is absolutely stunning.

A calming pool with plenty of chic lounging space adds to the outdoor experience.

No matter how beautiful the pool, it’s hard to beat the beauty of the Costa Rican water.

Despite the fabulous interiors of this home, we have to say that, with this right outside the door, we would want to spend all of our time right on this beach, surrounded by the splendor of nature. 

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Photography Erica George Dines

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Deck the Halls with Beautiful Bellacor–And a Giveaway!

Suzanne Kasler DesignErica George Dines Photography via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

We can scarcely believe that is is almost time for decking the halls and eating figgy pudding (whatever that is…)! And so, of course, our minds are on what our holiday decor this year is going to entail. Fortunately for all of you, our wonderful readers, our friends at Bellacor want to help you deck your halls as well! Take a peek at the bottom of the post for details.


House Tour: Sea Island


Sea Island Cottage

Good morning, friends! Welcome to Sea Island, Georgia! We are most excited to share this stunning home with you and to announce that my new novel, Slightly South of Simple, is coming out April 25, 2017! If you’re wondering how these two things are related it’s because Slightly South of Simple is the first in a series set in the fictional, seaside town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, which is very (fictionally) close and geographically similar to Sea Island!




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Mary-Bryan Peyer

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House Tour: Coastal Blend


 Oh my goodness, it’s warming up! We never thought we’d see the day. But Spring hasn’t forgotten us after all. We thought we’d celebrate with a fabulous house tour from one of our faves: Atlanta Homes. This “coastal blend” is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside! It’s just the kind of place we’d like to spend the summer. But, since we aren’t there quite yet, we think we’ll just spend today touring instead. We hope you enjoy this amazing cottage!


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