With the beginning of school right around the corner and summer promising to transform into fall at any moment, one thing is for sure: it’s the season for covered porches!
You know we love outdoor spaces that are an extension of our indoor ones, and while summer entertaining outdoors can be so much fun, it’s really the fall when those perfect crips evenings beckon us outdoors.
When we set out to make changes in our houses, we believe that most of us are searching for looks with staying power, for style that will stand the test of time–or at least some time. Carol Flanagan Design strikes that perfect balance between the right now and the lovely forever that brings her homes into the present while keeping an eye toward the past and allowing her designs to maintain their staying power well into the future. We hope you love this designer’s good taste as much as we do!
Hoping you end your hectic day in a place as lovely as this. Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love it when you do!
Be ready to laugh, cry and lose some sleep because you won’t be able to put this one down! The Secret to Southern Charm is a beautifully written story full of love, heartbreak, suspense and of course, that sweet southern charm! Interior design enthusiasts will also love picturing the lovely decor of the homes which provide the calming background for the complicated lives of the characters.
And I got to meet my sweet friend Shelley at Root Home Decor in Manasquan, NJ on my The Secret to Southern Charm tour. She is as fabulous as her blog and I could have talked to her all night. It was so fun! You can check out her post about it! Thank you so much, Shelley!
Upscale furnishings are nice and beautiful accessories can brighten a space, but, if you ask us our idea of the ultimate in luxury…
Yards of glass, something gorgeous right beyond… A room with a view, of course!
This living room is beautiful, but what lies beyond? Nothing short of inspirational!
There’s nothing more gorgeous than a rocky coastline.
And waking up in this bedroom would be nothing short of an all-the-time vacation. We love this bedding too!
Could there be a better place for daydreaming than this gorgeous hammock?
We consider the porch to be one of the most important rooms in the house. When it has a view like this from all sides we can’t imagine that we’d ever want to be anywhere else! Completely outside or just a little bit covered? The choice is yours. This is porch living at its finest!
Sitting on this porch watching the boats go by might be even better than actually being on the boat!
Talk about a bedroom with a view! This is waking up in nature at its finest!
We’d like to go here right this minute.
Or maybe here! We simply adore the beach and this turquoise water only adds to the allure.
Then again, there is something nice about catching a few rays in the privacy of your own backyard.
This backyard might be the ultimate in summer luxury. We love every last bit!
And once you’ve found your ideal summer spot, you must find your perfect beach read! If you haven’t read Dear Carolina, I’d be so flattered if it found its way into your beach bag. And, if you have, I’d be so flattered if you’d take a moment to review it on Amazon!
Wherever you are today, whether it’s in a room with a view or one with no view at all, we hope these gorgeous spaces bring a little bit of summertime to you!
Yesterday morning was kind of like this… Bright, sunny, beautiful. The daffodils bloomed. I sat outside in short sleeves for three hours getting sun, did yoga on the porch. It felt like Spring was on the way. By noon, it was forty-nine degrees. By six, ice was starting to fall. So, we guess we’ll just keep dreaming of blues!
The wonderful part is that, no matter what the sky decides, inside, it can be that perfect blue any time of year!