"Sit and feast on your life." Part 1

Love the beach?  Well I've got just the thing for you!

Front 

Front 

I got to see the most amazing house last week!  Kim Foley, one of our new agents at Beacham & Company, just listed this beautiful home in Roswell, GA.  And here's the best part... the owner reads my blog!  I get so excited when I meet people who read it. :)  It's so flattering!  Well, since she is a reader and since the house is so beautiful, I was thrilled that they asked me to  take pictures.

Foyer into Living Room
Foyer into Living Room

The homeowner is so talented!  She did the whole home herself.  When she and her husband bought the house it was not finished, so she really picked all the finishings and interiors!  The light wood and natural elements everywhere reminded me of the beach.  When I asked her about it she said she and her husband love the beach, and it definitely comes through in the home.

I knew the house was special the moment I walked into the door.  The light wood floors were so refreshing.  I have said this before, but I am getting a little bit tired of dark wood.  There is something so refreshing and earthy feeling about light wood.  According to Laura Green of L. Green Studios (who did not design this home), "light floors  brighten and really open up a space, push the walls out and redefine the space."

Study
Study

This beautiful study is to the left of the front door.  I love the natural feel of the antler chandelier!  The dark furniture really pops agains the light floors.

mantel detail
mantel detail

I love this detail!  I was really intrigued my the beaded star on the table.  It looks like a very elegant starfish :)

Dining room
Dining room

Here is the dining room, which is on the opposite side of the foyer.  I was intrigued by those burlap shades over the bottom halves of the windows.  It's brilliant really....  nobody can see inside, but lights still gets through the shades.  To continue with our beach theme, the chandelier looks like driftwood and the wreath looks like a sea sponge :)  It's all so organic.

Stairs into living room
Stairs into living room

This is the main hallway.  Isn't that stairway beautiful?

Foyer and carved wall
Foyer and carved wall

Here is a different angle.  I love that painting...  it looks like the shore after a wave.

art and sofa
art and sofa

See?

Living room 2
Living room 2

I was amazed by the painted fireplace.  I am not sure I have ever seen anything quite like it.  It just blends right into the wall, but has the most beautiful texture.

Living room
Living room

Here it is from the other side.  Don't forget to look at the table!  It's worth it :)

Kitchen
Kitchen

And here we are in the kitchen.  Breathtaking, isn't it?  I am obsessed with the light fixture and the cabinets!

Kitchen shelves
Kitchen shelves

I took this detail to show you the shelves, tile and countertops.  This is one of the most unique combination of elements I have seen in a while.  It all comes together so perfectly.

kitchen detail (1)
kitchen detail (1)

This is the vista from the kitchen back into the living room.  !!!???!!!, right?

kitchen detail
kitchen detail

This pillow just hangs out in the kitchen... :)  It says, "Sit and feast on your life."  Isn't that a peaceful idea?  The homeowner told me that's what she kept saying when she was creating this home.  She wanted it to be a haven where she could sit with her family and enjoy their life together.  I think she achieved that.  Don't you?

There are too many wonderful pictures of this home for me to put them all into one post.  Please check back tomorrow to see... among other things...the master bedroom, bathroom, and closet that would give Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money.

Until then I want to ask you, where do you "sit and feast on your life?"  Is it an actual place for you, or simply a place in your mind?

For me it is my bedroom...  

Yes... this is my personal bedroom.  Every morning I like to spend the first few minutes after I wake up looking around and relaxing.  I try to clear my mind and think about all the wonderful blessings before me... my family, my friends, and a job and home that I love.  I spend just a few minutes feasting on my life.  Then I get my butt out of bed and go to the gym.  Duh.

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