July 15, 2013

best of pinterest - curb appeal

Hey sunshine! Did you have a good weekend? Spend anytime on Pinterest? I did (follow me here) and I actually had an occasion to search for something on one of my boards. It got me thinking - I pin like a mad woman, but how often do I ever really go back and look thru what I've pinned?

Not often enough is the answer. Why am I pinning all of these wonderful images if not to use them for inspiration/daydreaming.

So I've decided I'm going to use Pinterest to create my dream house and today I'm starting with the outside.

Something a bit farmhouse like is striking my fancy.


Or maybe cedar shake. Either way, I want lots of windows and a nice big front porch.


 Of course this frankenstein house is on a grand lot with a long winding path,



which takes you to a front door with some major presence




and window boxes everywhere.


There is a courtyard in the back with a lovely pool


surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens that my tan house boy CoCo maintains.


Beyond will be an herb garden that would make Ina proud


and more hydrangeas that I can count.


There also needs to be a gate somewhere



And a carriage house/garage, for CoCo's apartment of course.



What about you? What would your Pinterest dream house look like?

14 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! I love your dream house! Can I live there with you? That long winding front path? And gardens of hydrangeas? Yes please. I don't even know WHERE I would start with my dream house…..I think I actually need several of them, none of them very grand, just in various locales that strike my fancy (one with a view of the ocean…..one on a lake…..and one on a swanky street in Boston)….all with completely different decor, of course! CoCo would be welcome at any of them!!

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  2. I love all these houses. The carriage house is beautiful! I was just by the beaches in Toronto which has some beautiful victorian homes, but nothing that matches this scale!

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  3. Your house is amazing! Can I move in??? :)

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  4. I share you desire for a front porch! The house we have now is the first one we've ever owned without a front porch and we miss it terribly. Gorgeous images!!

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  5. My fave is the Tudor, but I also love a beach cottage on the water:)

    I just decluttered and resorted my Pinterest boards this weekend ( ahh to have extra time in the summer to do such banal things,lol) Now it's a bit easier to find things.


    http://pinterest.com/susanstargirl/



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  6. You know what Elizabeth? I had been burned out by Pintrest but have just gotten back into this past weekend. SO much inspiration, I'm addicted again!

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  7. They're all so gorge! I swear I should be a realtor. I have a sick sick disease-like obsession when it comes to looking in other people's homes. Is there medication for that?

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  8. holy hydrangeas! I'd love to have rows of those suckers!

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  9. An old farmhouse with a wrap around porch would be nice or the old abandoned house I have my eye on. Floor to ceiling windows would be nice. Really though, these days my criteria is only that I can afford it and that it has a layout I can live with. :)

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  10. Hydrangeas are my favorite! I will plant them everywhere when I have my house. Those front doors are wonderful!


    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

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  11. Such eye candy! That third image is just amazing!

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  12. I love all of your ideas (pins). At this very moment, I am loving white houses...inside, outside....wherever. Ask me tomorrow, and it will be different.

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  13. Show me a garden pool and I fall in love! I can't choose a favorite. These are all stunning, Elizabeth!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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