This past weekend a friend and I got to go check out the 2011 Southern Living Idea Home along with my parents.
It was amazing. Much lusting and coveting was had by all.
Located in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, it sits right on the water of Lake LBJ. They designed the home to have an old European feel, one that has been added onto over the generations. And they succeeded! There were so many amazing nooks and crannys and views and gardens. Words cannot capture it, but hopefully photos can! I took over 45 pictures, but alas, I can’t post them all! Here are the highlights.
BTW all the photos were taken by myself, except the first one, which was borrowed from here.
An antique armoire built RIGHT into the wall! It is the coat closet. Very cool idea. At that point the house splits in two directions, to the right was the master, library, family room, dining room, kitchen and laundry. On the left was the formal living room.
Every ceiling in every room was amazing. I have tons of pictures of ceilings alone, but that is not so interesting for others to look at. Below is a detail of the other direction. Every room opened up to the outside with amazing doors and views.
I am so mad this picture turned out fuzzy and dark. Despite all my photoshop efforts *pout* But this couch was pretty cool. Right off the family room was a library that also doubled as a passageway into the master.
None of my Master Bedroom photos turned out, but I did capture the bath. Such a light bright room. Also the HUGE shower walks right outdoors. It is private of course. ;-)
Next we head to the kitchen, which was actually just ok. Although it did feature the two-tone counter tops I will be doing in my house. So that was some good reassurance that I chose right! They also had this clever open shelving system throughout.
I can imagine all kinds of possibilities with these shelves as inspiration. Next we head to the laundry room, which is made of blue wood. For some reason it is reading as white. So just imagine all the white as blue. The doorway to get to it was so cool, but I just couldn’t get a good photo of it.
Now we will head up these fabulous stairs to the loft and other two bedrooms.
Here is a better detail of the stairs that lead up to the two bedrooms.
Now to head outside.
We are skipping the guest house, none of those pictures turned out, and heading to the boat house.
So there you go! A little mini tour of a pretty spectacular house. There was so much I didn’t show you, the hand painted ceiling, the beautiful guest house, the cool stain glass in the entry. I wish I could have captured it all! If you want to see more, then head on over to Southern Living and see the tours online.
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