Thursday, September 22, 2011

Southern Charm












Southern homes have my heart. Someday when I design and build my own home, I will have Southern design at the forefront on my mind.  A front porch {complete with a swing and fans} will be the family hang out spot, columns will draw your eyes up, sweet shutters will frame each window, and pretty brick will wrap the bottom of the home while white siding sits on the top half.  I can see it now.


I took a packing break to sketch it for you...


You're all invited over anytime (:


Happy Thursday!
Love,
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28 comments:

  1. Glad you made it back to school safely! Yes, there is just something about southern architecture. Love wraparound porches!!

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  2. They do it right in the South. Their homes are so warm and welcoming even from the outside. Love these pics!

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  3. Southern sweet charm! Great designs and welcoming porches! I will definitely come sit with you on the swing of yours!! That blue house is so quaint and cute!!

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  4. Aw... I adore southern architecture too. Something so formal yet homey about it all at the same time. And I really love the pillars. Just love it!

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  5. oh i am SO SO with you on the southern home thing...im totally obsessed with the old style southern plantation homes..wrap around fronch porches..white with black shutters..i die.

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  6. I was born in New Orleans and always loved the Southern home charm! The wrap around porch with sweet flowers was ideal on a hot summer night.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  7. I want a wrap around porch like nothing else! I love them so much. Great pictures...nothing like southern homes that's for sure :)

    You're so talented! I have no artistic ability whatsoever!

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  8. I want a wrap around porch like nothing else! I love them so much. Great pictures...nothing like southern homes that's for sure :)

    You're so talented! I have no artistic ability whatsoever!

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  9. Great sketch! I would love to live in a beautiful southern home like that :)

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  10. Oh wow those houses are amazing!!! I love huge white house with the porch on the second floor (5th pic) - that's what I always picture southern homes looking like! I love your dream home design!

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh I agree. Columns and a wrap around porch trump my four level townhome anyday! Beauiful pictures!

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  12. I want to live in the south, in one of those houses and have a cute accent. p.s Your sketch is amazing, that is some mad skill there.

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  13. LOVE those homes!! I'm definitely with you on the big front porch & shuttered windows!! We just don't get houses like this up in Canada!

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  14. I will bring the lemonade. I love the large front porches. So beautiful.

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  15. Love front porches on a home...southern charm is perfect for any house!

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  16. Did you design mine right next door? Only requirements: lots of brick, yellow, and a porch (obvi). I can't wait to live near you again ;)
    LOVE YOU
    <3Lyss

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  17. I've always been in love with front porches. they are beautiful. I want one that wraps around to the back of the house! Love all the pics.

    make sure ya come enter my monogrammed lucite tray giveaway :)
    www.lovenotesinabox.blogspot.com

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  18. I'd like a different one for every day of the week-- that's okay right? :) Southern houses are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  19. Oh my, I love the southern house. If that was for sale here in Vancouver, with properties of those sizes they'd be in the tens of millions, but a girl can dream ;). The front porch idea has forever appealed to me! It reminds me of that house Noah built in The Notebook (groan, I know :p)...

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  20. oh my gosh! those homes are stunning!! just lovely! :)

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  21. yay for the south!! gorgeous homes and i just love your future house :)

    i'll bring the lemonade and scones!

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  22. These homes are beautiful - I've always loved southern homes. I think what draws me in are their warm inviting porches.
    Love your blueprint!

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  23. yup. moving to the south. I love love LOVE those white homes. so gorgeous!!!

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  24. OH MY GOSH! These houses are gorgeous!!! I loveeeee them all!

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  25. YES!! I absolutely love it!! The white house with the upstairs and downstairs porch makes me want to cry!! I need it!!

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  26. I love this- Southern homes have always been my favorite! They usually have the best porches too :)

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  27. I am with you on the Southern charm. There is nothing like a big wrap around porch complete with ceiling fans and a swings. And your drawing is amazing! I would frame that!

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