Southern Living 2014 Idea House, Part Two

Today I present Part Two of the Southern Living 2014 Idea House

~ ~ located in Palmetto Bluff, (Bluffton), South Carolina.

Part One of this wonderful house was revealed earlier this week.

There was so much to see and take in with this home.

I must say that the way the house was built around the views was my favorite thing about this home.

However, there is a room that was my absolute favorite!…so I will start with that room today!

It’s called “The Clutter Room”

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

A room where it is an extension of the kitchen . . . like a bit of a butler’s pantry . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

A place where you can create and have a place to arrange flowers from the garden . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

And great shelves for storage . . . or your “staging area”

Maybe this is one of my favorite rooms as I hope that one day I can have a similar “clutter room” like this.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

I say that the “clutter room” was my favorite room IN the house…but I must say, if you ask me . .

~ ~ what was my most favorite part of the entire “property” ?. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ it would have to be the magnificent lot with the views and outdoor living spaces!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

It’s the “ahhh moment”…

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

And you can also watch the boats go by on the river . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

All of the above can also be seen from the inside of the house

~ ~ and take notice of that fabulous ceiling!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Let me tell you . . . after sitting out on this patio. . . you get the feeling of such calm. . .

~ ~ thus, I was tempted to go to the “happy hour” setup in the kitchen

~ ~ ~ ~ and make me a drink with a cute umbrella!

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

One end of the porch . . . loved the curved shape of the side wall.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

Love the curved steps which mimics the curves in the side wall at the ends of the porch.

The door at the top of the steps lead into the kitchen…

~ ~ it is great that there is space for a table under the window . . . yet on the other hand . . .

~ ~ ~ I think I would have made a pass through bar area that is level with the kitchen window .

Just sayin’ . . . .

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

The landscaping was so gloriously done . . . leave it up to the Southern Living Plant experts and designers . .

~ ~ to create such an oasis.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

And not a detail left undone in placing beautiful containers of plants throughout the house.

Southern Living 2014 Idea House

My hubby (in red shirt) pointing out some details in the architecture to our friends.

We have already decided that in our next home, the roof will definitely be a metal one . .

~ ~ and maybe a red one!!

Palmetto Bluff

Like this one!!…Would love to build one similar to this one . . . but without the huge price tag . . .

~ ~ and square footage.

I have more to share . . but that will be later . . .

I would like to end this post with a story that made my “heart happy”

When we went in to the town square of Palmetto Bluff to have lunch and walk around . . .

Seeing sites like this:

Palmetto Bluff

Beautifully tree lines streets . . . of moss covered oaks.

Palmetto Bluff

And wonderful palm trees along the edge of the water . . .

After taking some photos after lunch and walking to the car . . .

~ ~ I heard a voice . . something like, “Shirley, is that you?” . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ I turned around to see these two very nice ladies who were addressing me.

Yes, it is . . . Housepitality Designs?….yes, WE FOLLOW YOU…WE LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

Eeeck…someone from far away recognized me and follows me!…How great is that!…as I said . . .

It made my day . . . and made my “heart happy” !!

After a short conversation. I took a pic of them before we left.

Palmetto Bluff

Meet Marlene and Doreen….thanks ladies!…as I said, you “made my heart happy” !!

And my hope to you all today, is that you encounter something or someone special that makes your “heart happy”.

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  1. I would love to sit on that dock at the end of the day with a martini….lol. What a wonderful home. How fun that you were recognized!!
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  2. A good view makes the house even better.
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  3. What a gorgeous view…I would spend so much time out there sitting, napping and maybe even fishing off that wonderful dock! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
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  4. wow! pretty home in such a gorgeous setting!!!! LOVE it!
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  5. It was so nice to meet you in Bluffton. Hope you return to see all that the Low Country has to offer.

  6. We had a great day too…It was so nice to chat with you in our town of Bluffton hope you return to SC soon…


  7. Linda Kemp says

    I love tin roofs. One of my friends in high school had a tin roof and I loved spending a rainy night with her. It is so comforting to fall asleep listening to the pitter pat of raindrops. I loved the clutter room, the low country architecture and the gorgeous views. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wow, fantastic! What a view! This is gorgeous! Thanks for shraing it!

  9. Ok, the house is pretty but I am I. Love with those outdoor spaces! That dock reminds me of the painting I am working on of a chair overlooking a misty morning lake. Sigh. Definitely an “ah” moment.
    What fun to run into followers! Here’s to happy moments!

  10. Still liking the house…but love the location!
    Fun to run into readers too!

  11. I am the “friend” mentioned by Shirley and I have to say it was such a fun experience viewing the beautiful Southern Living Idea Home with her! She has an incredible eye for design and photography! I am seeing things in this blog that I missed and I was there! Happy friends make happy hearts…thanks, Shirley!

  12. I would have to agree that my favorite place at that house would be the dock! I wish we could put a dock at my in-laws lake house, but lake regulations won’t let us. 🙁 This house is beautiful. How I wish some designers from Southern Living would come do a total makeover at my house. We need to replace the shingles on our roof. We are seriously thing tin roof. Either silver/gray or red. Hope you have a great weekend!
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  13. What fun! Lovely place, the outdoor area and views are wonderful!
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  14. Shirley the setting is so phenomenal I would looking out at the water all of the time! (with a book and glass of wine in hand!)

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  15. Great tour. I love the clutter room and the porch and the fabulous views. Most of all I am glad you had a heart happy moment. I would be thrilled also if someone recognized me from my blog. I am sure they were thrilled to meet you.
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  16. Love that clutter room, Shirley! Also love the view outside. I could sit and look at that all day!
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  17. Love the tour on this post, Shirley!! And yup…you’re famous! :-)) Not surprised!
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  18. oh how fun is that to see your fans. I always knew you were a rock star! just love all those outdoor areas. I especially love the curved lines in the patio. when you moving?
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  19. Wow” beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Hi Shirley,
    You would find me on the end of that dock in the chair. What a great view. So sweet you were recognized from your blog. How fun was that! Have a great week end.
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  21. The shots looking out to the lake are stunning!! What a wonderful surprise to be recognized by some of your readers…that would have made my day too:-)
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  22. I am ready to move!
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  23. Thanks for the tour Shirley! And what a wonderful encounter! You are a celebrity!!
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  24. Thanks for sharing those great photos and passing along some good “ideas” from the Idea House!
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  25. You certainly are famous!!!! I love this house! And you have shared it so wonderfully. The “clutter room” is my favorite. Don’t you love it’s name! Shirley, if I could I would move in right next door to you… you do the most fun things! Thanks for taking us along!
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  26. Palmetto Bluff is such a beautiful area and wish I could see the house in person – it looks amazing. Love the way they did the shades on the porch and the views…stunning! Happy Sunday ~
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  27. Glorious views and outdoor living spaces Shirley! When we put a new roof on our lake house about 5 years ago, we chose metal for the casual look and life span since they last 30 years. Fun to have followers recognize you 🙂
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  28. That house is pretty, but the land around it is even prettier! I bet that was fun to be touring that area. Thanks for all the pretty photos.

  29. Shirley, I have to agree…those outdoor living areas and the views are breathtaking! What a wonderful tour 🙂
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  30. I agree, the setting may be the best part of the house. I like the outdoor space, too. You go for that metal roof. We love them both from a practical point of view as well as aesthetically. Now, we just need to build the house that it would go on!
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  31. Although it’s hard to top the glorious interior, I believe the outside does just that! My oh my, what a stunning home and property! Love the ceiling of that porch too. Such attention to detail that truly sets this home apart.
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  32. What an exquisite house… So nice and clutter free…

  33. Barbara Bussey says

    Don’t you just love a covered porch? I’ve always wanted one, but don’t see one in my future! And yes, you have lots of fans, Shirley!

  34. recognition of you when you are out and about is becoming the norm. You are famous! Beautiful pics, I loved exploring each one with my eyes. The house, the setting and the town are so picturesque, you had a wonderful place to take pics.

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