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!

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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:

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

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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.

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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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Haven Conference 2014

This is my third year of attending the annual Haven Conference.

Each year has always been so amazing.

I was having so much fun that it seems like I did not take many pictures!

Too busy enjoying visiting fellow friends/bloggers and attending the fabulous classes.

Off to Haven

I’m off!!….However, my first stop will be at Kim’s, where I was a guest for the evening.

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And a visit from the lovely Yvonne, from StoneGable.

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The “Ballard Designs Living Room” . . .

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The “Ballard Designs Bedroom” . . .

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Rhoda (Southern Hospitality and the creator of Haven) and Susan (Between Naps on the Porch). . .

~ ~ at the “welcoming area”.

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Chip Wade of HGTV Elbow Room was the Keynote Speaker.

Note to self: Even though your camera is so heavy to lug around . . .

~ ~ next time just bring it….the point and shoot just doesn’t get it !!

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Nothing like getting a shower from the Waterpik people!

~ ~ and a free Shower Sprayer too!

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And what could be better than to be able to seal a deck with the cute “seal” to be your assistant!!!

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And the great Mike Holmes from the HGTV show, Holmes on Homes . . .

~ ~ couldn’t convince him to make a house call ! !

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And what could be better than a spectacular candy station from Scout and Nimble!!

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Some of the many vendors . . .

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One of my favorite sessions was with Carmen of Southern Living/Southern Living Plant Collection.

After the session, we all got to take home a plant! 🙂

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And Kim took a pic of Derrick of D. Lawless Hardware and I . .

~ ~ Derrick is one of my sponsors and was so happy to have gotten to meet him!!

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Lacefield Fabrics was another new vendor this year…they had fabulous fabrics!

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And then there was the Ballard Design Challenge . . .

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The lobby was decorated with balloons and “bubbles” by the sponsor “Tide” . . .

And the best thing of all is to be able to meet people for the first time and see old friends too!!

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Me, Amanda (Dixie Delights), and Kim (Savvy Southern Style)

~ ~ met Amanda for the first time and she is just what her blog name is, a true “Delight”

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And seeing old friends . . .

Yvonne (StoneGable), Kim (Savvy Southern Style), Heather (At the Picket Fence), Kari (Thistlewood Farm) .

~ ~ and me.

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Heather and her beautiful daughter.

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Front Row: Kim (Savvy Southern), Julie (Lilacs and Longhorns), Laura (Top This Top That) . .

~ ~ and Rachel and her adorable daughter (Maison de Pax)

Top Row: Lauren (Endearing Home), Yvonne (StoneGable) and me!

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Kelly (My Soulful Home) and Julie (Lilacs and Longhorns)

It was so great to have met them this year!

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Julie (Lilacs and Longhorns) and Lauren (Endearing Home)

~ ~ under those gorgeous chandeliers!

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And here I am . . . on my way home from Haven with my Southern Living Plant in the back seat!!

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I am happy to be home and enjoying my wonderful goodies from the Haven SWAG Bag!

Until next year . . . I have lots of sweet memories to get me through!

Have a wonderful day!!