Monday, 27 February 2012

Utterly Gorgeous House And Garden

I love the way this completely gorgeous house has an incredible outside AND an incredible inside. And both work together perfectly without competition. 

That's what I'm thinking about at the moment. Our front garden is currently utterly hideous. So awful that there is very little prettifying to be done. I've tried. Oh, I've tried. But nooooooo. It's all coming out. 

The ugly, cracked concrete. The half-dead plants. The old tree stump. The very thinned-out shingle. Bleeurgh. Starting from scratch. That's where it's at.  And we're just at the very beginning the process of making it look scrumptious

Fancy joining me?

Isn't dull, dark February the most perfect month to dream up 
all kinds of wonderful garden plans?

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Cassie Bustamante said...

yes, please! i will live there!

Susan T said...

Yep I am with you. Every year I promise myself that I will DO something with the garden, and every year I let it slide. Inspiration please. Ps You just can't bring a new baby home to a concrete garden now can you.


Such a stunning place.

Hope you have some cute garden gloves.


Meine Dinge Franka said...

O yes - so much to do in the garden!

I just worked a little bit!

♥ Franka

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Before you rip our your front garden, be sure to take "before" pictures. Always so satisfying to see where it started. I'm thinking about bringing in a load of dirt for my back yard to take out a dip I noticed as the snow melted. The center of the yard became a shallow lake. Ugh.

Teresa said...

hi dear, i'm back :)
is that your place or just inspiration?
OMG i love it, looks so relaxing!
makes me wanna sit in the grass and watch the sunset with a blanket & a cup of coffee<3

kisses and happy week,

Anita Diaz said...

Oh my goodness, I just love it and I could certainly be living there! Love, love, love the wood stove in the fireplace. I want one just like that. Yes, this is a great time to be thinking about the outside, and ALL the work we will have to do to get it looking good. Amazing how much work it is to make it look "natural."

Dorset Finca said...

Ooh I love. I want. Garden make-over time is definitely upon us. When everything is dead and brown, it's a good time to have a serious clear-out! x

Shawna ( said...

Gorgeous! I love garden planning. I miss my big garden so much and I hope I can buy another house soon and have a garden again. I usually spend all winter dreaming and planning my garden.

A room with a view said...

It is beautiful - inside and out. Thankfully it is almost March and one can make some thoughts of spring gardens a reality.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


I have been meaning to comment on all of your beautiful outfits the last 30 days! You look fabulous and so happy!

I cannot wait to see your garden! I am sure that it can not be as bad as you make it sound!

Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth

Tricia said...

The outside of that house has a fairytale look about it. I can't get over the roof.

Cindy said...

What an adorable cottage, inside and out.
I hope you find something that will work for your garden.
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Lovely! x

Sissinghurst said...

Soooooo happy to see some beautiful house and garden photos on your blog again :-))))

No offence meant!

bj said...

Darling and charming home...
and I want a pretty garden, too. However, we are on water rationing so won't be planting too much of a garden this spring..maybe some container gardening is called for here.:)
Good luck on YOUR garden.

miss b said...

How pretty - such a relaxing place to live.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Beautiful house and garden pics. Our garden is teeny tiny and I'm always on the look out for teeny tiny garden inspiration and never finding anything *sulk*. xx

SImple and Serene Living said...

OMG!!! That house is too dreamy for words. I want to sit on that chair by the water. Today would be soon enough for me.

Donna@anangloinquébec said...

Stunning photos! I love the fact that it is not a mcmansion, not tiny either but it has all the features you would want in a perfect home... and certainly location helps too! Okay, I would love to see the before photo of the garden....right now mine is buried under probably 5 feet of snow.

lisaroy said...

yup, I could live there! Any type of garden is better than our small balcony!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Love you join you in the ride... I actually want to do SOMETHING with my front garden - if I could only bend over this pregnant belly of mine!!! LOL Looking forward to seeing what you do.
S xo

Unknown said...

ohh to have a house over water! x

Unknown said...

ohh to have a house over water! x

Annie said...

SO much fun to do a home make over - those pics are lovely :)

The Other Side of Gray

Privet and Holly said...

That kitchen is
certainly scrummy!

I'm actually meeting
with a tree trimmer
this month....It's
never too soon for
dreams of the garden!

xx Suzanne

Tree Service Flower Mound TX said...

Holly Molly! This is breath taking, look at the garden and flowers. Wow!!

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