We didn't really get kicked out. We wanted to test out the built in stereo system, but decided the other visitors might not enjoy the same radio stations as Daddy.
So the Southern Living Idea House is out in Horseshoe Bay this year, and we went out to see it this past weekend. I took my camera just in case I could maybe sneak some pictures, but they encouraged us to take pictures so I have a TON to show you!
The house is, like, kind of a cross between Hill Country and Spanish style out in the Escondido neighborhood in Horseshoe Bay.
It is huge! The house itself is big, but there's also an enormous patio area and pool house. But I'm getting ahead of myself...
There was a formal living area in the front with a fireplace.
And a less formal one, with a built in bar area and a flat screen TV hanging on the wall.
ALOT of the furnishings and curtains and things were from Ballard Designs. They have really nice stuff and it's not too terribly high. (Plus you can almost always find a coupon code.)
The dining room was in between that kind-of den area and the kitchen.
The kitchen was pretty, but not terribly exciting.
I did like the artwork throughout the house, though. And the shelves here are kind-of neat.
What was more exciting, oddly enough, was the laundry room. It was behind the kitchen through this little tunnel thingy.
And it was waaay nicer than my laundry room! One day...
One of my favorite parts was the master suite. Gorgeous bedroom with stone on one wall:
And off of that room they had a little terrace:
And a really beautiful bathroom:
Not terribly private, though. This:
is the view from the shower. It opens onto the rest of the bathroom on one side, and out onto that little terrace on the other! I guess you can go out there and drip dry? Wouldn't take very long in the heat.
There were two other bedrooms upstairs. (decorated by IKEA, and unfortunately, not exciting enough for a picture.)
The poolhouse, however, was verrrry cute! Decorated with Ballard items again, and it would be such a fun place to stay!
I love the curtains, but I do actually think the horse is just a tad creepy. Also, I should've fluffed the pillows before taking the picture. Oh well!
Then there was alllll the outside area! There was a pool area with several sitting areas:
A grill area off the dining room:
And a little lawn area that was big enough for playing games or something:
There was also this outdoor fireplace, which would be really nice for a couple of weeks in January.
Ooh! I forgot the pretty entry way and staircase!
And surely that's all the pictures you can stand for one post! (Even if they are of a very pretty house!)
Soooo, all that to say, I love Southern Living and you should subscribe to it so that they never go out of business. I can't say goodbye to any more of my favorite magazines!