Monday, June 25, 2012

The Unexpected

When I am blessed to open up my mailbox and there sit's not only my copies of Southern Living, Coastal Living, In Style, etc…but also Traditional Home! What could be better? 
Needless to say…I waited for the perfect, quiet moment to devour it…I thought it would've happened much earlier in the weekend than it did mind you! But nonetheless…it finally happened! 
What a joy to see a home that someone built out of love…not conforming to the "norm" but rather following her heart's instincts and building what she knew she would love!
Normally, we see beach homes built to suit our beach needs..and that is Fabulous! Just like this home in Coastal Living…

But I've said it before and I will say it again…Never Settle! You will not be satisfied! Always wait..always hold out until you can build or add on as you really want to! If you don't, you will always be sorry and you will always waste money because in the end you won't be happy and you will be re-doing it to make into what you wanted to be in the first place!
There was no "settling" with this gorgeous Tudor style home in the Hampton's! I think it's stunning! I hope you do as well!

With the help of designer Jack Fhiplips , Gloria Kirschner built the home of her dreams without conforming to the norm, but rather building something that she would never get tired of!

Thank You, Traditional Home for showing us something new, real and different! It's truly spectacular!
Hope you have a wonderful week and that you don't settle for anything less!


  1. I love all of these magazines too! My heart flutters when they arrive. The Hamptons home was my favorite!

  2. Your mailbox sounds a lot like mine! I havent made it to my copies yet, so maybe this was a good sneak preview? Love the pool house / pool combination above.

  3. Whoa!! So much gorgeousness love love it!

  4. I am pinnin this one to death!! I love the floral rug and the bamboo chairs in the breakfast room. Just amazing throughout!
    Thank you for sharing this jewel, Carolyn.
    Happy Monday.

  5. I love it when people dare to be different - and it probably took extra guts in a "climate" such as the Hamptons. Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for your sweet comments!

  6. Amen. I love the color. What a unique, fabulous house. I must go empty my mailbox!

  7. Carolyn,
    I'm like's like a red letter day when the postman brings me not 1, but several of my favorite shelter mags. I especially enjoyed this month's Southern Living. So many great recipes I'm dying to try!!!

    Happy day!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  8. So many gorgeous images.. Love those bamboo chairs.

  9. I love it also when my mailbox is full of eye candy...and like you I like to wait for quiet time to truly savor them:)