I love the all the architecture and colors in the community, but this green, dove, and natural palatte is my favorite. The area is full of native plant species, interconnected foot paths, and harmonious architecture. It is refreshing to see uncomplicated rooflines, functioning shutters, and restraint in finishes. In middle Tennessee, there is a trend of putting complicated roofs, dozens of finishes, and a mixture of architectural styles all on a single home (the “McMansion Trend”). Houses in one neighborhood seem to “compete” with each other. Here, they clearly work together, and this lets each home’s unique features shine. It’s truly a treat for the eyes! Since it was just the two of us, we were able to fit into a sweet little carriage house. We loved it! Our walk to the beach was about 5 minutes. There is a pretty town square with shop, restaurants, and its own post office. Delicious iced amaericanos from Amavida. The view across the property where we stayed. My ferns traveled with us. Ha! They require daily care, so I decided to bring them along. Chambray tops, wavy hair, and a lazy beauty routine were highlights for me. I wandered down to the water early on the second morning. We cooked breakfast at home each morning. We had a delicious dinner on the first night at Paradis.
I enjoyed going to all the shops, but especially Tracery, an interior design store. I’ve followed their blog for a while and their design of the Southern Living 2012 idea house was the catalyst that launched my love for buffalo check. 🙂