Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Guest Cottage

If you walk down a winding path in our backyard

Hidden, behind the tropical plants (read:jungle) is a
guest cottage. A rather large one,as far as they go


It is the reason we bought our house.
It has two bedrooms which look into a small courtyard with a fountain,
a bath...and...





It was perfect. Sort of. It was very dark, actually black. Wish we had before
pix, but it was too dark inside to even take pictures.

We knew it would be perfect for my Mom.

But we wanted her to love it....

so we painted all the black walls and beams atrium white.

We pulled up the calico cat looking shag carpeting and put in pergo, throughout the whole house.

We added a small kitchen,with a big counter.
All in three weeks. A tough three weeks....
But soooo worth it.
She calls it her "wee house".
and she does love it.


15 comments:

Alicia said...

Tropicalhome, I love your style. You are one of my favs over at GI. You have done a great job here. Thanks for sharing! DownSouth

dec0r8or said...

Gorgeous, Linda--just gorgeous. *sigh*

My Notting Hill said...

Gorgeous!! Love this. Also I really like your banner.

My Notting Hill said...

Forgot to ask - what is the name of the plant in the room & can I post this picture w/a link back to you on my blog later this week? Would love to see more photos of this great cottage. Michele

debbiewhitlock said...

Great pics! It's so pretty!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Alicia and Sharon...Thanks!!

Notting Hill...Thanks, too! The banner is a pic I took in Brazil this spring. The plant is just a baby palm...certainly you can post this pic. I'll post more pictures for you later.

Debbie....smooches too!

You all make a new blog gal feel so *special*!!

PAT said...

Hi Linda...I love it! It certainly is a treat to come here. Keep up the great blogging!

Pat

sandra/tx said...

I heart your guest house. It should be in a magazine. Seriously.

Bhavna said...

Such a beautiful home Linda! Love the way you have done it up :)

karina said...

Hey, good work!!!
your garden is beautiful!!!!

Megan said...

OMG!! I Love it!! I want to live there, please!! :)

Cote de Texas said...

whoa! I am loving your blog!

Cote de Texas said...

I love your blog! I wish there were more pictures of this guest house - it look so adorable!!!

Joni

Shirl @ "Got more time than money" said...

I am all agog with your wee cottage! How cute is that!? This is not your typical MIL house - what great style!

texasdaisey said...

Your garden & guest house are so pretty. All I can say is wow!.
Debbie

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