Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Welcome home....by designer Amanda Burdge


"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make ME happy or unhappy. I can choose which it shall be, today. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." 
Groucho Marx

I came across the above quote by accident the other day, as I was serving the web. I had seen this stunning home on Cote de Texas that immediately made ME happy and I thought I'd share it here with you today in hopes to make YOU happy. To see the post click here.

I love this entry. The door is unique and the decor is simple and easy on the eyes.




What a stunning and beautiful room. It's easy, and a great place for conversation with friends.


I can envision myself here with close friends, giggling over coffee, and gossiping about 
so-in-so's best recipe's and fantasizing about lazy Sunday Bar-B-Que's.


And after a hard day of friends, food and laughter, retreating to this heaven of a place for a perfect night of slumber. Ahhhh.

All images courtesy Cote de Texas


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25 comments:

  1. i love small homes with great visual impact. beautiful!

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  2. I love what they've done with the interior - very plush and lovely - their master bed makes me just want to snuggle up and doze off to dreamland. =)

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  3. I love the bedroom drapes. I want to wrap myself in that material....

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  4. I was very interested in this house when I saw it on CDT, as I have family house hunting in that neighborhood. It's lovely, but oh my Lord, the price!

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  5. What a sophisticated jewel box. Love it!

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  6. Excellent quote Amanda. The entryway is eye-catching and open, we would just need portable bars to keep the kids and dog out of it so the room would stay nice.

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  7. Yes, a beautiful room indeed. But personally, I don't like entering immediately into the "main event". I would like to see here more of a sense of entry. Different flooring, a potted tree to obscure, the hutch placed perpendicular perhaps. What else creative readers?

    Amanda...love your internal locus of control.

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  8. that door is so neat, and the headboard for the bed in the bedroom is to DIE for! wow love the bedroom.

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  9. Very pretty interior.. it was quite unexpected. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. what a clever quote Amanda! thank you for stopping by my blog! love this home!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the natural light and those huge windows. My Husband would have never let me have that house because of the asbestos siding.

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  12. What a very cozy cottage, Amanda!

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  13. Dearest Amanda,

    What a lovely post you have here; I am all for simplifying but never compromising on elegance or authenticity. I love what the homeowners or designers did to this down-to-earth home. It is comfortable but what a flow of elegance! It takes a lot of thought and time and of course, training in your situation, to create such bliss! Thank you for coming to visit and leaving a comment! My sister-in-law has found the style and mode of living that is so perfect for a peaceful living space. Small or grand, a home can benefit from the heart for beautiful décor! Please come anytime! Anita

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  14. I love this, you can tell it's just a small bungalow, but the way they've decorated it is so elegant and chic, that's really very inspiring, Amanda! XO!

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  15. beautiful home! Love those full curtains in the family room!

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  16. Beautiful home- I love the bedroom, that large window is amazing!

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  17. I love the tufted headboard and the cozy table - an intimate feeling and chic home. Have a great weekend dear!

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  18. Love the quote, it's so true and love the house, especially that bedroom!! Thanks for visiting Inspired Design I am now your newest follower! ~Debby xo

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  19. I saw this house and commented on Cote de Texas as well. I loved it! It reminds me of when my husband and I first started out..not much space, but I decked it out as best I could. We couldn't have been happier :) Lovely taste, great post and I love your blog :)

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  20. Beautiful home - I love how it feels cozy but isn't cluttered.

    And what a timely quote - I forwarded that to one of my close friends, who definitely needs to read something like that.

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  21. that house is so gorgeous! i love all of the unique little things, esp the front door :)

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