Sunday, April 11, 2010

SIL's House in Daphne, AL

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I am joining Show off Your Cottage Monday, today.

On Easter weekend, we visited my SIL in Alabama.  I took a few pictures of her lovely home.  She has a flair for art and has quite a few beautiful works of art throughout her home.  One of the things I love about her home is that the walls are all painted a lovely brown, it is unusual to see a house with every room in that color, but it really is pretty.  The picture above shows a glimse of one of my favorite paintings in her home, it is in the breakfast nook.

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This is the formal dining room.  They have a double fireplace, the other side being in the great room.

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On the table is a tapestry that used to be hanging on the wall, but she is using it here as a cover/runner.  I love the colors in it.

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Another painting with a lovely vignette, the blues and reds are also reflected in the tapestry, all of them pretty against those lovely brown walls.
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The buffet, simple and elegant.
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More color on the mantel in the dining room.
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This painting is also in the dining room. maybe this one is my favorite!
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Okay the colors in the Master bath are dreamy.  I love brown with pastel blue.  Especially love  that chocolate washcloth with the blue monogram.
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The lighting was difficult for the pictures, so had to lighten this one and now it is a little washed out.  I love this painting above the jetted tub, the blues are perfect for the brown and blue theme she has going on in here.
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Love this sign! 
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This is lovely and don't you just love that towel with the brown leaves.  The mermaid is awesome too/
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This piece of pottery is in another corner of the tub area, I think it is exquisite and the blue is perfect.
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A sweet vignette in the bath.
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On to the Master Bedroom.  Her home has a tropical feel through out so this bed is perfect and the brown background complements the wall color.  The leopard print pillow is pretty cute, the other side says not tonight! 
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Kind of a Hollywood feel to this corner of the room, with the white chair, faux fur and marble topped dressers.  Very classy look here.
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This is a beautiful dresser.  See my nephews on the wall, twins on the bottom and the youngest one above.
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The pretty front door and porch.
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I love the glass door and window above.
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A beautiful iron bench with an arbor, jasmine growing up the sides, a nice place to sit and look at the lake behind their house.
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Thanks for joining me for this little tour.  If you are like me it is always fun to see how others are decorating their homes.


  1. How warm and inviting. Love the browns. Did you get to stay there? I bet the guest room was dreamy too. I love the little Cinderella plaque.

  2. what a great home.. love the master bedroom particularly.. pretty colours combo.. thanks for sharing.. have a good week!

  3. Oh Marla, it's a beautiful home! Your sil has amazing decorating talents.

  4. Beautiful pics of a beautiful home!!! Seems you both have a flair! I love how everything matches! My home is soooooo eclectic! That's me though...LOL!!

  5. Beautiful home. Love the pale blues with the browns.