There may be no way in this lifetime can I afford to live in the Southern California coast with the every day sun, palm trees and surfer boys. Not how I would in my dreams anyway. But I sure can bring inspiration into a house I would like to build.
I was browsing through Zillow tonight for some inspiration in my art and writing. I use to think that living in a traditional home was my style. Not any longer. I rather be in a clean contemporary new home with lots of light coming through big windows.
Whats so special about these homes below that may all seem to look alike down south? Nothing really. But I am a big fan of living on top of garage that are built this way. I know it is common across the nation but having that split living levels keeps me secure in a way. You can tell someone really well by the home they choose sometimes. People with a lot of light and open windows are quite secure in their lifestyle. While others with limited windows and lots of gates, need security, inside and out. Well, I am rediscovering myself and it is harder to not live in an area that is not gated. We know gates can’t protect us but it is a sense of territory and protection I suppose. Regardless, I like alot of light too. I just prefer not to have glass doors especially on the 1st floor.
Here is the thing about these two pictures below. I admire the different entrance it has from the traditional homes. It screams a welcoming home.
Open floor plans are the thing of the decade right now and I myself like it too. Of course, a straight plain box doesn’t cut it for me but if you give me some dimension in the open space, I can work with my imagination. Staircases are nice too. Who doesn’t love big staircases?!
Give me an open space and time, I will throw some colors into it.
This open backyard or atrium balcony gives anyone that opportunity to brighten the mood. Its a great place to end the night with dinner and wine. I would def spend every evening out there under the stars with Christmas lights on.
This picture below may look plain but it does not need much. The windows itself gives it so much light and warmth. I like the cooperation of the backdrop nature. I would eat breakfast here everyday with my morning coffee too. I feel like a little kid all over again with the Christmas lights on a tree.
I posted this bedroom picture because I ADORE the white with glass light stand. Its chic, feminine and beautiful. Now its on my DIY bucket list. Or I can just look for something similar.
The only time I adore French doors for my bedroom and with this kind of 2nd level beach scene, I can totally get use to it.
Cr: Zillow photos (CRMLS)