Welcome to the 2016 Spring Home Tour and a big THANK YOU to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for including me in the company of all these amazing bloggers. You’ll find the links to every one’s tour at the bottom of this page. If you are coming via The Fifth House
, welcome! Isn’t Carmel’s home beautiful?
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy touring our home. We have lived in this home for a little less than two years now and we are slowly making it our style.
I have to be honest with you, other than Christmas our home doesn’t change much for the different seasons. We live in Florida and the coastal look stays up year round.
The smallest olive jar is my latest purchase. I seem to have a little obsession with these pots.
My husband took the picture of the boat when we were vacationing in Crete. I had it put on canvas as a reminder of a wonderful trip.
These giant clam shells had been on my radar for years but the price always stopped me from buying. A few years ago I found this one at an antique market for a great price. I immediately paid for it then called my husband to let him know he had just bought me my Christmas gift. The shell weighs a ton so it never gets moved from this spot.
Last year we removed a wall to create a dining room. It really open up our living area.
My favorite part of our home is the enclosed courtyard which the house is built around. It is approximately 1000 square feet so it really extends our living area. We entertain here, eat dinner most nights in the courtyard and enjoy lots of relaxing time here. It is screened so we don’t have to deal with all the annoying bugs we have here in Florida.
The original builders plan had a smaller pool located in the courtyard. We are so glad the original owners opted instead to put the pool in the back of the house. This gives us so much more usable outdoor space.
Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating in the 2016 Spring Tour. If you like what you see I would love for you to follow No Minimalist Here via email, Bloglovin, Facebook or Pinterest. You can find all these options in the sidebar.
Enjoy this beautiful weather!