Monday, July 11, 2011

Another "SO CALLED" Colorful Cottage!

It may astound and amaze you but I do actually have a full-time job at a commercial real estate company.  Oh how I WISH my REAL JOB was blogging and painting and decorating and playing on Pinterest .....but alas......I have bills to pay, so I sell industrial buildings, service stations, retail centers, office buildings, etc during my non-blogging/decorating hours. 

Today I received an email from a residential website advertising a COLORFUL COTTAGE...and since those are two of my FAVORITE words, I just had to peek.  I'm voyeuristic like that! 
True to it's word, the house IS colorful.  I like the fence but probably would have manicured the yard a bit more if I were selling my house...but, hey....that's just me.
This is in a section of Houston close to downtown, where the houses are fairly small and the prices are large.  This home was renovated and walls knocked down to make it more spacious and flow better.
How about a milk chocolate colored den?  See the sweet doggy at the window WISHING he could come in to enjoy the air conditioning?
Now here's a colorful kitchen.  Blue laminate counter tops and sunshine yellow walls.
Here's one of the bedrooms.....pish THIS what they call colorful???  LOL!  They should definitely come and visit my house---I'd show them colorful.  In fact, as I'm typing this I just glimpsed a bit of PURPLE paint on my fingernail.  GUESS what I did this weekend?
 Now this is a challenging color palette to work with. My nephew bought an older house with this exact same pink and burgundy tile.
 I liked all the windows and light in this house.  This must have been a back porch that they enclosed. 
 One of the bedrooms, turned into an office. 
 And what a bright and happy porch/sitting area.  Artwork is awesome!
AHHHHHHHHHH....the pool!  That turquoise-y blue water ALWAYS gets me and is truly a favorite color!


  1. Cute house! Now, I am curious??? Purple paint under your fingernails...what did you do this weekend? LOL

  2. Love the porches!

  3. Love the pool and the porch. The kitchen is interesting! I had a house with a lavender bathroom and a lavender toilet form the 1960's and I really liked it.

  4. The artwork you mentioned looked like a Nancy Thomas you know? I looked back at other paintings/prints and thought I might have seen 1 or 2 more of her work. I will come back to your blog. Love your happiness!! Capri

  5. Very cute !
    Love the porches !
    Have a great day !

  6. Love your blog. I found you on Vintage Housewife! The front yard in the first picture is my dream ...PLUS the porch!

  7. Pretty, pretty house. And yes, somewhat colorful but still not over the top.
    (PS - I have bright torquise toe polish right now!)

  8. Such a cute house but yes the prices down there are HUGE!!

  9. Adorable and charming! Love everything about it, especially the pool! You're making me want to move to Houston! :)

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog with your kind comment. Love that turquoise water too. Your blog always makes me smile!


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