And now for the rest of the story. (Do I sound like Paul Harvey? 🙂 ) It’s really the rest of the tour. If you missed part 1, you can see it here in the previous post.
So where were we? Oh yes, we were enjoying the spaces in this lovely vacation home we stayed in a week or so ago, and we had wandered through every place on the main level. Now it’s time to tour the downstairs….
Admire the map, nature art, vintage paintings, and postcards as you head down the steps.
This is what you see when you reach the bottom.
Can you believe it..another living area?!
It was my favorite space in the house…very cozy!
I know what you are thinking…She likes it the best because it has red.
Well guess what. You are right! I do. 🙂
I believe the photo below shows a map of the property that was left in the house when Angela and her husband purchased it.
Nice pop of color with the red plaid throw (from Target) on the chair in the corner.
(Made me want to pull mine out and throw it over a chair when we got home. 🙂 )
The stairs we just came down are behind the stone fireplace, and a washer and dryer are located behind the double doors you see in that little hallway. Next we are going through that door on the right.
It leads into this guest bedroom with the giant butterfly. Again, Angela used shades of blue in the bedroom.
The dresser and mirror in this room were mismatched pieces that were unified with coordinating paints.
There is a private bathroom off to the side of the room.
Unfortunately I only photographed this small part of it (but at least it is a cute small part!)
There is one more area for us to see. We walk back through the basement living room and out the other side. That is where we will find this wonderful children’s room!
Such simple but charming art work!
My camera lens does not take a wide shot, but you need to know that there are built in bunks like these on both sides of this bedroom so that 4 children can comfortably sleep in the room. What a fun space!
Each bed has its own little light. 🙂
Our last stop is right across from the bunkroom at the children’s bathroom. And once again, I only took one photo of the space. 🙁
The final photo I want to share with you is one we took at sunrise one of the mornings we were there. I mentioned in part 1 that I wanted a place that was peaceful and quiet for this trip, and I think this photo shows that we found such a place with the cottage. It provided not only that but so much more…a place to recharge while taking in the beauty of nature.
If you would like information on renting the cottage, it is listed here on VRBO. If you would like to see more photos of it, look for its feature in the Spring 2016 issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Do It Yourself magazine.
And don’t forget we are celebrating 4 years of blogging here at Talk of the House with a giveaway that ends on Sunday April 24, 2016….a $50 Amazon gift card and two novels by the gifted North Carolina author, Kristy Woodson Harvey!
To enter, simply leave a comment on any/or all posts that publish between 4/17/2016 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern time 4/24/2016 (on the blog itself – not an email reply please)- one comment per post please. I’ll announce the winner, chosen from a random drawing, in the first post that publishes after that.
Thank you so much for following along as we toured the vacation home in North Carolina. I’ll have places of interest, restaurants, and shops from our trip for you in our next post. I hope you’ll be back again for that! 🙂
Until next time…