Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Little Vacation House

Last summer, when Sharon and Jim visited for a month, they called the condo they stayed in "The Little Vacation House" because that was easy for Brennan to understand.  This year we told Brennan that Grandma and Grandpa had gotten a new little vacation house of their very own.  As we started decorating and filling the space, we decided it was appropriate to not only keep calling that, but to make it the actual name of the condo.

Allow me to welcome you to The Little Vacation House.

With a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and laughter, the space is ready to rent, only 42 days after closing.  Six weeks ago the condo was empty and dirty.  And today?  It looks like this:

Helping Jim and Sharon to fill and decorate this space has been deeply fulfilling and rewarding, not to mention fun!  I have always watched shows on HGTV and wondered, "Could I do that?"  Deep down, I always thought I could, but I wasn't sure.  This was sort of my opportunity to give it a try without the pressure.

Of course, I am a firm believer that spaces evolve and are never really done.  With that in mind, we decided to call the condo "done for now" (my decorating motto).  It is comfortable, beautiful, and functional, and everything now is just extra icing on the cake.  In time, we still want to paint the bedrooms and bathroom, install curtains, hang more art in the guest room and bathroom, cover the ugly control panel in the laundry room, fill the shelves with baskets... You get the idea.  But I do believe that anyone who stays in the Little Vacation House will be okay with those things being undone next month.  It is truly a beautiful home away from home.

Sharon and Jim will be renting The Little Vacation House for a month at a time, beginning December 1st.  If you or someone you know would be interested in renting it, visit their website and fill out the contact form so they can get in touch with you.  And let them know I sent you!  ;-)


  1. Shut up Melissa!! It is AWESOME!! I want to go on vacation in the "little vacation house." You did a really good job. It's neutral and modern and would fit pretty much anyone's taste. Whenever we get around to doing our bedroom, you HAVE to advise. :)

  2. I LOVE (yes, I am shouting in all caps!) the wall with the trees, birds and white couch!!!! Soooo seriously awesome! I need to hire you to come help me with some stuff. You are so talented! Love, Hope

  3. What a fun and fresh space! You did a fantastic job! Love the birdie wall :).

  4. Omg, that mural is AMAZING! Seriously, so beautiful. I would love to have something like that in my future home!

  5. You are so very creative! Welcome to blogging. I found your blog from TDC. I have started a series on helping new bloggers out. I will be hosting a newbie linky party on Monday. Also, you may want to see some of my tutorials, and coffee chat series with some influential bloggers. Hope to see you there. I am following you now.

  6. So so pretty. I think you are a natural at blogging! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  7. Love your amazing tree and bird wall!


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