Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Charming homes of South Carolina

We recently took a trip to South Carolina and while driving around I decided I had to take some pictures of some of the wonderful homes there. Some big, some not-so-big. All of them charming in their own way!

I noticed this one because of the color they painted the ceiling in their porch.  I love the style of this house, but the yard could have been cleaned up and it would have been ten times more charming! 

Here is a closer view of the ceiling. Their door was also painted a coral color. It was such a pretty combination! There was a car further up in the driveway and I didn't want to look like a stalker so I apologize for the photo quality.

This house was really cute. I love the combination of brick with black shutters and a black front door. It's a small house, but it was so well maintained. I would love to see some bright flowers in huge pots on the front steps.

This seems to be the popular style in South Carolina. Many, many houses resembled this. The two story colonial. You really can't go wrong with a house like this. Again, bright flowers would be very charming here!

And another two story colonial. This house was really beautiful. They had a wonderful vine growing around the front door that I loved.

I loved this house! It is like a doll house. The dormer is so cute and I'd be sitting out in the porch all of the time. I really wonder if people just don't plant flowers in South Carolina like we do though. I would love to see some red, yellow and white blooms planted in big terra cotta pots in front of this house. Wouldn't this house look cute with a yellow front door?!

 This house was absolutely darling! I am in NO WAY a fan of light blue, but this house was a pale blue and for some reason it worked. The setting was beautiful and I wished I could've gone up and asked to take more pictures. I am not that brave. Being there was a car in the driveway, I snapped a quick picture and we went on our way!

I could move right into this next house. The yellow is so welcoming and the style of the home is exactly my taste.  I can only imagine the charm on the inside!

For some reason, I really like this house too. I would love to brighten up the front door with a fabulous red. They didn't have many red doors in this neighborhood so it wouldn't be overkill at all. They did a nice job with they window boxes too. However, see those pots out in front? How great would a topiary look in each one?

I wonder how people would feel about my critiquing everything about their homes? I think a pop of color would do us all a little good!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. LOL! I agree, a "pop of color would do some good." When I visited New Orleans for a conference, I found myself wandering the streets taking pictures of colorful houses I LOVED! Here in Central Pennsylvania my neighbors would "vote us off the street" for such wonderful colors! LOL

    This is my first visit to your blog! I googled "green front door" (inspiration for a change to my house), and fell in love with an image on your page! :)


  2. Amanda! So glad you found us...essentially, that is how I found the green front door too. I have not fessed up yet about what color I chose! I will post it as soon as we finish up the changes to our front...but I will say this my neighbors might "vote us off the street" too. I'm perfectly okay with that! I say paint your front door and be proud! Color makes a person happy, don't you think? I'm so sick of DRAB!

    I loved the home styles in South Carolina but I kept bumming out by the lack of color. I wanted someone to be outside so I could say, "Let me help you! I will give you a couple of free ideas!"

    Thanks for becoming a follower!

  3. There are so many cool and unique places to live in South Carolina! You can find anything from cozy one story homes to huge beautiful mansions! I did a ton of research when I was looking for homes for sale in South Carolina, and I know that I mad the absolute right choice!


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