Georgia On My Mind

I’m no Ray Charles… but this home sure keeps Georgia on my mind! I spent some time living and working in Hilton Head with some girlfriends after graduation. I can honestly say that our visits to Savannah and traveling through the South was probably the kick start to my obsession for romantic and charming architect and home design. It was there I saw some of the most beautiful and captivating homes driving through a variety of small towns that looked and felt as inviting as its residents actually were.  My first experience of “Southern Charm” did not disappoint. I fell in love with the people, the culture and the lifestyle.

So when I found this article online from Home Bunch (click to see the entire farm house renovation) highlighting the amazing work that Historical Concepts did to restore this 19th century farm house I just had to share! Have a look at the images below but don’t forget to check out both Home Bunch and Historical Concepts to see more unbelievable architect and design.

Georgia, Georgia,
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind


Designed by Historical Concepts, this former Southern Living Idea House, located in the small town of Senoia, Georgia was the magazine’s first ever historic renovation project.



This swing is from “Original Charleston Bedswing”.



Exterior Paint Color Ideas: Siding and Trim Paint Color “Sherwin-Williams SW6994 Natural Choice”.
The shutters are painted in “Greenblack (SW6994) by Sherwin Williams”.




The central hallway runs straight from the front door to the back, letting natural light and traffic flow easily.
Burlap draperies (Ballard Essentials Panel in Burlap from Ballard Designs) are brought to add a casual feel to the space.
Light Fixture: Short School House Flush Mount from Circa Lighting.



The walls are original to the home (1910). Art is by Justin Gaffrey.
Ceiling, wall and trim Paint Color: “Pearly White (SW7009) by Sherwin-Williams


First Impressions

Doors. They are everywhere, and I can’t seem to get enough. I’ve always been drawn to them, even as a child. Maybe it’s the mystery of what might be behind it; the secrets and the intrigue. Or perhaps it was only the start of my love for unique and amazing architecture. In my mind, a door is the true “first impression” of any building; setting the tone for all kinds of adventure laying just behind its thin wall.

Maybe it’s the dreamer in me… but here are a few doors I’ve added to my bucket list!

The Church of St. Mary and St. Finnan at Glenfinnan, Scotland

6 Rue du Lac, Brussels

The 11th century south door of Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire UK