I have to show you the place we stayed while in Florida.
It’s not for rent or anything – it’s my parent’s residence – but it is so fantastic that it looks like something out of Architectural Digest, so I thought I’d give a tour.

My photos won’t do it true justice, but I’m going to give it a whirl anyways.

Today I’ll show you the living and dining rooms.

My parents are very brave inviting the four of us down (at least 3 of us with grimy fingers) to luxuriate on their white sofa.

Behind the sofa you’ll see a granite counter – that’s for a bar table that you can sit and watch TV at, or set out appetizers for guests while entertaining.  

Behind it is a giant mirror above a wet bar, so the fan image you see is actually just a reflection. 

This is a better shot of the bar area.

  This is with your back to the wet bar, facing the TV.

I’m sorry this one is over-exposed, but I wanted to show the glass wall (the sunlight shining into the camera made the foreground image too dark, so I had to ramp it up a bit)Yup, these windows retract completely into the left section of wall, so that you can have a completely open room to the outside.

 This is the view from the living room bar area, looking into the dining room.The table comfortably seats ten, so this isn’t a small piece of furniture by any means, but it’s so perfectly proportionate to the space.

 I tried to get a shot of the ceilings in as well.
A contrasting paint colour in the coffers, and every section has crown moulding!
The chandelier is a piece of art.

Just the other side of the half wall on the right is their front door.
Light streams in through the door as well as the transom above it – and I LOVE that console table!

Check back tomorrow and I’ll show the unbelievable kitchen!

Have a great one!