After growing up in this California Central Coast bungalow, there is nowhere else that feels more like home. Besides my sweet parents being there, I know I can look forward to helping pick fresh veggies from my dad's garden, family hot tub and wine nights, bluegrass pickin' and now a growing number of cat friends (they have slowly been adopting my parents, making fears of becoming cat people increasingly more realistic...).
I wanted to do a post on this beautiful 1910 home, not only because it is the sweetest home-y house I want my grandchildren to grow up in, but also because seeing my parents slowly renovate it from a complete mess inspired my love for design and for bringing old crumbling things back to life!
Here's a few pictures I wanted to share with you that I hope will give you some good ideas, especially if you are looking to create a home with a country garden that works with the old and charming feel of this house! :)
Let's start with the outside:
This kitchen used to be a broken-looking sun porch and it was my mom's dream to make a big open kitchen add on. It is naturally the hangout for anyone visiting the Powers' house!
I hope that was a fun little tour of the house I grew up in for you! If you're young and think your dream house will never happen, just remember that even if you don't have a lot of money to start with, being patient and making changes and renovations slowly will pay off!
If you grew up in a house that you watched grow as you did, please share!