Friendly Homes Friday~

I'm surrounded by a wonderful group of friends who are exceptionally talented. They all have beautiful homes, and I thought it would be fun to share with my readers out there some of their spaces. Thus is born "Friendly Homes Friday"!

Today I'm going to share with you the be.au.ti.ful home of my friend Lynette. To know Lynette is to love her! She has a warm, vibrant personality and she is one of those people that instantly makes you feel comfortable. When you are with Lynette you feel important, talented, and interesting! And you know, she and I, we're kindred spirits. She has a creative soul. And it comes out in her home. A few years ago, Lynette and her Hubby were lucky enough to be able to build their dream home. And since they built it from the ground up, it has her personality written all over it! It might surprise Lynette to see the things I decided to share, because I'm a detail person, and as beautiful as her home is, it's the little details that I love...

Doesn't this chair look comfy...all the furniture in her living room is the same way. I just love the colors!

Lynette loves blue! You'll see it again in a minute. I love this stained glass window.

Look at the center of this twig wreath. Lynette has tucked a beautiful little nest inside, and in the nest, real egg shells probably from some baby robins!

Here is a closeup of her living room fireplace. Love the mantel!

And this is the reason I fell in love with her living room...look at those fabulous windows! 6 over 1 cape cods with transoms above that! OH HOW I LOVE THEM. Lynette asked me once what I thought she should do for window treatments. What did I tell her? LEAVE THEM ALONE! (I really did almost shout it.) I love these windows so much, I would never cover them. And luckily, their house is in a beautiful secluded lot so privacy isn't an issue.

These stones are on her hearth...they are beautiful in their simplicity and in their message.

I loved these glitter pumpkins she had in a bowl on her coffee table.

I was planning on taking a picture of this bench because of it's lovely simplicity. We can thank Two for the decor, however. He was merrily playing with Lynette's stash of kiddo toys while Mom and Lynette snapped photos and played with her Cricut machine. (Those are too much fun...now I have to save my pennies to get one!)

Lynette loves a little sparkle! Here's a detail of some of the bling on her mantel.

And here is some more of the blue I promised you. She has these lovely built in bookcases in both the living room and great room.

This fireplace is in her great room. I love the pretty fallish display on the mantel. (Japanese lanterns are so pretty...)

Either she's a kid at heart, or she had her kids and grandkids in mind when she added this fun little detail to the greatroom. My kids love it when they come to visit. You know the Princess would love to play Rapunzel from that tower! Smart idea to put the doors there to close it off!

This stair case is in her front entry. Sorry about the photo...I was wrangling a three-year-old while trying to take it...but you all get the idea.

A closeup of the great room mantel.

Oh, and when you build your own home, you can add fun things like a Butler's Pantry! Yes you can! (Sorry about the yellow photos, no natural light in there.) The cabinets have bubble glass in them...so pretty.

On the other wall in the Butler's Pantry is 6' beadboard wainscotting...so pretty...and I love the three wreaths.
This concludes our first Friendly Homes Friday tour! Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. And a special thanks to Lynette for opening her beautiful home to us!

As I was leaving, Lynette pulled out these beautiful blown quail eggs that she's been saving and gave them to me. She thought I might want them for my little nest. Don't they look cute? (blurry photo alert...sorry.)

Have a wonderful weekend~


Kendra said...

What a great idea! I love getting a peak at other people's homes! And this one is lovely!

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Holly said...

I love this idea!!,...as I LOVE Lynette's home. It really reminds me of you though.:) No wonder you feel so comfortable there.

How fun that she shared those beautiful eggs with you for your perfect little nest.

Bridget said...

What a lovely place to call home! Tell her thanks for sharing! :)

Julie said...

Wendy tell linnette her house is wonderful I love the fireplaces please let her know we thank her for sharing her beautiful home with us.
have a great weekend

duchess said...

What a wonderful home. I love the stone on the fireplaces & the banister on the staircase. I could go on & on.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Shannon said...

I think I am going to love this series! :) Her house is beautiful. I love the fireplaces and mantels!! Everything is just perfect.

ROXY said...

Oh love the stained glass and her living room fireplace!!! What inspiration!

Valarie said...

Love the doors on the balcony. I am trying to figure out something to do for the opening of our second story area.

Joanna said...

Her home is beautiful! I love the stained glass. That is just gorgeous!

Darlene said...

She absolutely has a GORGEOUS home!! How neat to be able to build your dream home........

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your friend's house! I am especially in love with the wreaths in her butler's pantry...I wonder if I could copy her star wreath? So cute!

Blissful Nikki said...

I too love looking in other people's homes! hehe I dont know why, but I guess I feel like I get ideas for decorating or something that way! hehe

Betsy said...

What a great idea. I can't wait till next week.

Ms. Tee said...

Your friend's home is so pretty and fresh! I love the little nest in the twig wreath - I just love little surprises like that. :)

Sandy Toes said...

Great idea...wondeful pictures! Have a great weekend too!
-sandy toes

Jen r. said...

What a great house! I love that idea of a closed off pay room!

Bobbie said...

Love peeking into other homes! SO many good ideas! I am going to go get myself a wreath with bird nest!

Pretty Organizer said...

What a fun blog! I dropped by to see this "shabby nest" and really, it's not too shabby at all! Thanks for commenting on my blog for the Santa Letters! Good luck in the Giveaway. Looking forward to your next post!

restyled home said...

You obviously have friends with great taste like you. I love the stone in that first fireplace photo. Perfection!!

Great idea for a post!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh I love seeing other people's homes. . . it's so much fun. Kind of like peeking in the windows at night time :)