Beach Studios: Unkempt Beauty

I came across this beautiful & unruly Beach Studios location, called "Sperm Bank." (I felt indecent writing that in the title!! :) Anyway, above, is the very apt whale weather vane. I love this location for its wild, almost abandoned feeling. How beautiful is the photo below?!!

I love the massive vines overtaking the structure-- Is that wisteria?? It reminds me of something out of a fairytale... Stumbling upon a sleepy hidden cottage in the woods...

Below is the dining area insided the house. I LOVE the transoms & how real and undecorated this place feels.

Below, the blue is so pretty & it feels like someone really interesting lives here. I would just love to wander through this place & explore!!
How pretty is this shot, below? I love how the prints are placed anywhere they can fit, instead of perfectly displayed. Is that a library I see through the doorway on the left? Also, how funny is it that the plastic baby seat on the far right chair just sort of blends in & doens't look at all out of place on an antique chair?! (It's things like that that I really love--- the old fitting with the new & with "real life." It's like the grandparents live here or something & they keep the seats out for when the kids come to visit. ) It still manages to look beautiful to me.

Below, is one of the bedrooms. Very simple and seems like the perfect place for a vacation afternoon nap. I love the wall color with the curtains. Again, this room just feels a bit thrown together and its not anything about the decor I like specifically, but there's something about its feeling that I love.

And below, is one finaly shot of the property. I hope to have something this overgrown one day.

On a personal note concerning the flood, things are going really well here. We're halfway through packing for the new house & will probably get most of the important things covered by insurance. We will be sleeping at my grandparents' house starting Tuesday (they're going on a trip) and will have a great place to sleep!! My laptop is dead, but they were able to save all the memory & my photos so I'm thrilled!! And a camera that used to be broken now works after being soaked!! craziness. We're really really happy (and exhausted!!) about everything & are just so excited & counting down the days until we move into the treehouse!!
Thank you all so much for your sweet words (I can't tell you enough how much they mean to me) & I won't be able to blog/ read as much as usual until I get a computer/ and things get a bit more settled, but I'll be thinking of you & wondering what I'm missing!! If anyone writes any posts or reads any posts that you think I'll just totally LOVE, could you please shoot me an email?!! thanks so much


My Notting Hill said...

Love the house you've featured - it's idyllic! Happy to hear things are looking up and you're excited about the move. That's crazy w/the camera suddenly working!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Lauren, thanks for stopping by the Joni post, it's so nice to meet you. I look forward to looking over your blog, I have a feeling I'm going to love it. And I hope you'll come back & visit me again too.

Michelle said...

It's hard to be out of the blog loop isn't it? How exciting, and devestating about the flood and move...a new project is just what you need!


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awww. Best to you dear Lauren. Going in to your new house with a BANG. That's good karma.

Enjoy every sec.

Loved the sperm bank!!!

Velvet and Linen said...

Hi Lauren.

You have the most amazing attitude.
I'm not surprised, your positivity is one of the reasons I love reading your blog.
I'm glad to hear that your insurance will cover most of the important stuff.



Kara said...

Good luck love!
We'll miss you while you're gone!!

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

This place looks so lush and green! I crave for a bit of green-ness, after having lived so long in a drought!
I'm only just reading now about your dramas - thank goodness they happened now and not a few weeks ago when you thought you had missed out on The Treehouse (it has a name!). This little 'adventure' will make moving into your own place all the more special.

kathleen said...

That's great about saving memory and photos from your laptop. Sorry to read about the flood.

Jennifer said...

glad to hear things are going well after such a mess!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Glad things are better... and that y'all are getting packed up and ready to move. So exciting!

Bethany said...

Good luck with everything. I hope your move goes smoothly.