I am delighted to introduce my first ever guest post today, written by a lovely lady whose blog I have followed for a while and thoroughly enjoy reading. Mary Ann Pickett from the blog Classic Casual Home.
Mary Ann, who works in interiors based in Newport Beach, CA, describes her style as casual but classic with a French accent and professes to a love of interiors, entertaining, events and holidays - so you can see why I want her to be my friend! We have plenty in common and as her blog clearly demonstrates, she is skilled at all those things. Whether it be styling or decorating a room, setting a beautiful table or taking you on a tour of a stunning home, Mary Ann's blog is always entertaining and inspiring. I encourage you to pop over and have a look.
After seeing Mary Ann's lovely home and that of her dear friend Debbie on her blog, I was keen to share them with you, and rather than just pulling the photos myself, I wanted Mary Ann to give you the guided tour. When I mentioned I was a bit swamped with a new baby, she very generously offered to do the post for me and I was most grateful to have the help!
Enjoy! I'm sure you'll see why I was attracted these homes as they epitomise that classic, casual, liveable, welcoming, stylish look we are all trying to achieve.
Thank you, Melinda, for featuring my friend, Debbie's and my homes on your lovely blog. It's a pleasure to be here.
Even though I love Debbie...and we have been friends since Freshman year of college...I don't like a direct comparison (but here goes). For example, she is taller and thinner (which means I am not). Her house and decorating budget is larger than mine. Fortunately, I have never been jealous, just happy for her...seriously! Here are photos of my home followed by hers.
Debbie and I live on Lido Isle in Newport Beach, California.
On to Debbie's home...
I have never been you your lovely part of the world, Melinda...but I hope to someday.
Thanks for letting me visit.
I'm sure you found lots of inspiration and ideas from both these beautiful homes, and are drooling over the kitchens and stunning decor just like me. If you would like to see more, there are lots of photos of these two homes and plenty more at Mary Ann's blog here.
Thank you so much for being a part of Georgica Pond today, Mary Ann. We have enjoyed seeing a slice of life in Newport Beach, CA.