A big thank you to the local volunteers who greeted every visitor with a friendly smile. The docents, shuttle drivers, and many others all deserve credit for their enthusiastic teamwork in making this event such a success. There would not have been a tour without Ruth and Lynne, the Co-Chairs, who started organizing, coordinating and managing every detail beginning last summer. And, thanks to those who generously shared their homes and gardens.
Thanks of course to the many visitors who kept coming all day! I’m especially grateful to my blog, Instagram and Pinterest friends for attending – appreciate your support! Though we’re social media pals, it was awesome to finally meet in person 🙂
Without further delay, I’ll share a quick highlight of what I was able to see. Because I volunteered as a docent, I didn’t get a chance to catch and photograph every property. Click on photo to enlarge.
Inside, a few of my myrtle topiaries in the dining room were ready to greet visitors.
The tour started at 10:00 AM but people started lining up early – there was such a buzz around town!
This historic home’s edited palette of white, gray and black mixed with brown antiques and a pop of gold looked so striking.
ABOVE and BELOW: This cool, contemporary style beach house originally designed by acclaimed architect Neil Middleton in the 1980s was recently renovated. It is situated among fields of wildflowers with a panoramic view of the sea. Check out that industrial dolly as a coffee table. I want it!
ABOVE: A timeless cape with clean lines, simple color scheme and classic furnishings. Several little rooms were gutted to create this large, airy living space.
From Nashville to New York, thanks to my social media friends that came to the tour – such fun meeting everyone 🙂 Hugs to Linda and her lovely family, Catherine and her gorgeous children, Elizabeth, Billie, Wayne and Glenda. I apologize if I missed anyone. Nearly 700 people came through our home!
Lastly, Tom and I are grateful to the 11 docents, including Ellie, Sylvia and Jane (visiting from England), who volunteered at our place. You all are the best!
PS – For more photos, check out my INSTAGRAM.