I have to share another grouping of pics from my recent visit to Naples, during which my mom and I toured three homes that were for sale, one of which included a guest cottage. Throughout the tour I kept wishing I had a better camera, a problem which I promptly addressed when I got home. I found a Canon Rebel on Craig's List that is now mine. But first let's look at those pics from Naples!
To enter an enchanted cottage, you simply must have a gate like this:
The first home has a pleasant beachy feel:
Walking across the courtyard, there's a pool between the first home and another two-story, more formal abode:
Here's the dining area of the second home, with a sparkling chandelier and slipcovered chairs:
MacKenzie-Childs pendants and a white painted beadboard ceiling make the second home light and fresh.
Marble countertops and a charming porcelain sink:
The tiles on the fireplace surround are a rose-chintz print and may be the work of MacKenzie-Childs as well:
I loved the fabulous spring green and pink rose wallpaper in this powder room:
I've never cared for ceiling fans in general, but this one appeals to me. It's on a balcony:
The beach-shabby guest room:
MacKenzie-Childs surely must be responsible for this wash basin. Isn't it wonderful? You could decorate the whole room around it.
My mom inside the guest cottage:
Next we have Pink Pearl Cottage:
The dining room has pink walls and a fantastic vintage rug:
Slipcovered furniture and lampshades punctuate the living areas:
The pink and white kitchen. Love the beadboard-covered dishwasher!
An outdoor sitting area between Pink Pearl Cottage and its guest cottage. Perfect for a nap, no?
A closer view:
No corner was left un-shabbied:
As you leave Pink Pearl Cottage, don't forget these words of wisdom:
And remember, these homes are for sale! We were touring them as part of a realtor open house, and they were kind enough to allow me to take all of these pictures. Contact a Naples realtor if you are interested in purchasing your own little historic Old Naples cottage!