Never Say Forever!

It’s hard to believe that I am moving again! This was supposed to be my forever home. But things change and here we are doing it again. I thought it be nice to post one last time of this sweet home of mine so I can treasure the memories of all my projects. As you can see I have concrete floors and added lots of wooden beams throughout the main living space for a rustic feel. It’s an open floor plan similar to loft living.

Kitchen & Preparation Room

The kitchen area has cabinets on the lower part I did not add any uppers because I wanted that Tuscany style with lots of windows. There is a hallway behind refrigerator that leads to a preparation room that I use for my pantry and preparing my meals.

Laundry Room

My laundry room area is quite special. For the One Room Challenge I added a botanical theme. It’s a large space with a couch so I can read a book or magazine while waiting for the laundry. 🙂

Upstairs Bedroom

One Room Challenges is a wonderful way to get motivated to decorate a room under 6 weeks. This is my first challenge and It was so much fun. I found 2 old doors which I  painted and distressed them. I added two lights to give it a modern feel to something that is old.


one room challenge big reveal

Master Bathroom

My master bedroom has some unique features! My builder had embedded river rock along the edge of the bath tub for a very natural feel. The same river rock is in the shower floor. Again the concrete flooring flows through-out the downstairs

Being outside make me happy!

Outside is truly special! I am surrounded by a horse farm. So my back yard backs up it. The carriage house/garage is detached and it has large space upstairs with an apartment. I had that designed and constructed over the summer.

Its been magical living here!

Palmetto Bluff has been a great place to live for the past 11 years. I will miss it here, but I am not moving very far. Will be renting for about 10 months and planning on building again real soon. Will keep you update when the project starts.



  • Mary

    I really enjoyed visiting your blog Maria and seeing this one of a kind beautiful house. It will be sad to let it go since you have put so much of yourself into it. That much is obvious from all the unique features it has. But I know that you will also jump in to create a new home for yourself and make it all your own with your special decorating skills.

    • Maria Brittis

      Mary, its exciting and at the same sad. I imagine that you had a same situation leaving Greece. Going to a brand new place is fun. I love what you are doing to your new place.

  • Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal

    Ohhhh! But you just finished the garage apartment… I hope you enjoy your new rental! <3 I used to really enjoy moving from place to place but now I'm finding I just want to be home. 🙂 {Moved over 40 times in my life.} I'm glad you shared this post with a quick look around your home; it's so hard to make that decision to move.

    Excited for your new adventure!
    Barb 🙂

  • Petra

    What a beautiful home! I am in love with the floors! Thank you. for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday.

  • Jelica

    Your current home is just so darn beautiful! I understand why you’d miss this amazing space. I am sure that the new place will be just as – or even more – beautiful. Can’t wait to see the new digs (both the renter and the next one)!

  • Florence @ Vintage Southern Picks

    Oh no! Moving is hard with all its challenges, but exciting too, to think of new possibilities! Wishing you luck in the new digs!

    • Maria Brittis

      Yeah, can you believe I am moving, its crazy but this was suppose to be my last home. The market is a on fire here in Bluffton, so we are taken advantage of it. My husband wants to retire soon.

  • Debbie Putman

    What a beautiful home. Praying God blesses you in your new home.

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled

    Gorgeous home! I admire all the white, which I love but am too afraid with three littles, lol!! Best of luck on this new adventure. Visiting from Sew It Cook It Craft It party.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks so much for the visit! My kids are all grown so I don’t have to worry any more. I would never have used white when they were small, but then again white was not popular in the 90’s. Maria

  • Ashley

    It’s a beautiful space! I’m sure you will treasure the memories of this home for forever.

  • Sheri

    I’ve moved many times and know how hard it can be to leave a home you love. I hope things go very well for you! Thanks so much for joining us at the To Grandma’s House We Go link party. Your link has been pinned! Please join us again next Wednesday! Cheers!

  • Michele

    I just found your blog through Blogger’s Pitstop. This is a beautiful home, you have done great things with it. I’m sure you new home will be spectacular also! Good luck!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Hopefully it will be an easy transition and not to many projects! to fast.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks so much! Its been very hectic today. Starting to move my stuff over to the rental! Look forward when it over!

  • Leanne

    You have a beautiful home Maria and it must be a wrench to leave it behind. I guess you’ll enjoy the challenge of creating something wonderful in your next place and turning it into a haven for your family.
    Leanne |

    • Maria Brittis

      Yes, its bittersweet, but I like the chance to move to something smaller and not having a big mortgage any more too! 🙂 Hoping this will be the last home before we retire in the years to come.Thanks

  • Leslie

    Such a gorgeous home, and I’m so sad to see that you’re leaving it. But I can already tell you have a fantastic eye, and know that your next home will be amazing as well! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    • Maria Brittis

      thank you for that! Sweet of you, but I think we will be ok in the next home in regards to projecys and making it my own. Its just alot of work getting there.

  • Jann Olson

    It’s a very beautiful home! I can see why you will miss it. I love the dark beams! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I’m sure it ‘s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thank you for the kind comment! This weekend has been really tough packing and all. I can’t believe I am doing it again but my hubby will be a happy camper when he has a small yard to care for.

  • Tina Gleisner

    In addition to your blog, you might want to make a photo book with favorites so you can hold onto your memories forever. Good luck with the move.

    • Maria Brittis

      Yeah great idea! I have several posts on my home and that should help remember it. Thanks so much! Taking a break from moving today and blogging a bit.

  • Teresa

    Your home is incredibly beautiful. How talented you are! I’m sure your new home will be even more beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity and home with us at Party in Your PJ’s. I’ve pinned to my Home Ideas board.

  • Jen

    What a beautiful home! I would be sad to leave too, but exciting things I am sure are on the horizon 🙂 #happynowlinkup

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I moved today and its been crazy. stopping by to blog a little this evening.Maria

  • JaneEllen

    That’s quite a home to leave. I wouldn’t be too happy about having to leave it,so wonderful. When we left our 20 acres w/home in rural MT it was so hard for me to leave, still miss it very much. That time we moved to KY, loved our property there and house but climate didn’t agree with me at all so after 5 yrs. we moved to western CO. We’ll never have as nice a place as we had in MT nd KY here, too expensive here. But Mr.Furry says we’re too old to move again so here we’ll stay.Do have youngest daughter/family and youngest son/family here so that helps a lot.Two oldest kids live in San Diego areas.
    Good luck in your move,hope ypu;ll be happy.

    • Maria Brittis

      Thank so much for that lovely comment! Wow leaving 20 acres is something else. CO is very expensive but a lovely place! Kids to make a difference in helping! Thanks god for my son.

  • Miz Helen

    Your home is beautiful and would be so hard to leave behind. It is so hard to let go of a home where we have put so much of ourselves into the projects. We will look forward to your journey with your new home. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Maria Brittis

      Miz, I am so happy your are stopping by to leave me such a sweet comment. I need all the support I can get. Its a bit hectic.

  • Leanna

    Your home is stunning so open and calm looking. Packing is the worst part and waiting in the rental home, but once your new home is being built it will be so exciting. I look forward to reading all about it.

    • Maria Brittis

      Leanna, Today was the first day I am moving my stuff tot he rental. Can’t wait until thats over! It should take a few more days of this.Thanks for thinking of me.

  • Amber Harrop

    Sad to hear you are moving it is a beautiful house Maria but I know it happens sometimes – but can’t wait to see your new place and the see what you do with it

    • Maria Brittis


      So sweet to hear from you! I am moving today to my rental and its very exciting but a bit stressfull. Hopefully it will get to be less hectic so I can focus on relaxing for a while and planning the next home.

  • Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    Thanks for sharing your lovely home, we will all be waiting to see what the next one will be like.
    The Blogger’s Pit Stop will be featuring your post on Friday. Well done.

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  • Daphne

    Good afternoon Maria,Your home is beautiful and I know it must be sad to leave it behind, but with your wonderful eye for detail, I just know when you find your new home, you will make it just as beautiful.
    I have moved many times during my lifetime and often to different countries and i have always risen to the challenge of making a home for my family. Actually I have just moved, hopefully for the last time and I love my new home.
    With warmest wishes,

    • Maria Brittis

      Wow, Sounds like you are like me when it comes to changing homes! I do like the process of building. So something to look forward to.

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