Dream Digs

Hi Friends,

I hope you are happy and content no matter is going on in your lives. Stay thankful and humble, even if smelly things are wafting about.

Have you ever wanted to do something that you weren’t formally trained for?

  • Write code?

  • Prosecute criminals?

  • Remove a tumor?

  • Design a house?

Designing dream digs from an architectural perspective is an old dream that has re-emerged as a new hobby for me.

Not "decorating!"

Decorating a home doesn't get me going. I keep the decor in my house pretty simple (most of you know that). Because if it (me) gets flustered with texture, accents and color pops I end up changing it, soon.

But when it comes to:

  • arches

  • angles

  • heated flooring

  • french doors

  • castle towers with built-ins

  • elevators

  • a laundry shoot

  • two-master suites

  • radiator heat

  • central vac

  • dual kitchen with nook

  • hidden rooms

  • sun tunnels and skylights

  • dog bath station

  • smart wiring

Now my engines are revved.


I’m not saying we’re building a house. Albeit, I am designing one, poste haste. Ideas, input, experience, welcome.


A brick wall needs no decor added. It's intriguing in and of itself and arched doorways are a must in my dream design. My dream kitchen is not big.

This midway landing to an oval study would be welcome in my dream digs.

Whether bay windows or a castle tower, both are welcome to land on my plan. Do you like the angled door entry on this home? Charming or distracting?

Built-in benches along staircases, in mudrooms and around kitchen nooks are a favorite of mine.

Windows that open "out" versus up and down, thumbs up.

Using our current, narrow lot as a blueprint base, various aspects of the four homes below would be puzzle-pieced into my dream digs.

Black and white checker board flooring is a positive! And quite possibly there will be more than one brick wall.

I don't have many obsessions but black and white flooring is undeniably one.

An elevator? ? We're not getting any younger. So yes, an elevator for sure. Admittedly, fear of getting stuck in it has crossed my mind but so has falling down stairs.

Secret rooms are not-so-secret trends in custom built and new construction homes. A nice get-away?

Ahhhhh! Radiator heat! My dream digs, heated-environment!!!! [emphasis added]

Heated driveways are also a thing. Atlanta doesn't necessitate one but it sounds nice if you live in a snowy region.

Ideas? Down the road, we'd love to hear them!


Speaking of down the road.

In my dream dig design there will a carriage/garage/work space to accommodate Jeff's multiple car babies. Speaking of car babies, did you hear that one of the babies was injured?

Not to worry. She'll be out of the hospital soon.

Actually, we can do things that we don't have formal training for...in our own way.

Thanks for reading!

Love, Shelley

Acts 2:17

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.