Feature Friday: Classic Casual Home

I’m not really sure how I found Mary Ann’s beautiful blog, Classic Casual Home, but when I clicked over and saw her gorgeous cottage in Newport Beach, CA, well, of course I fell in love!

Mary Ann has lived all over, but now calls CA home and can you blame her?  She’s right near the ocean.  With a view!  I know that view and it is downright enviable.

Here’s the front of her cottage.  Nice, huh?  It looks so cozy, quaint and comfortable and wait until you see the inside.

Mary Ann’s living room.  It looks like they have really worked hard at updating their house and she has shared a lot of the changes on her blog.  I love to see real live houses, the renovations and how they are decorated. 

Staircase going up to the master bedroom.

Master Bath.  No pics yet of the master bedroom, but hopefully that will come soon.

The kitchen is completely swoon-worthy, don’t you think?  I have to admit, I’m totally smitten with kitchens that have this style.

I think in my next house, I’m going to paint it all a creamy dreamy white.  I sure am thinking about that.   Mary Ann’s dining room is classic.

Beautiful tablescape.

Check out that pretty light fixture in the guest room.  It’s just the right glamor touch in here.

Her son is away at college, but his room is very masculine and classic, like Ralph Lauren.

Very stylish side table.

Another renovated bathroom for her son.

And outdoors, a beautifully set table for dining al fresco.  Now, that is the good life, don’t you think?!

I hope you enjoyed Mary Ann’s home tour as much as I did.

To see more of Mary Ann’s house tour, with before and after pics, click on over here.  I know she would love it if you took time to say hello!

I’m headed to the mountains of NC today to spend the weekend with my friend Angela and some other blog friends for a fun time in Cashiers.  I cannot wait to see her beautiful cottage in person.  I hear there is a decorator’s showhouse tour we’re gonna hit!  Of course, I’ll share it all with y’all too!

- Rhoda


  1. Beautiful home…love the table settings!

  2. Oh my, her home is just beautiful. I feel the need to decorate now!

  3. Another beautiful home! Mary Ann has done wonderful things to make her home so welcoming. Love Feature Fridays, you bring us such wonderful inspiration. Thank you, Rhoda! 🙂

  4. Rhoda, I love Mary Ann’s Beach home, she has done a beautiful job designing it. She is such a sweet blogger and it has been fun getting to know her. Her home is definitely a good one to feature!!! xo Kathysue

  5. I’d take that “look to the right” water view any day – I miss the Pacific! Love that your featured Mary Ann, she is such a sweetheart and I love her decorating style!

  6. I have loved Mary Ann’s home ever since I saw the before and afters. Very like my home (the befores, not so much the afters). It really gave me hope for what can be achieved in a small 50’s bungalow with good bones.

  7. Hope you enjoyed your visit! We stayed in Cashiers/Highlands in July – loved it. Want to stay at Lake Glenville next!


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