Southampton Blue: Charming Home Tour

If you love the color blue, you're in luck! Today's charming home tour features a traditional Southampton house decorated with a generous dose of blue. Rich traditional details keep the home from floating away in a sea of blue. The effect is both dramatic and appealing. The home is decorated by Anthony Baratta LLC whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, including House Beautiful and Architectural Digest. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Summer Patio Decorating Ideas

We have a spot at the end of our very long driveway that I'd like to transform into a patio. I've got some ideas whirling around in my head to make the space livable and pretty. If you're also looking for summer patio decorating ideas, consider these inspirational photos. Add color and comfort. This beautiful patio from Maison de Pax includes a great mix of comfy textiles like throws and pillows, which also lend a touch of … [Read more...]

Patriotic Home Decor Ideas

Do you decorate for 4th of July, beyond flying a flag on your front porch? If you love nostalgic Americana style, you likely have a home with a few patriotic home decor pieces. I've put together a collection of rooms in red, white, and blue that I think you'll enjoy as our national holiday approaches. (This post contains affiliate links.) A sunroom uses a pale blue to give a fresh take on patriotic decorating. Photo by Lindsey Hene … [Read more...]

Dining Room Redo: The First Change

After changing my dining room to a sitting room, projects around the house came to a sudden stand still. I caught a wicked viral infection that took forever to go away. The bug took its toll on me both physically and mentally and I'm finally feeling back to my old self. A couple weekends ago we installed a new shelf as the first step in my dining room redo.   The shelf is an $8 piece of wood from Lowe's that I painted white. I used a … [Read more...]

Maryland Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Lately I feel like every Sunday I say how much I love today's home tour. Today is no different. I'm in love with the charming Maryland farmhouse that we're going to tour. The interior decor is giving me ideas for my own home. Every tour I hope that you too, walk away with ideas and inspiration. It's fun creating beautiful rooms that are comfortable and practical. Are you ready to step inside this gorgeous home that's photographed by Rikki Snyder? … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Dining Room Decor Ideas

When you're in the process of re-doing or redecorating a room, it can be a challenge to pull an entire look together. I recently moved my dining furniture to the living room and converted the dining space to a sitting room. I haven't done a whole lot in the "new" dining room as I'm still looking for farmhouse dining room decor. I also don't want to spend a lot of money so I'm taking my time. I decided to put together a few inspirational photos … [Read more...]

Who Doesn’t Want a Summer Sleeping Porch?

It's been a little warmer than normal the last couple days and although I don't like to turn the air conditioning on this early in the year, I admit I've had to. Last night I was dreaming of how nice it would be to have my very own sleeping porch during the summer months to enjoy the evening breezes while dozing. A screened sleeping porch of course, so I don't have to deal with mosquitoes and creepy crawlers! This cottage style sleeping porch … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

Summer means spending time outside in the fresh air and sometimes that can be exhausting. Working in the garden, bike rides and long walks, swimming in the pool or at the beach - plenty of physical activity! What better way to unwind and soothe sore muscles than with a luxurious and therapeutic soak in the bath tub?  Add fragrant, homemade lavender rosemary bath salts to your bath for increased health benefits. Bath salts are known to provide a … [Read more...]

Create a Summer Mantel with Favorite Things

Summer temps are reaching into the 90's here in the Chicagoland area this week. When it gets hot like this I'm motivated to keep my decor light and cool. Taryn at Designing, Dining and Diapers asked me to be part of a summer mantel roundup and I decided to create a summer mantel with favorite things. Make sure you check out Ashley's pretty mantel at Cherished Bliss - she's the blogger on this tour just before me. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Palmer Residence: Charming Home Tour

I fell in love with today's featured home the minute I saw it!  Located in Cedar Key, Florida, this charming residence gives you everything you'd expect in an historic coastal style home. Plenty of vintage details paired with southern accents like two-story porches delight your eye at every turn. Are you ready to step inside this stunning home with its multiple porches for a look around? It's decorated by Rosenberg + Ginsberg Design out of … [Read more...]

10 Ideas for Decorating with Painted Furniture

People typically fall into one of 2 categories when it comes to wooden furniture ... painted or unpainted. I think it's safe to say that I fall  into the painted category. I love the look of old, worn wooden furniture but I still tend to migrate toward painted pieces. To share my passion with you, I went to Houzz to find ideas for decorating with painted furniture. 1. Pull Out Color from a Patterned Piece A small, dark blue dresser pulls the … [Read more...]

White Ironstone: A Timeless Collectible

I think most people collect something in their lifetime. Kids collect marbles and rocks. Pre-teens collect baseball cards and teens collect magazines. Adults collect any number of things from antique coins to dishes to cars and more. One of my favorite collectibles is white ironstone, due to its affordability and timeless appeal. (This post contains affiliate links.) I found this large white ironstone pitcher at the local flea market for just … [Read more...]

Summer Decorating Ideas: Home Tour 2017

Welcome to my short and sweet home tour with a few summer decorating ideas for you!  I've made a few simple changes for the season and am joining some blogging friends to bring you a week of decorating inspiration for the season! If you're here from Paint Me Pink ... welcome! (This post contains affiliate links.) The most work I've done for the summer season is seen outside. I shared my farmhouse entry and porch this past Monday. The front porch … [Read more...]

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