How to Use Baskets in Your Home

Baskets make a great decorating accent! You can use them in every room and you'll find budget-friendly baskets in thrift stores or at garage sales. Baskets come in a wide range of styles and sizes. Use them for decoration, style, storage, and more! This post is all about how to use baskets in your home. (This post contains affiliate links.) Baskets as Storage Photo by Tiffany Farha Design   Baskets provide an attractive option for … [Read more...]

Country Style Kitchens from the U.K.

I was recently surfing through Houzz, one of my favorite home decor sites, and stumbled across the most beautiful country style kitchens. They were all by deVOL Kitchens located in the United Kingdom. You'll find the strong influence of Shaker design in these simple yet amazing kitchens. Clean classic lines are seen in all of the country style kitchens in today's post. You'll also find farmhouse touches that keep the heart of the home charming, … [Read more...]

Yankee Barn Carriage House: Charming Home Tour

I'm always on the lookout for beautiful, unique homes to feature every Sunday and I have a special Yankee Barn Carriage House to share with you today. Yankee Barn Homes are built with a sturdy post and beam frame. Today we're touring their Bennington Carriage House with 1,142 square feet of living space. (All photos courtesy of Yankee Barn Homes.) You know I love red houses and this one doesn't disappoint. Even the location of this charming home … [Read more...]

Cow Decor: Get the Farmhouse Look

Farmhouse style has been popular for quite a while now, and doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. It's comfortable and practical, and isn't too hard to get the farmhouse look. An easy way to transition to this style is to add farmhouse animals ... like cow decor. Hang a painting of a cow in any room and you have instant farmhouse appeal. (This post contains affiliate links.) Did you know the color red stimulates the appetite? This dining … [Read more...]

Decorating with Neutral Tones

Some people think decorating with neutral tones is safe and reliable, and today's selection of inspiration rooms prove that neutrals are anything but boring. Browns, creams, and plenty of texture create warm, inviting rooms that say, "Come and relax. You're home!" A stone fireplace takes center stage in this living room with a vaulted ceiling. The rich wood floor provides contrast to the beige, slip covered furniture. Soft blue pillows and … [Read more...]

Vintage Poster Art for Sitting Room

 One of my favorite stores moved further away, which didn't make me happy. But the other day we took a trip out there and I found some cool vintage posters. For just a few dollars, I turned them into vintage poster art and hung the first one in my sitting room. (This post contains affiliate links.) I've had the bird poster on the left for awhile. The new one is the smaller vintage bird poster on the right. I had the empty frame hanging on the … [Read more...]

Newfoundland Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Have you ever visited Newfoundland? I've only seen images and video on TV and the internet. It's a beautiful part of the Canadian country with charming homes and today we're touring one of the country's cozy homes! The Newfoundland cottage is called Hare's Ears Cottage and was renovated for travel company, CapeRace Adventures. You can stay in this vacation home if you take one of their travel tours. A row of windows in the family room allow … [Read more...]

Romantic Prairie Style Book Giveaway

Summer is a great time for reading; I'm on my third novel so far this season. I also enjoy looking at decorating books for inspiration and one of my favorites is Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill. I think you'll love it too, so I'm hosting another book giveaway. Just leave a comment at the end of this post to let me know you want to be entered to win. But first, check out the fresh, romantic prairie style you'll find in the pages of this … [Read more...]

12 Screened Porches for Summer Fun

Summer is filled with many pleasures - warm breezes, sunny days, green grass, colorful flowers, picnics and outdoor parties, and so much more. But summer also brings a few bugs into its long, lazy days. Screened porches create a perfect space for enjoying the outdoors without having to battle the bugs. Here are 12 screened porches for enjoying summer fun! A white-painted screened porch enjoys a container garden filled with native grasses, so you … [Read more...]

Gardening Fun with New Deco Planters!

Is it ever too late in the season to plant and garden? I don't think so. Even though it's July, I'm still planting and today I'm sharing how to create cute container gardens using colorful and versatile Deco Planters. These fabric pots are water-tight and perfect for both water and terrestrial container gardens. They even come in a hanging version! I'm going to show you both container gardens - water and soil. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Colorful Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Today we're headed to beautiful Tennessee to tour a colorful farmhouse with loads of design appeal. Todd Richesin Interiors was the designer and believes that indoor spaces should be collected, not decorated. This philosophy creates a more unique approach to decorating and reveals a homeowner's personality because rooms are filled with favored items. Photo by Todd Richesin Interiors   The farmhouse entryway reveals the use of fun color … [Read more...]

Historic Homes: Geneva, Illinois

Many of you, my readers, have told me how much you love my walking tours around neighborhoods that showcase beautiful homes. I typically focus on older homes because I find them unique and charming. But someday I'll feature newer homes so you can see the variety of architecture in my corner of the world. Today we're enjoy a tour of historic homes in my favorite town of Geneva, Illinois (my birthplace). I've admired this blue clapboard Victorian … [Read more...]

Fun Colors in the Home

White is a color often used in today's decorating world. White kitchens for example, have been trending for a while. But I know many of you crave color in your house so today's post is all about fun colors in the home. Whether soft and subdued or bold and bright, it's always fun to add a pop of color in a room. Blue walls create a lively backdrop for a cottage style kitchen table adorned with a white and yellow buffalo check tablecloth. This is … [Read more...]

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