Colorful Russian House: Charming Home Tour

Illinois is breaking out in color on the trees and in honor of the fall fanfare, I thought I'd choose a colorful home for today's tour. Have you ever stepped inside a Russian house? This one by designer and decorator Zhenya Zhdanova is quite cheerful and charming! You'll notice an abundance of painted bead board and paneled walls throughout the home. A pair of vintage style chandies illuminate the dining space, decorated in red and blue. Photo … [Read more...]

Architectural Details: Charming Home Tour

Today's home tour has unique architectural details that I think you'll find quite appealing. Not only does this home enjoy good bones, but it's beautifully decorated by Lauri Rossi Interiors. Take a look and see for yourself! Note the transom windows above doorways in the living room (and the dining room beyond). Painted in black, the transoms stand out instead of fading into the background. Photo by Tom Grimes Photography   Beautiful … [Read more...]

Craftsman House: Charming Home Tour

The first home I purchased was a craftsman house. I loved all the architectural details of that small charmer. It was a perfect starter home. Today's tour features an updated craftsman house by Kelly and Co. Design that's quite larger than my first humble home. A simple farmhouse bench greets you when entering the home, hinting at the warmth and comfort in rooms to come. Photo by Kelly and Co. Design   A dark-paneled wall surrounds the … [Read more...]

Hamptons House: Charming Home Tour

Today we're touring a charming Hamptons house decorated by Alison Kandler. I love her playful use of color - it's not overbearing but rather, just the right touch for each room. Step inside this delightful home with its quaint appeal. A brightly painted Dutch door beckons you to come inside and make yourself at home. Photo by Alison Kandler Interior Design   Painted bead board wraps around the walls of the mudroom with built-in benches. … [Read more...]

Family Beach House: Charming Home Tour

Although school has started in most parts of the country, summer isn't officially over just yet. The days are still warm and sunny and there's still time to enjoy the last remnants of my favorite season. So before we usher in autumn, let's take a tour of a charming family beach house located in Massachusetts. The home is the creation of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders. Photo by Polhemus Savery DaSilva   The family beach house … [Read more...]

Quebec Cottage: Charming Home Tour

The only time I've been to Quebec was when I was about three years old. I don't remember much, but I do remember buying a plastic French poodle in one of the shops. I would love to go back someday to admire the historic architecture. Today we're traveling to Canada to tour a charming Quebec cottage, designed and decorated by Sonya Kinkade Design. The cottage kitchen is light and bright, but includes warm touches like the wood kitchen island and … [Read more...]

Bahamas Cottage: Charming Home Tour

As summer comes to a close and children go back to school, I thought it'd be fun to tour a charming Bahamas cottage. I'm not ready to let go of summer just yet - it's my favorite season of the year. I think you'll enjoy today's pretty home with an ideal location to enjoy the most that island life has to offer. Step inside and you'll find fresh white paneled walls and vaulted ceilings. Neutral furnishings create a cozy aura for relaxing after a … [Read more...]

Car Barn: Charming Home Tour

I think today's home tour just might be the perfect blend for both the husband and wife. If you watch those house hunting shows on T.V., you've probably noticed the man typically defers to the wife's desires when it comes to choosing a new home. Not always, but a majority of the time. Today's charming car barn by Patrick Ahearn Architect has something for both parties! An open concept floor plan contains plenty of charm and style with accents of … [Read more...]

Swedish Designer’s House: Charming Home Tour

Once in a while you get lucky and a popular designer shares their own home. Such was my luck today when I came across the home of Swedish designer Anna Stenberg on Houzz. Scandinavian design is evident throughout the rooms of this cozy cottage. The porch is surrounded by windows that let in plenty of natural light, which is so important during the short gray days of winter. White walls and ceiling bounce the sun around, maximizing the light in … [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...]

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...]

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...]

AKA Design: Charming Home Tour

I'm so excited about today's tour which features the home of my dear blogging friend Shannon of AKA Design. You might remember that I first featured Shannon's house back in February of 2015. Well, Shannon has moved since then and I'm amazed at all she's done with her new place! I think you'll enjoy her decorating style as much as I do. Ready to take a look around? Right as you approach the front door, you can see that Shannon pays careful … [Read more...]

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