Add Storage with an Armoire

Today's homes are typically built with ample storage, but if you live in an older home like me, you frequently find yourself yearning for more places to put your belongings. Why not add storage with an armoire that looks beautiful while keeping your things tucked away neat and tidy? Here's a few gorgeous amoires I found over at Houzz to give you ideas for pretty storage in any room of your house. The advantage of using an armoire for storage in … [Read more...]

She Holds Dearly: Charming Home Tour

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and I can't wait!  Our daffodils are poking up, I've seen a couple crocus, and tiny buds are appearing on our front bushes.  But enough of the weather. Today we're touring Sarah's home from She Holds Dearly.  I think you'll enjoy her farmhouse style. Welcome to Sarah's fireside room!  You can see the cozy stove in the corner against a white-washed brick wall. White, slip-covered furniture and white walls keep … [Read more...]

Spring Home Tour 2017: Welcome Friends!

Today is Spring Home Tour Day sponsored by HomeGoods and co-hosted by Country Living magazine!  I'm joining several bloggers to showcase our homes decorated for spring, and I'm throwing in a few decorating tips along the way. Special thanks to Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors for organizing this event. (This post contains affiliate links.) If you read my blog regularly, you know that I decided to turn my dining room into a sitting room. It's … [Read more...]

Traditional East Coast House: Charming Home Tour

Hello friends! I hope all of you are well and happy. We've had a bit of illness running through our family, myself included. Hopefully today's charming home tour will brighten your spirits and leave a smile on your face. Today we're touring a home located in Chevy Chase, MD - located just north of Washington D. C. The amazing designer is Willard and Palmer Design. Step into the entry and be greeted by a lovely staircase and wallpapered … [Read more...]

My Spring Porch and Entryway

Welcome to a tour of my spring porch and entryway! My house was built circa 1875 in a small farming town that is growing into a popular Chicago suburb. The town has more than doubled its size since we moved here. Today I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Tour that features other bloggers showcasing part of their homes decked out for the season. Thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie and April at House by Hoff for organizing this week's … [Read more...]

Oyster Pond Estate: Charming Home Tour

A couple weeks ago I shared a home tour that I said was my favorite so far. Well, today's tour of Oyster Pond Estate is right up there! This home is so huge, they call it a compound. Choosing room photos to share with you was hard. I think you're going to love today's charming home tour built by Holmes Hole Builders LLC of Martha's Vineyard.   Because this home is so large, there are several living rooms to enjoy. This room is bright … [Read more...]

My New Farmhouse Sitting Room

For over a year, hubby and I have been toying with the idea of selling our house. I thought we were going to put it on the market this March, but now I have cold feet. And now I'm wondering what we could do with our existing home to make us stay ... like the "Love It or List It Show" on HGTV. These thoughts and emotions got me to thinking this weekend and inspired me to create a new farmhouse sitting room. If you read my blog regularly, you know … [Read more...]

Randolph Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Today's charming home tour is filled with warm and cozy appeal. You'll find texture and vintage treasures within the walls of Randolph Cottage. Built by Bret Franks Construction, this endearing charmer is part of the Southern Living Plan Collection. The home is decorated by Park Hill Home. This is such a beautiful home, I think you're going to love it! The entryway sets the stage for what's to come. Neutral tones are paired with texture and … [Read more...]

Hudson Valley House: Charming Home Tour

Hubby and I keep going back and forth. Should we move, or should we add onto the house and do some renovations? The thought of doing either stresses me out a bit. Sharing a home tour each Sunday here on the blog fills me with inspiration on ways to improve our house. For me, it's a creative process that I enjoy and it leaves me feeling productive. I found new inspiration with today's tour that features a Hudson Valley house renovated by Crisp … [Read more...]

Winter Decorating and a Tale of Two Pillows

I find myself craving two things when decorating my home this time of year. Natural elements and the color blue. I turn to blue after all the reds and greens typically used for Christmas. The desire for natural elements comes from not being able to enjoy them outdoors in our frozen world. So it's no surprise that winter decorating in my family includes both these things. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Normally the first thing I … [Read more...]

Factory Built Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

You won't believe this amazing factory built farmhouse that we're touring today. This charming home is a survivor of Hurricane Sandy; once condemned and now beautifully rebuilt to reflect a pleasing combination of coastal and farmhouse style. You can find this beauty over at Houzz, along with other factory built homes by Bensonwood. (All Photos by Bensonwood.) Photo by Bensonwood - Discover beach style exterior design ideas   In my little … [Read more...]

Best of 2016: Reader Favorites

Another year of decorating, entertaining, and cooking has come and gone. It's always fun to look back on the year and see how much was accomplished. I'm joining my blogging friends to share our top ten projects, resulting in the best of 2016! I'd like to give a shout-out to Cami at Tidbits for organizing today's event. Be sure to visit my blog friends listed at the end of this post to see all the best that 2016 had to offer in the blogging world. … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen Decor: Get the Look

My favorite room in our circa 1875 farmhouse is the kitchen. I've never seen another kitchen that looks like it. Despite the fact that it doesn't have a dishwasher or a garbage disposal, I appreciate its vintage charm. I've filled it with farmhouse kitchen decor; I can't imagine it with an updated look.  Not to mention, the farmhouse look just feels so earthy and organic to me. If you want to get the farm look in your kitchen, here are some … [Read more...]