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...]

Perfecting the Homefront: Charming Home Tour

Chip and Joanna Gaines, along with their show Fixer Upper, are helping to promote the popularity of farmhouse style. Clean lines, white backgrounds, and utilitarian items are often found in farmhouses across the country. The style is simple and functional, and today's charming home tour showcases the appeal of the iconic farmhouse. Take a step inside Karen's beautiful home at Perfecting the Homefront. Vintage theater seats greet you when you … [Read more...]

French Wall Clock for the Family Room

A recent trip to World Market changed my decorating plans for the family room. I found a beautiful object in the store that I admired, and noticed happily that it was on sale for 50-percent off. I told myself I didn't need it and kept shopping. But it haunted me. Halfway through the store I knew that pretty French wall clock was coming home with me.  (This post contains affiliate links.)   I still love the turquoise clock that previously … [Read more...]

Country Home Furnishings by The Cotswold Company

One thing I feel like I'm not very good at is choosing furniture. I tend to work with what I have or what I find at a flea market or resale shop. I force things to work together (sometimes awkwardly so). But lately I've wanted to create a more cohesive look, even if it means I need to spend a little more for quality pieces. I recently stumbled across beautiful country home furnishings by The Cotswold Company and want to share them with you. It's … [Read more...]

Simple Fall Decorating in the Kitchen

Fall brings two important things into my life; gorgeous colors and football. I don't know why football can't last as long as baseball season. And I don't know why the beautiful color of fall leaves has to mean barren trees are right around the corner. Well, okay ... I do know why trees become dormant and why football players can't as many games as baseball players. But that doesn't mean I have to like it. What I do like however, is a bit of … [Read more...]

Connecticut Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Today I have a special treat for you. A beautiful Connecticut farmhouse by Rafe Churchill  wears 4500 square feet of rich color and traditional style. Settled in the countryside, this charming home combines style with comfortable living that you just might find irresistible. Photo by Rafe Churchill: Traditional Houses   Inside the farmhouse kitchen, you'll find cheery yellow cabinets and trim work. Dark gray tones down the bright color … [Read more...]