Decorating with Yellow

Beautiful yellow!  It's associated with sunshine and happiness, smiley faces, and Sponge Bob Square Pants. Decorating with yellow brings warmth and energy to any room. Whether you choose to paint the walls yellow or simply add small accessories in the sunshine color, yellow decor can be a lot of fun! A beautiful yellow couch and other cottage style furnishings from Maine Cottage create a cheery living room. Sometimes bold colors can be … [Read more...]

12 Charming Picket Fence Ideas

This past fall we finally replaced our rickety old picket fence with a new one. While I held a certain endearment for our "charming" fence, a lot of the pickets were rotting and we simply couldn't let it go any longer. I've always loved a picket fence and am happy to share some quaint picket fence ideas with you. How adorable is this yellow picket fence with its little gate? The house behind it is equally charming! I think I'm ready to move in … [Read more...]

10 Charming Breakfast Nook Ideas

Who doesn't love a charming breakfast nook? It's a cozy and inviting place to start your day off on the right foot. Even if you get up on the wrong side of the bed, enjoying a creamy cup of coffee in a sunny nook is sure to brighten your day. Compliments of Houzz, I've got a collection of 10 charming breakfast nook ideas for you. A cottage cute breakfast nook to enjoy a vanilla latte with family or friends. Loads of charm with the globe light … [Read more...]

French Country Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Will you join me today for a trip to France? We're touring a beautiful French Country Cottage decorated by Catherine Sandin. I think you'll fall in love with its Old World charm and romance. The quaint farmhouse exterior makes you feel you've stepped back in time to another era and place. Photo by Catherine Sandin   Step inside and you'll find wonderful French country details. Soft neutrals and textures pair with architectural elements … [Read more...]

The Snuggery: Charming Home Tour

Today's charming home is located out east and features beautiful architecture and some amazing light fixtures. You might remember earlier this week I confessed that lighting is my decorating weakness (I'm working on it though). I was impressed not only by this home's chandeliers and lights, but its open spaces with bright and airy appeal. The project is by Stephens & Company, Inc. and the photos were taken by Wendy Mills Photography. The … [Read more...]

Colorado Retreat: Charming Home Tour

The last couple weeks we've toured east coast homes, but this week we're heading out west to enjoy a Colorado retreat that has amazing detail and warmth. I think you'll enjoy some of the fun interior design details created by Ashley Campbell Interior Design. A rustic style living room impresses with its soaring wood ceiling and stone fireplace. The room avoids being dark and dreary with the application of white paneling on the walls. Photo by … [Read more...]

Vintage Cottage: Charming Home Series

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away so I thought I'd share a sweet little vintage cottage dressed in red and white - perfect for Cupid's holiday. The cottage has a well-loved and slightly worn look that I think you'll find charming and endearing. This quaint home was shared on Houzz by Tumbleweed & Dandelion. (This post contains affiliate links.) Soft white slipcovers and grain sack pillows create a shabby chic vibe in the … [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...]

Sunrooms to Brighten Your Day

This January has been one gray day after another. My hubby's feeling blue, I'm getting a little crabby, and we're both craving sunshine! To lift my spirits I thought I'd share a few sunrooms to brighten your day. After admiring all of them on Houzz' website, I found myself feeling a little better. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Photo by Colonial Reproductions, Inc.   Cool blue bathes this cottage-style room, providing a coastal … [Read more...]

Suburban New York Home Tour

Last Sunday we toured a beautifully restored home that suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy. We're staying on the eastern coast today with a gorgeous new home located in the suburbs of New York. The interior details are amazing; I love when a house has good bones. Even if you have a tract home, you can add simple touches like a chair rail, crown molding, board and batten siding, and more. It's not hard to install and can make a powerful impact. … [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...]

Pantone Greenery: 2017 Color of the Year

Have you heard the news?  Greenery is Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year! I love this choice because it's so organic and earthy. The color green comes in so many shades from kelly to sage to yellow and blue tones. Pantone Greenery is a bright yellow-green that portrays spring and summer in all their loveliness. If you're ready to add this fresh color to your decor, you're sure to find inspiring examples here. (Some images are from Houzz - click on … [Read more...]

English Cottage: Charming Home Tour

How many of you fell in love with the little stone cottage featured in the movie, "Holiday"?  Cameron Diaz plays the starlet who vacations in a charming cottage to escape her Hollywood life for a couple weeks. An English cottage is featured in today's charming home tour, but this one has been updated. (All photos by Chris Snook, found on Houzz.)   You'll find a recurring theme of decorating with neutrals throughout this lovely English … [Read more...]