Pink and Gray Valentine Table

Beautiful pink tulips are the inspiration for my Pink and Gray Valentine Table that I've designed for another installment of our Styled + Set series. Today I join blogging friends to bring you three days worth of beautiful Valentine tables and entertaining ideas. A special thanks to Lory at Designthusiasm for organizing this event. Ahead of me on today's tour is the lovely Janet who blogs at Shabbyfufu. I love everything she does and Valentine's … [Read more...]

Darling Little Flat: Charming Home Series

Flat - an apartment or suite of rooms on one level. Today I'm happy to show you this darling little flat across the seas, residing in Russia. The designer is Tatiana Ivanova who was a chemist until the right side of her brain took over. Good thing she changed careers because today's home tour is truly charming. One thing you'll notice while touring this apartment - colors and tones remain consistent from room to room. Maintaining a similar color … [Read more...]

How to Style a Console Table

One thing has led to another here at home and I've been tackling one project after the next. I think a big reason for that is because once the Christmas decorations come down, the house feels a bit barren. The goal has been to add warmth and texture to living spaces and I started with the dining room. More specifically, the console table. It started with a search for console table baskets. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Coping with Anxiety: Finding Treatment

This week's segment of my "Coping with Anxiety" series deals with finding proper treatment. My journey finally takes a turn in the right direction! Last week I wrote about struggling with my old doctor and finding a new one. After two months without a proper diagnosis from my old doctor, I'd had enough! While I liked my old doctor well enough, I needed better help and decided to get a second opinion.   If you're just now stumbling … [Read more...]

More Home Decor I’m Lovin’ Now

Last Tuesday I shared home decor that I'm lovin' these days. One blog post wasn't enough to list it all so here's round two of interiors and design ideas that I'm currently crushing on! You can see the first part of the home decor favorites list if you missed it. The Color Brown Now mind you, I've never been much of a fan of the color brown but these days I'm really drawn to it! This is a big surprise to me but I can't ignore the draw of this … [Read more...]

Turn of the Century Cottage Home Tour

Although I've been attracted to interiors with darker, earthy appeal lately, I'm quite smitten with this light and bright turn of the century cottage. It's fresh and sophisticated with cheerful color. This beautiful home is designed by Tom Stringer Design Partners out of nearby Chicago. A beautiful staircase painted white is flanked by  warm wood dresser - I love the combination of wood and white together! The little window makes a nice … [Read more...]

Decorating with Houseplants

Winter is a great time to add plants to your home. Being cooped up when the weather is cold and days are shorter, a bit of greenery in your home is sure to brighten your mood. I'm making it a goal in 2018 to start decorating with houseplants in every room. Add a plant to a room decorated in neutrals and it instantly comes to life. Photo by Historical Concepts   Architectural urns are a great way to show off your plants. Add a large … [Read more...]

Coping with Anxiety: The Abyss

Living with anxiety can feel like you're lost in an unfamiliar abyss, especially if you’re not even aware that you’re suffering from anxiety. Such was the case for me. If you're new to this story, last week I started a four-part series about my struggle with anxiety. Today is part two of the series - feeling like you're alone in a dark abyss. My journey started with a cold and wicked flu. I was told the nasty flu bug that invaded my body would … [Read more...]

Home Decor I’m Lovin’ Now: Part One

Early last year my taste in home decor started to change. Normally I'm attracted to white, bright interiors with pops of color here and there. I've also found cottage style to be appealing and live-able. But then in January 2017 I featured the Randolph Cottage on my blog and my heart was set in a new direction. So today I thought I'd share examples of home decor I'm lovin' right now. White and Neutrals Here it is. The Randolph Cottage living … [Read more...]

Misty Meadow Home Tour

Misty Meadow. Doesn't the name alone make you want to tour this beautiful home by Buchanan Construction? The beautiful stone work and arched doorway draws you into this stunning home located in the mountains. I think you're going to love today's Misty Meadow home tour! Photo by Buchanan Construction   This view is looking outside through that same arched doorway. Rather than being greeted by a staircase that leads up to a second floor, … [Read more...]

Cozy Bedroom with Kantha Blanket

Welcome to the third installment of our Cozy Living series! Each month our "cozy group" brings ideas for hygge style living on the first Saturday. It's all about simple comforts, foods, and traditions! You'll find links to cozy living ideas by my blogging friends at the end of this post. January is proving to be a blustery, frosty month so I hope you're all staying warm and bundled up. To help protect against winter's worst, I purchased a … [Read more...]

Coping with Anxiety: My Recent Journey

For months I've wrestled with spilling my guts to you all and talking about my recent journey with anxiety. My blog is primarily about home decor so a sensitive topic that deals with mental health doesn't really fit. But on the other hand, my blog is also about my home and personal life. I finally decided that my own experience in coping with anxiety might help some of you dealing with the same struggle. So here I am today, to share a personal … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts of 2017: Reader Favorites

It's the first week in January and that means it's time for a look at the year in review for Town and Country Living. Here's your Top Ten favorite blog posts from 2017 (i.e. the most visited), in order of popularity. Thanks to all of you who frequent my blog - without you, there would be no readers' favorite posts. You can see more popular posts by other bloggers at the end of this article. A special thank you to the very talented Cami at Tidbits … [Read more...]

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