Family Retreat: Charming Home Tour

Today we're touring a family retreat by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer that offers a series of cabins. A main cabin provides the general gathering space and separate buildings, like a writer's hut, create private little retreats within the family retreat. Today's charming home is located on the San Juan Islands just north of Seattle. The main cabin enjoys an inspiring view from the front porch. Photo by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer   Although the outside of … [Read more...]

Lake Michigan Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope that you're enjoying your weekend, and I'm happy that you're here to enjoy another weekly home tour. Today we're visiting a Lake Michigan cottage by The Cottage Company of Harbor Springs. I use the term "cottage" loosely because the home is actually quite spacious. A beautiful Moira clock nestles into a cubby beneath the winding staircase. Photo by Cottage Company of Harbor Springs   The living room is … [Read more...]

Eclectic Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Happy October, Friends! I hope you're enjoying the fall season so far. I know many of you are sprucing up your homes and getting them ready for cooler weather. And others of you are suffering from storms or fires that are plaguing our country. I hope that today's eclectic farmhouse tour will give you some cheer and lighten your spirits. Today we're touring an east coast home decorated by Jamie Keskin Design. Even though she's located in … [Read more...]

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...]

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