Country Style Mantels and Fireplaces

All my adult life I've wanted a room with a beautiful fireplace but so far I've never owned a house with a functional fireplace. My parents' house had a gorgeous stone fireplace that stretched up one wall of the vaulted living room. It was pretty impressive and is probably the reason for my desire to have one. For now, I have a faux mantel that's pretty enough for me. Today I'm sharing a collection of mantels and fireplaces to warm your … [Read more...]

Navy and White Sophisticated Kitchen

If you're tired of seeing neutral-toned kitchens in the pages of your favorite magazines, you might enjoy this pretty navy blue and white sophisticated kitchen by Davonport, located in the UK. You'll find classic elements like subway tile, pendant lighting, a farmhouse sink, and more in this beautiful heart of the home. Photo by Davonport   An expansive stove with double oven is a must-have for any passionate chef or baker. Photo by … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Decor: Adding Texture to the Home

Something about the fall season brings out the need for warm and cozy texture in the home. Pillows and throws are a simple solution, but what about the architectural appeal of a stone wall? In my childhood home there was a large stone wall fireplace in the center of the room, running up to the peak of the vaulted wood ceiling. I never appreciated that room as much as I should have. This rustic stone fireplace brings back memories of that … [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...]

Pretty Fall Vignettes: Inside and Out

Officially the calendar says it's fall, but outside it's a sweltering 90-degrees here outside of Chicago. And the heat is supposed to continue for the next several days. Ugh. Still, I'm keeping an autumn state of mind and am sharing a few pretty fall vignettes with you that might help you get your own home ready for the changing of the seasons.Pumpkins and Gourds Okay, so this category of fall vignettes is pretty obvious. When in doubt, grab … [Read more...]

Small Space Kitchen: Style and Storage

Do you struggle with storage and space issues in your kitchen? I think most people do, regardless of the size of their kitchen. Today I'm featuring an adorable, small space kitchen that's large on style and storage. When I discovered it, I was amazed at the smart use of space! This charming cottage kitchen was designed and befitted by Middleton Bespoke, known for their quality craftsmanship. Old World charm flows throughout the functional and … [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...]

Warm Up Your Rooms with the Color Brown

Normally I'm attracted to whites and cool colors when it comes to decorating my home. That all seems to be changing these days. For some reason, I've been strongly attracted to brown, tan, and other neutral tones like gray. Honestly, I think it began when I featured the Randolph Cottage in my Charming Home Series. The color scheme is a great way to warm up your rooms. Here's the living room from the house that started it all. I love the warmth … [Read more...]

Vintage Fall Mantel with Brown Bottles

Although it's not officially fall, the autumn decorating season in the blogger world has begun! Last week I joined Taryn Whiteaker and a few other ladies for a DIY fall project. Today I'm joining a slightly larger group to share more seasonal decor. See how to create a vintage fall mantel with old brown bottles and baby boos! (This post contains affiliate links.)  I love me some vintage bottles, no matter what the color. My collection … [Read more...]

Country Style Rooms for a Cozy Home

Country style decorating has been around a long time. My sister introduced it to me many years ago and I still love it today. Country decorating no longer just means stuffed teddy bears and handmade quilts. It really covers a variety of styles from rustic to romantic to modern to shabby chic. Country style means comfortable, livable, pretty, organic, and cozy. Here's a collection of rooms that shows the diversity of decorating with a country … [Read more...]

How to Use Baskets in Your Home

Baskets make a great decorating accent! You can use them in every room and you'll find budget-friendly baskets in thrift stores or at garage sales. Baskets come in a wide range of styles and sizes. Use them for decoration, style, storage, and more! This post is all about how to use baskets in your home. (This post contains affiliate links.)Baskets as Storage Photo by Tiffany Farha Design   Baskets provide an attractive option for … [Read more...]

Country Style Kitchens from the U.K.

I was recently surfing through Houzz, one of my favorite home decor sites, and stumbled across the most beautiful country style kitchens. They were all by deVOL Kitchens located in the United Kingdom. You'll find the strong influence of Shaker design in these simple yet amazing kitchens. Clean classic lines are seen in all of the country style kitchens in today's post. You'll also find farmhouse touches that keep the heart of the home charming, … [Read more...]

AKA Design: Charming Home Tour

I'm so excited about today's tour which features the home of my dear blogging friend Shannon of AKA Design. You might remember that I first featured Shannon's house back in February of 2015. Well, Shannon has moved since then and I'm amazed at all she's done with her new place! I think you'll enjoy her decorating style as much as I do. Ready to take a look around? Right as you approach the front door, you can see that Shannon pays careful … [Read more...]

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