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...]

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...]

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...]

Country Kitchen with Oodles of Storage

Did you survive the holidays? I realize Christmas and New Year's can be stressful or even depressing for some, but I truly hope that you were able to find a special moment to treasure. I'll share a little snafu we experienced on Christmas Eve later in this post. Right now though, I want to show you this adorable country kitchen with oodles of storage! This pretty and practical project is by Hill Farm Furniture, Ltd. What first caught my eye is … [Read more...]

Kitchen Stools for Breakfast Bar

Many years ago my parents gave me a kitchen island, without kitchen stools, as a housewarming gift. I had just purchased my own home as a single mom of three school-aged children. Sure, I'd bought a home with my first husband, but this home (my current home) was my very own. Being a single parent with three mouths to feed, I didn't have a lot of spare cash at the time and appreciated their gift of a small yet handy island for my old-fashioned … [Read more...]

Country Style Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Country Style Christmas Home Tour! It's Holiday Housewalk week with different bloggers sharing their festive homes each day. I'm truly honored to once again participate in this tour of festive homes organized by Jennifer Rizzo. (This post contains affiliate links.)   I'm house #23 on the Holiday House Walk this week. If you're heading over from Just Destiny ... welcome! You can start the tour with the very first house by … [Read more...]

Connecticut Home in Neutral Tones

Did everyone survive Black Friday? I try to avoid the stores as much as possible the day after Thanksgiving, but I did need to get a few things. Then yesterday my daughter and I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles), so needless to say I'm a bit exhausted. Time to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy another house tour - today we're taking a peek inside a pretty Connecticut home in neutral tones. Faith Towers of Design Fixation at Houzz featured the home … [Read more...]

Candlelit Mantel for Early Nightfall

My house is transitioning from fall decor to Christmas. My holiday home tour is the last week of November which is why I need to start decorating now. I was playing around with the mantel after removing my brown bottles, and started to set up my candle holders. I've started collecting wooden candle holders and thought a candlelit mantel might be perfect for early nightfall now that we've turned back the clocks.   I love the intricate … [Read more...]

Cozy Living Ideas with Candles and Blankets

Welcome to the first month of our brand new Cozy Living series! Eleven bloggers are joining together to share cozy living ideas with you the first Saturday of each month. We hope to inspire you to create memorable cozy moments at home for you and your family. Each blogger (I shared who the cozy living bloggers are last week) will share simple ideas for enjoying that particular month. Links to everyone's ideas are at the end of this post, so … [Read more...]

Country Kitchen in Red and Cream

According to several design trend forecasts for 2018, the color red is making a comeback. Neutrals continue to remain popular in the year ahead, with tonal reds providing a warm accent color. If you're a fan of red, this news should be music to your ears! Some people are a bit fearful of using red in their homes, but today's country kitchen by Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry shows that the color can be quite pleasing, especially when paired with … [Read more...]

Cozy Living Series Coming Soon!

Happy Saturday, Friends! I've been so anxious to let you know that next week is the launch of a new Cozy Living Series with a few of my blogging buddies. Join us each month to celebrate the joys and experiences that particular time of year means to us. We'll share the various ways we create a special feeling by making our homes and lives cozy and memorable. Cozy Living means different things to different people. It conjures images of a special … [Read more...]

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...]

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