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...]

Country Style Decorating

When I was first married, I decorated our little rental home with Asian influences. I loved ginger jars, oriental paintings, and black lacquered furniture. My sister on the other hand, was decorating in country style and the more she talked about it, the more I was drawn to it, too. Country style decorating has evolved over the years (just look at past covers of old Country Living magazines) and encompasses a wide range of influences ... from … [Read more...]

Country Kitchens to Love

How old were you when you started looking at decorating magazines? I was in my early 20s and my favorite magazines were Country Living and Country Home. I've always loved country style decorating whether it has a farmhouse, cottage, or modern influence. The kitchen is my favorite room in the house and I never tire of thumbing through magazine pages looking at country kitchens.  Here's a collection of country kitchens I recently found that I hope … [Read more...]

Add Storage with an Armoire

Today's homes are typically built with ample storage, but if you live in an older home like me, you frequently find yourself yearning for more places to put your belongings. Why not add storage with an armoire that looks beautiful while keeping your things tucked away neat and tidy? Here's a few gorgeous amoires I found over at Houzz to give you ideas for pretty storage in any room of your house. The advantage of using an armoire for storage in … [Read more...]

Colorful Country House in Ohio

Merry Christmas, friends! I hope you're enjoying holiday time with loved ones and maybe you popped over today for a little "me-time." I'll keep today's home tour brief with a colorful country house from Ohio. It wears classic country decor and I think you'll enjoy it's comfortable appeal.Photo by Julie Ranee Photography   Most folks enjoy decorating with neutrals, but then there are those who live on the wild side and add a splash of … [Read more...]

How to Make a Wildflower Bouquet

Have you ever noticed how amazingly beautiful wildflowers look alongside a country road?  They're not artfully arranged according to a certain plan, but rather, they're haphazard and colorful and look better than any store-bought bouquet. I love to bring these fragrant wildflowers into my home, and you can too! See how easy it is to make a wildflower bouquet. And the best part is ... it's free!Clover runs rampant along our country roads … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating: 6 Tips to Bring the Outdoors In

Today I'm doing 2 things.  One - I'm sharing 6 tips for creating a cohesive spring decorating look in the dining room.  And two - I'm joining some of my favorite bloggers for a spring tour and each one of us is providing a tip or how-to. Special thanks to Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors for organizing the tour! The links to everyone's spring decor is at the end of this post, but for now,  here's the plan I followed to add a bit of spring in my … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Color in Upstate New York

Today's charming home hails from Upstate New York and was built in 1849, so it has all the charm of yesteryear. Inside, it's filled with colorful flea market finds and outside, this charmer has a view of Vermont's Green Mountains.Farmhouse Living Room by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder A chippy blue hutch takes center stage in the family room next to a cushy chaise lounge. A stained glass window hanging on the wall hints at the color … [Read more...]

Bird Prints Vignette with Free Printable

Is it spring yet? We still have a few weeks before welcoming the new season and today I'm participating in a spring printables vignette party that my friend Kristen from Ella Claire coordinated. You can visit all the other ladies in the party (links at end of post) for plenty of spring decorating inspiration. I'm sharing a bird prints vignette with free printable for you to download to make your own springtime art for your home! I paired my new … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Style Bathroom Ideas

Did I ever tell you the story of how a simple clawfoot tub inspired me to purchase a house? About 16 years ago when I was a single mom with 3 kids, I decided to check out an old farmhouse for sale that was featured in a local newspaper. I really wasn't in a position to purchase a house, but a girl can dream. It was a cute house but I kept thinking it was out of my reach. But then the realtor opened the door to the farmhouse style bathroom with … [Read more...]

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