Romantic Creamy White Living Spaces

Lately I've been focusing on darker colors and I do think home design is trending toward deeper, richer hues. However I will always love creamy white living spaces, whether contemporary or shabby chic style. When decorating in creamy white tones, make your living space warm and inviting with the use of texture - like the vintage worn doors in this room by designer Margaret Naeve.   White looks crisp and clean and always looks … [Read more...]

8 Built-In Ideas for the Living Room

One thing I love about older homes is the unique built-in ideas you find within their walls. It's nice to see some of the newer homes adding these custom features. Photo by Lisa Tharp Design   I started writing this post about built-in ideas for every room in the house, but I found so many great examples I decided to focus on just one room at a time. The photos above and below are the same room. Above you see the built-in bookcase, and below … [Read more...]

Painted Floors for Beauty and Durability

Painted floors are on my to-do list for the month of February. The last time I painted them was many, many years ago and they're due for a new coat. I love the look of painted floors and am showcasing beautiful examples on the blog today. Photo by Rory Robertson   Depending on the look you're going for, painted floors can modern or rustic. High gloss lends a contemporary vibe while a flatter finish leans toward country style. Photo by Spinn … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Solar Lanterns and a Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by SONNENGLAS; all opinions are my own. I've found the most adorable mason jar solar lanterns that can be used both indoors and out. And what's more, I'm giving away three of these SONNENGLAS solar lanterns to one of my readers.   SONNENGLAS mason jar solar lanterns are produce in South Africa, originally developed for people in areas without electricity. I love the background story, and I love that the … [Read more...]

Transitional Mantel from Winter to Spring

Winter storm Harper is blowing through our neck of the woods and I'm hunkering down with candles at the ready in case we lose power. I'm also keeping our decor simple while we paint a few rooms and pieces of furniture. In that spirit, I created a transitional mantel to last from winter to spring.   White ironstone lightens up my vintage transitional mantel while a few houseplants soften the look. The plant is Swedish Ivy and is super … [Read more...]

Linen Decorations in the Home

My love for linen goes back many years when fresh out of college, I started working for a high-end women's clothing store. Something about that organic looking fabric with natural slubs tugged at my heart strings. But clothing isn't the only way to enjoy this wonderful fabric. Linen decorations look luxurious in the home, too. (This post contains affiliate links.) Billowy linen curtains add special softness to any room and they look fabulous … [Read more...]

10 Vintage Steamer Trunk Ideas

A few years back I scoured our local flea markets and antique shops for a vintage steamer trunk. My goal was to find the right one to use as a coffee table but I ended up with a new coffee table made of mango wood. I still dream of a vintage steamer trunk in my house some day and found 10 ideas to keep the inspiration going. (This post contains affiliate links.) Photo by Wind and Willow Home I love the idea of a dark steamer trunk in the … [Read more...]

17 Rooms with Spectacular Views

If you're lucky enough to live on the water or in a mountain range, I hope you have a room with a view. But even if you live on the prairie, you can enjoy pretty views outside your window. Here's a collection of 17 rooms with spectacular views that will take your breath away! Mountain Views My first trip to the Rocky Mountains involved lodging at a camp that had a spectacular view of the mountains the moment you stepped out the cabin door. If … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Posts of 2018

At the beginning of each New Year I like to look back and see the top ten reader favorite blog posts here on Town and Country Living! 1. My Summer Colors Home Tour I chose an apple green color to brighten my rooms for the summer months.   2. My Christmas Home Tour My holiday home tours usually make the Top Ten list each year so this one comes as no surprise.   3. Simple Steps to Spring Decorating … [Read more...]

Adding Houseplants After Christmas

One thing I greatly miss after removing Christmas decorations is the greenery of the garlands and trees. So it's no surprise I focus on adding houseplants this time of year.   Houseplants not only add softness and greenery to rooms throughout the house, but they help filter the air. Those of us who live in colder climes can benefit with extra air filtration at a time when we have our doors and windows closed.   Plants … [Read more...]

Decorate with Dark Green to Create Cozy Rooms

In a nod to Christmas, I'm featuring rooms that are decorated with dark green. Two days ago I featured charming red front doors. Dark green is a color that most people don't typically apply to their walls, but I think you'll see how warm and inviting the color can be. Photo by Teddy Edwards   An airy kitchen gets a bit of drama with a dark green, expansive island. I love this rich shade of green. Photo by Teddy Edwards   Subway … [Read more...]

Embrace Winter with Faux Fur Decor

Embrace the cold short days of winter with cozy faux fur decor indoors. I'm not a big fan of winter but I'm trying really hard to enjoy it.     Today is the first Saturday of the month, which means it's Cozy Living Saturday when a few friends of mine get together to show our favorite ways to live cozily. You can visit everyone's cozy goodness - links are at the end of the post. Although I love getting cozy decorating for … [Read more...]

11 Fabulous Fireplace Examples

Take the chill out of the air with fabulous fireplace examples to warm your home! Photo by TMS Architects   Earlier this week I shared warm and cozy living room ideas. We'll keep those fires burning with some truly beautiful fireplaces and mantels. Like this vintage Victorian style mantel. Photo by red.   Decorative tile and flanking bookcases surround this traditional fireplace. Photo by Goff Architecture   I always love … [Read more...]

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