Rustic Lake Home in South Carolina

Sometimes when I find home tours to share, I think - this is my new favorite home! There seems to be no shortage of beautiful homes and today's rustic lake home is definitely on my list of favorites! Photo by T.S. Adams Studio, Architects   Although the house is light and airy, it's also warm and comforting. I think the architectural details combined with the variety of finishes throughout, create a welcoming and cozy environment. Photo by T.S. … [Read more...]

Inspiring Tulip Garden Ideas

Every spring I always wish I had planted more tulips in the fall. So last fall I did indeed plant more tulips - but I fear it's not enough. I adore masses of these spring beauties in the landscape and decided to share tulip garden ideas on the blog today.   Organize clusters of tulips by color in your yard. You'll have impressive pops of color here and there.   On the flip side, you can mix all your bulbs up and plant … [Read more...]

The Return of Rattan Furniture

Fashion and decorating trends always seem to repeat themselves - just like history. Lately I've noticed a lot more rattan furniture in my Instagram so I think it's safe to say this decorating staple of the seventies is making a big comeback! Photo by Baer's Furniture The return of rattan furniture isn't relegated to the porch only. You'll find its use in any room. I love this tropical room with rattan chairs for comfortable dining. Photo by … [Read more...]

Branch and Vine Spring Wreath: How To

It appears to be craft week here at Town and Country Living because I'm back with a branch and vine spring wreath tutorial to brighten any wall or door.   We have lots of fallen twigs and branches in the yard so I figured, why not put them to good use and create something pretty?   I'm joining several blogging friends today to offer a variety of spring wreath tutorials. A special thanks goes out to Krista at The Happy … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Wood Slice Magnets

I grew up in a home where we weren't allowed to put stuff on the refrigerator door. My mother said it looked too messy, but I no longer follow that philosophy. Instead, I make pretty nature inspired wood slice magnets for the fridge!   Today I'm joining 25 other bloggers to bring you loads of free spring printables to help decorate your home! Thanks to Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing today's event. I've got several nature … [Read more...]

Yacht Inspired Coastal Home

We're all patiently awaiting spring so I thought I'd share a bright and airy, yacht inspired coastal home. You're going to love all the nooks, crannies, and details of today's home tour! Photo by Lisa Tharp Design   Step inside and it's obvious that this home wears a gorgeous coastal style that's sure to lift your spirits. A large painting of a boat makes a statement on the hallway wall. I prefer to use large pieces like this as opposed to a … [Read more...]

Bold Color: Adventures in Decorating

Our days have been so gloomy lately, which is typical as we transition from winter to spring. I need to brighten things up on the blog with bold color decorating! Let me know what you think of the cheerful examples below. Photo by Traditional Bespoke Furniture   A bright turquoise back splash sets the stage for this fun kitchen with its colorful collection of cookware and serving pieces displayed on open shelves. Photo by Rasmussen … [Read more...]

The Best in Dark Green Kitchen Trends

According to several well-known home decor publications, shades of green are trending in the kitchen. This is music to my ears since my kitchen wears a dark green tile floor. To help choose new colors for my walls and cabinets, I'm turning to the best ideas in dark green kitchen trends. Photo by Davonport   Dark green kitchen shades vary greatly so I think you'd want to choose between a hunter-type green or an olive-type green. Either way, … [Read more...]

Modern Country Home Tour: Spring 2019

Welcome to my modern country home tour - spring edition! I don't know what happened this winter but I was on a bit of a decorating binge and made a few impactful changes - like changes in wall color.   My home tour is just one of many today. Krista at The Happy Housie organized today's Seasonal Simplicity spring tour. You might be coming over from my friend Amanda's lovely home at Sincerely Marie Designs - welcome! I don't know … [Read more...]

Stylish Maine Estate Home

We're on the east coast today enjoying a tour of a stylish Maine estate home. I've recently come across several beautiful houses in Maine that I'll be sharing over the year. This stately home is especially charming and I think you're going to enjoy it! Photo by Nicola's Home   You'll find unique light fixtures throughout the home. Plenty of natural wood is used throughout the home as well, giving it an earthy, organic vibe. Photo by Nicola's … [Read more...]

Vintage Painted Mantel for a Bit of Drama

The past few months have seen several subtle changes in my home. The newest change is my vintage painted mantel that gets a bit of drama with new coat of almost-black paint.   Today I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity group of bloggers to bring you the best of the spring season with our decorated mantels. For me, it meant painting my mantel in Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore. The wall behind and inside the mantel has a fresh coat of … [Read more...]

Fresh Spring Dining Nook: How To

Create a fresh spring dining nook with beneficial houseplants and a simple table throw. The look is effortless and organic.   This is the second day of the Styled + Set spring tour hosted by Lory at Designthusiasm. A special welcome to those of you coming from Shabbyfufu. I've always loved Janet's soft and classy style! In case you haven't noticed already, my home decor is changing from light and white to cozy and earthy. So … [Read more...]

Island Beach Cottage in South Carolina

Today's island beach cottage reminds me of our trips to Hilton Head Island when the kids were younger. There's something about low country that captures my heart every time I visit. And this beautiful cottage has done the same. Photo by Sea Island Builders LLC The house was designed to take advantage of water views wherever possible.  Photo by Sea Island Builders LLC Before air conditioning was invented, it was quite common for a … [Read more...]

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