Holiday Home Tour

We all love a good home tour, don’t we?!  I thought I’d share my home, all decorated for the season.  I love decorating for Christmastime.  I’d love to do more.  But I think that there is a fine line between tasteful and Clark Griswold.  Don’t you agree?

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Great Room Dreams

This past week while we were at the beach, we had our hardwood floors fixed.  Some major scratches were made during the move and I just couldn’t stand it any more!  Now amidst the dust and the empty room, I can dream of what I would do with the space.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the furniture I have, but as always, I dream of a little change.  Here are my thoughts:

 Braemore Ankara Scarlet Fabric   I fell in love with this fabric!!imageAnd this paint – relaxed khaki by sherwin williams.

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And I already have teal fabric like the pillow above.

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And I could use a new couch covered in oatmeal linen and a great light fixture, too!

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I’m desperate for a desk.  I’m using a very old desk that has no storage.  Then I can have a proper work area and some hiding places for my junk.

I dream of a great room for entertaining friends.  No TV!!  Just a comfy sofa to curl up and read on, computer/work area and beautiful finishes.  All of the furniture is from Ballard Designs or Pottery Barn so this is easy shopping!!  Smile

New England Hospitality

We all know about Southern Hospitality.  There is truly no place like the South for chatting with a perfect stranger just to pass the time in the grocery line.  Or to welcome you with a homemade treat when you move in next door.  But did you know that New England has hospitality too?  I grew up in Connecticut and while I truly feel that I belong in the South, I can’t let go of the warm cozy spaces that you can only find in New England.  The elegant farm houses and the cedar shake houses.  The roaring fires in oversized fire places and creaky, wide planked floors.  You may not get chatted up in line anywhere, but if someone invites you in to their home, you’ll never want to leave.  Check out these rooms that I have used as inspiration.

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Just imagine the throw blankets strewn on each couch, a fire in the fireplace, wool socks, some great antiques and a cup of hot cocoa as you watch the snow fall.  That is the New England hospitality that I remember! (and miss!)