Imitation . . . The Sincerest Form of Flattery

I think it was George Bernard Shaw that said,

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery,

it is the sincerest form of learning.”

And that is what I did today . . . learn . . . from some of the best.

I did it again . . . I took a magazine cover and I tweaked it for a summer vignette.

Summer Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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Vintage Chippiness

Vintage Screen Door - Housepitality Designs

I wanted to have another table surface in the kitchenette of the Media room. So what do you do? You shop the house and the attic too! I remembered I had a painted vintage drop leaf table in the attic that was left over from the antique booth days. I measured and it was perfect. […]

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Toile and Leather

Media Room - Housepitality Designs

Toile and leather . . . a happy combination? Recently two chairs were removed from the media room and given to my son to use in his new home. They left a bit of a space for me to fill. Rather than buying new chairs for now, I brought in my hubby’s favorite chair that […]

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What I Have Been Up To and Part One of Our Kentucky Trip

Woodford Reserve - Housepitality Designs

It seems like I have been like a little hamster on a hamster wheel. Going, going, a little stop, and going, going again. That is why my posting has been so sporadic. With lots of travel and family commitments, there seems to be little time to sit and chat with you! Today, I will take […]

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How To Turn A Garden Container Into A Water Feature

Water Feature - Housepitality Designs

A couple of months ago, on a trip to my favorite garden center I came across a fountain that I thought would be wonderful on my front porch. I love the sound and appearance of flowing water. The fine folks of Smart Pond contacted me and asked if I would create a pond/water feature in […]

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Which Would You Choose?

Dining Room Chairs - Housepitality Designs

I have come to the decision that rather than buying some chairs, I will have my Ethan Allen Martha Washington chairs that I purchased at an estate sale recovered. My dilemma ….. Do I go super neutral or do I chose a pattern? These are the chairs that will be recovered: The chairs are currently […]

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How to Add Softness, Pattern and Pretty Texture to the Master Bath

Master Bath - Housepitality Designs

Adding softness,  pretty texture and pattern to the Master Bath was on my mind for quite some time. One way to do that would be to add some pretty drapes if you have a large window in your bathroom. I have a large window; however, I have sconces flanking that window which makes adding drapes […]

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Grand ‘Ole Flags in Blue and White

Flag arrangement - Housepitality Designs

Hi there! I am back from a little vacation adventure celebrating our anniversary in the beautiful countryside of Kentucky. I have lots of photos and stories (a haunted one too) of our trip to share with you next week. In the meantime, when I got home, in-between many loads of laundry and those chores that […]

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Summer Touches in the Sunroom

Summer Sunroom 2016 - Housepitality Designs

I could not decide how I wanted to decorate the sunroom for summer. Do I go coastal? Do I adorn it with a summer garden theme? Do I extend more of the blue and white into the sunroom? Oh the decisions.

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The Master Bedroom for Summer

Summer Master Bedroom - Housepitality Designs

On the way home from a tournament in Tennessee, my hubby obliged me with a bit of a detour to  stop in Lake Lure, NC for lunch . . . and a stop at the Pottery Barn Outlet in South Carolina. What more can you ask for than a beautiful lunch by the water’s edge […]

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