A Spring Porch and a Fountain

It was time to refresh the front porch for Spring.

I knew I wanted a new look.

The vintage wagon with the background of the vintage door

has been a staple on the porch for a while now. Time for a change.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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In The Evening ~ The Master Bathroom

In the evening after a long day of activities,

it is always nice to know that I can have that Calgon bath to take me away!

12 years ago, when we were working on the plans for our house,

there was one thing that was on my “must have” list. A free standing tub.

Master Bathroom - Housepitality Designs

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Spring Upper Porch ~ 2016

I have been patiently waiting for the all clear of the pollen season to be over,

so that I could start on refreshing the porches for Spring.

Today, I present the upper back porch. One of the three porches that we use the most.

My friend Martha who relocated to the Lone Star State had this beautiful flower pot

that I inherited which is the inspiration piece for my Spring decor for the porch.

Spring Upper Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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The Dreamy Bedroom Furniture of Eloquence

Eloquence has to be one of my very favorite furniture lines.

Yes, there is a lot of white; however, used in small doses or large,

the furniture gives you a sense of calm and elegance.

Every chair and sofa that I sat on was comfortable. Definitely beauty, function and comfort.

I want to start off this post with one of my favorite things that I saw in the Eloquence showroom.

Dr. Suess was a wise man!

Eloquence - Housepitality Designs

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HGTV 2016 Smart Home – Part 3 Great porches and more!

Did y’all see the HGTV 2016 Smart Home on TV? Yes, set in the great city of Raleigh, N.C.

I am a bit biased as I live in this beautiful area of North Carolina.

With shows such as the HGTV Smart Home, I not only watch it as it airs,

I also DVR it so that I can see it multiple times to take in every detail

missed the first time around!

I had the privilege of touring this home, studying every detail

with the expertise of the HGTV staff answering our many questions.

Today, I will present the remaining rooms in this home tour series of the porches, media room,

laundry room and more.

Let’s begin with one of the porches.

HGTV Smart Home 2016 Covered Porch

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Master Bedroom of Blue and White

Today, I am joining some of my very favorite blogger friends

presenting some wonderful inspiration and love for the color blue.

Blue, a color that is pretty much a constant throughout my home.

In keeping with my efforts to transform my home from the Winter decor to

Spring, it was time to change out the bedding in the Master Bedroom to a lighter feel.

I looked in one of  the linen closets where I store my bedding

and the blue and white duvet seemed to be the perfect transition from Winter to Spring.

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HGTV 2016 Smart Home Tour Part 2 ~ Gorgeous Bedrooms & Home Office

Part One of the HGTV 2016 Smart Home Tour presented a tour of the first floor

with the exception of the Master Bedroom and Screened Porch.

Today, I present the beautifully appointed bedrooms and home office area on the second floor.

You are in for a treat, as the HGTV Design Star Tiffany Brooks worked her magic

for a gorgeous color palette for each room and some surprises of smart technology

from the technology experts/companies.

HGTV Smart Home 2016 Master Bedroom

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The HGTV Smart Home 2016 Part I and Serendipity

The HGTV Smart Home 2016 and Serendipity?

What does this magnificent home, that I had the great pleasure of touring,

have to do with serendipity?

Well, I will  explain it all at the end of this post.

In the meantime, enjoy the Part I of the tour of the great HGTV Smart Home 2016

located in Raleigh, North Carolina,  tucked into a quiet, charming neighborhood.

HGTV Smart Home 2016 Exterior with car

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An Unintentional Centerpiece {Blue and White}

An unintentional centerpiece happened when I unpacked my HomeGoods goodies

that I purchased while in Florida shopping with my sisters.

While taking the wrapped items out of the bag

and placing them on the dining room table as I unpacked,

an unintentional centerpiece/vignette was created.

Blue and White Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

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Springtime Means Guests

Springtime means guests in our house.

Whether it be family or friends.

So time to spruce it up a little to make it comfortable

and hopefully a bit of home away from home.

Guest Room - Housepitalty Designs

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