Home Tour

Hi…I’m Shirley with Housepitality Designs…and WELCOME TO MY HOME!!!

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Welcome to my home!

Fall Front Porch

The front porch last Fall. . . I chose this photo as it was so colorful . . .

~ ~ and love that time of year.

Spring Front Porch 2014

And this is what the corner of the porch looked like in the Spring.

And here is the view of the back of my home:

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It is quite different from the front view.

I actually have three porches . . .

Potting Bench 2014

My potting bench area around the corner of the lower back porch.

Upper Back Porch for Spring 2014

This little upper porch is the porch I use the most.

~ ~ A cozy place to watch the sunrise with a great cup of coffee!

When you enter my home you will first see this . . .

Foyer

This antique French buffet has to be one of my very favorite pieces in my home . .

~ ~ I purchased it in France while on a “tour with bloggers”

Foyer

The foyer flows into the great room . .

Great Room

Living Room

As you can see . . . I love a mix of styles and color . . .

~ ~ and furnishings gathered over time from places near and far.

Great Room

The other side of the room . . showcasing my antique wood and iron shutters above the mantel.

These shutters are from a villa in Italy. . . and took 4 big guys to hang them!

And now moving over to my favorite room in the house.

Sunroom

My sunroom . . that originally was slotted as a breakfast room.

Sunroom

Where there is an abundance of tole trays and vintage garden items.

Dining Room

The Dining Room

Dining Room

It is a casual room just off the kitchen . . . that overlooks the backyard and golf course.

Dining Room Bench

And extra seating is always available.

Kitchen

The kitchen is just steps away from the dining room and sunroom . . .

Kitchen

I lost on the “cherry cabinet choice” but won out on the farmhouse sink.

Kitchen

A&P Shopping Cart

And if the grocery store ever runs out of shopping carts . . .

~ ~ I have a spare!!

Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom recently underwent some shuffling of furniture . . .

Master Bedroom for Spring

The bed was formerly in this space . . .

Master Bedroom Sitting Area

And now the sitting area is in its place.

Photo Shoot

Master Bedroom Makeover

Another space where I can enjoy a cup of tea.

Master Bathroom

Master Bath

The Master Bathroom Tub . . awaiting someone who needs a “calgon bath”

Master Bath

The vanity . . dressed for summer.

Guest Room

The Guest Room

Guest Room Desk

A desk where my guest can write a note or answer their emails . .

French Wood Box

The French Wooden “Chicken Stamp” Box that I purchased in France . . .

~ ~ that makes my guests giggle!

Guest Bath

The Guest Bathroom that is actually in the Guest Room itself . . .

~ ~ so convenient and private for our guests.

French Enamel Pitcher

The enamel pitcher another treasure I brought back from France.

Guest Room Bath

Behind the chair is a jetted garden tub . . .

~ ~ perfect for the ball players after a rough game.

Media Room

Our media room . . Leather is not really my choice of fabric . .

Media Room

~ ~ however for this room it serves itself well.

Media Room

This is an “anything goes room” with the style, filling it with what we love.

Kitchenette

The little “retro kitchenette” on the other side of the media room.

~ ~ a great little eating area and space for popping corn for movies.

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The craft room area . . located in one of the “bedrooms” . .

Graylyn's room

And on the other side of the room. . a sneek peek into a space. . .

~ ~ that I am creating for my granddaughter . . upon her request . . her wish is my command!

Laundry Room:

Laundry Room

Laundry Room

I love to fill this room with vintage laundry items . .

~ ~ and this is definitely a place for the orphan socks.

Laundry Room

It is not a large room . . . a bank of cabinets on two sides . .

Laundry Room

Laundry Room

The opposite side of the room . . . although a small space, I have adequate room . . .

~ ~ for washing, fluffing and folding.

Bonus Room

The “man cave” aka, the Bonus Room. . . I designed the wainscoting to match the pool table.

He actually has “three man caves” . . .

Garage

The next “cave” is behind these doors . . .

Garage Organization

The other “man cave” . . . can you tell he has a organizational issue?

Garage Organization

Right down to a spot for his glasses . . . ugh!!!

He has one more “man cave” . . . his office, but that is for another day. . .

~ ~ along with the powder room that is undergoing a little makeover.