A Summer Tablescape of Lemons and Daisies

Lemons and Daisies Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

Rather than setting the table with red, white and blue decor this summer, I chose to go citrus, that sunny yellow of lemons. When I decorated my sunroom with lemons and limes, I thought I would carry that theme to the dining room table. I started out with a vintage cake plate and inverted it.

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The Master Bedroom/Bath & Living Room ~ Southern Living 2015 Idea House

2015 Southern Living Idea House Living Room-Housepitality Designs

When I visited the 2015 Southern Living Idea House, I was trying to envision if we could actually live on the first floor, as we yearn to downsize. With a few tweaks here and there, it is definitely doable! Especially the master bedroom suite. While it is smaller than ours now, the layout and access […]

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An Easy, Fast, and Convenient Way to Touch Up Walls

My Paint Saint-Housepitality Designs

There’s a new thing in my hubby’s most organized garage. Something that allowed him more space in his neatly filled garage cabinets. Something that has totally impressed him and me too! Something that allowed me not to take so much time to gather numerous supplies just to touch up a little spot on the wall […]

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Love at first sight ~ The 2015 Southern Living Idea Home Part Two

Kitchen-2015 Southern Living Idea House-Housepitality Designs

You know that love at first sight moment, whether it be an inanimate object or a human being. Well on this day, it was this home for me. The 2015 Southern Living Idea Home. It had me at the copper lantern hanging on the front porch and entering the home and seeing straight through to […]

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A Sunday Drive and the 2015 Southern Living Idea House Part One

2015 Southern Living Idea House

I love Sunday drives taking the road less traveled. To take roads that we have not taken before the ones that are sure to have lots of beautiful scenery. Yesterday, my hubby (even though he was still a bit under the weather) insisted that we take a drive. To someplace that he knew I wanted […]

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How I keep bananas fresh for up to 10 days

Keeping Bananas Fresh-Housepitality Designs

About a year ago, when I was visiting my mom, she asked me if I wanted a banana. I was a little perplexed as she knows I help myself when I need a snack. When I declined, she said, “oh you should have a banana!” Being more perplexed that she was insisting that I have […]

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Cotton in the Summer

Great Room Mantel-Housepitality Designs

There is nothing so beautiful than a field of cotton. Here in the South, there is an abundance of cotton fields for us to enjoy. I love driving through the countryside at the peak of the cotton crop. Such an amazing sight to see . . . like a snow covered field.

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We Should Call It The Ivy House

Vintage Wood Brackets-Housepitality Designs

It’s no secret, I love English Ivy. I have always admired the beautiful cottages in the English countryside that have many ivy covered walls. So if I cannot have that ivy covered wall, I am settling for English Ivy in the house. My hubby looked around the other day, and stated, “with all the ivy […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Dad-Housepitality Designs

Just a short post to wish the dads in your life a most wonderful Father’s Day. I am blessed to have a hubby who has been the most wonderful husband, father and “Pop” “It makes my heart happy” to see the beautiful relationship that my son has with his daughter and the relationship of my […]

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More Beautiful Summer Inspiration for the Home and Garden


I have been swept away by the most wonderful Summer inspiration of all things Home and Garden this week from the bHome Summer Tour of homes. I want to give you some of the great inspiration and some creative ideas that I have seen this week ~ ~ This will surely Wow you!

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