It’s All In The Details

When we were building our home, I told my builder that I was all about the details.

What I meant about the details was that I wanted a great amount of trim work,

architectural details . . . without breaking the bank . . . was that possible?

What makes a house shine with its own piece of jewelry, is the details. . .

that scarf around your neck, the earrings that frame your face . . .

It’s all in the details.

Great Room-Housepitality Designs

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More Rooms I Not Often Show You

I have been working on a a little project and trying to work it in-between

my scheduled activities and a day trip here and there.

So that post will have to be next week. But in the meantime,

can there be more rooms I not often show you? The answer is yes!

Now where shall I start?

Media Room-Housepitality Designs

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Beyond the Doors

They say it is always good to have a second pair of eyes.

Eyes that see differently ….. from a different perspective.

This is exactly what happened the day of the photo shoot

by ShowSpaces Photography.

I noticed the photographer kept opening doors. Hmmm, I thought, for more light?

The photographer stated that you need to see what is beyond the doors.

Dining room-Housepitality Designs

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A Furniture Shuffle for Staging and Simple Fall Touches

I have been  eliminating some small pieces of furniture in each room of the house

to gain a less cluttered, cleaner look, staging the house to place it on the market.

Some pieces of furniture were sent to storage and some danced to the Furniture Shuffle.

A furniture shuffle for staging and simple fall touches occurred in the Media Room.

While I am still tweaking this room, I thought I would show you

one side of the room today.

Media Room-Fall Decor-Housepitality Designs

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Media Room Simply Dressed for Christmas

The last room I decorated was the Media Room simply dressed for Christmas.

Using Holiday pillows which can be taken into the Winter months,

and a few things here and there to give the room a festive look.

Media Room-Christmas-Housepitality Designs

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Vintage Chippiness

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.

So down it came.

Vintage Screen Door - Housepitality Designs

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Toile and Leather

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 was in his office and  used to be in the family rooms

of our past 3 homes. It is dark in color, a classic flame stitch pattern,  and I wanted to obtain chairs

of a lighter fabric to brighten up the room. However for now, this chair will be just fine.

Media Room - 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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Our Media Room Dressed for Christmas

Our media room is basically like a family room.

We call it the media room as we gather there when we have a crowd to watch T.V.

It is a great place to gather as we have a little kitchenette

in that room to serve food and beverages.

There is a fireplace in that room, so there is another mantel to decorate!

Media Room Christmas 2015/Housepitality Designs

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How To Work With A TV Over A Mantel

Many of us these days have TV’s over a mantel that is located in a family room

or in my case, what we call our media room.

A place where we retreat to when there are more than just the two of us watching TV.

 Where there is very large sofa and chairs to accommodate a crowd.

Staging a mantel with a TV mounted over it  can be a challenge.

Being careful that you do not obstruct or detract from the TV viewing.

So using some things that I already had and some vintage items I recently purchased,

I began to create a new “TV Mantelscape”

Vintage Dickens Books/Insulator-Housepitality Designs

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