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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The Backyard and Porches

An area of the house that I rarely show

is the rear view of the house and the backyard and porches.

Recently we put our home on the market.

The realtor’s photographer came over last week and took about 100 photos.

Rear View of House-Housepitality Designs-2

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Fall Porch Gone “Plum Crazy”

I have really been attracted to the beautiful Berry colors this Fall.

The shades of purple and plum have been seen throughout the house for Fall this year.

It was fitting that I go “plum crazy” on the porch too.

Fall Porch 2017-HousepitalityDesigns

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Fall Porch Inspiration and a New Favorite

While I sit on my front porch thinking about how blessed I am

to be able to enjoy the mild weather,

I am thinking ahead on how I would like to decorate my porch for Fall this year.

I definitely need to keep it simple, yet festive and inviting this year.

So today, I thought I would just present some Fall Porch inspiration

and a new favorite of mine.

Fall Porch 2016-Housepitalty Designs

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Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White

Hope you all had a most wonderful 4th of July,

celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day.

We had a great day of celebration with friends.

Today I present to you my upper Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White.

Yes, the porch got a little bit of de-cluttering and staging too,

keeping the space pretty and simply stated.

Blue and White-Summer Porch-Garden Stool-Housepitality Designs

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My Spring Front Porch in Pinks, Purples and Cobalt Blues

The painters have completed their painting and refurbishing projects.

I was anxiously waiting for them to complete the job, as one of the projects they had to do

was to re-coat the wood garage doors and front doors.

When the front doors were done, I began freshening up the front porch for Spring.

I knew I wanted my Spring Front Porch in pinks, purples and cobalt blues.

Spring Front Porch 2017 - Housepitality Designs

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Enjoying My Upper Back Porch Dressed for Spring

It took me two days of cleaning so that I could  refresh my upper back porch.

Although it was not a pleasant task of cleaning the furniture cushions

and the porch area of the pollen that had fallen while I was away . . .

it was worth it, as I am so enjoying my upper back porch dressed for Spring!

I adorned the porch with lots of happy Spring flowers that I purchased

from various garden centers.

Spring Porch-Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

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Welcoming Spring of Porches, Water Features and More

This past week I have been catching up after being away

for a little more than 3 weeks. Household chores, some doctor appointments,

and cleaning up the layers of pollen.

This week, I plan on doing some Spring spruce up,

Welcoming Spring of Porches, Water Features and More.

Hydrangeas and fountain-Porch-Housepitality Designs

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My Mom’s Porch Makeover

If you have been reading my most recent posts, you probably know,

that I am with my mom in Georgia while my brother and sister-in-law are away.

We are having a great time. I am one that cannot sit still,

so with my sister-in-law’s blessing, I have been busy with the lower porch,

which is adjacent to my mother’s bedroom. A bedroom that I may add is

so much larger than mine. A real retreat.

MY MOM’S PORCH MAKEOVER

Mom's Porch-Housepitality Designs

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My Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch

How do you decorate a porch in the South? You use Magnolia leaves!

My inspiration for the Christmas porch theme this year

were these beautiful fresh wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm

that were embellished with magnolia leaves.

Welcome to my Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch.

Christmas Porch 2016-Housepitality Designs

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