Decorating A Porch For Winter

Decorating a porch for winter after the Holiday season can be a challenge.

This particular porch, out of the three that I have,

is definitely used and viewed from the house the most.

So it is important to me that it stay bright and cheery on those dreary winter days.

Upper Porch - Housepitality Designs

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I am back and wearing new colors!

In my last post of the sunroom, I refreshed it with more red accents

using a vintage grain sack and accent pillows.

While I was refreshing the sunroom the other day, thoughts went through my mind

on how I can re-arrange the furniture.

The other day, I got up a 6 a.m., grabbed my first cup of coffee

and was just staring into the room……I set down the coffee cup and went to work.

Sunroom antique chest vignette - Housepitality Designs

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The Sunroom, A Cheery Place in the Winter

I can honestly say that the sunroom helps ward off any possible winter blues.

Even when the sky is gray, this room always sends out a message of cheerfulness.

 

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Sunroom in Winter - Housepitality Designs

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Happy 2016 and a Review of My 2015 Favorites

Happy 2016!! I hope you all had a most wonderful New Year’s Eve

welcoming in the New Year.

I have no resolutions this year.

Why?

Maybe it is because my goal for this year is to enjoy each day, each moment

one day at a time, one moment at a time.

The “Que Sera, Sera” attitude . . . to be happy that I woke up and saw the sun

and ended the day with a goodnight kiss.

For today, I will reflect back on my favorite projects of 2015.

Because this project was for my “sweetie”, it was my favorite.

Graylyn’s Room Makeover

Graylyn's Room - Housepitality Designs

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Country Christmas in the Sunroom

The sunroom went Country this year with red and black checks

and the look of vintage.

It all started with this red and black checked ribbon

that I tied on a lantern.

Christmas Lantern - Housepitality Designs

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Adding a bit of Fall Colors in the Sunroom

Adding a bit of Fall colors in the sunroom was on the agenda.

However, the color orange is a bit absent this year.

It’s cousin,  the color of coral that is in the new pillows,

that were recently made by my friend Linda, has definitely made an appearance.

Fall 2015 Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

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The Adventures of the Traveling Pillow

The Adventures of the Traveling Pillow was playing over and over this past weekend

when I received my newly made pillows from my friend Linda.

I could not wait to place them in a spot that I thought they were going.

Hmmmm. . . do I love it here? Or do I love it there?

Neo Classic Pillow - Vintage Settee - Housepitality Designs

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Summer Home Tour 2015 with bHome Bloggers and a Great Giveaway!

Finally, after all of the sneak peek posts, I can present my Summer Home Tour to you.

I am partying with a great group of bloggers from the bHome Mobile App Community.

Where 31 bHome bloggers are presenting their Summer Home Tours and inspiration this week

along with a great giveaway of a $200 gift card

from bHome and Painted Fox Treasures. See below for details.

So WELCOME to my SUMMER HOUSE!

Summer Home Tour 2015/Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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Sunroom Summer Citrus and Blues

Okay, so do you want to see another wonderful find that I scored

while shopping the antique route in Virginia?

When I spotted this beauty, I got a tad giddy!

My friend Mary Alice has a piece in this pattern,

a gorgeous vintage pitcher.

 

Vintage Colander-Housepitality Designs

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Wonderful Chippiness Added to the Guest Room

Once upon a time there was an antique blanket chest

that was at the foot of the iron bed in the guest room.

You can see it here when I revealed the guest room makeover.

That blanket chest was relocated to the sunroom to add more texture and warmth seen here.

Well, that left a void at the foot of the bed in the guest room.

So what is one to do? Well, you visit Mary Alice’s shop!

Guest Room Vintage Bench-Housepitality Designs

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