Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

One of my favorite things to do while at Lucketts is to visit the Design House . .

This year it was a bit more difficult to snap pics and it was pretty crowded . . .

~ ~ being that it was the first day of the Lucketts Spring Market.

So hope you enjoy this mini tour of the Design House:

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

The Porch . .

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

As you come up the steps to the house . .

~ ~ this is what you see when you look to the left.

They set up for an “outdoor dining experience”

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

The right side of the porch, also set up for dining . .

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This is what this area looked like last year…

~ ~ So which one do you prefer??

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

As you enter through the front door there is a small foyer area . .

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

The dining room to the left of the foyer . .

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

This is another dining area in the house ~ ~

~ ~ the chairs look similar to my Pottery Barn dining chairs.

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

I so love how the designers incorporate many architectural elements throughout the house . .

~ ~ such as many gorgeous antique doors.

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Love, love this mirror!

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

So many unique things for sale in this “house” . . .

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

And many items had a “sold tag” on them!

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

This home had many wonderful lighting fixtures in all of the rooms . . .

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Beautiful vignettes everywhere . . .

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

Lucketts 2014 Spring Design House

There were many fabulous accessories available for purchase . . .

~ ~ from farmhouse and industrial chic . . . to garden themed pieces.

If you are ever in the area of the Lucketts Store, in Lucketts, Virginia . .

~ ~ the Design House (when open) is a must see!…

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend ! !

Have a beautiful day!!!

I am joining:

A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Spring Fever Decorating

I am working on literally every room in this house . . .

~ ~ to freshen up for Spring.

I find myself moving MORE things around.

I move from room to room and not completing an entire room . .

~ ~ is that what they call “attention deficit decorating” ???

So I snapped some pictures of some things I have been working on . .

Changing the items in the hutch . . .

Gathering items for the “new look”

My friend and neighbor Mary changed her decor from French Country . . .

~ ~ to Tuscan style and also changed her dishes accordingly

~ ~ ~ and I was the benefactor of her gorgeous dishes of Noritake Summer Estate.

Creating a new vignette in the kitchen . . .

Styling the bookcases in the great room . .

And with the help of Linda, Kristen’s mom, I am making over the sunroom too!

So here are some sneak peeks of some of the rooms I have been working on . . .

~ ~ and trying to correct my “attention deficit decorating” issue.

AND….I just recently solved my Instagram problems . .

~ ~ I have actually had Instagram for several years.

So you can now follow me here on Instagram . .

~ ~ or by clicking on the “camera icon” at the top of my sidebar!..

Have a wonderful day!!

Rainy Days and Mondays…Prepping to update my Home Tour

Rainy days and Mondays…I grew up listening to The Carpenters…

…..what a voice Karen Carpenter had!

It’s been a very rainy couple of weeks…

…..not great for taking pictures.

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I have been preparing to update my Home Tour…it is pretty outdated on the blog…

…..but between travels and gloomy days here lately…

………..I have not been very successful in doing this.

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I have been tweaking bookcases and table tops lately…

My bookcase in the great room is backed by cherry beadboard.

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I have not found the “backing” that I want to place on the bookshelves just yet…

…..so in the meantime, I gathered all the white accessories I had around the house…

……….so that the bookcase would have a lighter look.

The white decorative items are from places such as Pottery Barn and Carolina Pottery.

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This large “artichoke” finial was downstairs…my Ethan Allen bargain.

I found it on their clearance table that was originally marked $100 reduced to $10. 🙂

It goes well with the colors in the new chair.

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I do not follow the rules of having no personal photos in the main living space…

…..as I love to see my favorite photos of my family and friends.

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I am contemplating moving the Wedgwood and Roseville pieces…

…..but then again, I do not want an entirely “white collection”…

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These “birds of a feather” appear throughout the house in many vignettes.

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So here is “one-half” of the bookcase “re-design”….still tweaking the other side!

And getting back to the “rainy days”….

What do you do on a rainy day?….

I was in the Atlanta area this past holiday weekend to celebrate my brother’s retirement..

…..it was great to get together with all my siblings and mother.

Unfortunately there was not much “boat time” on his lake as it rained every day!!.

But we had a great time in spite of the rain.

I took part of a day to meet up with Kim…to go shopping..

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Little did you know that there were lots of packages behind the chair when I was snapping pics!

As you can see, we had a very productive day!

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July holiday!!!