Breakfast Room Doubling As An Office & A Winner

Whenever you move from house to house,

you can always count on that some of your  existing furnishings may not fit well

or not at all, in the new spaces.

Also, pieces of furniture placed in rooms of your former home,

may wind up in a totally different area or room and take on a new appearance and purpose.

This is the case with a bookcase which has always been in bathrooms of former homes.

But this bookcase has landed in the breakfast room at the Berry Patch House.

Today you will see the Breakfast Room doubling as an office and a Winner!!

Scroll down below to see if you are the winner of the book “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes.

Breakfast Room-Housepitality Designs

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Books – An Integral Part of Our Lives and Decor

Books affect each and every one of us in so many ways.

Whether they be of a source of learning, vast resources,

or a wonderful source of entertaining.

I find books enhance our lives and also our decor, especially in my home.

Antique Charles Dickens Books - Housepitality Designs

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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.


I have been preparing to update my Home Tour…it is pretty outdated on the blog…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


I have been tweaking bookcases and table tops lately…

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


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

… 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.


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.


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

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


I am contemplating moving the Wedgwood and Roseville pieces…

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

PicMonkey Collage

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


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..

… 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..


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!!!