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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Top Ten Posts of 2016

When I researched my Top Ten Posts of 2016, I was not surprised, yet surprised.

I am sure you know what I mean. Posts that I thought would definitely make

it in the Top Ten, did not and some that did, was a pleasant surprise.

I want to thank you,  my fabulous readers for your support in 2016,

and I will strive to bring even greater ones for you in 2017.

So we shall do a countdown, starting with the Number 10 post.

Number 10

The bHome Fall Tour – The Sunroom

Fall bHome Tour-Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

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12 Days of Holiday Homes Link Party – Show Us Your Home!

The Grand Finale of the 12 Days of Holiday Homes is a link party

that you can join to show us your amazing Holiday inspiration!

Over the past 12 days, there were 26 beautifully decorated homes for the Holidays.

These homes are shown below in the collages.

To see these homes, just click on the image and it will take you

to a beautiful page of Holiday decor!

Our utmost thanks to Jenny of Evolution of Style and Amy of 11 Magnolia Lane

for being the creators and coordinators of this wonderful Holiday Home Tour.

And our thanks to our great sponsor Lynch Creek Farm!

Can’t wait to see your beautiful Holiday inspiration!!


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HGTV 2016 Smart Home Tour Part 2 ~ Gorgeous Bedrooms & Home Office

Part One of the HGTV 2016 Smart Home Tour presented a tour of the first floor

with the exception of the Master Bedroom and Screened Porch.

Today, I present the beautifully appointed bedrooms and home office area on the second floor.

You are in for a treat, as the HGTV Design Star Tiffany Brooks worked her magic

for a gorgeous color palette for each room and some surprises of smart technology

from the technology experts/companies.

HGTV Smart Home 2016 Master Bedroom

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Have You Ever Dreamed of Living in a Home That was Once A Church?

Have you ever dreamed of living in home that was once a church?

Sometimes when I sit in a beautiful church or chapel,

gazing at the amazing architecture and stained glass,

I have often wonder how it would be to live in a church.

Well, that dream came true for one family who bought a church

and is currently renovating it.

Sacred Heart Church - Housepitality Designs

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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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I Am Featured at Design Dreams by Anne

The lovely and talented Anne of Design Dreams by Anne is featuring me today…

Anne is a talented artist, DIY’er, and decorator extraordinaire and has single handedly . .

~ ~ restored her beautiful home.

You can see her doing such projects such as this most recent one:

Rustic Christmas Sign 019

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My Home Tour Is “At The Picket Fence”

The lovely Heather and Vanessa from “AT THE PICKET FENCE” are featuring my home today.


I so love them and their most inspiring blog that they write together . . .

They have beautiful homes . . .


Heather’s fabulous breakfast room . . .


Vanessa’s beautiful living room . . .


Tablescapes to adore by Heather . . .


And not to mention the terrific D.I.Y. projects that they do with wonderful tutorials. .


You can always find great recipes of appetizers such as this one, yummy desserts, cool beverages, and more . .

So you can see why I was excited that these inspiring ladies asked to feature my home!

So hop on over and pay me a visit today, AT THE PICKET FENCE!!

Have a most wonderful day!!!

Dreaming of Flowers and a Feature

For many of us, we had a break this weekend . . .

~ ~ a break from rain and cold.

However, it started again on Sunday . . rain and cold.

Today was beautiful with a cloudless Carolina blue sky . .

I can only dream of flowers that will come . . .


Like the ones in my back yard last Summer . .


Or the ones that were on my front porch in the Fall.

But for now, I have to enjoy these:

Great room flowers

Flowers from the grocery store . .

Tulip Arrangement

And flowers from a sister, “just because”….

And if you want to see some of the rooms these flowers are in . . .

Hop on over to Katherine’s Corner as she is featuring me today!

Have a wonderful day!!