Welcome to Open House Sundays where we get a personal invitation to tour through a different blogger's house every week!
This week's tour is courtesy of Shirley at Housepitality Designs. Shirley is one of my dearest blog buddies and you'll never meet a kinder, sweeter person. Her beautiful home is a perfect reflection of her beautiful spirit. I know you'll love this tour!
Hello, Design Dreams by Anne readers!
I want to thank Anne for inviting me to be a part of her great Sunday Home Tours.
Anne, has been a wonderful friend from my very early days of blogging . . .
~ ~ she has always been so supportive to me and I just love her and her blog and her many talents!
Hi...I'm Shirley with Housepitality Designs...and WELCOME TO MY HOME!!!
Welcome to my home!
The front porch last Fall. . . I chose this photo as it was so colorful . . .
~ ~ and love that time of year.
And now for this Fall . . . what it looks like now.
And this is what the corner of the porch looked like in the Spring.
And here is the view of the back of my home:
It is quite different from the front view.
I actually have three porches . . .
My potting bench area around the corner of the lower back porch.
This little upper porch is the porch I use the most.
~ ~ A cozy place to watch the sunrise with a great cup of coffee!
When you enter my home you will first see this . . .
This antique French buffet has to be one of my very favorite pieces in my home . .
~ ~ I purchased it in France while on a "tour with bloggers"
The foyer flows into the great room . .
As you can see . . . I love a mix of styles and color . . .
~ ~ and furnishings gathered over time from places near and far.
The other side of the room . . showcasing my antique wood and iron shutters above the mantel.
These shutters are from a villa in Italy. . . and took 4 big guys to hang them!
The room dressed for Fall.
And now moving over to my favorite room in the house.
My sunroom . . that originally was slotted as a breakfast room.
Where there is an abundance of tole trays and vintage garden items.
The Dining Room
It is a casual room just off the kitchen . . . that overlooks the backyard and golf course.
And extra seating is always available.
The kitchen is just steps away from the dining room and sunroom . . .
I lost on the "cherry cabinet choice" but won out on the farmhouse sink.
And if the grocery store ever runs out of shopping carts . . .
~ ~ I have a spare!!
The Master Bedroom recently underwent some shuffling of furniture . . .
The bed was formerly in this space . . .
And now the sitting area is in its place.
Another space where I can enjoy a cup of tea.
The Master Bathroom Tub . . awaiting someone who needs a "calgon bath"
The vanity . . dressed for summer.
The Guest Room
A desk where my guest can write a note or answer their emails . .
The French Wooden "Chicken Stamp" Box that I purchased in France . . .
~ ~ that makes my guests giggle!
The Guest Bathroom that is actually in the Guest Room itself . . .
~ ~ so convenient and private for our guests.
The enamel pitcher another treasure I brought back from France.
Behind the chair is a jetted garden tub . . .
~ ~ perfect for the ball players after a rough game.
Our media room . . Leather is not really my choice of fabric . .
~ ~ however for this room it serves well with beauty and function.
This is an "anything goes room" with the style, filling it with what we love.
The little "retro kitchenette" on the other side of the media room.
~ ~ a great little eating area and space for popping corn for movies.
The craft room area . . located in one of the "bedrooms" . .
And on the other side of the room. . a sneek peek into a space. . .
~ ~ that I am creating for my granddaughter . . upon her request . . her wish is my command!
It is not a large room . . . just a bank of cabinets on two sides . . . a galley of sorts.
I love to fill this room with vintage laundry items . .
~ ~ and this is definitely a place for the orphan socks.
The opposite side of the room . . . although a small space, I have adequate room . . .
~ ~ for washing, fluffing and folding.
The "man cave" aka, the Bonus Room. . . I designed the wainscoting to match the pool table.
He actually has "three man caves" . . .
The next "cave" is behind these doors . . .
The other "man cave" . . . can you tell he has a organizational issue?
Right down to a spot for his glasses . . . ugh!!!
He has one more "man cave" . . . his office, but that is for another day. . .
~ ~ along with the powder room that is undergoing a little makeover.
So hope you enjoyed this tour of my home.
Thank you dear Anne, I so love being here today!
And thank you Shirley for sharing your wonderful home with us! Did you love it? I know you did.
Thanks for visiting with us, have a happy week!