We never stepped foot in our home until the day we closed on it. We had only looked through the windows, and saw the interior home layout on paper. I knew from the minute I stepped on the front porch, this was HOME. Although a new built home, there where things we have done to make it unique to our style and what we love. You will see our style is somewhat unique. We have spent years acquiring just the right pieces, for just the right places. We entertain often and have out of town house guests often. I enjoy nothing more than staying home and enjoying quality time, and creating a warm loving environment for my boys to treasure for years to come.
I decided I would bake you some cookies, and have proudly displayed them on my home made tier platter
Two plastic plates and a plastic martini glass
place glass upside down with glue around the rim
stick on plate upside down
add a smaller plate, glue on top of bottom of glass place on top.
Our kitchen is always undergoing accessory changes. This season I have incorporated Blues and yellows. Every room of our home has the same color schemes, however reversed. I am always borrowing from one room to the other and switching things up for a new look….
I just added a little copper to the kitchen as well. I have no problem mixing brushed silver and copper, golds, blacks….If I like it I say it works….there is my little home made wine cork trivet, you may view the tutorial here……
There is a little snippet of my modge podge project behind the sink you may also view the tutorial here…….
From the kitchen it is open to our family room, and this is where most of our square footage is in our home. Some think our home is much bigger than it is because of the heigth of the 22 foot ceilings, however it is not as large as it appears, but just enough for me to take care of! This is the view from the kitchen island.
Now onto our Master bedroom. This is the most colorful room in the house. I love the vibrant fun atmosphere, after all aren’t we suppose to have fun in there too?? LOL….I have used a warm color pallet throughout our home. Restoration hardware colors using Benjamin moore paint. The kitchen and family room are Butter, and our bedroom is cappuccino
The pub room
These colors just make me smile…..I have used the Better Home and Gardens collection this year purchased at Walmart. The price is right and the quality is unbeatable. Because I accessory change seasonally so often in our home, I do everything on a budget. This summer bedroom redo was around $200.00, which included bedding, sheets, pillows and window treatments. The window treatments where purchased at pottery barn half price….they where 35.00 a panel and fully lined and great quality as well.
These candle urns I already had from last year, also Better home and Gardens collection. I used them outside last year, and thought this year they would go great in our bedroom. The fun, colorful plates I also had for years and purchased those at Z-gallerie.
The candle hanging over the bench was purchased at Lowes Garden center last year for $30.00…..I love it!
And here is a our new Master bedroom complete!
thanks for stopping by today.
Absolutely gorgeous. I need to go and get the fax # from my husband. I will email it to you.
Happy Mother's Day. Your house is soooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
I included you in my post today!
Your house is beautiful, you have done a wonderful job decorating. Every room looks warm and inviting. Great job!! Thanks for sharing.
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
Debbie, you know I love your home! I am really jealous of your breakfast room! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Hey Deb, everything looks awesome. I still can't believe y'all didn't look at the house before you bought it. I am glad it is everything you wanted it to be.
I love seeing photos of your home! I always see something I hadn't noticed before. Like the lights above your island, and the cute little dish that the cookies are on. I bought those dishs for outside this year too! It's all so pretty!
I've been wanting to see the rest of your home! Glad I've been tuning in. It's just beautiful, all of it! I love the little veggie candle holder! lol Thanks for the shout-out. You're awesome. Hope you had a great weekend. Loved the tour.
Hey Debbie everything looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! When you look at your pictures it really shows how much love you have for your home. Horay I finally got a google account and became a follower now I just have to start a blog. Hope you had a great weekend! Martina
Martina you are getting closer! I was excited to see your account made, now come and join all the fun with us!~
Your house is BEAUTIFUL!!! I want to come play there!!! I still am planning on doing the little modge podge herb project!!!
Happy Mothers Day!!!
As always gorgeous!
Happy Mothers Day!
I always love looking at your home. You have such a beautiful eye for decorating and everything looks so cozy. Wonderful.
Feeling Just Right
I've looked at your home from so many angles now, i could say what is where even if i were blind-folded! YET i HAD TO look at each picture at least 3 times! I love the house! Brilliant colors! You'd better still love hosting when i bump into you someday in this lifetime! Happy Mother's day to a very gorgeous and warm mother!
Everything looks absolutely beautiful as always.
Happy Mother's Day to you!
The Polka Dot Closet
OMG it is gorgeous! What a lot of work that was! I hope you don't mind, but I grabbed a cookies off the dish! YUM Thanks
Your house is so beautiful and cozy! I love your style!
I hope you had a great Mother's day! :o)
Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful.
A Garden of Threads
You have a beautiful home, and thanks for taking us on a tour. Happy Mother's Day.
Alisa @ The Tidy Nest
Your house is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures and also thanks for mentioning my blog!
Wow … great choice for your first home. You've done an amazing job decorating it … and it looks (and I'm sure feels) like such a happy, cheery, comfortable and relaxing place to be.
I just love your home and always have since I saw it on RMS!! You like the warm colors like me and it makes it so warm and inviting!! Thanks for sharing!!
Leslie, the Home Maker
I live out of town, can I be a guest?
Oh sweetie your home is gorgeous! Thank you for the tour! I love all of your bright colors and deep woods! The bright yellow outdoor furniture is darling as well!
Hugs and Happy Mothers Day,
Gorg…I love it!! It is also spotless!! How do you do it?
Your home is gorgeous, Debbie! I love it! When I take pictures in the dark, I do not use the camera flash, just candle light….Christine
Le Chateau des fleurs
Your house is so darling!!! I am so glad you liked my Fairy Party 🙂
Happy mother's day to you too.
I have said it before but will say it again, I just LOOOOVE your house! I do the same thing: I change my kitchen for every season….ALL of it. It is alot of work but so much fun! I change other rooms too, am just about ready to change out, lighten up our bedroom for summer too! Loved your pedestal stand with the cookies!They were delicious too:):) Hope you had a GREAT Mother's day!!! XO, Pinky
Debbie~ your home is so lovely! I love the colors~ it is so elegant, yet completely welcoming and cozy! I love the old world feel…
Happy Mothers Day Debbie, you are an inspiration my dear!
Wow! Your home is completely gorgeous! Thanks so much for such a warm tour of your house. The cookies look delicious! I can't believe you never went in before you bought it! I can see why you wouldn't want to pass it up though! It has such character and you've done a beautiful job of decorating it!
I've posted the link!
Very warm and inviting! Great job! Love your kitchen and the little pops of blue.
PS my husband and I installed the light from Lowes this weekend! I will do a post soon 🙂
Low Tide High Style
Your years of acquiring just the right pieces for just the right places has certainly paid off! You have a beautiful home, and thank you for taking us on a tour of it!
You know how I love your home. It is just bursting with love. You are awesome!
Ceekay- Thinkin of Home
Your home is stunning. Thank you for the tour!
Anita @ Far Above Rubies
Thanks for stopping by! Looks fab as always! I love the changes you made in the bedroom this year! You know I love the warm colors…and there are definitely some great finds in the BHG line at Walmart! Love it all:-)
gorgeous house .Your taste is so classy .i love everything in it.
you have such a beautiful home! I really like the high ceiling of your family room and honestly, your home looks like it came out straight from a home magazine. Have a good week ahead!
It screams you…I would expect nothing less than creativity, personality and a lot of fun! Can you come fix up my house.
I love the colors of your house! It all looks so cozy!
I have always admired your gorgeous kitchen and now I am in love with your whole home!!! You are quite a decorator…I am going to have to bookmark this post I think!
Thank you for this great virtual tour of your stunning home.
Hi Debbie, love your home, its warm and inviting. I too have 30 foot ceilings in my sitting room. Was wondering what is the coloured glass that you have displayed on the wall? Is it stained glass?
Regards, Mrs Singh from Malaysia
Design it Chic
Love your home! Is so big and i love the layout so much! Also I'm following you back from FF!Thanks and happy Monday!
Wow your home is gorgeous!! It looks like it came straight out of a magazine!
Absolutely love your house.Drooling over the lamp/chandelier you have used over your kichen island and the one that is in your bedroom.I am moving into my own apartment very soon and hope mine also ends up looking as lovely as yours.
I love your home and how you have decorated it, it´s stunning 🙂
What a beautiful house!
Happy Blue Monday!
♥ Sonny ♥
The structure was beautifully built but it wouldnt be what it is without your love and creative skills. You have turned into a real beauty thats a warm welcoming HOME.
A gorgeous home you have an eye for details and decorating!Love the words on your kitchen eating area wall!So many details I love in your cozy home!
The stained glass window is an old church window we found here locally at an antique store, it is over 100 years old and from a church in upstate NY.
Debbie, you have a lovely home. I love you sun drenched breakfast nook; how nice it must be to sit there sipping a cup of coffee. Happy Blue Monday.
LOVELY! your home is so warm and inviting! great job mama. 😉
How fun to come on a tour with you – thanks for having us along!
My name is PJ.
It's lovely! Is it always so tidy and neat?
This are pretty shots. happy MYM!
I agree with the others, your home is beautiful. I love the bright colors and the view out those windows!
Love your home! Very warm and inviting!
PS–I am in SC-which 'Carolinas' are you in?
I love everything!!! Just Beautiful!
[email protected] Charm
Your home is beautiful…luv those HUGE windows! Thanks for taking us on a tour…I had a great time looking:)
It's so beautiful and warm! Thanks for sharing!
Gardening in a Sandbox
I can see why you love your home. It is beautifully decorated. Thanks for sharing. Valerie
© Jennifer Raley
I love the high ceilings! That must be a treat! And, blues tucked in here and there. You have a nice home and it's nicely done. Enjoyed reading and viewing the photos! Thanks. Happy Blue Monday. Jenn
Hello! How beautiful your home is! Thank you for joining my party.
You're right that it's impossible to tell which of your furniture pieces are new and which are antique finds. I think that mixing the two is a very special touch–everything looks so warm and welcoming! And I love that you change your accessories seasonally. Thanks so much for pointing out which of your finds were purchased at Wal-Mart. It's very encouraging to think that many of these things would be very attainable for many people. I just love that!
Thanks again for linking up. Hope you have a wonderful week.
You have a lovely home. I love the candle urns!
Liz @ MLC
You have such a fantastic and beautiful home, Debbie! I love your homemade cookies tier, and veggie candle holder!
Happy belated Mother's day..
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
You have a beautiful home, Debbie! It does look like it's just the right size, too! I can't wait to down-size, but that's a few years off now. I want a set-up like yours though where the kitchen is open to the family room. My house is older so each room is unto itself ~ walls and all!
The Thrifty Designer
I have been wanting that bedding. It looks beautiful in your room – such a pretty home. I love that it gives a warm, inviting feel – my kind of house.
I love that you do not have a white kitchen–thank you for wonderful ideas in the kitchen and throughout your beautiful home.
love the little cake plate you made i love the house you already know that because i was peeking through the windows with you .Oh hope you dont mind i took 3 of your cookies they are delish you know i cant just have 1:)
Love your home Debbie,
You and your hubby have done a fabulous job. I love all the colors and accessories you have used. It is very welcoming.
What a beautiful and inviting home ! I especially love the pillow in your bedroom – my kind of colors !!!
thanks for sharing,
what a beautiful home you got Debbie 🙂 everything looks really great! nice job!
u may view mine here
You have a lovely home! A couple of things stand out that I really like, one is the blue rooster on the front steps and the other is the yellow bench and cute cushion in your front yard. So pretty: )
Thank you for opening your home up to us all.
The Tattered Tassel
Heather @ Gerber Days
Can I come live with you??! Your house is amazing, and 100% my style! I'm going to have to look at these pics in detail, and copy some things.
What a wonderful home you have created!
It's beautiful! Every single bit. I'm not a neutral woman, so I just adore all of the color in your home!
72 comments you are lucky you house is beautiful and how fun to show case it all like we are really visiting your home. I am your newest follower and I am having a giveaway if you want to come check it out:
Your home is lovely Debbie! I am so in love with that bench in your bedroom by the window, it's darling…I want it!!!!!!!!!
Happy belated Mommy's Day:)
Your house is beautiful! Love the tall ceilings.
marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
Your home is absolutely stunning. I love our style and our decorations and accessories are just fabulous. Love your colors too. I find great inspiration in your style. Thanks so much for joining the party. I loved the tour. Hugs, Marty
Your home is just too beautiful! You do a great job with it! I wish I had that much talent! I try but I just dont know what to do with my space! I try though…I do like the stuff I see at Walmart for decor…I also recognized your cookie platter plates! I almost bought them!
hi debbie, your home is very warm and welcoming! thanks for dropping by..you have a great week! verbena cottage
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!! So welcoming and beautiful. 🙂 Love the colors -a lot of what I have in my home.
Thank you for those beautiful pictures of your home.It is so lovely! I still get "ticked" every time I see that clock in your kitchen! lol..I wanted one like that but have no wall to put it on like that. You rock girl!
Oh, I love your home! Thanks for the tour.
You have a beautiful home, and I'm impressed that you still shop for bargains! That's awesome. If you have time, stop by and check out my blog too, I'd love to have you visit! Have a blessed week!!!! Sandi
I'm visiting from Richella's. 🙂 Simply lovely! Thank you so much for giving us a virtual tour of your beautiful home. Blessings ~
It is lovely, I like the bench outdoor in yellow the most.
My Bangkok Through My Eyes
Thailand In Photo
Debbie – You have a gorgeous home and fabulous style. You have done an amazing job creating a warm and inviting home! Thanks for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn
Laura Ingalls Gunn
What a gorgeous home! You are truly blessed!
What a beautiful home you have and you have done a great job with decorating it!
Hi Debbie! Your home is completely gorgeous! You really know what you want and have made your home beautiful as well as homey!
congrats for being featured.
be a sweetie,
Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria
Good Day Debbie your home is just BEAUTIFUL my friend…WOW!! just stunning…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
Wow Debbie! You're definitely living the good life in that beautiful home of yours! You've done an amazing job decorating it, and it looks so warm and inviting. I especially love the soft yellows that you used in your master bedroom. I hope you share more of your reds next week!
Sweet Bee Cottage
What a lovely home! Well worth all your hard work!
Looove, love the breakfast table and bedroom. The sunlight is amazing.
Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
your home looks just beautiful and so inviting!
And I just love the yellow seating outside!
Oh WOW! What a dreamhouse!
This house is just beautiful and the decorating is to die for!!!! It looks elegant and yet cozy! Thanks for sharing!!!!!
Chari at Happy To Design
Ohhhh my goodness!!! My friend, your home is absolutely gorgeous!!! I really do just stand in awe!!! You know, I love everything about it…I could move in there tomorrow and not change a thing and be sooo very happy! That doesn't happen very often! Hehe! I really do love your style…love the "Old World"…and as you put it…the old mixed in with a little new!!! You are such a creative and talented designer, my friend! Your home looks like it came right off of the page of a design publication!!! I love all of your spring/summer accessories that you have added! Your bedroom is sooo fresh and airy…just perfect!!! Your home is truly one of my favorite in all of Blogland…thank you sooo much for sharing it with us! Your tour was a real treat!!!
Chari @Happy To Design
!! I adore the Old World Flair it has!!
I would love to have high ceiling like that but here in Pa. in the winter, our heating bills would be through the roof with ceilings like that!!
Thank you so much for the tour of your home. I loved what I saw. The cookies were very yummy. thank you! Also thanks for the links for those ideas. What an amazing job of that cookie tier you made. WOW. Your home just radiates so much warmth, loving how the sun is able to stream in everywhere like that.
Oh my goodness, your home is just gorgeous, Debbie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MM. 🙂
Your home is beautiful, especially the great windows.
Sally Annie Magundy
Your home is gorgeous and inviting! Thank you for the cookie! 🙂
Joy @ Joy Of Desserts
Absolutely gorgeous. I'm ready to move right in, which is a great sign that you must be a great hostess, too. Thank you for the cookies. 🙂
I came by via Rednesday.
Hi Debbie! Thanks so much for joining us on Rednesday! I am so impressed with how you decorate on a budget – it looks like you had a decorator come in and do it – well done!
I LOVE your home and decorating style!! I'll be cruising through your blog now for sure!!
[email protected] Present Life
Hi Debbie! Found you at New Friend Friday and I am your newest follower! I am totally hooked on Poppies at Play's home tours. Your house is beautiful! I look forward to keeping up with all of your goings on. I'd love it if you could stop my blog if you have the chance.
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
I always love seeing pictures of your home. It is absolutely beautiful and looks comfortable at the same time. It is very obvious how much love and attention you have put into your home. Thanks for inviting us in.
Friday Following you….hope you'll return the favor 🙂
Your home is absolutely breathtaking!
Hi there! Happy FF (On Saturday-LOL)
Have a Great Weekend!
I LOVE your house! You do a fabulous job decorating! And I LOVE your bedspread in your master and even your guest room. I have eyed the bedspread from your Master MANY a times but I just changed out room right before that came out so I knew the DH wouldn't let me change it again.
Such a gorgeous home! You have done a wonderful job with it! It feels like I could just pack my bags and move on it 😉
[email protected],laugh,love,create 🙂
Debbie beautiful home! I linked your blog from remodelaholic. We too love the old world style. Would you mind sharing the paint color in your family room and kitchen…I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.
Your house is absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed my tour of your beautiful house.
Wow!! Your house is beautiful!!!! I'm new to your blog and I just took the tour :).. Very nice..love it!
Ack! Your home is gorgeous!
Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement
You have a beautiful home! I love your style!
Wow!! I love it! So warm and inviting with plenty of character.
Your home is stunning! It's so warm & inviting! I remember seeing it on RMS! I'm a new follower and look forward to your weekly posts!
Warm Weekend Wishes,
So excited to come upon your blog.I love your house, what a gifted decorator you are!
Hey, one question.
I have been looking for about a year for a hanging, double faced train station like clock which I see you have one in your kitchen.
Do you remember where you purchased it?
What a lovely home! I'm crazy over your stained glass fixture and would love to know where you found it. I love the yellow, too! Thanks for your kindness in sharing your home. Hope you will visit me at http://www.helensdecor.com.
Martina @ Northern Nesting
Debbie your home is magazine ready my friend!! I never get tired of touring your BEAUTIFUL home!! Martina
Debbie, your home is so pretty and you are always so welcoming. It's a fun place to visit. 🙂
Hi Debbie Dear, Almost Famous One! I love seeing your pretty home. You really have the knack for making beauty! So nice. Now can I come over?
Be a sweetie,
Well…I can certainly see why they want to feature your hoe in their magazine. It is unbelievably warm, elegant, cozy, and stylish.
I love the exterior shots. What a beautiful facade and landscaping. Your use of warm colors makes your home look so cozy. lWould love to curl up with some of that great candlelight and just gaze at all your beautiful things.
So glad I stopped in for the tour tonight.
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
Hi Debbie, You can tell that you have put a lot of love in decorating your home. It is beautiful! Congrats on the magazine shoot..how exciting!
Wow,you did wonderful job ,looks professional.
Wow!! That's such exciting news!!! You are totally magazine worthy!! Such a gorgeous home! Thanks for linking back up!
Thank you for your feedback on my blog.. your home is so pretty! I love the new metal bed…:)
You have an amazing blog! I used to live in South Carolina – so beautiful!!
I look forward to learning from you!
Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful home.
Gorgeous home – very warm.
So glad I found your blog…your home is gorgeous! Thanks for all you do for us who are “newbs.”
This is one of my all time favorite homes, just so darn homey and me, I would move in a hearbeat….hope to see it myself one day my friend!
Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane
Hi Debbie…I finally had a moment to check out your home tours and of course decided to start with your home. OMGosh your house is stunning!!! Those vautled ceilings are amazing! And your kitchen must be a complete treat to prepare a meals and dine in. I adore all those beautiful windows and all that natural sunlight which just pours in from them. Your decorating style is so welcoming and cozy. All I can say is wowzer!!!
Wishing you a wonderful week filled with all that beautiful sunshine your home captures!!!
So kind of you to say Barbara…thank you.
Oh my goodness Debbie…are you from Chester? I saw the sign over your sofa, and thought maybe you are. My entire family was born in Chester and lived there until I was 10 years old. I live in Georgia now, but Chester is a major part of my early life and roots. Regardless, I love your page…I just discovered it through Savannah Attics!
Hi Linda, no I live around an hour away from Chester. We found that sign in an antique shop and loved the rustic look and because it points to the woods. Thanks for stopping by.
You don’t happen to have your BM formula for your match to Restoration Hardware Butter. I just got a sample can of BM colour Straw mixed at 75% strength and it is very similar to RH Butter and I love the colour. I’d be curious to know what formula your BM store came up for the colour match, if you have that information.
Yes I would love to know the formula as well!!I have heard that BM golden straw is a very close one.Will keep searching!!!
Lisa Palmese (me)
I just love your home. I have to do a Feature on it soon please.
Just Beautiful I had those high ceilings and wow was my electric bill high from ac.
But they do look Grande, Beautiful
Warm and friendly! I love the colors.