Mar 25 2014

Elegant Home Tour

Elegant Home Tour-

ShirleyToday I have the extreme pleasure of sharing an elegant home tour from the beautiful state of North Carolina,courtesy of my lovely bloggy friend Shirley from Housepitality Designs. Shirley and I have been bloggy friends for quite some time and visits to her blog often feel like I am stopping over for a cup of tea . Her style and talents as a decorator spark inspiration in all who stop by her sweet blog.

Hello everyone .

My name is Shirley and I blog at Housepitality Designs. I am thrilled and honored that Katherine asked to feature me today.

I love all things home . . .

~ ~ ~ I am in constant “decorating motion” . .

So today, I thought that I would present to you, a “mini tour” of my home.

Shall we start in the room where my hubby and I spend the most time in.

living room decor

The large item over the fireplace is an antique iron and wood pair of shutters . .

~ ~ ~ the dealer said it came from a villa in Italy.


pineapple light fixture

The Great Room with a view of the foyer.

dining room

The Dining Room . .

~ ~ it is a casual one that overlooks the back of the house . .

~ ~ ~ ~ rather than your usual dining room towards the front of the house.

kitchen tour

The kitchen as it was in the Fall .

kitchen fall decor

A little view of the sunroom, which is in the process of a makeover.


master bedroom decor

master bedroom decor

The Master Bedroom dressed for Spring.

claw foot tub

elegant master bath


The Master Bath


guest room decor

The Guest Room.

guest room bath

A peek into the Guest Bath.

media room

A glimpse into the Media Room . . a work in progress.

cozy sitting room

A cozy little sitting area . . which is in the same room as my craft area.


craft room

My “Martha Stewart” craft furniture.


man cave

And this is my hubby’s getaway . .

beautiful back yard

The back of my home last summer.

sun porch

The upper porch last Spring.

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The front porch last Fall.

I cannot wait till the freezing temps are over . . .

~ ~ so that I can plant flowers and dress up the porches.

potting bench

And be able to use my potting bench! There is one thing you can count on in my home . . constant change!

So many changes going on in many of the rooms. I hope you enjoyed this little mini house tour of mine . . .

~ ~ and a big thank you to Katherine for the honor of being here today!

Have a most wonderful day!!shirley signature


 Shirley’s home is fabulous, did you notice all of the pineapple accents she places throughout her home? Every time I see a pineapple decoration I think of Shirley. :-)



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  1. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees}

    Oh yes! Fabulous it definitely is! I am in love with the decor, the claw foot tub and the ceilings!!! Lovely as can be!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Heather she really does make everything beautiful. Hugs

  2. Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

    What a stunning home, very lovely. Happy Tuesday xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      Happy Tuesday my sweet friend xo

  3. Janine Huldie

    Absolutely gorgeous and love your home. Thank you so much for sharing it here with us today. And now here is to warmer weather, so you can indeed enjoy more of the outdoors again of it, too :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      It really is a beautiful home. We had a heavy frost last night and temps are taking a nose dive. Fingers crossed my spring blossoms will make it. xo

  4. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Thanks so much for the honor of having me here today to share my home with your readers….and thanks Katherine for all of your support these past years!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Sweet friend it is a pleasure to have you share your beautiful home. Thank you again for your continued bloggy friendship and for being my guest today xo

  5. must love junk

    Shirley’s home is so elegant, and she is such a sweetie, too! Great choice for a feature :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you I agree with you 100 percent. Hugs

  6. Kim

    I never tire of touring my friend’s home and I am one who has been fortunate enough to stay in it and I hope to again soon.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Kim how wonderful, not just to tour her lovely home but to be able to give Shirley a real hug instead of the virtual ones I send, giggle. She is a sweetheart. Hugs for you too!

  7. coastal-colors

    Shirley’s home is gorgeous! It is so elegant and full of beautiful furniture and accessories! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    1. Katherines Corner

      It really is beautiful, her attention to details is present in every room. Hugs

  8. Christine Graves

    I love Shirley’s home and blog also. She totally deserves this feature, thank you! I often stalk/visit her blog to peek in and see what she is up too because her style is wonderful as well as her home inside and out!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Christine! Thank you she really is a doll and her home is beautiful. She is a very talented women. Hugs

  9. suzannecarillo

    Very romantic, antique style and lovely.


    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello sweet Suzanne, it is a lovely home. bisous ♥

  10. Anne@DesignDreams

    I love Shirley! and she’s filled her home with beautiful pieces and lovely style. You couldn’t have picked a sweeter blogger to feature!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Anne me too. She is a doll and I always in enjoy my visits to her blog and to yours too. Hugs!

  11. sheliawilliamson

    Hi Katherine! Oh, how nice to feature Shirley’s most beautiful home. She has such a wonderful sense of decorating. I drool everytime I visit her blog.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Kris@Junkchiccottagek

    Great choice Katherine to feature Shirley. Her home is so beautiful just like her. I love seeing her home it is so inviting warm and cozy. I love her back porch and want to just sit out there and watch the day go by. So beautiful.

  13. Jayne

    Shirley’s home is all southern charm. Thank you for sharing, Katherine. I’m new to your blog, but will definitely be back!

  14. Mary

    Shirley’s home is simply beautiful and comfortable. She is such a talented lady and always so supportive of fellow bloggers. Great choice to feature Shirley.

  15. woodlucker

    Wow, such a elegant and well done home! This was a pleasure to see. It would be calming and a pure pleasure to live here.

    blue hue wonderland

  16. Cindy

    Love, Love, Love her house! I could move right IN!!! I adore every room but that back porch is to die for…

  17. Pinky

    Shirley is one of the sweetest women in blogland, and her home is GORGEOUS!!!!! She has such beautiful things and knows just how and where to place them. Great feature, Katherine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads

    Such a great feature of Shirley’s home! I just noticed the backs of 2 of the chairs in her sitting area have pineapples on them. I’m like you. Every time I see a pineapple now, I think of Shirley! She is the epitome of southern hospitality!

  19. Mary

    Shirley is a sweetheart and I love seeing her beautiful home featured, thanks for the tour!

  20. Marla Martenson

    Wow! I am blown away! What a gorgeous home. I loved everything but especially the bathtub and the chandelier over the bed!

  21. laurie

    Absolutely stunning!!!! What a gorgeous home Shirley’s created!!!!! Thanks for sharing it all with us!

    xoxo laurie

  22. Homemaker Mom (@Homemakermom)

    Your friend has a lovely lovely home!

  23. Jann Olson

    Shirley’s home is gorgeous both inside and out! She really has wonderful decorating talent. Thanks for sharing her lovely home with us!

  24. Diana Petrillo

    Simply beautiful! I was visiting Shirley’s blog just yesterday and was admiring her spring mantel :)

  25. bluecottonmemory

    Just beautiful! I love it all – especially the large item above the fireplace!

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