I have a treat for y’all today! My friend Shirley at Housepitality Designs has the loveliest and most inviting home. Her style is decidedly traditional and every single room in the house is full of charm. As for Shirley herself, well, she has a marvelous sense of humor and reading her blog is an absolute delight. By clicking on the links to each room, you will find entire posts full of sources and ideas. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tour!
Guests can’t help but feel welcomed with this large and inviting front porch. Shirley has a wonderful green thumb! I adore the double front doors but it’s those pineapple lanterns that really steal the show.
Just steps inside of Shirley’s house, there is no question that this is a home. Her entryway holds many items near and dear to her heart. I love to read her stories on the many meaningful items in her home.
The house is full of soaring ceilings, and Shirley does a wonderful job of making use of the height. At the same time, she balances keeping every room warm and inviting. She often “shops her house” to create seasonal vignettes and keep things fresh. Such a great and wallet friendly idea.
I’ve never met a blue and white room I didn’t love, and this one is no exception. I absolutely love how the accent pillows tie in with the lamps. And let’s just talk about that grandfather clock… I’ve always always wanted one, having grown up with one. I’ve been telling myself that I don’t have a good place for one, but Shirley’s looks perfectly at home right here in the great room!!
Like the rest of her home, Shirley’s dining room is so very inviting and comfortable. I love the mixture of chairs and the open hutch with her wonderful collection of china. I also adore her centerpiece. It’s lovely and functional, as guests would easily be able to talk over it.
Like most of us, the kitchen is the heart of Shirley’s home. Hers is filled with ironstone, vintage finds and loads of lovely flowers, plants and fruits.
I love Shirley’s mixture of leather and toile in the media room. She often talks about working with the furniture you have, and giving it an update with a new fabric accent. If only Honey’s leather furniture hadn’t been bright blue… :-)
Shirley often changes up her bedding for each season and I absolutely adore what she did for Spring! Speaking of beds, I adore her four poster rice bed. I feel like I never see them any more. I love her petite sitting area, and think the way she placed the painting on top of the shutters really finishes it off. Oh, and can we all just take a moment to covet that ceiling… I mean, it is just stunning.
Can’t you just imagine a long soak in this sumptuous bathroom?! I love the spa blues and buffalo check, and think that having the darling little chair in there really makes it feel luxurious.
Like in the master, Shirley always adds seasonal touches to the guest room. This one is so lovely and inviting, I think it could easily be mistaken for the master! I love a lot of things about this space, but that gorgeous bedding is the real show stopper.
One of my favorite features of Shirley’s home is the upper back porch. It’s such a lovely place for morning coffee or reading at twilight. All of the yellows and blues are cheery and inviting, and I absolutely LOVE the furniture.
I sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed the tour of Housepitality Designs. Many, many thanks to Shirley for the peek inside her delightful home!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED