Feature Friday: Designthusiasm

Happy Friday my friends!  Today’s Feature Friday is one of my boomer friends here online, Lori from Designthusiasm.  She used to live in a brick traditional home, but not too long ago moved into a town home with very traditional and elegant bones.  I think you’ll really love her modern French Country decorating style and if you love tablescapes and flowers, Lori is your girl!  She puts together some beautiful styling with tables and fresh flowers that are so pretty to look at.  Lori loves a mix of old and new and believes that you can bring beauty and style to your home no matter the size.

Lory has some beautiful furniture and antiques, creating such a warm and welcoming entry.

Her family room feels so cozy and calming with a big white sectional and soft accents.

With her love of modern French Country, Lory’s home flows with old world charm.

She gave her kitchen a major facelift by painting the cherry cabinets white and I love the result.

A Butler’s pantry creates more storage.

Her stately and spacious dining room looks so pretty.

A powder room with feminine wallpaper.

Study with French Country accents.

Breakfast room with wide open windows and views.

Lory hosts many tables cape blog hops and creates some gorgeous tables, always with fresh flowers.  I need more fresh flowers in my life!

Upstairs are the bedrooms and she has plenty of them.

A guest room with purple accents.

Master bedroom with the addition of a small table and chairs for in room breakfast.  It’s so cute!

More fresh flowers.

Lory’s bedroom vanity space by the window.

A masculine guestroom.

Blue and white guest room, so pretty.

And a beautiful outdoor deck space with some gorgeous trees surrounding.

What a great space to relax and unwind.

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful tour of Lory’s French Country townhome.  She’s done an outstanding job of creating a warm and welcoming home in her own style and colors.  Stop on by Designthusiasm and get to know Lory!

Have a great weekend!



- Rhoda


  1. Lory’s home is stunning!!

  2. Becky in 'Bama says:

    What a feast for the eyes. A nice diversion from the seemingly endless array of white, tan, taupe and beige. I have to confess: this post put me in mind of mother – who would have been over the moon for these pics! Those pink roses, the soft hues, the total package would have been pure bliss for her. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What gorgeousness!! Early into this post, I thought Lori’s home would be a beautiful bed and breakfast. Once I saw the master bedroom, I was ready to make reservations for a weekend! She has such refined taste and creativity. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. A beautiful home! My guest bedroom is the same color as the master and what a great idea having a table set up for two for breakfast. Love all the touches with the fresh flowers and blue and white throughout. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Audra Taliaferro says:


  6. What a beautiful home. My first thought was, this is a town home? It seems so grand and spacious. The bedrooms are beautiful.

    • Lauren, Thank you for your kind words! It is in fact a true townhome – the kind that all look alike from the street… 😉 But we were lucky to find a model that is quite spacious – larger in fact than the home we brought our kids up in. (Hoping someday for grand babies… *fingers crossed*). But we also have the advantages that come with townhome living, like not having to worry about shoveling snow! Thank you for visiting with me and for your lovely words!

  7. Breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful.

  8. Rhoda,

    Thank you so very much for sharing my home and for your lovely words! You have the most wonderful readers with such kind things to say!! What a pleasure to stop by here and read their delightful comments… 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Rhoda, I follow Lory’s Blog and Instagram. She has beautiful style and her home is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  10. My style
    Perfect and so refreshing – how nice to see lovely rooms done in impeccable styling
    Instead of boring beige and white totally without personality

  11. Lynn Rodgers says:

    So glad to see this post. I missed it yesterday and was worried that something had happened to one of your parents. Have a great weekend.

  12. Now this I find gorgeous, positively breathtaking. It brings to mind a toned down Victoria Magazine. I will have to pin the entire home. And make sure my husband gets his seriously manly man cave.

  13. Now this is the prettiest home I have ever seen on this blog! Simply beautiful!

  14. Loved this! I found her blog last year accidentally, and love her ideas as well as your. I need more fresh flowers in my life too!!! Thanks Rhoda for sharing. I’ll check out your pull out shelves soon. I also have a smallish home and small pantry space. That idea is perfect!!!

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