We go way back, the two of us. The lady I’m featuring today, Pat with Back Porch Musings, is a longtime online friend that I met years ago (over 10) on an online decorating board that we were frequenting at the time, called Great Impressions. Back in the day, it was a fun place to hang out and share decorating ideas and it was way before you could sit and look at home pics online. That was non-existent back in 2000. Amazing how far the internet has come in 13 years! Pat and I started our blogs within a month of each other.
So, Pat and I have known each other virtually all this time and I consider her a friend even though we’ve never met in person. She is one of the kindest and sweetest ladies I know and all of her creativity shines through on her blog, Back Porch Musings. She’s a wonderful photographer too and in her later years has a love of taking photos and documenting life’s sweet journey through photography. You’ll enjoy her beautiful home, which she lovingly put together with her husband of many years. They have a beautiful place out in the countryside in Missouri.
Their beautiful brick home in the countryside is so charming and pretty.
On the exterior, they’ve done lots of landscaping and prettying up the outdoors as well.
Inside the 2 story foyer. Pat is a decorating diva and loves to changes things up all along the way.
Their hearth room right off the kitchen is cozy and casual with slate floors and a homey fireplace.
It looks to be a wonderful gathering place for family and friends.
The fireplace which gets changed out for the seasons.
Looking into the breakfast room and kitchen.
I love Pat’s farmhouse table with all the multi-hued chairs surrounding it. And her beautiful collection of white dishes is to be envied on her cupboard.
Named after this porch, Pat’s blog is a haven of comfort and rest.
They enjoy spending lots of time out here on the back porch and I certainly can’t blame them.
The dining room has gone through some paint color changes and this one is neutral.
I also loved it in this beautiful aqua shade. They were going to try to sell their home last year, but with the economy like it is, it just wasn’t a good time to sell, so it’s off market now.
The guest room has been newly redone with an upholstered headboard.
Pat also has quite the collection of dishes and serving pieces and always sets a gorgeous vignette.
I think this shot is the living room looking into the hearth room.
Living room coming in the front door.
Pretty pieces, Pat has collected some beautiful antiques and new pieces as well.
Downstairs, her hubby has his own lodge room and this is a spacious basement area.
And this is why it’s called the lodge. Rustic, but casual, perfect for entertaining.
What a beautiful home Pat and her hubby have. I hope you enjoyed the tour of this Missouri countryside home at Back Porch Musings. Pat is one sweet lady, so I hope you’ll go over and visit her too. She would love to meet you!
The Tablescaper says
I’ve enjoying seeing Pat’s wonderful posts through the years. It was neat to see her home all in one post as we usually just see one room at a time.
– The Tablescaper
I have been following (and loving) Pat for quite awhile. I treasure every post she does, always PACKED with inspiration. Her home is so beautiful. Thanks for featuring her, she is a sweetheart!!! XO, Pinky
I always love seeing Pat’s beautiful home and her decorating changes! Her talent at tablescaping and photography is so inspiring and always a joy to see!
It is lovely to see your feature of Ms. Pat’s home! Beautiful home AND lady!
I have been keeping up with you two since the GI days.
Rhoda, you are the one who fostered my love of apple green decos, and I have passed that love along to my niece who is setting up her very first “home”. It is fun to know that you have inspired this much younger generation!
Ms. Pat is the lady who taught me to do tablescapes and vignettes. She does such a beautiful job, and with items that are readily available, so I can copy her lovely ideas :^)
Yep, I’m an old lady without an original idea in my head, but due to y’all’s beautiful photography and blog posts, I always get compliments on my home!
Thank you and blessings to both of you,
Hi, Jaybird, I remember you! thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave me such a nice comment. Those old GI days were so much fun!
Margaret McLellan says
I am a fellow Missourian and have been following Pat for a couple of years, too, but have never seen her whole house. It is beautiful. And the photography is just wonderful; I love looking at her posts. Her house looks like it should be in House Beautiful or Southern Living. We are putting an addition on our house, and I am trying to copy Pat’s decorating ideas. I hope that is okay!
[email protected] Porch Musings says
Thanks everyone! I am overwhelmed by your kind words!
Thanks, Pat. I love your master bedroom and am designing our new master suite similarly. I had my daughter get us the Belle Harbor sheets for Christmas–they’re discontinued so she found them on E-Bay. She wondered why I wanted those particular sheets, then I told her to look at your master suite and she understood.
Rose - The Center of My Self says
Lovely feature of Pat’s beautiful home, Rhoda! So many wonderful friendships have been formed at Great Impressions; I’m so glad that GI is still active and that the friendships continue there as well as in the blogs and other avenues that GI members have pursued.
Pat’s style is one of my favorites ever. It’s absolute grace and calm, just like Pat herself. Nothing pretentious, overwrought or fussy. It all just flows like a soft breeze wafting through the rooms. Grace. Ease. Calming. It’s a beautiful reflection of a beautiful lady. Pat’s photography of her beloved Ozarks, too, is a treasure; I’d love to see her area one day!