Feature Friday: Designing Acres

It seems that there is just a never ending supply of beautiful homes in blogland.  I’d like to introduce you to Lynn from Designing Acres, a fairly new blogger in Western New York, who lives in a beautiful home in the country on 72 acres.  Talking about getting away from it all, I’m sure they must enjoy the peace and quiet that living in the countryside would bring.  And wait until you see the home that she and her hubby built and designed.  So lovely!


They both have day jobs, but love designing and creating a beautiful space together.  And I’d say they have achieved that with this homestead they call, The Farm.

Back of house

A sprawling across the back home set in a wooded area, they have plenty of room to roam the countryside and I’m sure never have to worry about noise.

front porch

I love the front of their home, so welcoming and beautifully done.


This breakfast room with a view is extra special.  Love those dark floors (of course, I would!).


White cabinets, dark countertop and a beautiful marble backsplash.  Love it.

kitchen to dr

This is one beautiful home.

kitchen to dr

Kitchen to breakfast area.


What a dining room, isn’t this stunning?  Love it!

farmhouse sink

Farmhouse sink.  That faucet looks very similar to the one I’m using.

master bedroom

The master bedroom is well  lit and I love the mix of fabrics that Lynn has used.

master bath

The master bath looks extra dreamy too, I spot a clawfoot tub.


And what a nice office this is.  Love those drapes. Gray and yellow are a wonderful combo.


An open back porch takes advantage of those wooded views.  What a nice spot to sit and relax.

backyard pool

And last but not least, a pool in the backyard.  OK, this is like living at a resort, how pretty it all is.


Look at this sweet fella, I know I’d love him.  This is such a glorious place to live and I’m sure Lynn and her hubby must feel like they are in paradise.

Thanks, Lynn, for stopping by and sharing your beautiful home with my readers. I hope you’ll all go over and visit Lynn and see all of her Home Tour at Designing Acres. I love to see how other people live and no matter which state or what size house it is, we all enjoy our homes and making them special.

I’m heading up to NC today for a couple of days at Angela’s beautiful cottage with some blog girlfriends. We’ll be doing a little antiquing and attending the Cashier’s Showhouse again this year.  I’ll come back with some fun pics, I hope!

Mark your calendars!

We’re back for Fall!  My blog buds and I are doing more link parties this Fall. Did you realize that Fall is just around the corner?  September is just 2 weeks away, I can’t believe it.  I’m so excited to be getting in my house just in time for cool, crisp Fall weather.  I still don’t know when I’ll get in there, but I’m hoping by the first of October.

I’ll be doing something outside on the door or front porch and all of you can link up to every party if you’d like to join us!  We’d love that.

Here’s to celebrating the Fall season with all of you!

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda,
    Thank you for your kind words and for featuring our home!
    Looking forward to more of your posts and inspiration:)

  2. I am looking forward to fall, too. It’s my favorite season. We live up north and it’s already cooling off here. Can’t wait for the fall link up party!

  3. I especially like the color of the outside of the house with the roof and beautiful stone work. Could the owner pass along what color the outside color is? A stunning house that I’m sure the owners can be proud of.

  4. That house is drop dead gorgeous! And so are the grounds. I love the yellow and grey rooms best.

  5. LOVE the pendant light in the hallway outside the dining room. Can you tell me where you found it? I thought maybe PBarn but it’s not on the website…maybe discontinued…

  6. This house is just breautiful. It has so much light and I love that in a home. Beautiful touches.

    I am looking forward to the fall too.


  7. I only hope I can some day even afford a home of that size and beauty! 🙂 I have much more humble digs to work with…she has a great eye for design. I will check out her blog. Fellow southerner {Charleston, SC} here, hope you’ll check out my blog. xoxo

  8. I love every single part of this fabulous home but the kitchen and bath are making me seriously want to renovate!!

  9. Love feature Fridays! Their home is gorgeous!

    On another note, don’t know if you are aware, but for probably the last month, every time I open your blog a big old Blogher tv box comes up that you have to exit out of in order to read your post. Also, I have Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac, and today it is blocking an ‘adsatserver.com/banner.ph…’ site attached to one of the ads (I’m assuming, because I think other bloggers have had problems with this). Just thought I would mention it, in case you weren’t aware of it. Enjoy your time in NC.

  10. You’re so right. A stunning home!

  11. Love Feature Fridays and this feature is truly magnificent….Gorgeous home that is so very warm and inviting…the kitchen is fabulous…really love it!…I love the mix of the wood one and white cabinetry. The property is so very bucolic….Hoping over to pay a visit….Have a wonderful time in Cashiers…love that town!!…

  12. Hello, Rhoda! That house looks like such an inviting space. And 72 acres? Sounds dreamy!

    I’ll definitely mark my calendar for the Autumn Link Ups! Fall is my favorite season, so I’m looking forward to it!

    I want to officially “introduce myself” as the newest member of Darlene’s Master Designer Blog Roll. My name is Alana and I blog at Domestic Bliss Diaries about the making and managing of home: http://www.domesticblissdiaries.com. I’m so honored to be in the company of so many talented people, like yourself.

  13. Rhoda, this house is just stunning, and it has lots of character for a fairly new home. I can only imagine how beautiful the setting is during the fall and winter, too. Love that stone wall near the pool.Enjoy your time in Cashiers.

  14. Rhoda, what a beautiful home you featured. I love summer but I do look forward to seeing what your putting up for fall. Enjoy NC

  15. I am new to your blog and loving it!! I would really like to know the colors throughout this home!!!!

  16. Angela Kurz says:

    The color of your house is GORGEOUS!! We are building a new house and were looking just for these colors together. Would you mind telling me what brand and color you used for your siding and the split shake siding? Also the brand and color of the stone you used on our house, and the color and make of the metal roof?? I am in LOVE with this look and you would seriously make my dream home come true! If you could could you e-mail me back ASAP as we have to decide the color of everything in 1 WEEK! Love, Love, Love this!! Thank you soo much for any information. I Wish I would have found this earlier 🙂 You truly have an amazing gift and many are blessed because of it. Keep up your amazing work.

    • Hi, Angela, this was a feature I did on this blog, Designing Acres, so click over to that blog and email the blog owner. She will not see your questions over here. Thanks!

  17. Laura Bright says:

    Hey! My name is Laura. Is there anyway you could share with me the color of this home?? I’m building a house right now and I’m in love with this color!! It’s such a beautiful home!! I would love to have my house this color! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Hi, Laura, you will need to click over to the Designing Acres blog and find the contact name and email her the question. She won’t see it over here. Thanks for stopping by!

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