Feature Friday: The Endearing Home

I’m back today with another great Feature Friday, introducing you to Lauren, who blogs at The Endearing Home.  Lauren lives in NC and is a wife and mom to two twin teenage daughters and she loves to decorate her home.  I love seeing Traditional style done well and Lauren does it very well, creating a soothing and calm oasis for her family.  Her house is an open floor plan in many areas and she has done a beautiful job of maintaining a break in rooms, but it all flows wonderfully together.


Beginning in the foyer, Lauren added beadboard and molding to her hallway to create a nice architectural element.  I love that little foyer table and vignette she put together with the lamp.

family room overall

With a small checked drapes, her family room is very cozy and pretty.  I love how the checks add a lot of interest to the room.

family room

Her traditional style shines in accessories and the way she layers everything.

fireplace artwork

Beautiful fireplace mantel and artwork above.


And I love the natural fiber rug on the floor.

looking to breakfast room

Looking towards the breakfast area and kitchen.

kitchen breakfast area

These 2 rooms are all open to each other, but Lauren has made it all flow.


Long peninsula separates the spaces.

kitchen to family room 2

She has a pretty white kitchen and darker countertops and this is a very warm kitchen.

kitchen island

Kitchen island and breakfast area with nice large bay windows.

dining room3

Next is the dining room with a French Country feel.

dining room hutch

Pretty creamy white French country hutch.

dining room2

Such a pretty space.

dining room

Open floor plan flows back to the living room.

living room 3

And this is another cozy space.  Love how she arranged the furniture in here for this room with a lot of windows.  Notice how she has a piano, but it’s not so noticeable with the large framed art above and reads almost as another fireplace.

living room coffee table

Lots of books on the coffee table and a cozy corner for reading.

living room windows

Layered rugs make for a warm room.

living room corner

Love the tobacco basket on the wall.

living room

An overall look at the living room.  Those big windows are so nice.

guest room2

A guest room in blues and whites is very soothing.

guest room

Lovely linens.

That’s all of Lauren’s home tour for now, but I’m sure she will be adding more as she goes along with her decorating.  What a beautiful home, isn’t it?  I knew you would enjoy seeing Lauren’s The Endearing Home and you can see her entire home tour on that link.  Hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

- Rhoda


  1. I really enjoy the Feature Friday but this feature in particular, Endearing Home, made me swoon! Love, love, love!!

  2. I luv Lauren’s home and am a frequent visitor to her blog. Her home is do luvly! wonder feature!!

  3. I love this house! The black and white checks are so different than all the other homes you see. She definitely has her own style, which I adore! I also think the kitchen is a perfect arrangement. So wonderful. Thanks for the tour!

  4. One of the most well done traditional homes that you have featured. It is so cozy and inviting yet so stylish and organized. She has done a beautiful job!!! Cannot wait to see more!!!

  5. Definitely my favorite Friday Feature so far! On my way to check out the rest of her place! Thanks! kelly

  6. I love seeing these homes, but would love to see some homes that are beautiful and lived in. I am sure this home was staged for the photos, but it just isn’t realistic to think this is how it looks when people live there. Real, lived in inspirations would be wonderful, and make me feel like I could actually achieve the look.

  7. Her home is just lovely! I adore the black checks- and the picture hung within the tobacco basket is my very favourite 🙂

  8. I see a lot of Pier One items!!! Love it! I work for Pier 1! Beautiful home!!!!

  9. REFRESHING!!!! wonderful home to see and I’ll go look at it again!>.a relief not to be looking at turquoise, stripes and chevrons—not a one!!! very well done interior.

  10. This home is gorgeous! Thank you for featuring it as I’ve not ever visited her blog but I will check it out!

  11. Denise Thousand says:

    I have seen this home a few times. It is my all time favorite. If I could do my home like this I would be in ” hog heaven”. Sigh.

  12. I really enjoyed this home tour. A beautiful but practical style. Thanks for the tour.

  13. I would love to know about her dining chairs? Where she purchased them.

  14. Beautiful, beautiful home! I literally love every inch of it. 🙂

  15. WOW, This is one sweet home. I can actually see myself living in this style. Maybe it is close to mine, though mine is definitely not as polished. Thanks for featuring her home. I definitely pinned several pics for future reference when we move.

  16. Leah Turner says:

    I seriously need that lampshade in the living room with the burlap and battenburg lace – nice!

  17. Until this post, I never knew that I loved traditional! Fantastic home. I wish I could creat something so awesome-like at my house…

  18. This home is just warm, friendly and yet, just

  19. Lauren’s home is beautiful and I absolutely love her taste. I can’t wait to visit her favorite shop in Cary, NC. Rhoda, your home is also lovely. You also have great taste and must be able to do just about anything. Do you do your own upholstery, diy tools and all and if so, did you learn by trial and error or did you sweet father teach you? I want to read more about your journey when I have more time. Love your blog and your talent and Lauren’s as well.

  20. Paula Lusk says:

    What an absolutely lovely home you have created. I like everything about it. Thank you for sharing.

  21. I am so in love with Lauren’s home. I never knew how much I loved and missed traditional decor, and she puts her own magic touch on it. She really has a dream home; beautiful furnishings and all those wonderful windows! I love following along as she makes her changes, they are always inspiring!


  22. This home is beautifully decorated. I love how each room flows into the next. So inviting and cheeful!

  23. I am fortunate to know and live near sweet Lauren!…she is just as amazing as her home! Great feature Rhoda!

  24. Beautiful home, thank you for sharing.

  25. Jean from Georgia says:

    Oh my goodness! How will I ever find my style? This home has such attention to detail and color flows beautifully thru the living areas. Layer upon layer of awesome décor.

  26. I love her style! This home is beautiful with many finishing touches. I love that it is classically styled and the furniture is not something that would get outdated soon. She has wonderful taste. Tks for sharing her home with us!

  27. I love this home! The lamp shades are very unique, and perfect for their rooms! Love the message board in the breakfast room to show that a busy family lives there.

  28. Lauren’s home is one that I could just move right on into and feel right at home. Those black check drapes are calling my name! Thank you for your generosity in featuring other bloggers.

  29. This is one of my favorite homes you have featured! (My other favorite is Kelly’s at Talk of the House.) I love everything about Lauren’s home! I love the buffalo check curtains, the wall colors, the furniture–EVERYTHING! When I went to her blog, I fell even more in love–if that’s possible– because she gives a detailed list of where she bought everything and the paint she used. I am on my way to the paint store right now! Thanks for the inspiration.

  30. Loved it thanks !!! I have those same check curtains in my breakfast nook, loved seeing them in this home !


  31. Well, this house makes me want to burn mine down and start completely over. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Nathan Carlson says:

    Where can I buy the dining room hutch, table, and chairs that are featured in this article?

  33. Carol Garris says:

    Where did you get the hutch from? It is stunning!!

    • HI, Carol, you’ll need to go to the Endearing Home blog and ask her there, she won’t see this.


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