One of the sweetest bloggers I know is Shirley, with Housepitality Designs. She is so warm and friendly and you can’t help but feel like you’ve known her forever, she’s that kind of lady. Her blog tagline is “it’s all about the hospitable home” and I know that is how Shirley lives her life too, welcoming friends and family into her beautiful home. Like many of us, Shirley is obsessed with decorating, even taking some courses in redesign and starting her own decorating business, after being in the healthcare field for over 20 years, because she just loves decorating that much. So many of us can relate to that! Decorating a beautiful home is on the forefront of a lot of our minds and it’s so fun to see how everyone interprets that.
Shirley has a beautiful traditional home in North Carolina and I know you are going to enjoy the tour!
Here’s Shirley, the gracious hostess at the front door.
What a welcoming front porch!
Shirley is a bit of a Francophile and has even been to France on shopping trips. She has some beautiful pieces of furniture collected over time and travels.
Living room with welcoming colors and patterns. A lovely room.
With a large room like this, she has it filled up nicely with such pretty pieces.
A curved sofa reminds me of the new one I just got. Love the French styled chairs too.
A soaring vaulted ceiling is part of the architecture.
Looking into the dining room. I spy a beautiful hutch filled with pretty dishes.
A lovely Fall centerpiece graces the table. Love those chairs with the big nailheads.
Looking into the kitchen.
Practical and pretty and spacious.
With a big island too.
A sunroom with lots of windows adjoins the kitchen.
She has guest rooms to spare, so let her know when you’re coming. So pretty and ready for guests.
A guestbath with double sinks and mirrors.
This lovely hutch is in one of the guest baths.
Another guest room holds a bed and crafting area.
With another stylish bathroom and decorative mirrors over this sink too.
Check out the spacious master bedroom and that beautifully detailed trey ceiling.
Another area of the master bedroom.
The master bathroom is huge and spacious too.
With a clawfoot tub.
Upstairs, the bonus room hosts a pool table and plenty of fun, I’m sure.
Media room which I think is probably in the basement..
Along with a beautiful little kitchenette. What a fun place to entertain.
The laundry room is charming.
And the back yard screams Southern charm and serenity.
What a beautiful Southern home that Shirley and her hubby have created. I know you have enjoyed meeting Shirley and if you don’t know her already, hop over and introduce yourself. She’s a sweet lady!
Thanks for your tour of Shirley’s home. It is warm and inviting just like she is. Shirley is one of the nicest “blog friends”. Have a great Friday and weekend. Thanks for sharing!
[email protected] Designs says
I cannot tell you how over the moon excited I am to be here Rhoda…thanks so much for featuring me today . . . it is truly an honor. I value your friendship and am happy to have gotten to know. Have a wonderful weekend!
Yes, my pal Shirley is the sweetest and most gracious hostess. Staying in her home is like staying in a four star resort and I have stayed in plenty.
Kelly - Talk of the House says
Shirley is such a warm and gracious blogger, and her home certainly reflects it! Love all those rooms. I think her house would make a wonderful bed and breakfast inn! 🙂 If it has not already been, her master bedroom and bath would be a great feature for a magazine. And I would be in heaven to have a crafting area like she has. Love the curved sofas and that sink in the kitchen! Thank you for featuring her Rhoda.
[email protected] says
Shirley is a darling and her home is a gorgeous reflection of her style and beauty (inside & out).
You couldn’t have picked a sweeter blogger to feature!
Shirley truly is the sweetest lady and a treasured blogging friend. Her home is so inviting and decorated so beautifully. I could spend hours admiring all of the pretty decor and details in every room in her gorgeous home. What a wonderful feature and tour, one of my absolute favorites! Have a great weekend : )
[email protected] Doodles says
Shirley’s home is gorgeous, and she is a sweetheart. I just adore the tray ceiling in the master. Thank you for sharing a tour of her home with us. 🙂
I have always loved Shirley’s home and style. Such a wonderful person. She sets the bar for bloggers also; she always try to return the comments left on her blog by coming to visit and sometimes that can be rare, LOL. Her home reflects that wonderful soul….adore her and this feature!
Pam C says
What a lovely home! So many beautiful details and very inviting. As a Longaberger Consultant of almost 20 years, it was fun to see so many of our baskets in her home.
susie lavender says
Her home is absolutely lovely. I love that she also collects P. Buckley Moss prints!
Mimi -247 Mulberry Lane says
What an absolutely gorgeous home! It is appears welcoming from the front door, out the back door, and everywhere else in between! Coming into spring, I am really loving that back porch, but I would feel blessed to sit and enjoy any square inch of that beautiful haven. Thanks for sharing!
Wow………. What a gorgeous home….. Love the little quote on the laundry room wall!! 🙂 and now I will be hopping on over to check out this blog!!! Thank you Rhoda!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Richella Parham says
Shirley’s home is so beautiful and she is a super lady! She lives very close to me–I’ll bet our houses are less than half an hour from each other. I need to see if we can get together some day. Of course I would want to get together at her house, because it would be such a pleasure to see such gorgeousness in person!! Oh dear–I sound like a stalker! I promise I’m not a stalker, just an admirer. 🙂
Your Feature Fridays are so wonderful, Rhoda. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into them!
Shirley is such a luvly lady and it is reflected in her home!
This is a beautiful home, very well decorated and very warm and inviting. Great job.
Leslie Anne @Fairhope Supply Co. says
It makes me so happy to see nice people with pretty things! Just gorgeous!
Donna Jo Smith says
Thank you for sharing this beautiful home. There is (much needed) inspiration flowing into my veins. How lovely!
Julia G. says
Thank you for showing us Shirley’s beautiful home. I love the back porch area. Could sit out there and have an ice tea!
Alycia Nichols says
Hands down, Shirley is one of my favorite people in the world! Not only is she an astute decorator with an eagle eye for everything fabulous, but she has the sweetest disposition!!! No way you could possibly look into that little face of hers and not smile!
I am a follower of Shirley’s blog, and I am filled with so much inspiration by everything she posts. She did a post on her laundry room this week, and it made me want to get my hips right up from the computer and get downstairs to spruce mine up! Nobody could make a laundry room an exciting place to be like Shirley can!
Thanks for featuring one of the most talented and dedicated home decorators out there! She’s a keeper!