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!
Pam Williams says
love the house! The light fixtures are my favorite!
I love Shirley’s home but I love Shirley even more! She is gracious and kind and is one of the best encouragers ever. We are so blessed by our friendship with her and the fact that her home inspires us with it’s beauty is simply icing on the cake!
Love Shirley’s house and she’s so sweet too. 🙂 Great feature.
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
It is always a joy to see Shirley’s beautifully decorated home. She always makes me feel special, but I’m betting that she has the ability to make everyone feel that way! She is a jewel! Her home is a reflection of her talents, interests, and her love of family.
What a stunning home, the vaulted ceiling is amazing, something I have always wanted. I love how Shirley has put her home together. Her love of antiquities and France show through. I think my favourite room is the bathroom with the free-standing bath and simple chair, it is stunning and I am very envious.
I will hop over and visit her blog.
Rhoda…thank you so much for featuring Shirley. You have chosen a classic in the world of blogs!
Shirley…I am so in awe of your room designs…you have such knowledge and talent. along with creativity in putting a room together; especially the details, accessories and vignettes. There is so much for the novice to learn here. I am so loving every room in your home!! I can’t wait to visit your blog! 🙂
Wow, what a gorgeous home! I am definitely going to check out Shirley’s blog. Thank you for featuring her. I love seeing others’ homes, it is always inspiring.
well this is a gorgeous home.. AND I might add refreshing that there is no turquoise furniture…
Shirley is one of my very favorite bloggers, such a sweetheart!!! Her home is absolutely gorgeous and filled with beautiful things. She really has “the touch” for decorating. I agree that she makes everyone feel like you have been friends forever. Love her!!!!
Shirley has one of the warmest, and prettiest homes I have ever seen. Not to mention she is one of the warmest hearts to go along with it all. Lovely feature Rhoda.
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Oh my word…I love everything about this lovely home. I gazed over all the pictures..Beautiful!
Love Shirley, her blog and her beautiful home! Great feature, Rhoda!
I think Shirley is the sweetest person and has done amazing things with her beautiful home. She really knows how to make a house a show stopper! Every detail has been thought out. I enjoyed seeing all of the full room shots. I never realized her ceilings were so interesting too.
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Shirley’s home is beautiful and she is so sweet. I am thrilled I had the chance to meet her at Haven last year. Thank you for sharing her home. Now I am ready to visit!
Shirley’s home is as beautiful on the inside and out as she is! She truly is the sweetest blogger and a fabulous decorator! Her home is gorgeous … she never leaves out any little detail when it comes to making her home inviting and treat for her many guests! Great feature.
Can you tell me where you got the Master Bedroom duvet cover?
would love to know where the bedding for the guest room came from? So beautiful!
HI, Lauren, if you click over to Shirley’s blog, you can ask her over there.
Beverly calkins says
I absolutely love the comforter you have in your master bedroom is it a light blue? I love the. Old flowers.
Where did you purchase?
HI, Beverly, you will need to click over to Shirley’s blog and ask her that question. She was a feature on my blog and she won’t see this question. Thanks!
I would love to know what wall colour was used in the guest room ❤
Hi, Lorena, if you go to Shirley’s blog, you can ask her there.