Feature Friday: Simplicity in the South

I love the name of this blog, Simplicity in the South, and Tricia is a DIY gal after my own heart and she’s Southern too.  I just love what she’s done with her home in South Carolina.  She’s taken a builder’s grade 1980’s home and tackled it room by room, creating such a nice feel for her family of 3 boys.  She’s got some great projects and beautiful final pics of her projects and I think you’ll enjoy meeting this DIY girl.

Tricia describes her style as a mix of casual, coastal and vintage-cottage-classic and she loves mixing textures and neutrals but adding just a touch of color.  I love that too!  She’s a fairly new blogger, but already has some great projects under her belt.

Enjoy Tricia’s beautiful home…DIY style!


She added lots of board and batten throughout for a nice and easy Coastal feel.  And she did it all herself, of course!


Living room chest gets changed out for the seasons.


Part of her kitchen, looking towards family room.


Hallway with newly added board and batten. I love how bright and airy it feels.


She added picture rails too for propping family black and white photos.  Love this with the grasscloth.

blue and green master bedroom

Her master bedroom in blues and greens, definitely my fave colors too.

master bedroom dresser

Painted chest in the master.  Love her jewelry holder.  I’ve got to come up with something for my taking-over everything jewelry obsession.


I really adore her bathroom makeover with the white wainscoting and tile above.  That’s a very nice touch, along with those pretty turquoise glass knobs.


Fun what a pop of turquoise will do on a bathroom mirror.


Her younger sons share a really cute room in oranges and blues.


With their own bookcase all organized and looking pretty.


Her older son has his own room reno too, with an industrial vibe.


Check out what she did for him in the closet, a built in office space.  So cute!


Tricia is a whiz at DIY projects, like these decoupage glass containers.


With limited storage, Tricia went up in the laundry room, with shelves and baskets.  I love this!


A cute bulletin board hides the electrical panel.  How adorable is this?


She’s a master at organization. I could certainly take a page from Tricia’s organized closet and get busy on my own.  I love how neat and tidy it all is.

I hope you enjoyed seeing Tricia’s home, I know she would love to meet you, so click on over and visit Simplicity in the South!

I’m also sharing color inspiration over at the My Way Home blog today, so I’d love for you to stop over and read!

- Rhoda


  1. I’ve just recently discovered Tricia and her wonderful blog, too! I enjoyed seeing more of her home through your feature, and I’m headed over to see how she hung those curtains above her washer and dryer!

  2. I meet Tricia a few months back and she is just the sweetest. She has the best style and her blog is amazing. So glad she is your Friday feature! Have a great weekend!

  3. Great home tour! xo Kristin

  4. Loved, loved seeing this home. So many great ideas packed into one post. I especially love that this house looks the same size as my son and DIL’s, so I am sending this to them so they can get ideas for their own house, too. Thanks ladies for sharing!

  5. I just love her home too. The location is amazing to begin with. I love what they’ve done with all the spaces.

  6. what a cute house! I’m. A new follower Of her blog! Tanks for sharing Rhoda!

  7. Tricia has just worked wonders in her home! So many pretty rooms and so many great projects. Every room is so charming and they all seem to have special details! What a super feature, I’m so happy to see her here at Southern Hospitality 🙂

  8. Rhoda – Thanks for the tour of Tricia’s beautiful home. Lots of cute ideas.


  9. So light and fresh! I’m headed over to her blog now! Thanks for the introduction.

  10. I had the opportunity to meet Tricia (and see you Rhoda ;)) in March at a MMS class!
    She has some really great projects, I love her style and her home…so happy to see her featured here!


  11. Great features…wonderful decor. I especially love the name, Simplicity in the South.

  12. What a great blog~ Thanks for sharing. I love how she added to her builder’s grade home to make it one-of-a-kind. So pretty & interesting!

  13. another shabby chic home with teal and turquoise thrown in.

    ummmm its been done before.

    we’ve seen it everywhere.

    can we get a space that’s not a copy of someone elses home?

    • Hey, Jessie, those happen to be popular colors now and I’ve used some of it in my home too. I think you can still use popular colors and make it your own without it looking like everyone else.

  14. Your blog is amazing so this has been such a treat to be featured! Thank you so much! I hope you have a great weekend.

  15. Tricia has a beautiful home, and I’ve been inspired by many of her projects since discovering her blog. I love all of the board and batten. And the industrial closet makeover is my favorite!

  16. Beautiful home! My favorite part would be the Laundry Room, the rack of your family pictures and the bedroom. Neat, Organized, and full of memories! 🙂 Great interior!

  17. Rhoda,
    When you come up with a solution for your out of control jewelry collection, please do share. I have the same issue.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful blog.

  18. Oh my goodness! I am in love with this woman’s org skills! Cannot wait to get back home and organize my linen closet. Its also a great example of only living with what u NEED.


  1. […] First of all, I’d like to send out a huge thank you to Rhoda of Southern Hospitality for sharing a tour of my home this morning! […]

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