Is everyone ready for another beautiful Home Tour this wonderful Sunday morning? Let’s head toward the south (well it’s south for me here in NJ : ) and visit Shirley in North Carolina. She is the oh so talented and creative force behind the blog Housepitality Designs where it is all about the hospitable home and casual elegance.
First things first…meet Shirley!
This is one talented lady! She spent 20 years in the healthcare business and then decided to retire early and chase her dream and passion…decorating! She was encouraged by friends… family and many others … so she decided to obtain the credentials she needed. She then opened I.R.I.S (Interior Redesign Industry Specialists). Life then changed a bit…Shirley and family moved to North Carolina…Grandma had to be close to her new granddaughter. There the beautiful couple built a new home that has kept Shirley very busy as she got very involved in the whole process. Lucky for us since all of this led to her opening her creative and amazing blog…sharing all kinds of decorating advice…tips and projects with us. Just a heads up everyone…she is CRAZY for Christmas so I for one can’t wait to see what she has in store with her wild holiday decorating skills!
She does have a great tip for everyone…Shirley decorates to make her happy…the kind of decorating that makes her smile when she walks into the house…you know…that ahhhhh…I’m home feeling. A great rule of thumb to follow for sure!
Shirley says…“I have a “dark cherry” kitchen….not in vogue today…but one day, I shall convince my friend Kim (Savvy Southern) to paint my island…I threaten to kidnap her and hold her hostage for a few days…”
Just when I thought that a ceiling could not get more gorgeous and amazing…I walked into the Master Bedroom…deep sigh…just incredible!