Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire

Big fan here of the beautiful traditional style architecture and interior design happening in Utah by The Fox Group. Have you stalked this dream team’s Instagram feed lately?

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Christmas decor on a gorgeous white traditional home. Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #christmasdecor #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
What a warm welcoming covered entry. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire

Let’s peruse their beautiful portfolio and note a dozen enchanting design elements from their lovely residential builds.

Traditional Design Detail No. 1

Symmetry.

For fans of: Georgian style, classical details, and English Colonial architecture, the beautiful home above with its symmetrical design elements and head turning curb appeal is sure to please!

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Staircase beauty! Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 2

Classic Wall Panels.

Geometrical wall panels on stairway in this home by The Fox Group add so much timeless architectural interest and character to the space.

Snow covered grand traditional house exterior with gabled dormers. This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 3

Gabled Dormers.

Allowing more space and light to enter the top floor, the gabled dormers on this, the architect and designer’s own home, enhance the exterior and contribute a sense of character and history.

Magnificent Christmas tree in a grand entry of a traditional home. This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
When a chandelier becomes a halo on your soaring Christmas tree in the entry!!! Photo, Architecture, and Design: The Fox Group. An Architect’s Timeless Home {The Fox Group}. Timeless interior design and classic architecture in a stunning home in Salt Lake City, Utah…certainly lovely indeed. In case you need interior design inspiration from a traditional style house featuring blue grey as a repetitive design element.

Traditional Design Detail No. 4

Grand Entrance.

Oh this foyer. Just kill me now. And I’m hungry this moment and want to eat those stripey ribbons which remind me of fruit leather.

Traditional Design Detail No. 5

Chimney Pots.

What a beautiful detail to honor the past and create functional sculpture outside!

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Sophisticated simplicity with traditional charm to boot. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 6

Columns.

Just how traditional are columns? Um. They have been around since around 2600 B.C. in Egypt!

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Loving the topiaries. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 7

Transoms.

Why not let the sunlight stream in your front entry? And aren’t these transoms above extra interesting since they don’t stretch to the bottom of the door? Custom is crazy cool, y’all.

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
High contrast at work. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Oh, hark! Here’s why they don’t stretch the full length of the front door!

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Charming Parisian counter stools! Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 8

Shaker style cabinetry that will likely never have to be demo’d in years to come and a new owner takes possession.

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
A little red, a little blue, and a sea of white. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 9

Kitchen range area that feels like a hearth.

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
What a gorgeous area rug! Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 10

Fine craftsmanship and artful thoughtfulness on the “fifth wall.”

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Cottage charm in a living room. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 11

Recessed panels on a fireplace surround.

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Friendly bees in a mud room. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

Traditional Design Detail No. 12

Built-in bench with functional storage.

More Traditional Style in a Classic Home

This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
A blank slate with great bones. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Chocolatey walls and ceiling are a departure from all the white. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Gold accents to thrill. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Would you, could you paint a bath pink? Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Stripes of marble. Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Grand and lovely.  Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Handsome! Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.
This example of classic traditional architecture from The Fox Group will inspire your design plans! Come see more lovely interior design and home construction ideas. #architecture #interiordesign #traditional #classic #thefoxgroup
Photo & Design: The Fox Group.  Classic Traditional Design Details to Inspire…certainly lovely indeed. Come tour this parade of lovely for decidedly beautiful design moments.

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You’ll Love This Heartwarming Countdown…Oooooh, #4 is everything! Which is your favorite?

What’s on your heart today this day, a week before Christmas, friends?

I have had a somewhat weary day and will be seeing two different doctors this week for ongoing health issues I haven’t shared with you. Thank you for keeping me company on the journey and adding beauty with your positivity in comments. I know I’ll be just fine. My capacity for negativity and distressing news is unusually low right now so I am praying for renewed strength, assurance, and endurance.

Should you find yourself at a similar juncture, I join you – take heart – this too shall pass – the light is coming!

When I spied a few of the slashed prices on a few beautiful Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture pieces online, they were too enticing not to share. I have gathered a collection of awesomely priced furniture finds I thought you design savvy bargain shoppers might particularly whistle at. The furniture and decor pieces fall under the category of traditional design style while they also reflect a casual, unfussy, neutral mood.

My French Nordic cottage style bedroom. Hello Lovely Studio. Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture. #furniture #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Studio. My French Nordic cottage style bedroom with panel bed. Lamp: Parisian Iron Gate Lamp, RH. Similar French linen slipcovered chair: RIGHT HERE. Shop my home HERE. One wall is covered with reclaimed painted pine from Stikwood…read about the project RIGHT HERE. Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

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Colette Dining Chairs, Set of 2
French Linen Slipcovered Chair, Set of 2
Gold Milagro Heart
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Gold Starburst Mirror
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Natural Linen Napkins
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture

Should you not be in the market for any of these traditional pieces, join me at the finish line for something special…a different flavor of CLASSIC… very special musical artist whom I idolized as a young girl talks about no longer performing.

One of My Favorite White Slipcovered Sofas of All Time!

For starters, I noticed one of my favorite sofas (a white slipcovered beauty) went on sale. FYI, this particular sofa goes out of stock regularly.

Fairchild Slipcovered Sofa
Fairchild Slipcovered White Sofa.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

This Fairchild sofa is the very same one designer Sarah Richardson chose for her rustic media room in her family’s own home in Ontario.

Sarah Richardson's media room in her off the grid farmhouse. White slipcovered sofa and blue accents with rustic decor. Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.
Sarah Richardson’s own media room in her off the grid Ontario farmhouse. Design: Sarah Richardson. Photo: Stacey Brandford, HGTV Canada.

The sofa easily works with rustic decor as well as with more elegant pieces in a French country style space:

Is This the Wood Side Table You’ve Been Searching For?

I love the traditional coastal vibe of this sculptural pedestal side table made of solid teak which at only 24″ in diameter will work in small spaces and blend with any number of traditional styles! Teak is so pricey, and if you’re lucky enough to snag this baby when it’s on sale…VICTORY BARGAIN DANCE TIME!

Ignazio Pedestal Table
Ignazio Pedestal Table.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

The table comes in additional finishes as well like grey.

Ignazio Pedestal Table
Sculptural Ignazio Pedestal Side Table.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

Entry, Mud Room, or Anywhere Storage That Only Looks Custom

If you have ever sought a bid for custom built-ins from a carpenter, then you know how expensive any sort of storage unit for books, backpacks, or display can be. Here’s a ready-made option that adds architectural interest and character even as it helps to stow everyday essentials.

Gerwalta Storage Hall Tree
White Wood Hall Tree Storage Unit With Hooks.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

A Smart Wall Sconce for Under $40

It’s so interesting to me that frequently I am searching for a fixture which has simple clean lines and a straightforward design, and it’s nowhere to be found in a sea of overly ornate or complicated designs. Here’s an exception.

Here you can see the sconce inverted for a different look:

Jaylene 1-Light Armed Sconce
Oil Rubbed Bronze Wall Sconce

The sconce’s style is versatile enough to go in any number of spaces like an entry:

Bedroom Furniture Ideas to Inspire

I thought the lines on this upholstered panel bed were graceful and pretty enough to work in a number of bedrooms whether its French country, Belgian, or French Nordic style that rocks your world.

Sten Upholstered Panel Bed
Upholstered Panel Bed.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

A timeless quilt like this won’t ever fall from favor!

Distressed Washed Oak Finish!

Thank goodness we are beginning to see more of the more natural, scrubbed raw wood look that works so well with more rustically inclined designs and spaces. Here’s an unfussy console table with an attractive metal base that could work in any number of spaces since it is airy and less than 14″ deep.

Stourton Console Table
Stourton Console Table.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

Spring Color for a Bedroom, Anyone?

I love aqua, and I this bedding with its muted tones, struck me as feeling very French farmhouse and cottage lovely.

Tappen 6 Piece Coverlet Set
Aqua With Floral Coverlet Set.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

Casual Cottage Style Stripes

This chair brought back memories for me! We owned a French country settee for years which was upholstered in what appears to be this exact fabric! And those little cottage style feet! The very same ones on my old settee.

Bashir Armchair
Stripe Armchair

Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: For the Bedroom

A few more pretty bedroom furniture and bedding finds with friendly prices.

Cavaillon Panel Bed
Cottage Style Cavaillon Panel Bed.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

Great Coastal and Traditional Lighting Fixture Finds Too!

There are too many plain and ugly dome type flush mount ceiling lights across this country, and a little update may do wonders!

Cheke Flush Mount
English Bronze Flush Mount Light Fixture.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture and Lighting.

Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Nightstand Ideas

This particular nightstand comes in some interesting painted finishes should you be feeling saucy.

Here’s the champagne option…

Lisle 2 Drawer Nightstand
Lisle 2 Drawer Nightstand.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

And this shade of grey is rather neutral and versatile.

Lisle 2 Drawer Nightstand
Lisle 2-Drawer Nightstand.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

A happy blue could be a cheery pop of color and it need not match the color of existing pieces!

Would you, could you, consider a pretty in pink option?

Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Modern Farmhouse Dining Tables & Sideboard

Here’s a dining table with dimensions which are destined to work in a variety of homes. The extension feature is lovely for holidays.

Artur Extending Dining Table
Artur Extending Dining Table.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.
Artur Extending Dining Table
Artur Extending Dining Table
Saguenay Sideboard
White Saguenay Sideboard.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.
Saguenay Sideboard
Saguenay Sideboard

Classic & Traditional Light Fixture Options

Armchairs in Neutral Hues

Ivo Wingback Chair
Tufted Wingback Chair With Nailhead Trim.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.
Ivo Wingback Chair
Grey Tufted Wingback Chair With Nailhead Trim

Traditional Sofa: Chic, Tufted, and Velvet

Now Here’s a Sectional I Can Live With!

Kearney Sectional
White Coastal Style Kearney Sectional.
Interior Design Ideas: Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture.

An Interview With Linda Rondstadt, an artist living with Parkinson’s Disease…

I just love her honesty and the thoughts shared about why she never married! Ha! I’m holding Linda in my heart right now and whispering a prayer. Should you also have a moment, let’s lift her up.

If you’re a fan of her music, join me in listening/watching this powerful performance:

That song takes me back!

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Gold Milagro Heart
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Gold Starburst Mirror
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Natural Linen Napkins
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Weathered 4-Door French Cabinet – 71″
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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22 Comments

  1. Deborah L. Kotter
    December 19, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Thank you for your blog and positivity! You have a great eye and you add a little sunshine to my day. I wish you all the best at your appointments. The most important and lucky thing is that you are going to people who can help you feel and get better. Ill be thinking about you and wishing fo rate very best!!

    • michele
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thanks for the encouragement. I’m often a mess during the winter months when I don’t get as much sunshine and struggle with respiratory stuff. Peace to you right where you are, friend.

  2. Joanna
    December 19, 2018 / 9:02 am

    I love symmetry, dormers, large foyers and white kitchens. Timeless & classic design. Beautiful!

    • michele
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Me too! These details give me the itch to design and build something new…uh-oh! 🙂

  3. Connie
    December 19, 2018 / 10:19 am

    Always such a pleasure to see what lovelies you’ll share each morning! These homes are stunning!

    ….and what’s on my heart this week before Christmas? Ahhh….the desire to find like minds who share my passion for music, decorating, and…..puppies and dogs. 😉 To like something is one thing: to have passion for it is quite another level of involvement indeed.

    Also on my heart this week is sending out comfort to those who’s lives have been wrought with pain…pain of sadness of loss, physical pain, pain in lost relationships and so many other avenues that pain can take. Many prayers for so many souls.

    But…to end on a very happy note! We have had THE most gorgeously warm weather in our area (upper 40’s) and though there won’t be snow for Christmas (and what we had earlier is mostly gone) I’m as happy as a spring bird enjoying this lovely warm weather! 🙂

    May God bless you with His light of hope!

    • michele
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Your enjoyment and gratitude during the season is refreshing – here’s hoping it can cyber-ly rub off on me. Peace to you, friend.

  4. Lisa Buick
    December 19, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Oh, dear Lord in Heaven, Michele, that dining room rug in Traditional Design Detail No. 9 is positively gorgeous. I sent a note to Cara at The Fox Group – I would really love to have that rug in my living room. It so reminds me of alot of the primitive heirloom blankets and coverlets and since my primarily colors in my living room are beige with reds and blues, it would be perfect. Do you have any clue how to purchase a rug like that? Thank you.

    I so enjoy your blog and some of the homes you feature are to die for. Thank you for sharing these with us and I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    • michele
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      I couldn’t stop staring at that rug, and it made me happy that there was so little decor in that room so I could study it! I hope Cara can help with the source! 🙂

      • Lisa Buick
        December 19, 2018 / 9:14 pm

        I hope so, too, Michele. If I hear from her, I’ll let you know.

          • Lisa Buick
            December 24, 2018 / 7:13 am

            Haven’t heard a word back. But I did find a similar rug online – have to figure out where it was now so I can post the link for you. It’s not exactly the same but similar. Kind of disappointed that I haven’t heard back.

          • michele
            Author
            December 24, 2018 / 11:43 pm

            Thanks so much. I will keep my eyes open.

  5. December 19, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    Oh, my friend Michele, I join you with winter ailments — in my case, a recently diagnosed cardiac disease. Scary, but I’m learning to live with it. God has been preparing me through all my Bible studies in BSF this fall, and all my readings. Still, the news landed like a bombshell. Let’s continue to remind each other that “this, too, shall pass.” ~ Jo

    • michele
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 7:30 pm

      So sorry to hear this – and yes, ‘this too shall pass’ has always helped me more than I can say. What a blessing that you feel you have been prepared and given capacity to cope. This is so encouraging! xox

  6. December 19, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Michele, I hope that all of your appointments go well. In the comments you mentioned that you suffer during the winter months, do you have one of those lights that people with SAD use? Maybe that would help a bit.

    Your beauty, life and light are a bright spot in the lives of many during sunny days and long, grey winter days. Be well and at peace my friend.

    • michele
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks, Elizabeth. I’m so grateful for the support. xox

  7. Phyllis Thomason
    December 19, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • michele
      Author
      December 19, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Thank you.

  8. Sheila in SF
    December 21, 2018 / 10:09 am

    Wishing you better days and happy holidays with those around you. You are truly an inspiration and your blog is a delight. Prayers .

    • michele
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      I’m hangin’ in there and have hope all will heal very soon. Thank you for reading and for adding beauty here!

  9. Cathy
    September 24, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    Hello, do you have any idea what type of counter top is in the kitchen – it’s beautiful! Thanks in advance!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 24, 2019 / 4:20 pm

      Hi Cathy – thanks for reading. It looks like it is Arabescato marble! Hope this helps. 🙂

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