A home with good bones means that you’ll be able to incorporate your own style, whatever that may be. In this post you’ll see a transitional southern home with a classic color-filled stamp of personality. Come on in for the tour!
Today I’m pleased to be sharing a home tour of my long time blog friend Rhoda from the blog Southern Hospitality. Many of you probably already follow her, but if you don’t…you might enjoy her home and a bit of her story! Rhoda’s home reflects her life. She is a southern born and raised girl with traditional roots and doesn’t stray far from what’s planted.
I’m a huge fan of using blue as primary accent color and Rhoda does that so well! Whether it’s simply flowers from her garden, a few pillows or paint…blue creates continuity in her home. If there is one decorating tip that I share most often in my posts, it’s using and choosing your color accents carefully to create that flow…as Rhoda does so well!
I was shopping with Rhoda when she found that great rattan mirror and love how she incorporated these accents in the vignette below.
Simple garden hydrangeas in blue-green glass vases on the mantel speak softly of summer.
“As a long time home decor blogger (going on 14 years), I’ve been sharing my home journey with readers for many years and enjoy giving people inspiration for making over their house on a budget.”
Teal is another wonderful shade that brings life into this room.
“I’m in my third home since I started blogging in 2007 and my style has changed during those years, but one thing hasn’t changed. I try to keep it classic and timeless and that means not falling for all the trends that come along. And another thing, I love color so you won’t see a neutral home from me! “
Farmhouse touches with collectibles and family furniture in this seating area right off the tidy kitchen.
“My husband, Mark and I have been married for 3 years this month and when we got married we bought a house together. The house was 12 years old when we bought it, but very well maintained and we have spent the last 3 years making it over to fit our personalities.”
Rhoda and Mark are big fans of woodwork and have added a variety of accents with board and batten, moldings and shiplap throughout their home. This is a great way to customize a builder grade home and give it that high end appeal!
“My hubby is very talented with wood working and has added so many details and molding to our home.”
“A plain Jane builder’s beige house, it had great bones and that’s what sold us. That and the location! We are within walking distance of a cute Southern town, Acworth, GA and that was another big selling point for us.”
Collections of Chinoiserie drawn together give much more drama than a piece or two would look alone. Paired with dark wood furniture pieces and grasscloth wallpaper, the look is timeless and classic.
The kitchen is compact, but makes a statement with the blue paint on the “lower level”!
A comfortable family room for the couple to relax in and for evening movies.
“Our community is perfect for bike riding. We are also surrounded by lakes so we take advantage of that and go to our local lakes often during the summer as well as ride bikes around town and the water. There’s nothing better than being close to the lake!”
Rhoda’s darling and very fashionable pink and black office!
I enjoyed following along as the laundry room received a makeover and can’t wait to do something similar in our small beach home laundry room!
Blue touches have been carried upstairs into the master bedroom and sitting area.
The ensuite master bathroom just received an incredible makeover with some photos below. There are detailed before and afters on Rhoda’s blog SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY, so head on over for more!
Another bathroom in the home received a well done classic black and white makeover.
I think that the project the couple is most proud of is the clever under deck screened porch room. I think that this is just genius and it shows off what a great design team Rhoda and Mark make!
“We’ve made over most all of the rooms, but have a few more projects to do inside and out. Our latest project was making a screened porch under our deck space and we sure have enjoyed that this summer.”
It just amazes me that this was an open space under the existing deck before and they installed a ceiling, shutters and Phantom Screens to close it off! Head over to her blog to see more on this project HERE.
All new furniture and some upgrades to the patio…because living in the south means many months of entertaining outdoors!
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