A Southern Charm Home Tour – Chinoiserie & Antiques

Welcome to the southern charm home tour of Kelly’s place, my Instagram friend from Southern_Charm_Cottage! I recently had the chance to connect with her and just love everything about her home and collections and know that you will as well. She has a knack of putting pieces together without any formal training and has created a warm and welcoming southern home. Kelly has shared a bit more about her here and would love it if you came over to follow her on Instagram! Let’s get right into this home tour, with lots of photos to share including Kelly’s variety of pets.
southern charm front porch
“My husband and I were living in Gettysburg, Pa in our forever home. We raised our four children there and had so many wonderful memories! In 2015, my husband was offered a job opportunity in Raleigh, NC. We decided to take a leap, and moved to the south. I was excited to embrace the southern lifestyle, and wanted to find a traditional southern home. We looked at several beautiful homes, and were so happy to find this one. It checked all the boxes… especially the big front porch.”
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southern charm home tour swing on front porch
autumn porch southern charm home tour
“We love antiquing, so our home is mostly decorated with pieces we have collected over the years from various places.”
Kelly southern charm cottage home
antique chest at southern charm home tour
collectibles at the southern charm home tour
“My favorite things to collect are blue and white, and anything unique that might fit the style of our home.”
Chinoiserie blue and white
southern charm home tour living room
“My favorite room in the house is our living room. It’s the most colorful room in the house, and it’s the most cozy.”

Southern Charm Home Tour – Favorite Rooms

traditional living room at the southern charm home tour
chinoiserie balls in a dough bowl
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“We have done so many projects since moving in (paint, new roof, porch repairs, landscaping, kitchen and bath updates…) and still have a long list of more to do.”
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Favorite Projects

“My favorite project so far is probably the front door… it’s the first thing we did after moving in. It dramatically changed the look of the house both on the inside and out.”
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“Second favorite project would be the outdoor fireplace. It was finished in January, and we can’t wait to spend beautiful evenings sipping wine by the fire.”
outdoor fireplace southern charm home tour
“I don’t have any formal decorating experience. I simply collect things I like, and hope they work well together. My goal is to create a comfortable and inviting place for my husband and me to live and our family and friends to visit.”
dining room entry
kitchen plate wall ideas
Be sure to visit Kelly on Instagram and if you enjoy southern home tours, take a look at Kim’s French style home in Georgia!


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  1. Carol J Stenerson says:

    LOVE LOVE this home and how it is furnished/decorated!

  2. Kathy Lambert says:

    This is sooo my style! Love it so much!!! Welcome to the South where life is slower paced and hospitality is abundant!!

  3. This home is so lovely with a mix of a little bit of this and a little bit of that to make your home beautifully eclectic yet comfortable. And that sweet kitty is an added bonus in the rooms. May you have many happy years in your new home.

  4. Mikki Parker says:

    Love the blue and white I am going to redo my white house with some blue and white. And I really loved all the cats. Thank you

  5. Well,well,well! I totally loved looking and touring this home! It’s refreshing to see a true traditional home. I kept wanting to see more and more. The plate rack and arches are really adorable.

  6. Totally enjoyed having this little tour of this home. I particularly liked the chair covered in what to look to be a green leopard print. Would love to know where she got it. I have a tendency to gravitate to fabrics. This was lovely and charming.

    How are YOU doing since the loss of you sweet Cavalier. I think of you often. I still haven’t recovered from the loss of my dear Miss Scarlet, and it’s been four years. I did however get two more Cavaliers. Both males and quite a handful. Nothing will replace my Miss Scarlet though.

    Carolyn/A Southerner’s Notebook

  7. Beautiful home live the kitties in the pictures

  8. Beautiful home and pets🤣

  9. Lovely home! What paint color did you use for walls and woodwork?

    1. Isn’t it though! This is a home tour, so you’d have to click through to her Instagram page for any info like that.

  10. Love this tour! Would love to know where you purchased the painting that hangs above the mantel. I love it!! Thanks for sharing your home with us!!

    1. Isn’t her style stunning!! This is a home tour, so you’d have to click through to her Instagram page for any info like that.

  11. Love the cream & green zebra striped upholstered wingback chair. Would love to know where to find that fabric

    1. I believe that she purchased the chair that way Sherry

  12. Rosellen Siebenthal says:

    Your home is inviting, warm and beautiful.
    I now this is a silly question however, can you tell me about your floors.
    The color, hardwood, laminate??????. I am in the process of pulling up my carpets and laying down laminate. waterproof because of I have dogs. I was leaning towards light oak, but I have too many different wood colors in my house. I truly like the color or your floors. Any information would be helpful.
    Have a good day.

    1. Rosellen, since this is a home tour that we shared I’m not sure what product she used. I do know that she has animals as well and for more info visit the link provided to her IG

  13. It’s so full of charm Amy!