Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 Spring Home Tour - Review

We had 30 of the most wonderful homes on the tour this year.  Each home was full of tons of ideas and inspiration for your Spring Decor.  If you missed anything, you definitely need to go back and check them all out.  You will be so impressed with each lady's talent.

Monday's Lineup

A Stroll Thru Life - Marty (me) I am delighted to be starting the tours off with a tour of my new home.  We have been having fun renovating and decorating the "Builder Basic".

Decor To Adore - Laura is a dear friend that used to live close by before she moved to Texas.  She has been putting her stamp on her "Storybook Cottage" for the last 2 years and it is amazing.  She pays such attention to detail and her "Spring" decor is gorgeous.

Southern Hospitality - Rhoda did a complete remodel on her beautiful home a few years ago and didn't stop there.  She is constantly changing and refreshing every single space.  Her style is transitional with a fresh approach to using color and pattern.  Always tons of inspiration.

Pink Peppermint Design - Tammy's style and decor is fabulous.  I love how she mixes pattern and color to create such warm, interesting and inviting spaces.  She always has a fresh and interesting take on accessorizing too.

Cuckoo4Design - Julia does black and white better than anyone in blogland.  Instead of it being plain and boring, she manages to make black and white bright, cheerful and oh so Chic and Elegant.  

21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara's home is full of her wonderful DIY projects and I am convinced she wrote the book on how to accessorize any space.  Always full of inspiring ideas.  Check out how she uses two vases of flowers for her centerpiece.
Tuesday – Mar 21
Setting For Four - Heather knows how to put an elegant room together and still make it liveable.  She has a flair for the unexpected that is always fabulous.  Tons of inspiration at her home. 

The Chronicles of Home Jennifer has such a keen eye for color.  This room is such a great example, it is full of color but doesn't shout at you.

Nesting With Grace - Brooke has mastered the art of making small space living look large and live large.  Her home is always chic and up to date with a touch of coastal charm too.  The best of all worlds.

 Refresh Restyle - Debbie just moved and has been transforming her new home into a dream.  Love her style and how she puts a room together that looks so chic and inviting.  

Haneens Haven -Haneen's home is where you go to learn about creating exciting color combinations.  She mixes dark walls and bright accents better than anyone in blogland.  Every room is full of inspiring ideas.

Simple Stylings - Summer's style is a mix of modern with a touch of glam traditional in her accessories.  Eclectic that is not over the top but warm and inviting.

Wednesday – Mar 22
 Decorating Delirium - Jennifer's home is full of wonderful ideas at every corner and she has definitely mastered the art of vignettes and surprises - like these gorgeous wreaths on the back of the chairs.  

Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer wrote the book on mixing color and patterns.  Her home is full of fabulous DIY projects and eclectic combinations that are breathtaking.

Hymns & Verses - Doreen creates the most inviting and relaxing spaces with her soft color pallet.  She sparks each room up with her creative use of accessories.

Remodelando La Casa - Christina's middle name is DIY.  Oh my word, you can't believe what all she can build and her home is full of the most gorgeous moldings and trim.  She has taken her home from basic to way beyond custom .  Add in an extra flare for decor and it is definitely magazine worthy.

Sand & Sisal - Is there such a thing as modern-traditional-transitional coastal style.  If so Kim wrote the book.  Love her style.

Common Ground – Debra has a flair for French Country style that is totally unique.  Soft whites with a mix of color and texture and then throw in a little pattern and her spaces are a dream.

Thursday – Mar 23
Duke Manor Farms - Laura's home is full of the best of all styles and she mixes them all together with such a creative eye to create the most warm and inviting rooms.  Her porch is one of my most favorite porches too.

It All Started With Paint -Linda has a fabulous sense of color and how to use it to create the most wonderful rooms and spaces.  Soft colors mixed with a touch of the unexpected is her specialty.

Life on Virginia Street - Sarah has been fine tuning her home and it is gorgeous.  I love how she adds tons of character with her signature soft use of color and texture.

 Bliss - Kristin just moved a couple months ago to Connecticut into a fabulous classic with tons of charm.  She has begun the process of transforming this "Connecticut Cutie" into a home that reflects her chic and elegant style.  This room is oh so Kristin - love it.

Rain On A Tin Roof -Jenna has been renovating her fabulous home - the"70's Landing Pad" as she calls it - for the last year and it is gorgeous..  She pulled off this stunning black white and gold kitchen with amazing style.  She is definitely not afraid of color or to think outside the box. 

ZDesign At Home – Bree's style is truly a reflection of how to do Transitional right.  A little contemporary with a little bit of a traditional twist and always stunning.  She uses a soft color pallet that never looks dull or lifeless.

Fri – Mar 24
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia's home is amazing with all of her fabulous DIY projects and her creative knack for accessorizing.  So much inspiration.

Our Fifth House - Carmel is currently decorating her sixth house and it is a stunner inside and out.  I love how she treats her balcony like an indoor room. 

Inspiration For Moms - Laura's home is full of DIY projects and ideas to get all of your creative juices going.  I love her color and style sense too.

Far Above Rubies - Anita mixes the most amazing colors and styles to create a home that is full of family history and memories.  Generations of family heirlooms and stories make up her life and it is so fun to see how she incorporates it all into the most beautiful home for today.

Life and Home @ 2102 - Vel does modern with an oriental twist and a touch of traditional all at the same time and it is amazing.  You will love her style.

Making Home Base -Chelsea moved into her home a couple of years ago and has totally redone every inch of it.  Diy and tons of style definitely describe her.

Weren't these all sensational? 

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  1. Sensational lineup, Marty, and terrific synopsis of each blogger's style. Congrats on the great home tour lineup. I missed several and will spend time today catching up. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for this round up. I will save this post so I can go back and see those that I missed. Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles is a VERY favorite of mine. Her style is amazing and her home is gorgeous!!!!

  3. So many amazingly talented gals, thanks so much for including me! I still have a few to catch up on!

  4. Such a great round-up Marty! Thank you so much again for having me!

  5. Such talented ladies and all of the homes were terrific. Great job on this party. You outdid yourself. You have really done an outstanding job on re-modeling your basic builders home.

    Have a great week and a job well done.


  6. wow!what a great picture.Likes all the pictures.Looking so marvelous and outstanding.All the homes are excellent.You have done great job and well done for your great work.Thank you so much for sharing the post.