A Laundry Room Makeover & More Links I Like

by hookedonhouses on April 24, 2015

lower level laundry room before makeover Jenna Sue Design

1. You’ve gotta see how Jenna Sue’s Laundry Room looks now:  [click to continue…]


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You Can Rent Sarah Richardson’s Summer Cottage

by hookedonhouses on April 23, 2015

Sarah Richardson's Cottage Rental from HGTV Canada Series

Sarah Richardson has a new series called “Sarah’s Rental Cottage” on HGTV Canada (fingers crossed that they’ll bring it to the States soon!). The show follows her and Tommy Smythe as they give this 1950s cottage a makeover, and I love how it turned out. If you’re dreaming of an island getaway like this, read on to see how you can rent it! [click to continue…]


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“The Way Life Should Be:” A Beachy Cape on the Water

by hookedonhouses on April 21, 2015

Paradise Cove shingled house on the water in Cape Cod by architects Polhemus Savery DaSilva | hookedonhouses.net

Paradise Cove, the name of this waterfront home on Cape Cod, has a sign at the entrance that reads: “The Way Life Should Be.” It’s hard to argue with that! Take a look…  [click to continue…]


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Decorating a Vacation Home with Creatively Themed Rooms

by hookedonhouses on April 20, 2015

Orlando Theme Home Vacation Rental | hookedonhouses.net

This looks like such a fun place to spend a family vacation in Orlando, Florida. Check out the creatively themed spaces they decorated, from a “Castaway” bedroom to a “Moonlite Drive-In” theater room.  [click to continue…]


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My Son’s Small Bedroom Makeover: The Final Reveal!

April 16, 2015

It’s been a couple of weeks since I showed you how our son’s bedroom makeover was coming along. We had hung (fake) shiplap paneling on the walls and installed new hardwood floors, but we still needed furniture and everything else. Well, we finally got it all put together, so I thought you’d like to see how it turned out!

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Brookside: New England Farmhouse Style in Montecito

April 14, 2015

This lovely home in California was inspired by traditional New England farmhouses, and it comes with an adorable guest cottage to boot. The listing notes that it sits on over two acres in Montecito with “magical woodlands, lush gardens, a stunning pool terrace, and stunning mountain views.” Take a look… 

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Inside the Real House from the Hit TV Show “Empire”

April 13, 2015

I’ve gotten totally hooked on the new Fox series “Empire,” so I was curious about the filming locations for it. A lot of the action takes place in this grand estate owned by Lucious Lyon, which is a real house located in Barrington, Illinois. I found listing photos so we can compare how it looks on TV to the real […]

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An Old Backyard Garage Becomes a Sweet Guest Cottage

April 9, 2015

I kinda flipped when I saw how homeowners Marilyn and Brian turned what had been a run-down garage behind their home on Cape Cod into a charming guest cottage. The potential downside, though? Their guests may never want to leave… 

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