House Tour: Tricia’s New Cottage Style in Texas

by hookedonhouses on April 21, 2014

Tricia's Little Cottage on the Pond in TexasWhen Tricia moved into this newly built one-story house in Texas a few years ago, she wanted to give it more character with plenty of “cottage white” mixed with vintage finds. Last April I showed you her charming kitchen makeover. Now she’s giving us a tour of the rest of her home… [click to continue…]


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A Fun Way to Find Your Decorating Style (& More Links)

by hookedonhouses on April 18, 2014

Houzz Decorating Style Quiz Transitional

1. How Would You Describe Your Style?

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This Small Cabin Was Designed With One Big Difference

by hookedonhouses on April 17, 2014

Tiny Cabin 400 square feet

Tiny houses of all kinds intrigue me. I love seeing how people pare things down to the essentials to make them work. You wouldn’t know by looking at it, but this 400 square-foot “ESCAPE Cabin” was designed by architect Kelly Davis with a major feature that most don’t have… [click to continue…]


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9 Things Mariah Carey’s House Has That Yours Doesn’t

by hookedonhouses on April 16, 2014

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Selling Hamptons Style Estate LACelebrity Super Couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are selling their house in L.A. for nearly $13 million. The listing calls it a “Magnificent Hamptons-style estate on an acre with views to the Stone Canyon Reservoir.” Here are 9 things their house has that yours (probably) doesn’t… [click to continue…]


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Decorating with Antiques: Renita’s Colonial in Rye Brook

April 14, 2014

Remember the Kitchen Contest I hosted last year? Renita’s impressive makeover took home the prize. She’s an “antiquing fanatic” who wanted to make it look like it belonged to a simpler time. Now she’s selling her charming Farmhouse Colonial in New York and offered to show us around the rest of her home…

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A Traditional Foursquare in Texas & More Houses For Sale

April 11, 2014

1. A Traditional American Foursquare in Lockhart, Texas

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How Maria Gave Her Outdated Kitchen a Fresh New Look

April 9, 2014

One of the first blogs I read each day is color expert Maria Killam’s, and when I saw the makeover she gave her kitchen, my jaw dropped. Take a look at how open and bright the once dark and dated room looks now…

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Artist Lark Upson’s Arts & Crafts-Style Cottage in Vermont

April 8, 2014

Shortly after I got married, my mother-in-law gave me a gift subscription to Better Homes and Gardens, and she’s been renewing it for me every year since (thanks, Norma!). That means that when the September 1998 issue came out, I probably saw (and loved) the feature about the artist and furniture maker Lark Upson’s “Storybook […]

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