I have spies everywhere. One of them wrote me from North Carolina last fall, reporting, “Love It or List It is currently shooting at a house around the corner from me!” That was big news because the show had never filmed outside Canada before.
A reader named Mary Margaret wrote me about the year-long renovation of her Kiawah Island vacation home rental in South Carolina, calling it “a labor of love.” Take a look at how she updated her house near the beach…
The Ad Astra Estate in La Cañada Flintridge, California, is a Southern Colonial Revival designed by architect Paul Revere Williams in 1935. It sits on 2 acres and comes with a charming Victorian guest cottage and a small red barn in back.
When I saw this white house in Asheville, North Carolina, it stopped me in my tracks. Gorgeous! Platt Architects say the clients asked for a rambling family home with classic Southern style that was “simple and old fashioned, right down to the ‘trick-or-treater’ front porch.”
Thought you’d like an update on the makeover we’re giving our son’s bedroom. Last week I showed you how we hung (fake) shiplap paneling on the walls and painted it white. Since then the new hardwood floors, baseboard, and trim around the windows and doors has been installed, so we’re making progress!
“Fixer Upper” hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines are the rising stars of HGTV. After featuring their farmhouse, I’ve gotten so many questions about them and their show that today I’m going to answer as many of them as possible. But first, here’s a little background on the couple and how they ended up on TV…
I’ve always loved the look of shiplap-paneled walls, so when we decided to give our son Jake’s room a makeover, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it. Shiplap can get pricey, though, and our budget was pretty tight, so we decided to fake it instead.