A few weeks ago I mentioned going to my Women's Club meeting at the beautiful home of one of the members.
This traditional home is in the Historic South Highland neighborhood of Shreveport. It is one of the newer homes having been built in the late 1950's. Connie and her family have lived there for 36 years.
The beautiful seasonal decorations welcomed guests to the front door.
The minute I walked into this warm, traditional home, I felt at home. Sun was streaming through the many windows and the color scheme is lovely.
Come inside with me.
There are lovely antiques and comfortable furniture.
I was drawn to the collection of pumpkins, gourds, and candles on the living room mantel.
The oriental theme introduced by this beautiful little settee, is carried throughout the house.
Family is very important to Connie and it is evident by the many family photos displayed in almost every room.
Connie loves to entertain and was in fact preparing for a group of Sunday School ladies on the day I photographed her home.
Connie has been collecting her Spode Woodland China for several years and looks forward to using it every fall. Her inherited crystal is the same pattern that my mother had. We both love it.
My favorite room in the house is the family room.
Again, a simple arrangement of pumpkins on the mantel speak Fall in this warm, welcoming room. I liked the way Connie used the blue books to bring color and elevation of heights to the arrangement.
Two of the things that I believe makes this home so pleasing to the eye and comfortable is the color scheme Connie has carried throughout and the inviting conversational areas.
The coffee table arrangement
This lovely little arrangement was on the game table behind the sofa.
To make the most of their small back yard, they created two distinct areas for entertaining. The ground cover and carefully selected plantings mean minimum care.
The upstairs landing is a perfect example of what is important to this family - a gallery wall of family pictures.
There are three bedrooms and an office upstairs.
The Master Bedroom continues the oriental flavor and color scheme from downstairs.
I loved this bed in the guest room.
The kitchen is the gathering place and I think you can see why.
This lovely grouping is hung above the breakfast table which also doubles as a work space.