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  1. Marti Black says:

    Your home is beautiful and I always look forward to seeing your seasonal decorating. I am in the process of updating my home and wanted to know what are the paint colors in your family room.
    Thank you

    1. Thank you Marty! The paint in our family room is a custom mixed color that was in parts of the home when we bought it. It’s a great versatile tan that I’ve really liked. I get this question so much I included the formula at the bottom of my “shop my home” page. You can show the photo of the formula at the paint store and have them mix a sample for you to try. You can find it here: https://southernhomeandhospitality.com/shop-our-home/ I hope that helps!

  2. Sharon Rushman says:

    I love the picture above your fireplace! Would you mind sharing the name of the artist and picture? You’ve shared wonderful decorating ideas and tips. I appreciate them more than you know. Thank you!

    1. Unfortunately I can’t point you anywhere to buy one. It was painted especially for us by my husband’s talented aunt who passed away several years ago. I treasure it not only because I think it’s beautiful, but the little girl in it is supposed to be one of our daughters.💗

  3. Calypso in the Country says:

    I love how you added flowers everywhere…so many great ideas for spring! And your home is stunning! Great touring with you!

  4. Wow, Kate… your spring home is breathtaking! I love the fresh-faux florals your are using, and green is one of my fave colors, too… so I love all the green textiles you used! Pinned! So fun touring with you!

    1. Thank you Julie! I almost always go faux. They last longer and I know they will look the same as long as I want to leave themout. So happy to tour with you too!!

  5. What a stunning and elegant home you have, Kate!! SO grand and sophisticated but so liveable and beautiful, I just love your style! I love all of your spring tips, it all looks gorgeous! So happy to tour with you again! Happy Spring! xo

  6. Hi, Kate, welcome to the tour! Your home is absolutely beautiful and your spring touches are perfect. I have enjoyed seeing your home before and now all dressed up for spring, it’s so stunning. So glad to have you on the tour. Your blog is looking great and I wish you the best. Looking forward to meeting you in NC next month.

    1. I’m so happy to be able to join you on this hop Rhoda! I’ve told you I’ve followed your blog for years so that’s very cool for me. Thanks so much for the sweet comments about my home. I’m also looking forward to meeting you in person in NC!

  7. Your home is a springtime feast for the eyes. I adore all of the florals. Such a joy to be on tour with you!

  8. Thanks so much for joining the tours this season. It’s always nice to have a fresh face in the group. Your home is stunning and I adore the soft pinks you added for Spring. It was so nice to have a tour of your home, so many great points of interest.

    1. I am so thrilled to be a part of your mega tour Marty! And thanks for the sweet words about my home. I can’t wait to sit down and go through everyone’s tours and hope to be able to join in again!!

  9. Stunningly beautiful. I’m absolutely gobsmacked. One question though. I have always wondered how long people who live in vast houses (I’m in 1100 sq. ft.) spend on cleaning. Do you do it all in one day, or a room a day, or do you have a cleaning company, and if so, how long do they take at it? I think I would actually have to have “staff” if I had such a beautiful mansion as yours. Whatever your system, you are doing a bang up job of it. Bravo!

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I am so flattered by your compliment! We are definitely not at a level for “staff” lol. To be honest the larger the home I’ve lived in, the less particular I can be on whether everything is constantly dusted. It also helps a ton that I no longer have kids in the house. When we lived in smaller places and my children were small, I was obsessed with cleaning and I could actually do the whole space in a few hours, dusting and disinfecting everything. Now we clean bimonthly and mostly just the areas that get used when we don’t have company staying or kids home. I save the deep cleaning pretty much quarterly. Basically I make it work where I don’t spend all of my life cleaning!

  10. I find your style so pretty because of its elegance. It’s the complete opposite of mine. I’d say ours is overly cozy with some crap on the floor most days. I’d love to stay and sit on one of your sofas and relax. It’s all so peaceful! Where in Texas do you live? I’m in a suburb of Dallas and grew up in Fort Worth. Loved all of your spring ideas. Nicer (wetter) days are coming! Glad to have hopped with you this week. 🙂

    1. Thanks Cindy! There are definitely piles of stuff that get moved around for pictures but it helps being an empty nester lol. I am also in a suburb of Dallas. I’m originally from Louisiana but have been in DFW since 1993 so I also consider myself a Texan now. I’m so glad to have been able to join Marty’s hop with everyone and can’t wait to tour all of the homes!!

  11. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Stunning tour and such great tips. Love the white flowering branches!