home tour / 01.10.2019

It's October 1st! We have been having gorgeous weather here in New England. The last several days have been beautifully sunny with crisp fall air. I've been decorating for fall around the house and felt inspired to create a fall tablescape. A little over a week ago, I went to the Profound Market which is a vintage market that takes place in Lancaster, MA. If you're local, I highly recommend checking it out. They bring in tons of local vendors, food trucks (which are delicious by the way) and...

Uncategorized / 19.01.2018

Last Summer, I decided to refinish our dining room table. If you've been following the blog, then you might remember that I tend to start one project that leads to another. Well, the dining room was no exception. Since we had to take the table out of the room for refinishing, it felt like a good time to paint the whole room. Here is what the dining room looked like when we first moved in. The lighting is a bit dark, but the walls were two different shades of pale...

Uncategorized / 20.12.2017

Every year we pick out a real Christmas tree and this year was no different. As I was going through old pictures, I came across some of our trees in previous years so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at each one for the last 7 years. 2010 was the first year we were married and in our first house. The house had vaulted ceilings and the cut-your-own tree farm that we went to had a fixed price for any size tree. So...

Uncategorized / 06.12.2017

Every year, if you come to our house around this time of year, it's no secret that I love to decorate for Christmas. It is definitely my favorite holiday to decorate for - the bright, cheery lights, the sparkles, what's not to love! :) Each year, I change things up slightly based on what's currently inspiring me. Last year, I went with whites and faux furs. This year, I wanted to add some green and natural elements to the mix. I have to say that when the Hearth and Hand...

Uncategorized / 13.04.2017

Home by Grace is back and under a new name: Graceful Farmhouse. The main reason for the name change was for technical reasons. My last blog name was hosted through Wordpress and wasn't an actual available .com domain name so I had to find one that I could purchase to be my own. The other reason for the name change is that Graceful Farmhouse is a better fit for describing the style of this blog and my design style. I love to decorate my home in a farmhouse style...