Blogs I love – “For the Love of a House”

It’s been almost a week since my last instalment of “Blogs I Love” – no doubt we are all suffering major interior withdrawals :). For our next fix I couldn’t go past “For the Love of a House”.

Joan lives in a 150 year old farmhouse in new Hampshire with her husband and 3 adorable rescue dogs. Joan’s home is filled with really interesting items from her previous life as an antique dealer. I think you will agree that it is absolutely drool worthy! Let’s take a look. . .

For the Love of a House


From the moment you walk through the front door your jaw just drops. I also really love how her house has lots of beautiful verandas around it to capture the breeze and cool the house down.

The Living Room

The Living Room is the first room you see when you walk in. The decor is soft, muted an relaxed.

The Reading Room and the Dining Room

I absolutely love the Reading Room. I fell in love with the antique fishing floats from Joan’s collection.

The corner statue’s name is Mavis  – Joan often dresses her up depending upon what time of year it is.

The Barn Room

Joan and her husband connected an old barn to the main house. Although fully renovated the Barn Room manages to be comfortable and beautiful whilst still retaining the character of its humble beginnings.

The Kitchen

Joan’s kitchen is kind of famous in blog land. She’s used marble on the island bench and soapstone on the counter tops. Soapstone is not really used in Australia but I love the green veining in it.

Her cabinets are filled with ironstone, hotel silver and everyday white plates. Like me, Joan believes in using everything including the gorgeous silver. Joan’s silver collection makes mine seem really povo (for my OS readers that is Aussie for poverty/cheap).



The bedrooms are just all beautifully appointed. I think if I stayed the night I would never leave!

Honestly – I had real trouble picking pictures to show you. Her whole house just flows from one beautiful room to another.

You really must go on to her blog and have a look for yourself.


* all images courtesy of For the Love of a House

One thought on “Blogs I love – “For the Love of a House”

  1. Shell, Thank you SO much for this wonderful post on the blog and the farmhouse! I am so very honored. Thank you for your kind words. It was fun to see some of the pictures side by side instead of one above each other as they are on the blog. Thank you again for this lovely shout-out!
    all my best,

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