House Crush N° 35

house crush

Down the long drive is a beautiful surprise!


Down this meandering drive lined with boxwood, hydrangea, rhododendron and ferns sits the most charming House Crush. The cedar shake cottage has a lovely copper-roofed front entry flanked by beautiful lanterns and huge hydrangea—I love the planters. Inside, doorways and ceilings featuring old salvaged beams accent ship lap walls. The beautiful home belongs to Francie Hargrove and features her comfortable and stylish mountain decor. This House Crush was also spotlighted on the blog Wednesday featuring a dinner she hosted with James Farmer. Have a little look around and gather inspiring ideas for your house.


house crush

House Crush!


welcoming front porch

Welcome—love the hydrangea.


hydrangea containers

This is a great idea—hydrangea in large pots.


entry table

The entry hall sets the mood for the house—I love the faux boise.


long clock

This tall clock is a great focal point for the long hall.


ship lap

Horizontal boards line the halls and stairs.

old beans

The door way and ceiling are lined with old beams.



The living room is just lovely!


This painting once belonged to the late Charles Faudree.



Another view of the living room shows this beautiful armoire in the corner.



I love the way this piece is nestled in the corner.


The beams make a wonderful rustic and elegant statement.


old beams

More beams and antlers accent the view to the kitchen.


tow cahirs and a table

This cozy little space is situated between the kitchen and the dining room.



I always love a landscape painting.


framed botanicals

The other end of the dining room features a group of framed botanicals.



Hydrangeas are featured all through the home. I love the dark lamp shade on the white lamps.


James FArmer, Francie Hargrove

Another look at Francie, James and the kitchen.


bulers pantry

The butler’s pantry is ready for service.


beautiful porches,

This wonderful porch was the location for the party.


shaded yard

The back garden is welcoming and shaded.


back entry

The back entry is as crush worthy as the front one.


boxwood and lanters

Boxwood, stone walls and lanterns are always a good idea.


faux boise table and bar

The bar—set up on a beautiful Faux boise table for the lovely dinner. Yes, please!

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit and link the source.

September 6, 2017



  1. Reply

    Cathy Garrett

    September 8, 2017

    Love Francie’s house and thanks for sharing. Is this a new home she just built?

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      September 10, 2017

      Thank you Cathy, it is a new home.

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    October 6, 2017

    Thank you for sharing this home with us. It is perfect. There is only one problem, I would love to see the rest of the home!!

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    Melissa Harper

    January 12, 2018

    Lissy, Your beautiful pictures and comments are soothing to my soul. Thank you!

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      January 12, 2018

      Melissa, Thank you so very much! Your comment made my day.

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    June 17, 2019

    Lissy –

    Do you happen to know the exterior color of this gorgeous home?

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      August 12, 2019

      Jodi, The house color is a Cabot stain made into a paint by Ben Moore. The color is Burnt Hickory. The trim color is also by Ben Moore and is called Bone White. I hope this helps you in your color selection.

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    July 28, 2019

    I would love to know the colors she chose for the outside of her stunning home!

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      August 12, 2019

      Deanne, The colors she chose were the same as mine. Burnt Hickory by Cabot-Made into paint by Ben Moore and bone White from Ben Moore for the trim. I hope this helps you.

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        Patty Becker

        August 25, 2021

        Please share the color on the exterior shutters. I have been guessing and no success.

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          September 7, 2021

          Patty, I will contact the homeowner to find out the color. The body of the house is Burnt Hickory and the trim is Bone White. All Ben Moore—the Burnt Hickory is a Cabot stain mixed as a paint by Ben Moore.

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    Anne Hoehn

    August 17, 2019

    Love your site! Thanks for great work. What is the paint color used on the shutters?

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      September 9, 2019

      Anne, Thank you so very much! I have just sent a text to the homeowner. I will let you know what I find out.

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      September 9, 2019

      Anne, Thank you so very much! I have just sent a text to the home owner—will let you know what I find out.

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        Anne Hoehn

        September 11, 2019

        Wonderful, thank you, Lissy!

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          September 13, 2019

          Anne, Still waiting on the answer. She is working on a new house and must be very busy.

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    Teresa Person

    April 6, 2020

    I absolutely love this home of Francie’s …. thank you for sharing… I look at it over and over again… so pretty…your blog is one of my favorites… similar tastes …. keep posting when we can get out there again… your posts are something I look forward to in this time… Thank you, Teresa

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      April 8, 2020

      Teresa, Thank you so very much! I am posting 3 times a week during quarantine.
      So happy if I can bring a smile to your face.

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    Alissa Konkin

    July 31, 2020

    Absolutely amazing!! We love the lanterns what company are they from? Thankyou in advance.

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      August 11, 2020

      Alissa, I love those lanterns too. Contact Francie Hargrove for the source.


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