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.