read it…old home love

In March, I purchased a new book from, Old Home Love by Andy and Candis Meredith. You may have seen their HGTV show or blog of the same name. They are an incredible couple who renovates historic homes, keeping as many historical details as possible while adding some contemporary features for function and some modern flair.

This book is BEAUTIFUL! The spine is matte metallic gold, and the cover features a matte metallic gold art deco pattern and font. All the pages are lovely, thick matte finish paper.  It is very, very high quality.  Be still my heart!

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite pages from the book.  Many historic homes of all different eras and styles are featured; all are beautifully photographed and styled.  Exteriors, interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, entryways, dining rooms, living spaces, architectural details, and renovation ideas are all shared.

Lately, I have been drawn to exteriors at either end of the spectrum, dark and moody or bright and white.


I love the simplicity in the styling of this vintage dresser. Notice the painted baseboard. Beautiful!


Shaker cabinets in a putty color allow your eye to focus on the bold vintage rug. Look at the creative use of the backsplash for storage with the wire wall basket.


These incredible stairs are also the cover shot for the book. Andy & Candis took an old masters painting to a local sign shop, where it was printed on vinyl. The vinyl was cut and applied to each step for eye-catching detail in the home’s entryway.


It is evident that Andy & Candis are talented at preserving historic character while adding modern convenience and detail.


The Skyline house is appropriately named for its roofline, which mimics the mountainscape just behind it. Careful thought and consideration are demonstrated throughout each home and the entire book.


The warmth and intricate detail of this Eastlake mirror contrast beautifully with the bathroom’s color palette and simplicity.


Old Home Love sings this song, “Let your home be happy. Old homes are not meant to be museums. They are places for children and adults alike to let their imaginations grow.”



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