Indoors, keep an eye on houseplants, especially any you kept outdoors for summer. Pests multiply quickly in the warm environs of a winter home. This vining violet is infested with spider mites, which are very difficult to eradicate on indoor plants. The white speckling on leaf surfaces is a clue mites are feeding. Webbing where the leaf attaches to the stem is another dead giveaway.
Family-Friendly Living Room is a Mix of Styles
A mix of area rugs defines separate yet combined seating areas. Cream-colored curtains dress the large windows, where a traditional desk and chair create a small office space.
Great Room With Vaulted Wood Ceiling and Exposed Ductwork
This charming great room wows with high ceilings, industrial metal supports and exposed ductwork. Stone walls give the space an Old World feel, yet contemporary sofas and animal hide chairs bring an amazing, updated element. Space to store logs near the fireplace is both functional and decorative, and the TV above the fireplace makes this room truly multipurpose.
This cozy living and dining space has a warm, welcoming feel. The white wicker chairs and long wood dining table give a cottage farmhouse feel while the living area offers a more sophisticated contemporary sitting area with warm elements. The varied styles are blended seamlessly with a uniform color palette.
The front porch of this home is like a stylish preview of coming attractions. Deep benches are topped with thick cushions in rust orange, the color a pretty combination with the paneling on the front door and soaring roof.