Home Tour

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I’m in love with cottages.  I have this inexplicable attraction to them.   Maybe it’s the multipurpose spaces, or the covered porches or the comfortable feel…or all of that.  To me a cottage just says, “Welcome”.

 I’m lucky enough to live in my very own cottage in a cottage-style neighborhood complete with sidewalks, a tree-lined boulevard and back alleys. We moved into my dream home in the summer of 2007.

It’s hard to believe how much time has passed since the keys were handed over to us.  This is the first house that we have ever built.  I’ve been enjoying customizing it and making it mine ever since.

Our style is traditional with a touch of french country, new mixed with old, against a backdrop of  historic inspired colors.

 My cottage space makes me feel like I’m wrapped up in a blanket; all warm and cozy.  Come on in and let me show you around.   Just click on the room title above each photo to take the home tour.

Front Porch

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Living Room

Living Room Tour / www.mrshinesclass.com

fall tour 2014 yellow throw

blue dresser vignette

living room console

Dining Room

dining room tour / www.mrshinesclass.com

bookshelf styling 4



kitchen tour / www.mrshinesclass.com

wood kitchen cabinets

tray trivet 3

kitchen carpet runner


Breakfast Room

kitchen table makeover2

kitchen table makeover 10

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom Tour / www.mrshinesclass.com

matt's nightstand 3

tray nighstand 2



 Daughter’s Bedroom

  mirrored nightstand 10

mirrored nightstand 14


tray plate

Teen Lounge/Media Room

teen lounge reveal4

Command Center

desk chair 1

desk after

desk after 3

desk after 2

See you in class,

Mrs. Hines


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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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