Finally, after all of the sneak peek posts, I can present my Summer Home Tour to you.
I am partying with a great group of bloggers from the bHome Mobile App Community.
Where 31 bHome bloggers are presenting their Summer Home Tours and inspiration this week
along with a great giveaway of a $200 gift card
from bHome and Painted Fox Treasures. See below for details.
So WELCOME to my SUMMER HOUSE!
A peek of the guest room for now!
Let’s start at the front porch.
Where you will see it decorated for Flag Day and will take on a similar look on the 4th of July.
Upon entering my home you will see my treasured French antique buffet.
Vintage fishing floats and starfish add a summer feel to the foyer.
Just a few touches of the sea brings the vignette into summer.
Around the corner is a vintage settee.
Adding my Summertime blues with Pottery Barn pillows, a grain sack
and vintage children’s books.
The great room underwent some summerizing with vintage fishing floats,
seaglass, a demijohn to tie in with the glass.
And we cannot omit the coral of the sea . . .
well the faux coral that is.
Here and there:
I found a piece of faux coral on a lucite stand at the Pottery Barn Outlet
that goes so well with the Drexel Heritage Mother of Pearl lamp that also has a similar base.
The sunroom received a fresh summer citrus theme.
I removed the bold red pillows in the sunroom and replaced them with softer colors
of blues, yellow and greens.
My inspiration came from this vintage colander and the citrus themed Pottery Barn pillow.
Even though I use lots of red accents in the sunroom,
I shall leave these colors in the sunroom until fall as they are so refreshing.
A little area that is great to “take five” and recharge.
Next to the sunroom is the kitchen that I do not photograph much
as the light is not all that great, either too dark or too much light . . . I know . . .
I try not to turn the lights on when photographing to avoid the “yellow cast” it throws.
I did turn the lights on for this pic as I wanted you to see the kitchen chalkboard chef.
It has been really hot here these past couple of days . . . my iPhone sends me weather alerts.
Today is was sending: Heat Advisory in effect!! No kidding!! . . . the heat index yesterday was 106!
At least there is a breeze . . . a hot breeze!
I filled the hurricane that sits on top of a stack of recipe books with sea glass
to coordinate with the colors used in the sunroom.
I also changed up my kitchen counters a bit . . . adding some more ironstone
and taking away my fruit themed canisters that I have had for years. My sister is waiting for them!!
While this looks like I have a galley kitchen, it really is not.
Just wanted to give you a look from one side of the kitchen into the dining room
to give you a sense of the way the kitchen, sunroom and dining room flow together.
I am giving you a sneak peek of my summer tablescape as it is still a work in progress.
Since the dining room is so very close to the sunroom, I decided to coordinate the two spaces.
Now on to the Master Bedroom.
I changed out the bedding to the blue and white bedding that was previously used last year.
Everything is the same as it was before with the exception of the throw pillows.
All from Pottery Barn and I love the faux coral crewel pillow
that I snagged from the Master Bathroom.
I know my family loves this color scheme of orange and blue . . . we are all Gator Fans. Go Gators.
I added the oranges/peaches to the color scheme of this room to coordinate with my peach of a sofa.
Now the bedding in the master bedroom coordinates with the guest room with the blue and white theme.
But before I show you the guest room, I will show you the pillow I purchased at
French Laundry Home specifically for the bathroom chair.
When I saw this pillow at FLH, I knew that it would be the perfect one
for the chair in the master bath. Loved the colors and pattern of the coral print.
I must say that the Master Bath is always a bright and sunny room.
I did some changes in this room for the summer and I will post details soon.
Shall we move to the other floor of the house?
Let’s start with the media room.
Where I love to decorate this room in an Americana theme.
Love this flag pillow from Pottery Barn . . . a great size for this large conversational sofa.
This is another room where I rarely photograph . . . as the lighting in this room
is not consistent. It is truly a comfy room.
I have fun decorating this mantel in the media room . . .
I can be a bit more whimsical in this room.
A room that we celebrate our country with my Americana folk art and vintage items.
A mantel where I feel comfortable hanging a cute banner from.
Next to the media room is the guest room suite.
A room where this great chippy bench greets you with a great grain sack material pillow
that was purchased also from French Laundry Home.
In the South, summer decor isn’t summer decor without a bit of cotton.
I was gifted this cotton arrangement from my friend Kristen a few years ago.
I have added a few stems of the cotton boles and love to use it in my summer decor.
I have a few projects in store for this room and hope to get to them soon,
but in the meantime, I try to make the room a home away from home for my guests.
Speaking of projects, I have a little one for the upper back porch in progress.
However, it truly has been warm here and I am limiting my projects to indoors!
I did manage to have this hanging reproduction fishing float hung over my tea cart on the porch.
Bringing more blues to the porch too!
Hope you enjoyed my Summer Home Tour and the other home tours for today are listed below
along with the Monday and Tuesday tours. They are all filled with great summer inspiration!
Now time to talk about the giveaway!
In thanks for being part of the bHome family already
or to welcome you today, we are giving away a $200 gift certificate to Painted Fox Treasures.
PFT has all the summer time and any time home decor we all love.
It is simple to enter. Just download bHome (the app) for free and leave me a comment
with your bHome username. If you are already a bHome user, just comment and include your user name.
Winner will be chosen at random on June 20th and notified with a message on bHome.
Android users: don’t worry! We will offer this again when you can download too! Download bHome bHome App.
Here is today’s lineup:
Again, so much summer inspiration going on in this great Summer Home Tour.
I leave you with one image that sums it all up:
Have a great day and Happy Summer!!!
I am joining:
No Minimalist Here for Share Your Style
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday