Summer Home Tour 2015 with bHome Bloggers and a Great Giveaway!

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.


Summer Home Tour 2015/Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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.

Summer Porch/Flag Day-Housepitality Designs

Upon entering my home you will see my treasured French antique buffet.

Antique French Buffet-Housepitality Designs

Vintage fishing floats and starfish add a summer feel to the foyer.

Antique French Buffet-Housepitality Designs

Just a few touches of the sea brings the vignette into summer.

Vintage Ironstone Foot Bath-Housepitality Designs

Around the corner is a vintage settee.

Vintage Split Oak Settee-Housepitality Designs

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.

Summer Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Summer Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Summer Vignette-Housepitality Designs

And we cannot omit the coral of the sea . . .

well the faux coral that is.

Summer Vignette/Great Room-Housepitality Designs

Here and there:

Summer Home Tour-Great Room Table-Housepitality Designs

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.

Vintage Colander-Housepitality Designs

My inspiration came from this vintage colander and the citrus themed Pottery Barn pillow.

Sunroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

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.

Sunroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

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 . . .

Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

I try not to turn the lights on when photographing to avoid the “yellow cast” it throws.

Kitchen Chalkboard Chef-Housepitality Designs

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!

Kitchen/Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

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!!

Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

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.

Summer Tablescape-Housepitalty Designs

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.

Master Bedroom Bedding-Housepitality Designs

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.

Master Bedroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

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.

Master Bedroom-Housepitality Designs

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.

Master Bath Chair-Housepitality Designs

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.

Master Bath-Housepitality Designs

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.

Media Room-Housepitality Designs

Love this flag pillow from Pottery Barn . . . a great size for this large conversational sofa.

Media Room-Housepitality Designs

This is another room where I rarely photograph . . . as the lighting in this room

is not consistent. It is truly a comfy room.

Media Room Mantel-Housepitality Designs

I have fun decorating this mantel in the media room . . .

Media Room-Housepitality Designs

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.

Media Room-Housepitality Designs

A mantel where I feel comfortable hanging a cute banner from.

Next to the media room is the guest room suite.

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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.

Cotton Arrangement-Housepitality Designs

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.

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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.

Upper Back Porch  Tea Cart-Housepitality Designs

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:

A Healthy Life For Me

Craftberry Bush

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Setting For Four

Shabby Art Boutique

Setting For Four


Monday’s Lineup:

AKA Design

Homemade by Carmona

My Soulful Home

On Sutton Place

Tuesday’s Lineup:

At the Picket Fence

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

French Country Cottage

Garden Therapy

Miss Mustard Seed


Unskinny Boppy

Again, so much summer inspiration going on in this great Summer Home Tour.

I leave you with one image that sums it all up:

Summer Tablescape-Housepitality Designs

Have a great day and Happy Summer!!!

I am joining:

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  1. Such a beautiful summer home tour Shirley. I adore everything, but especially LOVE that shabby, chippy bench at the end of your bed!!
    Kerryanne @ Shabby art boutique’s recent post…bHome Summer TourMy Profile

    • I have been following you for a while now….but not for “real”. I’ve been finding you on other bloggers I follow, i.e. Stone Gable and Savvy Southern Style..NOW is the time. I want to come to my computer or phone and see your fun and beauty. You truly are gifted. Between the three of you, we are in the same boat. Our loves, I mean. Would you please share the color of your main living ares paint color?? Also, master bedroom. We’ve had what appears to be a bit of a yellow/gold pain for several years. Summer is here and I can’t deal with it again. Needs to be lightened. You know what it takes to settle on a paint color. Thank you so much if you can and I can now look forward to your daily blog..Lynda Land

  2. Good Morning Shirley ~
    Such a beautiful home ~ I love your kitchen ~ such warm colors.
    Your sunroom is so inviting. Everything is just so pretty.

    Have a wonderful day
    Rose’s recent post…Pantry Now Baking StationMy Profile

  3. oh shirley, your home is always tastefully decorated no matter what time of the year or season. Perfection. Everytime I see that citrus pillow I smile. and those plates. ahhh. cant wait to hear the deets on the table.
    laura@top this top that’s recent post…Summer Mantel 2015My Profile

  4. Everything looks so fresh and summery. I love the FLH pillow you bought for the bathroom. When I saw it I gasped. Good choice!
    Kim’s recent post…Wow Us Wednesdays #226My Profile

  5. So pretty, Shirley! All the blue you’ve added into your home is so perfect. It’s really all beautiful.
    Stacey’s recent post…June in our YardMy Profile

  6. I adore a good house tour and this was a great one!
    Thank you for letting us in to see your beautiful home. I love your vignettes with ironstone and other vintage items. They add such charm.
    I look forward to tomorrow when it is my turn on this amazing bHome tour! BTW… Isn’t this giveaway fantastic!
    Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life… Cynthia Weber Design’s recent post…Plans for my Design Studio here at BannockBurn 1878…My Profile

  7. What a wonderful tour! The attention to detail is what I love the most. And your bathroom, if that isn’t to creepy. LOL I seriously love that rug and chair with the pillow. It makes me want to soak away the day.

    Thanks so much for tour!
    Christine’s recent post…Tablescape for Father’s DayMy Profile

  8. Enjoyed your tour. Your home feels like a 5 star hotel or a B&B Shirley.
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  9. I always enjoy looking at your beautiful home. I loved everything about your summer tour except that you’re Gator fans. Go Seminoles! LOL
    I especially love the yellow, green and blue combinations. So light and refreshing. Definitely great for summer. Stay cool.

  10. I love all the blue & yellow accents – and that bench at the end of your bed!!!

    Happy Wednesday!
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  11. Oh Shirley!!! What a gorgeous home you have! Your attention to detail is amazing!!!!! That little vintage collander with the lemons in it took my breath away. It’s gorgeous!!! I love the blues and yellows of your guest room. So fresh and crisp! As well as the blues and corals of your master. It must be wonderful to wake up in that majestic room!!! I’m so glad you showed the kitchen with the sunroom. I’ve never seen that perspective! I think I would get little done if I had a sunroom like that in my home! Hugs to you dear friend!
    Yvonne @ StoneGable’s recent post…bHOME SUMMER OPEN HOUSE TOURMy Profile

  12. Just wanted to add… if we were vintage shopping we would certainly “fight” about the collander. But I’d be fighting to keep it! LOVE it!!! ANd you too!
    Yvonne @ StoneGable’s recent post…bHOME SUMMER OPEN HOUSE TOURMy Profile

  13. I have been waiting (impatiently) for YOUR tour and you sure never disappoint! I LOOOOVE that pillow in your master bath, it is gorgeous and perfect in there. Of course I love every single thing you do. Thanks for the pics of the kitchen, it is a beautiful room and I love seeing it too. Your entire home looks beautiful, as always!!! I so want to come stay in that guest room:):) Have a BEAUTIFUL day and stay cool. I am off to bowling now:)
    Pinky at designs by pinky’s recent post…Summerizing the Mantle and HearthMy Profile

  14. So many beautiful things Shirley and nicely done!
    Janet (Shabbyfufu)’s recent post…Summer Home Tour…Open HouseMy Profile

  15. Your home is stunning Shirley! You’ve created such a gorgeous layered, cozy and inviting home – wish I could pop over for a visit sometime and see it in person! 🙂 I love your use of color with neutrals and those vintage glass floats! Love! So happy to be joining you in this wonderful bHome open house series! Happy Summer! xo Heather
    Heather’s recent post…Summer House Tour with bHomeMy Profile

  16. Lisa Kissner Cooper says

    Beautiful! I could move right in!
    My bhome username is l8blmr54.

  17. Every room is lovely…but I’m just smitten with your sunroom! The pillow change is wonderful…so calming. And your guest room…perfect! 😉

  18. Shirley,
    Your home is just beautiful! I enjoyed touring it so much. I’m not sure I can pick a favorite room…..though I can pick a favorite thing….the stained glass church window! It’s gorgeous! Love the master bedroom….my son is a Gator fan too!
    Edith & Evelyn Vintage
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  19. Beautiful summer tour! I love all your gorgeous touches Shirley!
    debbiedoos’s recent post…Paris cafe print no sew pillowMy Profile

  20. Oh Shirley, your summer home tour is exquisite! Each photograph is superb and belongs in a magazine! Can I just come and stay in that guest suite and you teach me photography? Leo downloaded the bHome app on his iPad and his username is Leo! I’m waiting for the android version to become available.
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads’s recent post…Pretty Layered Ribbon SandwichesMy Profile

  21. Shirley, your summer house is beautiful! You always do such a great job of incorporating seasonal accents into your home; and you know that I love all of those citrus accents. I love those for summer! The bedrooms look so peaceful and serene…the perfect retreat for both you and your guests.
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  22. WOW, WOW…EVERYTHING is SOoooo beautiful. I was waiting patiently for this home tour. Can not express enough how lovely your home is decorated. If anyone should be a decorator it should be Shirley… are gifted with knowing how to choose stuff and then make it look oh so awesome……..

  23. Shirley everything is GORGEOUS!! And I’m ready to book my stay in your beautiful guest room. 😉 You have created warm, inviting spaces and your summer touches only enhance your lovely home. So thrilled to be part of this tour with you!
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  24. Shirley, your home looks fabulous! You have so many wonderful summer accents! The fishing floats are a favorite of mine. Your pillows and ironstone collection look so refreshing and provide such a beautiful touch of summer. You have a gorgeous home that is so inviting!
    Betsy@coastal-colors’s recent post…Spring Decorating- In The OfficeMy Profile

  25. Your summer home is absolutely gorgeous, Shirley!! Your attention to detail everywhere you turn is fabulous. Fun seeing how you’re using some of the treasures you found while shopping together. Your home is a showcase of beauty…you have great style!!
    Mary Alice
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  26. Very Pretty!
    khall2446’s recent post…Summer Home Tour 2015 with bHome Bloggers and a Great Giveaway!My Profile

  27. Beautiful interior and color scheme for summer, Shirley. I love the yellows, soft greens and blues. The orange with blue is always an eye catching combo too. Beautiful.

  28. Shirley, what a gorgeous home tour with an inviting touch of summer in every room! You are incredible and have such a beautiful home to showcase your talents. As an FSU fan the only negative is the Gator reference to the lovely coral and blues. Just teasing! Thanks for the tour!

  29. You have made the beautiful even more beautiful. Love the summer look in your home. The new accent colors are great.

  30. ginette4 says everyroom in your home and the pop of colour in the right the tub!
    bhome username: ginette4

  31. What a great tour! I love the colors and the seasonal accents throughout!
    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me’s recent post…Summer Open HouseMy Profile

  32. Hi Shirley, Love your gorgeous summer home. The colors so fresh and inviting and all your beautiful accents and treasures are perfectly displayed. Thank you for the inspiring tour. Love it! CM
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  33. Simply stunning! That French buffet is to die for I need one of those chalkboard chef’s in my kitchen! However, mine will read, “Cook on strike! Take out menus in the drawer”. LOL!
    Cindy’s recent post…Rococo Furniture ReduxMy Profile

  34. Your home is so beautiful Shirley and ready for summer. Thank you for letting me view it all. Jo
    Joanne Boulter’s recent post…Summer Mantle DecorMy Profile

  35. Shirley your sunroom is stunning dressed up for summer and that vintage colander too darling. Every room a delight! Thank you for sharing so much with us!
    Kelly’s recent post…Home Tour de Force – bHome BloggersMy Profile

  36. alicia szemon says

    I can’t wait to try this app! My user name is alicia0795

  37. Just beautiful Shirley. Thank you for opening your doors for us…xo

  38. Thanks so much for the great tour of your lovely home. Your home certainly says SUMMER. Sorry that it is so hot there. guess we all have some kind of weather problem. Your heat and our drought and the terrible rain in the Texas area.
    Mary W. Ferguson’s recent post…SPRING GARDEN 2015My Profile

  39. What a beautiful home! And the pillow is so perfect for the tour. I’m in love with the stained glass – such a showstopper.
    Stephanie Rose’s recent post…Beach Glass Solar LightsMy Profile

  40. Wow Shirley, your home is just beautiful with all of the summer color and style you’ve added. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Kristi @ Chatfield Court’s recent post…A Dose of DIY Blog Hop and a Summer Front Door BasketMy Profile

  41. Oh, Shirley! Your home is always so beautiful and in the summer it just shines! Everything is stunning, cozy, welcoming, beautiful…I could go on! It’s all gorgeous…just like the lady who lives there! 🙂 Have a wonderful day, my friend!
    Julie {lilacs and longhorns}’s recent post…Summer Dining Room Decor {bHome Summer Open House}My Profile

  42. Shirley, there isn’t one thing that I do not love about your home! Perfection, my friend! What a treat it would be to spend time in your sunroom, it draws me in!! Thank you for the tour! Loveliness for my morning! Blessings, Pam
    Pam Richardson’s recent post…Sentimental JourneyMy Profile

  43. It’s all gorgeous Shirley, I love how you have brought summer into your home in so many subtle and delightful ways, from sea glass to coral and the good old red white and blue. I have fishing float envy [love the hanging one on the porch!] and the way you have decorated with seasonal pillows. Your guest room is a dream, love love the bench with the summer house pillow! Thanks for the tour!
    Jenna’s recent post…Recipe Box, Maple Sausage Cheese GritsMy Profile

  44. So many wonderful touches, I love the trays above your bed and I see that you love boxwood too! Your home is so warm! Thank you for stopping by I’m still working my way around!
    susan’s recent post…Summer Open House & GiveawayMy Profile

  45. Everything is so beautiful, and I especially love the ceilings and trim. I even got an idea while I was here to solve a problem on a wall, so thanks.

  46. Shirley your home is always decorated so beautifully! Loved your summer tour!
    martina’s recent post…Share Your Style #18My Profile

  47. Every inch spells, “wonderful”…
    LorB’s recent post…JUST FOR ONE DAY…My Profile

  48. Your home is just wonderful. Loving all your summer touches.

    xo Michael

  49. I love it all Shirley! I’ve seen snippets and vignettes from your previous posts but it is wonderful to see your home all together in one post! I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite room but you know I have tole tray envy and your guest room is so inviting, it very hard for your guests to leave 🙂 I love the warm peach and coral accents with the cool blues of your master bedroom too…the things sweet dreams are made of. ♥
    Mary’s recent post…Celebrate Summer: Recipes and Inspiration from the Kitchen to the Table!My Profile

  50. Beautiful, I tried to get on your blog the other day and it took forever to load, tried several times, it was probably busy with visitors. So glad I came back, hands down, my favorite two rooms, sunroom and guestroom. The lemons are so wonderful in there and the guest room is totally inviting. Thanks for the tour.
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  51. Your home is beautiful and I especially love the the chef’s chalkboard! Thanks for sharing it.

  52. I’m back to see your summer home tour again. Your home is lovely. I especially like your comfy media room, the pretty duvet and that bathtub looks like a great spot to relax after a long day. Thanks for the tour!

  53. Your home is certainly beautiful, Shirley. It whispers summer oh so gently and invitingly.
    Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline’s recent post…Tortellini and Tomato Salad with Fresh Lemon Parmesan SauceMy Profile

  54. Oh how beautiful! Love your summer touches Shirley. Your home is stunning!
    XO Barbara
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  55. I stopped by to lust after you lemon pillow. Clearly I need a trip to PB.
    Madonna’s recent post…Apricot Tart with Mascarpone and Honey CreamMy Profile


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