Welcome to our Summer Home Tour 2015.
Come up the front walk and you’ll see irises and beach roses. Early summer is easily my favorite time of year at our home.
As you saw in our front porch post I’ve decorated simply out here with an incredibly easy to make wreath on the door, some Kimberly ferns in planters and a couple of gorgeous hydrangeas I picked up from Trader Joe’s.
Come on inside, Friends. 🙂
I have these giant Rubbermaid boxes for each season in the basement and I break them out whenever I’m ready to switch seasonal decorations. This year I brought out my seaglass and coral and then put it away before the tour. I’ve been filling a giant vase with non-flowering lilac branches and placing it on the back of the couch and I’ve loved that simplicity for summer. So I don’t have my usual collection of teals and blues out this year. It’s all simple and incredibly natural with a few beachy things thrown here and there. Some years I don’t want to worry about branches or flowers dying but this year I wanted a fresh and natural feel.
Since the spring home tour we have painted our living room navy and finished the drywall. The room feels so much more done and enjoyable to be in now which is why there is an overboard of living room photos in this post. 🙂
This sea fan art was such an easy way to bring a coastal vibe into our home and I especially love them with the navy wall in the background! The driftwood garland was a major score at a Maine discount store a few years ago… it was only $12.99!
Our kitchen has seen a few changes that few of you would probably ever notice but we framed in the fridge on the window side and had our builder (Nate from Boyd Builders) finish the molding above the hutch and around the stairway.
We have this other gorgeous flowering bush and I snipped off a few pink branches for our kitchen. Fresh flowers seem to make almost any day happier.
Let’s make our way upstairs… this area has been completely made over since we moved in with a new jute runner from Rugs USA.
The landing at the top of the stairs has a new light fixture (an inexpensive oil-rubbed bronze one from Home Depot) and the stairway has the chandelier we made from an orb from Home Goods and a Lowe’s pendent kit.
One of my absolute favorite parts of this tour are the kids outfits that are framed at the top of the stairs (notice my little photo bomber at the bottom of the stairs?).
Let’s move upstairs to our bedroom. The room feels a lot more complete with the beams boxed in.
The lilac prints (and any other of my watercolors) are available for free download HERE. A few of you have asked… I print them out on cardstock and I send almost all of my color printing to Gordon College, where I worked for years and is only six minutes away. They can print in color less expensively than I can do it even on my own printer.
I’m thrilled you visited me for our summer home tour! If you want more summery inspiration check out LAST YEAR’S SUMMER HOME TOUR. I think it’s always fun to see how the house has changed from year to year.
You’ve got to check out these fabulous ladies who are also sharing their homes today!