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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Home Tour, Part 1 ...

Hey, friends!

My gosh, it's been *way* too long since I've posted.  It's time I breathed life back into my blog ... so, I'd love to share our Summer home with you.

Come on in to our foyer, where I tried to give it a soft, neutral look for the season!


A few little changes have taken ... like here on our back striped wall, where our church pew once sat.  I moved that on over to another wall and brought back this accent chest.  I still love having the shelves above, and knew that this "family" sign (Kirkland's) would be a nice focal point.  Have you been there lately?  If not, you really should swing by ... I must say that they've upped their game lately with cute farmhouse and coastal decor.



Over on our buffet, a simple styling change, and added DIY book wreath layered over the mirror, take in the Summer afternoon sun.  I also added these "once black" frames that I had on hand above our French chairs (painting them a mixture of white and tan to give them a soft, coastal look).


Across from the buffet is our sitting room that, no surprise, has seen a bit of rearranging, too.  The four seat configuration is taking a break ... buuuut I'm sure it will return. *wink*


For now, a bit of coastal decor was an easy choice for me to add in here, as much as I love the beach.  A simple bowl full of shells and picture of shore birds help make me feel as though the ocean is just steps away ... ah, wishful thinking!


This ocean print (Home Goods) has been hiding away in our master bath, and, while I like it there, it seemed only fitting that I bring it down to this room to be enjoyed more during the warmer months. 


Annnd, over on this side, where our antique secretary once was, our love seat (that used to be in our sunroom) is now taking up residence ... chargers from IKEA and inexpensive white plates (both of which I had on hand) then became "art" above ... gotta love "free" decorating!



Back in our foyer, on our way to the dining room, we'll stroll on by where I recently moved our church bench.  I hope to add two metal baskets filled with greenery in place of the candle sconces soon.  I think a visit to Hobby Lobby is in my future.


Here in our dining room, I mixed in a bit of blue with our predominantly white pieces to add a nice, crisp *Summer-y* feel ...


of course, a few scattered shells were a must to add to this cute tray filled with glass vases (Kirkland's for the win again).


Our mirrored piece was visited recently by my paint brush (trading the gold edging for white) ... pretty sure I've just about run out of pieces to paint!  



Lastly, these cute blue and white striped pillows are from Target ... their "dollar spot" section.  The size is perfect to layer in front of larger pillows, and I love how they tie in with the blue and white china we have scattered around the room!


Well, friends, I'm off to clean the other spaces I want to share next time as my Summer tour continues.  I hope you'll join me.

Thanks so much for visiting ... truly appreciate it!

Have a great day,

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18 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I can hear the surf. ☺ so light and summery. Luv!

Mary Bogart said...

Very soft and pretty!

Jim Oravetz said...

Everything is so beautiful

Tanya said...

Love that wooden tray on the table.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Becca, it looks lovely! Fresh, bright and airy! You are right about Kirkland's; they've completely upped their game. I had quit shopping there because it was the same old stuff and they never seemed to have anything new. Not anymore, I popped in a couple of week's ago and was shocked! Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Feel free to share it at the Make it Pretty party. Here is the link if you want to check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2017/06/make-pretty-monday-week-218.html Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Shannon Fox said...

Becca my dear, I am especially loving the seabird art.. the shells.. and the DINING ROOM. Loving the blue in there so much, and the light, airy greenery. It's Summertime perfection.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, you have been away from the blog far too long, girl! Love your summer bright and light home.

reFresh reStyle said...

Beautiful! When can I move in :)
XO
Debbie

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your home looks stunning! Love it all.

hugs,
Sissie

Cindy Richter said...

Everything looks beautiful. Love the pops of blue!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

We have missed you! Your summer home looks beautiful! Thanks for the tour! I will be sharing a tour next week:)

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Debbie Kopp said...

Love your creativity! You have great balance in your decorating!

craftyles said...

Your home is just stunning. I love all the neutrals and how you've mixed in some beachy touches. What is the paint color in your living room-I love how light it is,without being too white? Thanks!

Calypso In The Country said...

Becca, your home was made for summer decor! I always love seeing what you do! Enjoy the rest of your week!
Shelley

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have missed you girl!!!!....Your home is always so beautiful and refreshing...and in the summer it surely gives one a feeling of such a cool and relaxing place to escape the summer heat in sheer beauty! That striped wall is such a showstopper and so sets the tone of your beautiful home. I always love what you do ... from shuffling your furniture to new places, to placing the perfect accessories about....Happy to see you back so we can visit!!! Happy Summer!

Unknown said...

Hi Becca! It's my first time reading your blog!! I loved it! Your home is lovely and You make it easy to envision switching from one season to the next!! Sharon @sweethoneycottage

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