summer house tour

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Welcome! I’m happy you stopped by! Today I’m joining up with Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage and her Summer Tour of Homes.

stopping-by

Over the last few days I have transitioned our home’s decor to be a bit more summery. What this basically means is that I have switched out pillows, added plants and flowers and rotated art. One of the best parts of having a very neutral foundation (like our sofa, chairs, wall colors, etc) is that decorating seasonally doesn’t require a whole lot. I love shopping our home – borrowing curtains from the play room, art work from the bathroom, and recovering down pillow inserts with an inexpensive shower curtain – to make little changes that give our house a cheerful summertime feel.

Have a peek around!

entry

entry-window

dining-hallway

dining-table

book-page-wall

book-page-wall-close

living-room

living-room-fireplace

living-room-furniture

living-room-gray-pillow       hot-pink-peonies

summer-photo

kitchen-to-sink

kitchen-bar-stools

kitchen-sink

summer-list-chalkboard      office-entry

office-chair

If you’re curious about how our house looked in the fall > click here < and at Christmas > click here <

The Summer Tour of Homes continues with so many great ideas and inspiration for bringing summer to your home. Here’s the full lineup:

Monday, June 2nd

The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Nester
At The Picket Fence (Vanessa)
Thistlewood Farms
The Inspired Room

Tuesday, June 3rd

The Handmade Home
My Fabuless Life
Finding Home
In My Own Style
The Hunted Interior

Wednesday, June 4th

Inspired By Charm
Jennifer Rizzo
Madigan Made
Makely School for Girls
Funky Junk Interiors

Thursday, June 5th

Jones Design Company
Beneath My Heart
The Pennington Point
White Buffalo Styling Co.
Southern Hospitality

Friday, June 6th

At the Picket Fence (Heather)
Desert Domicile
Tatertots & Jello
Home Stories A to Z
Live Laugh Rowe
Thanks for coming over!

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47 Responses to summer house tour

  1. Steph | Pretty Little Things Blog June 5, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    loving all the pretty summer details — beautiful! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  2. paige June 5, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    gorgeous home. one of my favorites ever. primarily because i know all those precious people who plop down on the couch & throw the doggy toy in the basket and color at the kitchen table. xo

    • emily June 5, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      You’ve seen it in it’s real life state :)

  3. Jenn @ A Simple Haven June 5, 2014 at 6:02 am #

    Smiling because of your comment about it not being ready yesterday :). It looks so great! I want to do more easy seasonal switches with pillows and the like.

  4. Lindsay June 5, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    Beautiful home, Emily, as always! I love your floral art! It brings such a beautiful punch of color!

  5. Funky Junk Interiors June 5, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Ohhh your spaces are gorgeous! The black accents make so many things pop! Gorgeous tour!

  6. Susan Sykes June 5, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Where did you get the Mason Jar floral print in your dining room? I love it! You’re so talented you probably painted it!

  7. di June 5, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    I LOVE the polka dot window treatments and the kitchen island. Beautiful

  8. Lauren June 5, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    What is the source for the beautiful print in your entry? Love the colors!

  9. Kristin June 5, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Beautiful! Would love to know where the black and white stripe pitchers are from in your kitchen.

    • emily June 5, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      I made them! Sort of :) They are white and I added stripes with tape. A close up post to follow!

      • Kristin June 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

        Awesome! DIY is even better. ;)

  10. Alli June 5, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Emily, everything looks so fabulous and I want to move in! :) Just wondering where you found the artwork in your dining area and on the dresser. Love them!

  11. angie June 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    I just LOVE your home! And I am in AWE of your pillow collection.. so beautiful!

  12. Stacey June 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    Your home is beautiful!

  13. Angela June 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Emily always love your home. Can you tell me something about that black dresser in your office. I love it. Thanks

  14. Andrea June 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Love the house and blog! What is the paint color in the kitchen?

  15. Karine June 5, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    Love your home decor!!! I noticed that on one wall it looks like you have old book pages that you used for accent. Is there a certain way you put them up on the wall? I just love the idea. Thanks

    • emily June 6, 2014 at 9:38 am #

      Thank you! Yes, I taped those pages up seven years ago and they are still there! I just used double sided tape. It will be TERRIBLE to remove them because the pages are thin and the tape is very sticky, but we’ll deal with it when the time comes!

  16. Jane June 6, 2014 at 5:38 am #

    Your home is so beautiful! You inspire me. I am curious about the blue hydrangeas(?) print on the wall above the side table between lamp and fern. Can you tell me more about it? Thank you!

  17. Lauren H June 6, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    So pretty!! Love the bar stools, look like my dining room chairs from Industry West! You have a great eye, well done!

  18. Jedi Mama June 6, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    I don’t have ANY talent for decorating a house (as evidenced by the fact that we just have random posters thumb tacked to our older son’s bedroom walls, which would make HGTV hosts fall over from strokes), so it has been so fun to pop into everyone’s summer tour of homes here. I just had to say that your house is ADORABLE!! And if you’re ever seriously bored… please feel free to drive yourself on over to my house, and we can remedy the thumb tack situation together. And by “together,” I really mean YOU can remedy the problem and redecorate, while I fetch you coffee from Starbucks, and sit close to you and talk your ear off while you work your decorating magic at my house!

  19. Jen June 6, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    where is the floral canvas from in your dining room? thanks!

  20. Rebecca June 6, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your house! Where are your beautiful poke-dot curtains from? Everything is gorgeous!

    • emily June 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

      Thank you! The polka dot curtains are from IKEA.

  21. Lauren H June 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    What does the top of your chalk board wall say?

  22. hopeinbrazil June 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    Emily, I appreciate the lovely thank you cards you made available to me. As a missionary I easily write 200 thank yous a year and am always running out of cards. Thanks so much!

  23. Sherry June 7, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Beautiful. Your home is amazing. I love the gallery wall. I want to do one. Someday!
    I love your new summery look. I’ll have to hang around and see the other seasons!
    I’ve really enjoyed visiting. I’ll be back!
    Have a wonderful Saturday,
    Sherry

  24. Lauren June 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Do you have the paint colors of your walls posted in the blog anywhere? Love the neutral tan

  25. Sarah W June 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    I know you’ve probably answered this before but where are the canisters (glass ones with lids) in your kitchen from? I’ve been looking for some for my kitchen but haven’t found exactly what I’m looking for yet. Thanks!

  26. Keri June 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    you have done such an amazing job making your home *yours*! I have been following your blog for awhile and actually have a question about your kitchen… do you have a downdraft range? we are remodeling our kitchen and in the process moving the range to the island sort of like you have, but i don’t know what to do about venting the range. a big ceiling mounted hood would clutter the nice ‘open floorplan’ we are going for, but i’ve only found one downdraft range and it received horrible reviews. let me know your thoughts! thanks so much! I’m going to take your graphic design mini class one of these days, too! too busy with work right now, but i’ll find the time someday! cheers!

  27. Wynne June 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    Just wondering if you could share where you purchased the white frame for the ranunculus watercolor and also the chalkboard you have in your kitchen. Thanks!

  28. Pheobie July 17, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Hi, Emily! Your home is beautiful. Did you make the curtains yourself? If so, can you provide any deets on the process. Thanks for all you do and share with us!

    • emily July 17, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

      Most of the curtains in our home came from IKEA.

  29. Pheobie July 17, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Question answered! Ikea! Thanks anyway!

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