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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Indoor Summer Home Tour

Welcome and hello summer! I thought I would share a little more of the inside of our home with a mini summer home tour! I plan to do a separate post with our outdoor space, porch, and patio. Summer is my favorite time of year when things are lush and green outside and the sun is shining bright inside. Longer days, warm nights, and no early bedtime routines makes this momma happy!

I don't really do much to change things up, just add a few touches here and there and rearrange a few things. I love plants, which do most of the talking this time of year. The natural light and open concept provide most of my happiness on this first floor. This is the view from walking in our front door. That little pink stool is adding a nice touch of fun to this room! I also recently added that hanging gold dipped concrete planter. The more plants, the better, in my opinion. We also just washed the interior and exterior windows in our home, so everything seems lighter and brighter than before.



There is something about pink and navy I can't get enough of right now! I also added these fun floral pillows into the mix this summer. They get moved around a lot and I just love the fun pattern.








The bookshelves on either side of the fireplace are busy, so I like to keep the mantel and fireplace simple. Driftwood and a colorful rattan basket keep it casual and summery.



And because we pretty much live in a jungle (that's what my husband things anyway), here's one of my favorite new plants I added this spring. It makes for great cut stems to throw in vases around the house!


Our eat in kitchen houses Jewel, our fiddle leaf fig. She was the most expensive plant I've ever bought, so she deserves a name! The bust planter and the antlers were Homegoods finds. They add a bit of quirkiness and keep things fun and fresh.


My blogger friend, Sarah, tipped me off to these faux stems from Hobby Lobby, so I grabbed a couple for the kitchen. They are huge and add a nice bit of green to the space. I mostly go for real plants, but I really liked the scale of these faux ones. The glass jar is also from Hobby Lobby. An easy summer statement!



I also posted about our Summer Fun List on the chalk wall, which we do every summer. It adds instant color and whimsy to our mudroom/kitchen space.


We have a lot left to do in the way of styling our home office, but the hardwoods floors were installed and our furniture is set up. This office is so light and bright, we just love working in here. Those pink flowers are also faux…shhhhh…they are good ones! Also from Homegoods…I have a thing with Homegoods by the way… :). And those hydrangeas are fresh cut from the yard!


The dining room is the first room you see when you walk in our front door. I wanted to keep it classic and chic, and add some pops of color on the bar cart and with pillows. That large blue artwork is a thrift store find and will be getting a makeover soon!


I love to cut stems/flowers from the yard this time of year too! Instant summer refresh!


And lastly, I like to place cut stems from our yard in the downstairs bathroom. It doesn't have any windows, so I can't keep real plants alive in there. I can add some fresh daisies to make it feel summery this time of year! And that artwork keeps it bright all year long!


That's pretty much a snippet of our first floor. I know there are so many gorgeous home tours going around the blog world right now. If you are on Instagram and follow bloggers/designers, you know that there are gorgeous photos filling up your feeds as we speak. Remember…in this house, kids live here. I never want this home to feel stuffy or overdone. I'm going for casual and lived-in and family friendly. I'm not a designer. I do these home tours and style my home and change things up because it is a hobby of mine and I truly love doing it. I hope to inspire readers to think about their space in a different way.

Messes get made in all homes, including this one. Food gets eaten on the couch and in our bed. There is a reason you aren't seeing my upstairs on this home tour. It's because there are laundry piles in the hallway and unmade beds in all the rooms. I hope you remember that as you see me posting pretty pictures on the blog and on Instagram! Mostly, I hope your summer is shaping up to be a good one! xoxo

24 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing your home! I love your style and we have a few similar items in our house. I just purchased my first fiddle leaf fig and hope it survives! I didn't realize how pricey those can be and now I'm wishing that I picked up the pink stool from Target when I saw it awhile back. Gorgeous home and TGIF!
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

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    1. Thank you Charity for stopping by! Good luck with your FLF. Do lots of talking to it and petting it and don't overwater - ha! I treat it like a third child!!! :)

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  2. Beautiful home! I love that dipped concrete planter - is that a homegoods find too?
    lifeasweloveitblog.com

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    1. Thank you Kelly! The planter is from the outdoor section at Target!

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  3. I just pinned this post-your home is gorgeous! I will be back to look at this post again soon for sure!

    I am hosting a brand new linky party this weekend and I would be so thrilled if you could share this tour! It's called Sundays Down Under and it starts Sunday morning Oz time or Saturday evening USA time. I hope you can join me!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and pinning! I will definitely check out your link up next weekend!

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  4. Gah! Those elephant/palm stems from HL - I specifically looked for something like that a couple months ago and couldn't find any. Were they were in the regular floral section, or tucked away somewhere?

    I'm off to bring home a new plant...reading your blog always inspires me to do that! ;)

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    1. Hey Annie! I got the stems in the faux floral section. I looked twice, the first time they were out of stock. Make sure you go on a week when they are half off!

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  5. I love the light touches and pops of color for summer! I would love for you to share this awesomeness in the next Fun Summer Finds Linkup! Opens for the 2nd week on Thursday...http://bit.ly/1GkGMqz

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  6. Andrea, you have a beautiful home! I love all the little touches you did around the house. Your little blue tassels have inspired me to do similar thing to my drawers. Thank you very much for sharing :D

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I want to put tassels everywhere! Love of home is in the details for me… xo

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  8. Love your home, so fun and love the great mix of pattern, color and fabric. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  9. Hi, Andrea! This is my first time checking out your blog. Have to say, I love your style and taste in decor!! I love color and I am a plant-lover, too! I also love how you find great deals...we don't have a Homegoods store near us, but I love shopping at Hobby Lobby and thrift stores! Great to have met you! I plan on stopping back often!!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage (http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/)

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    1. I'm so happy you so stopped by! I hope you'll come back often! xo

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  10. This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks Kimberly for having me to the party and for pinning/tweeting!!

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  11. Andrea, love the pink stool. The 3 legged candle sticks are intriguing. The daisies in the powder room are an elegant touch.
    Here from Merry Monday.
    Melinda

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  12. I found my way here from the "Your turn to shine" link party. Just love your style. Pops of color in a contemporarty setting. I especially love the alcove in your dining room. .Just change up the artwork and you have a newlook for the room! I'm actually new to blogging, hope we can visit one another !

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    1. Hi Mary! So glad you stopped by! Good luck on your blogging adventures! xo

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  13. Your home looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Here is the link for this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-142.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-feature-series_10.html Have a wonderful Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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