You guys, I can not even tell you how grateful I am that Summer has arrived. I long for this season during the dreaded winter months here in Jersey. We fortunately had a very mild winter this year, but then our spring kind of got all wacky! Not sure if it was the same in the rest of the country or world, but here our May felt more like March some days. I don’t think I could take any more cloudy skies. Well, the sun has been out and this girl is loving every minute.
I think one of my other favorite parts to summer besides the weather, is decorating my home. It seems to be the least amount of “cluttered” season here. Besides the sneakers and flip flops that take over my back door, but I am happy to decorate with less and add more green then ever.
I am sharing along with some of my friends for our Summer Home Tours. Hosted by the lovely Meg from Green with Decor.
Come on In…
Our front door is decorated with this lovely wreath that I found here. I love how instantly you walk in, and the kitchen lantern light fixture is the first thing you see, since updating that during my One Room Challenge Makeover. this post contains affiliate links that I make a small commission from to help support these BIG Dreams.
These hooks and plank wall we had done not long after we had moved into our home. They are the perfect “drop zone” in this not so large home. The best part, it doesn’t hold backpacks now!
Our living room pretty much stays the same. It’s one of the only rooms in the house that is pretty much complete. I do have some ideas of making changes in here, but not sure that will happen anytime soon, unless I get an impulsive moment. Love adding just bits of green with my faux topiaries to the more formal space.
and if this is your first time here, I made this clock table from and old kitchen table and created that blanket ladder from some old pallet wood.
The dining room is a work in progress, but we did just add this new chandelier from World Market that I am LOVING! Looking forward to do more in this space once the cooler months come and outdoor dining is done more inside. We live for outdoor BBQ’s in the summer so we don’t spend much time in here during the hotter months.
The view to the kitchen is now one of my favorites in the house. I just love the new lantern light fixture, table, and bistro chairs. It just feels like a great contrast from the warm toned grass cloth walls and barn door to the bright and white space.
and the opposite view is not so bad either. Can’t get enough of a wall full of subway tiles and the new marble shelves.
Just a touch of flowers in a white acrylic pitcher, and some succulents on the coffee station adds that little bit of natural summer style.
The sink got this added wreath that I picked up from TJ maxx back in the spring, and you know it’ll be here until at least October. I got some fresh summer scents for the dish and hand soap as well to makes for more summer vibes!
lighter blankets and flowers create the cozy, but light and airy feel in here. I just love hanging out on my white chair and reading a good magazine in the slower afternoon hours.
and lastly, I added a little bit of color to our back porch. Setting this space with my version of nautical. Love these napkins that were ON SALE at Target and my famous faux pears that you probably have seen in other home tours propped on top for a great blue and yellow combo.
Care to Share?
Lantern Chandelier: lamps plus
Chandelier in Dining room: World Market
Kitchen Bistro Chairs
Soap Dish: magnolia
Home Sweet Home Pillow: TJ Maxx
Shop My Home
grab that lemonade and lets head over to ring some door bells at my friend’s Summer Homes!
Green With Decor
Our House Now a Home
My Life From Home
Live the Fancy Life
Seeking Lavender Lane
The Weathered Fox
Q-Schmitz Home Design + DIY
Twelve on Main
Little Bits of Home
My Creative Days
Architecture of a Mom
Two Purple Couches
The Tale of an Ugly House
2 Bees in a Pod (house 1)
Simple Nature Decor
2 Bees in a Pod (house 2)
Such a beautiful tour Deb! I still can’t get over how great your kitchen makeover turned out. I love everything!
Thanks Amanda! Always love when you stop by! xoxo
Gorgeous home tour. So fun that you allowed us a look around. Thanks for sharing.
xoxo thank you sweet lady!
Nicole Q-Schmitz says
Every time I see images of your house, I’m envious of your light + neutral theme – everything just looks so clean and put together 🙂
Thank you so much Nicole, that means so much!
I like your butterfly pillows. The light fixtures especially the large lantern on in the kitchen are fabulous!
thanks so much Linda!
Amy @ My Life Feom Home says
Your home is GORGEOUS, Deb! It’s my perfect style and I love it all!!
aww thank you Amy! I am so happy you love it.
Maria Brittis says
You take the most lovely photographs of your home, you are great photographer and stylist, You have a beautiful home.
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Thank you so much Maria that means so much!
Sarah @ Little Red Brick House says
Just beautiful! Your home is always so warm and inviting. Love it!
Thank you Sarah, so glad you stopped by!
Meg @ Green With Decor says
Your home is so pretty!! The plank wall, light fixtures, white subway tile, that cute wreath above the sink – I love it all!
Thank you Meg!!!
Lindsay Eidahl says
Deb, your home is stunning! I can’t decided if I would spend more time inside or outside! I love the way you have decorated and the kitchen makeover is AMAZING! You have inspired me for my own home! Thank you!
Lindsay you are so sweet! Thank you so much!
Tee @ Beauteeful Living says
Your home is so beautiful and inviting, Deb! I love seeing all the textures you have in your decor. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Tee!
Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod says
Deb – your home is absolutely gorgeous! Your kitchen makeover is perfection! Fabulous tour!
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Thank you ladies, that means so much!
Your home is so gorgeous! Every detail is beautiful! Thanks for inviting us in for a tour 🙂
Thank you so much Emily! So happy you stopped by : )
Tara @ Lehman lane says
Such a gorgeous tour Deb! Your kitchen and dining rooms are completely perfect!!!
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aww thank you so much Tara!
Iris Nacole says
Deb, what an inviting home you have! I mean, I know I’ve seen pieces of it before, but seeing it all together really makes it come to life! I love every last thoughtful detail! So glad to have been a part of this tour with you!
Thank you so much Iris, that means so much coming from you!
Gorgeous farm house and every detail is wonderful. So cozy and warm, very inviting too.
Thank you for sharing such fabulous tour and like Marty says, your ‘own touch’ is just perfect!
Have a great week.
Thank you so much Fabby! That’s so sweet of you to say, I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment!
My first time here on the blog. Found you through Marty’s party at stroll through life….but I recognize you from IG. Small cyber world after all 🙂
Thanks Tenneil for stopping by! Yes, so funny how that happens sometimes I do the same thing.
Oh my goodness, I love every bit! I can’t even pick a favorite thing because it’s all too good! You have such a knack for bringing in the perfect balance of light + contrast + texture! Stunning!
Thank you so much Samantha! That’s exactly what I try to go for when designing, so I am so happy you picked up on that. Thanks so much for stopping by : )
Stacey Keeling says
I love your farmhouse tour!! All the little decorative touches are perfect.
Thank you so much Stacey!
Shelley @ Calypso in the Country says
Your home is so beautiful! I love the colors and textures and that gorgeous kitchen!
Thank you so much Shelley!
Thank you so much for the tour. You provided many inspirations!! I love the rope wreath above the home sweet home pillows. Did you make that? I would love to hang one like it in my soon to be new home.
Hi Barb! thank you for your sweet comment. I actually purchased that at Homegoods in Spring 2015. Have not see them back there again, but I am sure it would make for a great DIY project.