See my summer house tour & summer decor ideas!
It’s summer and boy am I ready for the warm weather! I’ve thrown open the windows to let the smell of fresh cut grass and summer garden flowers into my home and decorated my home for the season! Today I’m sharing my Summer House Tour with you – I’m so excited to show you all the decorating I’ve done for summer in summer whites and blues to brighten my home with a casual, elegant summer breezy look!
I’m also sharing my decor sources in case you’d like to know where to buy something here!
Summer White Foyer:
My foyer is decked out in summer white…and of course I’ve added my go-to color, black, for contrast. Don’t be afraid of using white in your foyer! I have 2 boys so I use fabrics that can be thrown in the washer and dryer for quick cleanup! This chair slipcover is easy to clean and the rug is indoor/outdoor so it can be hosed off in a jiffy!
Don’t you love this summer white chunky tasseled throw? I love to keep baskets filled with throws all through my house. I’m always grabbing one to throw over my shoulders in my office (that’s a peek of it there behind the french doors!) or when I’m watching TV… or reading in the family room. Plus I have an obsession with baskets – this one has such gorgeous texture! I love the look of natural sea grass don’t you?
Tasseled Throw – similar | Basket | Black and White Striped Pillow | Chair, Chair slipcover – IKEA |
Trellis Rug – this is the perfect rug for a foyer because it’s great at hiding dirt! It’s also very very easy to clean – we LOVE it!
Summer Family Room:
We’ve had this buttonless tufted leather sectional forever – it’s so comfy to snuggle up on for movie nights and the leather just gets better looking the more we use it! I love how easy the leather is to clean up too!
Our horse art completely makes this room! It’s huge and I love it’s distressed look!
I added some rope accents to the coffee table for some texture.
DIY Gold Love Pillows | Black leather sectional – similar| White Pillows | Black and White Striped Pillows | coffee table – similar| glass nesting side tables| Tray – HomeGoods
Jimmy Choo book | Elements of Style book | Horse wall art – HomeGoods (see my similar Horse Art Picks!) | Love Art – similar | Chandelier Wall Art – similar| white jar – HomeGoods| Antique Pulley – antique auction
Moroccan shag rug – this rug is soooo gorgeous and soft! It completely makes this room and I can’t imagine this room without this area rug!
Easy and simple summer decor: DIY rope filled glass bowls
I love adding shells to my summer decor – I add them everywhere in my home, in jars, bowls…. here I’ve added this large gorgeous shell on a stack of books. Sometimes decorating really is as simple as that!
Shell – Goodwill (yes Goodwill!)
Summer Family room:
This TV media unit is amazing for organizing and storage! It holds all of our TV and music/ media components, has lighted display cabinets too. It’s so well built – it’s survived a lot of military moves! The popcorn is ready – sit right down and let’s watch a movie!
Media unit: Hooker Furniture (this one from Pottery Barn is similar) |Moroccan shag rug | Black and White Striped Pillows | glass coffee table
I’m still loving our painted tile fireplace makeover and the paint is holding up perfectly! It looks so fresh and bright for summer!
I love decorating my fireplace mantel each season. I’ve added lots of summer aqua, turquoise and teal blue to bring the beach into our home. Driftwood and rope spheres add tons of texture. Lots of shells…mercury glass….and one of my hubby’s military pewter mugs filled with fresh hydrangeas!
I added fresh hydrangeas to blue mason jars too – love this shade of blue!
I added some more sisal rope to the lanterns.
And look! Another basket filled with another throw! Sometimes the nights get chilly here – even in the summer and especially after one of those big summer thundershowers we sometimes get. So it’s nice to have a cotton throw blanket to warm up with!
Mirror: HomeGoods this one is similar | Lanterns: HomeGoods| Basket | blanket | pillows: IKEA
Starfish| Driftwood balls | Rope balls| Mercury Glass Candlesticks: Target
Here are some more of my recent Summer decorating ideas!
Summer Deck Decor Source List can be found here.
Beachy Dining Room Decorating Ideas
I brought the beach into our dining room too! Check out the DIY Marbled Wall Art that I made for much less than retail!
Dishes: Pottery Barn
Candles, driftwood spheres: HomeGoods
Barware – military gifts
Ironstone dishes, milkglass : collected over time
Vase: West Elm
Dining Table, Chairs, Cabinet – inherited antique mahogany set
I hope you enjoyed my Summer home tour – I’ll be posting more of my summer home next week so stay tuned!
Now are you ready for some major Summer decorating eye candy? Put your sunglasses on!! These ladies are sharing their BLAZING HOT STYLE & SUMMER HOMES!!
Be sure to visit all of my friends that are sharing their sensational Summer Homes and decorating tips and tricks today! I’m sure you’ll find tons of ideas from them that you’ll want to add to your home for Summer!
Setting For Four (that’s me!)
…..and here’s the whole Summer House Tour lineup – be sure to visit each home to get lots of interesting summer decorating ideas!
My Soulful Home | Home Made by Carmona | On Sutton Place
Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Garden Therapy | At The Picket Fence | Unskinny Boppy
Miss Mustard Seed | French Country Cottage | Shabbyfufu
StoneGable | Housepitality Designs | Craftberry Bush | Cupcakes and Crinoline
Shabby Art Boutique | Setting For Four | A Healthy Life For Me
Southern Hospitality | Top This Top That | Rooms FOR Rent | Savvy Southern Style
Lilacs & Longhorns | Eclectically Vintage
Maison de Pax | Buckets of Burlap | Love of Home
Debbiedoo’s | Edith & Evelyn | Inspired By Charm
You might also be interested in these decor posts!
The Easiest Way to Make Vintage Blue Mason Jars
How to paint tile in 3 easy steps
Decorating with Indigo Blue, Black and Gray : Shades of Summer Home Tour
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So enjoyed this beautiful tour of your home for the summer. Yes, what a grand statement the horse canvas makes in that amazing room. Just love the casual elegance to bring to your home and it must be wonderful to spend time in that beautifully decorated porch!…Happy to be partying with you today!!
Thank you Shirley!! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed my home tour! We sure have been spending every possible second outdoors on our deck!! Happy Summer friend! xo H
Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says
Thank you for taking us on a tour of your summer home Heather. It is incredibly beautiful. I love that there are such great tips and ideas to pick up on every stop of the tour. I never thought of using rope in a bowl… it looks great and I’m pinning that for use later on.
You’re so welcome Kerryann! Glad you like my rope decor trick – so easy right?
You have a beautiful home! I of course L-O-V-E the rustic touches of rope and barn pulleys too. Thanks so much for the tour, I know they are a lot of work to do!
Thanks so much Christine – I’m thrilled that you enjoyed my home tour! Happy summer!!
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heather- everything is always so tastefully done. still crushin over your outdoor seating area though! I didn’t comment the other day but love how your marbled artwork turned out. Happy summer!
Happy Summer Laura – thanks for visiting! So glad you like my Summer Home tour!
Heather @ new house new home says
Stunning!! Oh how I wish I had a white fireplace – they always looks so summery with the addition of the shells.
I’m soooooo glad we painted our fireplace – what a huge difference a coat of paint can make! Thanks for visiting and happy Summer Heather!
Looks like you are certainly ready for summer. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, too.
Thank you Kim – I love when that first day of Summer rolls around and our homes fill with fresh-cut grass smell!! 🙂 Happy Summer!
Hi Heather! It’s just lovely! I love the rustic/ elegant look that you carry through the house! Thank you for sharing your home with us!! Oh and I might have to paint the ugly tile on my fireplace! Thanks!!
Hi Susa – thank you!! Yes – painting your tile makes such a huge difference!! Go for it!! 🙂
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Heather, you and I love that neutral, white and black combo. I could move right into your home!!! It is amazing and so beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. You have an amazing way of mixing classic and upscale styles with easy living accents. The end result is so welcoming!
You are right about white furniture… I think it’s easy to care for too!
LOVE how you use simple pieces of rope and elevate them to decor!!! I knew I was in for a special tour… and you did not disappoint! I’m leaving so inspired! xo!
Yvonne you always leave the best, most uplifting comments!! You just made my day! Yes we have such similar decorating loves don’t we?? Happy Summer my friend! xo
I just love your beautiful home. I am trying to learn how to decorate in a casual yet beautiful style and every room in your home leaves me on awe while inviting me in to have a seat and a cup of coffee or ice tea. I feel inspired by your gorgeous blog. Thank you for sharing ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you – I’m so thrilled you like my home and are inspired by my blog!! I hope that the decorating ideas here and my sources can help you decorate your own home!! 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
Babette Thurston says
I love reading your blog! My style is definitely coastal cottage so of course I’m crazy about the shells!! Your decor is so effortless and it encourages me that I can have really great decor for little money! The porch is to die for!! I’m working on my outside patio right now. I have a long way to go and very little budget but I know that I can make it something to be proud of! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I downloaded the BHome app the first time that I saw it because it is so helpful!! My username is babslovesparis!
Wow! Thank you Babette for your beautiful comments!! Yes!! You can have gorgeous decor for little money!! I’m such a big believer of that!! I don’t have tons of money to spend on decorating, what I buy is either always on sale or something that will last the test of time and not have to be replaced. I shop at auctions and thrift stores as much as I can too to get fabulous deals! Have fun decorating your patio…we are building a potting bench right now for our patio – out of pallets and reused items totally on the cheap – stay tuned for that post! Thanks for joining bHome – you’ll find lots of budget friendly decorating ideas there! 🙂
Thank you for the tour of your home Heather! I love your comfy elegant style! It is all so inviting…and thank you for sharing your merchant sources. I have had the best time browsing through them…and have a wish list a mile long!
You’re welcome!! I’m so thrilled you found some decorating ideas here that you like and thank you soooo much for your sweet compliments! Thanks so much for visiting Sally!
Heather you have a beautiful home. You are such a wonderful decorator and stylize your home so cozy!
Aw – thank you Debbie for the compliments – you made my day!! 🙂
Heather everything looks so, so beautiful and I love all of your summer touches!!
Thanks Vanessa – I really appreciate your sweet compliments!! Have a wonderful, fun and relaxing summer friend! xo H
Love the look so happy to have come over..great looking home..I love everything that you did
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Thank you for visiting!!! Thanks for joining the bHome app too – you’ll love all the inspiration there!
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
Loved the tour of your home and I am crushing on the horse canvas. Such a statement with your black and white theme.
Thank you Amy!! You are so sweet! The horse art does make me smile every time I look at it!! Thanks for visiting!
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You have such classy taste Heather. Everything looks beautiful. Love that shell you found at the thrift store…xo
Aw you are so sweet Lucy!! Thank you for the compliments!! Can you believe I found that shell at the thrift store?? Love the treasures that be found on a thrifting day! 🙂
Stephanie Rose says
What a beautiful home! I’m so inspired by all of the shells and rope and nautical touches. I’m going on a beach holiday soon and I’ll be collecting to add some treasures to my home now.
A beach holiday? Wow – I’m sooooo jealous – we love the beach!! I’m sure you will have loads of fun!! Yes – collect lots of shells and driftwood for bowls and jars in your home!! Thanks for visiting and your lovely compliments – I so appreciate them Stephanie Rose! 🙂
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Love love love your home ! My user name for bhome is docia .
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Raina DelRio says
I LOVE that bHome app! I can see lots of decor changes in my future because of it! Love the colors of your summer decor!
Thank you Raina – isn’t the app amazing!! There is so much creativity and decor ideas here!
Michael Wurm Jr says
Such a pretty space!! Love the pops of blue! 🙂 Happy to be on this tour with you!!
Thank you Michael for your lovely compliments! I’m so thrilled to be on this bHome tour with you as well – so much inspiration! xo Heather
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline says
Wow, Heather, your home looks beautiful no matter what the season. I love the summer touches you added to your lovely decor. So happy to have been a part of the first bHome tour with you!
Thank you Mary Beth!! I’m so happy to have joined you on this fun tour too!! Happy Summer! xo H