Summer Home Tour

How to decorate your home for summer by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

Today I'm going to be sharing my summer tour with you!  Thank you, Meg from Green With Decor for organizing!  If you are new to my blog, welcome!  I'm Amy.

My blog is a combination of home decor, crafts, recipes, and fashion.  My desire is to inspire others to live their lives to the fullest at home. Home to me is a happy and inspiring place where I enjoy spending time with my loved ones.  I feel your home should be a reflection of you, your journey, your memories, and your style.  I love all things with a history and I fill my home with things that are meaningful and inspiring to me.  I would sum up my style in three words: vintage, cozy, farmhouse.  I've been lucky to inherit a lot of pieces and enjoy putting them to use in my home.  I like a clean, fresh pallette with pops of greenery and color in subtle ways.  A standard color throughout the home is black.  My floors are black and I have pops of black through fixtures and accessories throughout my home!

Are you ready to come in?

Welcome to my home!

Front porch refresh by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comSucculent Door Wreath by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

We recently did a front porch refresh and you can catch up on that here and here.

As you enter the home, we have a small foyer which has a travel gallery wall and barn style doors on our pantry.

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Our office has a gallery wall with maps of favorite places we've been and my vintage camera collection.

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I recently bought this headboard bench from a French Market Sale.  I saw this and just could not resist it.  I literally rearranged the whole room to accommodate this new purchase.  Can anyone else relate? With neutral throw pillows and a stack of books on one side, it is the perfect spot to read a book or enjoy the sunshine pouring in.

Headboard bench by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comHeadboard Bench by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

Next, we will head into the dining room, where I have set my table for you in my summer tablescape.  I used galvanized chargers that are great for indoor or outdoor entertaining.  Paired with that, mismatched white plates, antique bowls and linen napkins.  Using my olive bucket, I put together an arrangement of white, green, and crimson flowers.  A perfect setting for a luncheon or tea!

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 Another spot which gets some summer touches is my fireplace. I used another olive bucket to house a fern.  My mantel is my spring mantel scheme which has a bird theme using a bird's nest in a milk glass dish, antique bird prints, a birdhouse wreath and a tobacco basket.

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I want to thank you again for joining me today on my summer home tour.  It was a pleasure spending time with you today!

Make sure to come back each day to see the full tour of homes with some of my favorite blogging friends!

So many great summer decorating ideas in these summer home tours from 20+ bloggers!

Monday
Green With Decor
Iris Nacole
My Life From Home
Refashionably Late

Tuesday
Seeking Lavender Lane
The Weathered Fox
Q-Schmitz Home Design + DIY
Our House Now a Home

Wednesday
Twelve on Main
Little Bits of Home
Beauteeful Living
My Creative Days
Live the Fancy Life

Thursday
Architecture of a Mom
Two Purple Couches
The Tale of an Ugly House
2 Bees in a Pod (house 1)

Friday
Simple Nature Decor
2 Bees in a Pod (house 2)
Lehman Lane
Farmhouse 40

To life feeling like home!

XO,

  1. Samantha says:

    Your home is SO beautiful! Your wreath is so cool! I love your dining room and your mantle decorations are just perfect!

  2. Emily says:

    Your home is beautiful, Amy! I especially love your tablescape!

  3. BonBon says:

    Your home looks beautiful. I love your dining room. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  4. Jessica says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your home. Those barn doors near the front are to die for!

  5. A beautiful Summer tour Amy! My favorites are your gallery wall and those olive buckets :).

  6. Lindsay says:

    Love your tour! I would be happy to come over any time and chit chat in your stunning dining room over some tea! It is fun touring with you this week!

  7. Wow, its great to see your home inside, its just as beautiful as it is outside. I am swooning over the staircase with all the black and white pictures,one of my favorites.
    Maria

  8. Amy – you definitely nailed the cozy factor in your house… love it!

  9. Deb says:

    How gorgeous is your home!!! Love everything, that barn door in your entryway is stunning.

  10. Ruthie says:

    Your home is so beautiful!! I am swooning over your barnyard doors! I love your attention to detail and all of your decor! 🙂

  11. I love so much about your home!! Your front porch looks like the perfect place to relax, and I love all the vintage typewriter and cameras! And the gallery wall! Thanks for joining the tour!

  12. Amy – your home is beautiful! Love the travel gallery wall – so personal and a fantastic idea! Love your style – great tour!

    • Amy says:

      Thank you Vicki and Jennifer! The gallery is one of my favorite things also. It’s like memory lane when I walk up and down the stairs!

  13. Iris Nacole says:

    GORGEOUS AMY!! I am in love with your black bench! It’s so unique and beautiful! Glad to be a part of this tour with you friend!

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