Summer Home Tour 2016

Hi everyone!  It must be summer, because it is summer home tour time.  I have teamed up once again with the fabulous Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and many other talented bloggers to show you our summer homes.  There is so much talent and so many different design styles, these tours are chock full of inspiration.

If you are coming over from Our Fifth House- Welcome!  If you are new here, I’m Jennifer – a Human Resources consultant by day and a design enthusiast and blogger in the wee hours of the night!  Our family recently purchased our dream home that we rented for 3 years, so are so excited to fix it up and make it our own one room at a time. Bye bye beige walls and hello color!

Welcome to our home.  Come on in!

There have been many transformations in our home over the last few months, but one of my favorites has been using wallpaper in our breakfast room.  It is the perfect small space to experiment with a fun pattern.

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I love my collection of blue and white jars, they are so versatile.  You can use them so many ways in so many spaces.  Some are vintage and some are Ross and Homegoods finds!

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I found these prints at an antique fair intending to use them just for the frames, but when I put them against this wallpaper, I fell in love.

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We also recently renovated our master bathroom.  I went with black, white and brass fixtures and love the simplicity.  We added some interest with pattern in the subway tiles and dark grout for a graphic punch.

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Why must we have light switches, or cords for that matter???  The design nerd in me cringes at the switches in this photo.

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My cousin, who is an artist, painted the swan print.  My first piece of commissioned art- I feel so grown up!

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We FINALLY got new sofas for our living room.  Our old sofas were my husbands before we got married, so about 14 years old!!  We ended up going with two Kendall sofas from World Market in Midnight Blue. They were super affordable and the style I wanted.  Since they were not a splurge, I will not bite my 6 and 4 year olds’ heads off if they spill something on them.  In a few years, I will splurge on higher-end sofas.  For now they work!

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I love the combination of blue and orange, and when I found fun napkins embroidered in orange, I had the colors for my summer table.

We recently painted our dining room a deep shade of purple, almost and eggplant color. It was a bold move, but I love it.

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I found the napkins at Marshall’s, the flatware is from Target and the tumblers are vintage.

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Finally, I recently made over my daughter’s room for Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge.  You can see the entire transformation here.

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For summer, I wanted to add these fun flamingos I found at an antique fair.  I thought they went well with her new pale pink curtains!

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I hope you enjoyed my tour.  If you would like to follow along with the progress of the rest of our home, consider subscribing to email updates which you can do here.  Or you can find me on Instagram or Pinterest!

Up next on the tour is Kris from Driven By Decor, who will not disappoint.  Her classic, elegant style is a winner every time and her master bedroom reveal in the past One Room Challenge was one of my favorites!!

Here is the full weeks’ line-up, so stop by and see all of the summer decorating inspiration.

Monday – June 6th

A Stroll Thru Life

Life on Virginia Street

Remodelando La Casa

Thrifty and Chic

Rain On A Tin Roof

Duke Manor Farms

Tuesday – June 7th

Life Love Larson

Haneens Haven

Claire Brody Designs

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

The House of Silver Lining

Hymns & Verses

Wednesday – June 8th

Dimples & Tangles

Our Southern Home

Simple Details

Decor To Adore

A Thoughtful Place

 21 Rosemary Lane

Thursday, June 9th

Our Fifth House

Decorating Delirium

Driven By Decor

Making Home Base

Simple Stylings


Friday- June 10th

Refresh Restyle

Splendor Styling

Monica Wants It

Life and Home @ 2102

 It All Started With Paint

Far Above Rubies









  1. I had the wrong link again for your tour and commented on the wrong post. This is not my day 😉
    I love all the gorgeous blues with hints of pink and orange. So pretty

  2. I love your blue and white wallpaper – it is stunning! And I hadn’t seen your bathroom remodel – it makes my black and white loving heart swoon! Beautiful tour!

  3. Absolutely in love with your entire home! But your breakfast area is just phenomenal!!! Love the wallpaper and being a chinoiserie fan myself, love your collection as well!!!!! So honored to join this tour with you! Cheers!

  4. I love how you are transforming your home into a reflection of your taste. Those new blue couches are gorgeous, and I love, love, love that wallpaper too. Thanks so much for joining the 2016 Summer Home Tours.

  5. I’m so crushing on your beautiful breakfast room! The wallpaper, the mirror, the flowers.. Love it. Gorgeous home!

  6. Your dining room is the BEST!! Love your choice of wallpaper. I’ve always loved those blue sofas, they look great in your home!

  7. Blue and white are the colors my heart loves so naturally I’ve fallen in love here! I love your wallpaper and your beautiful collection of jars! Beautiful tour!

  8. Oh Jennifer I just adore all of the recent changes you have made. That wallpaper is fabulous. Thank you for a wonderful tour.

  9. Jennifer- i love your choice of bold dramatic colors in your beautiful home. I absolutely love that wall paper in your breakfast area. Gorgeous. Happy summer!

  10. That wallpaper is just perfection!! Love you design style!! xo

  11. Hi Jennifer, You house is so beautiful. Could you tell me what wallpaper you used for your daughter’s framed art? I’d like to use that for a powder room. Thanks 😉


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