Summer home tour featuring fresh hydrangeas, coastal accents, and lots of fresh decorating ideas. Welcome to the summer 2022 home tour, hosted by my friend, Marty with A Stroll Thru Life. She puts these tours together every season and it’s a great way to see a lot of talented bloggers all in one spot. Summer is such a fun and busy time of year and I hope you all are ready for it. It goes by fast sometimes and we happen to be putting in a pool right now, so that can’t get finished fast enough for us. We hope to be in it in another month.
Don’t miss all 30 home tours at the bottom of the page. They will be going on all week, so hope you’ll check back when they all go live each day. You’ll enjoy them all! If you’re stopping by from Doreen at Hymns and Verses, welcome to you. I know you enjoyed Doreen’s cozy summer home.
Mark and I have been in our house 5 years this summer. It sure has flown by fast. We’ve done so many projects in our house too in those years and adding a pool is definitely the biggest and most exciting thing we’ve done. We really enjoy our small neighborhood and the proximity to downtown Acworth, the small town we live in. It’s been the best place for us and we couldn’t be happier.
I added a welcome summer wreath to the front door.
I bought this a couple years ago and all I did was add a black and white ribbon. I love lemons for summer and yellow is such a happy color.
Our smallish living room really doesn’t change much during the year. I do change out what’s on the coffee table for the seasons, but that’s about it. I don’t even change my pillows like a lot of gals do.
I enjoy color and my colorful pillows are a fun accent all year long (except at Christmas I will add some pillows).
The greenery in here is faux and I do like a good faux. I found those tall alliums at Target a couple years ago, but they are no longer available.
I still like my living room so haven’t changed it much since I arranged it like this.
It’s a cozy space right off the foyer. Mark added that box molding wall over a year ago and we sure love it.
My thrifted art pieces found a home on this wall and I haven’t changed it either.
Our foyer is straight ahead as you walk in the door and I enjoy changing this table out for the seasons.
I collect those green glass bottles and they come in handy for summer when my hydrangeas are in bloom. I’m so glad I have a big hydrangea hedge in the backyard and I can cut plenty of blooms in June.
They look gorgeous in these green glass bottles, don’t they? When these die, I’ll find some faux things to put in there, but I sure love them while they last. This year, I got creative and perched my starfish on top of the molding creating a coastal feel.
Love those hydrangeas!
On the opposite side, I have a pretty vintage bamboo easel that I like to display small paintings. This one is an original from Etsy. The blue and white bowl is thrifted.
I have plenty of seashells from collecting them over the years and they make a perfect statement in my wood dough bowl.
I love to see them all piled in this bowl.
Next, the dining room gets a change for the seasons with more hydrangeas. I love to take advantage of this time of year.
This view is so pretty to me and even though we don’t use our dining room every day, I sure like to look at it and pass through it often to the kitchen.
I change out my tablescape with the seasons too and summer is light and airy.
Another big glass bottle holds more hydrangeas.
As you can see, I love blue and white too and my dining room is devoted to lots of blue and white.
It’s fun to change out my table with the seasons.
And blue hydrangeas are the perfect accent in here with my blue and white dishes.
These blue and white plates came from an antique store.
View to the foyer table.
This little rattan bar cart has been a fun accessory in the dining room too and I change it out with the seasons.
I just added things I already had to it for a summer vibe.
I shared these summer vibes last week and thought they were perfect for this post too. See if something inspires you on here, some of these things I own and some are very similar to what I have in my home. I love blues and greens! Those 4 heron prints are in my dining room. You can find all the links below (affiliate links):
This large vintage pickle jar I picked up hold some faux ferns and that iron birdbath that I found years ago holds more seashells.
I sure hope you enjoyed this summer tour, it was so nice to get hydrangeas just in time to cut for it. Makes life easy for me, just plop hydrangeas in pretty containers and call it done! Don’t miss Chalking Up Success next on the tour. I know you’ll be inspired by all these tours! Enjoy!
Monday – June 6th LineupA Stroll Thru Life – Our Southern Home – Grace In My Space
Hymns & Verses – Southern Hospitality – Chalking Up Success
Tuesday – June 7th Lineup
Calypso in the Country – StoneGable – 11 Magnolia Lane
White Arrows Home – RemodelaCasa – Pink Peppermint Design
Wednesday – June 8th Lineup
Designing Vibes – Cuckoo4Design – Whispering Pines Homestead
Decor to Adore – Thrifty and Chic – Clean and Scentsible
Thursday – June 9th Lineup
CitrineLiving – Southern Home and Hospitality – Worthing Court
The Stonybrook House – Southern State of Mind – This is our Bliss
Friday – June 10th Lineup
Follow The Yellow Brick Home – Country Road 407 – Quarters One
Shiplap and Shells – Simply2Moms – Pasha Is Home
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Your home is always so pretty, but I just love it in summer. That dining room with all the blues is just a showstopper. Enjoy the season!
Roxanne Bernard says
Always looks beautiful, Rhoda! I’ve been praying for your sweet mama.
You have certainly taken your home from basic to custom and classic in those 5 years. I love all the detail you have added to the walls and all the wonderful moldings. So pretty. I love your dining room too. Such a beautiful room and those hydrangeas are stunning. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season. Your home is always such a welcoming place to visit.
Thank you, Marty! We sure have done a lot in 5 years and getting this pool finished will be the icing on the cake. We really enjoy our home so much!
[email protected] says
Your home is beautiful and I love the added coastal touches. And those green glass vases with the blue hydrangeas in the entry are aaaahhhhhmazing! Excited to hop with you this week.
Thank you so much, Cindy! My hydrangeas sure make it easy to decorate for a summer tour.
Kate at Southern Home and Hospitality says
Rhoda I always enjoy touring your home and it looks lovely as always! Your colors work so well for every season. Love, love, love, the blue hydrangeas!! You are so right…you could plop those everywhere and be done because no summer decor is more beautiful!!
[email protected] says
Love the tour Rhoda. I am a seashell collector too and will never grow tired of seeing a pretty seashell display! Love it!
I love the Coastal Traditional feel of your beautiful home Rhoda! It gives a comforting and relaxing vibe. I love all the little details scattered throughout your home, like the dough bowl filled with coastal elements like the starfish. The blue and white place setting is also a favorite of mine. Stunning as always my friend!
Lee Smith says
I love your home. I found some great ideas! I have followed your blog for years. Would you please tell me the paint color on the ceiling of your porch? It is perfect.
HI, Lee, thanks so much! That color on the porch ceiling is Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.
Your home is beautiful, Rhoda. The fact that you don’t have to change everything means you got it right!!
Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane says
You guys have done such a great job with this house over the past five years! I remember when you moved in; you’ve accomplished so much. I don’t move my stuff around a lot anymore, either. Once I find a set up I like, I stick with it. Enjoy hydrangea season–I miss not having them around in Germany, but the peonies make up for it a little bit!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
Your home is so beautiful Rhoda. The coastal touches and hydrangeas throughout are so perfect for summer. Ours have not bloomed yet so I have to use faux flowers until they do. You have given me so much inspiration. I really need to find more shells like yours. They’re beautiful. So happy to be hopping with you this week.
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
So many lovely summertime touches! I adore your lemon wreath and all of the blue and white.
Calypso in the Country says
I always look forward to seeing your beautiful home! You’ve made it so inviting and ready for the season. The hydrangeas are so perfect for summer and they work so well with your coastal vibe. Lovely tour!
I always love seeing your home so much…your use of color always gets me! And those hydrangeas are absolutely incredible! Everything is so beautiful…happy summer!
So gorgeous – I love all of your summer touches! Those green glass bottles are so pretty and that moulding on your staircase is amazing. Hope you have a wonderful summer!
Love, love, love your home! It’s so cheery and inviting. You had me at the lemon wreath on the front door!