Celebrate Summer Home Tour Day 3

LAST UPDATED: Apr 30, 2019 | PUBLISHED: May 25, 2016 | By: Julie Blanner

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

I’m so excited for the third and final day of my Celebrate Summer Home Tour! It’s nice to meet new friends from Craftberry Bush. Lucy’s home is always amazing and if that’s not enough, she has printables for just about every occasion. If you’ve been following along the last 8 1/2 years, you know my philosophy; entertaining and design that celebrates everyday life. I’ve designed our home to thoughtfully integrate function into design, so there is very little stand alone decor. Our home, like us, is always evolving and I am happy to have you join me for a tour today! First, let’s take a sneak at today’s blogger home tours…

Jen of City Farmhouse lives the summer dream, on Long Island. Her primary residence feels like a summer home and I know you’ll love it as much as I do. Then it’s off to Craftberry Bush for pretty whites with pops of color before visiting Courtney’s romantic home nestled near wine country at French Country Cottage.

Home blogger Julie Blanner takes you on a tour of her home

Home blogger Julie Blanner takes you on a tour of her home

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

Since you’re here, why don’t you come on in? The newest and most exciting addition to our home for summer isn’t pillow covers or peonies, it’s the birth of 4 darling little baby birds we’ve been watching. When mama built her nest we anxiously waited for them to hatch and went on a hunt for eggshells. Finally, we saw 4 little heads peep!

Home blogger Julie Blanner takes you on a tour of her home

Our living room is small, but it’s where we spend most of our time.

Beautiful living room decorating ideas

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

I’ve added coral and shells to compliment the baskets filled with games and dvd’s. You’ll also find my dried wedding bouquet, the sheet music to our wedding song, pottery from our anniversary and a painting I fell in love with on vacation.

simple spring and summer bookshelf decorating ideas

What lies beneath? Our bar cabinet.

Beautiful bar cabinet in a built in bookcase

Beautiful bar cabinet in a built in bookcase

We’re just going to pass through the kitchen, where you’ll find this antique table I repurposed as a desk. Just to the side of it you’ll see our –

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

mudroom which boasts brick floors.

lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner shares her home tour

Home design blog - beautiful mudroom design ideas

and let’s just pretend that Emily Henderson was inspired by our little powder room, okay?

simple half bathroom that maximizes light and space

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

Home blogger Julie Blanner takes you on a tour of her home

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

Onto the breakfast room…meet Bessie, or Bennie.

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

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home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

The first spring we spent in our home, we stained the deck to extend our living space and define it as an outdoor room. We spend quite a bit of time there relaxing, reading a magazine and enjoying a glass of wine.

Outdoor decorating ideas

Beautiful outdoor decor ideas | Outdoor living room

Outdoor Living | Beautiful decor ideas and how to define your deck or patio as an outdoor living room

love our screened in porch more than I ever knew I could. We spend our evenings dining al fresco. I’ve added a flag and a few hydrangea to kick off Memorial Day weekend. We’ve created an outdoor dining room from what was originally a dark and dismal undefined space by making custom curtain rods {during nap time, of course}, stain and this little light trick.

Simple 4th of July Decorations with a touch of classic Americana

The family room has french doors that lead into our screened in porch. The highlight of our family room is that I have kept my fiddle fig alive for well over a year now!

Home blogger Julie Blanner takes you on a tour of her home

Home blogger Julie Blanner takes you on a tour of her home

easy spring decorating ideas

neutral family room decor

I have filled my grandmother’s armoire with excess linens, pillows and candles for convenient storage.

How to organize your linens | living room organization ideas

I love my office, but for some reason I can’t sit still long enough to enjoy it.

soft and neutral home office that blends function and design

soft and neutral home office that blends function and design

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

Brilliant ideas to organize your home office, calendar and to do's!

beautiful home office

Nestled just beside it is another powder room.

Home blogger Julie Blanner takes you on a tour of her home

The last stop on the main level is definitely a work in progress. It’s not my favorite, but I love a room with history and our dining room is full of it. The table, buffet and china cabinet were passed down from my maternal grandmother to my mother, then to me. I softened them with my linen slipcovered chairs and paired them with a brass chandelier, my paternal grandmother’s paintings and a mirror I purchased from an estate sale.

blending old and new to create a space with meaning

blending old and new to create a space with meaning

blending old and new to create a space with meaning

Let’s go upstairs, shall we? I’m taking our home one small project at a time, which means our home is always a work in progress, but I still have my sanity. I love celebrating little feats, like our hallway. It’s not much, but it makes me happy.

how to frame and hang family photos

Beautiful ways to update/decorate your hall | crystal door knobs and shaker doors

Nestled in our hall is a little linen closet I’m pretty proud of as well.

How to organize a hall linen closet

One of my favorite features of our home is that we have a second floor laundry room – conveniently located between our bedrooms.

laundry gift basket | perfect idea for a high school grad going away to college or a beautiful housewarming gift idea

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Sometimes I have so many plans and so little time. I’m really looking forward to updating our master bedroom {you can see my plans here}, but for now, I’m enjoying our little reading nook. Sometimes I kick back and work in this little corner of our bedroom in the afternoon when then girls are napping peacefully, but you’ll often find all 5 of us piled in and around it for story time at night.

cozy master bedroom reading nook

home blogger Julie Blanner shares her home decorated for summer

Want a sneak peek of our basement?

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It’s been so fun having you! I hope you’ll keep in touch via my newsletter or follow along on Instagram. Let’s go over and visit my friend Courtney from French Country Cottage who is always inspiring! pinterest

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Did you have a favorite moment? I’d love to connect! Let’s keep in touch. Oh, and if you missed Monday and Tuesday’s tours, you can find them here. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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