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Monday, June 8, 2015

2015 Summer Home Tours-My Home

I am so excited to be kicking off the 2015 Summer Home Tours. 30 gracious ladies are opening their homes over the next 5 days.  You are definitely in for tons of eye candy and inspiration.  You can check out the entire line up at the end of the post.
Welcome, I am so happy to see you.  If you are new here, I live in the desert in a typical southwestern style home.  Since most of the homes are some shade of beige/cream stucco with clay tile roofs, I have been on a kick lately to bring tons of color into my world starting at the front porch.


Our porch is just large enough for two rockers and a few favorite plants.  This has become one of my favorite places to swap out pillows.  (tip - keep those rain boots handy, perfect to wear while hosing off the porch or working in the yard - #dryfeet)

Come on in, I have been looking for you and I can't wait to show you around.

I recently did a mini makeover of the living/dining area - white walls with cream and white drapes create the neutral background that I love.  Now I can mix in any color I fancy, and I do change often.  I am having fun with green at the moment, accenting with bright splashes of color.  Hot pink is a current favorite.


I've kept the accessories really simple and let the pillows be the star of the show.


A touch of pink ties in with the two pink flowers in the dining area painting.




We spend most of our time in the family room.  I've been slowly painting and refreshing every room starting in here.  I finished up this space in Feb, you can see the before here.  White paint, neutral drapes and shades again created a simple background that allows me to swap out accessories on a whim. 


This pillow has hot pink and tangerine, so tangerine is the star in here.  It is just such a happy color and plays well with citrus green.

A long harvest table works well in the breakfast area and easily seats 8 making it a perfect place for family and friends to gather.  (Tip - change out the shades to give a traditional chandy an update)


The wine bar cabinet in the corner is a recent redo and now one of my favorite pieces.

Of course the kitchen is always the heart of any home and it definitely is mine.  I love that I can be cooking and still see what all is going on in the family area as well as through the opening into the living area.

The kitchen got a mini makeover when we first moved in - It's now my favorite place to be. If you're new here, check it out, it definitely proves that $500 can totally transform a room.

Let's head down the hall to the Master Bedroom.  I have been trying to give this space a little facelife for the last few weeks.  No more sea of beige.   A new mirror, accessories and a DIY lamp makeover creates a new fresh look on the dresser.

I added some ribbon trim to a pair of Lenda drapes from Ikea.  Easy way to add a custom touch to readymades.  Custom Euro Shams to match the drapes.  I will have a complete tutorial next week and the full bedroom makeover reveal.

One of my most recent projects was our Master Bedroom Closet Makeover for the Spring ORC.  A little paint, fabric and tons of purging and this space went from builder basic to glam.   A crystal chandelier was the crowning touch.  (Our anniversary is Wed, so I put together an outfit to wear out to dinner.  Of course I chose bright pink)


This space had to function for more than just our clothes.   Some hidden storage and a glamour shelf to display some of my favorite accessories --(you can see, I used every square inch)

 plus a fun primping spot covered all my needs.  If you are looking for space saving ideas, be sure to check out the reveal.



Thanks for stopping by, I loved having you here.  If you would like to see more,  I would love to have you follow along to see all of my latest diy's and adventures.

Next up is Sarah from Life On Virgina Street.  You are going to love her and her beautiful home.  She has the uncanny knack of taking the ordinary and turning it into something breathtaking.


After you visit with Sarah, be sure to see the rest of today's tours.
                                         
Snazzy Little Thing 
 Jeanette is a girl after my own heart.  She has taken her builder bland home and turned it into a custom showplace.
    21 Rosemary Lane
Barbara can turn a $15 garage sale find into a fabulous treasure.  She has such an  eye for the possible.  Chic and Elegant for pennies.

Thrifty and Chic
Alicia loves to DIY and isn't afraid to tackle any building project.  Her home is a tribute to her beautiful style and skill.  Just look at that Gallery Wall.
 
 Claire Brody Designs
I adore mixing patterns and Claire does it better than most.  Her home is full of stunning flair and creativity, inside and out.

Mark your calendars, you don't want to miss the rest of the week.  Here's each days lineup.
Monday - June 8th
21 Rosemary Lane
Thrifty and Chic
Claire Brody Designs

Tuesday - June 9th
Thrifty Decor Chick
Our Southern Home
Making Home Base
Hymns & Verses
Bliss @ Home
DIY Showoff

Wednesday - June 10th
City Farmhouse
Driven By Decor
No Minimalist Here
SG Style
Decor To Adore
Desire Empire
Thursday - June 11th
A Thoughtful Place
Monica Wants It
Rain On A Tin Roof
Charming In Charlotte
Remodelando la Casa
Dimples & Tangles



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72 comments:

  1. Your home is lovely, Marty! The updates you did are the perfect backdrop for the pretty seasonal colours. What a great closet space too. Thanks for the tour.

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  2. I'm crushing over all of the bright summer colors in your home - especially those gorgeous living room pillows! Thanks for organizing such a great tour - yours was a wonderful way to kick it off!

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  3. Marty I am so crushing on your green, pink and tangerine accents! Love the combination...feels very tropical! And that mirror in your master is gorgeous! Where in the world did you ever find it? So different and eye catching. Beutiful home, wonderful tour, great inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing, Have a great week!
    XO Barbara

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  4. Marty, you are a busy woman and you have so much to show for it! Your home looks amazing.

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  5. Hi Marty! Your home is so beautiful and I love all the changes you've made! You've certainly got the decorating
    talent.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Marty I'm loving all the beautiful colors you had put in the mix, your home is gorgeous! I need to go and check the closet, so chic!

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  7. Love all the new summer colors you added...everything is just perfect and your closet OH MY it is just amazing! Can't wait to visit the others for more inspiration! Tammy

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  8. Oh Marty!!! What a beautiful space! I love the pops of pink and those pillows..... !! Thank you so much for including me in your home tour series. This is so much fun, and I'm so excited for the tours this week! xoxo

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  9. Marty I just love all of the pops of pink! It really brightens up the entire living room and bedroom. Your touch of whimsy of layering necklaces on the bust is such fun. Off to visit all the other ladies now. :)

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  10. Your home is absolutely stunning-Marty! I too, love the pops of pink-and that closet...drooling!

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  11. Just beautiful Marty ! Luv the bright pops of colour.

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  12. Always love your pretty home. My fave is your recently updated closet. Love that closet!
    Have a great week.
    Kris

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  13. Marty, you have a lovely, welcoming home! Loved your closet makeover for the ORC.

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  14. Your home is so lovely Marty. Thank you for sharing with us. I love this party idea and can't wait to visit everyone's home. I look forward to the week ahead!

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  15. Marty enjoyed your tour. Loving the glam closet. Happy Anniversary and enjoy dinner

    Cindy

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  16. This tour has been so fun with you, and it feels like you and I are on the same wavelength with bright greens and pinks making their way into our decor. I have a color challenge in July, and I most definitely need to add pops of bright color into my home. Thank you SO much for inspiring me, and for inviting me to your tour...loved every minute of this!

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  17. Your home always looks beautiful, Marty. I love the pops of bright color for summer. Your bedroom is gorgeous. Thanks for the tour and putting it all together. I would have no clue how to do that.

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  18. Marty, You home is beautiful in any season. I am in love with the sofa pillows and the pretty colors of your home.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  19. I am just loving the accent colors you used in your living room, Marty! And I am so jealous of that fabulous closet and its contents ;) The whole house is gorgeous!

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  20. Love, love, love your tour! Your pops of bright color are perfection. If your palm pillows end up missing, don't come looking for them at my house ;) You rounded up such a great group of ladies for this tour and I am so excited to be a part of it! xoxo

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  21. love all of the color you have added, marty! i especially love your living room pillows!

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  22. Marty, your home is lovely as always! I love the calmness of the neutral background and how you bring it to life with those pops of color! You do have such a sense of style! I can't wait to check out some of the other homes! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a lovely tour, Marty! I love that in addition to the gorgeous eye candy it's chock full of inspiring ideas and DIYs! I've enjoyed following along and seeing how your style has evolved! Thanks so much for your work putting a great tour together for all of us and our readers!

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  24. Love every photo of your house. Your closet scores a TEN!
    I plan on enjoying the rest of the tours you
    so kindly put together for all of us. Even un-bloggers like me.
    Have a great day Marty!

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  25. Loving your pops of color, and that pink. House looks fabulous Marty!

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  26. What a beautiful home you have Marty! I love how warm and inviting it feels. I simply adore your fancy closet too :-).

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  27. Marty, your home is a dream! I love the pops of pink you have throughout. Makes me want to add some to my house :)

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  28. Absolutely beautiful, Marty! I just love your style and use of color. That spotted wall is such fun!!! Thanks for including me in the tour. Amazing group of talent!! ~hugs Christy

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  29. Beautiful Marty! Love all the bright pops of color you added with all those pretty pillows!!

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  30. Happy anniversary, Marty. We will be celebrating our forty-fourth on Friday. Your home is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Marty- I love it! My fave part has to be those tangerine accents. They're so bright and beautiful, but also super chic and timeless. I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful anniversary and thanks for showing us your beautiful home!

    -Monica
    www.monicawantsit.com

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  32. Oh Marty,ur house is gorgeous, every spot and space! You are so talented and love your Summer colors. m into green too.
    My last summer tablescape is all in green china, hubby's gift for MDay.
    Thank you so much for your sweet visit.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  33. Marty, your home looks just beautiful! I love the ribbon trim you added to the IKEA drapes, they look very high end!

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  34. Thanks for the tour Marty! LOVE your colorful pillows, everything looks so bright and pretty! I am also crazy for that round gold mirror!
    Jenna

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  35. Love love the new pillows...you know I'm a sucker for bright colors and bold patterns! Beautiful Tour!

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  36. Marty your home looks stunning. I love the pillows and I think I even have some of them (the pink and tangerine floral). Your closet is also to die for. Mine needs to be organized the in the worst way. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  37. Beautifully done Marty! Such a stylish home while still warm and inviting...beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  38. I love the pops of pink that you have scattered throughout your house! Great tour and I can't wait to see all the others this week!!

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  39. Your home is so lovely and elegant Marty and I always get so many helpful hints when I visit! I've been looking forward to the tour and can't wait to see the other homes! hugs....

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  40. Your home is lovely! Thank you for sharing ~
    the use of color is perfect.
    All the best, Mimi

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  41. Marty, your home looks so pretty for summer. I love the hot pink and tangerine you brought in with your pillows, they are so cheerful and also work so great with your neutral backdrop!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!!

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  42. Marty! I want your closet!!! It is as gorgeous as the rest of your home!!! Amazing tour! Thanks so much for letting me snoop around and be inspired!

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  43. Wonderful color Marty! All throughout your home too, love the touches of orange. Thanks so much for linking up at the Table It Link Party!

    XO,
    Christine

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  44. Hi Marty! Thanks so much for having be part of your summer home tours :) I love your porch and I oh my gosh! YOUR CLOSET! How fun is that? xo

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  45. Well even though I am a lover of red, I am loving all your touches of pink! Those pillows give your home a touch of "tropical flavor" - so perfect for summer. Makes you feel like you are on vacation! Thank you sooooo much for putting all these tours together.

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  46. Love your home, thanks so much for the tour. Every is so beautiful!

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  47. Your home is so bright and cheerful, Marty! Love your pillows. Hope you're having a great start to your summer!

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  48. Thanks for the tour! Your home is so warm and inviting, and love all the color too. I am especially fond of your closet…wow, what a great space Marty. Happy summer!

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  49. So lovely Marty! Thanks so much for having me on your tour this week! :)

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  50. Marty, this is so much fun and your home is just beautiful. I love the palm frond pillows. I need to get my hands on some of those. I am so enjoying looking through everyone's tour. Thank you so much for including me. xo

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  51. You have a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing your style and elegance with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

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  52. Everything is just beautiful, Marty! I love the pops of pink and all the brass accents! Love you outfit too - hope you have a happy anniversary celebration! And - of course, thanks a bunch for organizing this summer home tour! I've really been inspired by everyone and can't wait for what's yet to come!!

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  53. I am so loving your home so beautifully done for the summer Marty....Love how you added the fabulous pinks in the rooms...I have always admired your sense of style and choice of beautiful color....and I am still crushing on that fabulous closet makeover!!

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  54. So so pretty Marty!! I love all the pretty touches throughout your home. I love seeing all the pretty homes along the tour sweet friend.

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  55. You have a lovely home. I love how you use the pillows as your focal point.

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  56. Your home looks beautiful Marty. Loved how you used all pops of color.

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  57. Your home is gorgeous right from that inviting front porch!

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  58. Your home is lovely Marty. Thanks for organising this great link up. So much inspiration. I think your idea of a blank canvas is wise. Changing out the colour scheme is such a cost effective way of lifting a room. Also happy anniversary for today.
    Carolyn Desire Empire

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  59. Marty, your home is just lovely and all decked out for summer! I would love for you to share this in the #funsummerfinds linkup...it starts June 18! http://www.thefabjourney.com/join-the-fun-summer-finds-linkup/

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  60. Your house is lovely! The front porch is so colorful and cozy. Love all the throw pillows you have - especially the green/white one! And that gold mirror is beautiful!

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  61. I enjoyed your home tour very much so Marty! Your lr pillows are gorgeous. I also loved your porch and that pretty throw on the rocking chairs.

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  62. Thank you for the tour of your lovely home. Your photos are wonderful. I had never heard the term glamor shelf but I can't wait to use it! Visiting from Whatsit Wednesday. Have a great week! Susan - the eclecticshorebird@blogger.com

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  63. Love your house tour! Your home looks so pretty and fresh for the warmer months. The pillows are all gorgeous! xxx Maria

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  64. Gorgeous, Marty! Love the fresh pops of color and the closet is ooh-la-la!
    Patti

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  65. Lovely Marty! I love your closet!!! So glam! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  66. Believe it or not I am JUST getting a chance to sit down and look through all of the tours. I have been counting down to this Sunday when I get to finally see all of the eye candy and you have it off to a good start! Your house is styled so perfectly and you have some amazing mirrors!

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  67. Marty, those pillows on your couch!! I love the green leaves combined with a pop of pink! I've been lusting after some similar pillows for myself! And your closet - I die. LOVE that entire space, especially the walls!

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  68. Your home is gorgeous. I am in love with your pink, tangerine, and green colors in the living room. Would love to have the rose pillow on your couch. Do you know where I might purchase one for myself?

    Thanks. Blessings to you.

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  69. Una CASA muy bonita; con gusto y personalidad.
    Se nota que el AMOR que ha puesto en cada elemento, la nutre en su día a día y acoge con fantástica hospitalidad a todos sus invitad@s
    FELICIDADES POR ELLA DESDE CATALUNYA!!!
    Conxita

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