Saturday, June 16, 2018

2018 Summer Home Tour - My Home

Welcome to the 2018 Summer Home Tours -  We have 30 fabulous ladies sharing their homes over the next 5 days.
  I am thrilled to be starting things off, so grab something cool and refreshing and come on in.

If you were to step inside my front door, this is the view you would have.  I love that you can see through to the backyard and upstairs to the landing and loft.  (If I had a wide angle lens you could even see the living room on the right.)

Just inside the door is a console table.  Perfect place to drop my keys, mail and purse.


As you could see, the living and dining areas are all one open space with huge vaulted ceilings and 9' tall windows.  I love how the light just pours in all day long.


I do like color, but at the moment I am really loving neutrals, so my home is filled with just a touch of color.


Camel- gray and white mostly.  I love that combination. (I had this combination in my family room for a while.  I love that things can shift from room to room)


Dining Area



I normally have a table setting, but I decided to keep it simple and light for Summer.


 A mix of different buds and stems, always so fresh and reminds me of summer gardens breaking into bloom.


 Just a bottle of wine waiting to be shared. 


Now let's take a peak at some of the rest of the house.  The family room, kitchen and breakfast area span the entire back of the house.  This is where we hang out most of the time.


 The family room is still a work in progress but I like the direction it is going.


My beloved horse painting always takes center stage.


 Another horse found it's way to the coffee table.



Now a picture from the family room back to the kitchen and breakfast area.

The kitchen was the first room we remodeled when we moved in.  I love how it turned out.  You can see the complete renovation here.  The two large windows in the breakfast area and the sliding door next to the peninsula keep this room filled with beautiful sunshine all day too.

Here is a peak at how it looked when we moved in.




Be sure to check out how we added under counter lights without any wiring here.


My harvest table can seat 8 comfortably, so this is the favorite place for our family to gather.


 I like to keep it set with a simple centerpiece so we can use it every day.


UPSTAIRS - - -

I claimed the loft area as my office/girl cave.  It is where I spend a lot of time and one of my favorite rooms.  It proves that all those misfits from our previous home can come together to create the perfect space.  You can see the full reveal of this space here.


  I recently showcased the Master Bedroom for the Beautiful Bedroom Tour.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.

Thanks for the visit, I loved having you and hope you will stop by again soon.


Next up on the tour is Tammy @ Pink Peppermint Design.  Tammy's Upscale Farmhouse Style is full of inspiration and DIY projects.

Setting For Four - Heather has created the most amazing spaces in her home.  She makes her contemporary style look cozy and inviting. (I adore that horse painting.)

Nesting With Grace - Brooke has taken small space living to upscale heights that you will want to copy.

Cuckoo4Design - Julia is amazing with how she styles a room and adds her special DIY talent to every room with her accessories.

Southern Hospitality - Rhoda has been transforming her new home into the perfect place for her and her new hubby.


Here is the lineup for Tuesday so mark you calendars, you don't want to miss a single one

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28 comments:

  1. Marty, you know I wait eagerly for these home tours! Your new home really does look amazing. You combine chic with comfortable and thrifty like nobody else. It's all gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks so much Stacey, we are really enjoying our new home.

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  2. You always kick off these home tours right, Marty! Your home is light and fresh - perfect for summer!

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  3. I just realized why I love your entry view so much. I love love love that your stairs aren't open and have a railing. I always love that view and now I realized what is different and why. Such a pretty tour and thanks so much for having me join in again today

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    1. Thanks Julia, that is one of my favorite views too. I love the two story ceilings and how you can see through the entire house.

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  4. Hi, Marty, your new home is looking so pretty for summer! You have really taken it up so many notches since you moved in and that's what owning a new home is all about, making it yours! Your colors are so peaceful and serene. Thanks for putting the tour together, I know it's a lot of work!

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    1. Thank you so much Rhoda, It is so fun to change things up and make this house feel more like us. I know you are really enjoying your new home too.

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  5. Marty- you have done such an amazing jobs with your transformation and making your new house feel so warm and cozy....just like the hot arizona sun! :) Thanks for having me along this week.

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    1. Thanks Laura, I am having so much fun changing things up in our new house. It is so nice to have different rooms to decorate and I am loving switching things around.

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  6. Marty everything looks so fresh! I adore white ceramics and you have an enviable collection. Such a great tour!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, I love white ceramics too, they always seem to be the perfect accessory in any room.

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  7. Marty I have been reading your blog for years, and this is my favorite home tour of yours yet! Everything looks so bright and beautiful, and I also love neutrals with just a bit of color. This KY girl is loving your horse decor too! Your simple table looks perfect, and I love how you have bits of sunny gold and glam here and there. Just beautiful!

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  8. Stunning, Marty! I just love camels and grays together!

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  9. I Love your summer home tour Marty! The colors you use are so stylish and relaxing! I have those same Z gallerie sconces too! :) Happy summer friend!

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  10. Marty, I just loved your tour! Great use of neutrals with pops of color! Beautiful!

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  11. Marty, you've done so much in only one year! It's like a totally different home. I love the neutral palette you are using right now, it all feels so open and bright, beautiful!

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  12. Your home is lovely Marty. Being off of blogging for a few years, I didn't realize you had moved, but I love all the changes you have made and your new look. It must be fun to have a new house to do all over again, because for those of us who like decorating, it never really ends, does it?

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  13. Beautifully decorated Marty. Though you have neutrals as your theme I do love the darker blue pillow accents on the sofa. They offer a subtle bit of color and keep the look calm. It’s been fun watching you over the years at the other home and with this new one. It certainly has been a whirlwind of changes since you moved in the new home! I’m so glad you finally got the pool you wanted- it seems like an absolute must living in the extremely hot climate you live in. Love the family room. The horse statue on the table looks perfect- great overall colors and textures!

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  14. Your home is just lovely, Marty! We have vaulted ceilings too and I love them and how open they make the home feel. You have really transformed your home into a place of beauty in such a short time. What's your secret?! ;) Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful home tour!

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  15. Marty, I love your home tours and I am sorry I am late to comment. Your home is so pretty. I love all the details that you have added. Your neutral color scheme is perfect!

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  16. It all looks fantastic. I love your light touch of color this time.

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  17. Your home is fresh and ready for summer! I enjoy your kitchen every time I see it--what a huge difference from your "before" photos! Thanks as always for organizing a wonderful tour!

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  18. Marty- your home looks so fresh and beautiful- perfect for summer...thanks so much for organizing this wonderful tour. Blessings, Kristy from Starfish Cottage

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  19. Such a beautiful summer home tour Marty and your white kitchen looks absolutely fabulous! I can't wait to check out all these other tours too!

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  20. Your house is so beautiful, Marty! The way you have organized it is really worth appreciating. I like this tour and thoroughly enjoyed watching pics.

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  21. Everything in your home is so beautifully placed right down to the cow figurines! I absolutely adore that painting of a little girl!
    I'd love for you to share your home tour at my party, Make Life Pretty Monday! You can join at http://www.theorganizeddream.com

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  22. Good morning Marty! I am featuring your beautiful summer home today at TFT!

    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/summer-crafts-makeovers-decor-and-more-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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  23. I found you thankfully at TFTparty. I just an fascinated with your home and how you decorated it. I love neutral colors as well but it seems a trend way of decorating with it and all people copy one another but not you... you did it marvelously with your touch of who you are shining in it. I LOVED IT. I shared on my home tours board in Pintrest and you just gained a new follower!

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