Good morning sunshine.
I’m back. I’ve flown across the country and saw my reflection in the snow covered hills and glimpsed the moon over Nashville and last night at 12:17am I pulled into my driveway and opened the door and smelled the honeysuckle and saw the stars twinkling overhead.
It’s good to be home.
And it’s the perfect day for a traveling summer home tour organized by my incredibly talented friend Julie Blanner. If you are visiting from Finding Home Farms, it’s an honor to meet you.
Now let’s get this tour started.
Let’s start outside.
This is the side patio with its stone paver patio project.
The patio is the home to all things honeysuckle and hydrangea and peony and graham crackers full of marshmallow.
If you take a left and bring the marshmallows with you, come up the front steps and knock.
Here’s the front door decorated with rose topiaries and boxwood spheres.
I added urns and black metal spheres.
Quick farmhouse decorating tip:
When you have a planter that’s full of dirt and the plastic bucket from the home improvement store, why not cover it with moss spheres or boxwood spheres.
Simply add them to the top of the planter for a farmhouse look.
Here’s what’s on the other side of that door.
This is the front entry with wood floors and a seagrass rug and striped walls.
Here’s a quick farmhouse project. Add baskets to a piece of wood to organize your life by the front door.
You can see the entire DIY here.
If you turn to the left once you go inside the front door, you’ll come into the living room.
I filled twig vases with fresh flowers from the yard.
Farmhouse decorating tip: stretch your $5 bundle of flowers from the grocery store with twigs and leaves from your yard.
The coffee table in the living room is an easy project.
You can see the blue and white painted DIY here.
Directly across from the front hallway is the dining room.
Quick farmhouse tip for a centerpiece: start with an old tool box and fill with mason jars and flowers.
Every time I open the front door, it smells amazing.
If you go through the front hallway, turn left and you’ll be in the kitchen.
Here’s a few farmhouse projects from the kitchen.
Complete instructions for the recipe wall are found here.
DIY for the industrial farmhouse cutting board are found here.
If you go straight through the hallway, you’ll end up in the family room full of sunlight and rosemary and bird’s nests.
And matching love seats.
That look totally tour ready because of this easy tip.
I hope you enjoyed the tour and I’ll leave you with one final tip.
When you arrive home at midnight and smell the honeysuckle and see the twinkling stars and your tired legs walk up the front sidewalk….
….nothing looks as well-decorated as this. 🙂
PS Happy summer tour day and be sure and visit the next stop on the journey over at House 214 Design.