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Summer Home Tour 2016 | One Final Zhush

Hello! And welcome! You guys – I have been anxiously awaiting today for a little while now. It’s time to share my Summer Home as part of the Eclectic Summer Home Tour Blog Hop hosted by Jess of Domicile 37! It might not seem like a big deal. I mean, I do decorate and re-decorate on the daily and post bits and pieces along the way, but today is not just any home tour. It’s actually the very last home tour I’ll be able to share with you guys in this house. Yes, our move date is quickly approaching and while I should have been purging and organizing our things in preparation, I couldn’t help but get carried away in giving our home one last zhush.

And a bold, colorful summery zhush I might add 😉

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull this together in time for this week of Tours, but I thought – hey, its eclectic so anything goes, right?! 

So step right up as I take you from the front porch and all the way through the main level of our house one final time.

Come on on!

Summer Home Tour | Summer styled front porch | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comIf you are new here and joining me today from Style Mutt Home, then welcome! You probably haven’t heard me ooh and ahh over our front door before, so I’ll introduce you. This door right here, may have been the reason we bought this house in the first place. When we got out of our car at our first showing here 4 years ago, we were awestruck by this bold, beautiful door. We had never laid eyes on such a thing! It made a statement when we walked in and left an imprint on our brain for days to come. We literally couldn’t get it out of our head!

We just have to have that house with THE DOOR!

Summer Home Tour summer styled front porch Brass plant stand black pot Eclectic summer home tour This is our Bliss www.thisisourbliss.com Summer Home Tour | summer styled front porch with black and gold | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com

If you’ve been hanging out here for awhile, then you’ll know I’m always on the hunt for a bargain! HomeGoods is by far my favorite place for home decor, but I frequently find myself a gem at the local second-hand shops and thrift stores. It’s like an adventure. You walk in not knowing what you’re going to find that day and at what bargain of a price!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you might remember when I shared this brass table as I was perusing the aisles of GW. Many of you guessed that it came home with me that day. You were right! I took the glass top off and decided to stick a pot on top of it and use it as a planter on the front porch.

Doesn’t she make a great addition?!
Summer Home Tour | summer styled front porch | Brass plant stand | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comNow let’s head inside to see more…

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Summer Home Tour | Summer styled front door | Eclectic Summer Home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comGold polka dot Bunting

When you come into the house, off to the right is the formal living room, which stays fairly neutral year-round, but gets some pops of color thrown in for the holidays and with seasonal sprucing.
Summer Home Tour | Summer styled living room | bold pop of color | Summer Eclectic Home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comI love bold patterns and statement rugs and I incorporated both of them in this space. I swapped out the pillows for floral print ones I sewed using fabric from Hobby Lobby…
Summer Home Tour | Summer styled formal living room | neutral with pops of color | fresh flowers | Eclectic summer Home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com… a fun yellow one came out of storage after packing it away from the old guest room [now Simon’s nursery] and left my DIY felt pillow out from the Spring.
Summer Home Tour | summer styled living room coffee table and gallery wall | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com Summer Home Tour Summer styled formal living room Bold pattern with pops of color summer pillows Eclectic summer home tour This is our BlissAnd of course, I placed lots and lots of brightly colored fresh flowers throughout the house. Instant happiness! This bouquet fit perfectly in my thrifted trophy ice / champagne bucket. You may remember seeing it here and here.
Summer Home Tour | summer styled formal living room | fresh flowers and pops of color | Eclectic summer home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comFramed Print [far left] | candle

My all black gallery wall has lived in this space for years. I just couldn’t bear to bring the frames down or even swap out the photos! ha! I did it a couple times, for Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but otherwise, this wall has pretty much remained the same. I remember moving into this house and instantly becoming addicted to Pinterest. Laying in bed at night, pinning away ideas for our home. It was long before the blog and I just couldn’t wait, like could NOT WAIT to put up a gallery wall. 4 years later and I still love the look of them. We pretty much have one in every room in the house. I love looking at the photos in the array of thrifted and discounted picture frames and seeing our story unfold time and time again.
gallery wall frames | living room gallery wall of special moments | This is our BlissEspecially on this wall. Our biggest was born just 2 months after we moved in.
Summer Home tour | summer styled living room | gallery wall and bold pattern | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comPeeking out from the corner of this picture is another thrifted find. One that I recently madeover for an Eddie Ross Inspired DIY challenge.
Eddie Ross Inspired indoor summer bar | upcycled chest turned bar | bar cart styling | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comA thrifted chest turned living room beverage station—Here is our indoor summer bar ready to roll!
Inspired by DIY | Indoor summer bar styling | Thrifted mirror makeover | spraypainted pink mirror detail | This is our Bliss Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | Bar styling | pineapple | This is our Bliss Eddie Ross Style | Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | decanters | Leopard print | barcart styling This is our Bliss Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | modern mix | Pattern play | This is our BlissEddie Ross Inspired by DIY | fresh fruit | thrifted finds | indoor summer bar styling | www.thisisourbliss.comDoesn’t this corner give you instant summer fever?!
Eddie Ross Inspired Bar | Inspired by DIY | Indoor summer bar styling | dresser upcyle leopard | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comEddie Ross Inspired by DIY summer bar styling tassel and pineapple accessories This is our Bliss www.thisisourbliss.comOn the opposite side of the living room is a bookcase we’ve had for years. Its pretty large and very dark [I’m itching to makeover the back of the bookcase, but I’ll have to save that for the next house…stay tuned…]
Summer Home Tour | Summer styled formal living room | Bold pattern with pops of color | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our BlissI simply added some fresh flowers, shined up this brass lidded bucket-turned-planter and set out some books with brightly colored spines. Easy peasy!
Summer Home Tour | summer styled bookcase | how to style a bookcase for summer | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Blissfaux greens | globe
Thrifted find | brass bucket with lion head pulls | Its so ugly its cool challenge | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comIts so Ugly Its cool Thrift challenge brass container turned planter This is our Bliss www.thisisourbliss.comSummer Home Tour | Summer styled bookcase shelves | how to style a bookcase | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comclock | black taper holder | white urchin

Summer Home Tour | Summer styled living room | succulents and fresh flowers | bold summer style | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com Summer Home Tour | Summer styled living room | bold pop of color | Summer Eclectic Home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comNow, let’s head down the hallway and peek into the family room…
Summer Home Tour summer styled mantel and family room bold pop of color Eclectic Summer Home Tour This is our Bliss www.thisisourbliss.comA fun summery throw, a bright pillow, fresh greens and simple mantel styling and this room was summer-ready!
Summer Home Tour - Summer styled mantel - Summer Eclectic Home Tour - This is our BlissI shopped my house to style my mantel as I do 90% of the time. It makes me happy to use items in different spaces and my bank account thanks me for it as well! I pulled this word art piece from our Powder Room and the gold urchin was tucked away in my decor stash. I always have a ton of vases on hand, but I especially love to have a few tall cylinder vases around. They are great to use for a quick DIY vase project, but also look simple and elegant with a few stems placed in water. I get mine at the Dollar Tree.
Summer Home Tour - Summer styled mantel - Rustic modern mantel - fresh flowers - Eclectic summer home tour - This is our BlissOn the other side of the mantel, I added some faux freens to this black and gold piece [I couldn’t tell you what it is?!] and a few trimmed hypericum stems [from the same bundle as the ones on the other side] in a bud vase, in front of a piece of black and white abstract art that previously lived in our guestroom.

Oh and that cute little pineapple is a candle that I “borrowed” from my mom the last time I was home visiting my parents 😉
Summer Home Tour | summer styled family room and rustic modern mantel | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comSummer Home Tour | Summer style Family Room | summer mantel styling | Eclectic Summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.compineapple throwmulti-color geo pillowyellow striped throw | geometric pillow

This room is the heart of our home and where we spend 80% of our waking hours together – lounging on the couch watching shows and movies…or circled up playing cars, puzzles, you name it or having family dance parties right here on the rug. If you look closely, you can see the biggest’s reflection in the fireplace as he sits on the floor putting together a puzzle. He says he likes to help me “work” 😉

Summer Home Tour | Summer styled family room | pineapple throw blanket | Eclectic summer home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com Summer Home Tour | summer styled family room and mantel | bold pops of color for summer | Eclectic Summer Home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com Summer Home Tour | summer styled family room | fresh flowers & exotic plants | bold pops of color | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com

I’m so in love with this white hobnail planter – I think I need to go back and get a few more! The texture of the porcelain is fabulous!! And these “happy” glasses will forever be my favorite glass to drink out of. I mean, come on. Right?! #happy

Directly behind the family room is our eat-in kitchen area where we eat all of our meals. We don’t have a formal dining room anymore after turning it into the playroom, equipped with the boys’ reading nook.

This table serves its purpose and fits us just fine, but it does have a leaf we’re able to pop in for extra dinner guests!
Summer Home Tour | simple summer table | eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comI’ll be sharing an entire post on this simple summer table, but I’ll leave you with a few photos for now…
Summer Home Tour | Simple summer table | Eclectic summer Home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com Summer Home Tour | summer styled table | simple summer table setting | Eclectic summer Home Tour | This is our Bliss || www.thisisourbliss.com Summer Home Tour | Summer styled Table | simple summer tablescape | Eclectic summer home tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comAnd that wraps up my Summer Home Tour 2016! As we get settled into our new digs this summer, I’ll be sharing snippets with you, but as you can imagine its probably going to be juuust a little while before I have a room ready to reveal, let alone a house tour. I have been itching to get my hands on the new house, though, so maybe I’ll be able to whip something together sooner than I think!

Thank you for letting me share my home with you. I hope you were able to find some summer inspiration while you were here. Now, its time to head on over to the rest of the Tuesday tours! And don’t forget to peek at Monday’s, too. They are sooo good, you guys! I’ll be updating the links below throughout the week, so pop back and see what’s new each day this week. I promise loads of beautifully styled summer spaces!

 

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 Have a wonderful day!

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23 thoughts on “Summer Home Tour 2016 | One Final Zhush

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  4. The door IS amazing!! Love the planters and the bunting. So fun! I can’t wait to see the full post with the summer tablescape. All of your pictures are stunning!

  5. I love your door, too! It’s a show-stopper for sure. So wonderful that you have all these wonderful pics of your family home before moving. I know you’re excited about your family’s new adventure and I’m looking forward to seeing what you do in your new home!

  6. Ok, some favorites: the brass planters at the front door, the geometric rug, the gallery wall, THAT BEVERAGE STATION, the brass accents on the bookshelf… so I guess I mean I love all of it.

  7. Absolutely beautiful Rachael!!! It may be one last zhush but it was one very impressive one!! Great summery accents and full of your best pattern mixing!!

  8. This was a beautiful home tour and your photography is spot on!!!! I love your mix of color and pattern so unexpected but so perfect! I cannot wait to see how you use your these pieces in your new home.

  9. You definetely need to go back for more of those white planters – they are perfect! And you’ve got the BEST rugs. Loved your tour – lots of pinning happening now.

  10. Still loving that bar so much! This is such a beautiful home – I know you’ll miss that door, forever. But I can’t wait to see what you do with the next one!

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