Hello and welcome to my summer home tour! Go grab a cup of coffee and let me show you around my home today, sweet friend.
Today, I am honored and thrilled to be participating in a Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours, hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. You are in for a wonderful treat! Each day this week, some very talented women will be sharing their summer home tours. Believe me when I tell you there will be so much inspiration from thirty creative women that you will not want to miss a single day!
If you are visiting from Jen at Midwest Life & Style, thank you. I just love Jen’s style. Her patriotic summer home tour was absolutely beautiful. I just love her style and wonderful recipes that she shares on her blog too.
Hi sweet friends! If you are new to my blog, welcome and let me introduce myself. I am Tammy and welcome to my modern built (semi-custom) farmhouse called “White Lilac Farmhouse”. We have been here for two years now.
I enjoy creating warm and cozy spaces in my modern farmhouse with a coastal vibe. You will see that I love mixing old with new and blending styles to create lovely and inviting spaces in my home.
We reside in the beautiful Southern Maryland not far from the water and near the historical St. Mary’s City.
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Our home has an open concept. I have the dining room, kitchen, kitchen dining area, and family room and entry all flowing together. With this in mind, I need to keep a cohesive look when bringing other elements in to my rooms.
We have neutral walls in our home in a soft gray. I love using pops of colors with rugs, pillows and accessories.
As we move through the rooms you will see tranquil colors of blues and greens.
One thing I enjoy is repurposing items found at thrift stores, yard sales or items of my own. This mirror got a face lift. You can read more about it here. It was washed out before against the gray wall. The gold gives the mirror a whole new look.
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On of my favorite thing about our home is all of the light flowing in through the windows. It sometimes makes it hard to take photos. However, I love all the natural light and having plants around the house.
My husband really wants a sectional sofa in this room. We do have the space for one but it will need to wait for now. Have you seen the prices of a good quality sectional? Ugh!
This side table was a bargain fine. Recently, I gave it a makeover with a new color called Deep Sea Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint by Dixie Belle Paints. It’s a beautiful deep navy blue. I love the navy blue with the stained wooden top.
I love using both real and faux plants in our home. Greenery brings the outside in and makes the space cozy and inviting.
Another way that I love to bring color into a room is with art. I found this artist Debby Neal who has gorgeous abstract art. You can find her artwork here.
Dough bowls are so much fun to decorate for the seasons. I own several of them in various different sizes. Some of the dough bowls are vintage and a couple are reproduction.
They look beautiful in just about any room in your home. Check out my post on Beautiful Dough Bowls: Where To Find Them & How To Style Them.
Books are great to stack on a coffee table. I found this unique wooden bowl and put cauliflower roots as a filler. Cauliflower roots reminds me of driftwood except for it’s white. Some glass beads brings a little of that coastal vibe.
The gold leaf votive candle holder were made from OUI Yogurt glass containers. I made them for a bridal shower. Now, I am enjoying them in various parts of my house. If you are interested in making some, I have a tutorial here “How To Make Beautiful Gold Leaf Votive Candle Holders“.
From the family room, we have this open space leading into the kitchen dining area. It was a perfect space to put a large cabinet to display my vintage white iron stone and other vintage finds.
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Kitchen Dining Area
The tablescape is set for the fourth of July. I am using some of my vintage red transferware mixed with my everyday white pottery. Placements in blue ties in the red, white and blue theme to celebrate our country’s birthday.
We spend a lot of time around this table for family meals or to play games.
This rug has pretty hues of blues, creams and gray. It’s great for not showing dirt and very easy to clean.
Our 12-year old Boston Terrier, Chloe loves to lay here in front of the French doors sunning herself.
Right across from the kitchen dining area is a staircase in the middle of our home. What I love about them, it reminds me of my Aunt’s old farmhouse where she had a back staircase down into her kitchen.
The baskets on the wall are thrift store finds and a couple found locally. I have an entry table and mirror here to grab your car keys and check your hair before heading out to the garage. The door next to this table leads into our mudroom. Baskets with lids gives some extra storage for kitchen items.
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It’s one of my favorite rooms in our house. My family and friends enjoy gathering around the kitchen island to talk and nibble on goodies. It is my happy space!
You can see my mudroom from the kitchen. Recently, I painted the built-in bench that fun color.
My island is dark almost black. The color is called dusk. When we built this home, I wanted a contrasting color for the island.
Piper, my 2-year old French Bulldog loves to photo bomb. She is never far from my side.
I love mixing vintage items with new. The inspiration for the colors of my home were from this canvas bag of wash cloths. No lie! I found it shopping when we were about to build our home. I love the blues, greens and grays.
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For 28-years, I waited to build this home and knew it would have three things: 1) a big front porch with rockers; 2) a mudroom with a built-in bench; and 3) a pot filler (LOL).
From the time we moved it, I knew this bench would not remain white. For the past year, I had two color swatches up on it. I finally made my choice and went bold.
I have no regrets and love this Valspar Cabinet and Furniture Paint in the color restful. Honestly, it was a little darker than anticipated but it’s so me.
This wallpaper was designed by my daughter-in-law, Jennifer Sweeney. She designs for York Wallcoverings. It’s called Honey Bee. My wallpaper is the pre-pasted. They do have this pattern available in peel and stick wallpaper.
Jennifer so talented. Her designs have been featured in magazines. I love when I see her designs on Arhaus, Antropologie, etc.
These baskets are perfect to hide shoes, dog leashes, tools, etc. My grandchildren love to hang their jackets in here and put their shoes up on the bench so Piper does not get them.
During the different holidays, I decorate this room for the grandchildren. They always get excited to see what I do for Easter, Halloween or Christmas.
This saying is what I always told my children as they left the house. It serves as a little reminder now that they are all grown.
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I hope you enjoyed my summer home tour. Next up on the tour is Cecelia at My Thrift store Addiction. She has inspiration for budget saving projects and beautiful vintage finds. Be sure to pop over and say hello.
Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.
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Make it a great day, sweet friend!