Summer Home Tour – Farmhouse Fresh



The Tuesday morning after Memorial Day weekend is that perfect blend of well rested and bummed that the weekend is over.  Luckily, today, I am able to start this Tuesday by joining Gina of Shabby Creek Cottage on her Summer Tour of Homes.  If you are coming from Gina’s where you just saw the home of House No. 124, welcome!

To get ready for our summer home tour, I spent this weekend sprucing things up around our house.  Truthfully, running the business out of our home has taken a toll on our house.  I have not been decorating or updating spaces, mostly just turning a blind eye to the piles here and there.  Thankfully, we were able to better organize our business spaces and that freed me up to pull together some of the other rooms in our home.  It was actually quite refreshing to do some decorating and brighten rooms up.  As a result, we really enjoyed being in our home this weekend.




Someday, I really do want to have an old farmhouse.  Until then, I will continue to bring farmhouse touches throughout our home.  Although it is not yet summer on the calendar, I wanted to bring some summer in.  In the past, I have used a lot of shells and blue colors.  This year, I was feeling a touches of black and white, classic elements and pops of bright colors.

I really wanted a graphic runner for our coffee table, but I didn’t have one.  So, I just folded over some fabric and put in in place.  I like it so much, I might even try to sew it into a real runner.  Or maybe, I will find someone else to do it for me!  Sewing is just not my thing.




I always love to add galvanized touches to my home.  I use a mix of vintage pieces and new.  These lanterns are from Target last year, but I am pretty sure they have something similar again.  They have been on our front porch, our mantel, our screened porch and now I am loving them on our kitchen table.






I added some fresh changes to our gallery wall.  It does’t have to be complicated.  I just changed out the pieces on the shelf.




My DIY tea towel and the console table my husband and I made are still in the same place because I still love them there.  I just added a garage sale painting to brighten things up a little bit more.




After five years, I still love our white farmhouse kitchen.  It serves us well and many a meal, in fact most meals, are shared at our island.  I always grab one of the stools and sit on the sink side so I can see everyone.




I added my long-missing-now-found whale cutting board and some blue touches on the shelf above the stove and then changed out the towels.  Simple and bright changes.








I set our dining room for a summer gathering and even made an old-school paper chain-link banner for the window.




I changed out our vintage door by taking down the plates, for now, so that I could add some artwork.






More graphic black and white touches with some colorful flowers and napkins.


Decorating-with-Summer-Flowers copy


And of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without some cake and berries.  How cute are these cake toppers?  This was my first attempt at a “naked-cake”, but I must admit, I totally cheated.  I bought a cake at the grocery store bakery and scraped off the icing partially.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.




And while I was snapping away pictures, Hannah Mae decided this would be the first time she would let me get a picture where she looked at the camera.  Even though her ear is “inside-out” as usual, I felt it was fitting that she closed things out for us.




With spring being so late around here, our outdoor spaces are still getting a pollen clean up and are a work in process.  We do have one outdoor seating area we pulled together if you want to take a look at that.

I want to say thank you to our lovely host, Gina of Shabby Creek Cottage.


I am the last stop for today, but tomorrow you will be starting with the lovely Craftberry Bush.  Stop by to her amazingly creative home.

The rest of the stops today are as follows:
Rooms for Rent
East Egg Style
Thistlewood Farms
Decor Adventures
House no 124 (Find it at Shabby Creek Cottage)

Many of the items you see featured in my tour can be found in our shop, stop on by.




Thank you so much for joining me on the Summer Tour of Homes today.




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18 thoughts on “Summer Home Tour – Farmhouse Fresh”


  1. Your house looks lovely!! It looks very farmhouse modern. And I know how difficult it is to run a business from home — you see what you need to do for the business and the housework all at the same time. You can’t get away from it. I did my white glove test and I vote the house in A-! condition. 🙂 Big Hugs!!

  2. Beautiful home! I love that the cake was from the grocery store and you scraped off some of the icing. I bought a pecan pie once and covered it with foil to make it look more “homemade”!

  3. Beautiful home! I love that you bought the cake and scraped off some of the icing. I bought a pecan pie once and covered it with foil to look more “homemade”!

  4. Your home looks beautiful, and ready for some summer fun! I laughed when I read that you sit at the sink side of the island, I do the same! I much prefer sitting across from the people/person I’m dining with. I call it sitting side-saddle!

  5. Hi Laura, This has absolutely nothing to do with your home tour…although I always love seeing the changes! But I was wondering if Hannah is wearing a citronella collar? If so, how is it working for her?

    🙂 Christie

  6. Love, love, oh wait…..LOVE those towels!!!!! Cutest EVER!

    Your house is so pretty and Hannah Mae stole my heart. 🙂

    Happy tour day to you!

  7. I’ve always loved your home, Laura, and as we don’t see it all the time on your blog this is a great treat. I love your style…relaxed, cozy and YOU!

    Hope your business is going well! 🙂

    Jane x

  8. lovely home! I love a fresh white kitchen like yours. Where did you get your dining room rug? I want one.

  9. Always a joy to stop in and see what’s new, Laura! I love your eclectic touches and wall galleries so much! So much depth, lots of layering. Thanks for inspiring me in new ways today!

  10. You home is lovely! I really love the vintage door and the green console table. Everything is so well put together. Well done! And yes, I agree that it’s very difficult to get you home looking nice and tidy all the time while you run your business from home.

  11. This is beautiful! I have been trying to figure out how to elegantly decorate our home with farmhouse touches and you have given be some great ideas! Thank you for sharing