Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunny and Bright Summer Home Tour

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Welcome to the 2016 Sunny and Bright Summer Homes Tour hosted by Terri of Our Good Life.
Terri is such a gracious and very talented blogger.
We are so glad you are here.
Our tour schedule this week is
Monday:  Laura at White Spray Paint
Tuesday : Stacey at Poofing the Pillows
Wednesday:  Joyce at At Home with Jemma
Thursday:  Terri at Our Good Life
Friday: Laura at Decor to Adore
Let’s get started!
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Today’s tour is of two areas in our home that are places of comfort
to get out of the fierce South Texas summer heat:
the living room and our kitchen sitting area.
It is no surprise that I love blue and white and flea market finds.
In our living room,
I didn’t need another dining table , but when I saw the one above at a church rummage sale
several years ago, I couldn’t resist.
It has often served as an extra dining table when needed, but recently, I have used
it as a library table.
I added some of my favorite design and garden books and of course more blue and white,
and I now have a ‘library’ in our living room.Sunny and Bright LR
The living room has always been a challenge to arrange because it is
long and narrow. My philosophy about design challenges in our home is
fairly simple: 
After talking the problem to death with our three daughters,
I just ignore the problem and do what I like.
This spring and summer
that has been the addition of hot pink to match my favorite bougainvillea
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Earlier this summer, I also added apple green in our
kitchen sitting area, and I love how the green looks with blue and white.
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This is the perfect place to read books from my ‘library’,
and it also the perfect place to call Daughters #1,2,and 3 on the phone and go a bridge too far with
my decorating questions.

I always know when that has happened because they begin by saying,
“Mother, we talked about that…”
And then I get off the phone and do what I want.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and home and thank you to Terri for including me in the
Sunny and Bright Summer Homes Tour.

Don’t forget to visit everyone!



Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I adore your decorating style, Laura and you have made it even more Summery by adding these glorious hues of pink!
So many pretty details and the Library table is the best idea ever, such a gorgeous piece of furniture too.
Happy Summer Time!

Stacey said...

"a bridge too far" I love that!! Your home is beautiful and I always love seeing pictures of it.

Creations By Cindy said...

I surely had a good chuckle about talking to the three daughters and them saying "Mother, we've already talked about this" and then you wind up doing what you want too anyway! CRACKED ME UP! I know where you are coming from. The exact same thing happens between me and my three daughters too! Love it! I do love your splashes of pink my friend. Everything looks so inviting. But you know by now I am a huge fan of your blue and white! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the idea of the table for a library. How fun is that and I love your style too. Hot pink, zebra and apple green certainly go with anything in my book.

Eilis said...

I just love your style! Everything looks cool and refreshing (which we need for these crazy hot summer days).

Decor To Adore said...

Your collection of blue and white has me seeing green. Truly fantastic! I adore the pairing with the pink.

Unknown said...

Beautiful tour, Laura! I think I drive my daughter crazy too with my never ending "I need your honest opinon"!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing all of the great photos to go along with all information on how you planned your room.

Bonnie said...

I could not have passed up the table either because it is a perfect library table in your room. I'm a great blue and white fan and like your green and fushia accents very much.
I always enjoy your daughter wisdom.

Theresa said...

Beautiful home! Love the colors:). So pretty. Have a blessed week! Hugs

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

I love it all! Your home is so warm and welcoming and I wish I could drop by for a cup of coffee and a visit. Well, maybe lemonade in this heat. Happy week!

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for inviting us into your beautiful home. It is beautiful and welcoming and washed with natural light.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I enjoyed the little tour - as I have said before, I too love blue and white. It was great to see the little splashes of hot pink; I also love bougainvillea. Have a wonderful day, Laura.

Unknown said...

Your summery home is beautiful. I am especially drawn to all of the blue and white which I have a little bit of an obsession with myself. I also have the same dining table that I found on Craigslist. I love the idea of making it into a library table as we hardly ever use the dining room for sit down dinners. We have a huge number of books too and I think this would be a grand way to showcase some of them. Thank you for the inspiration Laura!
Blessings dear lady,

Rita C at Panoply said...

Happy Summer, Laura! I have a long, narrow family room that presents its challenges too, and I like your idea of the dining table used for a library table. Very smart. Both your greens and pinks bring that pop to the spaces that speaks of the season. I like both!

JB said...

I love your pink and green! It looks beautiful with the blue. You do good work my friend!

Pura Vida said...

I am in love with your mix of colors...beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

It looks great. I love all the blue and white!

Chloe Crabtree said...

What a lovely, lovely home. I really like all your blue and white porcelain. I have just two pieces on my new dining table and really want to add some more. I will keep my eye out. the pops of the bougainvillea magenta is a nice summery feel. Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! I hope you join us each Monday evening at 8:00 PM. I am pinning this to my Home Tour PInterest board!

Jaybird said...

I am laughing....I do the same thing with daughter and sister-in-law...with the same outcome I might add :^)
HOWEVER...your doing what you want is beautiful, and mine not so much!! Everything looks calm and cool and welcoming! It will only be improved with bouquets of your gorgeous zinnias!
Blessings to you,

Jeanie said...

I've said it before but I adore your blue-and-white! It feels like summer in your world and I love it!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

So beautifully decorated! Love the simple elegance and how beautifully you used blue and white throughout your home! Love the splashes of color with the neutrals, gorgeous and elegant! Thanks for the tour:) Hugs, Poppy

Unknown said...

What a fearless use of patterns!

This is the first time I did a double-take on a zebra rug. I usually run away from animal prints but this, made me look twice and actually study how you decorated your space.

Sandra Lee said...

The pop of apple green is a beautiful touch!

Pam Richardson said...

I so enjoyed the summer tour of your home. The table is perfect as a library table! Blue and white is a favorite, it is always classic! Happy weekend, Pam @ Everyday Living

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Laura, such a beautiful, warm inviting home. Love your pops of apple green! Have a wonderful

Unknown said...

Laura your home is lovely! I love your blue & white collection!! Susan

Chloe Crabtree said...

I hope you come on back to the Celebrate Your Story link party this week, we are featuring your summer home tour! Here is the link : I hope we cee you there!

My thrift store addiction said...

Laura, your bougainvillea is stunning! Love all of your summer touches! Blessings, Cecilia

Lisa said...

Your home is beautiful Laura and I love that touch of hot pink!
I can totally relate with the mother/daughter conversations. My oldest finally told me, "Mother if I have to explain twerking 1 more time..." LOL What can I say I had a senior moment and forgot.


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