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Colorful Summer Home Tour

I'm so excited to share my home with you today as part of the summer home tours hosted by my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. There are 30 beautiful homes full of Summer decor inspiration.

If you're joining me from Sarah's house at Life On Virginia Street, welcome! I just love her beautiful home. Are you following her kitchen makeover? 
Oh, I can't wait to see that transformation!

I hope you get a chance to visit all the homes. The links are at the end of this post.

Our Summer Home Tour

If you're new around here, I've been changing things in our home for the past six years, trying to update and give character to our house, one DIY project at a time.

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summer mantel

Lately, I've been enjoying neutral décor, but this Summer, perhaps due to all the rain we've had, I decided to embrace color and put a cheerful mood into our main rooms.

It all started here in the family room, the most used space. Many of the décor pieces came from our patio. If we can't enjoy the outdoors, we better bring them inside!

My collection of bottles and colorful books was the icing on the cake. I sprinkled them all around.

The nesting tables and rug are patio décor items that I haven't been able to use out there.

And nothing like flowers to bring happiness to a room! 

This is the only bouquet of peonies I've enjoyed this year. 💗
A colorful summer mantel
Rug  |  Coffee Table  |  Mirror

The kitchen usually gets a few changes, mainly on the cupboards.
Kitchen Makeover  |  York Three Light Pendant  |  School House Ceiling Light

Blue glasses replaced the usual bowls and cups I store on the shelves. They give the kitchen a breeze atmosphere.
Kitchen with blue glassware on shelves
Range Hood Makeover  |  Area Rug  |  Plate Rack

I'm still infatuated with the color pink. Here, the pink roses make a good contrast to all the blues.

The kitchen island stayed like this for ten minutes. It's like it has a magnet for clutter. Geez, everybody drops stuff on it.
kitchen and home office for summer
Kitchen Island Makeover  |  Kitchen Stools   |  Wooden Crate

Let's go to my office, my happy space. 😉

Well, my wonderful space!
All those colorful books make me happy.

Most of the books and bottles are thrifty finds.

But, there in between them are books I really like.

In this little nook, I finally installed those sconces, another thrifty find from years ago. They're totally decorative. I'm looking for some good battery-operated lights to fit in there.
Wall Art  |  Bench  |  

Well, you know I like a good DIY, and this is so easy and charming...

Clear glass bottles were transformed with the power of this spray paint. 💙💙
painted blue bottles with yellow flowers

Finally, the adjacent living room, where a couple of prints give it a summery vibe.
Coffee Table  |  Rug  | Wall Art |

Lamp  |  DIY Board & Batten Wall  | Armillary Sphere

It was fun to decorate the main level of our home for Summer. I'm working on updating the master bathroom, which means our entire second-story floor is in complete chaos. 

It's nice to come downstairs and enjoy the order and color in these rooms!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed the tour and really hope you stop by again soon.

The tours continue tomorrow with Christy at Our Southern Home.

Here's the lineup for the entire tour:

2018 Summer Home Tour

Monday - June 11

Tuesday - June 12

Wednesday – June 13

Thursday – June 14

Fri –June 15

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  1. Love the color pops. What a breath of fresh they bring. Lovely tour!! ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  2. Gosh I love all the color so much. My favorite view is from the kitchen to the bookshelf. Love the arrangement of books so much.

    1. Awww thanks Julia! I think that's also my favorite. 😘

  3. Love your home! Gorgeous peonies, and sea glass bottles!

    1. They're enchanting flowers. I love them SO much! It's hard to see them complete their cycle. Thanks for your sweet words my friend!

  4. Gorgeous!! I love the way you added fun colors with accessories. The books, bottles, and art are perfect pops of color.

    1. Thanks Stacey! I guess that's one of the advantages of using lots of white on big surfaces. ;)

  5. Love the pops of color everywhere. Your kitchen is one of my all time favorites and I adore how you arranged all the books by color, so cool. I think my favorite is the fabulous art in the living room and those pretty pillows. I don't recall seeing those, love it all. Thanks so much for joining the tours, your home is always full of tons of inspiration and I am following along on the bathroom makeover too.

    1. Thanks so much for having me on the tour, Marty! I got the prints from an Etsy merchant, the link is on the post. And thanks so much for following the bath makeover. Oh, today I was up there in the attic checking the space behind the shower. I know, super fun! 🙄

  6. As a lover of color this tour hits all the right notes! Your fun bookcase and fabulous kitchen are true summer perfection.

  7. could your home be any more beautiful! love love all the color that you have sprinkled around, especially in your "happy place" wonder. it is making me smile just looking at it.

  8. Oh Cristina the color you have injected into your home is so beautiful. I adore the colored books in the white bookcase. I have always wanted to do that!

  9. Your house looks amazing. I just love your kitchen for any season. I love the colors.

  10. Oh,Cristina! What a fun read your tour was. I just love your use of color and all of the fun elements like the game table!

  11. Beautiful use of color! I love that you're not afraid of color and showing off your style. So pretty! Color gals unite, I'm a color lover too!

  12. I love all your colours, what a beautiful home, I must visit someday!

  13. I enjoy the home tour. I love the colorful things you added to the design. And your book collection is so amazing!!
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  14. I just love your colourful accents! Your home is so beautiful and inviting!! Happy summer friend!! Xo Heather

  15. Cristina--all of your pretty summer colors are so cheerful and happy! I love "visiting" your home and seeing what you've done recently. Those color-coded books are perfect! Happy summer and thanks for sharing the tour with us again! XO, Christy

  16. I adore your colorful home, Cristina! What a beautiful collection of, the colors! I love the addition of the pink...I’ve been adding little pops of pink, too!

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