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2017 Summer Home Tour

Welcome to the Summer Tour of Homes sponsored by Marty of a Stroll Thru Life!  If you are here visiting from The Chronicles of Home, welcome!  I’m so glad to have you here!  Wasn’t Jennifer’s summer home just lovely!    For my 2017 summer home tour I decided to go bold or go home!   If you follow me regularly, you know that I typically decorate with neutrals, but do like to add pops of seasonal color.

2017 Summer Home Living Room

I rehung my black and white buffalo check curtains in my living room and you can see that my pop of color is a bright, fuchsia pink!

2017 Summer Home Gray Tufted Chair Floral Pillow

Isn’t this floral print amazing!  I fell in love the moment I laid eyes on it!

2017 Summer Home Black Fireplace

I painted my fireplace mantel black!  As I was painting it, I was worried I had made a big mistake, but now that it’s finished, I really like the contrast of the bold black against the faux shiplap wall.

2017 Summer Home Sofa Lancaster Sign

Here’s the other side of the room with my white sofa and bold pops of fuchsia, black, and white.  The fuchsia pillow covers are from Pottery Barn.  I got them years ago and never used them.   I paired them with black and white pillow covers from Ikea and I made the lumbar pillow from a table runner that I found at HomeGoods.  I love to repurpose fabrics!

2017 Summer Home Entryway bench

I got a new bench for this small half wall.  It’s from Target and is the Windsor bench from their outdoor furniture line.  I loved the lines and that it is small, so I can move it to other rooms easily or even on my porch.  It will also give us a few extra seats when we have company.  Now lets head into the dining room.

2017 Summer Tour - Dining Room

My antique dresser/buffet also underwent a transformation to black.  I love how it turned out with the original brass hardware.  I’ll be sharing more about what paint I used for this project in a separate post.

2017 Summer Home Vintage Scale

And, here’s my latest treasure!  I found this vintage scale on Craigslist for $30!  It’s in great condition and it looks so pretty holding some summertime fuchsia flowers.

2017 Summer Home Dining Room

To bring in a little more color, I used green accents here and there with limes, some clipped Hosta leaves, and a few live plants.

2017 Summer Home Tablescape

2017 Summer Home Lime and Green Centerpiece

Here’s a shot into my kitchen.  This is the most difficult area for me to photograph because of the direct light from the kitchen window.  But, here’s a shot so you can get an idea of the space.

2017 Summer Home Kitchen

Opposite the kitchen counter is my rolling kitchen cart that Mark built for me.  Above it we made a wall chart chalkboard.  It was an easy project and I’ll be sharing the tutorial soon.

2017 Summer Home Kitchen Cart

2017 Summer Home Wall Chart Chalkboard

Now let’s head upstairs to our master bedroom.  I continued the pink theme here, but instead of a bright and bold fuchsia pink, I brought in a softer, peachy pink with an inexpensive quilt from HomeGoods.

2017 Summer Home - Bedroom

Old shutters got a fresh coat of white paint and I love how they look against the faux planked wall.

2017 Summer Home - Nightstand shutters

And, what would a home tour be without a photo of my sweet mascot, Sadie!  You guys, this girl is a serious diva.  I literally have to chase her out of my camera shots!  There were so many pics with this girl in them, but this is the one I chose to share!

I made the sanctuary sign and I may sell it in my Etsy shop if there is interest.

2017 Summer Home - Sadie Sanctuary Sign

Thanks so much for stopping by today for my summer home tour!  Next up is the fabulous Melaine from My Sweet Savannah.    Melaine’s home is gorgeous and is so warm and welcoming.  Truly, one of my favorite blogs – you don’t want to miss this stop!   The Summer Tour of Homes runs all week and the full schedule is below with links to each home.

2017 Summer Home - Front Door Oh Happy Day


Monday – June 12

A Stroll Thru Life

Pink Peppermint Design


Nesting With Grace

Life On Virginia Street

Decor to Adore

Tuesday – June 13

Thrifty & Chic

21 Rosemary Lane

Decorating Delirium

The Chronicles of Home

Hymns & Verses

My Sweet Savannah

Wednesday – June 14

Life Love Larson

Making Home Base

Inspiration for Moms

Duke Manor Farm

ZDesign At Home

Our Fifth House

Thursday – June 15

Life & Home @ 2102

It All Started With Paint

Simply Stylings

11 Magnolia Lane

Remodelando La Casa

Southern Hospitality

Fri – June 16

Refresh Restyle

Far Above Rubies

Our Southern Home

Simple Details

Haneen’s Haven

Common Ground


2017 Summer Home Tour


LeAnn Kramer

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Love your decorating style and ideas! I live in the Lancaster PA area as well! Would love to get your ideas for a few dilemmas I have in my home!?!?

Doreen Cagno

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Hi, LeAnn.

I'd love to help you! I'm super busy right now with some big projects and then going on vacation the week of June 12! Could I get in touch with you once I'm back?

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Wednesday 19th of September 2018

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Saturday 28th of April 2018

Love this room!! Would you mind sharing the name of the fabric used for the floral pillows? They are absolutely beautiful.

Doreen Cagno

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

Hi, Sarah. The fabric was purchased at JoAnn's last year and was actually not a decor fabric, but apparel. But, I just loved the print! Wish I could help further.

Liz PittmAn

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Can you tell me the brand, color and finish (satin, egg shell) of the wall color used with the black and white pics. Buffalo plaid curtains, white couch w hot pink pillows, kitchen w w small checked chairs. This whole color scheme is what I’m seriously trying to achieve. Would love the white tone paint color info please!!!!

Doreen Cagno

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Liz. The paint color I used is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter in Eggshell finish. The trim color is Benjamin Moore Simply White.

Mathieu morin

Thursday 22nd of March 2018

Hello! Nice work, looks really amazing !

I would like to know the paint color you choose in the living room.


Doreen Cagno

Friday 23rd of March 2018

Hi. The paint color is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.