Summer Home Tour – with the bHome bloggers

 This week we are officially throwing open doors & windows to the summer sun & breeze.

Welcoming longer days, warmer nights and YOU to the bHome Summer Open House Tour.

bHome Bloggers are sharing how we decorate, accessorize & summer-ize our homes & hosting a give away

bhome summer open house graphic

Whether you live where the sun shines warmly most of the year, or where the ground recently thawed, summer has a special feel.

Colors get brighter, fabrics lighter, iconic summer items come out of the closets & a touch of whimsy is in order. 

Put that all together with style and you have the bHome Summer Open House Tour!

31 homes, 31 styles, countless points of inspiration and a generous Painted Fox Treasures Give Away!

Vintage tote with flowers

Summer Decor Cottage Style 

You know I don’t like to define my decorating style – don’t hem me in – ’cause really, my style is a mixture of all I love and what works for the house or space.  

I truly believe, if you listen, a house will speak to you & tell you what it needs to look best.

I am not nuts – trust me & just listen… 

My house speaks cottage fluently, but is comfortable conversing in traditional, shabby, boho and knows a bit of modern too. But in the summertime cottage is the language of choice.

Summer decor cottage style

A vintage straw tote filled with snapdragons, books pulled off the shelves and my favorite watering can combine to say summer in cottage speak. 

Summer decor cottage style

The family room hearth always gets a new look for each season…winter, spring, summer…

I’ll get back to you on fall! 

Summer decor cottage style

Can’t take things too seriously in the summer and it is good to wear a hat in the sun!

Bring in a bit of whimsy for fun.

Summer decor cottage style

Colors, textures & even furniture change in the summer.

Not usually  a pink girl ( but decidedly a peony girl ), I put this vignette together on an airy, gold leafed & kinda mod accent table I picked up at Home Goods.

I put the wooden side table away until the leaves change again.

Summer decor cottage style

No summer cottage look is complete without a few shells, some wicker touches & flowers ~ buckets of them!

It summer so let’s go outside…

Here in SoCal summer can be hot hot hot…and dry.  Succulents are my container plant of choice even in my “fountain”.

 Succulents in a fountain

Summer seems to be as busy as the rest of the year, but once in a while I actually sit out here.  

…Maybe I should get hats for the lions too!

Artificial grass a guide

This is going to be such a fun week touring all around! My friends Ursula, Shannon & Ann are sharing today too – stop by & visit them.  Then more on Tuesday thru Friday.  See the end of the post for the full line up.

Home Made by Carmona

AKA Design

On Sutton Place

My Soulful Home

While it is great to bop from blog to blog to enjoy each home tour you can get it all and more all in one place with bHome ~ the app.  

Download bHome & leave a comment on any of our blogs with your bHome Username for a chance to win a $200 Painted Fox gift certificate.

Already downloaded ( love that! ) then simply leave your Username.  Winner will be notified on bHome on June 20th.

Android Users, don’t fret ~ we promise to host another give away when you can join us.  For now sign up to be notified as soon as your version is released.

Download bHome for free to your phone and take us with you wherever you go.  bHome is your home on mobile.  

Come see what all the buzz is about, chat with us about summer decor, get a chance to win & so much more! 

bHome the app** Kelly **


Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Garden Therapy

At The Picket Fence

Unskinny Boppy

Miss Mustard Seed

French Country Cottage




Housepitality Designs

Craftberry Bush

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Shabby Art Boutique

Setting For Four

A Healthy Life For Me

Home Made by Carmona


Southern Hospitality

Top This Top That

Rooms FOR Rent

Savvy Southern Style

Lilacs & Longhorns

Eclectically Vintage

Cynthia Weber Design


Maison de Pax

Buckets of Burlap

Love of Home


Edith & Evelyn

Inspired By Charm

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    • says

      Thank you! You know you can change your Username by just Tapping your status or popping into settings. But don;t change it yet! Not until the give away is over! Good luck!

  1. says

    Kelly, love the way you describe your style/home. I feel the same way in how your home truly speaks to you in all languages. Your home certainly speaks Cottage so eloquently. Beautiful details that speak summer. Happy to be partying with you this week and happy to be a part of the wonderful bHome Community.

  2. says

    I am so excited to visit all the blogs on this amazing tour… Your vignettes are styled beautifully Kelly and I adore the photo of your pool area. How lovely it would be to sit and sip on that lovely patio overlooking such prettiness!
    I am so pleased to be part of this wonderful App and the tour… I’m up with the great gals on Thursdays crew !

  3. says

    I love how fresh and lovely everything is! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.
    I love that you allow various styles to speak to you and infuse your home during various seasons, definitely taking a page from that book!

  4. says

    I love your summer touches, Kelly! The hearth is styled so beautifully and I could just spend all day in your backyard – GORGEOUS!
    I’m so excited about this tour and can’t wait to see all of the beautiful decorating from our amazing bHome bloggers!

  5. Heidi says

    Absolutely beautiful! I have a traditional home but love to infuse cottage style into it. Others too!

  6. Gretta says

    Love what you have done with your water feature I can myself sitting in your yard by the pool reading, so relaxing.

  7. says

    Kelly, your home is lovely all year round, but I do love those summer touches you’ve added. Shells always do it for me for that relaxed summer feel. I’m so excited to be included and following along with this fabulous bHome tour.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  8. says

    I love the straw bag with the flowers so cute! I have one from my grandmother. I have to go dig it out! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • says

      I have a bit of an obsession with these straw totes – even the cheesier ones. Funny they remind me of my grandma Dolores. She brought one back years ago from a trip to Spain & I was hooked

  9. says

    I love your style Kelly! It is right up my alley. I could certainly use a dip in that stunning pool right about now. Only 102 degrees here in South Carolina today:)

  10. says

    Your house is divine! I pinned your gorgeous pool for our “someday” list- and I vote yes for hats for the lions – or maybe some vintage sunglasses –
    Would love to enter the contest- Bhome looks fabulous- my user name is
    le beau chaton

  11. says

    Your home is lovely and it speaks Summer so well….as though it were its native language. The snapdragons are so beautiful…..I have a snapdragon story but I’ll save that for another time….me and my stories! It’s so wonderful to be a part of the bHome family and a part of our first tour!

  12. tmgilleland says

    Any place where the whole week’s line up is? It has through the 19th but I can’t find today’s which Thursday. Some don’t even have where the main links are found. Thank you for posting links to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s.

    I enjoyed looking at your site.

    • says

      Thanks so much for following the tour! The links come out each day as the posts are published live. I just added Thursday’s line up to my post. Tomorrow I will add in Friday and the tour will be complete. I am not sure what you mean by the main links, but all the links you need to see Monday – Thursday are here now & tomorrow Friday will be there as well. Thanks so much – glad you are enjoying our bHome Summer Open House!!

  13. Cassandra E says

    I’m coming back around taking a tour of the tours. I too love wicker, and am obsessed also with basket totes. My cousin got my Gramma’s adorable totes, and I’ve been looking to replicate them. Thanks for the lovely house tour! Cassandra E bHome

  14. Mary says

    Your home is beautiful . So excited about bHome and the sweepstakes. My bHome username is maggie66. Thanks

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