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!
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!
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.
A vintage straw tote filled with snapdragons, books pulled off the shelves and my favorite watering can combine to say summer in cottage speak.
I’ll get back to you on fall!
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.
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.
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”.
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!
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.
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.
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!