Summer Eclectic Home Tour 

June 1, 2016 | Home Tour, House

Welcome if you’re new here!  Even if you aren’t new, you’re in for a treat today as I partner up with some amazing eclectic bloggers to bring you a summer home tour!


The past few months have been a bit of a blur.  With design work, Hubby changing jobs, still hunting for flip house #6, and getting this new website together all while helping plan my sister-in-law’s wedding this past weekend, I’m not sure where 2016 has gone so far!  I’m ready to freshen things up a bit and jump head first into summer!


I’m in simplification mode.  My style often swings between maximalist and minimalist.  I’m pretty sure my little house has reached max capacity, so I’m on a “get rid of all the things” kick.  Anything that’s not currently in use (any maybe some things that are) are in danger of getting sold at a tag sale in a few weeks.


Part of my simplification also involved painting over my turquoise striped living room walls just a few weeks ago.  It’s amazing how a simple wall color shift changes the entire feel of a room!  I’m excited now to be able to bring in some more vibrant colors and patterns that having turquoise striped walls just didn’t allow.  Well, I mean I could have before, but I really didn’t want to give myself or my guest’s a headache from design over-load.


I will begrudgingly admit, almost half of my house is different grays now, but when I do color, I do COLOR- just check out our dining room.  I naturally have some projects planned for the dining room, but never fear, purple is not going anywhere.


If you know me at all, you know I love the story behind a home and my own home is no different.  The MCM dining chairs were a side of the road find and the piano, while it’s seen better days, was my grandmother’s piano that I grew up playing.


I’m not sure I’ve even photographed the bedroom as a whole in the past year since we uncovered and and had the original wide plank pine floors refinished.


Between the 116+ year old floors and my $10 tag sale rug, I could stare at this all day.




I was able to sneak up on an unwitting model as she slept.  #putacatonit


Next stop on today’s tour is Sarah at {Home-ology} Modern Vintage– pop on over, say HI and check out what space she’s sharing!  While you’re at it, check out all the tours so far from this week.  There’s been some pretty amazing spaces shared so far!!


The Striped House
Style Mutt Home
This is Our Bliss

Copper Dot Interiors (That’s me!)
{Home-ology} Modern Vintage
Up to Date Interiors
Bigger Than the Three of Us

Rain on a Tin Roof
58 Water Street
Domicile 37

Primitive & Proper
A Designer at Home
Suburban Bitches
Casa Watkins



26 thoughts on “Summer Eclectic Home Tour ”

    1. Thank you! I long for a true entryway in our next house, but it is nice to have at least some visual separation.

  1. Love it! Your bedroom floors are ahhmazing and that purple dining room is just great.

    1. Thank you! Aren’t the floors just delicious?? And to think they’ve been covered with plywood and carpet for probably the past 50+ years!

  2. I completely get where you’re coming from regarding the minimalist/maximalist issue. As a minimalist, I love clean spaces. Yet, I can never leave a great piece behind when I come across one. As a result, my house is always filled with more than I’m actually comfortable with. It’s a hoarder’s dilemma, I suppose. Anyhoo, I simply adore your refinished floors and that beautiful door. And is it weird that I’m in love with your flower arrangement? Because I am.

    1. Such a hoarder’s dilemma! Thanks so much for your sweet words! And no it’s not weird that you love the flowers- it’s actually the bridesmaid bouquet from my sister-in-law’s wedding this past weekend. Seed to Stem did such an amazing job with the flowers that I had to enjoy it for as long as possible!

  3. Your home is perfectly beautiful and a breathe of fresh air. I love the mint colored door and your purple dining room. What a find, your floors are gorgeous and to die for. I hope you find your flip house soon. I loved this tour and the backstories to your treasures.

  4. Hi Karen, is it totally weird that I want everything in your bedroom?! That dresser and headboard are fantastic 🙂 Your home is so bright and fun (and ready for summer!). Thanks for showing us around 😉

    1. Crazy price, right? I almost jumped for joy when I asked the price and she said “$10”. Thanks so much!

  5. OK. Here are the three things I’m OB-SESSED with in your tour. 1. The flower arrangement in the first pic is off the hook amazing. 2. The marbleized artwork over the piano… DIY? Nuts. And the sweet little painting in your bedroom on the easel. LOVE it!!

    1. I have secrets for all of them! 1. The flowers were the bridesmaid bouquet left over from my sister-in-laws wedding. Seed to Stem knocked the flowers out of the park and my sister in law’s bouquet was A MAZ ING! 2. Yup, DIY, how’d you guess ;-). It’s a piece of marbled paper Mod Modged onto a large canvas and framed with a thrift store frame (naturally). 3. Can you believe that painting is paint by numbers?? I got the kit as a gift a couple years ago and it was so fun to paint! So now you know all my secrets 😉

  6. Hi, Karen! So nice to meet you through this tour. 🙂 I enjoyed seeing your home and really loved all the personal touches. The marble artwork is so great, and since I read the comments I know how to make my own. And I say this all the time, but I never find amazing stuff when I’m thrift shopping, like your $10 rug. Score for you!

  7. Love your new website design!! Your summer tour is lovely. I really like all of the color, dining room chandy, and your grandmother’s piano. So special! The floors and rug in your bedroom are amazing. I could stare at them all day too. 😉

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