Adding my favorite hues to my home decor has made me fall in love with my house in a brand new way. I hope you enjoy this Indigo Blue Summer Home Tour as much as I do!
Remember those times when you were so excited for a certain day? Like a vacation? Or the prom? Maybe that first date...Or counting down the days until the first day of summer?
Well, that day is today for me and I am over-the-moon excited to be joining some amazing Rock Star bloggers as we share snippets of our homes all gussied up for summer.
So if you're new to Noting Grace, hello and welcome! Let me take a quick second to introduce myself. My name is Jen and I love to take old items from wretched discards to redeemed treasures - thus the name Noting Grace. Noticing grace in the cast off items and loving them back to life, like our Almost Farmhouse. After, moving back to Tennessee from seven years in Vegas, we have spent the last four years making over our dated fixer and I'm so glad you are here.
Grab a cuppa and make yourself at home while I show you around.
Our dog, Ollie must have overheard me talk about this tour and made sure to be in lots of photos. He's so excited to wag his tail and be the honorary tour guide for you.
But before we get into the nitty gritty, let me send out a huge thank you to Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage for putting this tour together and for inviting me into the fold. I'm so honored to be included and cannot wait to see what the other ladies share today.
Our Family Room
So if you would have been at my door a year ago, you would have seen neutral decor which was exactly what we needed as we transitioned from our Vegas home. But since I wanted to create a home filled with comfort, love and intention, it was time to add my favorite color - blue.
And I'm amazed at how much it has brought joy to my heart.
Since I love to surround myself with family treasures, I incorporate them in my decor.
Like this plantation desk from my husband's side and a printer's tray passed on to me from my momma.
Our couches are our newest decor addition. But I have to confess that these are not my dream couches. I would prefer french settees with all the curves that would make you swoon. But if you've been following along on our son's teen room redo, then you know that we have really tall boys.
And really tall boys don't fit particularly well on girly, curvy settees -and as if my house of testosterone even wants to sit on those girly, curvy settees. So I'm choosing function over form and it makes my heart happy when we can all sit as a family together.
My drop cloth covered bergere chair and ottoman fulfill that girly, curvy look I wanted. So this is my chair where I start my day with my cup of coffee and devotion. Isn't that woven pillow gorgeous?! I just purchased that at TJ Maxx and love how it looks in this room.
To update this little corner, I did a quick DIY for this tour and painted my green chicken coop cubbies a fun indigo blue.
I used milk paint and lightly distressed it to be mottled and weathered with hints of the original green coming through.
Since everyone wonders what to put on the TV wall to take away from the black rectangular hole that dominates the space, I had an idea.
So my solution was to frame our TV with my tobacco baskets I found for a steal. A few faux lemon wreaths from Hobby Lobby finish off the look.
And I just love how it looks! I must confess that this Kentucky girl is often staring at those baskets instead of the program we're watching!
Our Dining Room
So it was these French Doors into our Dining Room that made me fall in love with this house.
And this is the room where I first added the indigo blue last year.
When I painted my Knotty Pine Hutch blue, that's what began my love for bringing this color into my home.
Vintage blue plates and tarnished silver adorn the hutch and elicit a smile every single time I glance at them.
I've kept my tablescape simple with ticking stripe and glass bottles.
Ollie is eager to show you the last little corner of this indigo blue summer home tour.
Our Master Bedroom
My ticking stripe wreath hangs on our DIY Barn Door.
Mixed with hints of denim, it creates a particularly cozy feel to our bedroom.
This room used to be neutral as well.
But a quick switcharoo of curtains, artwork and decor items updated my master bedroom with my favorite color.
Earlier I dug through the garage and found a side table to paint. I love how it turned out!
A few years ago, I built this Blanket Ladder from scrap wood. I repurposed it into a towel rack for our bathroom. It pairs so nicely with our barn door.
So that wraps up our Indigo Blue Summer home tour and Ollie is worn out! Thank you for taking the time to visit - and if you are new here, I'd love to know that you stopped by. Leave me a comment below and let's connect!
Of course, make sure you stop by all the other ladies homes today. You will be amazed, inspired and in awe just as I am each time I visit!
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Lauren at Bless'er House
Bre at Rooms for Rent Blog
Liz Marie at Liz Marie Blog
Indigo Blue Summer Home Tour Decor Guide
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Tutorials in this Post
DIY Front Door Glass Insert
Numbered Staircase Makeover
Unfinished Natural Wood Dresser DIY
Grain Sack Striped Painted Ottoman
Vintage Spring Rocker Makeover
Dropcloth Covered Chair and Ottoman
Master Bedroom Makeover
DIY Barn Door
Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover
Decorating with Tobacco Baskets
Painting Knotty Pine Hutch
DIY Ticking Stripe Wreath