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Summer Simplicity Home Tour

Today, I am excited to join 30 other bloggers sharing their summer inspiration. This is my Summer Simplicity Home Tour.

In the busyness of summer fun, I crave a calming vibe in my home.

Here’s how I cut back on my home decor to create Summer Simplicity in my home.

sunroom with woven wood shades and natural wood furniture

Today, I am so excited to be participating in the Blogger’s Best Summer Home Tour 2022 hosted by my sweet friend Kelly from the Tattered Pew.

She always brings such amazing and talented bloggers together and it’s a joy to see all the inspiration everyone shares.

If you are here from Lora Bloomquist’s blog, then welcome to Noting Grace. I am a fellow vintage decor lover. And her cabin style decor made me want to escape to a cabin for a quick vacay!

Summer Simplicity Home Tour

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sunroom with white furniture black windows and woven wood shades surrounded by greenery

My oldest is home from his first year at college and it’s already been a fun whirlwind having everyone under one roof again.

Since I am finding we are busy and on the go spending time together, when I come home, I want to be welcomed with calm.

living room styled for summer with whites, wood grains and grays

So I have pared back on my decor to invoke a come sit down and rest a while feeling.

Recently, I found some wonderful items at Walmart and gave my living room a quick update for not a lot of money.

living room styled for summer with whites, wood grains and grays
living room styled for summer with whites, wood grains and grays

This old trunk came from my father-in-law and I just love how low profile it is.

Plus, he built a frame with wheels so it’s super easy to move!

living room styled for summer with whites, wood grains and grays

Woods and Whites are on the scene in this room with small hints of gray.

I decided to keep my mantel decorated with just a few, neutral items.

living room styled for summer with whites, wood grains and grays
living room styled for summer with whites, wood grains and grays

I just shared how we rearranged our furniture to create a keeping room.

Since this room is adjacent to our kitchen, this has helped make this room flow all the more.

Tufted chair with white pillow and basket side table holding a bowl of flowers
long view of an eat in kitchen with a simple place setting in front of a bay window

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long view of an eat in kitchen with a simple place setting in front of a bay window

Keeping with Summer simplicity in my home tour, my kitchen is pretty low-key.

Clear counters (except when the boys pile my sink with dishes!), plain tablescape and open space are key.

simple summer table setting with woven mats white plates and napkins with a vintage crock filled with tulips
simple summer table setting with woven mats white plates and napkins with a vintage crock filled with tulips

I’ve had these woven hyacinth placemats for the past few years and they still are my favorite.

It adds texture without being too busy.

simple summer table setting with woven mats white plates and napkins with a vintage crock filled with tulips

And keeping things simple, I opted to leave silverware off the tablesetting.

Again – the goal is calm summer simplicity.

simple summer table setting with woven mats white plates and napkins with a vintage crock filled with tulips

This old pottery pitcher is a vintage find of mine.

I filled it with faux tulips and love how it adds some whimsy to the space.

simple summer table setting with woven mats white plates and napkins with a vintage crock filled with tulips

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wood framed screening with a wreath hanging over a small wall shelf
simple summer table setting with woven mats white plates and napkins with a vintage crock filled with tulips

My favorite room is right next to our Living Room and Kitchen.

Come and sit a spell in my sunroom.

vintage hall tree in a white sunroom with black windows with woven wood shades
sunroom with white furniture black windows and woven wood shades surrounded by greenery

This room is filled with lots of woods, whites and greenery.

Some are real, but most are faux.

sunroom with white furniture black windows and woven wood shades surrounded by greenery
White brick walls with unfinished wood furniture behind a white slipcovered couch with better homes and gardens trellis pillows

This old dresser is an old DIY project from years ago, but it’s still one of my favorite pieces.

Even with the missing drawer!

sunroom with woven wood shades and natural wood furniture
romabio masonry flat white brick wall with textured pottery and old books on a natural dresser

The two smaller vases are my latest crafts I’ve completed using baking soda and acrylic paint.

I love the textured look the vases add to the space.

White Painted Ceramics on a unfinished dresser with old books
sunroom with woven wood shades and natural wood furniture

On the other side of the room is where I start my day.

I’m working on being more intentional with my time, creating a slow start before the craziness of the day takes over.

light and bright sunroom with woven wood shades and a tufted armchair
light and bright sunroom with woven wood shades and a tufted armchair

The sun streams in late in the afternoon which makes the sunroom rather warm.

But I still love to steal a moment or two in this room posting to instagram, taking a phone call, or simply resetting my mind between tasks.

romabio masonry flat white brick wall with armchair and tobacco basket and greenery

Shop My Sunroom

sunroom with woven wood shades and natural wood furniture

So that wraps up my Summer Simplicity Home Tour.

I hope this inspired you and encouraged you to hopefully find a moment of calm if you have a busy summer like we do!

If you are looking for tutorials of my DIYs in this post, just scroll to the bottom where I’ve linked them all.

Next on the blog hop is Lynne from My Family Thyme. You will love her easy tips to add touches of summer to your home.

Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew / Cottage On Bunker Hill / She Gave It A Go

Cottage In The Mitten / Stonegable / My Wee Abode

Tuesday’s Tours

Thistle Key Lane / Midwest Life & Style / White Lilac Farmhouse

My Thrift Store Addiction / Willow Bloom Home Blog / Dabbling and Decorating

Wednesday’s Tours

Bricks ‘n Blooms /Amy Sadler Designs / Peacock Ridge Farm

White Arrows Home / Pasha Is Home / The Ponds Farmhouse

Thursday’s Tours

Simply2Moms / Country Peony / Southern Home and Hospitality

Shiplap and Shells / Eleanor Rose Home / Cloches and Lavender

Friday’s Tours

Le Cultivateur / Lora Bloomquist Create & Ponder / Noting Grace

My Family Thyme / Vintage and Grace Living / County Road 407

DIYs and Tutorials in this Post

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37 Comments

  1. Love the white, wood & greenery in your sunroof! Are you satisfied with your slipcovered couch? The price is so reasonable! Thanks fir your input.

  2. Thank you Rachel! I have been working really hard at paring down my decor. When life is filled with overwhelm and there’s busyness everywhere you look, I find it hard to relax. So I’m glad to hear that the intention still looks pretty! Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words!

  3. Thanks Kristin! This is where I start my day in His word, so I love having my bibles there to reference. They each are different versions and really deepen the understanding of the scripture. Thanks for commenting, sweet friend!

  4. Thank you Jennifer! It’s a slow work in progress finding my style in this home. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Thanks Lora! I bet we could have fun hunting for vintage goodies for our homes! Have a great summer!

  6. Smoke and mirrors, my friend! I don’t do well with a cluttered house, so that’s a personal thing I try to tackle everyday. But clean…just don’t look too closely! LOL

    Thanks for your kinds words! And yes – I’m in that chair at least once a day!

  7. Thanks Julie! That bowl is filled with faux florals. I got them many many moons ago when we lived in Vegas. I’ll try to find a link to something similar! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. You have such a beautiful home!!! I LOVE how simple you have made it. The sunroom is stunning and I adore that dresser! All of the mirrors in your home are amazing as well. I’m all about simple this summer too and your home is the epitome of that.

  9. I love your decor! Your sunroom corner would be a favorite spot for me and I love the way you displayed your ironstone and stack of bibles!

  10. Looks like you and I both loved the pretty green lantern from the Target dollar spot! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your home is lovely, as always, Jenn… and I’m all for more simple and calm this season, as well. It just seems to ‘fit’ better with the new My Wee Abode, too! Is the bowl of flowers and greens faux or real? Would love a link!

  11. Your home is so beautiful and restful. Perfect for a relaxing summer. It was so much fun hopping with you this week. Hugs and blessings to you.

  12. Jen, your summer tour is so lovely, and I’m throughly enjoying every room. The old trunk on casters is such a treasure, and I love the vintage jug on your dining table. BTW I’m thinking about adding bamboo shades in two bedrooms and would love a good source if you have one.

  13. Hi Jen, your summer tour is simple yet elegant! I love the greenery and natural textures you implemented. It’s been a pleasure to join you this week on the tours and today for Welcome Home Saturday! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  14. Jen,
    Everything looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing such lovely inspiration -pinned!
    xoxo,
    Brendt

  15. Your home looks so beautiful! I especially love your gallery wall. It’s always so good to have everyone back home. Enjoy your time together! Happy summer and so nice hopping with you this week!

  16. Jen, I love your style! The dining nook is my favorite part,..just so pretty!!

  17. I always love touring your home, Jen. You have such a beautiful style. I love that comfy space in the corner with all the windows. I would sit there all day! Everything looks perfect for summer.

  18. Jen I am totally feeling your simple vibe! Your home seems cozy,calm and welcoming. So well done! Thank you for joining me this week so am so grateful! Pinning and happy summer!

  19. Jen, it is always a treat to visit your beautiful home! I love your simple, yet elegant style. You have definitely created tranquil, relaxing spaces with your use of woods, whites, and greenery. I love it! Pinned! Happy Summer, my friend!

  20. Your home is lovely. It’s so inviting and cozy where you just want to curl up on the couch with a good book.

  21. You summer home is beautiful and relaxing. You have many pretty wooden frames around wreaths, love that!

    I also like your coffee table and the pices in your sunroom!

    Pinned!

  22. Your home tour is so pretty, Jen. Sometimes less is more and you have nailed the simple and calming vibes. Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  23. I love all the white, woods, greenery and the summer freshness of your beautiful home! Everything looks so perfect and clean! How do you do it with a house full of boys? You must have trained them well. When I saw the chunky chair in the sunroom, I was like – that’s my spot. I bet it’s so fun scrolling IG plopped in there. Enjoyed hopping with you again. Happy summer!

  24. I love how your sunroom is open to your kitchen; the light streams in so beautifully! Your vintage finds are so pretty set against the simple white; I could live with that look very easily…but then I would have to part with all my fun stuff;) Thanks for the lovely tour, Jen and enjoy those boys at home!

  25. Jen,
    I loved all the greenery mixed with whites and neutrals. So much inspiration on this tour. Great job.