Summer Tour of Homes

Coastal Farmhouse Summer Tour

Hi friends, thank you all for coming on over today to take my coastal farmhouse tour. A big thank you to Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage   for including me in this amazing group of summer house tours! If you are coming from The Inspired Room , wow right?! Melissa has such a signature style and it is always a treat to see her home.

Living steps from the bay this is a great time of year to decorate and organically infuse all that I love about where I live {Eastern Long Island} into my home. We spend most of our summer days at the beach, so driftwood, seashells and anything else found along the beach are just a few things you will find throughout my home this time of year.

Welcome to my summer home…

Summer Tour- Casual & Coastal Family Room

 This is our family room, our one in all room. Our home was renovated in 2005 and this room was originally 2+ rooms. The room is very large so the white slipcovered sectional placed in front of the fireplace archers the space. If you look closely you can see a sleeping puppy in the mirror, that would be our Wheaten Terrier Murphy who is almost 15 this year. I had originally edited him out but then felt bad so… Even though he can hardly see these days he sits at the top of the stairs and makes his presence known when “anything” goes by, we would like to think he is still our little guard dog:). Summer Tour-Adding Unexpected Texture in the Summer This year I switched THIS DIY art around and found these amazing color blocked pillows from West Elm which are perfect for that casual coastal look I was going for. Summer Tour-Casual Coastal Family Room

Summer Tour- DIY Sofa Table

 Summer Tour-White Ikea Sofa With Color Blocked Pillows

Summer Tour- White Ikea Slipcover & Pillows from West Elm and HM

Summer Tour-Rustic Chic Family Room Details

I really don’t go too crazy this time of year, I want my home to feel peaceful and calm, if anything I take things away and try to simplify.

Summer Tour- Door Desk & School House Pendant

 Summer Tour-Coatstal Family Room {White Ikea Sofa}

My dining room is still not 100% complete but I thought I would show you a few peeks. Summer Tour-Dining Room Makeover Sneak Peek {Navy Walls}

Summer Tour-Rustic Open Shelving

  I was a little nervous to go dark  because I love light & bright spaces but at the end of the day it’s just paint. I am so glad I took the chance, I love THIS paint color.Summer Tour-Rattan Mirrors

 I recently tackled my first planked wall all myself, it had a few challenges but for the most part it was pretty easy. It gave me that rustic farmhouse feel I was looking for in the kitchen & now of course I want to do it everywhere. You can see the tutorial HERE.

Summer Tour-White Kitchen With Planked Wall

 And to go along with that rustic feel I traded out a vintage cabinet for this open shelving from Arhaus.

Summer Tour-Arhaus Rustic Book Case

This was a vintage TV cart I bought last year for only $5, what a steal! And created a little beverage station in the corner of my kitchen nook.

Summer Tour-Vintage Bar Cart

My master bedroom has that rustic chic thing going on. I love texture, neutral tones & pattern with a pop of color here and there. This space was recently featured in the Feb issue of Better Homes & Gardens, for sure one of those chart topping moments professionally:).

DIY Herringbone Wall & Gray Linen Drapes from Restoration Hardware

Summer Tour- Master Bedroom-Campaign Desk & Rustic Details

 Summer Tour-Touches of Gray & Persimmon

We have a farmhouse front porch that overlooks the water & this is where you will find us throughout most of the summer. Changing this space up for each season is so much fun, because I keep everything neutral I can easily switch out accessories and little details to create a different feel.  Summer Farmhouse Front Porch & DIY Sofa

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch- Bar Cart Perfect For Entertaining Summer Farmhouse Front Porch-White Wicker & Colorful Accents

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch-Coral, Orange & Turquoise

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch- Bar Cart

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Thank you so much for visiting today! Be sure to stop by In My Own Style   next, you will love Diane’s style!!

Here is the line up for the rest of the week,

Monday, May 25th
Tuesday, May 26th
Wednesday, May 27th
Thursday, May 28th
Friday, May 29th
Haneen’s Haven

Happy Memorial Day! Have a beautiful week!

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    1. Hi Laura! Thank you, you are very sweet:). It is actually vinyl shake, I have had so many people ask, I guess that is a good thing. Have a great week, Jen

  1. Your home is just lovely! You are truly the master at showcasing how a small change can give a room a whole new look. Have a Happy Memorial Day Jen!

    1. Thank you Laurain, that is very sweet of you to say! You too, I hope you had a great day! Jen

  2. Oh my goodness… what a gorgeous tour! So bright, light and comfortable. And overlooking the water… does that ever ‘get normal?’

    Thanks for the amazing tour.

    1. Awe, thank you Donna:)! We feel very lucky to have the view, when we ever think about moving that is what keeps us here. Looking forward to your tour too! Have a great week, Jen

  3. Hi Jen, There are so many favorites. I will work backwards. Your quilt on your master bed is gorgeous. Where did you get it? I love your curtain choices. I know the dining room curtains are from West Elm. Where are the family room curtains from. I love the white bar cart you bought for a steal and love how pretty it looks all set up for Summer. I adore the stone around your fire place. And last but not least, I love your sweet Wheton Terrier. They are such great dogs. Thank you. Love your style!
    Stage Right At Home

    1. Hi Janet, thank you so much for your sweet words! The bedroom quilt is from Home Goods & my FM curtains I made from cheap linen I picked up. They are sweet dogs! Have a wonderful week, so glad you stopped by! Jen

  4. Jen, your home is beautiful! The colors and neutral tones work very well together! May I ask where you purchased your living room sectional, and the depth dimensions, please?

  5. You have a lovely home Jen, and I always admire people who have so many white surfaces which actually look white! Well done! You also seem to have a view out over water. That must be just wonderful to be able to work looking out over that. I have an ocean and city view from my studio and love that to pieces. 😀

  6. Your home looks so calm and inviting and what a lovely view you have!!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hello Jen, Looking through your previous posts, I found the “My Ikea Ektorp 2 Years Later” post! I just wanted to thank you for such a terrific review! I have been trying to decide on IKEA or Pottery Barn (because of the depth and width of the cushions), and your review has really helped! Thank you!

  8. Hi Jen,

    So glad to be on the tour with you. Your home is just stunning. I lived on Long Island for about 5 years and you have brought the classic feel of the island together with such meaningful details and elements, it’s gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful summer.

    1. Jessica, thank you for your sweet comment, off to see your tour:). Excited for the summer, hope you do as well, Jen

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  10. Just stunning, Jen. I love that new Arhaus cabinet and your living room is gorgeous as awesome. Love the pops of colour on the patio. Sharing on my FB page today 😉
    Hugs, Jamie

  11. I loved everything. Your dining room looks especially lovely. Where did you find the arrow and Eat sign? Love the color and chandelier.!

  12. Would you mind telling me the color of your front door?I want to paint mine and antdecide what color.

  13. By the way, did you find that little black light fixture by your front door? Your porch is perfect!

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