My husband and I like to look at homes that are for sale. We explore new neighborhoods, new builders and we even take in some open houses for existing homes. Sometimes we fancy moving to a smaller home and want to see what’s out there. Other times we just like to see what kind of homes are being built in our area.
When we drive the family through a new neighborhood my son usually rolls his eyes and says something like, “We’re not going to stop and walk through a house are we?” While my daughter is usually more enthusiastic and says, “Hey, let’s stop and see a house!”
I have a feeling you all are more like my daughter and are enthusiastic about home tours.
Today, I’m inviting you all in to stop and see some houses with me — including mine.
The bHome Summer Open House tour has been going all week long and continues today and through tomorrow.
The bloggers on this tour are amazing and are all on the bHome App with me. I have links to their tours at the bottom of this post as well as details about a wonderful giveaway you won’t want to miss — stay tuned!
Today, I’m inviting you in to see my dining room spruced up for summer.
One of the trends my husband and I have noticed in new homes is that many floor plans are doing away with a formal dining room. While I’m not completely opposed to that concept, I have to say that I really enjoy my formal dining room and we actually use it quite a bit.
We give it a good work out with family and friends throughout the year and especially during holidays. We even like to sit here to each lunch during the winter to enjoy all the sun streaming in through the big window.
I love my dining room and it’s actually one of my favorite rooms in our home.
I have worked very hard to blend my style with my husband’s in this space.
If you have been around here before, you know that I love farmhouse, cottage, traditional and casual living spaces and my husband loves the rustic Texas ranch vibe.
For the longest time I had a hard time blending our two styles. I could never get it to a place where we both liked it.
It all started coming together when I visited his uncle’s ranch a few years ago. I began to see and appreciate where his love of the rugged Texan cowboy life came from and I started to love it too.
Now, I just add those touches in here and there while staying true to my style as well. This way I am bringing in the things we both love and appreciate.
When it comes to adding seasonal touches I just like to add a few things here and there. This summer, I’m loving the floral and citrus accents I added. I also like the split peas I put in the hurricanes to add a little fresh color.
As much as I adore using real flowers, I’ve come to terms with the fact that faux is just easier for my busy life style. I still add the real deal in from time to time, but the no fuss variety is where it’s at for me during this stage of life. And, they make me almost as happy as looking at the real thing.
This time I just set a bunch of flowers in a large tray with no vase. It was a little accidental and I’m finding I really like them that way!
This room makes me feel cozy and happy any time of year.
In thanks for being part of the bHome family already…or to welcome you today, we are giving away a $200 gift certificate to Painted Fox Treasures. PFt has all the summer time and any time home decor we all love. It is simple to enter. Just download bHome (the app) for free and leave me a comment with your bHome username. If you are already a bHome user, just comment and include your user name. Winner will be chosen at random on June 20th and notified with a message on bHome. Android users: don’t worry! We will offer this again when you can download too! Download bHome HERE.
Don’t miss all of the beautiful homes on the tour:
To see the homes featured earlier this week: