Sunny & Bright Home Tour

Good morning!
 
Today I'm sharing my home as a stop on the 
Sunny & Bright Home Tour organized by Terri at Our Good Life.

summer kitchen, summer home tour

In the kitchen it's all about light and bright with lots of flowers. 
I've been cutting flowers from my yard every morning and we have jars of them everywhere.
I love it! When you go out into the yard in the mornings while the grass is still wet and cut something beautiful to have in your house it just feels so old fashioned and perfect.


summer kitchen, summer decor

summer kitchen, summer decor, gallery wall

I moved the sign that was hanging in our kitchen/eating area to another spot and created this "collagey wall" as my son calls it. Everything here is old except the printable that I 
downloaded at Frosted Events blog.  I love this combination of unrelated items.
Our dining room is still showing off in red and white but I'm plotting some new ideas in here.
 
dining room, chandelier, red and white, summer home tour

In our family room we are learning day by day to live with a white couch. I love the way it looks but will confess that I just about have a heart attack when someone sits or lays down on it. That's what a couch is for though so I'm trying to be calm about it. 

sunny summer home tour, white couch, aqua, turquoise, Pottery Barn

summer vignette, coffee table vignette, summer home tour
 
In the master bedroom which is right off the family room, things have pretty much stayed the same since the day I sang with Barry Manilow last year. When something makes you happy there's no need to change for a little while. Right now I'm still in love with this room.

sunny summer home tour, master bedroom, white bedding, 4 poster bed, aqua, white matelasse

Did you see the entryway dressed for summer that I shared yesterday?

sunny summer home tour, entry way, butterfly art

The real star of the show at our house right now is our pond which is really becoming quite beautiful.
It takes a little time for things to settle in and we are getting there.

ponds, water gardens, backyard pond, koi pond, goldfish pond, water lily

Thank you for stopping by for my Sunny & Bright Home Tour.
Happy Summer Friends!

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53 comments

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

So fresh and summery! Love your lily!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Stacey!
Oh I adore your Summer tour and I so agree with you about the "feeling," of being Old Fashioned, when we pick flowers from our gardens.
Your home is so pretty and just look at these colors and oh the napkin too-you made me smile:)
Have a happy day!
Jemma

Sandy said...

There is nothing like flowers from the yard. You can't achieve that look with store bought, even though I treat myself often with store bought.
Everything looks so summery and pretty!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This truly is a good ole summertime tour! Love all the bright and happy touches.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your home is so beautiful and looks wonderfully summery! :) I am so curious to hear about the changes you're thinking of making in the dining room! I adore your floral napkins!! They are so cute!

Laura said...

So lovely Stacey!
I love your soft colors.
I know how you feel about a white couch!
My family teases me about it.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Everything is so bright and fresh Stacey! Love the vignette with the hat, printables and birdcage!
Jenna

Cozy Little House said...

Your home looks cozier every time I visit it!
Brenda

Daniela said...

Good Morning Stacey and thank you for welcoming us in your so cozy, heartwarming home, I'm truly grateful to you !

With sincere thankfulness I'm sending blessings of joy on the remainder of your week

xxo ~ Dany

Queen In Between said...

So bright and cheery. I love all the blue accents.

Shelly||The Queen in Between

Kathleen Grace said...

Your home is always so fresh and pretty. I love the colors you use. We got a white sofa about a year and a half ago. The kids are gone and I just wanted something that I could change with accessories easily. We were afraid to sit on it for about 2 days! Then I grabbed one of the throw pillows that came with it, knowing I would be changing them to something less plain, took it in the kitchen and poured coffee on it. I had to know what would happen! Well, thankfully we ordered the couch upholstered in sunbrella fabric and the coffee just beaded up. I even let it sit for a while and it wiped right off. We loosened up after that. At this point I told Earl, if it gets stained we will have washable slipcovers made. I'm glad we got white and I would do it again!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Stacey,
I love your bright and sunny home filled with flowers from your yard displayed in blue bottles. Everything looks so lovely and the colours are my favs. I would love a white couch too but with all the men in my life, {I have three sons and some little grandsons too}, they wouldn't appreciate a white couch. My guys are all on their own now but when they come home they like to put their feet up and who am I to deny them? And like you, I'd be concerned about dirty feet, scuffed up jeans and what not on there. I also love your hutch displaying red/pink transferware. Be still my heart! Wonderful posting and thank you for sharing with us. I'm your newest follower. Happy Summer!

Blessings,
Sandi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the colors she uses in her decor! Stay cool this week! Hugs, Diane

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your pretty cheerful colors and flowers from the yard, nothing is better.

Gypsy Heart said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love all the flowers too! Enjoy the white sofa! It's going to be relaxing and homey. I used to have a white sofa and I do miss it. Remember what Erma Bombeck said about using everything? :)

Thanks for sharing!

xo
Pat

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Love the tour, so summery! I ha e a white PB sofa with slip covers and I ha e no problem at all! Love those lilly pads in your pond!

bj said...

everything looks just beautiful...with this lovely weather, I can't seem to stay inside long enuf to change things around in there. ha

Terri Steffes said...

How absolutely gorgeous. I love the aqua and red. So summery!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your home looks so cheery and bright, Stacey, with happy, summery colors. Even your pond looks happy with it's pretty water Lilly. I checked out your entry way post and your butterfly design turned out so pretty, and looks perfect where you have it, and how you framed it.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I forgot to mention that I have those same Mikasa English Countryside dishes, only the plain, white ones.

Mary Leigh said...

It all looks so beautiful and bright. Wonderfully welcoming! You've done a great job (and I love the white couch, but totally understand your anxiety from time to time!)

Eilis said...

Your cottage wall is great! Everything looks perfect for summer. Enjoy.

Rita C. said...

Stacey, I love the continuity of your light color scheme in your living spaces, but I have to agree - the real star is that water lily! I know the excitement you must've felt when you saw it. It's an affirmation of all things right in the pond - congrats!

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, I just enjoyed your beautiful home while having my first cup of coffee. Everything is fresh and lovely...and the pond is so perfect! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

Art @ Home said...

I enjoyed the tour, and your entryway is so pretty! I love the red and white i your dining room because it's my favorite color combination. Red and white works for virtually every holiday!

I chuckled reading about your "collage wall." I love it!

xo,
RJ

Carole West said...

Simply beautiful and I love the idea of a white couch but with my lifestyle I think that will have to stay just a dream. Your pond is picture perfect. I love how you dress up summer, your home is wonderful.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Stacey, it looks so fresh! You're so brave to have a white couch, I could never do it. I'd be having what my grandma called conniption fits daily. Lol. I love your butterfly picture - it turned out so good. That was fun to learn how to do. Love the water lily too. I bet you enjoy sitting by your pond and just listening to it! Everything is just so pretty!
Hugs,
Cecilia

Tammy Lagaly said...

Stacey your home is so pretty and has a wonderful light and airy feel. Love it! Your pond is a work of art. I can't believe how fast your lilies have grown. I know how you feel about your white sofa, my son was house sitting for us two days after we got our not-quite-white sofa and dropped a piece of pizza face down on it. I'm so happy I wasn't home! Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Love the happy colors you have used! Your flowers are so pretty...ours have been beat up by thunderstorms.

Katie Mansfield said...

Everything looks fantastic, Stacey. I love that you have fresh flowers everyday. How fun.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stacey, LOVE your beautiful home and the updates you added for summer. Fresh garden flowers make such a gorgeous statement. Your collagey wall in the kitchen is beautiful. Love those napkins, I have the same ones on my table right now too. Love the pop of aqua as well. Another thing I have added this season. You will get used to the white sofa in time. I finally did!! haha
Thanks for sharing your pretty summery home. Just beautiful! xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Stacey,
Ahhhh love your summer home tour. Every detail is sweet and pretty. Love your wall decor in the kitchen. Just adorable. The pond is beautiful. Happy Summer my friend.
Kris

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the summer feel! I need a glass of lemonade too! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very pretty and so summery! I love the wall of different things and that white couch is gorgeous! I would be anxious about it too.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Stacey, your home looks so bright and cheery! Perfect for Summer. I love your white sofa. I would probably be nervous, too. But, so many people have them and don't seem bothered at all. Your summer touches are lovely.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love your summer accents, especially the cut flowers. I much prefer flowers cut from the garden over purchased flowers!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I just love your house, my friend! Such a pretty kitchen, dining room, den, etc. I know what you mean with the white couch. Ours is very light colored and I freeze when someone sits down with a cup of coffee or red wine. Lol!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is very pretty, I love snippets.

I have white slipcovered furniture and although I can wash them I still hate the thought!

Jane

BeachGypsy said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the post about lauras beautiful old charleston home! I loved researching it so much! So glad you stopoed by!

BeachGypsy said...

Stopped! Lol

Richard said...

Love the summer feel! I need a glass of lemonade too! LOL!
Richard
bikingadvice

Susan Duane said...

Everything looks beautiful!, it feel s like summer! We have a white couch too! But it's slip covered! Have a great weekend!! Susan

chateau chic said...

Your home looks so bright and cheery for the summer, Stacey. You've created such a friendly, welcoming ambiance and spirit in your home that I'm sure is evident to family and friends.
Mary Alice

Laurie Ritchey said...

Stacey, your sunny home photos are beautiful.

Sandra Lee said...

Your home looks so cozy and inviting. Thank you for joining us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, Your home is lovely. I loved seeing your spaces and how you make it pretty. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party.

Brandi said...

You have a beautiful home, Stacey! Your decor is so timeless. I love your living room curtains so much! And of course your pond is very pretty!!

Pam @ Biscuits & Burlap said...

Love your pallette, Stacey! And you (or your son) have coined a new word -- "collagey" Gotta love it!

DIYbyDesign said...

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Lori -thestonybrookhouse said...

Hi Stacey! You have a lovely home! I need to decorate more... Maybe it's time to change my easter mantel... :/ Thanks for sharing and linking up at DI & DI :)

Lisa said...

Stacey
I'm going back trying to catch up with all the posts I missed! Your home is so lovely and I've always loved how you use color. Yours is a happy house!

Denise said...

Hi Stacey,

Your home is lovely -- so cheerful and bright for the summer months! I laughed when I read your comment about anyone sitting or laying down on your sofa; that's why we don't have a white sofa. I would drive myself and everyone else crazy. ;) I love your table setting in the kitchen; those napkins are gorgeous and they match the plates perfectly. Your master bedroom looks very restful and serene, and I love the pretty water lily in your pond. Your house looks like a great place to be in the summertime.

Thank you for your visit and kind comments; I hope you and your family have a wonderful Fourth of July!!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

Just so lovely! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/07/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-6-9.html Have a great week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse