Simply Summer Home Tour with Birch Lane and Country Living

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

This post is kind of bittersweet to write. I’m thrilled to be able to share my summer home tour with you. At the same time, part of me is feeling a little nostalgic because this will be the last tour I share of this house, a house that we’ve lived in for over seven years now.

We’ve already begun packing up boxes to get ready for our new adventure– a new home just a few miles away that is in the process of being built as I speak, er, write. 🙂 And while we could not be more excited about our new place, our little townhouse holds so many memories from the past several years that I hope we’ll never forget.

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

So, welcome! Come join me for one last tour of this house that has been so good to us! It may have started out as a bit of a mess, but we’ve been able to transform it and make it our own one room at a time.

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A huge thanks to Birch Lane for providing a gift card toward product in this post. My favorable opinion of gorgeous decor pieces is 100% my own. 🙂 For more information, see my disclosures here.

The whole front section of our house has changed quite a bit since we moved in. What started as a kitchen renovation spilled over into the entry and powder room as well, so it’s looking pretty different from when we moved in.

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

This bench has been a great little spot for the Cs to take their shoes on and off, and the bench + shelf combination really helped to define this space and give some visual separation from the kitchen, which is right next to it.

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

Kitchen

Speaking of the kitchen, it is definitely one of my favorite spaces in the house, mostly because it is the one that we have poured the most work into! It was pretty much a disaster when we bought the house, and it has transformed into a light, bright, welcoming space that still makes me smile every time I walk in. 🙂

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

Dining Room

Our dining room, living room, and our boys’ toy area are all one big space, and I love the openness of it all (though the toys can take over sometimes!). My grandmother’s hutch (which I made over in this post) is the focal point of the dining area, and I love having that reminder of her.

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

{You can see how I make these types of signs in this post.}

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

Living Room

Looking over from our dining room table, you can see the living room, which is the most recent space in our home to get a little facelift. When we went to put our house on the market, I just felt like it wasn’t flowing very well with the rest of the house, so I made a few tweaks here and there (changing the rug, removing a busy gallery wall, bringing in some greenery), and now I think it fits in much better.

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

You can spot the beautiful greenhouse terrariums I found at Birch Lane peeking out beside the TV stand. I am guilty of having a black thumb, so I filled them with faux succulents (shhh… don’t tell!), and I love the extra interest they bring to the room!

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

Donnie made that blanket ladder for me, and now I want one in every room of the house! 🙂

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

Just across the way are my white floating shelves, which are my absolute favorite thing to change out seasonally! I originally added the deer head just for Christmas time, but I loved him so much that I kept him up and just changed out his bow tie to go along with the seasons. 🙂

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

Primary Bedroom

Heading upstairs, our primary bedroom has actually gotten two makeovers since we’ve lived in this house– sometimes it takes a few tries before we get it right! It now feels calm and serene to me, and I love the way the blues and neutrals flow from the rest of the house.

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

My Office

And last but not least, I couldn’t let my final home tour in this house go on without sharing my favorite room in the house, my home office/craft room. I have spent so much time in this space over the years taking photos, writing blog posts, and coming up with ideas. I truly will miss this little room!

A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!
A beautiful and inspiring summer home tour! So many great ideas for small spaces especially! Click through to the post to see them all!

So there it is! This house has been good to us over the years, and we’ll be sad to leave, but we also can’t wait to start a new chapter in our next (hopefully forever) home!

Have a wonderful week!

Abby

A huge thanks to Birch Lane for providing a gift card toward product in this post. My favorable opinion of gorgeous decor pieces is 100% my own. 🙂 For more information, see my disclosures here.

24 Comments

  1. I can see why the bittersweet feelings about leaving this place. It’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  2. Your home is so beautiful! I love how you combined all the colours to make it eye-catching yet relaxing to look at! I especially love how cool and organized your office’s shelves look!
    Do you have an estimate date when your new house will be ready to move in? 🙂 I can’t wait to see how you decorate it!
    Keep it up!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      We should be in by early September! Can’t wait! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

  3. So pretty, Abby! Congratulations on your new adventure! I know you’ll make it extra special.
    Hugs, Jamie

  4. Chelsea Coulston says:

    It is bittersweet! You’ve done such an amazing job I can’t wait to follow along on your new adventure! I love hearing all the details! Happy summer!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, sweet friend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. I love the way you decorated your small townhouse and the big new one will be just as fantastic, looking forward to seeing all the new touches!

  6. Nina Hendrick says:

    Just lovely, Abby! You’ve created such a beautiful home, I can’t wait to see your new one! Thank you for being part of this tour!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Nina!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Abby what a beautiful home you have! I loved seeing each and every detail, the touches of summer thoughtfully added in every space. I am excited to see what you do with your next lovely home!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Annie!

      ~Abby =)

  8. I love how bright and airy your home is!!

  9. Yout home is lovely…so light and bright. It looks like such a happy place to be! Best wishes to you and your family on your new home!

  10. What a beautiful, welcoming place!! And I love that you have artificial plants too- I love the look of greenery but I’m keeping my children alive and plants don’t have a chance. Thanks for sharing- you’ve provided some much-needed inspiration.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      haha! I feel the same way, Aimee!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Carole @ TootSweet4Two says:

    Your current home is a beautiful and serene place and I’m sure your new home will be, too! Can’t wait to see your new home tour once you are settled.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Carole!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Abby, I can see why it’s gonna be so hard to say good bye. I can see the heart you’ve put into your home, but I know you have a whole new amazing adventure before you. Excited for you, friend. xx

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Danielle!

      ~Abby =)

  13. We have a similar color palette in our homes, so naturally I love everything! 😉 SO jealous of your closet organization in your office. I need to go read more on your sources for that stuff– my life behind closet doors is a disaster haha…

  14. Pamela List says:

    You have been so good to so many people sharing your story and you commitment to make a house a home.
    The new journey will bless you, your family and many more. Enjoy every second!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are the sweetest, Pam! Thank you so much!

      ~Abby =)

  15. I love your home, it’s just so pretty!

    I literally can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the next one. Also I LOVE the greenhouse
    terrariums. I bough one recently and now I’m obsessed, I have a black thumb too but I seem to be keeping mine alive!! Yay

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are the sweetest, Lauren! Thank you!

      ~Abby =)

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