2014 Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Happy Friday, my friends!! We are kicking off the weekend right with a summer home tour!

Now for home tours I usually start at the front door and make my way logically through the house. Today, though, I decided to throw you for a loop.

Since I’ve already shared a lot of the upstairs rooms on the blog and the downstairs has seen a lot of changes since my last tour, I’m going to keep you in suspense and start with the upstairs first. Is that mean? What if I tell you it’s worth the wait? 😉

Okay, enough talk. More pictures! Let’s start in my most favorite room of all, my fabulously feminine home office

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

If you’re new-ish to the blog, this is the most recent room to be deemed “finished.” I was so excited to FINALLY have a room in the house to call my own {read: no boys allowed! 😉 } that I went all out with the femininity in this space.

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I always feel like I have to explain that this wall is almost blank on purpose. This is where I take most of my blog photos of craft projects, so I needed a big, blank area. The little scrappy bunting adds some interest, though, and it is high enough out of the way that it doesn’t sneak into pictures.

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

The other side of the room is what I really, really love– storage galore!! Storage was my biggest issue when I started to tackle this space, and I could not be more thrilled with how much room I have now!

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

The Cs’ room was also done fairly recently, and it’s only because we decided to put them together that I got my own office in the first place! Thankfully these brothers love each other a lot and do not mind sharing one bit!

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

This room was sort of a challenge because we were trying to fit a lot of function into a not-so-huge space. Along with the obvious need of beds for sleeping, we also managed to work in some toy storage…

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

…some clothes storage…

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

…and even a little craft nook!

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Moving on to the master… our master bath is currently a work in progress that will hopefully be finished up soon. We revamped the master bedroom about a year ago, but I already have some changes in mind for the not-too-distant future. {Hey, be impressed that I left it alone for a whole year! 😉 }

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Aaaaaannnnndddd now on to the new stuff! If you saw yesterday’s post, you already got a little sneak peek. This past weekend we painted our entire main living area, taking it from a darkish-tan to a light and bright gray. It has made SUCH a difference!

I finally got to hang the mirrored gallery wall that I talked about in this post… {And when I say “I,” I of course mean that Donnie did most of it… 😉 }

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

My bold and blue TV stand is now highlighted even more, thanks to the new paint color…

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

And even if I have to remove everything after a few hours to save my tchotchkes from the hands of the Cs, I always like to pretend that we can have a pretty coffee table for a little while…

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

If you’ve seen any of my other home tours, you know that I like to change out the decor on my floating shelves for each season. Well, after we painted the walls a lighter color, the old dark brown shelves just weren’t cutting it anymore, so they went to the garage sale pile.

I thought about just painting them, but they were always a bit more narrow than I would have liked, plus they were kind of clunky and I wanted a sleeker design, so we replaced them with these…

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Oh, come on. You knew there was going to be some sort of aqua/mint-ish vignette somewhere! I can’t seem to stay away from them! Actually, the paper in the frames on the top shelf probably looks strangely familiar…

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I had some wrapping paper left over from when I lined the back of my bookshelves in my home office, and I couldn’t resist sneaking some in here!

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

And what’s a home tour without a little monogram worked in? {Am I getting a little predictable? 😉 }

That’s about it for the inside of the house. On your way out be sure to check out my summer-ified door decor

Summer Home Tour 2014 at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

And come back to visit soon, okay?! 🙂

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42 Comments

  1. Karen @ a house full of sunshine says:

    It’s looking absolutely gorgeous, Abby! You’ve done amazing things with that home of yours! Beautiful tour.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Wow! So gorgeous. I love your craft room and all the sea glass colors. The grain sack dresser in your son’s room is also lovely. Love all your summer touches.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Danielle! You are the sweetest! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Katie @ Little House of Four says:

    You have a beautiful home, Abby! My son would LOVE a room like created for your boys! I especially love that dresser! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Tania // Run to Radiance says:

    Love the new paint color and new shelves! 🙂

  5. Nina @ Everyday Enchanting says:

    Your home is so lovely, Abby! I love the pops of aqua- one of my favorite colors!! 🙂

  6. Lovely summer tour Abby! Thank you for sharing your home with us! Happy Friday!

  7. DeDe@ Designed Decor says:

    Love your home, I can’t decide what I like the best! I think I would have to say your office space!

  8. Yasmina @ Mina and Her Blog says:

    Abby you did great! Your house looks beautiful, I always love peeking at others house tour haha:)

    Xo Yasmina

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Mina! It is fun to snoop around others’ houses on virtual tours, right?! There are so many talented bloggers out there! Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    You’ve created such beauty and serenity in your home, Abby! This is inspiring me to do a mega house clean this weekend (it is a bit of a disaster area right now with some furniture makeover projects underway). Also, thanks for the sweet giveaway! Had to enter for the chance at that printable prize pack…and wanted to tweet it from the rooftops so others get in on this action. Your eBook rocks!

  10. Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow says:

    This is an awesome giveaway. Loved the tour of your home—you’re so creative Abby! 🙂

  11. Selene Galindo says:

    You have a gorgeous home, Abby! I really am loving your new paint color downstairs, it just makes all your decor pop! And that mirror gallery wall…..stunning!
    Have a fabulous weekend friend!!

  12. Abby your house is stunning love the new colors. Wherever did you find the time with all your writing. Great job 🙂

  13. Loved your home tour!! My favorite part was your guys’ room. Moving my youngest from a crib to a big boy bed here soon and got lots of ideas from your room. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw how fun! It’s amazing how fast they outgrow that crib, right?! Getting so big! Hope you’re having a great week, Sydney!

      ~Abby =)

  14. This is my first time on your blog and I love the touches of mint green! Beautiful decorating!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Welcome, Shari! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  15. Lindsay Eidahl says:

    I love the new color on your living room wall and how organized your craft area is! Nice job! Looks great!

  16. JaneEllen says:

    Seeing your home maKes me realize I have a long way to go to get mine even half as nice as yours, so beautiful. Are you sure you have two little boys in that house? How do you keep it so nice? Every thing I saw was exceptional and so tidy. You must work hard or else you shove lots of things in closets before photo shoots, lol. I am so inspired and impressed. Your craft room is so wonderful the colors really got me, my favorites.
    We’ve been doing some painting, fixing up, (finally after almost 8 yrs) so I want to find a paper I can back my shelves with. Want to be a pleasant contrast to highlight what’s on shelves, looking at scrapbook paper, contact paper. Found some gorgeous new wallpaper at Target but not at their prices. I’d need too much of it. They had a muted silver like grass cloth but at $29.99 a roll, don’t think so. Will keep on looking. Thought about painting backs of shelves but I’m just not a tidy enuf painter not to have paint everywhere but where I wanted it, lol. Not going anywhere, have lots of time so will be patient. ( at least will try to be). Since shelf contents tend to be changed thought paper would still be best, nothing permanent.
    The storage in your craft room is so incredible, you worked so hard, how do you keep it so neat now that it’s done? Obviously you are not a very messy crafter as I am.
    Enjoy your gorgeous home and many, many happy summer days.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Oooh everything definitely gets messy, too! You are seeing the rooms on their better days, for sure! Especially with two crazy boys around, it’s hard to keep everything in its place for very long! Hope you’re having a great week, JaneEllen!

      ~Abby =)

  17. I love your home Abby! The funniest thing is that one of my close friends has a Connor and a Caleb and we call them big C and little C or the 2 C’s. I almost died when I saw your room for them. Everything is beautiful and your own special space is wonderful! So happy to share this tour with you!!! Hugs and Happy Saturday! xo

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Well, your friend has excellent taste in names! 😀 So funny that they’re exactly the same! Thanks so much for stopping by! It was fun being on “tour” with you!

      ~Abby =)

  18. I just love your office space. And I’m dying to see all of your newly painted space!

  19. Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney says:

    Your home tour looks great, I really have to say I think the boys room is my favorite. I love how you have the trains and cars displayed on the wall, such a clever idea. I think I’m going to do that for my boys playroom. I can’t wait to check out what all the other bloggers have done.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Courtney! It was really fun creating a space for those Cs. They sure do love being together! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  20. April Hoff says:

    Abby, your house is looking SO GOOD! My favorite is the chevron rug and pretty mirror wall! Gorgeous, friend! 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, April! There’s still a lot to do, but it’s getting there! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  21. I love the fresh bright feeling of your home Abby. I am especially jealous of you office space! Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to see what you do next 🙂

  22. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    Gorgeous Abby!! You have really done some amazing and beautiful room redo’s in the time I’ve been following you – I love your office and boys room and Master and your living room is coming along – the grey looks fabulous!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Krista! That really means a lot coming from you!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  23. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    Your home is beautiful, Abby! Such pretty touches throughout! Love your coffee table vignette… With little ones too, toys end up there and what not all, but yours is sure pretty!! Would love for you to come share it again at Motivational Monday… On my blog now 🙂 Thanks, friend! Have a great week!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much for the invite, Kendra! I linked up! Enjoy your week!

      ~Abby =)

  24. Hi from the link-up! I love everything about your home, it’s stunning! I especially love the decor in the kids’ area! Well done!

    Laura – Everyday Confetti

  25. Mandy Hank says:

    Ok so do you just sit on the floor in your craft room and just take it all in? 🙂 Your house is beautiful Abby!! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You crack me up, friend! Thank you so much– you are the sweetest! Hope you’re having an awesome week!

      ~Abby =)

  26. Abby!!! It’s been so long since we’ve chatted!! I lost you somehow but I’m so thrilled I found you again!! Your home is amazing and you are doing so grand!!! I had no idea you wrote a book!!! Congrats!!! How can I buy a copy???!!! You’re such a sweetie and I wish you nothing but major success!!~~~Angela

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Girl, I hear you! I am so behind on my blog reading, so I apologize! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! You can find the book at https://justagirlandherblog.com/book . Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!

      ~Abby =)

  27. Jen @ Migonis Home says:

    Fabulous, Abby! I’m featuring it on the Enchanting Inspiration link party this week!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, friend! I’m honored!!

      ~Abby =)

  28. Sarah Marchant says:

    I love, love, love all the blues and greens!

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