23 June 2016

Sunny and Bright Home Tour 2016

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Welcome to the 2016 Sunny and Bright Summer Homes Tour!
We are so glad you are here.

Our tour schedule this week is

Wednesday At Home with Jenna
Thursday (me!)
Friday  Decor to Adore

So let's get started on my home in St. Charles, Missouri.  I live in a wonderful community based on new urbanist principles called New Town that promotes walking, outdoor living, residential live/work units, businesses, all within the footprint of the development.  Our home lies within the Beach District, one of five districts within New Town.  All homes in New Town are designed by a single architect, in the Neo Traditional fashion.  This article by Southern Living magazine does a fantastic job of describing our neighborhood.

Today's tour features the main level of our home.  Our master bedroom, bath and a powder room are on the main level but won't be featured today. Coming in from the front porch you step right into the living room and can see all the way through to the back door!  This open concept is what sold us on the house when we decided to build three years ago.





Summer is a time for red, white and blue for my house!  The simple banner makes a powerful statement in this room, along with the touches of red in the pillows.


We love the open space in our kitchen, with those important touches of red throughout.  We'll get to look a bit closer as we go through.


You can see the pops of red throughout the home.  My grandmother told me that if you decorate with red, you should have a pop of yellow.  If you decorate with yellow, you should have a pop of red.  Even if that doesn't hold true today, I always do this and remember my grandmother with much love!




When we built our home we debated about a formal dining room or not.  We remembered our lovely dining room in our former home but also remembered how little we actually used it.  The decision was no formal dining room, but I like to use this table set to set a more formal mood.  The place settings are a mixture of items bought from Pier 1, The Dollar Store, Pottery Barn and antiques.  


Every space in this little home has to have a purpose, even the side of the refrigerator!  This is our little home station.  The white containers are from The Container Store and I asked our neighbor to Cricut our names.  The calendar post it notes were also from The Container Store.  The square photos are photos I have taken of the sunsets we can see from our home.  

This is the work station of our kitchen.  It is my next big project.  I plan to have a custom made cabinet built for this space and it will house the mixer, the coffee maker, coffee grinder and all the different types of coffee pots my husband uses.  For now, these shelves and baskets do a lot of work for us!

I hope you enjoyed the tour today!  We are always happy to host such lovely homes on our tour.  Tomorrow, don't forget to visit Laura at Decor to Adore to see what she has in store for us.  I know it will inspire you!

Please follow us on social media!  There are unique posts, recipes, decor ideas and all kinds of neat things happening on social media!

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28 comments :

  1. Your home is wonderful, Terri! I'm a red lover too so those touches throughout are highlights to me. You are so smart to use the space the way you did. Your neighborhood sounds so neat!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey. I wish I had your knack for taking photos of the home. I was IN LOVE with your delightful touches. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Terri your built ins are fabulous and I adore all of the patriotic touches!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura! Hope you are on the mend.

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  3. I love your kitchen! We have an island in ours, too, and it's basically our family hub. We all meet there very regularly.

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  4. LOVE your home - and your kitchen is gorgeous! I am jealous of all the open space and the stools (love stools!) and just the entire vibe. And the pops of red/color are really fabulous...cant wait to see more!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  5. Your home is beautiful. I love the back splash in the kitchen and the fireplace seating area looks so cozy.

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  6. Nice. If I could only keep it looking that way. Taking the time to change the colors and the theme doesn't seem to happen any more either. I was so good at it when the kids were little. Ever holiday would be a different way to decorate. Now.. It is good just to get cleaned. My focus changed.

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    1. I understand, Sandy. That happened to me, too. I think I was a little depressed when no one was home to see it. Then I realized, I LOVE IT and so I started doing it for me!

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  7. Honestly, your photos looks like you have pulled them straight from a magazine.
    Absolutely Beautiful! Can you come and re-organize my house? It looks so bright and sunny :)

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  8. Terri- your home is lovely and you are all ready for the 4th.
    I know your new custom built work station will be amazing, but I also love your current one.
    You are very organized my friend!
    Enjoyed visiting!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Laura! Enjoyed our week together!

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  9. You have a beautiful home. It is so put together and organized. You rock girl.

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  10. Such a pretty home and your patriotic touches are just lovely!
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you, Jemma! Enjoyed our week of tours together!

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  11. Your home is adorable! I'm envious!! You're so organized too, it's really put together well.

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  12. This is such a fun idea. I would love to have an additional work space in my kitchen.

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  13. Too beautiful! I love your home. We're currently about 80% done with our home renovations so I've been looking up home decor inspiration a lot. Yours is gorgeous!

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    1. Home reno is so hard. I'm impressed with your endurance! Hope you will post pics sometime!

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  14. Love the little pops of red. It's such a bright happy color, and perfect for this time of year.

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  15. I like your work station and love the color of paint on the kitchen walls. You have a beautiful home! Thanks for the summer inspiration.

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  16. So I am loving your home! It's beautiful! You gave me some ideas for storage too!

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  17. Enjoyed my tour and I agree about the dining room, we have one, but never, and I do mean never, use it. If my next house has a dining room I will turn it into a library.

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  18. I love the kitchen! I have wanted white cabinets for so long! We were going to build a house, and then ended up buying one that was already built - no white cabinets. Yours are lovely!

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  19. I love that banner that you have! What a wonderful home and beautiful tour of how you decorate.

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  20. Your home is so lovely and i like your kitchen. It looks neat and comfortable.

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  21. Terri,
    Loved your summer Home Tour!! Your home is so inviting!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    My former blog, Debbie-Dabble was hacked through my Face Book Debbie-Dabble Page. I created a new blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog and I invite you to please follow me on my new blog.

    www.debbie-dabbleblog.blogspot.com

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  22. I like the shelves and baskets, but I think it will look awesome when you are done with it too! I need one of those little banners!

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