Summer Home Tour 2014

I am so thrilled to be joining my friend Gina from Shabby Creek Cottage on a summer tour of bloggers’ homes!  Because this is a blog hop, some of you may be visiting here for the first time from Madigan Made.  Welcome!

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

If you’ve spent any time reading this blog, you may know that I live in perpetual summer.  I love bold, over saturated colors, and my decorating style reflects that obsession.  The only time I really ever tone it down is during Christmas, but let’s be honest – I do Christmas in a bold, crazy way, too.

So, Summer decorating is really no different than the 11 other months out of the year at my house. Since I showed most of my home in last year’s tour (except for this room and this room that I’ve since finished), I decided to show you some things I’ve changed up since then.  Sound good?  Awesome.

Probably the biggest thing I did to get ready for the summer was an overhaul of our backyard patio. Before it was just a boring slab with a table and chairs.  And now, it’s one of my new favorite “rooms.”

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

I cut up an Astroturf rug again, and this time I installed it on my patio.  I am so freaking excited with the way it turned out!  Here’s the tutorial for how to make one on your own.  It was so easy and adds a lot of quirky charm.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

I moved my BBQ grill turned planter onto the porch and added some colorful flowers.  I’ll probably kill them in about a month, but I’ll try really hard not to.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

I picked up this cute little planted succulent at Lowe’s, too.  I really liked the little pot.  That’s probably the only part that will survive my black thumb.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

On the blank wall, I hung this etched mirror I made a few years ago.  My son, Zack, may be five years older, but he still has that exact same profile.  I love how it reflects the flowers.  This mirror has been shoved in a closet for a few years, so it’s fun to put it to use again.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Above the BBQ planter and broken window, I hung a burlap bunting that I made.  Zack, who is a fluent Spanish speaker, pointed out to me that I misspelled “Hola.”  Jokes on him, because I meant for it to say “Holla!”  I don’t know why.  I just wanted it to say that.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Alright, let’s go back inside because it’s hotter than the surface of the sun out here in Texas.

My dining room and entry way have some fun summer color.  I love this plaster planter that I picked up a few years ago at Round Top.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

My Astroturf chevron wall survived an entire year.  Today, it’s joined by a plant in a bag, a horse head, a crying Boxer figurine and a CB2 knockoff clock

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

…and an Elvis silhouette.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

I made a crazy little planter for my kids’ playroom. Don’t you love those animal cracker bear jars?  I’ve been threatening to turn it into something fun, and I finally did it.  I’ll have a tutorial on this soon!

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Our master bedroom got a little update, as well.  I found more discount bedding (Tuesday Morning, Marshall’s and Amazon this time) and freshened up our bed.  I was so excited to find those sheets – it’s really hard to find quality king sized pattern sheets for a good price.

 

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

My chalkware dog got an update, too.  Now, he’s got on some shades.  Okay, so they are 3D glasses from some kids’ movie, but we’re going to pretend they are sunglasses.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

I also made a little printable to hang on our floor mirror.  Yes, that song will now be stuck in your head all day.  You’re welcome, because it’s awesome.  Here’s where you can download it for free to use in your own home.

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home

Okay, that’s just about it!  I hope you enjoyed my summer home tour.  Now, head over to my friend Donna at Funky Junk Interiors.  I’m certain her tour is going to blow you away.

Want to see the rest of the bloggers on the tour?  Check them out below:

Monday, June 2nd

The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Nester
At The Picket Fence (Vanessa)
Thistlewood Farms
The Inspired Room

Tuesday, June 3rd

The Handmade Home
My Fabuless Life
Finding Home
In My Own Style
The Hunted Interior

Wednesday, June 4th

Inspired By Charm
Jennifer Rizzo
Madigan Made
Makely School for Girls
Funky Junk Interiors

Thursday, June 5th

Jones Design Company
Beneath My Heart
The Pennington Point
White Buffalo Styling Co.
Southern Hospitality

Friday, June 6th

At the Picket Fence (Heather)
Desert Domicile
Tatertots & Jello
Home Stories A to Z
Live Laugh Rowe

Summer tour of bold, eclectic home




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About Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard is a former college mascot turned political geek turned DIY fanatic who is conspiring to live in a Technicolor dream world. Her designs are bold and graphic, while her spirit is fun and full of color. Lindsay chronicles her projects and design ideas here at Makely, where she shares daily tutorials and inspiration. Lindsay lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband (Tom), children (Zack and Emma) and dogs (Jack and Duke).



Comments

  1. Love your home and your style. The patio is fabulous and that rug is amazing. I adore your bedroom, it is one of my favorites. Beautiful tour.

  2. I love all of the color and fun in your home!!! And I am coming over to hang out on your back deck!

  3. Oh girl. Your special signature totally shines in your rockin’ home tour! The astro turf patio is so cool! And you know I’m all over that picture frame wall. And then there’s the bulldog jewelry holder… your home just makes me feel happy!

  4. Can’t wait for the tutorial on the turf outside! and love that centerpiece on your dining room table with the birds!! fun tour!

  5. I like how you bring that zigzag pattern inside the home too. I have a question about the patio with the BBQ Planter. It looks like you have a concrete deck and you cut strips of astro turf in squares and staggered them for a tile look, is that true? How did you get the squares cut so uniformly and square and how did you get them to stick throughout traffic and the heat of summer? Great idea, I just don’t know if I would have much success carrying it out.

  6. You had me at the Elvis silhouette !

  7. What?! That astroturf “rug” on the patio is G-E-N-I-U-S!!! The whole house….really. Girl, you float my boat. Lisa~

  8. Love your chevron walls! Your home is gorgeous!

  9. Lindsay, I love how much personality is in your home! That rug ROCKS! (and I love the Elvis silhouette, too! So fun!)

  10. Nice tour!
    Beautiful interior designing and interior furnishing!

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