The Softer Shades of Summer Guest Bedroom


In the past I was all about vivid colors. When we built our house the dining room was navy blue including the ceiling. The great room and foyer were a raspberryish color and the master bedroom was green including the carpet. Yea, that was the nineties. The kitchen and master bath were wallpapered in prints that pulled all those colors together. I still love color, but I just don't want my whole house filled with deep dark hues anymore. It seems as I age I want lighter and brighter surrounding me with pops of colors through the accessories. Going more neutral allows me the freedom to change the accent colors with the accessories. I'm already scheming some new fall ideas. Today I'm sharing the French farmhouse style guest bedroom in much softer shades which can also work all year.

The Softer Shades of Summer Guest Bedroom 

Miss Bailey and Home Style Saturdays


Are you ready for the weekend? We are so glad to have Miss Bailey back home after being so sick. She is feeling so much better and got a fabulous report from the vet on Thursday.

I Call it Playing House


Before I share this guest bedroom dressed for summer I thought I would share a few of it's looks from the past year. Yes, I change the bedrooms quite a bit. I call it playing house. 😉
Normally it just means changing some of the bedding and pillows especially seasonally and for holidays. 

And sometimes it might mean painting the walls and the armoire and even getting new carpet for a fresh new look that was revealed in  April 2016.

How I Dry Hydrangeas


I love to use hydrangeas to add pops of color in the house whether they are fresh cut and vibrant in color or if they have dried for a few weeks and turned a beautiful softer muted tone. I never purposely dried my hydrangeas. It just happened accidentally when I forgot to add fresh water to some arrangements and I noticed them changing colors. 

Wow Us Wednesdays #341


Welcome wowzers! This chick is so much happier now that my Bailey is home from the animal hospital and feeling more like her old self. She is on medications and some special food and all is good. She will go back on Thursday for a recheck and to be groomed. I know the report will be good and she will feel so much better once she has been groomed, too. I gave her a bath, but boy oh boy she needs to be trimmed. Pancreatitis is a scary thing and the doctor said it was a good thing we got her in when we did.

Let's look at some features from last week and get this party started!

This looks like back breaking work to me, but check out this DIY stenciled floor by The Heathered Nest.

My Eclectic Summer Sunroom


Last week I shared last year's summer sunroom and this year's sunroom has had quite a few changes. I'ts a mix of styles so I'm calling it my eclectic summer sunroom. This year it's a lot simpler with less decor. It's still decorated in shades of blue because what's cooler than blue and white? I just love this combo and in hot Georgia we need all the cool we can get.
The sofa, wicker chairs and the tall chest were in here last year, but the other chairs, coffee table and end tables have changed. 
So let's tour this summer's look.