Today I am so thankful to be joining 30+ extremely talented home decor bloggers in sharing our “Bloggers Summer Best House Tours” with you here today sponsored by Kelly over at the Tattered Pew. If you are joining me from over at Ana of Fiddle Leaf Interiors and are new to my blog welcome! Ana is so creative and supportive, I just adore her.
We are at our home here in Coastal Maine for the summer. A home we inherited and have been renovating and decorating ever since. Join me where I share My Coastal Maine Heritage and Embrace My Roots, a multi-generational family story of living, working, and growing up in Maine.
Guest Bedroom House Tour
This is my favorite room in the house! It’s small and I just love decorating it throughout the seasons.
Here is the same bedroom last year decorated for Labor Day weekend with some old family quilts and blankets that I found in a trunk in the attic.
And last year for The Fourth of July the bedroom looked like this!
Here, I partnered with Schweitzer Linen and their amazing Seersucker Bedding. Order your own and save 20% with the coupon code dabbling20.
And of course here with lobster pillows when we first inherited the home.
You may also enjoy the post, Coastal Bedding Ideas For Your Beach House.
Many of you ask what the paint color is for this room. Here is the formula that we used.
This year I added a blue and white duvet bed set that I found “Thrifting with the Gals” for $18.
I also share How to Fold and Display Heirloom Quilts here in this bedroom.
You may also enjoy this year’s COASTAL GRANDMOTHER SUMMER DECOR “IN MY MOTHER’S HOME”.
Living Room House Tour
Our Living Room in this New England Colonial Home is filled with collected antiques and treasured family heirlooms. Equipped with an old fashion brick fireplace surrounded by a linen slipcovered sectional by Four Seasons Furniture. Several pillows along with my mother’s hand-knit blankets keep this room cozy even in the summer months.
A bouquet of cut greens from the backyard fills a basket behind the sectional. Having something “live” in every room always makes a home feel so cozy. And it can be as simple as cutting greens from a tree in the summer.
Vintage collectibles, accentuated with my favorite blues compliment the woods and whites beautifully. I like to add a few white accents in the summer to lighten up this room.
And lilacs, give me all the lilacs!!
This is our favorite spot for all our Cozy Couch Moments too.
Sunroom House Tour
Can you believe this room can reach over 100 degrees in the summer? But we love it so much and it is our go-to room for coffee in the morning and a visit with friends over summer drinks in the late afternoon.
We found these Sun Shade Sails that match the Essex Green House trim and they have cooled this room down substantially. They were such a steal too, compared with purchasing custom awnings.
This room came together nicely with the addition of 4 Four Seasons Furniture slipcovered chairs along with this nesting coffee table, which is perfect for guests when serving appetizers and drinks.
My mother’s antique lamps and photos are the specially added vintage charms.
And check out this Fabulous Vintage Hutch Makeover in this space today.
You may also enjoy the new white valance curtains we hung in the kitchen and hallways here, How to Fold and Hang Tie-Up Valance Curtains
And Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot with Country Sampler Magazine.
Dining Room House Tour
The dining room is a high-traffic area between the kitchen and the living room and the first room entering our home.
A large pine table that I found on Facebook Marketplace is surrounded by antique chairs, which had been my mother’s for years.
A thrifted basket with fresh-cut flowers from the backyard creates a simple yet bold statement for summer upon entering this room from every direction.
Here’s another summer arrangement with my mother’s vintage crocks and fresh Rhododendrons from the backyard.
A small ironstone mold filled with beach rocks, vintage teacup, and teapot drawer knobs adds a bit of old-school charm to the crocks.
Our old chippy green apothecary in the dining room is stacked with thrifted blue and white dishes along with $1 thrifted milk glass bud vases and cut flowers from the backyard.
An antique dough bowl that hangs above the apothecary cabinet is balanced with a pink flower photo, also thrifted.
From the Backyard
Last year we spent the summer cleaning and restoring the cedar shakes on the side of the home after almost 30 years of weathering.
We also painted the house trim a beautiful and classic New England historical Essex Green.
We enjoy our evenings eating outdoors on this new teak table, grilling with the Solaire SOL-EV7A Portable Grill (which seriously makes the best hamburgers and hot dogs ever!) on this fun DIY grilling station that we made out of an old dresser, barn wood, and shutters.
A small DIY outdoor planter shelf for my terracotta pots was a fun project that I made out of a thrifted child’s wooden desktop.
Thrifting with the Gals
If you love all things thrifty, chippy, and vintage as we do here, join me every Wednesday over on Instagram where I share all my weekly thrifting adventures along with tips and tricks in the series “Thrifting with the Gals!“. And enjoy blog posts like What Does Frugality Mean to you?
And be sure to join me here for My Favorite Beach Day Essentials! An absolute favorite of mine!
I’m so glad you dropped by today friend, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our home in Coastal Maine.
Next up on today’s Summer House Tour is Kelly over at The Tattered Pew. Kelly loves the color green, hosts this wonderful Blogger’s Best Summer House Tour, teaches kindergarten, and will be joining us “Thrifting with the Gals” this Wednesday over on Instagram. You definitely don’t want to miss Kelly’s home tour today friends!
I’ve created the above custom pin just for this post! Hearing from you makes my day and your comments mean so much to me! Please join me over on Instagram & Pinterest to see more!
Blogger’s Best Summer Home Tour
This week I’m joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers Best Summer Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.
The Tattered Pew / Stonegable / My Wee Abode
White Arrows Home / Fiddle Leaf Blog / Dabbling and Decorating
The Flowering Farmhouse / Sanddollar Lane / Cottage In The Mitten
Up To Date Interiors / Bricks ‘n Blooms / Cottage On Bunker Hill
Open Doors Open Hearts/ Pasha Is Home / Shiplap and Shells
A Blue Nest / Cloches and Lavender / Simply 2 Moms
Cassie Bustamante / First Day of Home / Midwest Life and Style
County Road 407 / She Gave It A Go / Robyn’s French Nest
The Ponds Farmhouse / DIY Beautify / Follow The Yellow Brick Home
My Thrift Store Addiction / Tatertots and Jello / Sweet Pea
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY
- Adored One-of-a-Kind Handmade Birdhouse Restored
- Vintage Braiding Rug Stand | A Mother’s Day Reflection
- Early American Christmas Cottage Home Tour
- Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot with Country Sampler Magazine
- Repurposed Oak Dresser with Mirror Quaint in the Attic
- Authentic Maine Lobster Themed Table Setting
- How to Fashionably Bring Your Dining Room Outside This Summer
- DIY License Plate Hat Rack and Wall Decor
- Small Cottage Guest Bedroom, Vintage and Delightful
- Coastal Grandmother Summer Decor “In My Mother’s Home”
[email protected] says
Ann, I know your mom and dad are looking down bursting with pride by how much their daughter loves the home that they built. I so much enjoyed every single picture that you shared.
Thank you so much, Paula!!
Kelly Radcliff says
Ann i loved getting to see inside your beautiful Maine home! You have done such a wonderful job of incorporating your treasures with your mom’s. Thanks you for joining me this week and happy summer! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Kelly. I’m so thrilled to be hopping with you this week!
Rachel Harper says
Your tour is so lovely.
Thanks so much, Rachel!
I loved seeing all of your beautiful summer touches, Ann. Main looks so beautiful. It is on my list to visit someday. Pinned!
Thank you so much, Jen! You will love it and I’m happy to make suggestions for you as well!
Leen Curinga says
I always love a peek inside your beautiful home, Ann! Not just because we both love coastal decor! Your collected items are so fun and so well put together!
Aww, thank you so much, Leen!
Ana Ochoa says
Ann everything is SO beautiful! And all of your summer florals are just to die for! I need some lilacs in my life!
Thank you so much, Ana! I wish we could have lilacs all year round.
Kim Waldorf says
What a beautiful home filled with so many personal treasures! Thank you so much for sharing it all with us. BTW…Ella is so sweet. I just love seeing her in your photos. I am honored to be on this tour with you and so many other amazing bloggers!
Thank you so kindly Kim, aren’t these tours so much fun and inspiring!
Linda Johnston says
a home to relax in! love all the special touches you’ve made.
Thank you kindly, Linda!
JENNIFER GULIZIA says
Such a beautiful home tour! I love the geraniums on your outdoor table. Such a fun group of ladies for this summer tour!
Thank you so much, Jennifer!
Ann every time I see your home in Maine, I swoon at all the light and spaces. I have to say the dough bowl hanging on the wall grabs me every time I see it, so dreamy.
Love the furniture and the rug too. Your mom and dad sure are watching with smiles as you continue loving this treasure of a home!
Being outdoors in the summer must be gorgeous in Maine. I can’t even imagine how beautiful.
So sweet Cindy. I’m so happy it all brings you joy. It’s a labor of love for sure!
Cassie Bustamante says
I used to go to Maine every summer as a kid- I miss it and this has me nostalgic for it! Love your lobstah touches and suddenly I have a craving! Also, your pup steals the show!
Thank you so much Cassie, I’m so glad you like it and it brought you fond memories from the coast.
[email protected] says
Looks like such a wonderful place to spend the summer. I’m not sure I’d ever leave the beach! Love everything you’ve done to the home as well. Seriously, so beautiful!
Thank you so much, Cindy!!
Ann your Maine home is looking so good! I love all of the decor you added – from the bedroom to your cozy kiving room. Love it all! Can’t wait to see you this summer in VT!
Thanks, Stacy, I’m back in Vermont now!!
Ann, your home looks absolutely lovely decked out for summer! I adore your beautiful floral arrangements in vintage containers! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thanks so much for stopping by today Cecilia!
Anne Zirkle says
I always love seeing your beautiful home, Ann! You have such a way with putting things together to create gorgeous spaces. And your photography is amazing!
Thank you so much, Anne!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
Your mom and dad would be so happy to see the luv you have poured into this home. I have fallen in love with this house since the first time you shared it with us. Love it all, no matter which season.
Aww, thank you so much, Kim!
Julie Briones says
Your home looks lovely, as always, Ann. I just love your style! So cozy and casually elegant! I cannot believe that your one room can get to 100 degrees! Well, I have had that happen once in a great while here at My Wee Abode… that’s when I go over to my sister’s air-conditioned home! 😉 Pinned!
Oh yes isn’t it awful? I hate the heat. Enjoy your day Julie!
Ann!!! Your home tour was beautiful!! I’ll be over in a few and we can have breakfast in that gorgeous Sunroom of yours then we can transition to some warm morning beverages in your GORGEOUS outdoor space!! Once all that is through wee will take your sweet pup and head down to the beach to read some books and chit chat about all the fun things!! Girl, your home tour was seriously a tour I felt like i was walking through!!! I can literally image myself just hanging with you in all the places!!! I LOVED IT!!!!
Aliya, you are so awesome. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. You are welcome anytime with all that enthusiasm!
Marlene Stephenson says
I love the way you decorate your parents home, looks so pretty, thanks for the tour.
Thank you so much for stopping by today Marlene!
What a special home Ann! It looks like a beautiful summer vacation getaway! It’s always a treat to get to visit it virtually. Happy summer!
Thank you so much, Kathy. I’m so glad you dropped by today!
Jennifer Howard says
Everything is so perfectly Maine!! I love your vintage pieces mixed in everywhere & the fresh flowers…so so pretty!!
Thank you so much, Jennifer!!
I just love your lobster accents throughout, and those lilacs are incredibly beautiful! Lovely tour, as always!
Thanks so much, Crissy!!
Amber D Ferguson says
It’s gorgeous and so very summery! Love all the vintage treasures, of course! Beautiful tour!
Thank you so much, Amber!
Here from Thistlekeeping. Loved your home …. I have a lot of teacups/teapots/etc. in my home and I swooned over your drawer knobs in a bowl. Oh, and I just wanna pet your sweet dog. 🙂
Thank you so much Kris and welcome! That’s our sassy Ella:)
Michele M. says
Just love what you have done to that precious vacation home. I found myself nodding and grinning and feeling my happy meter go up up up reading this wonderful post. Hope you have a wonderful summer. It sure flies on by fast. Especially on the water. I grew up on an island and miss it all the time in the summer.
Michele, thank you so much for stopping by and it makes me so happy that you enjoyed it!
Your home is just wonderful! Can you tell me what the paint color is on the door in the little guest bedroom? Thanks!
Thank you so much Ashley. I just added a slide with the paint color for you on the post, as I can’t share it here. It’s a formula, not just a paint color. https://www.dabblinganddecorating.com/our-summer-house-tour/