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.

Guest Bedroom | Summer House Tour

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.

Blue Paint Color Formula

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.

House Tour


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.

Our Summer House Tour

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.

Our Summer House Tour

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.

Our Summer House Tour.  Living room and coffee table.

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.

House Tour

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.

House Tour Sunroom

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.

House Tour Sunroom.

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.

Our Summer House Tour

You may also enjoy the post, Entertain with Red, White, and Blue! Easy Summer Table Trimmings.

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.

Our Summer House Tour.  Dining Room.

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 Summer House Tour

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.

A Summer House Tour  Old apothecary cabinet with Bernese Mountain Dog.

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.

Our Summer House Tour backyard.  teak table and chairs.

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.

Our Summer House tour.  Backyard.

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?

Our Summer House Tour

And be sure to join me here for My Favorite Beach Day Essentials! An absolute favorite of mine!

My Favorite Beach Day Essentials

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!

Bloggers Best Summer Home Tour
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Our Summer House Tour in Coastal Maine

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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.

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew / Stonegable / My Wee Abode

White Arrows Home / Fiddle Leaf Blog / Dabbling and Decorating

Tuesday’s Tours

The Flowering Farmhouse / Sanddollar Lane / Cottage In The Mitten

Up To Date Interiors / Bricks ‘n Blooms / Cottage On Bunker Hill

Wednesday’s Tours

Open Doors Open Hearts/ Pasha Is Home / Shiplap and Shells

A Blue Nest / Cloches and Lavender / Simply 2 Moms

Thursday’s Tours

Cassie Bustamante / First Day of Home / Midwest Life and Style

County Road 407 / She Gave It A Go / Robyn’s French Nest

Friday’s Tours

The Ponds Farmhouse / DIY Beautify / Follow The Yellow Brick Home

My Thrift Store Addiction / Tatertots and Jello / Sweet Pea

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  1. Your home is just wonderful! Can you tell me what the paint color is on the door in the little guest bedroom? Thanks!

  2. 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.

    1. Michele, thank you so much for stopping by and it makes me so happy that you enjoyed it!

  3. 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. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Kris and welcome! That’s our sassy Ella:)

  4. It’s gorgeous and so very summery! Love all the vintage treasures, of course! Beautiful tour!

  5. I just love your lobster accents throughout, and those lilacs are incredibly beautiful! Lovely tour, as always!

  6. Everything is so perfectly Maine!! I love your vintage pieces mixed in everywhere & the fresh flowers…so so pretty!!

  7. 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!

    1. Thank you so much, Kathy. I’m so glad you dropped by today!

  8. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love the way you decorate your parents home, looks so pretty, thanks for the tour.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by today Marlene!

  9. 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!!!!

    1. Aliya, you are so awesome. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. You are welcome anytime with all that enthusiasm!

  10. 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!

    1. Oh yes isn’t it awful? I hate the heat. Enjoy your day Julie!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by today Cecilia!

  14. 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!

    1. Thanks, Stacy, I’m back in Vermont now!!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

    1. Thank you so much Cassie, I’m so glad you like it and it brought you fond memories from the coast.

  17. 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.

    1. So sweet Cindy. I’m so happy it all brings you joy. It’s a labor of love for sure!

  18. Such a beautiful home tour! I love the geraniums on your outdoor table. Such a fun group of ladies for this summer tour!

  19. 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!

    1. Thank you so kindly Kim, aren’t these tours so much fun and inspiring!

  20. Ann everything is SO beautiful! And all of your summer florals are just to die for! I need some lilacs in my life!

    1. Thank you so much, Ana! I wish we could have lilacs all year round.

  21. 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!

  22. I loved seeing all of your beautiful summer touches, Ann. Main looks so beautiful. It is on my list to visit someday. Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much, Jen! You will love it and I’m happy to make suggestions for you as well!

  23. 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.

    1. 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!

      1. Thank you so much, Kelly. I’m so thrilled to be hopping with you this week!