Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Home Tour

Welcome to the Summer Home Tour.
A big thank you to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for inviting me to join some very
talented blogging pals for the tour.

If you arrived here from Driven By Décor ....welcome!  Don't you just love Kris's beautiful dining room?

We moved into our house approximately one year ago and it is still a work in process.  Slowly we are wiping away the builder grade features and making this "our home"

Please come in and I'll show you around

 Our home is somewhat unique as you enter through the screened courtyard and the house is built around it.  The front door is at the other end of the courtyard.

There is a separate guest suite located right behind the patio table.
When we moved in there was only the palm tree and one plant in the courtyard.  It's been hit or miss finding plants that will take the extreme heat.  The day I took these pictures it was 94 degrees!
 It cooled down enough after a little rain shower to have dinner in the courtyard.

The courtyard is one of the most used "rooms" in our home.  We eat many of our meals here and it is a great place to entertain.

Please come inside where it is cool.

The Foyer


Step into our living room.

The sofa pillows are a new addition to the room. The coral pillow is from Bealls and the others I purchased from Michaels.

 Did you guess my favorite color is blue?

Our dining room remodel was just completed a couple of weeks ago.  A wall was removed, new flooring, paint, chandelier and molding added.  You can see more of the dining room and the"before" pictures here .

The rug is a dark cobalt blue and matches the curtains.  This is the third rug I tried and I think this one is a keeper.

Eat-in Kitchen area

Master Bedroom
We love our salt water chemicals and very little upkeep!  On these hot Florida days it gets lots of use.  It is solar heated so actually we use it year round.


You can tour more of our home HERE 
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our home and don't forget to visit the other 29 bloggers participating in the Summer Home Tour. 
A special thank you to Marty for inviting me to participate with such a talented group of ladies.
Mon - June 8th

                     Live On Virginia Street                    
    21 Rosemary Lane
Thrify and Chic
Claire Brody Designs
Tue - June 9th
Thrifty Decor Chick
Our Southern Home
Making Home Base
Hymns & Verses
Bliss @ Home
DIY Showoff

Wed. - June 10th
City Farmhouse
Driven By Décor
No Minimalist Here
SG Style
Decor To Adore
Desire Empire

Thurs. - June 11th
A Thoughtful Place
Monica Wants It
Rain On A Tin Roof
Charming In Charlotte
Remodelando la Casa
Dimples & Tangles

Fri. - June 12th
Simple Details
Tidbits & Twine
Design Post Interiors
Designing On The Side
Peaceful Home Décor
 Talk Of The House 

 Partying at:




Lynda Brandly said...

Sherry, your home is beautiful! It takes a while to pull things together and you've done an amazing job in a year. I love your beautiful style. So fresh and lovely and French!
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So loved this tour Sherry as our last home in Florida was so very similar to yours with the house built around the pool...One day I shall be knocking at your door!...Love the dining room rug...peeking at it, love that rug with the beautiful drapes.
Your home is coming along so beautifully!!! Have a wonderful day!

Cindy said...

Your home is beautiful! Enjoyed visiting!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Good morning Sherrie. Aaahhh the Florida summer: sunny, beautiful, hot, stormy, cooler!
Beautiful home!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, you have really transformed your new home. I love your court yard.

All About Vignettes said...

Sherry, I love your new home. I can't believe you pulled together this magazine-worthy home in a year. Just fabulous. You must be so happy in your new place. I want your courtyard. I would spend most of my time there too.

Stacey said...

Your house just looks so pretty now, Sherry! I think you've done such a wonderful job melding your frenchy things with the coastal vibe. The blue is beautiful!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i would never leave that courtyard! it's amazing!!! beautiful job!

Kris Jarrett said...

Your courtyard and pool area are absolutely stunning - can I move in? :) I love all of the unique little touches throughout your home like the trophy cup filled with coral - beautiful!

lvblack said...

My dear, you are very talented! I love your eclectic taste. Stunning home. i will be following your blog!!!!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your new home is a DREAM!!! I have always wished we could live in Fl. but it is not to be. I LOOOOVE all the blue, you know I love blue too! Having a courtyard and pool is so wonderful, I would be out there all the time too....except when it was 90, then I would be IN the pool:):) Thanks so much for the tour. It is all gorgeous! You have done amazing things in one year!!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, Sherry, you have made unreal progress. I love everything and your dining room turned out so beautifully. I love, love, love that courtyard, that is where I would be all the time too.

Claire Brody said...

So happy to come across your blog through this home tour. And your blog name couldn't be more perfect (fellow maximist here)! I love the rich colors and accents you have. It's all so beautiful! said...

I love your courtyard and how dreamy to have a pool :) The blues and oranges are fab in your space. xo

Decor To Adore said...

Sherry your fabulous use of color in your living room has left me totally delighted. Thank you for such a wonderful grand tour.

Kelly said...

Your home looks beautiful! I love all of the blue and white. I love how French your bed looks too. I don't remember seeing it before.

Cristina Garay said...

Your home is beautiful, Sherry! The courtyard is a stunner, love it! I also love the wall art you have around your house, so summery!

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said...

Everything looks beautiful, Sherry! So happy to have found your blog through this tour! That courtyard is so fabulous - I would be out there all summer long too and the blues... I love all of the blues :)

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

it's so pretty Sherry and hopefully someday I'll get to see it for real

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Gorgeous! We just returned from my son's home in south Florida. I always wonder if I could be happy there where the homes are so different from what I'm used to. Uh, yeah. I believe I could be very happy if it looked like yours! :-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Loved the tour Sherry...your home is coming along beautifully and you have it filled with so many beautiful pieces!!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

Sherry - I'll be catching the next flight to Florida! Seriously - your home is stunning! Your personal touch is all over your new space! Enjoy it!

pam {simple details} said...

I'm in love with your fabulous courtyard, Sherry! What a beautiful setting you've created, I can't even imagine it with one lonely plant! The blues and the lamps in your living room are stunning!

Angelina B. said...

Your home is beautiful! I want a house with a courtyard similar to yours.., an enclosed courtyard with lots of privacy. I love indoor outdoor living. I love all the blues you decorated with.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, the tour of your home just made my day! You have done a beautiful job of making your house a home. All of the coastal accents are just perfect. The courtyard is amazing. I could sit there all day!

Carolyn Darragh said...

What a lovely home Sherry. It looks like you've been working hard to get it looking great. The courtyard looks so tropical and lush.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Your home is looking beautiful, Sherry. I've really enjoyed watching it come together!