Summer Home Tour

The White Buffalo Summer Home Tour

Welcome, y’all, and happy summer!

I’m so glad you’re here!  If you’re popping over from The Pennington Point, welcome!  It is truly starting to feel like summer here in South Carolina.  The days are in the 90’s, the fireflies are out, and I have three days and counting left in the school year.  Full-time blogging comes in just a few days!  I cannot wait and I’ve had summer on the brain for a while.

So, when Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage asked me to join her Summer Tour of Homes, I was thrilled to infuse a little summer indoors.

Summer-Tour-of-Homes-Button

You can read about my inspiration for this tour here.  I had the best time infusing some summer into our spaces and brightening things up.

My husband and I bought this house a little over a year ago and have done major renovations.  We moved walls, added a master suite, moved the kitchen into the bigger garage, and made things a bit pretty.  Check out Our Renovation Story and the Before & Afters to see what we’ve been up to.  Our home isn’t perfect and to be honest, it only looks like the pictures when I’m taking the pictures.  Busy life with a Great Dane means things aren’t always perfect, but I sure do love celebrating style.

This blog is based on the belief that we each have a unique style that’s all our own.  I hope to help you find it by embracing mine, sharing my style journey, and flying my style freak flag!  To learn a bit more about my boho modern style, check out my About page.

Alright, now that you have a little basis for me and my style, onto the tour!

Our white kitchen is my favorite room in our house.  

White Eclectic Kitchen from thewhitebuffalostylingco.com

The bright white and pops of color feel so summery to me.  The live edge island is one of my favorite projects we’ve done.  And I love the open shelves that are always ready to style.

open-shelves-in-kitchen

 

While I have a major love affair with white walls, I lean heavily towards cozy texture and dark accents layered on top.  My goal for summer was to brighten.

In the living room, I brightened our dark, leather couch with my DIY Moroccan Wedding Blanket.

Boho Eclectic Living Room

The dough bowl turned coffee table found a home in the living room.  And the rag rug slipcovered ottoman gives a little summery color punch.

rag-rug-slipcovered-ottoman

We installed built-ins across from the couch and I love having the display space for all of our books and some pretties.

bookshelf-styling

The dining room got some major changes for the season.

bright-bohemian-modern-dining-room

I got rid of the dark, kilim rug…just for now.  I changed out the mix of chairs for all white.  And I threw a little tie dye onto the table with an impromptu tablecloth.

eclectic-dining-room

Yes, those are the curtains from my office.  

white-buffalo-office

I had planned to dip-dye a tablecloth just to change things up a bit in here, but at the last minute was craving a tie-dye pattern.  I threw the curtains on it just to try it out and I actually loved it!  They’ll be going back to the office and I’ll make an official tablecloth, but for now, you can’t get more re-purposing than that!

I love our little front room, deemed “The Lounge.”

front room

It’s right inside the front door, has a fireplace to style, and has tons of natural light!  I have been on a huge tie-dye kick lately.  The office curtains, a table runner for outside, and now these new pillows.  I think I’ve finally perfected my tie-dye tutorial and will be sharing tomorrow!

The light in this room made it the perfect place for a little indoor garden.

indoor-garden

Nothing says summer like bringing lots of green inside!

summer-decorating

We just recently finished our master bedroom.

Rustic Bohemian Master Bedroom

It’s bright and cheery and has the perfect blend of our styles.

And the most summery place of all at our house just happens to be my favorite. 

Eclectic Bohemian Backyard from thewhitebuffalostylingco.com

Since we got married, we’ve dreamed of having a pretty outdoor space to enjoy and entertain.  We had the best time putting this patio together this spring!

We’ve got space to lounge, eat, and entertain!

outdoor-buffet

You can read about the patio and see more details here, here, and here.  One of my very favorite parts is having this buffet to style for those summer get-togethers!

Thank you for touring my home!  I’m so glad you stopped by to say hello.  We have several more big projects left to finish on this house.  We’ll be tackling the front exterior, the guest bathroom, and guest bedroom this summer!  Check back in for some more room reveals!

Make sure you check out the next stop on the tour, Southern Hospitality.  I know Rhoda will have some amazing inspiration for you!

And in case you missed any, here are the other stops along the tour.  Amazing, line-up, right?!

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

Comments

    • says

      Thanks Cassie – that’s a huge compliment! That’s exactly how I want my home to feel :) Hopefully stylish, but laid back and not fussy. And the office is my very favorite too. I cannot wait to spend a ton of time in there soon!

    • says

      Thanks Elisa! I did the fringe for spring and really felt like I needed to do a “new” garland on the mantle for the summer tour, but I couldn’t bear to take it down!

  1. says

    Hi, Lindsay, your home is amazingly beautiful and I love your own personal style stamp on it. It feels so cozy, yet eclectic and vibrant all at the same time. Wonderful job in the kitchen! I know you love your home as much as I do mine. Home is a haven after all! THanks for stopping by!

    • says

      Thank you so much for those sweet words, Rhoda! That means so much coming from you! Isn’t amazing how rewarding it is to completely renovate your home and then see it come together?! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to write such a heartfelt comment.

    • says

      Thanks Kristin!!! I’m actually not sure what that little wicker thing is. I got a set of two of them at a thrift store…one was turned upside down like an end table and one was flipped over like a waste basket! No clue what the original intent was :(

  2. says

    Your white kitchen is my favorite room too! It’s so gorgeous and inspiring. I also love your lounge. That tie-die curtain tablecloth is great too! Ahh, too many choices. :)

  3. says

    Hi Lindsay,

    I had to go find the post about Gracie! We also have 2 Great Danes (1 is 7 y.o and 1 is 3 y.o)and an English lab (5 y.o), so I am always interested in seeing how people with BIG dogs decorate in real life. You know, having nothing breakable or edible within tail height or mouth height, having beach towels on the floor in front of the water bowl and the backyard door to catch muddy feet and slobber. Little things like that :) I wouldn’t trade their funny behavior or affection for anything. Our guys also sit on your lab by backing up onto your legs and keeping their front feet on the floor, and they sleep in bed as well. Such is life when you are a pet parent :) Hoping to see more posts about decorating with dogs in your future. Orr Dane Smokey even has the same coloring and markings that Gracie has – wish I could show you a pic.
    Happy summer!
    Amy

  4. Sherri says

    Just finishing going through the home tours and yours is the only one I felt compelled to comment on. I like your style! So many cool, personal touches that define your home. I remember seeing that DIY headboard in the blogger competition and loved it. That outdoor space is to die for. And that rag rug ottoman is the coolest thing ever! I am signing up on email to receive your blog daily. May God bless you in your full-time blogging career. I am sure you will do well.

  5. Stacey Roney says

    Hi there,
    I love your blog! I have been following the last few months while renovating our home. I am also wanting to start a food blog. I noticed an internet consulting firm advertising on your blog. Do you recommend them?

    Thank you!

  6. Victoria says

    Love your home! May I ask if that is granite or marble on your kitchen counters and the name if you have it. It is so soft and dreamy…

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