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Boho Farmhouse Summer Home Tour 2020

Boho Farmhouse Summer Home Tour 2020

I must confess…

With everything going on in the world right now, I have caught myself in a bit of creative block.

Not wanting to come off as frivolous or apathetic to the current societal climate, I have been uncertain of just what to post here as of late.

Nonetheless, when my fabulous friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life invited me to join her for a summer home tour, along with 28 other incredible bloggers listed at the bottom of this post, I knew I had to pull myself together, dust off the trusty ol’ camera and get to creating again.

Not only am I going to show you how I have styled my 1980’s rancher for summer, at the end of my tour, I am going to show you a sneak peak of my super exciting new waterproof hardwood flooring  I (by “I”,  I mean my husband) have been installing throughout our entire fixer upper.

*Affiliate links and sponsored products are featured in this blog post. *

In a sponsored partnership with Shaw Floors, this project , which has been a long time in the making, is essentially complete.  And while I did not get it finished in time to photograph for this actual tour (we literally finished the floors two nights ago), I thought some of you might be interested to  see what I have been working on.

So with that in mind, my tour photos were taken before we tore our house apart with the flooring project. I took them “just in case” we didn’t finish in time for the blog hop, and it was a good thing I did. I will be doing detailed tutorials and reviews on the flooring within the next few months, so stay tuned!

Also, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see a candid shot of my new hardwood flooring along with the full Summer Home Tour lineup. It would be a shame for you to miss out on any of these inspiring home tours.

modern farmhouse living room decor

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If you are joining me from StoneGable, I would like to extend a big virtual hug to you. I absolutely adore Yvonne’s timeless, classy aesthetic and her delicious recipes aren’t too shabby either.

Welcome to my first-ever fixer upper home which my husband and I have been remodeling for the past six years. (To see the before/after tour, you can click here)

This is my neutral Boho Farmhouse living room…

organic modern living room decor

Get a good last look at my Ikea Ektorp arm chairs and buckled, cherry hardwood flooring…

boho farmhouse decorating inspiration

Given I have already covered these old floors with the new click hardwood product, this is the last time you will ever see them in my home. Bye Felicia!

neutral modern farmhouse living room

And while the beige Ikea arm chairs have had an incredible six-year run, I sold these babies on Facebook Marketplace last night and will be applying the profit to more modern, leather seating.

boho farmhouse summer home tour

Although the slip-covered arm chairs will not be making a return, I simply could not part with their sofa counterpart.

Because the dark grey fabric has proven to be highly functional with my destructive children,  it gets to stay… for now at least.

neutral modern decor styling

If you were here for my Christmas tour, you may notice not much has changed in this room.

Knowing for quite some time that we would be re-flooring pretty much our entire home, I decided to practice major restraint, and not invest in any new decor until I saw the new oak hardwoods installed.

In fact, the only new addition to my summer-styled living room are the sleek wagon wheel chandeliers (which you can get here).

I love how versatile these lights truly are. I could see them working beautifully in a more traditional space or modern space alike.

neutral modern farmhouse home tour

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Moving on to the newly finished Master bathroom, my husband and I began this project at the very end of 2019 and did not finish until February of this year…

modern farmhouse bathroom with matte black hardware

While many components of this bathroom remodel were DIY, we did hire professionals to knock out a wall between the shower and bath and to also install the new shower.

boho modern farmhouse meets spa master bathroom

After resenting the hell out of  my outdated cave of a bathroom for five years, I finally have an airy,  spa-like oasis that I can retreat to when things get crazy (this has especially been helpful during the whole homeschooling nightmare we just wrapped up).

boho modern farmhouse bathroom makeover

Now to my absolutely favorite part of my home during the  summer months….

modern farmhouse outdoor decorating

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Our secluded backyard pool deck is where you will be finding my family and I basically every freakin’ weekend.

designing vibes summer home tour

Frozen cocktails (Popsicles for the kids of course), grilled burgers and gooey s’mores are the staple of our summer diet- ain’t no shame in our game…life is too short!

Three years ago, we had to completely demo the existing pool and deck (you can read all about that drama here), but looking back, it was totally worth all of the trouble…

modern pool decorating ideas

We have definitely got our money’s worth. (If you look closely, you will also see a trampoline behind the deck).

The goal of this space was always to have a fun space for not only our boys, but for the adults as well.

modern farmhouse outdoor decorating


boho modern outdoor decor ideas

While I haven’t changed much of the outdoor decor this year , I did add a few new cushions to freshen things up a bit. I love how timeless a good black and white color scheme can be.

black and white patio decor ideas

Replacing a badly weathered dining set, I had my husband build a modern, solid wood dining table for under $80 (here is the tutorial)….

diy tutorial for a modern outdoor dining table

I opted for kid-friendly chairs- void of the potential for any staining and maintenance.

erica van slyke of designing vibes

Being outside in all of mother nature’s glory is undoubtedly what is keeping me sane during these crazy times. There is something so calm and restorative about the outdoors.

New hardwood Flooring Sneak Peak…

And now for a sneak peak of our new waterproof Oak floors…

modern farmhouse flooring ideas

Within the weeks to come I will be sharing the official reveal,  install tutorial, and product details with you.

home tour of a boho farmhouse fixer upper

Subscribe to the blog to stay tuned for all of the upcoming flooring posts (or you can follow me on the gram)!

Next on the blog hop is Tamara from Citrine Living. Already a fan of her refined, coastal flare, I had the pleasure of meeting Tamara at BHG Stylemaker a few years ago and was taken back by not only her external beauty, but her kindness. Trust do not want to miss out on this gorgeous tour.

Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life.


Summer Home Tour 2020 blog hop



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Setting For Four, Duke Manor Farm, Decor To Adore. House By HoffInspiration For Moms, Pink Peppermint Design


Modern GlamFox Hollow Cottage , Thrifty & Chic ,  11 Magnolia Lane  , Grace In My Space , Hymns &amp Verses 


Seeking Lavender Lane, StoneGable, Designing Vibes, Citrineliving, Our Southern Home, Southern State Of Mind


The Woodgrain Cottage ,  Life On Cedar Lane,  Thistlewood Farms ,  White Arrows Home, Follow The Yellow Brick Home  






My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Thursday 18th of June 2020

I'm right there with you and having a hard time being creative! And my funk has lasted 3 1/2 years!!! Just trying to power through and remind myself that we can be a reprieve for some! Love your home and the master bath is stunning and the new floors are going to be fabulous! Oh, and that backyard deck and pool is amazing!!! :) Linda

Designing Vibes

Sunday 21st of June 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words of encouragement, Linda. Dang...3.5 years?! That's rough! haha! I commend you for powering through though. That is some major grit. Wishing you a wonderful summer.


Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Love your beautiful summer home tour! Can't wait to see the floor reveal! How lucky you are to have a pool during all the time at home ;)


Saturday 13th of June 2020

Your home is gorgeous, but you can't beat that outdoor space! I love the black and white decor against all of the greenery. Such a beautiful natural backdrop.


Friday 12th of June 2020

woohoo those new floors are awesome!! I had to scroll back to see the before, what a difference! Love the new chandeliers, and leather chairs seem like the perfect addition to this pretty room. Looking forward to seeing the reveal. And hey, that backyard is a dream too! Love to see you in the pics, gorgeous!

Designing Vibes

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Thank you so much, Cristina. It is crazy just how much the new floors have change the whole look of my home. I cannot wait to properly photograph them. Wishing you an incredible summer, my friend!

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Thursday 11th of June 2020

All so pretty Erica! I would spend every moment of Summer in your gorgeous backyard and I love your boho touches in the living room! You have such gorgeous style!!

Designing Vibes

Friday 12th of June 2020

Thank you so much, Kristin. I hope you are able to make the most of your summer despite the crazy times we are living in. xoxo