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My 2022 Summer Home Tour

My 2022 Summer Home Tour

Fireflies, smores and festive, frozen “boat drinks” – it must be that time of year, my friends.

Summer is finally freakin’ here, and I am totally stoked about it!

Along with 30 other incredible bloggers, today I am sharing my 2022 Summer Home Tour.

boho modern summer home tour designing vibes

But before I open my doors to you, I would first like to give a big shoutout and thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this annual, blog-hop tradition.

If you are joining me from Pink Peppermint Design, welcome! Tammy has an impeccable eye for design.

white modern farmhouse exterior

My name is Erica and I have been sharing hacks for the home/ body/soul on this little blog of mine for almost seven years . After renovating a 1980’s fixer upper DIY Style for nearly a decade, three months ago, my husband and I sold our beloved eighties rancher to find a home better suited for our two young boys.

Never in a million years did we think in this crazy a$$ market that we would land a fully-renovated midcentury modern home on the lake…. with an awesome level lot…. annnnd a massive in-ground pool…but God is good like that.

With the craziness of the past two years (remote learning absolutely traumatized me and my children), I must say that it has been so rewarding to see my boys flourishing in an environment more conducive to being a kid.

modern farmhouse exterior ideas

Instead of vegging out on the couch all day (because we really had no yard back at the rancher), I am happy to see them getting outside much more now.

Whether it be fishing, terrorizing geese, kayaking or swimming, there is now plenty for them to do, and any utterance of “I am bored” will basically be counted as an obscenity as far as this mama is concerned.

So…moving on from my backstory tangent, let’s get on with the tour…

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boho modern foyer with hat gallery wall

Welcome to the entrance of my 1975 cottage.

All of the board and batten walls (original to the house) are painted in Shoji White by Sherwin Williams.

While a playful color on the front door wouldn’t have necessarily been my first choice (I am a sucker for black), the coastal-esque hue (Sherwin Williams- Coastal Plains to be exact) has really grown on me.

hat gallery wall diy boho modern decor

In fact, there is something about living on the water that has reignited my love for coastal decorating.

I even went as far as hanging a gallery wall of mostly beach hats in the foyer (tutorial to come!).

boho modern dining room

With all the heaviness in the world, my goal in this new house is to be a little more lighthearted and relaxed with my decorating approach than I had ever been in my previous homes.

In fact, I was so nonchalant with the vibe that I even went as far as hanging a mugshot of Jerry Garcia on my dining room wall. Ya know? The mugshot that inspired the Grateful Dead song “Truckin”. If you can’t tell, this is a house full of dead heads.

neutral modern lake house

Given the entire back wall of the main living area is nothing but an A-frame of windows and glass doors overlooking the lake, I decided that the true highlight of the space was going to be the freakin’ view…not the decor (which really feels weird to say given I am a design blogger).

boho modern dining room decor summer

With this in mind, I felt much more relaxed about the actual design scheme, and I think that’s what gave me the courage to be a little more tongue and cheek with the artwork.

Sure….I want the overall aesthetic to be somewhat cohesive, but I really want the house to feel distinct to my tastes and interests (even if that means it may not be a smashing hit on Pinterest).

modern organic decor ideas

Nodding to all of the surrounding nature , I was sure to incorporate organic elements like rough wood, crystals and plant babies every chance I could get.

modern organic boho styling

Wanting a space to show off my Pala Santo and crystal collection, I thought these concrete columns would be the perfect opportunity to try out the whole pedestal trend. Flanking the console table, I actually placed one on each side of the table.

boho lake house with white wall

To cozy-up my large, bright dining room up a bit, I decided to layer a vintage kilim on top of a bleached sisal rug. The faint hints of distressed blue in the kilim almost match perfectly with the front door.

In an upcoming post, I will elaborate more on the reveal of my dining room and share more photos. This is more like a teaser.

minimalist modern dining room white walls black cabinet

Moving from the dining room and what I consider to be the attached “common area/meditation corner” , is the living room

While I was going for a bit more of a modern, minimalist vibe here, I still wanted the space to feel super relaxed and comfy.

To break up the warmth of all the beiges and blacks here, I added some blue throw pillows.

While I didn’t really need new pillows, I reasoned that summer was the perfect time to reintroduce blue to my color scheme (I am pretty sure I haven’t used blue textiles in almost three years).

While I am not exactly sure that my living room is “finished”, I am happy with how my different style preferences- boho, coastal and modern organic- have all blended pretty harmoniously.

Eventually I would love to get a ceiling light in here, but that will require some electric work and some saving (the lightI have been lusting after is about $1000…womp…womp).

On a happier note, the new linen sofa and even the Bouclé accent chair have proven to be kid-friendly thus far.

Now it’s time to pour a margarita and head outside…

Here on the back deck sits one of my latest DIY projects- an outdoor dining table that my husband built for under $100.

diy outdoor table with wood

In the covered outdoor area, I added some modern accent chairs, an outdoor rug, and this fun DIY planter gallery wall

A covered outdoor space was on my wish list, so I am thrilled to finally have one not only on the front porch, but on the back screened in porch as well.

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Last but not least is the best part of the entire property…

summer home tour modern lake house

My humble hammock which resides on an actual bird sanctuary overlooking the lake and marshes.

When life feels too crazy, sunshine and nature is truly the best medicine.

You can shop the affiliate links for the decor used in this tour directly below…

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Thank you so much for stopping by my neck of the woods today. And like Jerry sings, “just keep truckin’ on” my friends!

The next stop on the blog hop is Cuckoo4Design.

If you love boho decor as much as I do, you are not going to want to miss Julia’s beautiful home. Not only does she have a fabulous aesthetic, she always has the best freakin’ DIY tutorials as well.

To follow along with the entire tour, be sure to check out the schedule posted below.

Wishing all of you a fabulous summer!

Monday – June 6th LineupA Stroll Thru LifeOur Southern HomeGrace In My Space

Hymns & VersesSouthern Hospitality Chalking Up Success


Tuesday – June 7th Lineup

Calypso in the Country StoneGable11 Magnolia Lane

White Arrows Home RemodelaCasa Pink Peppermint Design


Wednesday – June 8th Lineup

Designing VibesCuckoo4DesignWhispering Pines Homestead

Decor to AdoreThrifty and ChicClean and Scentsible


Thursday – June 9th Lineup

CitrineLivingSouthern Home and HospitalityWorthing Court

The Stonybrook House Southern State of MindThis is our Bliss


Friday – June 10th Lineup

Follow The Yellow Brick HomeCountry Road 407Quarters One

Shiplap and ShellsSimply2MomsPasha Is Home

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



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...

Lori J Leeper

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Wow! Such a cool home! You've really done it!

Designing Vibes

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Thank you so much, Lori! :)


Sunday 12th of June 2022

Erica, congratulations on your gorgeous new home - it is incredible! It suits you perfectly, and I love the front door color AND that board and batten throughout is amazing. What a perfect home to raise a family. Your decor and styling is always spot on, I love your summer touches and Jerry Garcia too! Happy Summer my friend, soak up that yard and enjoy that hammock! xo

Designing Vibes

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Thank you so much, friend. Cheers to summer! xoxo

Kristin | WHite Arrows Home

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Everything looks amazing! This house is so perfect for you and I love how you've styled it!

Designing Vibes

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Thank you so much, Kristin! I am heading to check yours out now. :)


Friday 10th of June 2022

Your home is so relaxing and inviting Erica! A perfect summer retreat! Enjoy your dream home!

Designing Vibes

Friday 10th of June 2022

Thank you so much, Mary! Sending you hugs. xoxo


Thursday 9th of June 2022

Your new home's so YOU! Love it! All the trim work and the outdoor space, it's just dreamy. I'm so very happy for you.

Designing Vibes

Friday 10th of June 2022

Thank you so much, beautiful friend. I hope you have an awesome summer. :)