Summer Eclectic Home Tour

June 6, 2017

boho chic summer decor

I’ve said it before and I will say it again- I am not much of a seasonal decorator.  With my obsessive tendencies, particularly as it relates to my own home,  I tend to have a hard time getting it just the way I want it and when I finally do achieve a desirable balance, I am not all that  eager to tamper with the mix  as it  could very well could set me off on an unnecessary shopping spree-sort of a domino effect  (I am just effing crazy like that).
boho chic kitchen

But when my wildly talented buddy Jess of Domicile 37 invited me to be a part of an eclectic summer home tour consisting of 17 incredibly skillful designers and bloggers, I was so honored I knew I had to participate. I thought it would also be a great opportunity to showcase all of the recent updates we have made to our 1980’s fixer upper home.

boho chic kitchen

Beginning with the kitchen, we added cone pendant lights over the island which I made for $50/light and you can view the tutorial here. Don’t be intimidated….it is super easy.

low budget kitchen makeover diy

We also replaced a rotted sliding door with custom-cut glass which was framed to look like a window- saving us a good chunk of cash.

boho chic kitchen

Lately I have been swooning over blue and pink color combinations as they relate to textiles.As a result,  I traded out my red accent pillows for a pink, hand-sewn quilt and some Peruvian pillow covers.

boho glam living room pink and blue



boho glam summer decor

boho glam living room





boho chic summer decor


I also found a way to inject a bit more of my personality and love for music with The Beatles and Led Zeppelin art work (I am currently in search of a Grateful Dead print that speaks to me and flows with my color scheme).

boho chic summer decor

boho chic summer decor

I threw some authentic, Moroccan poufs into the mix and I am so thrilled with the result.

where to buy Moroccan poufs

where to buy leather poufs for cheap

boho chic summer decor

In the foyer, I traded out a white and grey geometric rug , for a vintage-inspired variety. And no, this was not solely inspired by cosmetic drive but for functional reasons….I needed a rug that was better at hiding mud and dirt.

boho vintage rugs under $100

boho chic dining room

Still loving my DIY art work in the dining room (check out the tutorial here).

boho chic dining room

I also decided to change up the styling on my mirrored console- balancing out the glitz of the mirrored medium with more natural, organic elements.

boho chic dining room

boho chic bedroom reveal

Back in February, I painted and re-styled my once out-dated bedroom. You can read about that transformation here .

boho chic bedroom reveal

Around the same time we completed the bedroom makeover, my husband also built a custom mudroom for around $200. Click here for that tutorial .

boho chic modern mudroom

And here is the bulk of where we have had to invest our energy over the past few months, friends…….

backyard transformation reveal

This was an absolute nightmare of a project and the synopsis of the drama goes a little something like this…

Tear down an existing deck due to some structural concerns only to find you will also have to excavate and demolish an existing pool as the walls were rusted through to the liner (all while a sorry-a$$ contractor takes off with $2000 never to return or render any service or material, and your whole septic system goes kaput). You really cant make this crap up.

backyard transformation reveal

That being said, we survived our fixer upper fiasco and are so pleased with how it all turned out.

backyard transformation reveal

To read all of the juicy details of that project, click here.

backyard transformation reveal

backyard transformation reveal

backyard transformation reveal

Needless to say, I am a bit burnt-out on renovations and ready to chill the(insert explicit here) out.

backyard transformation reveal

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please be sure to check out all of the other amazing homes in this tour. Don’t miss out on all of the stunning inspiration.

Now get out there and design some good vibes and scroll below for the rest of the tours.

Summer 2017 Eclectic Home Tour | Eclectic Interiors | Eclectic Homes | Boho decor | Vintage Eclectic decor | Bold Geometric decor | Maximalist style| Vibrant decor


Domicile 37 | Whimsical Blue Living | The Striped House | Bright Green Door


Cassie Bustamante | Jest Cafe | The Rath Project | Emmerson & Fifteen


Natasha Outside and In | Up To Date Interiors | Designing Vibes | PMQ for Two


Jessica Brigham | This is Our Bliss | CAD Interiors | French & French Interiors | Maker of Home


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    1. erica, i know i have said it before, but your home is always a favorite of mine. i just love your style and all of your DIY touches and blue accents. and that pool area is the stuff of dreams! enjoy it this summer, my friend.

      1. Thank you so much, Cassie. It is so cool to hear from you because I have followed you through the years and have always found your home and style so inspiring.

    1. Erica, I feel you on not being a seasonal decorator … I love finding balance and keeping it that way for a while. It’s the Libra in me, I suppose! Really adore seeing an up close and personal of your earthy and cozy home. I’d be ready to party at that pool all summer!!! Have enough moscow mules and you’ll forget the entire fiasco! 🍹😆

    1. Yeah girl!!! It looks beautiful as always! Your home is so inviting and comfortable… It’s the stuff vacation dream homes are made of! Your use of textures, color, and decor blend together effortlessly. I’m so impressed with all of the changes you’ve made this year… Your bedroom is totally dreamy, mudroom is gorgeous, and your pool area is making me insanely jealous! Keep up the good work sister! I would say you’re killing it designing great vibes for your family and all of us followers to enjoy!

      1. You always know how to put a big smile on my face, girl. Thank you so much…giving you a cyber-land hug. lol


      1. Thanks, Stacey. Here is the affiliate link for that rug . You can just copy and paste it into your browser and it should take you to it. Its called “Safavieh Mahal Collection MAH620C Traditional Oriental Navy and Red Area Rug”. Hope this helps!

    1. Where do I start???…The kitchen is awesome! The white brick and wine rack are my faves and your diy pendants are stunning (it’s obvious why they ended up in a magazine). Your ceilings are incredible and you do such a great job complimenting those architectural elements with your decor. And can we just talk about that mirrored console table!!! I want it, I need it, I love it! Gorgeous space Erica : )

      1. Thank you so much, Diane. I got that mirrored console table a homegoods a few years back. I know mirrored decor is kind of “out” right now, but I just cannot seem to part with it.

    1. Erica, so can I just say that I was seriously looking forward to this tour, and you, once again, are just brilliant! You are always one of my favorites. I seriously resonate with your aesthetic! So freaking good, girl! I’m also not a seasonal decorator (holidays, well, that’s a different thing. LOL), we just switch to opening the house up and running in and out. I’m so glad to hear someone else say it! 😉 Such a great tour! xo

      1. Thank you so much, Heather. You don’t know how happy those words make me …especially coming from a rockstar designer as yourself.

    1. I meant it when I said you have that California cool down pat, girl! Looking forward to seeing more of your work and getting to know you!

    1. Omg on the backyard stuff you went through… but it looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect to enjoy this summer! The styling throughout your house is expectedly beautiful. 🙂 Love the new entry rug and the organic accessories pop on the mirrored console. I want your new textiles! 🙂 Beautiful tour my friend!

    1. I’m digging your home! Very nicely decorated.. I’ve seen quite a few items I simply adored. You have a new follower 😊

    1. Your home is so DREAMY!! I love how warm and welcoming your spaces are, but still crisp and cool. And let me tell you…those kitchen lights get me *every* time. Stunning styling and your backyard space gives me major pool envy! Another beautiful tour, Erica!! xo

    1. I always enjoy seeing your home Erica! Love the lighter colors in the living room and the foyer rug is gorgeous! Sorry you had to go through all that with the pool and deck. It’s a seriously pretty space to enjoy this summer! Oh, and those kitchen lights and DIY artwork. Stunning!!

    1. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Love the colorful accents and fresh global feel!

    1. Gorgeous home. I love your use of color and pattern. Thanks for sharing it.

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