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Summer Home Tour 2021

Summer Home Tour 2021

In collaboration with 30 other fabulous bloggers, today I am sharing a summer tour of my fixer upper. You don’t want to miss out on all of the diverse decorating inspo this blog hop has to offer below…

While I wouldn’t say that I am much of a seasonal decorator, I can never turn down a good blog collaboration.

So …when my super classy friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life invited me to participate in her 2021 Summer Home Tour Blog Hop along with 30 other gifted bloggers, I knew I had to: 1.) get to cleaning my nasty a$$ house and 2.) recover from my design paralysis and freshen my decor up a bit for the warmer months.

I am happy to announce that I did get it together for you guys. Somewhat!

neutral modern farmhouse living room

If you are coming from Alicia’s over at Thrifty and Chic, welcome!

I have been renovating my 1980’s fixer upper, on the cheap, for over six years now (You can view the before/after tour here).

When I am not writing DIY hacks, I am sharing beauty, health and soul hacks.

boho farmhouse neutral living room with white walls

Here in my living room, I stored away the chunky knits and furs of the winter months to make room for some lighter-feeling fabrics.

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boho chic white neutral living room

After a really odd source of inspiration, I also added some earthy green hues to the mix. You see..

One rainy, yucky day, being too much of a slob to hang my army green parka back in the coat closet, like the slacker that I can be, I instead draped it on a chair in my living room. Then…BAM! I was inspired.

In that moment, I decided olive green was just the extra pop of color my otherwise neutral, minimal living room needed.

I also traded out some of my Pampas stems for sand dollar eucalyptus(which I stock up on every time I am in the dried florals section of Hobby Lobby). With rambunctious young boys running around the house, I am still not entirely comfortable with anything too finicky resting on my coffee table.

boho chic living room

In an effort to add a little more texture and warmth to my all-white living room (paint color is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and you can read all about it here), I also recently invested in some bamboo shades for the windows.

boho modern dining room

Moving on to my dining room which also doubles as my office (you can read about the room transformation here), a recent trip to Mexico inspired me to incorporate some global textiles with this Falsa blanket keepsake which I simply draped over a bench.

boho modern dining room

For some contrast among all the white and wood in this space, I replaced an old cheap, oak-colored armoire with a nicer, black liquor cabinet (click here for the affiliate link). While the assembly was a pain in the rear, the piece was such a bargain of a deal that it all ended up being totally worth it…

organic modern dining room decor

Now for my favorite part of summer in my 1980’s fixer upper…

boho chic patio decorating ideas

Our private backyard oasis tucked away in the woods!

modern black and white patio decor

After two years of exposure to the elements, my DIY outdoor dining table got a fresh coat of stain. I also replaced a weather-worn rug with this new Opalhouse beauty.

In addition to the table getting a new coat of stain, our pool deck and fence got a fresh coat as well. It had been over three years since we had last stained it. Which is pretty crazy as it seems like just yesterday we were in the process of building this above ground pool deck.

Next week on the blog, I am going to share a very simple tutorial for this faux hedge wall which my family and I just installed on the back of our house to hide nasty, vinyl siding. (Yes….this tutorial was so easy, kids can do it!)

And because I just lost over 20 lbs over the course of about 9 months, this summer was the first in pretty much a decade that I willingly shopped for bikinis. So i’ll be damned if I don’t document my hard work. Actually, I shared some details about my journey in this post a few months ago.

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little time with me.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next round of home tours starting with Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living. Her eclectic style and photography is amazing, so you don’t want to miss it! **Below you can also find the entire blog hop lineup…**

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

Monday June 7th Lineup

A Stroll Thru LifeWorthing CourtA Pretty LifePink Peppermint Design StoneGableHymns & Verses

Tuesday June 8th Lineup

Southern State of MindThis Is Our BlissUp To Date InteriorsIt All Started With Paint Decor To AdoreCuckoo4Design

Wednesday June 9th Lineup

Remodelando la CasaWhispering Pines HomesteadCassie BustamanteInspiration For MomsMaking It In The MountainsWhite Arrows Home

Thursday June 10th Lineup

Our Southern Home CitrineLivingThe Wood Grain Cottage Grace In My SpaceThrifty and ChicDesigning Vibes

Friday June 11th Lineup

Casa Watkins LivingFollow The Yellow Brick Home – Chalking Up Success – Bloom in the BlackQuarters One Clean and Scentsible



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 17th of June 2021

Love the changes you’ve made in your beautiful home and swooning over your back patio and pool!! You look amazing btw.

Michael Kelly

Sunday 13th of June 2021

Really liking your style. As a local Chattanooga real estate broker, Rehabber, and investor, I wish many more people would take hints from your blog to increase the value of their homes.


Friday 11th of June 2021

Your home is gorgeous Erica and so are you!! I love touring with you my talented friend! Love that gorgeous faux hedge! Happy Summer!


Thursday 10th of June 2021

I love your style, so clean and fresh and I adore how you arrange the most interesting accessories and wall art. You look fabulous too and good for you on losing 20 lbs, that is fabulous. I definitely think you rock a bikini, so stock up. Thanks tons for joining the tour again this season, your home is always full of inspiration and your are inspiring too.

MIke Cahalane / Cahalane Const. Co

Sunday 13th of June 2021

Great job . Keep up the beautiful work. I like the modern edge keeping it welcome an comfortable. Awesome pictures. Stay Cool !! MikeyK

Designing Vibes

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Thank you so very much, Marty. I really appreciate your support, and feel honored that you thought to include me on this. Thanks for all you do!

Laura Ingalls Gunn

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Such a lovely and inspiring tour. The faux hedge wall is fabulous. I can't wait for the DIY!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Thank you so much, Laura! I am super excited to share that tutorial.