Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Summer House Tour 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer House Tour 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is my husband's birthday, AND it's the day I get to share my home with all of you lovely people thanks to my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're here from Splendor Styling, welcome! Mariella and I seem to share a love of black, white and gold, as evidenced by her office and chic, glam style.

My house is a bit of a DIY mess right now, so this will be a series of new and old photos. Working 10 hour days in the summer at my full-time job leaves me with few hours to snap pics in perfect lighting.

Let's start in the living room. Cheers!

// LIVING ROOM //

This room is the one I am currently working on replacing items piece by piece. I will be purchasing a new coffee table and console table really soon (I hope!) Recently, we tiled over the brick fireplace and built a custom mantle. I really love how it all turned out.

Our mantle decor is very simple. I'm trying to transition to a more understated kind of decor style because I hate clutter. The art print was a clearance find at At Home for $15, and the brass candlesticks were a Hobby Lobby clearance find at $6 for the pair.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com


A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

Also in the living room is our bar cart, which I love decorating. A piece of artwork from Minted hangs over it (and came crashing down and broke soon thereafter... darn Command strips did NOT hold up well).

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

The floral hand towels were a lucky buy at Ross for $3 each. The colors are so pretty and the quilted texture makes them practical for a bar cart.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

On the sofa I have some fluffy pillows adorned with some damask pillow covers from Pottery Barn that I snagged on clearance.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

My black backed built-ins received a little shuffle around of accessories to spice it up a bit. I love how the black background (see how I did it here) makes the accessories really POP.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

And I splurged on this malachite tray from HomeGoods a few weeks ago. I just couldn't leave the store without it and think it'll look great on my new coffee table.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

And finally, my end table that I love SO much.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

// GUEST BEDROOM //

The guest bedroom got a new chair, console, and nightstand to complete the boutique chic vibe I wanted in here.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

// MASTER BEDROOM //

The master bedroom got somewhat completely finished since I finally did something about a huge corner that basically used to be a dumping ground for laundry baskets and shoes. Now it's a bright, useful space.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

// OFFICE //

Using the leftover tricorn black paint from the master bedroom makeover, I painted my office wall black. It was a dark gray already, so I just went for it.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

I also gave my IKEA VITTSJO shelving units a bit of an upgrade with contact paper.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

Technology is a necessary evil in a blogger's home office, but I am glad my desk has built-in power so I can keep most things tidy and charged easily.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

I also painted the ugly hollow core doors a gorgeous coral color (full DIY tutorial here) and installed a new closet system (read about that here) to hold all my craft supplies. I'm in heaven being so organized.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

I'll have more office pictures once my new rug comes in next week. I can't to show you all! 

// OUTDOOR LIVING //

We were fortunate enough to get some new patio furniture (read about that DIY makeover here), so it's been great having a place to unwind after work. This whole set-up (furniture, accessories, etc.) was about $700. A TOTAL steal at Big Lots.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

And that's the end of the tour. My kitchen and dining room are currently holding places for garage sale stuff, but I will have updates on both of those in time for fall home tours in September.

I'm now handing you all off to Vel at Life & Home @ 2102! There's been fabulous tours all week, so click any of the links below to see more home decor eye candy!

Monday - June 6

Tuesday - June 7

Wednesday - June 8

Thursday - June 9


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10 comments:

  1. love all the drama in your home- those closet doors are awesome!

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  2. Beautiful, every room! Love your colors and the black and white and gold!! Wish you were my neighbor!

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  3. So beautiful! Those closet doors are just so awesome!

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  4. Your summer home tour is just stunning! Love all your bold uses of color! :)

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  5. Love your style and those pink closet doors are wonderful. Great patio makeover too. Thanks for Joining the 2016 Summer Home Tours.

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  6. Your home is glamorous and so stylish Monica, everything from the art to the objects are all well-curated and oh-so-beautiful! Makes me wanna shop in your home! Love those doors!!! So honored to share this SUmmer Home tour with you! Cheers!

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  7. Your fireplace with the beautiful tile it's what first got my eye, but then SWOON Those pink doors appeared and oh my, I'm loving them! Your home's as always gorgeous!

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  8. Monica your home is just beautiful! If I had to choose, I would say your office is my favorite!! Love the coral doors. Gorgeous!! xp

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  9. Wonderful home tour! Loving the black walls in those 2 rooms. I am constantly contemplating painting my Dining Room black, but to be honest I keep chickening out! I am waiting for hubby to go out of town to do it, so if I hate it I can get it repainted, fast! Or I'll never live it down. lol

    Your home is beautiful, love the colors you have incorporated and textures!

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  10. Loved your tour, Monica! The office is looking wonderful and I can't get over your outdoor space--black and white is my favorite outdoor color combo. :)

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer House Tour 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Today is my husband's birthday, AND it's the day I get to share my home with all of you lovely people thanks to my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're here from Splendor Styling, welcome! Mariella and I seem to share a love of black, white and gold, as evidenced by her office and chic, glam style.

My house is a bit of a DIY mess right now, so this will be a series of new and old photos. Working 10 hour days in the summer at my full-time job leaves me with few hours to snap pics in perfect lighting.

Let's start in the living room. Cheers!

// LIVING ROOM //

This room is the one I am currently working on replacing items piece by piece. I will be purchasing a new coffee table and console table really soon (I hope!) Recently, we tiled over the brick fireplace and built a custom mantle. I really love how it all turned out.

Our mantle decor is very simple. I'm trying to transition to a more understated kind of decor style because I hate clutter. The art print was a clearance find at At Home for $15, and the brass candlesticks were a Hobby Lobby clearance find at $6 for the pair.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com


A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

Also in the living room is our bar cart, which I love decorating. A piece of artwork from Minted hangs over it (and came crashing down and broke soon thereafter... darn Command strips did NOT hold up well).

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

The floral hand towels were a lucky buy at Ross for $3 each. The colors are so pretty and the quilted texture makes them practical for a bar cart.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

On the sofa I have some fluffy pillows adorned with some damask pillow covers from Pottery Barn that I snagged on clearance.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

My black backed built-ins received a little shuffle around of accessories to spice it up a bit. I love how the black background (see how I did it here) makes the accessories really POP.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

And I splurged on this malachite tray from HomeGoods a few weeks ago. I just couldn't leave the store without it and think it'll look great on my new coffee table.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

And finally, my end table that I love SO much.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

// GUEST BEDROOM //

The guest bedroom got a new chair, console, and nightstand to complete the boutique chic vibe I wanted in here.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

// MASTER BEDROOM //

The master bedroom got somewhat completely finished since I finally did something about a huge corner that basically used to be a dumping ground for laundry baskets and shoes. Now it's a bright, useful space.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

// OFFICE //

Using the leftover tricorn black paint from the master bedroom makeover, I painted my office wall black. It was a dark gray already, so I just went for it.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

I also gave my IKEA VITTSJO shelving units a bit of an upgrade with contact paper.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

Technology is a necessary evil in a blogger's home office, but I am glad my desk has built-in power so I can keep most things tidy and charged easily.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

I also painted the ugly hollow core doors a gorgeous coral color (full DIY tutorial here) and installed a new closet system (read about that here) to hold all my craft supplies. I'm in heaven being so organized.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

I'll have more office pictures once my new rug comes in next week. I can't to show you all! 

// OUTDOOR LIVING //

We were fortunate enough to get some new patio furniture (read about that DIY makeover here), so it's been great having a place to unwind after work. This whole set-up (furniture, accessories, etc.) was about $700. A TOTAL steal at Big Lots.

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

A summer home tour filled with florals, bright colors and touches of gold all over. | via monicawantsit.com

And that's the end of the tour. My kitchen and dining room are currently holding places for garage sale stuff, but I will have updates on both of those in time for fall home tours in September.

I'm now handing you all off to Vel at Life & Home @ 2102! There's been fabulous tours all week, so click any of the links below to see more home decor eye candy!

Monday - June 6

Tuesday - June 7

Wednesday - June 8

Thursday - June 9


SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

10 comments :

  1. love all the drama in your home- those closet doors are awesome!

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  2. Beautiful, every room! Love your colors and the black and white and gold!! Wish you were my neighbor!

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  3. So beautiful! Those closet doors are just so awesome!

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  4. Your summer home tour is just stunning! Love all your bold uses of color! :)

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  5. Love your style and those pink closet doors are wonderful. Great patio makeover too. Thanks for Joining the 2016 Summer Home Tours.

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  6. Your home is glamorous and so stylish Monica, everything from the art to the objects are all well-curated and oh-so-beautiful! Makes me wanna shop in your home! Love those doors!!! So honored to share this SUmmer Home tour with you! Cheers!

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  7. Your fireplace with the beautiful tile it's what first got my eye, but then SWOON Those pink doors appeared and oh my, I'm loving them! Your home's as always gorgeous!

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  8. Monica your home is just beautiful! If I had to choose, I would say your office is my favorite!! Love the coral doors. Gorgeous!! xp

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  9. Wonderful home tour! Loving the black walls in those 2 rooms. I am constantly contemplating painting my Dining Room black, but to be honest I keep chickening out! I am waiting for hubby to go out of town to do it, so if I hate it I can get it repainted, fast! Or I'll never live it down. lol

    Your home is beautiful, love the colors you have incorporated and textures!

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  10. Loved your tour, Monica! The office is looking wonderful and I can't get over your outdoor space--black and white is my favorite outdoor color combo. :)

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