Summer Home Tour 2018

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by today for my summer home tour- a huge thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for wrangling all of us together for this fun week of gorgeous homes!

If you're here from Haneen's Haven, welcome! She has a truly gorgeous and eclectic home- I love her recent ORC makeover.

My home tour is going to consist of a few shots of my kitchen, master bedroom/bathroom, and a tiny glimpse of my in-progress living room. If you follow my blog, you'll know I completed an  office makeover, a dining room makeover, a master bathroom makeover, and a master bedroom makeover in the first 4 months of the year. Since then, I've been taking a break because I am now tackling and saving money for our living room.


My kitchen is truly my favorite spot in my home, and I keep it fairly clean and simple in here. I do love to inject colorful accessories to liven up the space since I do cook fairly often. Our dining nook is super small, but I still try to pack a ton of style into the tiny footprint since it's an open concept space.

Master Bathroom/Bedroom

I worked on my master suite (bathroom and bedroom) this past spring, and I love these spaces so much. The rooms feel classy, timeless and stylish.

Living Room

My living room is truly a mess right now, as is my foyer, which is why I am excluding them from the tour. My new living room rug just came in Tuesday evening, and we rolled it out that same day, which is why the rest of the house is sort of in chaos right now. Whoops.

The living room has been bugging me for awhile because it's kind of a hodge podge of stuff from the old house and stuff from the apartment. It takes time (and money!) to slowly invest in those pieces you really want for a new home, which is essentially where we're at right now. Slowly but surely the room will come together.

Here's a sneak peek at the new rug by Karastan that they generously provided to all of the High Point Marketing spring '18 Design Bloggers Tour folks! It's a custom bound rug (I needed an odd 8x12 size for our space), and we chose the Grace Harbor design since it's simple, modern and transitional.

I cannot even tell you all how plush and cozy this rug is. Plus it hides Pee Wee's dog hair really, really well. I wrote about Karastan in my High Point Market recap, and their rugs are of such high quality and style. I also think their pricing is a great value.

And since I am not showing anymore of the living room, I thought I'd spruce up the bookshelf for the tour:

If I'm lucky, I'll have the living room done by fall, but likely it'll stretch out most of the remainder of 2018. We've lived here almost a year, and I still have a guest room, spare room, foyer, powder bathroom, guest bathroom and backyard patio to tackle. I guess it's kind of fun that the work is never done, but I'm definitely taking my time and enjoying the process.

There's so many other gorgeous homes to see! Check out the full line-up below or head to Laura's over at Duke Manor Farm!

2018 Summer Home Tour

Monday - June 11

Setting For Four - Heather
Cuckoo4Design - Julia

Tuesday - June 12
Simple Stylings - Summer

Wednesday – June 13
House By Hoff - April

Thursday – June 14
Haneens Haven - Haneen
Monica Wants It - Monica
11 Magnolia Lane - Christy

Fri –June 15
Thrifty & Chic - Alicia
Hymns & Verses - Doreen



  1. Oh I do love your kitchen, it really is a dream and your master bedroom and bathroom makeovers are stunning. You are truly making your new home a showplace and such a beautiful reflection of you. Thanks so much for joining the tours, your home is always so full of inspiration.

  2. Your home is gorgeous, Monica! Every room sparkles.

  3. Wow, love it all and your bathroom countertop especially caught my eye. It is fabulous:-)

  4. Your home is beautiful. It's my marble dream come true. So so good

  5. Slow clap, Monica--your home is absolutely stunning! I LOVE your kitchen, too, but that green velvet chair is kind of amazing, too. I'll be back to see the living room! XO, Christy

  6. Monica you are the queen of accessories! I adore the kitchen and it's lovely canisters. The bathroom with the gold champagne bucket is ooh la la! Bravo Queen!

  7. You have a lovely home, Monica! I love the wall paper on your accent wall in the master, and I see that you share my love of MacKenzie-Childs.

  8. I am new to your blog but love your sophisticated summer style! So much fun participating in this week's blog hop...Blessings, Kristy- Starfish Cottage

  9. What a beautiful home! I adore your glamorous bedroom with your precious dog!

  10. Such a bright and fub tour Monica! I love all of your glam touches! Beautiful colors and gorgeous accessories. Everything is perfectly styled! Glad to meet you via these tours! Have a great summer!

  11. Oh, I've been so off the radar working on big projects, but I wanted to come and get inspired! You've done so much in such short amount of time! Yes, your kitchen is also a favorite of mine, well, not only the kitchen, your entire home is. Classy and beautiful!

  12. Monica, your home is beautiful and that kitchen....gorgeous.

  13. Your summer home is stunning!! I'm gaga about your TV wall and bathroom!! So elegant!

  14. Hi! I found your blog via Pinterest & I’m absolutely obsessed �� Your house is incredible!! Would you mind sharing where you found the blue towels that are folded in your bathroom? I NEED them!


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