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 8×12 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

A Stroll Thru Life – Marty

Pink Peppermint Design – Tammy

Setting For Four – Heather

Nesting With Grace – Brooke

Cuckoo4Design – Julia

Southern Hospitality – Rhoda

Tuesday – June 12

ZDesign At Home – Bree

Inspiration For Moms – Laura

Clean & Scentsible – Jenn

Simple Stylings – Summer

Life On Virginia Street – Sarah

Remodelando La Casa – Cristina

Wednesday – June 13

Our Southern Home – Christy

House By Hoff – April

Our Fifth House – Carmel

Dimples & Tangles – Jennifer

Decor To Adore – Laura

Follow The Yellow Brick Home – Amber

Thursday – June 14

Haneens Haven – Haneen

Monica Wants It – Monica

Duke Manor Farm – Laura

My Sweet Savannah – Melaine

11 Magnolia Lane – Christy

Life Love Larson – Andrea

Fri –June 15

Decorating Delirium – Jennifer

Thistlewood Farm – Karianne

Thrifty & Chic – Alicia

Hymns & Verses – Doreen

Starfish Cottage – Kristy

Far Above Rubies – Anita




  1. [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    June 14, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    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. Stacey
    June 14, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Your home is gorgeous, Monica! Every room sparkles.

  3. Anita Diaz
    June 14, 2018 / 2:16 pm

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

  4. Julia Konya
    June 14, 2018 / 2:37 pm

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

  5. Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
    June 14, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    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. Decor To Adore
    June 14, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    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. Sarah
    June 15, 2018 / 12:46 am

    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. Hayley Seibert
    June 15, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    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. Christy Little Our Southern Home
    June 15, 2018 / 4:47 pm

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

  10. Amber Lyon Ferguson
    June 15, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    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. Cristina Garay
    June 18, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    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. Laura @ duke manor farm
    June 21, 2018 / 10:18 am

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

  13. Heather SettingforFour
    June 24, 2018 / 10:20 pm

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

  14. Trish
    August 16, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Love that gray sofa.

  15. JamieLee1117
    August 19, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    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!