Today I’m excited to be participating in a summer blogtour of homes hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. It’s always fun to participate in these seasonal virtual home tours! If you’re popping over from the last stop at ZDesign At Home, welcome to Our Fifth House! I’m Carmel, a design enthusiast and DIY dabbler, who is all about having more design FUN and worrying less about the rules. If there’s a design rule I follow it’s this: A home should reflect the personality of the people that live under its roof.
Come On In!
Even though the name of my blog is Our Fifth House, I’m currently living in house number six. My family and I moved from Lexington, KY to Charleston, SC about two years ago. We *think* we’re settled for good this time, but we’ve learned to never say never. 😉
One of my very first projects after unpacking 2 years ago was to paint our front door pink. It made such a huge difference to the front exterior of our home! It gave it such a happy, welcoming look.
I recently framed and hung this floral piece my mom painted.
I’m currently working on finishing my home office which you can see a glimpse of in this photo below.
As you can probably tell I don’t really do too much “summer” decorating. I really just like to bring in fresh flowers and clippings from the yard. I tend to go for a less-is-more style during the summer months. A simple vase with flowers is just enough to give our dining area a sweet, summer vibe. And it’s even better when you snag the cutest red and white striped vase in the Target dollar spot!
Not long after we moved in I painted the bookcases in our living room charcoal gray and added the same grasscloth paper that is in our entry to the backs. I love restyling them for every season.
Most days you’ll find me out here on our screen porch. I love beginning and ending my day out here. I recently brought in these new striped cushions, and I’m just slightly obsessed with them.
Thanks so much for for stopping by today! If you were new around here today I hope you’ll come back again sometime soon. Feel free to follow along on Instagram as well where I often share behind the scenes snippets of projects that are in the works.
If you’re just joining this Summer Blogtour of Homes, be sure to start at the beginning and work your way through! There is so much summer decor inspiration on this tour! Grab yourself another cup of coffee and enjoy! Tomorrow’s tours kick off at Life & Home at 2102.
Monday – June 12
Tuesday – June 13
Wednesday – June 14
Thursday – June 15
Fri – June 16