Hey y’all! Let me tell you-signing up to participate in a big blogger tour of homes 3 weeks after moving is no joke but I’m honored to share my home with you along with some of my very favorite bloggers!
If you are new here, first welcome, I’m so excited to have you visit! You can see more about our move and some of the “before” pics or check out my old home tour as well, but first, lets see the new townhouse!
After holding back on buying plants all spring before the move I was able to get up my monogram wreath and get some plants on the porch at long last!
Some of our old window boxes from our patio in Italy made their way to the front porch filled with geraniums, petunias, and bacopa. We had a late start planting but I know they’ll be overflowing in a few weeks!
My boys gave me some flowers for mothers day and those are gracing the front steps as well, they love this colorful little combination, and I love the welcoming look of flowers on the steps…but enough of that, let’s go inside!
Speaking of color, in contrast to the neutrals of our living room at the old house, we went colorful in our new living room! I’m so in love with the rug!
Aren’t those windows amazing? I’m working on some window treatments to accent them!
The framed print on the wall behind the couch is of the basilica in the town in Italy we lived in when we were first married. Fun fact: there is a webcam in the main town piazza opposite this basilica and we used to go there and wave to our family members (or he wave to me when we were dating long distance) back in the days before we had smart phones and Facebook!
My husband insisted on putting up two of my paintings on either side of the basilica print but I’m not convinced I like the dose of pink…what do you all think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Of course some pink roses balance them out a bit! I love having fresh flowers in the house but in the spring and summer I go a little overboard with multiple arrangements around the house thanks to the farmers market flower stands!
Did I tell you that our new house (just outside of DC) is 2 miles from World Market, Homegoods, Target, and TJ Maxx? Yeah, I’ve been going a little crazy shopping-this garden stool from World Market is one of my recent finds and makes a cute little side table!
And of course, my plant obsession continues with these succulents…
…and my new “baby” fiddle leaf fig! I was so excited to order this online from Home Depot-who knew? (Oh, and imaginary grand prize for you if you noticed that I forgot to take the price tag off my planter-I never said I was the most observant person in the world!!)
On to the dining room which is open to the living room and connects with the kitchen. Many of the pictures from the gallery wall in the old living room made there way here to this new gallery combination.
Our old dining area was in the eat in area of the kitchen so this room isn’t very full right now…and I think I prefer it that way.
You can see the kitchen just beyond the dining room, but I’m not quite ready to share it yet-I’m actually working on a pretty fun design in the family room area adjoining it so you’re going to have to be patient for that reveal-it’ll probably be ready by next week! Just off the kitchen we do have my new favorite space though-the balcony! First, remember it before?
Such a nice blank slate! Here it is now!
Can I even begin to explain how much I love this space??? Everything about it makes me smile! Our old patio set was far too big for this space but we were able to sell it and buy this new compact set from World Market, which is also where we purchased the wicker lanterns and hooks.
The rug and orange pillows are from Target and proving to be very durable so far with the boys. I like the navy and orange combination for this year (I’ve posted before how fickle I am changing colors on my outdoor pillows!)
Of course I’ve gathered some planters out here as well-the largest is my salsa planter with tomato, jalapeño, and cilantro (last year I built a raised garden bed for my salsa garden but this year there just isn’t the space, although we did just upcycle our headboard into a potting bench!) I also have a planter with oregano and two types of basil as well as my mosquito repelling plants I shared last week.
I love sitting out here for tea in the morning or grilling out for dinner. It’s shaded in the mornings which is perfect for summer!
Well that about wraps it up, I look forward to sharing the rest of the house as it progresses so please be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram where I’ve been giving lots of sneak peeks! You can also subscribe to receive my posts right to your inbox all the way back up at the top of the blog-it’s worth the scrolling, I promise!
Please follow along on the rest of the All Things Home Elements of Summer Tour, thanks so much for visiting today!