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Summer in the Family Room

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Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

Welcome to summer. It may not be the official start to summer, but school finished yesterday….so it's official in our house! Many thanks to Balsam Hill for sponsoring today's post and this beautiful tour of amazing bloggers. Don't be fooled. Balsam Hill is not just holiday decor and Christmas trees. You'll see exactly what I mean as you visit  24 bloggers this week.

Our family room lends itself to warmer looking colors. I do my best to summerize it with my accessories and flowers from the garden.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

This basket had a very different look up until a month ago. Now it has a lovely farmhouse look with its grey and whitewash paint treatment you can find HERE. It was such a simple project and is perfect for adding lighter touches to our family room. A white vase and this vintage oil complete the floral theme for the coffee table. Just a few flower stems with a generous amount of greens fill the vase. I encourage you to plant flowers and plants in your yard that will give you indoor color throughout the growing season…..and you spend zero dollars purchasing flowers.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

This little vintage oil is one of my inexpensive treasures. Small artwork pieces are great on tables and small vignettes. Art is not just for walls.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

Faux boxwood adds a natural touch to the room. I like fewer accessories in summer for a lighter look. Also less work dusting and more fun outside! Fresh boxwood clippings last forever in containers when the water is changed out regularly

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Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

The only changes that I made to the server against the wall is the addition of the plates on the wall. Just changing the plates out to white adds that summer touch to an otherwise darker vignette.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

My favorite part of this room has always been the fireplace. Notice I removed my chalkboard from the mantel. I figured y'all were tired of it. I kind of miss it, but so loving the simpler look. Aren't these handcrafted silver leaf candlesticks provided by Balsam Hill gorgeous. They are such a generous size. Notice how I placed a grouping of 3 on the hearth and added 1 to the mantel to carry the look. They come in sets of 2 and are on sale!!!

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

To brighten them up for summer, I simply added a little moss from my floral craft box around the edges. Easy peasy.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

I can't wait to use these in other ways. They would be beautiful with floral spheres at the holidays, mini pumpkins atop in the fall….possibilites are endless.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

The silver leaf against the stain is such subtle rustic elegance.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

I used one candlestick on the mantle. Honestly, I didn't have an extra candle on hand so I shopped my house. I came up with a wine bottle holder and a moss ball for the top. I really didn't want a candle with the large French Country sconces. 

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

I love how the mantel reflects in the mirror across the room. Again simple touches. An antique glass creamer that was my great grandma's holds more greens and a few rose blooms. 

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Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

I don't have the heart to put my tole trays away in the summer. They are something I've adored collecting through the years. Simply adding some craft paper covered books wrapped in ribbon and fresh oak leaf hydrangeas creates my summer look. The mercury glass large votive was also provided by Balsam Hill. Guess what…they are on clearance! It will serve as a votive in fall and winter, but is beautiful inserted with a mason jar to house water and becomes a vase.

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

Be sure to sign up for new posts so you can visit for my summer kitchen and dining room next week. It will also be the first reveal for my updated dining room!

 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

 

The ideal room for me contains a balanced mix of new, vintage, repurposed and thrifted items with the occasional antique. This creates my Eclectic French Country Style.  Pinning most appreciated!

Be sure to check out and visit the summer style of the following bloggers! Many thanks to Balsam Hill for sponsoring the Welcome Home tour. 

Summer in the family room by Our Southern Home sponsored by Balsam Hill

Monday

From My Front Porch To Yours

Lilacs and Longhorns

One More Time Events

Prodigal Pieces

White Lace Cottage

Tuesday

What Meegan Makes

Artsy Chicks Rule

Sondra Lyn at Home

Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer 

Restoration Redoux

Wednesday

All Things Heart and Home

Setting For Four

House Of Hawthrones

Girl in the Garage

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Thursday

Concord Cottage

Our Southern Home (Me)

Fresh Idea Studio

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Sweet Pea

Friday

Top This Top That

Serendipity Refined

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Mrs. Hines Class

Knick of Time

 

 

 

 

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  1. It is an old Sherwin Williams color called Tea Leaves. I’m not sure it is still in their line, but I’m sure if you went into a SW store they could look it up for you and make a sample. It’s a lovely green. It’s very warm and earthy! We really loved it. Last spring we repainted the room to Agreeable Gray. Thanks bunches for visiting!

  2. I am not sure if you mentioned it somewhere along the way, but I would love to know what color you have on the walls of your living room? It is so beautiful!

  3. What a welcome look with the green moss around the candles on the candlesticks!  I, too, see the endless possibilities with these candlesticks. I think the silver is the elegance and the distressed finish is the rustic, but they could be pretty dressed up, too. Both areas you placed them really show them off. As for the gold votive, great choice. I can’t believe it’s on clearance either. Great tip on putting it in the mason jar. Thank you for showcasing the product so well.

  4. I love the moss accents you added to those gorgeous shimmery candlesticks – great texture! Your home is beautiful for summer as it always is all year through!! Happy Summer Christy!

  5. Everything looks so beautiful Christy! I love how it all has some sort of meaning to you. And love the greenery everywhere! So perfect for summer!
    xo
    Nancy

  6. Beautiful home tour Christy! LOVE your Balsam Hill Candlesticks. Absolutely beautiful vignettes, and so warm and cozy! I would never want to leave that room!!!!!!!

  7. i have those same gorgeous candle holders and love them. got them last fall.I love that you have so many things around that have meaning to you. isn’t that what home is really about. Happy summer to you. I hope you are doing well and I look forward to seeing you next month at Haven!

  8. Absolutely beautiful, Christy! I love the use of greenery from your garden especially. I only use the blooms…not anymore! Your home is pure sophistication! XO

  9. Girl, I just adore your home in any way or season you have decorated it.
    It’s very nice, yet very comfortable and inviting.

  10. Christy,
    Thanks for inviting us into your home. Impressive as always, but especially for Summer. Your candelabras are simply perfect at the foot of your fireplace. I always love touring your gorgeous home and being inspired.
    Have a great day.
    xoxo

  11. hi Christy,
    Your home and fireplace mantel look so beautiful. I love all the summer touches and the candlesticks are fantastic. That is such a great idea to add the moss. Brilliant. have a great day, Lisa

  12. Christy, your home is amazing! Every single time I see your fireplace wall, I want to rip out my wood burning stove and recreate your look 🙂

  13. Your family room looks beautiful, Christy. I love all of the charming touches that make it so warm and those candlesticks from Balsam Hill are GORGEOUS!

  14. I love how your family room looks and feels! Speaks to my heart. Where did you get the black lamp with red and gold shade? That is quite unique.

  15. Christy your home never ceases to inspire- the beautiful summer touches are perfect- I especially love the way you added the moss ball to the gorgeous candlestick on the mantle…candlesticks are for more than candles! I can’t wait to get creative with some of mine! ox

  16. Simply adore your gorgeous family room Christy. The simple seasonal touches your added to your BH candelabras really showcase their rustic elegance against your beautiful brick fireplace. Love your thoughtful Southern style. Have a Happy Summer!

  17. As always, your home looks beautiful! The candlesticks from Balsam Hill look so pretty grouped on your hearth and I love how you added a ring of moss around each candle. That’s the perfect summer touch! I know you are glad that school is over and that your kids are free for the summer.

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