Join Me For A Tour Of My Summer Suburban Farmhouse

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Welcome to Worthing Court, my friends!  I’m so excited to have you visiting with me today as a part of Farmhouse Style Summer Home Tours hosted by Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage!  I’m honored to be joining an amazing group of bloggers who are all sharing their homes decked out in their summer finery.  You’ll find links to everyone’s tour at the bottom.

Join Me For A Tour Of My Summer Suburban Farmhouse || Worthing CourtPin

Just in case you’re visiting for the first time, my husband and I purchased a mid 90’s, very dark and dated, home almost three years ago, that we’ve renovated from top to bottom.  There isn’t a single room in the whole house that hasn’t had some kind of updates done to it.  I’m not talking about just cosmetic updates either – some of the rooms were completely gutted.  Now, I’m enjoying the fun part – going back through the whole house, room by room, to put all of the finishing touches in place.  You can take a look at the before and after’s of our completed rooms by clicking HERE.

Come on in and let’s have some sweet tea and take a look around!  We’ll start off in the foyer, where I recently completed the addition of a board and batten wall and a pair of easy diy upholstered farmhouse benches.  You can see that the opening leads into our office, which is one of the rooms that I recently completed, including the total makeover of our old cheapo cherry bookcases, diy sliding door and all.  Love!

Farmhouse style board and batten wall decorated for summer || Worthing CourtPin

All that the board and batten wall needed to be summer’fied is some greenery, texture, summery pillows a few turquoise glass pieces.

Summer farmhouse foyer decor || Worthing CourtPin


Summer decorating ideas for a board and batten wall || Worthing CourtPin

From the foyer, let’s go into the family room where I kept things really simple and light on our fireplace for the summer by using natural and organic elements.  Nothing too heavy or fussy for me this time of year!  Would you believe me if I told you this fireplace was originally red brick surrounded by brown oak trim?  Amazing what a bit of paint can do!

Painted brick fireplace decorated with natural and organic elements for summer || Worthing CourtPin

Our sofa sits on the wall opposite from the fireplace and is filled with summer pillows!

Family room summer decor || Worthing CourtPin


Family room summer decor ideas || Worthing CourtPin

My diy blanket ladder is filled with a variety of lightweight throws for the summer and a bouquet of roses, from our yard, is a bright spot in the room.

DIY rustic blanket ladder filled with summer throws || Worthing CourtPin

Do you have spots in your home that you struggle with?  I sure do and this spot is one of mine.  I usually have a really hard time with this console table, but for once, I really like how it looks for summer!

Sofa table summer decor ideas || Worthing CourtPin

When we remodeled our home, we enlarged the opening from the family room into the kitchen and breakfast area.  It gives me a great view of our diy rustic open shelves from my spot on the sofa.

Farmhouse style breakfast nook decorated for summer with blue and green accents || Worthing CourtPin

I’ve become totally enamored with blue and green for the summer and used all different shades of the two colors on the shelves.

Rustic farmhouse open shelves decorated with blue and green for summer || Worthing CourtPin


Rustic farmhouse open shelves with blue and green summer decor || Worthing CourtPin

I carried those same colors over onto the centerpiece, but I kept it pretty low-key since there’s quite a bit going on over on the shelves.  BTW – I know that centerpieces can be a bit intimidating, so I came up with a step-by-step photo guide for creating one for your own home.  You can check it out HERE.

Putting together a farmhouse style summer centerpiece is easy and inexpensive when you pull items from you own stash || Worthing CourtPin

Kudos to you if you’ve stuck with me this far!  Let’s take a look at one more summer room and that’s my dining room.

Summer sideboard and vintage shelf vignette || Worthing CourtPin

I’ve been keeping things on the neutral side in here for the last several months, but I’m in love with the bright and cheery pops of blue and green that I added for summer!

Summer sideboard decor || Worthing CourtPin


Summer place setting with blue, white and gray dishes || Worthing CourtPin


Late Spring Early Summer Farmhouse Dining Room || Worthing CourtPin

And lastly, let’s end the tour with one of my favorite summer images – the reflection of the sideboard in my dining room mirror.  I don’t know what it is about it, but I love capturing great shots of what a mirror reflects in a room!

Late Spring Early Summer Farmhouse Dining Room || Worthing CourtPin

Thank you so much for coming to visit me today!  And thank you, Gina, for including me in this awesome roundup of tours!

Farmhouse Style Summer Home ToursPin

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  1. Love all of the greenery you brought in! Your home is so pretty! So happy to be on the tour with you!

  2. Carol Elkins says:

    Your home is beautiful!!! I love all the touches of blue!!

  3. I love how fresh and summery your home looks! Absolutely lovely!
    I am honored to be on this fun tour with you 🙂

  4. Minnie mccoy says:

    Ohhhh, the turquoise glass! Wow!

  5. Mary Beth says:

    Beautiful inspiration as I begin to make some updates to my own home.

  6. I LOVE the blue and green combo as well and your light fixture over your table is awesome! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

  7. nancy dempsey says:

    Thanks for sharing beautiful home full of great decorating ideas. So fresh and summery!

  8. Suzy! You know how much I love love love your home! And every single room you have made over has the stamp of your personal style on it! And I could move right in!!!! I love how you dress a wall with the best vertical vignettes! So happy to be touring with you sweet friend!

  9. Julie Briones says:

    LOVE the blue/green pops that you have carried out throughout the house. 🙂 The additions/update on the decor in the foyer looks REALLY nice, too, Suzy! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Deb Gibboney says:

    Love, love, love your move towards simplicity and blue/green for summer. So pretty!
    Somehow when I see your sofa wall I see one or two of the huge wooden wall signs with the beautiful sayings instead of the assortment of wall items. Perhaps I’m envisoning an extension of your simplified fireplace. 🙂 At any rate, your home is way past wonderful! Just like you I am sure.

  11. Loving all the blues and greens, Suzy! So glad to be on this tour with you!

  12. Loving the peaceful colors you’ve used … especially the blues! Your work is an inspiration! Makes me want to hunt new pillows and change my decor tomorrow! I might just do that!

  13. Looks beautiful! Love blue and green combo!

  14. Janice Stewart says:

    Love the warm feel and pops of color everywhere.

  15. Your home is just lovely- I especially love your painted brick fireplace and the touches of green and blue throughout! Thanks for sharing.

  16. I too, love blue accents for summer! Your family room mantel decor , and your mix of natural, rustic pieces are also inspiring aspects of your home. Thanks!

  17. Kathy Bucciarelli says:

    Love it all!

  18. Dianne Lanier says:

    As always, your house is beautiful! Isn’t it amazing how a few simple changes make such a difference!

  19. I love the blues and greens – perfect for summer refresh ~ and your dining table centerpiece is very unique!! can you tell me where you purchased the aqua dinner plates in the crate? love the design on those…

    1. I found those plates at Pier 1 a couple of years ago, but sadly, they aren’t available anymore. 🙁

  20. Beautiful home! Very inspiring.