Summer Tour of My New House

Welcome! I am very excited to show you a summer tour of my new house inspired by the French decorating style I love.

My new house summer tour - So Much Better With Age

If this is the first time you are visiting here, WELCOME! I just moved into my new home that I completely renovated, just came back from two weeks in France for Heather Bullard’s Academy and I’m going through a whole rebranding currently on my site! So I hope you can stay awhile and see all the wonderful and exciting things I have in store to share with you.

This is my first official tour of my new house. I’ve had a few short posts of my living room and just moving in but today’s tour gives you a look of the living room, kitchen and dining room.

I’m so happy Nina Hendrick invited me to this tour. She is hosting it along with Birch Lane and Country Living and 29 other bloggers. I made sure I got semi-decorated just in time so come on in and let me show you around on my summer tour.

Disclosure:  I received a gift card from Birch Lane. You can read my disclosure policy here.

My dining room is where the family room used to be. I switched the rooms around on the main floor during renovation. I’m so happy I did because I put beautiful French doors in and now you can just walk right out into the backyard.

A wooden dining room table with dark pink flowers on it.
French style Moira clock.

The roses I picked from my garden. It was pouring outside when I cut them so they are dripping in rain drops.

There is a wooden chandelier above the table.
Up close shot of the pink flowers.
The dining room table with wooden chairs.
The dining room with a floral centerpiece.

I have an endless supply of sources that I will be sharing with you soon about my renovated kitchen. I’m so extremely happy with the way it turned out.

A white kitchen island.
White counter tops with a stand up mixer on it.
A stainless steel oven with a white pot on top.
There is a glass and brass light fixture above the white island in the kitchen.

As I was taking photos, my sweet neighbour came by and dropped off these cookies to me, I kid you not! They were so good and still warm and little did she know she was helping style my kitchen shoot. I could not be happier with my new neighbourhood for my children. They’ve already made friends and it’s such a wonderful feeling to know that all the hard time I had with picking a new house finally paid off.

A wooden serving tray with cookies and grapes.
Green grapes inside a white container in the wooden crate.

When I was in the countryside in France last month, it was amazing seeing calla lilies growing everywhere. They used to be my favourite flower until peonies stole my heart but now I’m falling in love all over again. These blush pink ones are just so pretty.

Pink and white flowers in the sink.
A black stool is in front of the sink.

My living room, or great room, used to be the living room / dining room. I like how there is one big area to hang out, snuggle on the couch and watch a movie. I’m so happy with my decision to move the dining room into the old family area.

The hallway to the living room.

I added a few pretty throw pillows with pink and purple. That’s the fun part about having your own house! You can add pink wherever you want!

Flowers are on the living room coffee table.
A silver tray with flowers on them.

I bought this beautiful Marlena wooden lamp with the Birch Lane gift card I received. It makes such an impact to the room and I just love the natural wood markings on it. I love large decor items and this is the largest lamp I’ve owned. It’s the perfect fit.

A wood lamp is on the side table in the living room.
A neutral living room rug with a foot stool on it.
A fireplace mantel with a wooden mirror on it.
Up close shot of the lamp on the side table.
There are pink flowers in a little vase on the side table by the lamp.
Two neutral armchairs flank a round table in the living room.

I picked up the wooden beads with hearts at Rachel Ashwell’s store in Santa Monica a couple of months ago. I will be sharing with you more about that trip soon too!

Wooden heart beads in a wooden dough bowl.
There are framed pictures in the living room.

A sneak peek of the carpet I picked for the stairs!

A wooden beaded chandelier is in the living room.
Flowers in a silver vase on the table.

I have so many new furniture items and sources I want to share with you, trips and soon-to-be whole new blog design! I can’t wait to share all of it with you in upcoming posts. I’m so glad you stopped by today. Be sure to see my friends’ beautiful summer house tours as well.

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  1. Absolutely stunning. You’ve created such a warm, welcoming and stylish home, and I’m looking forward to following along as the journey continues.

  2. Your home is lovely, I love the neutral palette. I am quite impressed with how quickly you have pulled it all together. We have been in our ‘new to us’ home a little over a year and I don’t feel we are nearly as well designed as you are. We are still waiting for some of the furniture to be delivered! I want to invite you to come and share your home tour at the Celebrate Your Story! link party. I am sure my readers would enjoy the inspiration your home provides. I am pinning this to my home tours board! If you have a moment to come to the party, here is the link:

    1. Thanks Chloe. You’re too kind. It takes a long time to get set up but I was thinking of these principle rooms for awhile. My upstairs is still a mess! lol. I’ll definitely check out your party.
      Hugs, Jamie

  3. hey girl love the house! And that kitchen is so pretty! And the carpet on the stairs is so cool! Great job! Can’t wait to see more!

  4. Its absolutely stunning. Your photography is off the charts good. I’m so impressed with what you have created in that space.

  5. It’s really beautiful, Jamie! You have such wonderful taste. I love the small table for your kids too and I’m sure you are so happy they like their new neighborhood!

  6. I love your style! Beautiful! Please share where you found your dining room chairs withe the wood and gray fabric? Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much, Emily! I found them at shop about an hour away from me called Renaissance Home in Langley, BC Canada. I’m sure I’m no help if you live far away.
      Hugs, Jamie

  7. Your house is absolutely beautiful, Jamie! All your hard work has paid off. You’re so good at getting it just right.
    I’m a dreamer, always thinking of decorating but never actually finishing a room, so our whole house has a lot of half finished projects. I’m going to keep looking at these photos again and again and then get on with one room at a time. You have inspired me!!

    Lynne x

    1. Awww, thanks so much, Lynne! It’s sometimes hard to pull the trigger. I’ve had a vision for the house for some time now but it will probably change over time too 😉 Have fun decorating!
      Hugs, Jamie

  8. Your house is looking completely gorgeous and amazing! I love the simplicity, and the perfection of every well-placed item. I love everything, Jamie!

  9. Jamie your new home is just gorgeous! I LOVE your pretty kitchen!!! Such a treat to be on the tour together and I look forward to keep up to date with all the fun things you have going on – xo!

  10. Absolutely beautiful home! 🙂

    Would you mind sharing where you purchased your TV stand\center? Thank you!

  11. Jamie, your dining room! My jaw dropped!! Perfectly styled and photographed– I really see your improvements from your workshop in france… your photography was already good before, but it’s subtle but impactful changes. Also, i’m drooling over your new kitchen. Such pretty design and finish choices you’ve made. So excited for you and your new home! xo

  12. So gorgeous. I love everything!! Can you tell me more about your floors? I’m trying to find it on your blog but not having any luck. We are in the process of picking wood. Thanks!!!

  13. Hi love your blog but all the advertising in the middle of thepage makes i very difficult to see a good picture. Could they not be put down the side of the page? and not block what I want to see?

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