The 2016 Waterside Home Tour – A Tour of 16 Beautiful Waterside Homes!

It’s time to ring in the summer!!  What better way to do so than by taking a little virtual trip to some beautiful waterside homes?!

A tour of 16 GORGEOUS homes inspired by nearby waters!!! www.tableandhearth.com

I’ve rounded up 15 crazy talented home bloggers who live on or near a beach, a lake, or a river and asked them to open their homes this week and share how their home style is influenced and inspired by those nearby waters.  Today, Wednesday, and Friday be sure to hop around and visit everyone’s tours for a little vacay of your own!

Monday, June 20

Table & Hearth
The Happy Housie
In My Own Style
The Space Between
DIY Passion
Brian & Kaylor

Wednesday, June 22

Starfish Cottage
Family and the Lake House
What Meegan Makes
Migonis Home
Up to Date Interiors

Friday, June 24

Nina Hendrick 
Simple Nature Decor
Shabbyfufu
Slightly Coastal
Setting for Four

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First, for my tour, a little introduction.  I’m Emily and I live on the lower Texas coast with my husband Matthew and a sassy little feline named Lily.  Matt grew up on the coast and while I didn’t, we did head down to my family’s beach cabin every summer (still try to), so we both have had the ocean in our soul from a VERY young age.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

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We bought our first home about seven years ago and have slowly been updating it ever since to give it more personality and to make it work with our relaxed coastal style.  I’ve always loved decorating and crafting but in updating the house, I started teaching myself how to DIY too and now love taking on projects and learning new techniques and tools.

So, let’s start the tour shall we??

Our Summer 2016 Coastal Home Tour

First up is our courtyard that got a nice spruce-up this spring (read about it here).  We love the privacy and intimacy of our wall and you can still see the canal from the chairs :)

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com
Our home’s living spaces are two large connected areas so to fashion a “foyer” off of the living room, I set up this console table and mirror near the front door where we can set things as needed.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Our living room is very open but we have made it feel much more warm and intimate with a large entertainment center and fun wall decor to take up those big walls.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

We also have one wall with a fireplace in the living room.  Now, being south Texas, we NEVER use it but I do love to have a focal point in here and am happy to decorate a mantel.  It is flanked by these huge solid windows which let in a ton of light and look out over our pretty backyard.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Our dining area is also surrounded by more windows and high ceilings.  I’m not a huge fan of a ton of tablescaping unless it’s an occasion so our set is simple and clean.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Our kitchen and breakfast nook are also nice big open areas, but the kitchen needed some updating (ugh, pickled oak cabinets!).  If you’ve been around recently you’ve heard that I am in the middle of doing just that.  You can catch up with the series here, so stay tuned for a MUCH prettier kitchen in a few weeks!

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Given our locale, it’s pretty often that we’ve got family or friends coming to visit for a weekend at the beach so I wanted our guest room to feel like a relaxing beach cottage escape.  It got a ton of updates, including our pretty dark shiplap wall.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Our guests also get pampered in the updated guest bathroom.  This space is what triggered my love of DIY and is still something I’m super proud of.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Even though we love neutral, light, weathered tones, I’ve always had a major design crush on dark walls so I thought our office would be a fun space to try it out.  I found the perfect color and have made this room into a special place to show off some of our fun stuff and be a little bit funky while still being light and airy.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com
Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Our master bedroom is SUCH a retreat for us and has come a loooong way in seven years.  The wainscoting makes it elegant but the patterns, colors, and finishes are very coastal-inspired.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com
Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

We also updated our master bath to make it alot brighter and more our style.  (I wouldn’t be sad if those glass blocks got demolished one day though…)

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Finally, is our newly redecorated patio and backyard.  We LOVE our backyard and have put a ton of work into it over the years.

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

Beautiful Coastal Farmhouse tour! Weathered finishes, DIY touches, and neutral colors make this coastal Texas home a retreat. www.tableandhearth.com

 

Welp, that’s it y’all, our cozy little home by the sea.  I hope you love it and thanks so much for stopping by to check it out!

Now head over to The Happy Housie to see her beautiful lake house!!

If you want to know more about each space, please hop over to my updated OUR HOUSE page where you can find:

Even more pictures
Before and after shots
Links to project posts
Paint colors
Links to items I’ve used

…for every.single.room!

Just click the image below to check it out:

 

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36 thoughts on “The 2016 Waterside Home Tour – A Tour of 16 Beautiful Waterside Homes!

  1. Beautiful! I love it

    1. I think every home needs a little moody dark accent somewhere for sure :) And I just know you guys will soon have an amazing outdoor space on the main level soon, with definitely a better view than ours has! Thanks so much for joining in on the tour guys!

  2. Oh my gosh, so many fun details! I’m not much of a table scaper either, I love what you have on yours. And that tray on the bed? Did you make it? It’s beautiful!

  3. Oh my – where do I begin?! My favorite decorations are the glass balls and your various ceiling fans and pendant lights. But my favorite color is blue so I love the shades you’ve incorporated in your home. So gorgeous – all of it!

    1. Thank you so much Amy! There’s a nautical flea market up the coast each year and one of the vendors always has a huge pile of the floats and I just can’t resist :)

    1. LOVE those rugs Maria!! It’s one of our favorite spaces for sure :) I’m so happy you could join in and I’m so excited to get a tour of your beautiful home on Friday!!

    1. Thanks Jen!! That kitchen may be the death of me but I know it’ll all be worth it in the end :) I’m so happy you were able to join us!

  4. Your Texas summer coastal home is SOOO pretty. I just love your style. The crab under the table is my favorite!! Such beautiful pictures. Pinning!! (Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this fun tour!) xoxo

    1. I made the husband carry that crab all over a flea market, but it was totally worth it :) We love him! Thanks for joining us and sharing your beautiful exotic locale!

    1. Thanks so much Joanne!! They’ve come quite a long way (thank goodness)! So happy you love the tour, hopefully you found tons of inspiration!

  5. I have enjoyed touring all of these lovely homes! I moved into a coastal/low country style home last year, and though we are landlocked in central Florida, I have incorporated our love of sailing (in the summers on Lake Erie) and the coast in our home. I am still working on finishing the decor and have gotten some great ideas from your lovely home and all of the others on this tour. I am pinning this to my house tour board and have subscribed!

    1. I still consider anywhere in Florida to be coastal, and your home sounds amazing. So happy you’re finding some great inspiration and some wonderful blogs to follow!!

  6. Emily, your home is SO beautiful! I love the combination of tropical and rustic elements. It reminds me of the luxury homes in the carribean! Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of this tour! xx

  7. Such a beautiful tour, Emily!! I love the coastal touches you have added!! And your dark shiplap wall is one of my favourite feature walls in the blogosphere! Thank you so much for organizing this tour series:)

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