In this post: Each season we share an updated tour of most of the rooms and spaces in our modern farmhouse transitional home. This is our earthy neutral summer home tour for 2021. 

I’m so happy you’re here for our earthy neutral summer home tour 2021! 

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Welcome to Home Made Lovely

If you’re new here, I’m Shannon.

I’m a momma of three almost-grown (homeschooled for all of elementary and secondary school) kiddos and wife to my best friend, Dean.

I’m the author of Home Made Lovely (Bethany House, 2020) and I just recently signed my second book contract for a decluttering book due out in Fall 2022!

I started Home Made Lovely in 2010 (back then it was called AKA Design) as a wee little DIY blog. Now there are over 765 blog posts about: 

And I’ve also created courses, guides, and workbooks through the Lovely Home Academy to help lovely home-makers create the home they’ve always wanted right where they are. 

If you’re coming over from Brendt’s lovely home at She Gave it a Go, a special welcome to you! 

Now let’s get on with the tour! 

modern farmhouse transitional entry to dining room

Our Entryway

We recently gave our entryway a wee little refresh by taking out the tired black winter rug (that absorbs all the salt and snow and wet) and replaced it with a fresh round jute rug for summer. We also sanded the church pew style bench and re-stained it to go better with our adjacent dining room table. Here’s how the bench and entry to the dining room used to look:

And here’s how it looks now:

wood church pew bench in front entry with gold framed art

newly stained bench entry june 21

hml entry june 21 bench and wall

entry from hall wood church pew black doors gold framed art

Our Dining Room

Our dining room just got a makeover this past winter. It’s one of our most-used spaces, that hosts family dinners, game nights, puzzle building, and laundry folding. 

Earthy Neutral Dining Room Vintage Painting

Modern Farmhouse Style dining room

Rustic Farmhouse Table in Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

Gallery Frames in Dining Room Black Buffet

dining room with wood farmhouse table towards entry with double black doors

Our Laundry Room

Our tiny little laundry room is actually just across from the dining room on the main floor. Not much has changed in here. Except it’s a wee bit dustier most days and we did just reorganize the storage shelves with more baskets and bins. 

Home Made Lovely Laundry Room

Laundry room shelves after


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Our Kitchen

The kitchen is a huge part of why we bought this house almost 5 years ago. Not because we loved what it was then, but rather we loved the potential it had, and how open it was to the living room. 

Shortly after we moved in we did a budget makeover with Ikea doors, a bigger island, and new appliances. And while most of it is holding up well, there are a few things like trim that we’d like to upgrade from the cheaper materials we used at the time. (And please excuse the dinged and scuffed up island – I need to repaint it and we need new stools. The upholstery tacks on these ones are terrible for the island!)

white farmhouse style kitchen with shiplap backsplash and open shelving

white farmhouse kitchen with huge island butcher block counters

modern farmhouse kitchen with built in desk shiplap backsplash

white shiplap kitchen custom range hood butcher block counter

Our Living Room

Along with our dining room, the living room got a makeover earlier this year as well. 

Oversized Lake Painting in Gold Frame in Neutral Living Room

Shiplap and Barn Beam Fireplace with TV Above

Neutral Living Room from Kitchen

Floating shelves on either side of pine glass door cabinet

Pottery books and gold frames on floating shelves

Our Master Bedroom

About a month or two after we changed up some things in the living and dining rooms, we also updated our bedroom a bit. 

I’d still like to make a few changes here, but this is definitely better than how we started out. 

Our Guest Room

Our guest room is in our basement and hasn’t been used (other than as a clutter collector) much since early 2020. But here’s how it normally looks. 

Amazing Grace framed over iron bed

guest bedroom take 2

faux fireplace mantel f scott fitz art

That’s pretty much it for this tour. We’ve spruced up the front porch a bit – although I’m still waiting on a new rug – and the back deck. But they’re not so photogenic right now. 😉 


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More Summer 2021 Home Tours from My Friends

After you are done here, go visit A Pop of Pretty and then the rest of the lovely bloggers sharing their tours for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour Series! Each day from Monday through Thursday six bloggers are sharing part of their homes all ready for summer. Be sure to enjoy all of the beautiful inspiration for adding a little summer to your home by visiting the links under the images below.

Sharing with me today…


The Happy Housie // Inspiration for Moms // She Gave it a Go

Home Made Lovely // A Pop of Pretty // Life is a Party

And sharing the rest of this week…


Cassie Bustamante // Finding Silver Pennies // Deeply Southern Home

Nina Hendrick // Maison de Cinq // Clean & Scentsible


A Pretty Life // My Sweet Savannah // Fynes Designs

House by Hoff // Lemon Thistle // Dans le Lakehouse


Life is Better at Home // Rambling Renovators // Hallstrom Home

Craftberry Bush // JoAnna Anastasia // Willow Street Interiors


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