Interior Decor and Styling, Summer

A Little Summer Decorating at the New House!

Hello friends! It’s been nearly 9 months of renovating our new home and it’s almost time to move in! We have about 3-4 weeks of tying up loose ends, but the living room is currently useable and furnished! It’s not quite “finished” or ready for a blog tour, but I did share a few snippets of some phone photos on Instagram this week and thought I would share them here with you.



Our new house renovations are coming along! The original 1920’s fireplace bookcase built-ins have been painted and updated from a late 60’s tan to a historic dreamy creamy color, Benjamin Moore Ivory White. I am looking forward to replacing the original wavy glass bookshelf doors that we found in the basement. They will definitely need to be washed and painted with several coats of paint first.


We purchased some comfy neutral swivel chairs from Lowes that look perfect in the living room with the light and airy natural hardwood floors and ivory walls.  The rug is the Birch Lane rug I was previously using in our dining room at the Yellow Brick Home.  



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Here you can see  how I originally styled it in the dining room.


I couldn’t stand those bare shelves, so I started bringing box loads of books and some favorite treasures to style them. Using this method is actually helping me decide what I really want to keep and what I can part with.




I am only going to be using things in this home that truly are meaningful and have a purpose or a story. I am saying goodbye to the boxes of junk and crafty hoards in my basement and garage. If I can’t find a spot for something, it’s going!




The house overall is so light and bright, and some of the architecture reminds us of New England or Southern Coastal vacation homes, but it’s also very traditional English cottage with vintage character. So many decorative items already seem at home here.  We just love it!

Even though we live in Kentucky, our whole family loves the beach and all things nautical. We do plan to have a vacation home at the beach in the next few years, but until then I can incorporate just a few coastal cottage treasures for summer to help us feel connected to the coast.



Our First Fourth of July at the New House!

There are two gigantic mantels that immediately captured my heart when we first looked at this house, one in the foyer and one in the living room. They are going to be so fun to decorate seasonally! I quickly threw together a patirotic last minute mantel in the living room, using things I could easily find in the moving mess. It turned out gorgeous and I will probably style it the same next year. I decided to hold off on sharing the full mantel  display until next year when I can take some real photos with my camera.


I can already tell that summer will be the season for this house. It wears patriotic colors so well! But alas, fall is my favorite season, so we shall see!




I hope this sneak peek post has your looking forward to seeing more of our new home and decor in the weeks and months to come. Thanks for visiting today!



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  • Reply Rachel-The Antiqued Journey

    Your new home looks AMAZING!! Gorgeous styling for Summer, Amber!! Can’t wait to see the whole new house when it’s finished! Happy Summer!

    July 6, 2023 at 11:33 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Rachel! Happy summer to you!

      July 7, 2023 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Your shelves and mantel are looking good! Can’t wait to see more!

    July 6, 2023 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    It looks like things are going to be quite different in this new home! Can’t wait to see it all!

    July 6, 2023 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    I’m having so much fun following along with your new home, Amber! Thanks for sharing it, and good luck with the last mile!

    July 13, 2023 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Definitely looking forward to seeing all of your new home, Amber! Love the mantels!!! Glad you are enjoying decorating even before the house is totally ready. 🙂

    Big hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    September 16, 2023 at 9:38 pm
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