bHome Open House & Summer Home Tour

Join the incredibly talented bloggers of bHome App & Community for a special summer home tour open house, starting today!! 31 bloggers, 31 homes, one amazing week…and even a special $200 giveaway (but more about that after my home tour). By the way, if you haven’t already downloaded the bHome app, you should. It is a truly fantastic way to follow tons of amazing bloggers in one place (including yours truly).

bhome summer open house graphic

It has been a while since I shared a tour of my home, come to think of it, have I ever really done a house tour? Probably not. Honestly my home is a big work-in-progress. When just about every piece of furniture takes a huge makeover to work, it takes longer than normal to create a beautiful space. All those DIY projects can take up lots of time!

So please excuse my work-in-progress, and I hope you enjoy the room projects I’m working on thus far!

Summer tour - bedroom

My master bedroom has been a long time coming. The previous owners used it as a golf themed office, so transforming it into the perfect master bedroom (tiny as it is) took some work. To keep this makeover’s costs really low, I made my own Diamond Tufted Headboard from the existing headboard, and transformed several hand-me-me downs (such as the bedside tables).

Chic Master Bedroom Makeover

Then to supplement our tiny closet, I built a DIY Wardrobe unit out of two Ikea Rast Dressers. My first Ikea hack! Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. 😀 And by the way, my hack is in a FB competition, and I’d really love and appreciate your vote here (you only get one sadly).


Summer tour - kiddoes room

My eldest daughter is so happy I’m finally working on her space. She’s looking for that perfect “big girl” space. I’m thrilled since this room is used when we have guests. We’re far from done, but this is a great start to something lovely!


I have very girly girls, so my middle munchkin was very clear that what she wanted was a pretty princess-y pink bedroom. You have to see the before and after of this space…it’s pretty great (and that is coming from a non-pink loving mama).




Summer tour - living room

What can I say, the rest of my living room may as well not even exist right now. I spend nearly all of my time at my “lounge” area. Confession, I like to pretend I work here, but really this is my Pinterest browsing area.

Bookcase Hutch Hack


summer tour - office

The area that was SUPPOSE to be my workspace / Pinterest browsing area was taken over by the hubs. He’s a computer gaming kinda guy…I think we’ll need two offices in the next house we move to. What I love most about the space is all the DIY gold accents, including the DIY gold dipped file box, and the DIY magnetic tins.

Acrylic file box 1


Summer tour - laundry roomThis room was an icky yellow color before, much akin to a mustard stain…yeah in a LAUNDRY room. Ironic right? Anyway, this is just a peek inside my laundry room, but I’m most proud of the organization of this space. It is one of the most useful spaces!

Laundry Room Makeover2


Summer tour - kitchen

Yep. This might as well be the sum of the kitchen in the eyes of my kids. You understand…for growing kids and husbands, it’s all about eating. There is more to the kitchen, I swear, but my camera died before I could capture it…so you’ll just have to come back. I’m also in the process of organizing it. My favorite cabinet is my baking cabinet…it’s probably the only one that stays organized. Haha!

Eat-in Kitchen

Hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen. There will be a lot more after the summer is over. Being a homeschooling mom, summer break is when the magic happens!

In thanks for being part of the bHome family already, or to welcome you today, we are giving away a $200 gift certificate to Painted Fox Treasures!!

PFt has all the summer time and anytime home decor we all love. It is simple to enter, just download bHome -the app for free and leave me a comment with your bHome Username. Winners will be chosen at random on June 20th and notified with a message on bHome. (Android users, don’t worry! We will offer this again when you can download too!)

Next pop over and visit 3 of my good friends from bHome, and their amazing houses in Monday’s lineup of the bHome Summer Open House! Then stop by the bHome App to see which bloggers are sharing their home tours each day during the rest of this week.


My Soulful Home

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On Sutton Place


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48 Comments on bHome Open House & Summer Home Tour

  1. Michael Wurm Jr.
    June 20, 2015 at 8:06 am (5 years ago)

    Wow. Such beautiful spaces. I’m especially loving your bedroom!

    Happy to be a part of the the tour with you!

    xo Michael

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Michael! It has been a fantastic inspirational tour, and I’ve enjoyed everyone’s spaces…yours for sure!

  2. Cassandra E
    June 20, 2015 at 12:36 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your home! I love the table setting. What a treat. Cassandra bHome

  3. Docia fuller
    June 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm (5 years ago)

    All I can say is Wow! My user name is docia

  4. [email protected] Rustic Maple
    June 19, 2015 at 7:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Your home is lovely. I especially like the gallery wall above the upholstered headboard and the laundry room. Thanks for the tour.

  5. Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline
    June 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Your home is beautiful, Ursula. I can’t pick a favorite ~ I love it all. I’m so glad to be on the bHome tour with you. 🙂

  6. Stephanie Rose
    June 17, 2015 at 11:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Gorgeous home – that laundry room is a dream. I have black walls in my dining room and I love them so much – I don’t think they will ever get old!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 18, 2015 at 7:26 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you! I loved your tour as well! I found so many amazing things to pin!

  7. Vanessa
    June 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Your home is just stunning!! Absolutely loved the tour and so fun to be part of the open house with you!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 18, 2015 at 7:33 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you! I’m loving all the inspiration I’ve gotten from the tours as well, it IS fun! 🙂

  8. LUCY
    June 17, 2015 at 10:34 pm (5 years ago)

    so so pretty… your bedroom is dreamy. 🙂

  9. ginette4
    June 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm (5 years ago)

    It all looks so nice..what a beautiful home
    bhome username: ginette4

  10. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me
    June 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm (5 years ago)

    I love, love, love your bedroom. The colors are just so beautiful and peaceful. Thanks for the tour, I love your home!

  11. Janice
    June 17, 2015 at 11:41 am (5 years ago)

    Already downloaded bhg a few months ago. Username janice6700. LOVE your home!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 18, 2015 at 7:34 am (5 years ago)

      Great! Hope you are loving it! Good luck on entering!

  12. ginette4
    June 17, 2015 at 11:17 am (5 years ago)

    Downloaded and love it
    bHome Username; ginette4

  13. Shirley Casciola
    June 16, 2015 at 8:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I love your home. It is truly beautiful. Could I ask where you got that lovely rug in your bedroom?

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you! Sure, I got it from Walmart for a very reasonable price! I list all the source and links for the bedroom here.

  14. Linda
    June 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh, so beautiful! I love your style! Can you tell me what paint color you have in your laundry room and also where you bought the light fixture over your table? I would love to see more pics of that organized laundry room!!!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you very much! Unfortunately my thrifting means I don’t always have a source. The light fixture was from a Habitat for Humanity Restore (lucky thrift find!), and the paint was in the mis-tint section of Walmart. Here are the numbers, you could have them mixed:

      Walmart -Interior Glidden Brilliance
      B 3Y27.000/48
      E OY45.000/48
      I OY35.500/48
      KX 6Y36.000/48

  15. [email protected] this top that
    June 16, 2015 at 10:54 am (5 years ago)

    i just love your style. I also am so jealous of your “pinterest” lounging area. I don’t care where I am at, my kids will always find me so not sure that would work in my house. Happy summer!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm (5 years ago)

      Hahaha, ain’t that the truth! Honestly, I’m pretty sure if it wasn’t summer and the kids weren’t happily building teepees in the backyard (and probably destroying our garden), I wouldn’t be able to lounge quite so easily. 😀 Thank you for the compliment dear!

  16. Kathy
    June 16, 2015 at 10:08 am (5 years ago)

    I love seeing your home Ursula. It’s just beautiful.

  17. Ann
    June 16, 2015 at 9:49 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Ursula! It was hard to choose but my favorite things is how you made the gallery wall over and around your bed. Stunning. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  18. Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique
    June 16, 2015 at 3:25 am (5 years ago)

    Oh Ursula, how divine your home is. I love all these touches you’ve added in your make-overs and honestly, don’t we all need a specialised Pinterest reading nook. It’s definitely on my ‘TO-DO’list now [wink]. Thank you for the tour. I’ll be Pinning and sharing. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you Kerryanne! Hahaha, well then here’s too all our Pinterest reading nooks! Cheers!

  19. Heather
    June 15, 2015 at 11:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Your home tour is so inspirational Ursula!! I’m drooling over your closet and that headboard? Just WOW!!! I love your art gallery wall above your headboard and how it ties in all the textile colors in the room! I’m so thrilled to be joining the bHome hive this week and sharing my home tour on Wednesday! 🙂 Pinned!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm (5 years ago)

      We are very thrilled to have you join bHome Heather! Welcome!
      Thank you so much for the compliment!

  20. [email protected] Designs
    June 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I so very much enjoyed your amazing Summer Home Tour…I must admit that I scrolled up and down many times to take every detail in!…

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 15, 2015 at 10:04 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much, it is so sweet of you to say!!

  21. Yvonne @ StoneGable
    June 15, 2015 at 5:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Ursula, I just ADORE your blog… and your style. The tour of your home got me so excited. How beautiful!!!!! Thanks for sharing your incredible sense of style and decor. I am so so inspired! Sharing on social medias.

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much! Right back at you my dear!!

  22. debbiedoos
    June 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Your home is stunning. Every inch, every corner. I love it!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 15, 2015 at 10:06 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you for that! I truly appreciate it!

  23. Kim
    June 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm (5 years ago)

    Pretty home, Ursala. Enjoyed your tour.

  24. Kelly
    June 15, 2015 at 12:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Love it all Ursula! A “golf themed office” huh? What a transformation!! Everything is lovely in your home, especially you!

  25. Shelley
    June 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful! Catamama2

  26. [email protected]
    June 15, 2015 at 9:28 am (5 years ago)

    I loved the tour of your beautiful home. Your reading nook is so cute. Thanks for welcoming us into your home. fondly ~lynne~

  27. Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns}
    June 15, 2015 at 8:24 am (5 years ago)

    Everything looks amazing — your home is beautiful and I adore your little reading/Pinterest nook! Thanks for kicking off the tour — can’t wait to follow along all week! 🙂

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 18, 2015 at 7:37 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you! This has been a fantastic week of inspiration hasn’t it?

  28. Cynthia
    June 15, 2015 at 7:02 am (5 years ago)

    I am on the bHome tour bus! I started with Kelly and made my way to you… what a great way to start the day!
    Your home is so charming… I love the way you have maximized space for your master bedroom. The closet looks like an extension of the bedroom with the repetition of theme using the gold framed print and the lovely stacked pillows in the shelves. It not only gives the illusion of more space it connects things. Very clever! Thank you for sharing your home and I hope you pop over to my house on Thursdays tour lineup!!

    • Ursula Carmona
      June 15, 2015 at 7:59 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Cynthia! I look forward to seeing your lovely home on Thursday!


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