Bedrooms/ Living Rooms

Summer Home Tour (+ New Master Bedroom!)

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

Hello new visitors that are stopping in from the Summer Home Tour hosted by Meg at Green with DécorWelcome to the Q-Schmitz Home Design + DIY blog where I share all my renovation projects, DIYs and all the other exciting things I may be doing.  Today I have photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I’ll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour that I hinted about here before.  Let’s start this tour shall we!?

Now, if you’re here because you’re wanting to see some pretty pictures of my house all decorated for the summer time – then you may be in for a surprise.  My regular readers may (or may not?) know that I’m not a seasonal decorator, and I tend to share more of a “real life” look when I show photos of my house.  My style tends to be more minimalist, so at least not having a lot of stuff helps it look cleaner around here haha!  Thankfully you have some other blogs to visit (all the links are at the end of this post) for some prettier inspiration, but let’s look around a bit anyways!

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

We live in a side-split house in Northern Ontario, Canada built in the 70s.  The living/dining room and kitchen are all on the main floor; then it splits down to the basement and up to the bedrooms and main bathroom.  (I have the layout here). I wanted to show a couple of pictures of the basement living room, because the space has changed a bit since I posted the original pictures a few months ago.

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

Not much has changed in the living area, but I did want to say that I finally cleaned up all our tools and construction supplies after we finished the half bathroom addition for the Spring One Room Challenge.  I took these photos just before we had the baby, after I nicely vacuumed the floors and everything!  If you came into the basement today, the carpets would be dirty (because I cannot vacuum for a while) and there is a playpen setup for our baby!

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

Looking to the left, we’ve moved our desks/office area to this wall in the basement since we changed our original office into a guest bedroom.  Haha, I put a picture on my computer screen (the one on the white desk) of what this wall looked like before.

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

From our desks, if you look back towards the staircase you can see the door to the half-bathroom that we just added!  It’s actually super convenient to have a bathroom down here, especially since moving our office.  The wall still needs to be painted, and I’d be lying if I said that the bathroom was 100% done (waiting on the Husband to finish up his tasks!).

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

Going back upstairs into our main living/dining room, the only thing that changed since I last showed this space was that I got new pillow covers and blankets to replace the red ones (because that cute “innocent” looking puppy decided to eat the ones we had before).  Normally the curtains are open, but we’ve had some random heat waves here so I closed them to keep the light out.

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

Last week I revealed our new board and batten hallway, and surprise surprise I still haven’t added that last coat of paint!  The two doors on the left go to the Blue Room/nursery then the Pink Room/guest bedroom.  The first door on the right is the main bathroom, and the second one is our Master Bedroom.

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

I don’t really have any updates to these spaces, but we did add a rolling A/C unit in our bathroom, so that’s fitting for a summer tour right?  And I did have to include this photo of the guest bed since I changed the sheets and I wanted to prove that we did in fact have more than one set (although the Husband thought I was being crazy when I said I wanted to change the sheets between guests… what a weirdo he is!).

Updated Master Bedroom

I was really inspired to update our Master Bedroom colour after seeing this bedroom:

Pin: Red Bedroom

It’s super moody and comfortable looking; besides, after updating our closet – we were left with some areas that needed to be painted anyways (we didn’t have the original gray colour that it was).

I custom mixed a paint colour using leftover paint; and although the inspiration image is more marsala, I like that our room is more aubergine.  (Purple is my favourite colour!)

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

Tootsie loves sleeping on the floor in our bedroom near the closet.  I try to make sure she sleeps in the living room, but she always sneaks into our room in the middle of the night!

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

We kept the layout pretty much the same (see the original pictures here) and the Husband chose to keep his dark brown wardrobe (we stored the white dresser in the crawlspace).  Why yes, that is my dirty laundry basket – I told you that I like to keep my tours real around here :)

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

I finally got around to hanging our artwork; although that took a bit longer than I would have liked…

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

I added a folding TV table to the corner where we keep our house phone – and got the Husband some bins for his overflow clothes (since I got rid of his extra dresser).  He also has some bins under the bed and I’m happy we have more space.

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

I also FINALLY hung our wedding guest book picture mural and it makes such a big impact in this space!  The Husband actually said it makes him really happy whenever he looks at it :)

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

We were originally going to bring the sofa (from the Pink Room) on this wall, but we really didn’t need it in here.  I like that the new colour works with both our cooler/gray bedding and the wood tones from the blinds and closet panels.

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

I also gave the wedding shelf a mini-update, but I think that mirror is too small and I may have finally made a decision for the basement bathroom (this was the diagonal mirror option – so looks like that one is the winner and I just need to install it!).

Today I'll be sharing photos of some different areas of my house, and most excitingly I'll be revealing our new Master Bedroom paint colour. Part of the summer home tour hosted by Green with Decor

I hope you’ve enjoyed my “real” summer home tour and I’m super excited that our entire upstairs is now complete!  The only area we have left to tackle is the basement, but there’s no rush for that space anytime soon.

Oh, and now that it’s summer we can finally start on our outdoor projects – and as I’ve mentioned before, I was/am hoping to post all my outdoor updates the next two months.  However, because of my C-section, I have a lot of restrictions (basically no heavy lifting) so I have no idea how I will get all the things done :(

But enough about me, I’d love it if you could follow along and check out the other summer home tours that are linked below.  Keep in mind that some of the links may not work until the day of their tours, so you’ll just have to check them out throughout the week :)  Thanks again to Meg for organizing everything!

Monday
Green With Decor | Iris Nacole | My Life From Home | Refashionably Late

Tuesday
Seeking Lavender Lane | The Weathered Fox | ME!!! | Our House Now a Home

Wednesday
Live the Fancy Life | Twelve on Main | Little Bits of Home | Beauteeful Living | My Creative Days

Thursday
Architecture of a Mom | Two Purple Couches | The Tale of an Ugly House | 2 Bees in a Pod (house 1)

Friday
Simple Nature Decor | 2 Bees in a Pod (house 2) | Lehman Lane | Farmhouse 40

So many great summer decorating ideas in these summer home tours from 20+ bloggers!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Louise aka Mommy
    June 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    somehow I have a feeling I know how some of your summer projects will get done …

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      Nicole
      June 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

      I hope so haha!

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    Maria
    June 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Its coming along so pretty, I love the wall of photos , yuo have done a great job and you should be so proud.
    Love your dog
    Maria

    • Reply
      Nicole
      June 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

      That gallery wall was the only one I’ve ever super planned, so I’m happy it turned out how I envisioned in my head :)

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    Meg @ Green With Decor
    June 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Your artwork and gallery wall look so great! And your dog is a cutie!

    • Reply
      Nicole
      June 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Haha, ya she’s cute – but she knows it. Thanks for organizing the tour :)

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    Lindsay
    June 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Loved your tour! It is coming along great! Thanks for sharing with us! It is fun touring with you this week!

    • Reply
      Nicole
      June 29, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Lindsay, I can’t wait to see all the tours later this week too!

  • Reply
    BonBon
    June 29, 2016 at 10:42 am

    What a great tour. Great job on the Gallery wall. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Nicole
      June 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping in – I’m happy I was finally able to hang those pictures after waiting so long

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    Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod
    June 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Nicole – we love your gallery wall and that board and batten is beautiful!

    • Reply
      Nicole
      June 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      The board and batten was such a fun project! I think it may have satisfied my moulding wishes for a while :)

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    Tee @ Beauteeful Living
    June 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Your doggie is so cute! Looks like your master bedroom makeover went well. Nice gallery wall created.

    • Reply
      Nicole
      June 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Painting the master bedroom was definitely more of a want than a need – but I’m super happy with the new colour!

  • Reply
    Emily
    June 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Your new bedroom paint color is beautiful! I love how deep and rich it is!

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      Nicole
      July 1, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Thanks! I really like my bedroom to have deep rich colours so everything is nice and dark at night

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    Amy @ My LIfe From Home
    July 1, 2016 at 11:21 am

    The bedroom color is so rich and pretty! I also love the new board and batten. It looks great. We did that in my son’s room and it makes such a difference.

    • Reply
      Nicole
      July 1, 2016 at 11:38 am

      The hallway is the best spot for the moulding since it really breaks up the space and adds visual interest. I could probably add some to the other rooms but I don’t want to go too crazy haha!

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    Tara @ Lehman lane
    July 1, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Great tour Nicole! That hallway is going to be awesome and I like the paint you chose for you master bedroom!

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      Nicole
      July 2, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Thanks Tara, I’m really loving the deep rich colour :)

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    Iris Nacole
    July 2, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Nicole, congrats on the new beautiful baby of yours! I love all of the updates you’ve made to your home, and can’t wait to see the rest come to fruition, but give yourself some time to enjoy that little one! We can wait!! :)

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      Nicole
      July 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks :) He’s definitely a cutie and although I’m slowly trying to get back into doing projects, I can feel that everything will take way more time than I had planned!

  • Reply
    Samantha
    July 9, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Love your progress! Especially loving that board and batten! I need more of that in my house! :)

    • Reply
      Nicole
      July 12, 2016 at 9:36 am

      The board and batten was such a fun project with such a big impact, thanks for visiting :)

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