Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts

Summer Foyer

Jul 29, 2018

The closer I get to getting my home completely decorating the more I love to add seasonal decor. I typically only use fresh florals and candles. It doesn't take much! This year I decided I to deck out my blue and white vases with palm fronds. My current home doesn't have palm trees to cut fromnlike my last one so I bought faux ones. It was such a great choice, especially with all of our summer trips we had planned. It was nice to have one less thing to water!

I know I always say it, but "blue and white goes with everything!"


Summer Kitchen Vignette

Jun 15, 2018

I'm all about summer color in my home this year. I have no idea why, but I needed it asap once the thought entered my head! The easiest and most inexpensive way to make a change is by creating a vignette on a tabletop, mantel or kitchen counter with fresh florals. I decided a new arrangement on my counter would be the most visible spot since I'm always in the kitchen. Except for the green milk glass I found at Target and just had to have, everything else is what I had on hand. The best part is I can easily change the florals and/or fruit to create a completely different look. Hot pink orchids and lemons for a tropical look? Pale pink roses and macaroons for a romantic look? There are so many possibilities!

I'm also working on a couple of other summer vignettes around the house this weekend. You can see my latest projects on Instagram!

Summer in the Kitchen

Jun 4, 2014

I love the blue and white willow dishes I normally display in my kitchen, but I wanted to change it up a bit for summer. These patterned dishes from Pier 1 fit right in with the lighter blue and green color scheme I had in mind.


My mom found a new tray for the island that goes great with the dishes.


You might remember the touch of blue on the breakfast table from an earlier post. These palm fronds are still just as fresh now as they were in this picture. Crazy! I might be decorating with palm fronds more often.


It's amazing that just a few new items and moving a vase from the family room can make such a difference.


Are you making any changes to your home for summer? I used to never decorate seasonally, but I'm finding it's fun as long as they are very small changes. Now, if I could just apply this philosophy to Christmas!

New House Updates

May 21, 2014

I haven't updated since last week because it's been crazy around this house! I had one of those weekends where my kids must have been slipped an energy drink. Anyway, I was recovering on Monday morning with a cup of coffee and did not get into my usual frentic cleaning routine since weekends turn my house upside down. I puttered around and noticed some changes needed to be made. I moved a few things around and began getting ideas. I know I'm not the only one that does this!

I bought a chair recently from for my living room. It was cute, cheap and would go perfect in the corner of the room near the tv. It arrived quickly, but I had to put the entire thing together. It wasn't a simple screw in the legs either. I thought it looked a little small, but when I put it in the corner I realized it was extremely small. I've been trying to come up with ways to make it work because I really didn't want to go through the hassle of shipping it back. I realized on Monday there was no way I could keep it in my living room. I put it in the office as a desk chair and it was even too small for the desk. Who knew there were even chairs this small?! I tried it in the tiny space that I thought was too small for a chair across from the desk and it fit perfectly!

I've been considering adding a bit of tan in here for a while, but this sealed it. I dug out some old Ikea linen (linen-like) curtains and they went great. I still needed a desk chair and immediately knew one that would go perfect from World Market. I took a girlfriend with me and she watched my indecision firsthand as I stared at it. She's seen me do this before so she dared me to buy it, lol. So, I did!

It's amazing how two chairs and a pair of curtains have transformed this room. Now, I just need to clean it up and hang the pictures I bought a year ago on the walls. If you're wondering what took me so long to work on this room it's because I avoid it like the plague. My husband took this office over and uses it to work out of the house a few days a week. There is stuff everywhere and I don't know what's important to keep or throw away. I have just been shutting the door with the hope he'd eventually find the time to straighten up. It never happened, but he will now be working out of his real office in the city instead so I'm taking this room back! Yes! He promised me we would de-crapify it this weekend. We'll see...

While I was at World Market I also picked up these cute wooden starfish. I've never been one for seasonal decorating until the past couple of years. I used these and a few other things I already had to make a summer centerpiece for my island. It's a bit cheesy, but the kids like it. Okay, the kids don't care, but I like it. I'm sure I will be horrified and think WTH was I thinking later, but it works for now.

And, finally...the oar in my son's room got it's stripes. Do you remember me saying last week I was going to paint red stripes on it?


Well, I actually did it and love the way it turned out!

It took me less than twenty minutes to tape off and spray paint it. I roughed it up a bit after it dried so the red would look a little distressed like the white areas. My son still isn't interested in his room, but that's okay. It just gives me free reign to do whatever I like in here. ;) I'm off to buy a few things today and keep this decorating mojo going! Have a great week!