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Simple Summer Home Tour – Part II

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It’s here – our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. 

Saturday will be the official start of summer! The beauty of each season is to appreciate it’s best feature to the fullest. So I’m going to enjoy as many lazy days on the porch or back deck as I can. It’s my summer mission! So to be outside more, I kept my inside decor very simple this year. 

I believe there is beauty in simplicity. So thatโ€™s why I am so honored to join my friend, Krista from the Happy Housie and so many other talented bloggers for this Summer Home tour edition of Seasonal Simplicity. If you are visiting from My 100 Year Old Home, welcome!

The summer decor for our home tour may be simple but it’s full of green! And sometimes less really is more. ๐Ÿ™‚ So having said that, let’s start the tour off with the front porch. This post may contain affiliate links.

FRONT PORCH

This year I wanted big, fluffy ferns to be the star of the porch. So once I had those, I decided to stay with the green theme and include that color in my throw pillows as well in the seating area. 

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

And those were the only big changes made to the porches decor this summer. The result is a simple porch decor that’s not only comfy but also welcomes my guests beautifully. 

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

If you would like to see more of the summer front porch tour, click HERE.

Now let’s go inside and take a peek at the kitchen.

KITCHEN

The only big changes to this kitchen this summer is our new roman shades and some fresh flowers. 

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

Iโ€™ve never filled my floral vase with this combination of flowers before but Iโ€™m really glad I did. Peonies and tulips both scream summer to me! And added bonus – they fill the kitchen with a lovely pop of color. 

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

If you would like to see more of the summer kitchen tour, click HERE.

Now let’s leave the kitchen and head outside to our backyard deck!

BACKYARD DECK LOUNGE AREA

This years backyard deck decor is very similar to last years because I just love the black and white look so much. Heck, even Charlie goes with the black and white theme…

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

 

I did add a few new items out here though – like my throw pillows. One of my favorites being the striped tasseled. They are so soft and who doesn’t love some tassel action?!

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

The striped lumber pillows are also new. Is stripe pillows with a stripe rug too much stripe? Is that even a thing? If it is, don’t tell me cause I’m so happy with all the stripes. ๐Ÿ™‚

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

 

Another new addition to the backyard deck are these fun wall planters to the side of our house. This little corner was lacking something and I think these planters were the perfect solution. I hung them a few weeks back and it’s been exciting to watch them grow!

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

BACKYARD DECK DINING AREA

On the other side of the deck is our dining area. I had planned on updating our furniture here because it’s like 14 years old, but most of the items I wanted were out of stock or back-ordered. So I guess that’s on hold until next year or unless some great end-of-the-season sales happen. ๐Ÿ™‚

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

I did buy some new hyacinth round placements for the table. They are great for the outdoors because they withstand the weather pretty well. So I often just leave them out here all season long.

Our herb tabletop garden is doing phenomenal! I placed it on the dining room table to help repel the bugs while we are eating. And so far, it seems to be helping a ton. Thank you so much sweet basil and mint for fighting the bug fight for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

You can read more about my DIY herb tabletop garden by clicking HERE. Our backyard deck is a place we truly love to hang out all summer long. It’s my favorite place to start the day with a cup of coffee and end the day with a nice glass of wine or mojito. ๐Ÿ™‚

It's here - our summer home tour part II. Let me inspire you with simple ways to add the summer season to your home. #summerhometour

You can shop our backyard deck here:

And that’s the full summer home tour! I hope you enjoyed seeing our summer decor and you found some great inspiration. And now be sure to check out the rest of the summer homes linked up in this tour.

SUMMER HOME TOURS

 

This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer home tours. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.

Sharing with me today….

Monday

The Happy Housie
Maison de Pax
Cuckoo for Design


Modern Glam
My 100 Year Old Home
Inspiration for Moms

And sharing the rest of this week…

Tuesday

Sincerely, Marie Designs
Cassie Bustamante
Life is Better at Home


Lemon Thistle
Grace in My Space
Maison de Cinq

 

Wednesday

Setting for Four
Clean & Scentsible
Life is a Party
My Sweet Savannah
All Things With Purpose
Tatertots & Jello

Thursday

Craftberry Bush
Finding Silver Pennies
The Tattered Pew
Rambling Renovators
Zevy Joy
Two Twenty One

Friday

She Gave it a Go
Taryn Whiteaker
Rooms FOR Rent
This is Simplicite
Dans le Lakehouse
Amber Tysl

 

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8 Comments

  1. Oh my word, your black and white lounge area is everything. Love it so much! And Charlie is the cutest!

  2. Beautiful, Laura! I love your backyard seating area – such pretty furniture and the black and white is so crisp with all the greenery in the background! Thanks for being part of this tour series!

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