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Summer Home Tour 2021 | Part I

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It’s June and officially time to kick off the summer home tour season! Come see some simple ways to add summer to your home decor.

Welcome to the first home tour of summer! I’ve teamed up with Krista from The Happy Housie along with 23 other bloggers to share our simple summer home tour decor with you. This is one of my favorite tours to be in and I’m always so grateful to be invited.

I’m so glad you are here! I hope my tour will give you some simple but elegant ways to add the feel of summer throughout your home. So let’s get this summer home tour started with the front porch and then we will move inside. This post contains affiliate links.

Summer on the Front Porch

front porch with navy striped rug and layered doormat with Boston ferns flanking front door

Welcome to our front porch! This year I decided to go for a fun but rich navy blue feeling for summer. And it only took me a few new additions to achieve this look.

Front Door Summer Decor

front porch with navy striped rug and layered doormat with Boston ferns flanking front door

The first new item (I’m sure you’re noticing right away) is my navy and white striped rug. When I ordered this rug, it appeared to have a darker navy look. So when it arrived, I was surprised that it was a tad bit lighter in person.

But I think the color actually worked out perfectly with the other blue accessories I had already purchased. So, that was a nice surprise!

front porch with navy striped rug and layered doormat with Boston ferns flanking front door

Of course, I layered a fun doormat right on top. I love the layering doormat look and I just can’t stop recreating it. Actually, I don’t want to stop! πŸ™‚

If you’re looking to add a new summer layering doormat combo to your front door this year, check out my favorite ones here!

front porch with navy striped rug and layered doormat with Boston ferns flanking front door

To flank the front door, I picked up a couple of Boston ferns. Inside our home, I can’t keep a fern alive to save my own life. But in the summer months, outside on the front porch, all my ferns flourish!

So I love seeing them on our front porch year after year. And instead of placing them in planters like years past, I decided to use some large baskets.

Did you happen to notice the white flowers peeking out of the centers of the ferns? I’m going to show you how I created this look next week. Stay tuned!

Boston fern with white poppy flowers in basket flanking front door

Seating Area Summer Decor

In front of our side porch seating area, I placed a set of three white pots. I stumbled upon these textured ceramic planters one week out shopping at Target and some how they ended up in my cart. πŸ™‚

side of front porch seating area a bench and side chair on navy herringbone rug

After my visit to Target, I stopped by a local nursery and found the sweetest flowers for them. I picked up some creeping jenny, alyssum and these lovely supertunia silverberry flowers.

set of three white ceramic textured planters filled with flowers

The silverberry not only has a fantastic name but I love how it’s pink is so soft and dainty. It’s just the right amount of color for this neutral color lover!

close up of supertunia silverberry flowers

The side porch looks pretty similar to years past. I did relocate our mini column fire pit from the backyard deck to here and also purchased a few new items as well.

side porch side chair with black lanterns

One being this new rug! How fun is the herringbone pattern? It’s small enough to not compete with the stripe rug by the door. But still adds some fun play to this area of the porch.

side of front porch seating area with bench two navy striped pillows and coffee table with fern in black garden pot

And of course, I had to add a couple new outdoor pillows too. Just a little pop of blue on the bench helps to tie the whole look together!

side of front porch seating area with bench two navy striped pillows and coffee table with fern in black garden pot

My black planter pot is new as well. I thought this would balance the black from the lanterns.

I should have picked a couple of these pots because I just love the texture and color. Another fern for the win here too! πŸ™‚

side of front porch seating area with bench two navy striped pillows and coffee table with fern in black garden pot
front porch with navy striped rug and layered doormat with Boston ferns flanking front door

FRONT PORCH SOURCES: Striped Rug | Doormat | Baskets | Ferns (Live – from Lowe’s) | Faux White Poppy Flower | Lanterns (similar) | Seating Area Rug | Bench | Navy Pillows | Coffee Table | Black Planter | Side Chair | Column Fire Pit | White Water Can | White Planters |

Now let me bring you inside our home to see the kitchen.

Summer in the Kitchen

My summer decor for the kitchen is pretty simple this year. My fancy new additions to this room where basically some fresh flowers and produce! πŸ™‚

kitchen sink with peonies in vase bowl of limes nearby on kitchen counter

As you may have guessed – no summer kitchen home tour of mine would be complete without flowers. So I created a fun arrangement of white and pink peonies. Can not go wrong with those!

peonies in vase with bowl of limes nearby on kitchen counter

And what’s more summer than a bowl of limes?! The hubby and I have been drinking gin and tonics almost nightly with dinner.

I blame all these evening cocktails on Costco. They have like 5 pound bags of limes for like $4 bucks. So if I buy the lime, we got to due the (drinking) time. Right? πŸ™‚ 

peonies in vase with bowl of limes nearby on kitchen counter
peonies in vase with bowl of limes nearby on kitchen counter

Speaking of peonies, I even added some to my little kitchen organizing tray. Most people use a cream pitcher for adding milk to their coffee or tea. Me? I think it’s the perfect vessel for two peony flowers! πŸ™‚

kitchen with white subway tile gray cabinets cooking boards and organized counter tray
counter kitchen tray with cooking utensils oils pepper mill and peony flowers
counter kitchen tray with cooking utensils oils pepper mill and peony flowers

ORGANIZED TRAY SOURCES: Tray (no longer available) | Oil Bottles | Salt Canister with Scoop | Marble Crock | Pepper Mill (similar) | Wood Utensils | Creamer Pitcher |

And guess what? I even made a special summer treat for the tour today! My Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes with whipped lemon cream are pretty tasty, if I do say so myself. Actually my mom and sister got to try a couple of cupcakes this past weekend and they loved them just as much as me. πŸ™‚

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
strawberry shortcake cupcakes

This delicious treat will make its debut on the blog next week – so be sure to return for this easy summer recipe!

kitchen apron sink with window above and gray cabinets

KITCHEN SOURCES: Rug | Glass Vase | Iron Compote Bowl | Apron Sink | Pendant Light (similar) | Round Cutting Board |

I hope you enjoyed this summer home tour of our home. Come back on Wednesday for Part II!

The next stop on this tour is Brendt at She Gave It A Go. So be sure to check out her summer home tour! And you can see all the tours that will be happening later this week below:

Summer Home Tours

This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour Series! Each day from Monday through Thursday six bloggers are sharing part of their homes all ready for summer. Be sure to enjoy all of the beautiful inspiration for adding a little summer to your home by visiting the links under the images below.

Sharing with me today…

Monday

The Happy Housie // Inspiration for Moms // She Gave it a Go

Home Made Lovely // A Pop of Pretty // Life is a Party

And sharing the rest of this week…

Tuesday

Cassie Bustamante // Finding Silver Pennies // Deeply Southern Home

Nina Hendrick // Maison de Cinq // Clean & Scentsible

Wednesday

A Pretty Life // My Sweet Savannah // Fynes Designs

House by Hoff // Lemon Thistle // Dans le Lakehouse

Thursday

Life is Better at Home // Rambling Renovators // Hallstrom Home

Craftberry Bush // JoAnna Anastasia // Willow Street Interiors

 

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5 Comments

  1. Your entry looks so fabulous- love the bold blue rug with the greens! Also, I am now contemplating cupcakes for breakfast so thanks for that. It’s a muffin, right? Same thing! And your kitchen looks gorgeous as always!

  2. Beautiful, Laura! I adore your ferns – we haven’t received any summer ferns at the local nurseries and I’ve been checking everyday! Your kitchen looks so fresh and welcoming!

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