Woohoo it’s summertime! The kiddos are out of school, our schedules are more relaxed, our play days are longer and our bedtimes are later…. we love summer and I’ve added a few decorative touches to our home to celebrate the season. So are y’all ready for a week of inspiring summer home decor ideas? I’m thrilled to be joining several of my talented blogger friends in The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour, hosted by April from House by Hoff and Krista from The Happy Housie. Be sure you don’t miss the week-long schedule at the end of this post.
Welcome to my summer home!
(That sounded fancier than I intended. To be clear, my summer home also happens to be my spring, autumn, and winter home.)
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Aren’t these indigo mud-cloth pillows perfect? They look a bit patriotic, don’t you think? So fitting for summer! I designed and built this outdoor storage bench for HGTV.com. You can grab the free plans if you’d like to build it for yourself!
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Let’s get out of this Texas heat and head inside, shall we?
I took down my vertical succulent planter and hung this painting in its place. I think the bright, bold colors and interesting textures (made by imprinting bubble wrap!) are more appropriate for summer. This painting is my absolute favorite piece of art that I own. It was created by an artist named Michel Keck – I’ve been a fan of hers for over 10 years! Turns out, she was also a fan of my music – so much so that she created a mixed media painting and included the lyrics to one of my songs, Hello Beautiful. Pretty cool, right? Art imitating… art?
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I recently gave my dining room a little makeover with the help of The Home Depot – did you know they have a brand new home decor and furniture line? And it is so, so good you guys. No kidding – Home Depot – who knew?!
I also switched out the dining room light fixture for something lighter and ‘airy-er.’ I still need to decide what I’m going to do about window treatments in this room, but I’m considering maybe some roman or bamboo shades…
If you can’t tell, I’ve kind of been on a rattan kick lately. It adds so much texture to a space and it reminds me of my homeland: the Philippine islands. Just kidding – I was born in Texas. My parents are from the Philippines, but I was born and raised (for the most part) here in the States.
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I hope you enjoyed this summer tour of our home. Be sure to visit the rest of the homes on this tour. Debbie from Refresh Restyle is the next stop. You are sure to leave inspired! Happy summer, friends!
- MONDAY: House by Hoff / The House of Wood / Refresh Restyle / Cassie Bustamante / That’s My Letter
- TUESDAY: The Happy Housie / Simplicity in the South / At Home with the Barkers / Sincerely, Sara D.
- WEDNESDAY: Nina Hendrick Design Co. / The Wicker House / A Burst of Beautiful / Paint Me Pink / Town and Country Living
- THURSDAY: At Charlotte’s House / Just a Girl and Her Blog / House 214 Design / Robb Restyle
- FRIDAY: My Fabuless Life / The Turquoise Home / Erin Spain / Place of My Taste / Cherished Bliss
Jaime Costiglio says
Still love the bench and so pretty for summer.
Cassie Bustamante says
jen, i am in LOVE with your dining room right now! it looks amazing! also love your outdoor space-and your girl with her watermelon which just screams summer! beautiful!
I LOVE your bench and dining room – just gorgeous! Happy summer!
All that blue is making me swoon! So bright and pretty! And that porch bench is AMAZING!!!
Great tour, Jen! I love your hand built pieces; and am totally digging the boho eclectic vibe you’ve added to your rooms. Super fun and summery!
I’ve been obsessed with indigo dyed fabric here lately and I just love those pillows and the framed piece in your dining room. You’ve done an amazing job with adding summery touches to your home!
April Hoff says
I am absolutely in love with those indigo pillows, Jen! And that bench is so cool…you are so very talented, friend! Thanks for joining the tour! So honored to have you. 🙂
I just love love love your pops to blue! and your porch is AMAZING! Now I wish I had a porch and bench hehe 🙂
Aniko @Place of My Taste says
Guurrl! I am in love with your dining room!!!! Like SO.MUCH.IN.LOVE!!!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Love the bench – and your dining room is stunning! One of these days I’ll get brave enough to try one of your woodworking projects. You amaze me!