Summer Home Tour
I love everything about Summertime! I would spend all my time sitting in my beach chair with my toes wiggling in the sand if given the chance! It’s no surprise that I love to bring in a little bit of that Coastal style into my home during our short New England summers. Here’s a some of my Summer decorating ideas for this year.
We’ll start the home tour right at our front door. I painted it the perfect coastal color last year; “Sea Salt” by Sherwin Williams. It’s the sweetest light aqua blue.
I had found a couple of wooden buoy replicas at the Christmas Tree Shops for $5.99 (that I had to have, but at the time I didn’t know what I was going to use them for!). I decided to make a quick door swag using the buoys, some ferny greens, nautical rope, and a couple of little star fish shells.
When you walk in the front door you come right into the hall between the kitchen and living room. I have a long wall there where I have my favorites- the Better Homes & Gardens Cube Organizers...these things are the bomb for organizing your home and hiding ALL the things out of sight! My bins are filled with my daycare toys; but you would never be able to tell on my off hours that there are a million Barbies, princesses, and trains in those bins!
I decorated the top with a couple of frosty glass chunky candlesticks, a couple of my favorite pictures with my boys, and a bowl of starfish and shells.
I didn’t have to change anything here; I had a pretty coastal vibe going on by my sectional anyway. I painted the abstract a few months back; I love to think about the shore in the cold weather!!
I already had the driftwood toned lamp on my entryway table; it was a $5 clearance dark lamp that I refinished (here)
I started with a mirrored tray and added a few pampas plumes I saved from my ornamental grass last Fall to a tall vase(the trick to stop them from shedding everywhere is to spray them with hairspray!!) ,a glass bowl filled with shells, then I added a little carved seagull that I picked up at a shop up the coast in Maine, and finished it off with my favorite little glass diffuser .
I have a tall floor vase with more of the pampas grass plumes that I saved from my garden. I painted that abstract seascape to flow with the colors of my bedroom.
I love the the blue glass vases on top of my cabinet; they look so pretty even when they are empty.
That about wraps up my summer home tour over here at the Cottage On Bunker Hill…Wishing You All A Dreamy Summer!!