Plants and greenery usually dominate all of my spaces, and of course, summer is the best time for this. Fresh cuttings from the yard are abundant right now, which is so great because they are free! Changing out pillow covers and tweaking things here and there breathe new life into our home. Maintaining our outdoor spaces (porch & patio & yard) are also a big part of our living space, as we spend so much time outdoors. I like bright and airy with pops of color, so decorating for summer is right up my alley! Many items in our home are no longer for sale, but I have listed where things were purchased so you get an idea of where I shop! :)
Nothing in our home is super expensive or fancy. We live here and we like lived-in, cozy, and fresh spaces. We never want anyone to feel like they can't put their feet up here!
I thought I would start in the heart of our home, the kitchen. We spend most of our time here and it's one of my favorite rooms in the house. It's so easy to change up a kitchen for the seasons using flowers, herbs, and fresh fruit. I also added a pink runner in here several months ago, and it just screams summer. I love, love, love pops of pink in home decor. This runner has changed the whole look of this kitchen.
Cut greens: Russian Sage | Roses: Trader Joe's | Runner: Rugs USA | Kitchen Stools: World MarketConnected to our kitchen is a little half wall that I painted with chalkboard paint right when we moved in 4.5 years ago. It's a favorite around here and probably gets the most attention from guests that come over. Every year we have been doing a summer bucket list and my kids just absolutely love it. It's simply a way to keep all of our ideas in one place. We never get to all of it, but we have fun trying!
Chevron Rug: Ballard Designs | Ink Blue Chairs: World Market | Fiddle Leaf Fig: Local Nursery | Coral Pillow: World Market | Blue/white Runner: IKEA | Eat Well Print: See Here | Melamine Tray: Homegoods | DIY Staining Table/Chairs: See HereJust on the other side of the eating area, we created a small little sitting area. This is a perfect little spot for having coffee and reading a magazine.
Pink Stool: Target | Daisies: Cut from yard | Chair: Homegoods | Lamp: Target | Frames: HomegoodsAnd just off the mudroom is our home office. This room is always bright and cheery and fun and just feels like summer!
Roses: Trader Joe's | Purple Candlesticks: IKEA | Faux Succulents: Target | Blue/white X benches: Target | Rug: Homegoods | Coffee Table: IKEA | Gold ball lamps: Target | White throw: IKEA | Blue/white pillows: IKEA | Blush pillows: H&MOur first floor is open concept, so the living room leads right into the dining room, which is at the front of the house. I still haven't gotten tired of the DIY striped curtains! More plants and cuttings from the yard brighten up the space. I also found a cute (free) pineapple printable and a cute free printable for the bar cart !
See Here | Pink Faux Flowers: Homegoods | Gold Mirror: Kirklands | Striped Curtains: See Here | Summer Beer Printable: See HereAnd last, but certainly not least, our outdoor front porch and back patio (separate posts to come on these). We love to eat, read, drink, rock, play, hang with friends, and everything in between in these spaces. We are fortunate to have two covered spaces to block out some of the sun and shield us from the rain!
Sorry for the crazy photo overload! I hope you found something here that inspired you! I hope you will connect with Life Love Larson in some way, shape, or form!
Next up on the tour is the summer tour of Haneen's Haven and listed below is the entire tour with links! Hope your summer is all it should be! xo-Andrea
2016 Summer Home Tour
Monday - June 6
Tuesday - June 7
Wednesday - June 8
Thursday - June 9
Fri - June 10