Summer Home Tour Part 2- Kitchen and Dining Room

In today’s summer home tour,  I’ll be sharing my kitchen and living room.  Thanks for stopping by. As you can see, my kitchen is open to my family room so I have to tie everything together when I am decorating.  If you visited my last post, you know that I have a coastal theme in the family room for summer and it was continued into the kitchen. Tan and white striped placemats add a summery coastal feel without going too over the top.  I have two teenage boys. Having wipeable placemats is a must. The coral chandelier is from Ballard Designs. I purchased it several years ago after ogling it for about two years before I decided to purchase it.  I love it and it gives a coastal feel all year long. Yes, my friends like to tease me that it looks like antlers, but anyone with good taste would know its coral.  (wink wink)

I’ve been thinking about getting sea grass lamps shades for the chandelier for summer. What do you think?  I snagged this silver coral  bowl at At Home a few years ago for far less than I was seeing similar bowls in higher end stores. If I don’t have fresh flowers on the table, which is pretty often, this is what you will find as my summer centerpiece this year.

This is a recent flower arrangement I had on the table. I love the bright summery colors. I added a few daisies from the garden and put them in this new blue and cream vase I picked up at Homegooods.

Some summer touches were added to this farmhouse style tiered tray. Some concrete garden flowers, a shell ball, a sea grass ball and a little summery vase of flowers were added for the season. (Oops! Doggy gate caught in the picture)

I had this vignette on the kitchen counter until I broke the sea shell plate that I got at the beach years ago  when I was cleaning up the kitchen today. Bummer.

So now that I don’t have the seashell plate any more, I switched it up to this vignette below. Actually, I think I like the new vignette better. Which one do you like better?

I used a blue and white striped nautical tray to tie it all together.

My dining room is probably the most challenging room for me to decorate for summer for some reason.  The dining room is a little more farmhouse style than it is coastal style.

I used three large glass vases for the center piece, used a khaki and cream table runner,  and added the wood bead garland that I made to the center vase.

I made a few décor changes with the china cabinet and that was about it for the dining room.

I hope I have given you some simple ideas to use for your own kitchen and dining room this summer. Be sure to stop back soon for my Summer Home Tour Part 3 where we will be touring my living room and entry.

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