Summer is just around the corner and we’ve slowly been getting our home ready for the long and lazy days ahead. We want our home to feel inviting and casual – a place where it’s ok to prop sandy feet on the coffee table or slurp melting popsicles on the patio. After all, it’s the people and memories within those four walls that make a home beautiful.
Today we are sharing another little glimpse at our summer home – our kitchen (you can see our summer entryway here), along with 24 other talented bloggers (see each and every one at the end of our post). We are sure you’ll be inspired by all of these beautiful spaces.
So, welcome to our kitchen! You won’t notice many dramatic changes here, just subtle edits to create a light and airy space with a hint of our signature farmhouse charm.
These little nooks with open shelving and floating desks are probably my favorite feature in our kitchen. The open shelving provides the perfect space to store dishware that is too pretty to hide behind cupboard doors, and I like to keep it fresh by adding little touches depending on the season. This summer I’ve stuck to potted fresh herbs and these sweet thrift-store gold frames. You can read more about how I style our shelves here.
I also switched up the chairs that sit at these floating desks. I moved our upholstered chairs back to the dining room and brought in our Windsor chairs. I love the shape of them and I think they help to keep the space feeling open and airy. Not to mention that natural wood tones work so well in our kitchen.
You’ll see it repeated in the tops of the floating desks and our butcher block island top. I’ve also added it throughout the space using vintage and handmade cutting boards. It’s a simple way to add warmth to our white kitchen.
We are still loving the beautiful new faucet we installed a few weeks ago (you can read more about that here).
There are many things I love about summer, but one of the things I love most is the abundance of fresh greenery and flowers. It’s so easy to just slip outside and clip a few branches from a tree in your yard or snip a bunch of your favorite flowers from your garden. It’s the easiest (and most inexpensive) way to add a little bit of life to your home. Throughout the summer months, there is not a room in our house that doesn’t have a pitcher or vase overflowing with pretty flowers or greenery.
You’ll notice I kept things very easy in our kitchen, and I intend to the same throughout the rest of our home. For us, summer is all about paring down so we can enjoy the simple pleasures. Do you have any favorite summer decorating tips? We’d love to hear them. 🙂
Now, make sure grab a glass of cold lemonade so you can sip your way through the rest of these incredible summer home tours.