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Summer Home Decor

by - Thursday, June 18, 2020

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

Away from the chaos of the basement remodel, I've been enjoying the long days and endless sunshine. Summer finally feels like it's here and I wanted to bring that feeling indoors. The Seasonal Simplicity home tours, hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie, have been happening all week and today I'm sharing my summer home decor. If you've arrived here from The Tattered Pew's lovely home, welcome! 

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas
summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

This season - as with the last few months staying at home - is about using what I have in new and refreshing ways. Come join me in the living room. With the basement remodel almost finished, we were able to bring the swivel chairs back downstairs and rearrange this space. We had moved things around a few months ago but the layout was just not working for us. Time to get it feeling right and functioning for how we live.

Somehow, I've turned into a bit of a plant lady. There are now five plants in the house that I've managed to keep alive. That is a record! The front window gets the best light so I've moved them to this end of the room. Tucked around the buffalo plaid chair, it creates a cozy corner.

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

I've put the sailboat and blue desk back in front of the window. I know we've had this arrangement before and could change it out, but when it works, why tamper with it? Even the neighbours seem to love the look. A few have commented on how much they enjoy seeing that sailboat in the window.

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One change I have made is placing the storage ottomans in front of the fireplace. I was always worried that putting them there would block off traffic, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It'll be great extra seating for when we have guests - whenever that is allowed to happen again!

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

When it's summer, I can't help but bring out all the blue and white accessories. They feel bright and crisp and cheery. I grabbed a branch from our Japanese Maple and placed it in my large blue glass jug. I love how the leaves feel sculptural and draw your attention but the clear jug still allows light to pass through from the back window (which is in need of a cleaning, ha!).

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

Faux greenery in a basket and a landscape painted by Chloe add softness to the bookcase shelving. The Google Mini isn't quite as attractive but it is a necessity. Sitting in the living room on a sunny afternoon, John Mayer playing in the background, is one of my favourite ways to experience this room.

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Let's head over to another summery space, the dining room.

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

With it's colourful botanical wallpaper, this room can't help but feel like summer. I've carried the blue accessories into this room, displaying my blue and white ginger jars on the pedestal and on the sideboard.

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas
summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

I'm excited to be working with Le Creuset Canada this summer to bring awareness to their new dinnerware colours. While Le Creuset is known for their bright bold hues, I fell for their new neutral, Meringue. It's a soft and modern beige that feels current yet also timeless.

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I decided to create a simple summer tablescape. Against a white tablecloth, the Meringue tableware feels soft and elegant. There's just a hint of colour and it allows the other elements to shine. 

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As a centrepiece, I've used the Le Creuset pitcher and filled it with branches and peonies from our garden. I'm quite happy with how this asymmetrical flower arrangement turned out. The deep dark colour of the Japanese maple leaves make the pale pink peonies pop. Don't you love peony season? It's so brief but the blooms are worth waiting for.

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

Each place setting has been decorated with a napkin tied in a knot. Summer decorating should be simple and easy, don't you think? In the back you can see the classic Le Creuset mug.  As an avid coffee drinker, this is my absolute favourite mug. It's a good weight, the glazed finish feels good in your hand, and it's the perfect size. The Meringue colour looks delicious holding a foamy latte!

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

summer home decor, summer decorating, summer tablescape, summer decorating ideas

I hope you've enjoyed my summer home decor. Now I hope you'll continue the tour and head over to see Zevy Joy's lovely home.



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