When summer rolls around I invariably try to spend as much time as I can outside. Sometimes that means the indoors get less attention, but with our master bedroom in progress // here // and our newly completed outdoor spaces thanks to the ORC // here // who can blame me! That being said, I always try to zhuzh-up the interior. So for this edition of the summer eclectic home tour, I’m showing you the little seasonal changes I’ve made to our dining room, kitchen and living room. OH! and before I kick that off, I thought I’d thank Jess of Domicile 37 for organizing the tour.
Remember our kitchen that we re-did this spring?! // here // well it continues to look amazing, just saying is all. I’m going to out on a limb here when I say “lilac,” but there are giant lilac bushes around the PMQs and they’re all in bloom! Today you may have spotted me roaming the PMQs with a pair of sizeable garden sheers looking surreptitiously for a place to snip a few branches. I got what I was looking for and brought them home to put in my green vase. It was a thrifted find from VV boutique a while back and I just haven’t had the perfect thing for it. This will do just fine though.
The lilac bushes have been here a full 6hrs and the house already smells amazing. I think I need to head back out and grab a few more to stash around the house. I just need to make sure there aren’t any bugs!
And no, that beautiful piece of art // here // does not usually sit there, but I wanted to try it out, and I’ve gotta tell ya, I don’t hate it there… hmm Oh, and that cute little recipe box can be found // here //
Next in the living room we’ve got a few minor changes. You may have seen on instagram and then in the #MyHomeStyle post // here //, but we’ve got a red wingback chair (also thrifted) in the living room now. We found it at our local Habitat Re-Store, which began our never-ending game of musical chairs. The green one moved upstairs to the bedroom, but it has now moved to the basement. I said I would never be in the business of hoarding furniture, but it looks like I’m now in the business of hoarding furniture. Some pieces are too good to pass-up!
You will also notice a fun new foot-stool. See, it comes with a chair. When my grandmother passed away she left me the set because she knew I loved the pattern on the fabric. The Russian Dames have always intrigued me and where by far the coolest thing in her sitting room (after all the cool monogramed silver and MCM lamps – the woman had style). Anyways, that chair is now upstairs in the bedroom but we can’t fit the stool, so it’s going to try-out life in the living room.
You may also notice that the bookshelves got a re-style, and I’m loving their “paired-down” nature. A week or so ago I went through the house and did my version of the konmari method and then sold a lot of stuff and game some away. What’s left has survived the purge.
Which leads us into the dining room. I know I haven’t fully unveiled the new table set and how it plays into the room (I’ve just teased you with it), but I’m mainly waiting on a few other things to fall into place. Now that I’ve got my kick-ass outdoor bar cart set-up // here // I’ll be doing more drink mixing out back. I still need the inside to look sharp as a tack though, so the dining room is set-up to mix the occasional drink
Love the disco ball print? Get your own // here //
Love that lamp? Get your own // here /
Did you know we still have our fiddle fig? Yea, I re-potted that sucker and put it into something much bigger. It was meant to go outside but the weather hasn’t been warm-enough so I think my baby will stay inside. I also added a snake plant for fun, but I’ve got plans to move it into the master bedroom.