I am so excited to be part of an incredible Easy Summer Styling Blog Tour. Sixteen ladies (plus me) are part of this group and I must say, holy cow! There are some really great ideas and beautiful photos included in all of these blog posts. So please be sure to check them out!
Before we get started, I want to thank Kelly from The Tattered Pew for putting together this amazing group. She has worked so hard to make this happen and we could not have done this without her.
Hopefully you just came from the beautiful blog post by my friend Karan at Designs By Karan. She is so talented!
Today I am sharing how I styled our kitchen. Some of you may not know our kitchen is 18 years old! I know, that is pretty old for a kitchen. But I love absolutely everything about our kitchen, especially the fact that I have two dishwashers and two sinks!
As a blogger, I love to style a few rooms in our house every season. I don’t do a makeover, just what I like to call “a refresh”. The first thing I do is put together a plan. Usually this involves a theme or color. For this summer I had already added some blush pink (which I call orangey pink) to our family room. Plus, I recently partnered with Balsam Hill to show some gorgeous copper items. So I had a good idea of what I wanted to do. I wanted California oranges to be my inspiration!
If you want to refresh things in your home when a season changes, keep it simple. Do not feel that you have to go out and buy new things. Rather, think about what you already own and how you can use inexpensive items such as fruits, plants and flowers to incorporate the theme you want.
The first thing I always do when I am restyling a room is go shopping. But that shopping takes place in our home! I am always stunned how many things I can find hiding in other rooms, or in drawers or cabinets. To be honest, we have a third floor that use to be an entertainment room and is now my storage room. This where I keep my “out of season” (or out of style) home decor! So, shopping in our home for this styling project was all I needed, except for some flowers and fruits and vegetables!
I don’t mind using faux flowers. There are so many that actually look like they are real and obviously they will last for a very long time. I actually bought these faux peonies two years ago!
Of course, the peppers are real and are from our local farmers market. They are currently on my menu for tomorrow night’s dinner!
Both the flowers and carrots are also from the farmers market. These flowers have already lasted two weeks. I have no idea how that happened!
The cutting board was a gift from when I visited The Findery in Waco a few months ago. It’s my favorite by far!
While I was “shopping” on our third floor I saw this striped beach bag bag and immediately knew I had to find a place for it! I love it either hanging on the door or the knob of the cabinet next to our oven.
The California oranges are my favorite item in our kitchen. They have always represented summer to me. I love that they are what inspired me for this easy summer styling kitchen refresh.
I also found some cans of my husband’s La Croix that I thought looked great on the counter. It’s funny as I just realized they are still sitting here after a week! Perhaps I better tell my husband it is ok to drink the props!
The strawberry tea towel hanging over the sink is from Curtis Creation. It is absolutely perfect!
I hope you can see how adding a new color or theme to a room does not require a big investment. I spent $30 on this summer refresh and we still have plenty of fruits and vegetables to enjoy! I really love how much the orange them brightens up our kitchen and even though the flowers and fresh vegetables will be gone soon, I still love it.
I hope you will add some color or perhaps even a red, white and blue theme to a room in your home soon. It’s really fun to brainstorm ideas and as you know, the decorating part is my favorite thing to do!
Next you should head on over to Carissa’s blog Bless This Nest and see what she has done. You are going to love what you see. All of the other bloggers are listed below. Have fun visiting them and let me know what you think!