Summer Decor Ideas and Sunday Morning Coffee

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It’s finally sunny and warm in Southern California, so it’s time to update my summer decor. I have so many ideas to share!

I thought sharing my favorite summer decor ideas from the beach house, and a few rooms in our Pasadena home might be fun. Regardless of your home’s style, you might love some of these ideas. Thanks for joining me for Sunday Morning Coffee.

A newly refreshed living room with light couches, furniture, and accents.
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I am an avid fan of updating our decor as the seasons change. I always shop my home first and switch things from room to room and, sometimes, from house to house. Let me know what you think!

Our Living Room Summer Decor Finds

A newly refreshed living room with light couches, furniture, and accents.

Our living room feels so different because I lightened everything in it! I restyled the bookcases and removed the dark items (and books). The two new swivel chairs are perfect for reading. The Frame TV has been fantastic; as expected, we are spending much more time enjoying our new living room.

The living room isn’t new. It’s just refreshed, but it feels like new!

The Beach House Summer Decor Finds

A cozy, modern living area with white furniture, a fireplace with a golden painting above, wicker chairs, and a large window offering a view of the sea. A wooden dining table and kitchen counter are visible.

The remodel of our beach house was finished last year, and adding the decor was so much fun. I just finished tweaking things for summer. My style is Modern Coastal Vintage (I totally made up that term), and I love it. Here are some of my favorite purchases for the beach house.

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Our Family Room Summer Decor Finds

A dining table in a family room with white, brown, and orange plates, copper accents, amber colored glasses, and a faux pinkish orange hydrangea centerpiece. A white couch and assorted pillows and a vintage hanging chandelier are also in the family room.

Our family room feels brighter, and the orange pop has warmed it for summer. I love my amber water glasses, which are the perfect color and size. I am sure you will see many of them on the tables I will be styling for the rest of the year!

My Latest Project

My Latest Project

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I have been planning our summer and fall travel, and the next few months will be a whirlwind!

We plan to be in Ventura for most of the summer but also have trips to Atlanta, Sun Valley, Northern California, and France.

A tranquil Ventura beach scene with gentle waves and a clear blue sky.

I am ready for lots of beach time and daily bike rides, and I honestly cannot wait until the 4th of July when the kids and our grandson will join us.

The following week, I head to Atlanta to present at the Haven Conference and spend time with family.

I head to Sun Valley the week after that to attend the Sun Valley Writers Conference. I am going with some girlfriends, and I cannot wait. The opening speaker is Kristin Hannah, who wrote the best-selling The Women and The Nightingale. They are two of my favorite books!

We head to Bordeaux, France, for a Backroads biking trip in September. We are so excited!

My bike in the Canadian Rockies on our bike trip.

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My Biggest Challenge This Week

Remember that To-Do list I am working on? I spent a few days in Ventura this week, and it’s going slower than I had hoped. Patience is all I need, right?

They finally fixed the freezer in our refrigerator on Friday, so there’s just one more project to cross off the list. The guest bathroom is done, and I styled it. With the new sink, faucet, and accessories, it looks brand new.

We still have an issue with a door; hopefully, I can fix that next week.


This week's to do list.

The Prickly Pear Margarita is a magical hot pink margarita. You need this recipe!

A bright room with large windows, wooden beams on the ceiling, a light wood floor, and built-in benches. A modern light fixture with four round bulbs hangs from the ceiling.

Emily Henderson finished their four-year River House remodel, and it’s amazing.

These Snowcone Cupcakes are perfect for the 4th of July!

It’s a beautiful home, and you will like this Historic Home Tour.


And what a week it was!

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    I love lemons, lemon decor, and Meyer lemon recipes. So today, I am sharing seven ways to enjoy lemons this summer. Until this year, I have not used much lemon decor in my home, even though I love it. I think…
  • Rattan Furniture and Accessories: The Most Popular Decor Trend of 2024
    A decor trend taking the interior design world by storm this year is rattan furniture and accessories. These timeless materials bring any space warmth, texture, and natural beauty. From historical roots to modern applications, rattan furniture and accessories can easily be…
  • Summer Dinner on the Beach and Sunday Morning Coffee
    I love creating fun dinner parties for my family, and one of my favorite dinners with them was this summer dinner on the beach. While spending a fun weekend at our beach house, I devised the idea to create an oceanfront,…
  • Summer Beach Dinner – Part One
    It’s been a wonderful week at the beach, and I decided to share my favorite beach celebration … a summer beach dinner. This is part one of a two-part series about the dinner I hosted for my family on the beach….
  • The Best Smoked Brisket Recipe
    Smoking brisket is an art form that requires time, patience, and a good recipe. I made my first smoked brisket, and it was amazing! When done right, smoked brisket is a tender, juicy, and flavorful piece of meat that will leave…

These Make-Ahead-Breakfast-Taquitos look amazing. I am making them for sure!



It will be a fun week as I have a lot of ideas for the 4th of July to share. I have two DIYs, some gluten-free patriotic muffins, healthy summer dinner ideas, a fun DIY bread basket, and a list of how we decorated our deck at the beach house.


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This Week’s Top Sellers

We shared many of our favorite home items this week, and here are the top sellers!

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