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Summer Decor Tips – Sunday Morning Coffee

Happy Sunday! I thought it might be fun to share some of my Summer Decor Tips and a little bit about what is happening around my home.

Pink Home Decor Ideas with Custom Fabric
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Thanks for joining me for Sunday morning coffee. Today I am sharing my weekly thoughts about entertaining, decor, crafts, and recipes, and some easy ways to add summer decor to your home.

A Little Bit About Me

Life of a Blogger

I think summer might be my favorite season.

Of course if you search my blog, I am pretty sure I have said the same thing about spring and the holidays.

Perhaps I should say that I love every season. But I do like winter the least. Don’t get me wrong, we really don’t have winter in Southern California. Instead we have gray days and cool days and a few hot days that make no sense. Especially when it is fifty degrees one week and eighty degrees the next. In February.

Right now I am loving summer and I am finally getting around to adding summer decor to my home.

Soon I will share a summer tour of our home but for now, I am going to share some summer decor tips.

Use More White Summer Decor

Deciding between slipcovers and upholstery can be a difficult decision. I looked at all the pros and cons and came to an easy decision. And I love the outcome.

I have said many times why having a neutral palette in your home makes it a lot easier to add color. Summer is such a great time to show off your white decor and I love that I have white slipcovers in both my family and living rooms.

Opps. What I kind of forgot to mention is that I just replaced the slipcovers in both rooms! What???

The slipcovers in the family room had been washed a gazillion times and needed to be replaced. The living room slipcovers were wonderful and I decided I should wash them for summer. To be honest, I hadn’t washed them in years but since we don’t use our living room much, they didn’t really need washing. I am pretty sure I washed them in cold water and I definitely hung them to dry. Unfortunately when I went to put the covers back on, they had shrunk by four inches.

I probably should have taken a video of my efforts to get them to fit, but it was useless. I did shed a few tears but knew I had to order new ones since the sofa underneath is a very unsightly golden brown color. Fortunately the new living room slipcovers arrived yesterday. I promise to share them in my summer home tour later this week.

There are so many ways to add white decor to your home. You can use summer throws, art, and accessories. I painted an entire room, our Carriage House, white and added a white table. I also painted a dark copper brown mirror and a dresser with white milk paint and I love how everything looks in our home.

A Farmhouse Dining Room

You can even use white flowers. These are the crepe paper flowers I made for Andrew and Charlotte’s Rehearsal Dinner. They look so wonderful throughout our home.

vintage french flower stand

Decorate with Colorful Summer Flowers

Crepe Paper Peonies

There is no doubt that using bright summer flowers is a wonderful summer decor option for your home. I love that a bright floral arrangement can brighten any room in your home.

Just so you know, the flowers and be real of faux. I made the crepe paper peonies above. You can too!

I made this pink flower wreath with very inexpensive flowers.

Spring Garden Wreath

This bright colored centerpiece featuring sunflowers is one of my favorite DIY centerpieces!

Summer Centerpiece

Perhaps you saw this copper centerpiece this week! I can’t even begin to say how much I love it.

Back Porch Entertaining Ideas

Use Bright and Bold Summer Decor

I love how much a piece of art or even glassware on a table can brighten up our homes for summer. I added one of my paintings to our third-floor bedroom and the room looked so much brighter!

Edison Bulbs for Decorative Fixtures

In our family room I added another one of my paintings and some fresh hydrangeas for an amazing pop of color.

The cranberry glass on our dining room table added a whole new level of color to our dining room. It had the same effect when I added it to the table in our Carriage House.

Easter Brunch

Summer Pillows

I had to mention how pillows can change a room and add an incredible amount of color. I not only made all of these pink pillows but I also designed the fabric! These pink pillows have been such a nice and colorful addition to our home.

Home Decor Ideas with Custom Fabric

My pink DIY pillow was an Anthropologie hack and I love the way it turned out.

Anthropologie Pillow Make It or Break It

This felt flower pillow was a very fun DIY and you can see how well it ties in to the bright colors in our kitchen.


Reflections on the Week

It seems like every week has been a wonderful this year. I teamed up with my friend Karianne from Thistlewood Farms and we shared some very fun summer entertaining ideas.

This past week I shared Back Porch Entertaining Ideas and Summer Entertaining in a Farmhouse dining Room (in our Carriage House). I created a Pizza Night on the Porch and Patio and Al Fresco Dining Poolside Style. I am thrilled with your enthusiasm for my summer entertaining ideas and I hope when you try some of these ideas you will share them and tag me. That will enable me to share your ideas on my Instagram.

I also shared How to Create Your Own Recipes using ingredient ratios in recipes. I love how this has helped me to create my own recipes.

I started off the week by sharing some of my favorite Amazon Finds for Prime Day. Many of you know that if you use my link to shop on Amazon I will earn a small commission, which helps me to be able to share my ideas with you every single day. Using my link does not cost you a penny more, but it does help me!

I was completely floored with how many of you used my link to shop on Prime Day and I am so grateful. Thank you!!!!

If you would like to continue to help me, you can use my Amazon link here. You can also find my Amazon link in my Instagram highlights and in every blog post. Thank you again for using my link to shop on Amazon.

Which was your favorite?


My Favorite Things

In the Backyard

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My friend Karianne shared entertaining ideas on her blog all week too! This post about entertaining on her back porch at the Cape is amazing.

Karen at Sanctuary Home Decor hosted this Bohemian Outdoor Party. Isn’t this a fabulous table?


Good Things From Martha – Martha’s All-Time Favorite Recipes for Casual Summer Entertaining

I thought you might be interested to see Martha’s all-time favorite recipes for casual summer entertaining.

Can I just say that I want that bowl in the background!


What’s Ahead for The Week

This week is going to be a lot of fun!

I have one more fun 4th of July DIY to share and some of my favorite summer entertaining ideas. I found some amazing Amazon Must-Haves and I am sharing the most amazing first birthday ever! On Saturday you will see the start of my summer home tour. Finally, I can’t wait for you to see how I figured out how to make the best tacos ever. We order them all the time when we are in Ventura at the beach house and I am so excited that I figured them out!

Be sure to follow my Instagram stories every day this week as I will be sharing all of the behind the scenes for each blog post.

I am excited for next week at My 100 Year Old Home.


Catch up on Sunday Morning Coffee

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6 Responses

  1. Another great week! I SO love your outdoor parties – and your artwork. The pic of your family room with the peachy flowers on the table stops my heart! 💗 (Not permanently, mind you, just for a second!) Happy Sunday Leslie!

  2. Where do you buy your white slipcovers from? So want to purchase one for my couch and love seat.Thought summer white is the greatest.Purchased white curtains already from Ikra. Kindly ,can you reply? [email protected],Thanks,so much,love your posted Anazon finds!

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