Get simple summer decorating ideas with this traditional yet relaxed summer home tour.
Summertime……. and the livin’ is easy…..
Ok, maybe not easy… but casual and fun, for sure. If you’re just joining us for the home tour (welcome!), I have to tell you that May was a VERY big month for our family. Within 5 days, our oldest turned four; I gave birth to our third child (a girl!), and we celebrated our 10-year anniversary. Whew! We need a little down time this summer. 😉
Maison de Pax (our 1940 colonial that we’ve been loving back to life these past two years) is still a work in progress, of course. But we couldn’t be more pleased with the progress we’ve made. Since our last facade reveal, we’ve also added a beautiful wrought-iron fence and grown some star jasmine (which smells divine!).
With the heat that Texas summers entail, all I wanted this season was light, bright, and simple.
I brought in a ton of white pillows (tutorial coming soon!)…
I think at this stage in my life, simplicity is key!
Keeping with the light and simple theme, I made over my office mantel, as well.
Do you like my anniversary gift to my husband? Come back soon for the tutorial; they make beautiful gifts to celebrate any special date!
And while you’re here, I have to share my vintage file cabinet...
And our bookcases. You’ll have to check out the before to appreciate how far this room has come!
Now I want to take you upstairs (because, honestly, the rest of the downstairs looks like I had a baby three weeks ago because… oh, that’s right, I did!). I recently shared these adorable handmade banners in the new nursery.
I think they add a touch of whimsy to the room.
And I so enjoyed the look that I decided my boys needed some “fun summer party flags” (as my four-year-old has dubbed them) for their room, as well. I have not actually shared this room on the blog before (except for their planes and train)… but there’s no time like the present.
What do you think? So fun and festive, right?
And here is my moment of raw honesty… Just look at that bookcase. Shameful, isn’t it? We moved most of the books down to the playroom recently, and I didn’t even have the decency to straighten or stack the ones left before I took this picture. That, my friends, is called motherhood. We. all. need. some. grace. But the super fun, off-centered, impulsive flags make up for it, right? 😉
The master bedroom is always last on my priority list, but I am again enjoying my little rainboots and flowers by my favorite gray window. It’s these little light, bright touches that bring a breath of fresh air into our home during the blazing days of summer.
What about you? Are you finding joy from big, bold colors or seeking serenity in light, white simplicity this season? I’m enjoying both! Whatever your style, I hope most of all that your summer will be filled with friends, family, and fun. Enjoy it!
And don’t miss these other amazing home tours going on all this week!
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