Today I’m sharing our summer kitchen and summer dining room tour
with simple seasonal touches as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour Series.
Do you remember, as a kid, your Mom attending a “colours” party? Where all the neighbourhood women would get together and a “colours” expert would tell them what “season” they were? It was supposed to help you determine what colours and tones were best suited to your complexion, to help guide your choices in clothing and makeup. The tones and colours suggested by your “season” were meant to be those that would help your own natural beauty shine through the best.
Well, I feel like if we had our home’s “season” tested, it would definitely come out a “summer”.
Summer is its season.
The light, fresh, airy and energy-saturated tones of summer suit our home best; as the sun pours in through our skylights and the lake outside glistens with the promise of perfect, cool, refreshment.
Lemonade and watermelon.
Iced tea and strawberries.
Fresh flowers and herbs from the garden.
Summer in the kitchen…
Today I’m hosting the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series! In fact, this series is running all week long with some of my talented fellow bloggers sharing part of their summer homes for your enjoyment and inspiration! If you’ve popped over from one of the other beautiful homes on this hop, then welcome!
My name is Krista, and I’ve been blogging here for about six years. You can read more about me and the blog right here. I hope you enjoy today’s tour…
*I shared a collection of my sources, or similar finds, at the bottom of this tour…
We remodelled our kitchen a couple of years ago, and it’s still one of my favourite spaces in our entire home. The view of the lake while we are working in here is our favourite, as is the light that streams in through our wall of windows.
My kitchen runner is probably my most emailed/commented/asked about piece in our kitchen. You can order your own right here. (PS – we have this same exact rug in the largest size in our bedroom, and a smaller size in our walk-in closet).
Fresh blooms in the summer… the best, right?! My parents have a beautiful garden and I love it when my Mom shares her blooms with me…
It’s not a real lemon tree… but did I have you wondering? So many people have asked! It’s the cutest little guy and I picked it up at Real Canadian Superstore last year.
Speaking of lemons… nothing like lemonade in the summer! I whipped up a batch of the most delicious knock-off Italian Herb Lemonade and shared the recipe last week. The flavour is unbelievable, and it makes perfect summer cocktail (though my kids love it, too!) You can find out how right here.
A couple of years after we finished the kitchen renovation, we added another new touch with this beautiful etagere shelf. I still love it, and can change it up a little through the seasons with different displays. I have kept it pretty clean and simple for summer… Chunky baskets on the bottom three shelves add storage for linens and extras, but I also love the colour and texture of them. I found some similar ones here.
The art wall in the dining room is a favourite… I shared the details about it in this post. The pew and dining table are also pieces I’d have a hard time parting with; my Dad built the table for us a few years ago using some legs I ordered from Osborne Wood products.
These end chairs were a recent addition just before Christmas and I’m so glad I ordered them. The lower profile is absolutely perfect so as to not obstruct the lake view out the dining room doors, and they are so comfy! You can find them here (and they’re a great deal!)
I also shared our beachy blue and white summer living room tour here…
Did you see something you love?
I’ve hunted down my sources or similar ones and gathered them together for you…
And… next up on today’s hop is my friend Rachel from Maison de Pax, who is sharing her gorgeous French Country dining room! I know you’ll love it!
In fact, all week long we’ve got beautiful summer inspiration happening…
The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour series is back; and this time we’re all about simple summer decor touches! All week long, my talented blogging friends and I are sharing part of our homes. I can’t wait to take in all the gorgeous inspiration…
And sharing the rest of this week…