Hello friends and welcome to our first Coastal Farmhouse Summer Tour in our new home! If you know me, you’ll know I’ve included my summer go-to blues, comfy white slipcovers along with some natural elements to create a cozy, simple and summery Coastal Farmhouse look.
This week I’m joining along with nearly 40 bloggers who are opening up our homes as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series hosted by Krista from the Happy Housie. If you’re visiting here from Amber Tysl, welcome, I’m glad you dropped by! Stay tuned for more links below to continue on the tour… You’re in store for so much summer decor inspiration you’ll want to grab some sunscreen and a beach towel!
It’s the first summer in our new home and we’re still adding things here and there. I love having more of an eclectic look and mixing old pieces with new. I want our home to look like something that’s been curated over time in a thoughtful way and have been fighting the urge to have everything now! We’ve yet to add any art or hang pictures as we’re still trying to figure out how we want each room to look and feel. We still need to get a fireplace mantel and I think that will be next on our priority list. You’ll notice that practically all the summer decor items we’ve used are things we’ve already had and I’ve used before. Transitioning your seasonal decor doesn’t have to be difficult or costly! Use what you have and look to the outdoors to bring in some of nature. Simple and easy is my motto!
In our entryway we have this awesome pink and tan vintage rug that welcomes you inside. The side table is a great rustic wood piece to store all the stuff that you need coming and going. Some greens (via faux branches, fresh yard clippings and/or plants) with blue, white and wood, really add to the summery feel in here.
You’ll find a few vintage rugs interspersed in soft summery pinks and blues. They add such history, character and texture to a space.
The kitchen stayed pretty much the same as our spring tour minus a few tulips. I’ve had these faux greens along with our old vintage dough bowl out for a few weeks and they add so much life and texture amidst all the white. Simple and easy.
Most of my ironstone collections is still packed away in boxes until I can make some shelving to hold it all. It’s too pretty not to be on display. I’ve taken out a few pieces here and there along with some of the vintage pitchers. They’r great for holding flower arrangements.
My fiddle leaf fig is looking a little sad in this pic! I have to say that they really have had a difficult time with the move. They don’t like to be moved around or be in direct sunlight ..which we get tons of here.. so I’m trying to keep them happy and nurse them back to life. Adding greenery whether fresh or faux lends itself to a pretty summery vibe. I simply love this vintage painting of Peggy’s Cove. The colours in it are amazing and it reminds me so much of PEI where my parent’s are from.
I love setting a pretty coastal buffet tablescape. Simple, natural elements such as the seagrass chargers with white dishes along with blue hydrangeas are my staples in the summer. It’s a simple and classic coastal farmhouse look.
I found these large ginger jars years ago at a garage sale and use them every summer in my decor. We have a few more blue and white pieces that we’ve collected along the way.
I just noticed that the TV is on in the background in this photo. My battery died while I was photographing for the tour and I sat down while it was charging and got hooked into a Hallmark movie. It fits right in though because it’s about June brides and summer weddings! Lol.
In the living room I added my signature blues in the fabrics, blue hydrangeas and tons of texture with all the jute, rattan and seagrass.
You may have noticed that we removed the glass shelving on either sides of the fireplace. I was either going to put in wood shelving or add some firewood. The firewood was easiest to do and I love the look of it! I may still put some wooden shelves in up above the firewood but this works for now.
I still need to put up a mantelpiece! I’ve been trying to decide between making my own or getting an old barn beam. My only concern with the barn beam is the weight, so stay tuned to see what I decide on. I know it will really help finish this room off.
Nothing says coastal farmhouse to me more than inky seaside blues, crisp whites and some rustic wood! If you’re looking to achieve a coastal farmhouse look, I’ve written a post on the basics that you can find here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our tour and thanks so much for joining us today. For more summer decor inspiration, you can check out all the other amazing bloggers and their summer homes below. Next up on today’s tour is the lovely and talented Rachel from Maison de Pax