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Summer Home Tour

It was awfully quiet around here last week, but that’s because I was actually finishing projects! Yes, projects that I have been hinting at and sharing instagram sneak peeks of for months are finally complete. I promise, I will be sharing those posts just as soon as it stops raining and I can get some decent photos.

In the meantime, I’ve been busy rearranging things as usual, and I have added a ton of fun new summer accessories from Birch Lane that I wanted to share.

Disclosure: Birch Lane provided me products for this post to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

A living room filled with furniture and a window

 You know I’m always swapping throw pillows out/hoarding them and I’m in love with these new pretty blue ones. For some reason florals intimidate me, I feel like they are hard to pull off without wandering into grandma land, but these are just right.

A white sofa with blue and white pillows

A living room filled with furniture and a window

 I love the natural summer vibe this wood bowl adds in here, I’m a sucker for anything that looks like driftwood.

Wood bowl filled with glass balls

I also swapped out some accessories on my bookshelves and added these gorgeous jars that are the perfect summery shade of blue.

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

Glass jars near a plant

Speaking of shelves and projects that are complete…I finally finished my upstairs bookshelf/sliding ladder extravaganza and I’ll be sharing soon. I’m still playing around with styling the shelves, but one thing that’s for sure staying are these vintage looking pulley bookends.

A book shelf filled with books

Another sneak peek of an upcoming post…notice anything different back there in the kitchen?!?

A living room filled with furniture and a fireplace

Some of you asked where my wicker chairs that used to be by the fireplace ended up when I got my new chairs. They found a new home over at our dining table.

Dining room with red dresser

We have all been hanging out in the sunroom a lot, because it has been raining nonstop as I mentioned, it’s a really cozy place to curl up with a book or play board games with my favorite little people (my world domination at Monopoly Junior is a source of major annoyance to the Mr.)

 Lake House Sunroom

Especially with this new throw…

A close up wicker couch

Birch Lane was nice enough to send me an extra one in light blue  to give away to one of my readers. Just leave me a comment below to enter and I’ll pick a winner at random.

Coastal Sunroom Decor

Oar Wall Decor

We entertain more in the summer, which means keeping the wine rack a little better stocked than usual, so I added this cute little wine holder to the top to handle the overflow bottles.

A close up of a bottle on the counter

I can’t resist a good striped rug, so I picked up this runner for the kitchen too.

 Lake House Kitchen

Stay tuned for more summer projects that I’ll be sharing soon, and don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter the Birch Lane throw blanket giveaway!

 Coastal Cottage Decor


Angelique Wood Bowl

Vivi Floral Pillow

Edith Embroidered Pillow

Rory Rug

Hoist Bookends

Recycled Glass Jug Vase

Samantha Throw

Wine Caddy

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  1. Absolutely beautiful, I love your blue and white color tones in the family room, so inviting, so summery.
    Love the blanket too! :)

  2. the wine caddie is so cute and I have several pieces of galvanized stuff…where did you find this one …..and then I saw your wooden one….did you make it? Girl you do good……

  3. Love all the summer touches you’ve added to your home. We have very similar decorating taste! Just wish my home was lakeside!!! Simply beautiful!!!

  4. OMG I love your house! The soft, earthy tones with the touches of blue are gorgeous! Can’t wait to see what you have to show us next!

  5. Loving the new summer house tour. Am trying to achieve the pretty lake house new england style look over here in England. My house is not to tidy as yours though.. could have something to do with my two crazy little boys that think that mummies styling needs a bit more rough and tumble love. However they do love a good throw to hide under.. xxxx

  6. That throw would look perfect in my living room :)

    I hope you all get some sunshine soon to enjoy your beautiful lake!

  7. So cute! Absolutely love your home and your pallet of colors! Please check out my blog twentysomethinghome.com

  8. we lost our home due to recession several years ago. we recently were able to buy again. i’ve been reading blogs to get ideas…i’m so blessed and i hope i can make my home as beautiful as yours

  9. Hi Kelly, your summer home tour is fabulous! Love all the new touches. Your flooring looks beautiful in all the photos. Can I ask what color stain they are? Happy Summer!

  10. This is my first time visiting your blog and I already love it! Being from Michigan myself and living near the lake its fun to stroll through the pictures of your home and find inspiration. Thanks!

  11. Love all the Birch Lane touches! The throw blanket looks so soft and cozy, and blue is my favorite color!

    1. Kelly
      Of course your home looks ready for summer !
      Do you do this as a Professional Designer, as you have the knack.
      Also I think Anne who lost her home should win the blanket…(tough times)
      Imagine losing your home…
      Have a wonderful, safe and healthy summer with your family !

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