Today I’m excited to share my French Country summer home tour with you! In fact, I’m just excited about summer in general. I know when August comes and it’s blazing hot, I may regret wishing for it, but I can’t help myself.
Ever since I was a kid, there has just been something special about summer to me. Swimming on a hot day. Backyard BBQs. Pool parties. Warm nights spent outside. Sandy toes and salty hair. The long, lazy days of summer remind me of a younger, simpler time, and I treasure them when they’re here.
Today I’m joining my friend Jennifer’s Summer Colors Blog Tour, and I’m sharing my living and dining rooms decorated in shades of blue for the season. There are eight of us sharing our favorite color inspiration today, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to see all the inspiration!
To me, summer is all about simplicity. The same way I don’t want to overdress, I don’t want to overdecorate. Clean and simple just feels right this time of year. But I do like to add a nod to the season. Along with a feeling of coolness. And nothing feels cooler than the color blue – especially during the dog days of summer!
A touch of blue definitely evokes a feeling of summer to me. Maybe the fact that blue is the color of the ocean and the sky? I’m not sure. But for me, it’s strongly associated with summer. I brought out some blue pillows from Pottery Barn that I bought last year. Along with my ginger jars from Wisteria, they completely change the look of the living room!
My Japanese fishing floats that I used in my coastal tablescape last week have now found a home on the coffee table. I put them in this vintage papier-maché bowl and I love how the sun shines through them!
In the dining room, I grouped some blue vases along with some more ginger jars on the buffet. I have never used blue in this room before, and I’m really liking it!
This is also the debut of my new Parsons chairs I added to the dining room! I had always planned on adding some, but just hadn’t gotten around to it, and I’m so glad I finally did. It’s given us a total of eight now which will be really helpful for dinner parties and holidays, and I love the look of mismatched chairs.
And of course, blue hydrangeas in my favorite vase add the finishing touch. I usually go for white hydrangeas, but I must admit, these have stolen my heart this season!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my French Country summer home tour, and I also hope you’ll head over to all the other talented bloggers sharing their color tours today. You’ll also want to check back again later this week as there are several bloggers sharing each day, with 36 bloggers sharing in all!
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