Simple Summer Kitchen Tour in Shades of Blue

Hi and happy Wednesday! Today I’m excited to be joining a fun summer home tour hosted by Krista of The Happy Housie. If you’re coming here from my friend Jamie’s, welcome! She has such fabulous French vintage style!

As I shared in my living room tour a couple of weeks ago, summer has a special place in my heart. That feeling of less responsibility, long hours of daylight, and lazy afternoons takes me back to my childhood and simpler times. And Krista’s Seasonal Simplicity Summer tour is a celebration of just that, which I love!

Summer is simply too hot and too fun to be worrying too much about decorating! But you can celebrate the season beautifully. Whether it’s bringing in some bright colors, setting out some fresh flowers, or simply changing slipcovers, there are ways to bring in seasonal beauty without too much fuss. I’m all about keeping things simple and enjoying the season. And for me, that means spending more time with my family now that the kids are home more often!

So grab an iced tea (or coffee), and come on into my summer kitchen tour….


summer kitchen tour white flowers fresh summer style white farmhouse kitchen


summer kitchen tour white farmhouse kitchen table and chairs breakfast area

Blue is my color of choice this summer. It really conveys that summery feeling to me, and I love how crisp and fresh it feels!


summer kitchen tour farmhouse table chairs chandelier charming french country breakfast area

If you are a regular reader, then this area probably looks slightly different than when you last saw it! I’ve changed out the previous table to this “new to me” antique table, and I love the change so much!

You can read all about the details of where we got the table in my Breakfast Area Refresh post. And the chairs were an easy find at World Market.


summer kitchen tour breakfast area with pretty chandelier and farmhouse table and chairs white kitchen

Some simple fresh flowers on the table freshen up the whole space.


summer kitchen tour blue and white platter farmhouse style white kitchen


summer kitchen tour view into dining room french country style with blue accents

Here’s a peek from the kitchen into the dining room, which has also had some blue accessories added!


summer kitchen tour blue and white transferware white pitchers on stove mantel farmhouse style


summer kitchen tour blue and white accessories plant ginger jars summer decor

I brought a lot of blue into the living and dining rooms for summer, so I wanted to continue that look in here to keep it cohesive.


summer home tour breakfast area family room chandelier french country style

The simple blue and white runner was a lucky find at Home Goods last year. But I also own this one which I love, and this and this are very similar.


summer kitchen tour view to family room white flowers farmhouse table chandelier

summer kitchen tour white kitchen farmhouse style fresh flowers french country style

I recently bought this French enamelware pitcher. After seeing it at a local antique store for over $200 (and falling hopelessly in love but not wanting to pay that much) I found it on Etsy!


summer kitchen tour blue and white bowls blue hydrangeas white pitcher french farmhouse style

I’m usually a white hydrangea kind of girl, but with all my blue accents, I decided to add some faded blue hydrangeas to the kitchen instead. These cute blue and white plates and bowls also bring a little summer to the kitchen!


summer kitchen tour window view counter vignette white pitcher with cake plates and blue hydrangeas

Thank you so much for taking my summer kitchen tour!

I hope you’ll go on to visit Norma at Paint me Pink, and then onto the other eight bloggers sharing today. And don’t forget to check out some of the other days as well – there are over 30 bloggers sharing their seasonal simplicity this week!

Happy Summer!


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summer kitchen tour shades of blue french country style decor



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  1. So fresh and lovely Sheila! And as inspiring as ever – I always find something new I want to try! 🙂 Take care and hope you’re all still safe and well!

    1. Aww thank you Barbara – that’s so kind of you!!

      Wishing you well 🙂


  2. Sheila,
    Oh, my. . .love the subtle hues of blue with white in your Summer Kitchen Tour!
    The tray behind the plate reminds me that I have similar trays in the lower level
    Family Room. I love the added texture they bring to our otherwise hard surfaces!
    Thank you for such inspiring photos of your lovely home!

    1. Aww thank you so much Pat! What a wonderful comment to read this morning!!

      I’m so glad you’re inspired and I appreciate your kindness! I sure hope you’ll consider subscribing, too!


  3. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    The blue and white is so fresh and uplifting on this dreary Georgia morning. I have started picking up glass domes that are for cheese boards and using them on little pedestal servers. I am having fun playing with them and like how you have used them too. Also, did you paint your dining chairs or were they that finish when you bought them? I have a set of 6 beautiful chairs my Aunt passed to me from France and need to freshen the wood with a new look. I really like the subtle tones in your chairs. Have a great weekend and don’t work too hard painting your bedroom for the ORC!! Can’t wait to see the reveal!!

    1. Good morning Cecilia! I’m so glad you love the blue and white – I also find it so cheerful and refreshing!

      My dining chairs were purchased this way. It looks to me like someone did a light white wash over the original paint. Ironically, I need to redo them!! They are uneven and weren’t done all that well. I’m going to chalk paint them, but will probably water down the paint a bit so it is a lighter look. You could try that too!

      Thanks for the kind words – and happy Friday!


    1. Thanks so much Chloe, I appreciate that! And thanks for stopping by!


  4. What a neutral oasis you have created. Just lovely.

    1. Aww, thank you so much!

      So appreciate your kindness and you stopping by!


  5. Sheila, you have captured my heart with all those neutrals and blues. Your home is simply stunning and ready for summer.

    1. Aww Norma! Thank you so much, I’m so glad you like it! And happy summer to you!


  6. *sigh* your home is just gorgeous, I could move right in. I love how you decorated it for summer, Sheila. The white flowers are the perfect touch.
    Hugs, Jamie

    1. Aww Jamie, that is the sweetest compliment! I LOVE your house and feel exactly the same way:)

      Happy Summer to you!


  7. I love all your shades of blue against the crisp and warm whites, Sheila! Beautiful tour- glad to have you join in!

    1. Thanks so much Krista! Thrilled to be joining all of you talented ladies!