lighten up for summer

The seventy degree weather we’ve been enjoying the last few days couldn’t have come at a better time….I was able to open my pool, plant a bunch of sweet potato vine and purple queen, make some headway refinishing and reupholstering a set of four dining chairs and get a couple of coats of wipe on poly on my farmhouse table (more to come on all of these soon!).  Considering how everything takes twice as long with a four month old, and I was able to get almost all of this done while she napped, I feel pretty accomplished!  We’re back up to the 90’s this week and it has me wanting to lighten things up around my house for summer.  Here are a couple of my picks for getting your home ready for the warmer temps: 

I’m a sucker for a monogrammed bag and this canvas and leather beauty is perfect for running errands or a day at the pool/beach!

Tocca has some of the most beautiful candle scents, but Tahiti is quintessential summer for me!

I love the texture of these wicker cheese knives; they’re the perfect touch to a summer get together or picnic.

Loving the colors and retro feel of this beach photographic print.

A woven cotton throw in a French blue stripe not only doubles as a beach or picnic blanket, but it looks chic draped over a sofa or chair.

I’m obsessed with this rattan bar cart; I’d love to use outside as a makeshift bar for summer barbeques or even as a console or side table in a bedroom!

The bedroom needs some summer love, too; this linen border duvet is the perfect touch!

A brass fish bottle opener will add a touch of whimsey to your next cocktail hour!

I love this raffia table runner for its casual, beachy vibe and its texture.

Add a little nautical touch with these glass and rope lanterns.

My love for stripes runs deep and this outdoor pillow is as preppy and nautical as it is practical – it’s hoseable, scrubbable and bleachable, making it the BEST outdoor pillow ever!

How are you getting your home ready for summer?

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  1. Kate on May 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I'll take one of each! Love this round-up.

    Hope you're enjoying the pool!

  2. MACK on May 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for the feature Kelly!

  3. Kelly Stivers on May 21, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Thank you, Kate! Anytime, Mack!

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