Welcome to Storybook Cottage Summer Home Tour 2016!
I am so happy to be participating in the weeklong Summer Home Tours hosted by my dear friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. If you are stopping by after visiting Pam’s gorgeous home from Simple Details I want to say that I am so glad that you are here.
Summer Home Tour 2016
I regularly like to make changes here at Storybook Cottage. It can be the smallest of things that inspire me. Earlier this spring I found a vintage Lilly Pulitzer sundress. I loved it so much that I wanted to find out all I could about classic Palm Beach Style. I wrote a post about it this past Monday.
All of the research inspired me to integrate the bright colors and classic touches of Palm Beach Style into our current summertime décor.
Palm Beach Style is very relaxed and often breaks all the rules. You’ll find blue and white Chinese porcelain mixed with wicker and rattan.
Bright colors are cheerfully mixed.
Linen and cotton fabrics are favored.
I chose to pair aqua, blue, pink and green.
Collections of favorite things are displayed in every corner.
French chocolates paired with seashells? But of course!
Hot summer days call for lemonade coolers mixed with kitschy flamingo drink stirrers.
The Dining Room
In the formal dining room, easy elegance continues.
Somehow all the bright colors mix beautifully.
I love creating edible centerpieces.
After the recent dinner party, all of the citrus and tropical fruits were juiced.
Plain dollar store chargers were given two coats of Kelly green spray paint.
Ditto for the inexpensive chinoiserie style pedestal.
A simple arrangement graces the sideboard.
All of the vintage blue and white porcelain was found at estate sales and second-hand shops.
The Family Room
In the family room touches of happy yellow brighten up the area.
As this space is generally used by the men of our family the décor has a more masculine feel.
Soft blues and favorite seashells help to add a bit of summer to the room.
Make sure you visit all of the other wonderful participants on the 2016 Summer Home Tour.
Monday – June 6
Tuesday – June 7
Wednesday – June 8
Thursday – June 9
Friday – June 10
I hope you have enjoyed the Storybook Cottage 2016 Summer Home Tour. Next up is Courtney from A Thoughtful Place. You won’t want to miss seeing her delightful home!