Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

Summer Home Tour 2016

As the thermometer keeps hitting 100 daily, I’m happy for my flowers, which are thriving but I’m staying indoors. This has been a great summer so far and I want to show you a few summer accents around the home. If you look closely, you may notice my home doesn’t really change that much, I just keep moving my favorites accessories around to different rooms. This is something you can do too and voila, your friends will think you hired a decorator.

I actually worked on my summer home tour before I went to the Haven blog conference in Atlanta. Then I got preoccupied and suddenly realized I hadn’t posted my summer home tour photos. Yikes! If I don’t sneak it in now, it will be fall before you know it.

Summer Home Tour - Thistle Key Lane

 

The coffee table tray is one of those accessories I change seasonally, and as holidays roll around.  I see a large tray as an opportunity to mix elements and textures to my heart’s content. It’s also fun to challenge myself to come up with different arrangements over and over.

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

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The curvy slip covered chair was moved to the secretary to help lighten the space.

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

For a bit of summer fun, I made a bunting for the craft area. Picking out fabric for the bunting was all-consuming. I think I spent 45 minutes deciding on just 5 fabrics to coordinate for this little project. Buying a new car would have been easier.

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

As a special summer treat I’m enjoying fresh flowers I picked up at the market, along with an afternoon snack of cookies and an iced coffee latte. Remember when arranging a bouquet, group like flowers together for impact.

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

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The vase filler on the coffee table is a combination of fishing net corks and shells I found during my perfect weekend in Florida.

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

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As I mentioned, the photo shoot was taken before I left for the conference and this is how it looked when I got home. Stuffed animal carcases were everywhere and just look at the pillow that the wee Angus worked on while I was gone. Truth be told, my house is not always picture perfect.

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

Summer Home Tour at Thistle Key Lane

 

Enjoy your summer!

Cheers!

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