How I Add Summer Style to a Coffee Table

6.09.2016

I hope y'all's week is going better than mine. Our geothermal system that cools and heats our house decided that June, in Georgia, is a good time to quit working. One of the pumps on it has locked up for no apparent reason and it is only one year old. It was put on last June so now a new one has been ordered. Thank goodness it's still under warranty. It will probably be next week before the new pump comes in. UGH! Thank goodness Mother Nature has given us a bit of a reprieve with lower humidity and cool breezes, but it's going to be in the mid nineties this weekend. The only cool room is the sun room that has a window unit so basically I'm living in there as much as possible.

  I've been adding some touches of summer in the house and today I'm sharing how I styled the coffee table in the great room. Thank goodness I took these photos last week when it wasn't stifling hot in here. You will probably see hydrangeas a lot this summer since our bush exploded with blooms this year after taking last summer off. I guess it needed a vacay last year.

While I was looking for something else I came across this old wicker tray in my stash that I love to use to corral things together in a vignette. Wicker and summer just seem to go together.

When I originally cut the blooms I added them in a large white vase and then as I changed the water and clipped them shorter I had to place them in an ironstone pitcher. 

I took these pictures and next thing I knew I saw water running off the coffee table. I forgot that this pitcher leaks. Oops! I cleaned up the water and switched to another pitcher.

I placed two stacks of design books on the table and topped one stack with a conch shell and tucked in this air plant that I picked up at Pike's Nursery for three dollars.

I have had this air plant and a couple others for several weeks now and they are doing great. All you have to do is soak them in water for about an hour a week and just shake off the water and place them back where they go. I love the texture they add.

I placed one of my magnifying glasses on the other stack. Not only is it for looks, but Mr. Savvy uses it occasionally when print he is trying to read is super tiny.



The green bottle adds another pop of summer color since it's the color of the ocean. You can also see that I set a piece of driftwood in the pot in the fireplace. I am really enjoying these over sized prayer beads from Sugarboo Designs.


There are some more changes in here and I'll be sharing those soon.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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20 comments:

  1. Your table looks very refreshing for summer. Love how you used the air plant. I think I might need one or two of those!

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  2. Love the hydrangeas! I hope your a/c gets fixed soon!!

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  3. Sorry about your AC ughh! Glad it is under warranty that makes it less painful to be without the AC.
    Love your summer vignette on the coffee table. Very pretty.
    Kris

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  4. I couldn't figure out what was in the fireplace, thanks for telling us:0 I am NOT so patiently waiting for our hydrangeas to bloom! Yours are gorgeous!!!! You reminded me to get some new air plants too. Have a great weekend!

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  5. The coffee table is beautifully styled for summer... love the conch shell and the air plant together...Such a light and fresh feeling for the hot summer months to come....hope the A/C situation is resolved soon!

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  6. oh non about the a/c. if it gets too unbearable I have room at the inn.

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  7. Kim everything is lovely.

    I had an airplant and gave it to my son and his wife because it was from their wedding. Now you have me wanting to pick up a few for myself to add to some of our shells.

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  8. So pretty, love the hydrangeas. Hope that you get your a/c working soon.

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  9. So pretty I love the conch shell with the air plant, very nice. Your prayer beads are amazing too.

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  10. Kim, lovely summerscape on the coffee table! We are all enjoying the hydrangea bounty this year! Hope you can stay cool this weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  11. So pretty, we share the same coffee table books, the three I saw are three that I have!!! Have a great weekend, x

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  12. Very pretty! I just started collecting air plants this year and love how versatile they are. Hope you get your AC situation fixed soon. It's bad enough in Ohio without AC for a day, I can't imagine what it's like in GA.

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  13. Love your objects and tips Kim! Crushing seriously on your wooden beads!

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  14. gah, I love every single thing! I am so glad I found your post on pinterest as I'm currently trying to style our coffee table before we put our house on the market next week and your tips and style are just what I was looking for! those beads are gorgeous - love all that texture!

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  15. Looks lovely, My blue Hydreageous are just blooms though it is in a large pot. I do have two in the ground and no blooms yet. Very pretty color love them. Happy weekend with love Janice

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  16. Perfect for summer, Kim! I love the soft colors and the plants and flowers look beautiful. Cute shell too! I hope your heating/cooling system gets fixed asap! Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

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  17. I just love that image of the air plant in the seashell! You've inspired me to do the same but I haven't had an air plant since the 70s! Glad you told how to take care of them. So sorry that you've having AC troubles this hot weekend!

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  18. Beautiful Kim. Happy summertime!

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  19. Hope your cooling off soon! Thanks for the air plant tip! Loved it!

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