Summer Style in the Great Room

6.12.2017

I hope y'all had a nice weekend. Ours started out great and then yesterday at 5 a.m. miss Bailey vomited twice on our bed. Oh, man what a mess and what a way to wake up! Poor baby threw up mainly liquid or bile a few more times during the day. We ended up at the ER vet and it was her gastroenteritis acting up again. It's been years since she was that sick. After a shot and some Pepcid to take at home she should be fine.

Summer decorating is underway and just a few simple changes was all it took to add summer style in the great room. As you will notice the most obvious change is over the fireplace.



The big bird painting was hanging in the master bathroom, but I had been wanting to try it over the fireplace. I loved the mirror that was here, too and may put it back later. For now I like the statement the bird makes.

I'm using the same patterned pillows I shared for spring and added these fabulous ticking pillows I found in this Etsy Shop. I got them in the navy ticking first for the sunroom and I had to have them in the brown for this room.

I love the details added with the ruffled trim.

The floral pillows are from this Etsy shop.

Hydrangeas from my one bush are blooming like crazy this year so a few have been brought in.

I babysat my granddaughter Leila one day last week and she was hanging out in here with her ipad.


Summer items like Japanese floats and a clam shell were added to the coffee table.





I placed an urn on one of the bookshelves and tucked in the air plants I have had for a couple of years now. If y'all want very easy to take care of plants get some air plants. You can't kill them.

On this bookcase a piece of coral was added and a new plant in the urn.



A basket full of old bottles the color of the sea adds summer on the sofa table. See more of this look and the new lamps in this post.

A simple sea fan tucked in one of the vintage boxes and layered art add summer touches on the sideboard.



I took this picture of the seagull through a restaurant window on a very foggy Martha's Vineyard a few years ago. I love to pull it out in the summer.


 Hope y'all have a fabulous week!

See last year's summer look with a different furniture arrangement here.
The spring look here.

28 comments:

  1. The ticking pillows are perfect with the floral. I have the look.

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  2. The wonderful painting, along with the blue bottles and other blue touches give the room a beachy, Hamptons vibe. Which is a high compliment.

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  3. I do love the bird over the fireplace, it is quite the statement! Your touches of summer are understated, but perfect! Hope Miss Bailey is feeling better today!

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  4. everything is beautiful and summer!

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  5. So beautiful Kim. My sister just added a big canvas bird print to her beach condo. You got it going on Girl!

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  6. I love the touches of blue and the bottles. I really need to lighten up my family room for the summer...Today and tomorrow the temps are supposed to be in the 90s so I will be craving lighter surroundings. Cranking up the air today! Enjoy your week, Kim!
    Shelley

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  7. Just love your summer touches! So understated and elegant like all your beautiful decor! So sorry about your dr news. Hang in there! Sending healing thoughts!

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  8. Love Big Bird over the mantel and all of the summer touches. I started my summer decor around the house, only to take away and re-style everything for staging. Hope Bailey is feeling better!!

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  9. I love the look of this room! The bird, the blue bottles and all the other touches really give this room an elegant summer look. The brown ticking pillows are perfect! I love ticking stripes!

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  10. All the summer touches you added look great. Love the ticking pillow.

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  11. The great room looks terrific for summer! I like the bird print there, especially for summer. Hope Miss Bailey is feeling better.

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  12. Oh poor Miss Bailey! I do hope she is feeling much, much better! It's so hard when our babies are sick. I finally sewed up pillows in that same fabric (had for ages LOL) - the floral - for our patio furniture, along with a couple in a geometric fabric. Love the ticking pillows too. For some strange reason, birds creep me out!

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  13. I love the ticking pillows. Thank you for telling us where to get them. I love supporting Etsy businesses too. I'm going to get the ticking pillows in beige. Beautiful!!

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  14. Just right! Love those blue bottles.

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  15. Just couldn't be any prettier, Kim.

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  16. He's big, he's bold and he's beautiful. And he says summertime is here ☺
    Feel better Miss Bailey .

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  17. Oh! Wow! I love the pelican art!!

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  18. Such a lovely room, Kim! I love all of the dpecial touches, especially that gorgeous bird painting! Leila is such a cutie and looks right at home!
    I hope Bailey is feeling much better soon!

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  19. I'm so sorry about Miss Bailey! We also have a Yorkie named Sadie who has stomach issues! We've been told she has pancreatitis but now the vet seems to think she really has allergies to fat content! She only gets food they've recommended! Only treats are same food but I put it in toys so she thinks it's a treat! No problems in almost 6 months! Prayers for Miss Bailey!🙏🏻🙏🏻
    What size are the ticking pillows you got for your couch? I'm thinking of ordering them also but was curious as to size you got! They look great!

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    1. Thank you, and she is feeling much better now. She just ate for the first time. Chicken and rice for a couple of days. She prefers the chicken.
      The pillows are 22 x 22.

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  20. Just gazing at your room put me in a summer mood. Nice touches Kim!

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  21. Love the changes and the pillows! Your granddaughter is a cutie too!

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  22. Love every detail in this room, Kim! The bird print makes such a statement and definitely says summer. Leila has grown so much, and I'm hoping Miss Bailey is feeling better.

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  23. Looks beautiful, Kim. I'm so glad that Miss Bailey is better.
    Wow, Leila has really grown. ;-)

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  24. always gorgeous, no matter the season. Leila has grown so much, I remember when she was a teeny tiny baby, she's adorable.

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  25. I've always loved your sofa table! You've got it all looking wonderful!!

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