As I shared yesterday, once we changed things up in the kitchen we had to change things up in the living room too. It’s all part of living in a home with an open floor plan. It’s not that the room was bad per se but this was one of the rooms that needed a lot of attention. Thankfully, my mom and I were able to create a fresh look with a few easy living room updates.
Somewhere between treasure hunting, running a successful booth and expansion planning for this business it started feeling I lived at one giant estate sale. I felt overwhelmed by all the clutter. Thankfully, my mom agreed to help and together we started working to give the kitchen a simple and fresh update.
When I was creating a summer inspired front porch, I kept thinking about World War II. Something about the way everyone banded together for a common cause makes me feel really blessed. I know there were overwhelming sacrifices. Victory gardens, flour sacks, simple ticking, using things I already had at home and strengthening friendships became my inspiration.
After a spring season where the dining room table was set with pastels, eggs and bunny plates, I’m ready for my summer inspired dining space to feel relaxed and uncluttered.
While I was changing out spring décor for summer décor in the living room, I started thinking about how to create an easy summer tablescape in the kitchen. I’m in love with the cabin inspired summer mantle so I wanted to play off that inspiration with an easy summer tablescape.
Every year, my parents would let us go to sleep away camp. I never forgot those carefree days of hiking, horseback riding, crafting and swimming in the lake. These fun filled memories became the motivation for the cabin inspired summer mantel.
We were in the middle of the porch and patio makeovers when I realized we were going to have to get creative with furniture placement. Here’s a look at how we shopped our house and updated the front porch.