Summer Front Porch Tour
Today, I’m excited to share our summer inspired front porch!
You guys, it feels SO good to be back home! As most of you know, we’ve been traveling back and forth from our primary homes to my childhood home, Loblolly Manor, as we’ve worked for several months now to give the entire house a complete refresh. Our goal was to have Loblolly finished by Mother’s Day as a gift for my Mom and we were just 2 rugs, 2 chandeliers, 2 barstools and a bench shy of having it completed by that time.
While we’re waiting on those pieces, I am thrilled to be back home. This past week was the first week since the middle of March that I didn’t have to travel out of town for anything and it felt like the biggest gift.
I spent most of the week cleaning the house, catching up on a mountain of laundry, decorating for summer and prepping for our royal wedding watch party.
It took the entire week but I finally feel like we’re back on track and ready to settle in for a quiet relaxing summer season.
After working at Loblolly for so many months, I’ve become obsessed with all things lavender which was the inspiration for our summer front porch and summer home tour. The scent is just so relaxing. I recently picked up this variety of lavender to try. It’s supposed to thrive in the sun.
This variety has been growing on the porch since our spring porch tour. I love how whimsical and wild they look.
In addition to Lavender, we’ve planted Gardenias,
Dusty Miller, and
We’ve had these succulents growing in these pots for about a year now. I’m hoping to transplant them soon into something much bigger soon. It’s going to be a fun summer project.
I borrowed the front door basket from my Mom. She has the best stuff!
I met my Mom for a bit of shopping and lunch last week. It was totally low key compared to our Loblolly shopping trips which was a fun change. We didn’t even bring a list ha ha.
She helped me pick out a few things for the lavender inspired summer home tour like this lightweight blanket. I made the pillows over the weekend. You’ll see this pretty lavender gingham check all over the house in our summer home tour.
I also made these cute wedding cake cookies for our royal wedding watch party over the weekend. We were up at 4 am soaking in all the coverage. I think we ate way too much that day.
We tried to balance out all the sugar out with mint and cucumber water. We keep a drink station just like this inside too.
It makes drinking water so much easier!
We spend a lot of time out on the front porch especially in the summer watching the dogs play or tending the flowers while the littles are curled up on the couches visiting.
By the looks of this picture, I think it might be time for me to get a “plant lady” tee shirt he he.
Summer is one of our favorite seasons and this year, it promises to be full of simple pleasures.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share how we created those delicious blackberry sundaes! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Oh CoCo – your front porch is gorgeous! Being that neither one of us has had the time to do our front porches we are definitely living vicariously through you right now! Wasn’t that royal wedding fabulous? We are still together at Jenn’s having relished a few days together – and we soaked up every single minute. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks so much for your sweet words, you guys! I’m so happy you were able to spend some time together. I know it’s so important for you both to connect in that way. The Royal Wedding was totally fabulous and every detail just stunning. Sending you love, CoCo
You always have the prettiest front porch, Coco. Mine is not nearly as big but I appreciate how you give us inspirational ideas that can be used on any sized porch.
Such sweet words to say, Sarah, thank you so much! Big hugs, CoCo
Beautiful tour! I have always been obsessed with lavender!
Thanks for linking up to TFT! Pinning this porch to my “Porch Perfect” Pinterest board!
Hope you will join us again next week!
You’re so sweet, Amber, thank you! It was so much fun to put together the porch and to join your link party! Hope your day is totally fabulous, CoCo
Hello I just wanted to let you know I am featuring your lovely porch over at TFT today! We would love to see what you have to share this week. Hope you can join us!
Oh my gosh, Amber SO exciting, thank you! I appreciate that so much. Sending you the biggest hugs, CoCo