With summer on the visible horizon, I’ve been inspired to get out in the yard and think about sprucing things up a bit. One of my go-to sources for patio and porch goods is Serena & Lily. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan. They nail the vibrant colors and relaxed vibe of summer every time and they have some great new (and some returning) items that I just love. Grab a coffee or a cool drink and join me as I show you some of my favorites so you too can be inspired to update your outdoor decor for summer.
Speaking of coffee, wouldn’t you love to wake up and lay around this airy pavilion all morning?
Yea okay this spot’s not too shabby either.
When you’re done with your coffee and ready for the cocktail hour, whip up that cool drink at your Riviera Bar.
How about a pretty lacquer and rattan tray to carry your drinks?
And these seagrass wrapped glasses are perfect to complete the look.
And how about these updated Director’s Counter Stools? These would be great indoor or out.
I absolutely loooove these new sling chairs. My biggest problem would be deciding which color.
And of course here are some great new patterns on their outdoor pillow collection.
Don’t forget to grab yourself some of these fouta beach towels which come in all the candy colors of summer.
You don’t have to spend a small fortune to update your patio. By choosing a few new bright items like accessories, pillows and seating you can get the Serena & Lily look. Alright I hope you’re done with your coffee and inspired to jump in and update your outdoor decor for summer. Won’t be long now!
Happy Sunday everyone. I don’t know about you, but in our house, Sundays are made for lounging in bed with coffee and iPad in hand. (For reading design blogs of course!) Speaking of lounging in bed, I’m excited to share my master bedroom with you today. I’ve been slowly updating it over the past few months and waiting for the last piece of furniture to arrive and it’s ready for a look.
But first, here are some beautiful bedrooms that got me inspired.
I wanted serene colors with layers of white, cream and blue. I lean towards classic lines, which lead me to the Chesterfield headboard. I love the tufting and the fact that it reads both masculine and feminine. I also wanted some of that coastal, casual California feel, which is where the the scalloped capiz light fixture and vintage pillows came in. They add texture, character and dimension. And finally, I just had to incorporate some great pieces art, some of which I’ve found on Etsy and some that I’ve collected over the years.
Rising Clouds Art // RH Chesterfield Headboard // Dark Seas Art // Capiz Chandelier // French Ring Sheet Set // Vintage Indigo Hmung Tribal Pillow
And Voila!Touch up paint still needed on the ceiling where we replaced the light fixture.
I hear there’s some kind of football game on today that everyone’s watching. I guess I better get out of bed and out to the store for snacks and drinks here pretty soon. Enjoy!
New Year’s resolution #1 is to finally share some of our remodeling progress with you. I know, shame on me! It’s one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place. It’s been over two years now since we moved into our home and as I’ve mentioned before there’s a long list of things that need to be done to bring the house up to this century. The first thing we did was renovate the kitchen, install new floors and update the living room by adding recessed lighting and updating the fireplace surround and staircase. These updates made a huge difference and we’re really happy with them, but I needed to add the finishing touches by updating the decor in the living room.
We wanted a new sofa and seating arrangement so I used that as a jumping off point and decided to tackle the room as a whole. Our previous home had a vintage-cottage vibe, but for this home I wanted to update our furnishings and bring in items with more of a modern polish. I love to mix old and new, clean lines with soft, graphic with organic, rustic with shine. You get the idea. The bones of our house are somewhat traditional and classic, which I love, but I wanted to mix in a little “modern California”. I also wanted to step outside my comfort zone a bit by adding some fun color and pattern. I’m really happy with the finished project and excited to be able to share it with you. Our new sofa is from Restoration Hardware. It’s a modern sillouette covered in a family friendly Perennials fabric.This little corner nook needed a major update. The previous cushion was inherited from the former owners of the home and was covered in a peach and blue tropical print. I love the way the lilac block print looks with the black and white dot. The lamp and side table were splurges I almost didn’t make, but I’m so happy that I did.I love the blue velvet side chairs and fun star print fabric. Below is a photo that shows the fireplace and floors mid-construction. The wood paneling is beautiful, but the finish was a pinkish whitewash, circa 1992. We had the mantle re-built a new stone slab installed and of course painted the paneling white. I’ll share more rooms soon. We’re currently working on the master bedroom and I’m plotting the bathroom renovations… one of these days.
It’s full-on festive mode around here with Christmas parties and my daughter’s 13th birthday this week — it’s been one celebration after another. I can’t believe I’m about to be a parent of a teenager, but that’s a post for another day. Even though its a crazy time of year, I love it all and I’d love to be able to share beautifully styled photos of our house all decked out for the holidays, but I simply haven’t had the time. So instead, I’m going to share a collection of some lovely holiday images that make me feel the spirit of Christmas. Enjoy!
All images above via Pinterest.
This one says it all, doesn’t it? Via The White Buffalo Styling Co.