Country Inspired Summer Kitchen

Create a country inspired summer kitchen with simple farmhouse decorating details. Open shelves and free standing pieces recall days of a simpler time in the heart of the home.

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Country Style Summer Kitchen


Today I’m joining a talented group of bloggers for the Seasonal Simplicity summer home tour. A special thanks goes out to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this week’s event (links to participating bloggers are at the end of this post). The blogger before me on today’s tour is Jen from Rambling Renovators. Her home is always an inspiration!

I’m sharing my farmhouse kitchen that’s ready for summer. I added touches of green to other rooms in my house for the summer season and the kitchen is no different.

Free Standing Hutch with Open Shelving in Country Inspired Kitchen


Several months ago I decided to start decorating my home with a nod to the outdoor surroundings. I live where the suburbs of Chicago meet the country fields of Illinois. Our area is a mix of farm and town. Just two miles from my home is a dairy farm, so I had to add a farmhouse milk sign in the kitchen.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving and White Ironstone


Mason Cash bowls in the “In the Forest” pattern are on display beneath my farmhouse mugs. Our street dead-ends into a trail that winds its way through the nearby forest preserve, so it made sense to choose Mason Cash’s forest pattern.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving and White Ironstone


You might remember my pig figurine who wore a pink bow for spring. She’s wearing green for summer, to celebrate all the greenery outside.

Country Inspired Farmhouse Kitchen Decor


A couple of my favorite houseplants populate the breakfast nook.

Farmhouse Breakfast Nook


All the natural summer light streaming into the kitchen inspires me to spend more time in my country inspired summer kitchen. We’re growing tomatoes, peppers, herbs, kale, and lettuce out in the garden. I’ll put it to good use here in the kitchen.

White Farmhouse Kitchen


I found a farmhouse crate and put some of my ironstone platters inside.

Country Inspired Summer Kitchen


I crave fresh fruit during the summer and smoothies are a great way to enjoy them. Come back on Friday this week when I share the recipe for a very tasty Mango Banana Smoothie!

Farmhouse Kitchen in the Summer


I feel like my house is finally coming together after taking a somewhat new direction with my decor. Next up on today’s tour is Kim at Newly Woodwards!


Shop The Look for a Country Inspired Summer Kitchen:


Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Guilia Kitchen Island // Stephens Dining Table // Mason Cash Bowls // Ferris Kitchen Hutch


Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Farm Animal Mugs // Farm Fresh Dairy Sign // Resin Pig Figurine


For more summer decorating inspiration, visit the rest of this week’s Seasonal Simplicity bloggers below:

Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series


Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

The Happy Housie // Maison de Pax // Shabbyfufu // Just a Girl and Her Blog


Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

Inspiration for Moms // Clean & Scentsible // House of Wood // Summer Adams



Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

Sincerely Marie Designs // House by Hoff // Rambling Renovators
Town and Country Living
// Newly Woodwards


Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour
Craftberry Bush // On Sutton Place // Designthusiasm // Zevy Joy


Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

Bless’er House // Finding Silver Pennies // Rooms for Rent // Amber Tysl


Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

Deeply Southern Home // Two Twenty One // A Burst of Beautiful // Making it in the Mountains


Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

The DIY Mommy // The Turquoise Home // Nina Hendrick // Home Made Lovely


Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

So Much Better with Age // Maison de Cinq // Paint Me Pink
Southern State of Mind // Jenna Kate at Home


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  1. Your kitchen is one of my favorites and I love your summer pops of green. That little pig is a favorite.

    1. Thanks so much, Marty! I had another pig but he has a slightly evil look on his face (not sure why). This little piggy is more friendly looking. πŸ™‚

  2. It looks fabulous! I can’t imagine it could get any better!! Bravo πŸ‘
    PS: Of course we all know you won’t stop trying and will keep inspiring us πŸ˜‰

  3. I just adore your kitchen, Jennifer. It’s the epitome of cozy and welcoming. I especially love that kitchen table! I don’t know how I’ve missed that in the past.

  4. This is such a beautiful space! I love the Farm Fresh Daily Milk sign. The whole space is so perfect – and I love all the touches of greenery. Very summery.

  5. I love your kitchen it is so cozy and lovely and i especially love your little piggy and her green bow or him!

  6. Beautiful, Jennifer! I love all your light, fresh summery touches, and the smoothie looks amazing!! So glad you could join in on this tour, friend!

    1. Thanks Shirley! I’m obsessed with Mason Cash bowls. I saw one in a bright green color at a local store. I think I need to go get it this weekend since I’m focusing on a green color scheme for summer. πŸ™‚

  7. Jennifer everything looks so pretty! I’m loving the touches of green (my fav!) and those mugs are SO adorable!! I’m also a fan of white ironstone so this whole space is so up my alley!

    Happy Summer to you!


  8. All of the kitchens have beauty, pretty, and plain appointments, so to speak. My favorite…the one with the bold ceiling beans. The beams broadened the space. A few colorful objects placed around will brighten the room.

  9. Your summer kitchen decor is so similar to mine with the green and black and white and the ribbon around the piglet’s neck is another way I like to incorporate a color into my decor. I have a black sheep that gets a new “necktie” each season. Enjoyed seeing this.