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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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.
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.
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.
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.
A couple of my favorite houseplants populate the 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.
I found a farmhouse crate and put some of my ironstone platters inside.
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!
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!
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