In case it's your first time here, I am a mom of 3 kids (15y, 11y & 1 y) , wife and Pediatrician who adores all things design and frustrated decorator at heart! I started my blog to share our life here in the U.S. (since we're originally from the Philippines) to our family and friends back home, but it has blossomed into my decorating journal and a way to share my ideas to others who love decorating like me!
|Join the other hosts today Refresh Restyle | Splendor Styling | Monica Wants It | Life and Home @ 2102 | It All Started With Paint | Far Above Rubies|
Anyway, let's get on with the tour shall we, starting off with my Dining room!
|Our Summer Dining Room|
As you may have noticed BLUES and YELLOWS dominate our summer Dining room! For summer, I always love pops of yellow around the house, what better way to remind you of the current season with this bright and happy color right?!
I wanted to display my Blue and white Chinoiserie collection here, and I think the yellow flowers and the lemons just made them pop out all the more!
I adore these Light Blue Magnolia place mats which I scored from Draper James a while back. I also used my Jonathan Adler Happy home plates and coasters which went well with my colors.
Did you notice my gingham runner? I made that using gift wrap I scored form TJ maxx and some cardboard. :-)
Now let's head off to our Summer Living room...
The huge windows in my home always keeps everything bright, but like I mentioned, I love pops of YELLOW everywhere especially for summer. I sort of thought of a "Subtle Beach" theme for our home all together.
|Havana Canning pillow fabric were scored from Serena and Lily Sales - my MIL did all the sewing for me though, aren't I lucky! Thank you Nanay!|
|I love the Original Watercolor paintings by my favorite artist Gina Julian|
From here, the outdoors beckons, so let me show you some Summer Zhusing up in our patio!
Summer is our favorite season since we get to enjoy our little piece of heaven outdoors. We've had the gazebo since we moved here in 2010, and added the pergola last year. Our family loves the water, and since there is no beach nearby, our pool is our favorite substitute.
Let's start with our Summer Outdoor living room in the gazebo!
|All my furniture is from TARGET bought 7 years ago!|
|These fab pillows are from Plow & Hearth and bought them from Joss & Main. I ordered another set of pillows but they just haven't arrived yet.|
|Fabulous rug is from Carlton Varney Collection from FRONTGATE|
I kept with the GREENS and punches of black with the pillows and our plates!
|Plates are from Carlton Varney Collection as well.|
So now you know where we'll be spending most of our days this summer. Oh, and there's one last thing...
... we're finishing up our daughter's playground in the yard too, so the outdoors is really gonna be the place for all of us!
Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other homes joining this fabulous Summer tour on the links below in case you missed them!
- June 6
A Stroll Thru Life | Life on Virginia Street | Remodelando La Casa | Thrifty and Chic | Rain On A Tin Roof | Duke Manor Farms
- June 7
Life Love Larson | Haneens Haven | Claire Brody Designs | My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | The House of Silver Lining | Hymns & Verses
Hope you all have a wonderful Summer!
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