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Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Home tour


Welcome to my Summer Home tour! I am so thankful and honored to participate in one of the biggest Summer Blogging event! Thank you Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for this chance to join and share our home! And if your coming from Monica Wants It  I am sure you've seen the amazing Summer home tours of the other bloggers participating in this tour!

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!
 I just changed up our pillows and rug this year and I love it! I used to have yellows outdoors too, but this year I opted for GREENS.

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
And for our Outdoor Dining area...


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!


Hope you all have a wonderful Summer!


VEL

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40 comments:

  1. I have serious pool envy! And I adore your beautiful living room

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  2. Love all the blue and yellows! Such a beautiful home and I'm in love, love, love with your outdoor space! Stunning! :) Linda

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  3. Oh Vel what a fabulous tour! I adore your collection of blue and white porcelain and that Pagoda shaped birdcage is fabulous. Wish I had a pool so I could have a swan float.

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  4. vel, that last pic is total sweetness. i love your pops of yellow sprinkled throughout your home. your outdoor living areas are just gorgeous and I am sure get lots of use. enjoy your summer

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  5. I love your home, those windows are so pretty and I love how they open the house up to the outside. Yellow looks wonderful in your home and of course, that pool and patio. I would be living there for sure. Thanks so much for joining the 2016 Summer Home Tours.

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  6. Vel, your blue and white chinoiserie collection shines in your dining room, paired up with yellow it's such a striking combination, love it! Your family room it's been always a favorite, but during summer, your outdoor spaces are without a doubt the place to be. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Beautiful tour, Vel. What a nice pool and outdoor area to enjoy!

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  8. Wow, Vel!!! You make me want to ditch everythhing and break out the yellow, it's SO cheerful and summery! You did such a fabulous job taking it from chic inside to casual and fun outside! Have a wonderful summer with your cute family! :)

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  9. Wow is the word dear Vel! Your house looks gorgeous, gorgeous and you did an amzing job decorating each space, plus I can see your blue and white lovelies are growing every time I see your posts. Every piece is so pretty, I love Oriental pieces.
    Have a super weekend swimming with little Sophie.
    FABBY

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  10. Love your blues and yellows and that back yard!! I would never leave the pool!! It's nice to meet you via the tour :)
    XO
    Debbie

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  11. Vel, your home looks absolutely amazing!! ;)

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  12. Vel...you know how much I love your home and how you have changed it up many times in the time I've known you. This is an extra special treat, seeing the way your summer colors and lightened up decor just pops with the light coming through those windows!

    Where on earth do you find the time???? Your outdoor area is awesome. Your family must absolutely love all that fun. Considering we are not in the warmest of climates, do you find it hard to maintain this area? And finally---when can I come for a visit? :)))

    Oh yes....the loveliest picture EVER of you and your mini-me, Sophia!

    Jane x

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  13. Hi Vel! Blue and yellow - love that classic combo. You've got a beautiful home for summer inside and out! And little Sophia is going to love her play area - lots of memory making there! Jane

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  14. Congratulations for being part of this event. Amazing photos!

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  15. You have SUCH a lovely home - so cheerful yet elegant! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your weekend, Vel! xoxo

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  16. Looking so fresh and fabulous! I love the classic blue and white with the pop of sunshine!! Beautiful tour, Vel. Have a wonderful summer. Hugs to you all and especially Sofia :)

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  17. Vel your home is just lovely. Love all your blue and white chinoiserie from one chinoiserie lover to another!! I would kill and so would my kids for that outdoor space. It is just lovely. So glad to be on the tour with you :)

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  18. Beautiful home and gardens, Vel! Love all your choices, so bright and cheerful. You make your home a haven! When home is this nice, vacations away are really not even necessary. I really like the pergola's drape. My sister in law has one of those, and it makes it especially nice when the sun is full on. Enjoy your summer!

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  19. Vel!!! I want to move in! How beautiful! I loved your main dining room with all that amazing blue and white...with YELLOW! So happy. I loved the draper james place mats. And your gazebo is so perfect!! I love all the attention to detail and of course the swan in the pool is a MUST. ENJOY!!

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  20. WoW! Amazing combination of blue and yellow- I love it! Beaty pictures and your swimming pool - WOOOOOW:-))) Lucky U!

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  21. The dining room looks gorgeous--love all the blue and yellow! Your outdoor space is amazing, Vel--it must be non-stop fun at your house in the summer. Enjoyed the tour!

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  22. Love your jome, indoor and out, Vel. I like your choices of colors too...Christine

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  23. Vel, your home is always so lovely and beautiful! I love the bright yellow with the blue and white@

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  24. Hello Vel, I love your gorgeous house and the pretty table setting. Your backyard space and pool is amazing! I know you will all have a fun summer! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J! :)
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  25. You have a lovely home Vel. So jealous of that outdoor area and pool. And, oohing and aahing over all your gorgeous blue and white pottery.

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  26. Wow. It all looks fabulous. Thanking you for showing your work. Summer here you come!

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  27. Everything looks beautiful, Vel and perfect for the summer months! Love all of your windows in your living room and the pool and cabana...perfection!

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  28. Vel, I'm swooning over all of that gorgeous blue and white! And your backyard living space is amazing!!

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  29. Vel, I love all of the touches of yellow throughout your decor. Your yard is so beautiful. You have an amazing home!!

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  30. Just gorgeous, Vel! Love how you used the blue and white with the pop of yellow.

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  31. Vel, the inside is gorgeous, then the outside is just breathtaking! I am sure you don't leave there all summer! What a great space you have:-)

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  32. Wow Vel- all of this is AMAZING!!! I've never really seen your outdoor space before and I am in love-SO INVITING!! That last pic is so adorable!

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  33. Vel, your home looks so beautiful. Love everything you have done! Take care, Maria

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  34. Wow...everything looks so pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Recipes and Crafts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  35. Your house always looks so pretty Vel! I love the blue & white collection, and also the green & white cane patterned plates!!!! Love love love. Enjoy it all this summer my friend!

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  36. Just lovely! Your blue & white collection is gorgeous and the outdoor space looks so fun!

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  37. Vel, thank you for sharing your beautiful home tour at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We love having you! Pinning.

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  38. Everything looks fabulous, inside and out! So many lovely details and inspirations. The outdoor area is so much fun and I love the picture of you and your little one! :)

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  39. Your home is gorgeous, we'll be featuring it as a favorite pick at the Pretty Project Party! I love your colors and am envious of those Draper James placemats, LOVE them :) Thanks for sharing!
    Amy

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  40. Your home is beautiful, Vel! I'd love for you to link up at our Best of the Weekend party Fridays at 8pm! I would be happy just to live in your gazebo! Love your taste!

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