Today I’m taking part in of a week long summer tour event hosted by my friend Nina of Nina Hendrick Design.
Welcome to my Summer Home Tour 2017, French Vintage style…of course.
My boyfriend and I spent the whole weekend at a B&B to celebrate my birthday and we did a ton of vintage shopping. It was so much fun to get away from it all and just ride bikes together, eat ice cream and shop at vintage stores. There’s really nothing better. It’s a great way to kick off summer!
These summer tours are also a great way to kick off summer. At the end of this post be sure to visit my blogger friends to see their homes styled for summer.
I’m also sharing with you how to keep a simple centrepiece fresh in a basket.
I love simple flower arrangements and flowers are the best way to decorate for summer. I love how they are displayed in my dining room.
I recently found this basket at a vintage market. I knew it would look perfect with fresh hydrangeas but of course they need to be in water so I grabbed a bowl from my kitchen that was slightly smaller than the basket.
I filled the bowl with water and floral food and started arranging the flowers around the edge of the bowl then filled in the middle with more flowers.
It’s just that simple. Cut the length of the stems with pruning shears to fit the bowl.
Now you have a simple arrangement that will last. The green and white hydrangeas together are just so beautiful.
On the bookshelf, I added a single rose to a number of vessels for a light summery touch.
There’s just something so light and airy to a single rose in a vase.
I also have a set of these beautiful cards and matching envelopes (4 in total) that you can download and print from your home printer!!
The wooden vases don’t hold water so at the end of the day I pop those roses into the vases with water. I purchased them at PCB Home.
In the kitchen I added fresh peonies to a sap bucket. A French market bag/basket on display is the the perfect summer touch.
I freshened up the open shelving with green decor and succulents.
You can read more of my summer decorating tips here.
Some more fresh flowers and some light feminine pillows in the living room brightens the whole room up.
The patio is decorated quite simply and I recently gave it a makeover with painted patio stripes on this concrete slab.
I’ll be setting up a French outdoor tablescape next week that you won’t want to miss so be sure to pop back.
I also have a great tip for filling large outdoor planters!
I hope you enjoyed the tour today. Now be sure to see (below) how my friends decorated their homes for summery all this week.