Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour

It’s home tour day! I especially love this particular tour because ever since we moved into this house, simplicity has pretty much been my mantra. The longer I decorate, the more I find myself pulled toward clean, simple, uncluttered spaces that give a fresh vibe without feeling overdone… like our kitchen, for example!

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One of my favorite ways to keep our seasonal decor “easy” is to use trays on our frequently used surfaces. They help to maintain order and ground the space by corralling decorative items in one spot, and they’re also easy to pick up and move out of the way if need be.

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I found this beautiful round tray at Home Goods and I just love the texture it brings into the space. (And how well it pairs with the aqua jars!)

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My very simplest trick for bringing a little more summer into any space? Flowers, of course! Donnie actually picked out these pink beauties at Whole Foods for me, and I am a bit obsessed! They are called “Sweet William,” and I wouldn’t object if we had some in every room of the house. 😉

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The little box by the Keurig was another Home Goods find, and it ended up being the perfect size to hold our k-cups. I love that it makes them easily accessible and hides them enough to look pretty at the same time!

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Right off the kitchen is our dining room. It has become one of my favorite rooms to decorate in this house, mostly because the boys are rarely in there, so it stays pretty the longest! 🙂 It is also right next to the front door, so it makes me smile every time I walk into the house.

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I’ve found myself pulling out a ton of blue to decorate with this season, and the dining room certainly has its fair share…

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Home- summer home tour, white kitchen, home decor, seasonal decorating, blue decor, navy blue, hutch decor, Ryan Homes Palermo

This tiered tray is such an easy way to add seasonal decor to any room– I’ve already used it in several spaces in my home! I can quickly change out the decor pieces and get a totally different look in just a few minutes.

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My most favorite thing in the dining room, though, is my grandmother’s hutch. I painted it white a few years ago, and it makes the perfect backdrop for some pretty decorative items each season.

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Home- summer home tour, white kitchen, home decor, seasonal decorating, blue decor, navy blue, hutch decor, Ryan Homes Palermo

I love the combo of blue + green, and all of the white really makes the colors pop nicely!

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Home- summer home tour, white kitchen, home decor, seasonal decorating, blue decor, navy blue, hutch decor, Ryan Homes Palermo
Home- summer home tour, white kitchen, home decor, seasonal decorating, blue decor, navy blue, hutch decor, Ryan Homes Palermo
Home- summer home tour, white kitchen, home decor, seasonal decorating, blue decor, navy blue, hutch decor, Ryan Homes Palermo

Looking for more summer decorating inspiration? These posts may help:

2018 Summer Home Tour

Summer Deck Decorating Ideas

Summer Front Porch Decor

Sunroom Summer Decor

Thank you so much for taking the tour! I hope you’re enjoying your week!

Abby Lawson, Just a Girl and Her Blog

31 Comments

  1. What a beautiful tour Abby! I love the touches of summer you added to your spaces. A simple and welcoming feeling. Take care! Melinda

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, you’re too sweet. Thank you, Melinda! Have a great day! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Cassie Bustamante says:

    i love all of your blues, abby! the tiered tray with succulents and the blue and white hutch styling are my favorite parts!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Cassie! I am loving the navy addition to the hutch this season, too! Have a wonderful day! <3

      ~Abby =)

      1. bernabe pineda says:

        How to organise my cabinets .

  3. JenWoodhouse.com says:

    Love all the aqua, Abby, but I especially love how that darker blue just pops against the greenery! You have such a beautiful home – and I’m in love with your stools!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, sweet friend! I’m loving the addition of navy this summer! Hope you’re having a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. Abby! Me obsessed with NAVY=Me in LOVE with your dining room! Can you provide sources for your dining room? Specifically, the navy anchor, rope accessory, framed print, tall bottle, table runner, ok, everything! LOL

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! Thanks, Tiffany! The navy anchor and tall bottle are from Hobby Lobby. Rope accessory was Target from a few years ago I believe. The framed “print” is actually a swatch of a fabric I bought at JoAnn Fabrics a few years ago. The navy bowl and serving plate are also Target from a few years ago. And the table runner is recent from HomeGoods. I hope this helps! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Carrie Myers says:

    Beautiful ? Love The tray idea..Wish Home HomeGoods was closer to me.. Guess a ? road Trip is in order

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I loooove Home Goods… Definitely worth the trip! 🙂 Thanks so much, Carrie! Happy Friday!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Ashley Wilson says:

    It seems like you just moved in! I can’t believe you have your home looking so pretty and finished! I love the wicker tray on the island. You have a great way of sharing simple tips that really make a difference.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Ashley! We still have so much to do but it’s getting there! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Jaime Costiglio says:

    Abby that dining room hutch has me drooling! Love the contrast of the white and dark blue, so pretty.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks Jaime! I’m loving the addition of navy this season… a little something different for me! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Gorgeous rooms! I especially love the 2 prints on the wall in your dining room. I can hear Kristyn Getty singing it now- one of my favorites!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      One of my favs too! 🙂 Thanks so much, Gail! Happy Friday!

      ~Abby =)

  9. April N Hoff says:

    Abby, your house is looking SO pretty! I’m drooling over those pendants in the kitchen! All the blues are gorgeous!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, sweet friend! Have a wonderful Saturday! <3

      ~Abby =)

  10. Beautiful, Abby! I love your hutch – the baskets above are so summery, and the mix of dark blue is a fun change!! Your kitchen is looking stunning, as well. I bet you are loving the days in your beautiful, new home. Have a fantastic weekend, friend!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thank you friend! I am loving the addition of navy this season… something different! 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  11. Diego Lopes says:

    I love this simplicity. I think everything looks more beautiful and it’s clutter-free and neutral. Love these pics!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much! Have a wonderful day!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    Hi Abby! I just adore your grandmother’s hutch. It looks so pretty with the blues! I also like your philosophy of using trays to group things. I’m gonna have to try that – thanks for the tip!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Jennifer! Definitely one of my favorite pieces in our home. Have a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  13. Gorgeous Abby! Love all your blues! You can just feel summer in your decor.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Laura! Have a wonderful week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  14. Dionisio G. Enriquez says:

    everything looks so neat and wonderfully organized. I got inspired and thinking to start reorganize our kitchen.
    Yours is such an inspiration. Thank you.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you!

      ~Abby =)

  15. Niesha Buchanan says:

    Simply beautiful! Where did you get the kitchen stools? Love you decorating style!!!

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