Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer Fresh

Hello everyone!

With the sun beaming in the windows and the outside temps finally getting warm, I've been freshening up my home with a few pops of color against all my white.  I love how fresh the green looks against the white.  It has a garden fresh look, but the white keeps it crisp.

My mantel got a few green and white topiaries and a large white framed mirror borrowed from the dining room.  Some white flowers fill an old metal tub.  And a green monogrammed pillow makes a nice focal point on the sofa.


My kitchen got a boost of color from a towel donning colorful spoons.


And a small mirror, painted green, now hangs in the windows.




A fern graces the wall basket in the foyer along with some white hydrangeas on the chest.


I replaced the mirror, borrowed from the dining room, with a curvy one that received a fresh coat of white paint before being hung.


I love the look of white framed mirrors mixed with white slipcovers!

So, these are just a few summer changes I've made to my home.  

Do you change your home for the seasons too?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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33 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Morning Kelly.
I am a fool for crisp green and white. Such sweet changes you have done.
Happy New week.
Things are starting to calm down on my end. Looking forward to a few changes on my own..
Hugs, Gee

Deserae said...

Love all your pops of green!!! It looks so fresh an summery :o)
~Des

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your pops of green look so fresh Kelly! I don't usually change much out for the spring/summer. I do more changing in the fall and winter. I was just thinking I needed to bring the outside in more!

Cheri said...

I love your bits of green but I think you are still the bravest person I have read that uses so much white and it stays clean. I am too much of a chicken to use that much.

Stacey said...

Wow it all just looks amazing. You've reminded me that I have a couple of mirror frames that need to be painted. Love the mirror that you hung between the windows. That's such a neat look. :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice touches of green. Love the monogrammed pillow.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Kelly, I really wish I could move right into your home! It is always so beautiful! Love all the photos and the pops of green are so yummy! Your dish towel in the kitchen is super cute!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Oh, everything looks so pretty and I love your touches of color! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Andrea said...

Loving the green accents and that monogrammed pillow!!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Everything looks very crisp and clean. I have a wall basket and I've never been happy with the flowers I have in it. I never thought to put a fern in it. I'm definitely making that change right away. :) Love the towel with the spoons and the mirror hanging on the windows. You always have such good decorating ideas!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

So beautiful! I see several things that I have the same or similar! Love all your white :)

~ Lisa ~ said...

Please share the color of the paint on your dining room walls? Love it.

Lisa

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

So crisp looking! Love the look!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kelly,

Looks GREAT! So fresh and clean, loving it, ma'am!

Linda said...

Your home always looks refreshing and inviting!! I keep our bedroom white but I do decorate for the seasons in the other rooms. I have all my red/white and blue out now and will keep them until after the 4th of July. Then it's a clean sweep and that will last a month before I start the FALL decorating!! I NEVER ever TIRE of the fall decor! I AM going to start Christmas the week before Thanksgiving this year. I am SO happy to be HOME and decorating again!!
PS.....I am starting the bathroom painting this afternoon. Three cabinets, a shelf and the mirror and cupboard. Wish me luck! I'm going to act like I'm KELLY!!!

Olive said...

The wee green mirror is very pretty. That long basket of yours always gives me a smile every time I get a peek of it.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the touches of green, Kelly. Very fresh.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You are ready for summer, inside and out, Kelly. I'm so far behind this year, I don't think I'll ever catch up!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your touches of green. I really love the monogrammed pillow...I do a lot of those in my embroidery business. Pillows and towels are always a big seller with monograms on them.
hugs,
Cindy

Tammy Henderson said...

All of it is just beautiful... Love the pops of green!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- Everything looks just beautiful. It is fresh and sweet looking-ready for the heat of summer. You do a lovely job with your home- xo Diana

Michele Smith said...

Kelly,
I love your pops of green! It's one of my favorite colors and I'm finding myself being drawn to it more lately.

Scribbler said...

You know I am loving your apple green accents. There is nothing like that color to my eyes to brighten and freshen a space and make everything look now -- much like Spring itself.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I adore green and am trying to work more of it into my rooms. My back porch has green, white and navy which I just love. Your little spoon towel is darling!

Bliss said...

I had every intention of changing my home with the seasons, but for now I have to say I'm fortunate that my mantel doesn't have stockings hung on it.

Bliss

Cynthia said...

Love the splashes of green and the two mirrors are lovely.

Cynthia

Becca said...

I love that you added pops of green, Kelly! It looks fabulous paired with your shades of white. Your home looks gorgeous, as always!

Christine Vandormolen said...

I just love how you staged your photo shots Kelly.....beautiful!!! I want to go shopping with you

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, Your home is gorgeous as always! Love the monogrammed pillow.
Hugs,
Sherry

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Cute mirrors!! The green pops of colour here and there make it!!

Bonnie said...

I am loving the freshness of green with your white. Your home is so lovely. I just love it. I am ready to whiten up my family room and kitchen. You are so inspiring.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the pops of green Kelly!!...Looks so pretty with your white decor!...and really love the monogramed pillow...love all things monogramed!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

They are pretty changes, Kelly! With your white slips and all the neutrals the green is a lovely and fresh pop of colour.