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Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

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So I know I am a little late in the game, but I wanted to share a mini-summer home tour with you guys today. Better late than never, right?

shibori pillows grey couch

As you all know, I love coastal, contemporary decor. Consequently, summer is typically my favorite decor season.

shibori pillows-2


To my dismay, I recently had to replace my beloved white Ikea Ektorp slipcover with a darker and more stain resistant Nordvalla gray. While I preferred the white, my boys destroyed the white to the point of no return.

No matter how much bleach and oxy-clean I used,  I couldn’t get some of the stains out.

shibori pilllows on grey ikea couch


shibori pillows grey ikea couch

To pep myself up for the transition, I splurged and bought some shibori pillow covers from Society 6. Indigo makes me happy and the tie-dye patterns delight my inner hippie.

indigo and grey living room


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coastal modern living room

turqoise blown glass


contemporary coastal decor

Luckily, I was able to keep the white covers on my Ektorp chairs as they have remained in great shape. To provide a more light and airy vibe, I decided to exchange the silver silk drapes for my hacked Ikea curtains which you can read about here .

coastal modern turquoise indigo

indigo decor

In my world,  summer and frozen beverages go hand in hand. Of course my favorite is margaritas and I have a low-cal version I will be sharing with you in the upcoming weeks.

summer home tour


modern coastal dining room

Trying to get shots of my house void of toys, crumbs on the floor or children is nearly impossible as you can see.

rattan dining chairs modern and coastal

And for those of you who didn’t read my previous post, I replaced my upholstered chairs with a rattan variety which I found on Craigslist. Not only do they allow for a more earthy, coastal feel….they are child friendly!!!

modern coastal dining room

coastal modern dining room

I can never get enough turquoise, blown glass in my home. I love how soothing the colors are when the sunlight gleams through.

blown glass in turquoise dining room

rustic modern vignette

Yes, my husband and I enjoy the sauce. It is the only way to survive parenthood with a sense of humor.


transitional kitchen grey and turqoise

turqoise accents white kitchen

modern coastal kitchen

dark gray mud room painted in sherwin williams gray matters

dark gray office

Hope you enjoyed a little peak inside my home. Enjoy your summer and get out there and design some good vibes!

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Mary-The Boondocks Blog

Thursday 14th of July 2016

Erika the inner hippie in me approves. You have no idea how many slip covers I went through. Yours is pretty and neutral enough that it looks good in the room and even coordinates with the curtains. All those blues are a breath of fresh air in your home. My favorite photo... the one of your boy racing through the dining room!

Designing Vibes

Friday 15th of July 2016

Thank you so much Mary! Yes, all of the pops of blue make me happy. :) Hope you are having a great summer.


Thursday 14th of July 2016

So, so pretty Erica! I love the gray sofa :)

Designing Vibes

Thursday 14th of July 2016

Thank you so much Emily! I hope you are doing well. :)

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