{Inspiration} Summer Style

White Kitchen with Copper Barstools - Summer Cottage in SwedenLonny

Blue and White Living Room - Nautical LightingLonny

Modern Nautical Style Bench - Light and Airy Summer Style
Style At Home

Light and Airy Summer Decorating

Summer Bedroom  - White Paneled WallsLonny

I thought you might want to ease into the week with some lovely summer inspiration rooms! It’s been ridiculously HOT here so I need a little distraction from sweating, so naturally, I was on Pinterest.

If you are used to experiencing 100 degree heat you might think I’m wimpy, but to me a week or more with temperatures in the 90s is like we are baking in an oven. I don’t normally sweat here in the NW (unless I intend to, and even then I don’t like it). Next week I’ll be in Georgia (Haven, anyone?) and then North Carolina and I have a feeling I’ll be dying of heat stroke there too, except hopefully there will be some air conditioning somewhere to resuscitate me. COME ON, FALL!

So, you know what I like about these rooms?

They are simple, but still interesting.

You don’t have to use a lot of things in a room to make a statement, but you do have to use the right combination of things if you are going with the less is more look. Less can be more, unless a room still feels boring. Why live in a boring room? I wouldn’t want to live in a boring room. I love to look at pretty things!

You don’t have to use a lot of color or accessories to make a room come alive (although color and accessories can help tell an interesting story!), but what you do choose to use in the room should please your eye and create a pretty composition so you’ll love being at home!

Happy Monday, friends! (PS. are any of you going to Haven?)

Master Bathroom: A Simple Refresh {update}

The Inspired Room Simple Bathroom Paint Refresh - Before and After

This post is in partnership with Homewerks. A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was ready to paint my master bathroom. We've lived in this house for six and a half years and hadn't painted our walls in the bathroom at all. They were still the same … ** Read more **

{Small Spaces} My Upstairs Hallway Bookshelf

The Inspired Room Blog - Hallway Bookshelf

Earlier this year I started looking for a small cabinet or bookcase for the top of our staircase in our hall. You can see this little spot all the way from downstairs in the entry, so it always felt like it needed something more interesting than just … ** Read more **

6 Steps to Transform Your Garage This Summer

6 Steps to Transform Your Garage This Summer - The Inspired Room

Let’s face it; garages can easily become dumping grounds for everything except the car. I'm over at The Decluttered Home today sharing six steps to transform your garage this summer! Come on over! … ** Read more **

Outdoor String Lights {Gather}

Target Patio Makeover by Emily Henderson

Style by Emily Henderson I love string lights year round, but outdoor string lights at dusk in the summer just makes me especially happy! They add such a pretty festive glow to a backyard or patio on a late summer evening, don't you think? Many … ** Read more **

Delegating {Meal Planning & Shopping}

The Inspired Room Dining Room

This post prepared in partnership with Blue Apron I think delegation is the number one secret I've found for time management. If you want to stay sane as a mom or anyone who has a lot of responsibilities and things to juggle, you have to focus on … ** Read more **