Decorating the Fireplace for Summer

We have been living in this house for three years.  It’s a charming house (too small of us) with some cute details: wide plank floors, original windows (it’s cold in the winter),  checkered floors in the mudroom, a swing door that connects the kitchen and study.  I like this house most during the summer.   It takes time to make a house a home.   I spent a little time updating the fireplace area, which was in need of a spruce up for summer.

I unpacked some moving boxes and found a few fern frames I used in our previous house.  Don’t you just love shopping your home?  Summer is all about the beach.   Sea shells, new and old, were placed in a French porcelain basket.   A natural fern was added to the inside of the brick fireplace.  It was a great deal at $10 at Home Depot.  (Look #1)

A chair and a leopard print pillow complete the space.   Of course, once I started moving things around, I kept going.   Here’s  look #2.  The birds are a gift from a dear friend.  I love my Bunny Williams Home pillow.  The cane chair I bought at auction.  The rug is from One Kings Lane.  Eventually, I would like replace the mirror and the lighting in this room.

The boys bedroom also has a fireplace and needed some TLC.  Now that they are college boys, I kept it simple, and a little more age appropriate.

It’s a non-working fireplace.  The tortoise shell is from Nate Berkus’ Target Collection.   Tortoise shells remind me of my childhood.  Lastly, the dining room fireplace could use a little change for summer.  I  have a few more boxes to open.  Maybe I’ll find more forgotten treasures to decorate the dining room fireplace for Summer.

Thanks for stopping by.

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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