Thursday

Summer Home Tour - 2017

Backyard decor with coastal touches.

Good morning!

I'm so glad to join my friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for the 2017 Summer Home Tours. It's always so exciting to share with you all the changes I give my home for the new season, and Summer is no exception.

If you're coming from Eleven Magnolia Lane, welcome! Isn't Christy's new "Mint Chocolate Chip" house the cutest? I love it!

If you're one of my regular readers you probably know I'm
on vacation right now. Yes, I'm in my home country, Colombia, with my son in a month long, and so overdue vacation! I'm having a really good time visiting lots of places and most importantly spending quality time with my family.

For this Summer Home tour, I decided to dress my newest favorite spot in my house, my backyard deck, in it's best coastal decor.

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This was one of my latest projects, the before of this space was a total junk yard. The Home Depot challenged me to transform my patio and well, this is what I came up with. You can see the before and after right HERE.

summer decor with blue and coral, pillow cases, agave outdoor rug
Patio Set with Firepit  |  Rug  |  Turtle Pillow 
After completing the makeover during early Spring, this has been our hang out spot. My son has become an expert turning on the fire-pit. During the day it looks like a regular round coffee table, but once the night sets in, it's the S'mores spot.


Before heading out on vacation I hosted a mini goodbye party,  giving the entire space a Summery coastal feel.

Pillowcase  |  Patio Set
The coral and blue palette blended nicely with all the greenery around it.


The serving cart was moved closer to the grill, outside the deck, and instead I tucked this small dining set right there, in the corner.

Melamine Blue/Green Sea Life Dinnerware set  |  Tablecloth  |  Votives
The little table was set in its best coastal attire... A fishnet tablecloth, those pretty dishes and my DIY votive centerpiece.

Votive centerpiece  |  Blue crab pillowcase  |  Tablecloth

The table and chairs set was a trash to treasure transformation that I'll probably share later on with you. Right now, I can't keep my eyes off that blue crab pillow. Love it!


I've been loving having a rug out here, it feels cozy and the entire space looks like a room inside your house.


Bicycle pillow cover  |  Basket  |  Squirrel (similar)
Same thing happens with the pillows, it's so easy to change the look of a space by simply switching the pillows. Out here, they even serve as sitting cushions.

Step stool |  potting benches  |  
I decided to use the potting benches as serving benches. The paint has held very well. Removing the terracotta planters and giving the shelves a light cleaning was all I needed to have a clean canvas to decorate for Summer.


Melamine Blue/Green Sea Life Dinnerware set  |  Starfish  |  White Serving Platter
The shelves held decor and serving pieces...

Glass Storage Jar  |  Sea Shells  |  
And lots of sea shells! :)

Patio Umbrella  |  Planter  |  String lights
Well, once I come back from my trip I'm going to be out here enjoying this space some more!

Now it's time for you to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality Blog a blogger friend I so admire. She has infused her home with lots of southern hospitality charm you don't want to miss!


2017 Summer Home Tour

Monday – June 12

Tuesday – June 13

Wednesday – June 14

Thursday – June 15

Fri – June 16






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15 comments :

  1. Your backyard is so lovely. The coastal colors are the perfect summery touch! I'm amazed at that floating deck every time I see it. Wishing you all the best and rest in your beautiful home country. Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    1. Thanks Susie! coastal decor is one of my favorites and every summer I try to add a little bit of it.
      I'm having a really good time, lots of traveling. I think I'm leaving the resting part for when I get back home. Hopefully. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. You just amaze me every time! I don't know how you decorated and prepared for a month long trip ?! Love your outdoor space dear, so relaxing and pretty! The plastic. Bench/ server is genius! As always, so honored to share this home tour with you dear , cheers! Enjoy Colombia! One of my close neighbors are Colombian and are there too for a month and tomorrow, I'm attending he wedding of two my closest Colombian friends!

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    1. Oh, I was doing double duties for a full month, but now I know it was all worth it! ;) I'm now enjoying all the home tours whenever I have the time and good wi-fi! :D Enjoy the wedding!

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  3. Oh my word, your patio is amazing. Love how you have decorated it and I especially love that rug, it is perfect. How fun to have such a great place to relax this summer. Hope you are enjoying your trip home too. Thanks so much for joining the tours, your home is always special.

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  4. Wow, what an amazing transformation! I love that your table turns into a fire pit by night! The colors you chose are gorgeous! I love lots of color in my outdoor spaces! Have a wonderful time in your home country! Thank you so much for the tour!

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    1. Thanks Sandy! I think the table/fire-pit is one of the things I like the most about that patio set. Setting fires in it it's really easy, and it has kept us away from electronics enjoying good family time. ;)

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  5. What a beautiful summer deck to hang out on!

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  6. What a fresh and fun summertime space! I adore the crab and turtle. Such a lovely and cooling color palette for hot days.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, my favorite detail is the table that turns into a fire pit, such a clever idea!

    xoxo, SS

    www.SouthernAndStyle.com

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  8. It looks wonderful--I'd love to take a book and a glass of iced tea out there to relax! Speaking of relaxing, have a wonderful time in Colombia!

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  9. how fun is your coastal get away in the backyard. you always do such a great job styling and decorating your home ...in and out. hope you are enjoying your time away. happy summer

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  10. The transformation of your patio was amazing. I would want to hang out there all the time too! So bright and summery. Outdoor spaces can be so hard to tackle- well done. Enjoy your long vacay!

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  11. I know you are having a great time on your vacation but how wonderful to come home to this!

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  12. Your patio looks beautiful Cristina! So fresh and fun with all the coastal touches you added. Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

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